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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be

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Look at the clock- we are early! Before anybody starts to complain.

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With me are the executive director of the Huffington Post,

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James Martin, and the political correspondent for the

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I have to tell them when we get it right because they tell us when we

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get it wrong! The i's top story is more fall out

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from the Panama Papers summed by its headline,

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"PM Faces Inquiry Over Shares The Guardian carries the same story

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with the headline, Cameron's trust problem.

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The Independent says UK officials were routinely ignored as they tried

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The Daily Telegraph, in an exclusive, says

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the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has discovered

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he is the illegitimate son of Sir Winston Churchill's last

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private secretary after taking a DNA test.

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The Daily Mail claims that patients are paying up to 41 pence a minute

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to book GP appointments despite an NHS ban on premium phone

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The Times reports British weapons are secretly being sold

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The Express says 160,000 people have signed a petition in protest

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And the Mirror claims three members of England's 1966 World Cup winning

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As oppose you would expect on the Friday of the Panama Papers week,

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that is what we will be looking at. No skip tonight. The i says the

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Prime Minister faces enquirer in shares over offshore trust -- no

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surprises tonight. But a lot of papers have chosen not to lead with

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this tonight. What is that all about? We wondered whether there was

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Panama that geek and we had to actually scratch around a bit,

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didn't we, Rowena, to find it -- Panama fatigue. Certainly not the

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same prominence as the rest of the front pages and I wonder whether

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David Cameron's team number ten ands are doing any fist pump and thinking

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they have written this one out. From a journalistic point of view,

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Rowena, mode of work that has gone into this -- read in this one out.

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Digging around for months to find these revelations. Going it off the

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boil might be handy but from a journalistic point of view, quite

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depressing? It has been an extraordinary week of coverage from

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The Guardian and Hundred other organisations around the world that

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broke the story. It is a brief period of respite today for number

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ten because only the i and Guardian have led on it but I just do not

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think it is the end of the story by any means. Cameron will have to

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release his tax returns in the next couple of days. Downing Street has

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said as much. It will go back six years so they will probably have

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some interesting nuggets and there are still a lot of outstanding

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questions. What has changed. In 2012 David Cameron said he would come out

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and publish his tax return? There is this massive issue of confidential

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to the Hogan Nobuyuki he can just publish it and how will that happen?

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Will be leaked into the Sunday papers? -- confidentiality so how is

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it he can just. After saying there are all these confidentiality issues

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over releasing a tax return, now he can do it? I agree. I think at the

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time number ten were saying they were happy to publish, to think

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about doing it, if other senior politicians were doing it as well,

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and in fact the actual story about David Cameron's father, Ian Cameron,

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and his offshore investment fund, was written by the -- about by their

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Guardian in 2012 but Downing St shot that down by saying it was a private

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matter. The reason the story is gaining traction now is because of

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the global element to it. Other newspapers, other media

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organisations, everyone has been chasing it all week and the pressure

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on Cameron has just got too much. Publishing the tax returns is a way

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of trying to draw a line under it. The other point the i makes here is

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that the Prime Minister's personal approval ratings have fallen below

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Jeremy and's for the first time. How have they managed it this week?

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There is no suggestion there was any tax dodge going on, that this dollar

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denominated shares trading fund that his father held in Panama, it was

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not due to pay any tax in Panama because it is a non-tax jurisdiction

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and any tax due to be paid was paid by David Cameron back when he sold

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those shares... There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing, it is

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just about how it appears to the public? It is a really good point

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because potentially if number ten had handled this better we would not

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be speaking about it today anyway. It would not have lasted for the

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full five days but after four days of statements, or five days of four

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statements, I should say, then the fifth one, it looked like he was

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just calling these down and they were getting hit back over his head

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for six, and then he had four in the end that were not going to do the

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job for the lobby, where they -- bowling was just -- Cameron was just

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bowling them down. To quote him, he it said Mrs Cameron and the children

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will not benefit in future. That obviously opened the door, didn't

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it? Have they benefited in the past. How they thought they would get that

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past journalss without them thinking, hang on, that excludes

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everything before, you know, Cameron became prime. All of those

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statements, as they were sort of drip fed to us, they were all true?

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That is true and to an extent this has become a story about a public

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relations mess, but in a way I think Downing Street will be quite pleased

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about that, the fire and fury has turned on to the way they have

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handled it, and that distracts from the kind of underlying questions

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that there are around, you know, we are not saying anything illegal has

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been done by any means but morally David Cameron took that decision to

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invest in an offshore fund that was not paying tax in Britain. That is

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the root of the story. But when you sell them you pay tax where you are

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resident? Yes, but it is a choice you make. What do you do with your

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money? Let's look at the Guardian. Even if there is no wrongdoing,

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Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell are now saying there is a trust issue

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and that is his problem. The statement to Parliament, new queries

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posed about offshore fund, Prime Minister accused of half-truths and

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misleading the public. It took five weeks and five -- sorry, five days,

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and as you say it would have been much simpler to just say, yes, and

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let's move on. Jeremy Corbyn seems to have taken the position that

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Number Ten are doing a great job messing it up by themselves. I am

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not going to say much at all, he is thinking. After the revelations last

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night, how long it took, for him to say he did actually hold a stake in

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this country, it took 12 hours for Jeremy Corbyn to come out and say

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anything at all. When he first came out this morning, he was very gruff,

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he pushed away journals's and who was simply trying to ask him a

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question you would have thought he would have been keen to answer given

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it was his chance to really stick the boot in the David Cameron. It

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eggs the question, who has had a good Panama crisis? -- it begs the

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question. Wonder whether Jeremy Corbyn, by not saying much at all,

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has put in southern stronger position than? The polls today were

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very bad for David Cameron and good for Jeremy Corbyn comparatively and

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it is a question of liking that person, rather than, you know, the

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question of confidence and leadership. I would be interested to

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see what the metrics are on, you know, whether it has damaged the

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view of David Cameron as a competent authority figure. That is true. It

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is not just about whether you like that person but about whether you

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trust them, and after five days of weasel words statements, it cannot

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have helped that. People who already may have had doing an issue with

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David Cameron and his supported tough background, anything he sees

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now is going to be seen as a cover-up exercise, isn't it? And it

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plays into the images to image the Conservatives have desperately been

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trying to shed for so long about being privileged -- please enter the

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image. And while Cameron is trying to lead the Remain campaign as we

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head towards the EU referendum, trying to fend off the Brexiteers as

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they are known. 160,000 people rejecting the pro-EU leaflet. Raises

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the question of whether anyone actually reads leaflets anywhere to

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back any mayor, Ken of a retro way of doing things. They must work.

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Political parties spend a huge of money on them so they must be

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something of study into them being incredibly effective but I imagine

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they will be lining a few recycling bins over the next week or so. I

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have just moved house and my recycling is a nightmare. I do not

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know which one to put this one end! And whether I will find it anyway,

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with the amount of leaflets through my door. Rowena, you were saying 34p

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for a leaflet? I think that is right. It still causes a huge amount

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of outrage and upset amongst the Brexit campaigners who are calling

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it a propaganda blitz by the Government and the Richard not be

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spending taxpayers' money, with different views on this issue, to

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put one side of the cross -- and that they should not be spending. In

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the Express story, 160,000 people have rejected the pro-EU leaflet.

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They are sending a 27 million. In total, so 160,000 people rejecting

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them, you know, it is not exactly a huge sum. Do we even know who this

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petition is by? Is it supposed to spark a debate in Parliament if it

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reaches over hundred thousand, on the parliamentary website? Samak I

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think so. There are calls for a fast track debate about it given the

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urgency of these leaflets going output is in -- yes, I think so. It

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is all part of the pressure building amongst the campaigns that want to

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leave the EU to try to get Cameron... The money is already

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spent now. Yes, nothing you can do. There is a campaign, isn't there, to

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get people to send them back to number ten, so one wonders whether

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the primer Minister's recycling bin will be extra full. Just a pause for

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a second, Duncan is asking why I am not wearing glasses tonight because

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I am the odd one out. Specs appeal! I could be. I am about the same size

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will do not see very well so I have my contact lenses in. Let's look at

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the Daily Mail. How GPs are cashing in on patient one calls. What are

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they doing? Interesting story. It is about whether GP practices are

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exploding a loophole in the law which lets people, if they want, pay

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a little extra and have their appointment fast tracked. If you do

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not want to pay, you can stay on hold for as long apparently as it

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takes for you to book that appointment, but if you want to get

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fast tracked, you can call one of these premium rate phone lines. If

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you spend ten minutes waiting or speaking to somebody on this premium

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rate phone line, this 0844 number, ten minutes would cost you around ?4

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and if it is a fast-track service one wonders whether a call would

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take ten minutes to begin with. You know, there is a bigger issue here,

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isn't there? Most GP practices are out of date in terms of

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appointments. You cannot just in most practices book something

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online, for a double. You cannot tweak your GP practice and say, do

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you have 1:30pm available? -- Tweet. But people still have that option

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perhaps being able to stay on hold. Or get the money? It seems

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outrageous to me. I think every body should have access to their GP

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within minutes and just collar number and get to the reception --

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who gets the money? And all these services are under a huge amount of

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financial pressure and this is a sign of it. Even if you can get

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through, they don't necessarily have an appointment for you for three

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weeks. That is potentially the bigger issue and not to bring it

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back to that leaflet, but the point was made on question Time, wasn't

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it, last night, that perhaps that ?9 million could have been better spent

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helping junior doctors, for example. I just think it create a two tier

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system where some people, and the other point is that some people

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might not even notice. You are feeling really unwell, you have a

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screaming child in the background with something or other and you call

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the first number on the website. Given the choice between streamline,

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fast tracking and not, most people will fast-track, even if they cannot

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quite hear the fine print being told to them in the background. The

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capital Times. British guns sold secretly to terrorists on Facebook.

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-- let's look at the Times. Rather an open way of doing it? I have not

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liked on my Facebook account anything to do with firearms in

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Libya, thankfully, but I think this fascinating for a number of reasons.

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Some of the guns for cell here, ex-World War II guns, they could

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have been left behind by British soldiers, after World War II. These

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are not exactly the sort of firearms you will necessarily start a war

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with. But if they still work they are still deadly? Absolutely and

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there is a serious price on these. Submachineguns at about ?500, that

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is serious money. But these handguns, that apparently date back

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to the Second World War, they were also discovered. There is not a

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price in pounds but something like 20 Libyan dinar. One wonders whether

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this is just a sign of The Times. For a lot of people Facebook is the

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Internet. Terrorists indicated on Facebook, should we be surprised

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people are selling firearms and Abbey National? It's the wider

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problem with dangerous weapons sold on Internet -- people are selling

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firearms there. Knives available on Amazon and that kind of thing, those

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questions? Forget about the laws on the UK being able to do anything.

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There is no my chance. If we cannot get our legal system to keep up with

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this pack... I think the Libyans have more on the plate than how to

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regulate this book. Think you are right. Should we move on. -- keep up

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with Facebook. This exclusive. My secret father, next to Justin Welby,

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the Archbishop of Canterbury. DNA tests reveals the Archbishop of

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Canterbury's astonishing past. His father, Rowena, was not the man he

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believed it was until very recently to be his father. It is not often

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there is a line on a story saying it is astonishing, with a story that

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really is astonishing. When we saw this weekend of scoffed, didn't we?

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Then when we read it with it it was really interesting. It is amazing.

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Charles Moore, best known as the biographer of irony stature, and he

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has been slipping away and found some evidence that he thought --

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best known as the biographer of Baroness Thatcher. He found that he

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served Downing Street during his retirement, so what the Telegraph

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did is go to Justin Welby and asking questions about his parentage and

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his responses were amazing. He said, let's clear this up, and he took a

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paternity test. Something from this that is truly incredible. You would

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expect somebody who just found out their father, and you know he still

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refers to his father as his father, that they might not exactly be

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terribly impressed by the whole thing but some of these quotes are

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amazing. He said, I was not in any way upset. I remain not upset. How

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could you not be upset? He is not your traditional Archbishop, you

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know, 11 years working in the oil industry, he comes from a different

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background, you know. He has had other things in his life that have

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cost him distress. For a double, he lost one of his children in 1983,

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for example. Perhaps this is not the biggest crisis Justin Welby has ever

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faced. We have a statement from the Archbishop which is really beautiful

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actually. If you get a chance to read it in its entirety it is

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certainly worth doing so. He says that it is only in the last month he

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discovered his biographical bat-mac biological father is not who he

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thought and he goes onto say that both of his parents had alcohol

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problems and that as a result his early life was messy -- his

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biological father. He said he's proud of the fact his mother has

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been free of alcohol for a long time and that as far as they were able

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his parents and very much his grandmother brought him up. He says,

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my own experience is typical of many people, to be the child in a with

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difficulties, with substance abuse and other things far too normal. He

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is very realistic about it and in recognising that, you know, this

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happens to a lot of people. Yes, this is not what we like to be

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speaking about tonight. We expected to be speaking about Ian Cameron,

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that father, but instead it is about the secret father of the Archbishop.

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Is there not an issue for the church here? Is there any church law here

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that potentially could... There might have been... Climax and

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fascinating detail. Lambeth Palace was given cause to check Canon Law

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-- there is some fascinating detail. Luckily, for Justin Welby, a

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little-known change in the law dating back to the 50 black means it

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saved his post. -- back to the 50s. He will not change his name. He is

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Justin Welby and as he said, I am just, servant of Jesus Christ.

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Nothing has changed as far as he's concerned. That is it for the

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Papers. An extraordinary story to finish. And Rowena, thank you both.

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