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But still leads the rest by four shots, on 14 under par.

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That is all the sport. Now on BBC News it is Gavin Esler with The

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Hello and welcome to our Sunday morning edition of The Papers.

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With me are Claire Cohen, the Deputy Women's Editor

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of the Daily Telegraph and Dave Wooding, Political Editor

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A ringing endorsement from Nigel Farage for Boris Johnson

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to become Prime Minister is the Mail on Sunday's headline.

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Boris himself is quoted in the Sunday Telegraph -

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saying the EU is pursuing a similar goal to Hitler and Napoleon,

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in creating a European super-state, albeit with different methods.

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The Sunday Times says David Cameron fears being replaced

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It also has the story of an alleged CIA tip-off,

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that led to the arrest of Nelson Mandela.

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And the Sunday Express reports on a trial being carried out

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by the government over the safety of statin drugs for the heart.

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UK households are to be targeted this week as part of a mass campaign

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to encourage people to vote in the EU referendum.

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That's on the front page of the Observer, that also has

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a story about GPs criticising care for children

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So, let's begin. Let's begin with the Telegraph. Boris, how the EU

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wants a superstate as Hitler did. You knew Hitler would come into this

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argument at some point and here he is. We have already had plenty of

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Churchill so these names will pop up. It is a great headline. Boris,

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ever the classicist says in 2000 years of European history, it has

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been characterised by repeated attempts to unify Europe under a

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single government. Napoleon and Hitler tried to carry it out. The EU

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is trying to do the same thing by different methods.

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They are potentially inflammatory comments. People are saying on

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social media what is it with former mayors of London coming out and

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bringing Hitler into the argument?! It is covered in the Telegraph and

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other papers constantly, the splits in the Conservative Party, if you

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word David Cameron or George Osborne, you are being told that you

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are Neville Chamberlain, and appeaser. That will not go down

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well. It won't and we have had a lot of grand statements characterising

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this debate. We have had Churchill mentioned, now then saying it will

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lead to world War three. It makes me wonder why they are taking the risk

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of this in the first place. We have six weeks to go! This shows a

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cranking up of the rhetoric. Last week we had David Cameron saying it

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would be world War three and people thinking this was a crazy over the

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top thing to say, and now Boris has out done him with rhetoric. This is

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the antidote to the war story. Europe keeps the peace. Boris is

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effectively saying this is the creation of a superstate like Hitler

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wanted, and the three words he uses are by different means peacefully.

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It shows the intention in the different countries being forced to

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amalgamate together. The problem is, he has invoked the word Hitler. As

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Ken Livingstone learned to his cost, as well as rhetoric, we're getting

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outrage. Every time people say it we get, this is an outrage, a scandal!

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Was he right to mention a dark period in history? Probably not. The

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EU, whether it you like it or not, it has been a voluntary union.

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People have joined it because their government has voted for it rather

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than being taken over by the Roman legion. But the Brexit people will

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say when we signed to join it in 1975, there were not 28 nations with

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others in the waiting room. There were five or Six Nations. This leads

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us on to what is going on within the Conservative Party. The Sunday

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Times: Cameron fears Boris will be the next leader. At some point there

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will be a success in question which he sees as a problem and it links us

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with the Mail. Far edge says he will back Boris for Prime Minister even

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though he does not have a say. He has hit the front page of three

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papers this morning. David Cameron has apparently had a private

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conversation with someone in which he believes that a Brexit person

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will be the next Prime Minister. That is a good bet. Even if he wins

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the referendum, unless he wins it comfortably, there are the sharks

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circling, the hard right of the Conservative Party, the

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Eurosceptics. They don't like what David Cameron has done, they don't

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like the way he has handled the referendum and the way he has tried

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to twist people's arms. They will be so incensed if they lose and

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victorious if they win, the chances are they may force a leadership

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battle. Especially if it is quick. The grassroots people are

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intrinsically Eurosceptics so they are more likely to back a exit

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person. These are more stories about Tory civil war, infighting, the

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party dividing and it is not the issues which is perhaps what is

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missing from all of these stories. The Sunday Times piece is already

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looking beyond what is happening after June 23 and we are already six

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weeks away. The interesting question for me is, what will make people

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change their votes, particularly people who are undecided. Will it be

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Hitler, world War three, the big rhetoric, or will it be, will I keep

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my job, what do I think of immigration, the sovereignty

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question, all of these which are important issues but difficult to

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get to the bottom of. They are and I think these reports show how

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difficult it is to get to the nub of them. I think what British people

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care about what the households will look like and what their children's

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futures will look like, not the future of the Tory party. How bad is

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it to try and pull the party together when it is so clearly split

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down the middle on an issue like this. Whoever is leader will either

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have a split party or they will have to heal the wounds which will be

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tricky. They have kept a lid on this for many years. If you turn the

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clock back to 1992, 1995, John Major was struggling with the Eurosceptics

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in the Conservative Party. David Cameron has tried to lance the boil

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but it has brought all the bile out. It will be difficult to get a lid

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back on it. It has all come flooding out. This is their one chance, June

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23, to take Britain out of Europe. If they fail, they will fail

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forever. The seething anger in the Eurosceptic camp is quite

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substantial. John Major made some outspoken comments, he has named

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names and saying they are flirting with danger. Now we are in a

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position where we have Nigel Farage backing Boris to be Prime Minister.

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It is everybody piling in. What this did make me think is another

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situation where we have Boris Johnson and Donald Trump on the

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world stage. That is an interesting question. There are those who see

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Boris Johnson as the Churchillian figure and that is when you are

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simply Hitler question, how he sees himself, there are others who see

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him as the Donald Trump figure who can say things which are outrageous

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to some people and yet they get headlines on three major reddish

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newspapers on one day. He can be a unifying figure. We only have to

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think about him hanging off a zip wire and he was not laughing about

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that?! He is potentially divisive and some people do see him as a

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Donald Trump figure. He won two elections for the Mail rule the

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inland and which is intrinsically Labour and he does cut through the

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political divide #2-macro mayoral elections. A massive turnout

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campaign has been launched and there is a piece in the Observer saying

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young voters could make this election for one side or the other

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and someone saying I don't want my grandad to tell me what my future

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will be. It is very just in trying to recruit people who have not

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registered to vote. We are told that 7.5 million people are currently not

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registered to vote which is extremely worrying. Postal votes is

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an interesting one as well. In the Scottish referendum 11,000 people

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tried to register to vote Poster Lee and registered too late so they were

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not able to. They are starting this campaign six weeks ahead of the vote

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to try and get people to sign up and explaining what to do an old day. It

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sounds patronising but I think it is important. There was a lot of

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confusion on the London assembly, how many votes you had and first and

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second choice -- what to do on polling day. This has been going on

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since the early 90s so some of us have been discussing it for a very

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long time but there is a whole generation of voters who have not

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really thought about it because the EU has been part of their lives. You

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have to be pushing 62 have voted last time round. Young people have

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known nothing else other than Europe. For young people at Israeli

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in the dark because they do not know of a Britain outside of Europe. Old

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people remember the good old days when Britain ruled itself. Young

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people are less likely to vote but more likely to vote to stay in.

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Older people are more likely to vote and more likely to vote to leave.

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The idea for David Cameron and the Remain group is to get the vote out.

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That is the most important thing, to get people to vote because that will

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play more into their hands. This vote will be forever, it is either

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in or out and that is it. Very interesting. Let's move on to a more

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serious story, page three of the Sunday Times.

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Stalin and an alien steal the sparkle from Eurovision. I take it

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you were watching it? I watched some of it. I cannot claim to see the

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whole thing. I saw half a dozen songs and felt I had seen it all but

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I did see the winning entry. It is sort of end of kitsch, this very

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heartfelt moving performance, singing about her family fleeing

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Stalin captured everyone's imagination. It is different from

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the freak show elements which we quite like, like to dislike. Like

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the European referendum which is another big European battle, there

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was a dispute over the voting whether it was fair or not, because

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Australian finished second. That well-known European power. And it

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was won by Ukraine who want to join the EU. Maybe they will step up the

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campaign. To avoid the inevitable e-mails, we no Eurovision is

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different from the European Union. I did not watch it, I was more

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interested in Saracens winning. I will watch the BBC Young musician of

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the year final. This headline says cheated into wasting 12,600 seconds

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of my life. What is interesting is there was a great public vote. The

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UK came 24th and we cannot say it is all political because the public

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voted and we still came third from the bottom. We will invite you back

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if it is the end of kitsch. I am not convinced on that one. What is next?

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The Observer. Care for children with mental health problems won't fall

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says GPs. They have an interesting story inside about depression and

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pain behind the eyes, how artists have captured people suffering from

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depression. It is something they have campaigned about, a very

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serious topic which at least we are now talking about which we did not

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use too. This coming week starting tomorrow is a mental health

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awareness week so no better time to talk about it. This story in the

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Observer is shocking. Family doctors not caring for children

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with mental health wait for up to a year for specialist help. This is

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something which is coming to the surface more and more. There was a

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statistic this week saying self harm is one of the biggest killers of

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young people in the UK which is shocking and there is so little

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understanding about it. In this story it says the support is not

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there until they reach the high thresholds which are required. We

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are leaving it to a critical stage, you have to be really ill before

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anyone pays any attention. Early intervention helps, what do you make

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of it? It is a really bleak picture. I know the Liberal Democrats were

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they wearing coalition with the government, they raised this issue

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several times and David Cameron recently said he would make mental

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health a big issue so let's hope he does that because it affects more

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families than we dreamed it did. It is kept below the surface because

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people do not like to talk about it. David Cameron said he would make it

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a big issue and it was a key election pledge but then we have the

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mental health czar losing her job so you have to wonder how big a

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priority it is? It is party politics. I love this story in the

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Observer, women say Trump is creepy, Clinton has a man problem, how the

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gender gap could be decisive in the presidential race. Women think Trump

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is creepy, men do not think that at all. Hillary Clinton certainly has a

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problem with white male voters, there is no doubt about it. Lucy

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Rock says she thinks it is the most gender driven election in American

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history. This is a great romp through all of Trump's awful sexist

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comments about women he has made through the years calling women fat

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pigs, dogs, slobs. It is no surprise that 77% of women have an

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unfavourable opinion of him. There is a shock. It is an interesting

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story and interestingly as well, Elizabeth Warren, a prominent

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senator in Massachusetts, who has called Trump on some of these

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things, she has been subjected to the sort of stuff that we would be

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regarding as abuse from Donald Trump. There are some of the

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outpourings of Donald Trump. The microcosm of this for me is in

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Florida, the gap is widening into a gulf between the two candidates or

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the two potential candidates. Donald Trump has a 13 point lead among male

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voters and Hillary Clinton has a 13 point lead among female voters which

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just goes to show the huge divide. I think we have time for one other one

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which is the Telegraph. Is Bond's secret out? Odds plummet on Tom

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Hiddleston 4007. What do you think? His name has been banded around and

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we have heard he met Sam Mendez and Barbara broccoli last week. He is

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only 35. Do we think he is too young? I saw him in the Night

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Manager and thought he was really good except in the fighting scenes.

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You do need a bit of a thug. Daniel Craig has got a bit of suave and

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also published nurse. -- thuggish behaviour. Sean Connery was good but

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it is difficult to get someone who can fit into that because it is such

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a stereotypical role. We will see. Sometimes people grow into the role.

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Roger Moore was quite suave. He would be my top Bond. He was a

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little bit more witty. That is true, there was almost slapstick at

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sometimes, which was great. Slightly tongue in cheek. Daniel Craig is not

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tongue in cheek, more punch your teeth out. You have to have the

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underlying humour. Thanks to Claire Cohen

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and Dave Wooding. Just a reminder we take a look

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at tomorrow's front pages every evening at 10.30pm and 11.30pm

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here on BBC News. Hello. Good morning. It has been a

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