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More than 1 million people turned out in Istanbul to protest against

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last month's attempted coup in Turkey.

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Hello and welcome to look ahead to the papers, with us or our James

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Milner and Eva Simpson hoping for some silly is that we can't find

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any. Let's look at the front pages starting with the metal, reporting

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opposition MPs have vowed to fight Theresa May's plans for new grammar

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schools. The Daily Telegraph said union leaders at Southern rail have

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been accused of deliberately damaging Britain's economy by

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ordering the longest rail strike for almost 50 years. The Daily Express

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collided on the news talks with big business of quitting the EU have

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begun six weeks after the Brexit vote. The Guardian focuses on

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International Paralympic committee's decision to ban Russia from

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competing at the Paralympic games in Rio. The Times says Russian and

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Syrian aircraft bombing opposition areas of liberal in revenge after a

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Rebel Alliance for a vote of month-long siege. -- Aleppo. The

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commercial Times leaves on the fact that the pay of 100,000 Chief

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Executive rove by one tenth last year -- rose. Let's begin. The

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Guardian is the only one we found so far that is looking at this

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Paralympic story. Russia banned outright from competing at Olympics,

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Putin attacked for medals over morals position. A very emphatic

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position by the International Paralympic committee compared with

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the IOC. That is strange because it announced today that no Russian

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Paralympic and will compete but then you have the IOC who have allowed

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the able-bodied Russian team to compete in their current Olympics.

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The entire process is odd because you think, why isn't there a blanket

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ban for all of the Russian athletes? Why can some compete and others

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can't? It seems you either ban them all or decision to work some compete

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should stand, it is old and if I was a Paralympic and who had trained

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just as hard as an able-bodied athlete I would feel very aggrieved

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by this decision. And Russia said they will appeal. Of course we have

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all of the fun and games with appeals. The IOC initially banned

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Russia and Russian athlete and then some got in and they left up to the

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individual sports. The only thing is it appears the Paralympic committee

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have the guts to do at the Olympic Committee didn't. If the

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state-sponsored doping was going on then clearly the country as an

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entirety has no right compete in a sporting contest that is the

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Olympics and if you were an athlete who had trained for years and not

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doped then you be very aggrieved that the Russians were letting if

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they had. Whichever way you look at it, we you watch any of the Russian

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athletes, you will always come you'll just be left with a sense of,

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well, who is clean and who isn't? It is all such a mess. I was listening

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to this looming earlier and someone called Julia something or other and

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they kept saying a very controversial figure every time they

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said their name because she has had a positive test in the past. Even if

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she is clean now. Such a cloud hanging over the entire team. It

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spoils the whole thing, which hopefully won't happen at the

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Paralympics because they will be banned. It is based on tests from

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the Sochi games, samples from the Winter games. And what appears... In

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which they came second. Shall we look at the Metro. MPs fight me's

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bid to expand grammars. No sooner has the prime Minster expressed his

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desire to have more grammar schools in some people are climbing all over

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the idea. Who doesn't like it in particular? It is a political walk,

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this is a great story. MPs don't really matter. Because if the Tories

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get behind this, they can get it through the Commons. The problems

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start in the Lords because the Tories don't have a majority there

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yet, there are still building their numbers and that is why Tim Farron

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comes into play. His eight MPs, but many Lords, somewhere in the

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vicinity of 100 Lords and they have the balance of power. Labour will

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oppose it if the Lib Dems supported and they get other people on the

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thing would get past. People who like grammar schools say they

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promote social mobility and give children from disadvantaged

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backgrounds the option to to have an education that their parents

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couldn't necessarily afford to buy? Most of the objections stem from the

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fact of this idea of social mobility has not been proven. That might have

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happened historically but if you look at Granero system now -- the

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grammar system now. The number of children who go there who have free

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school meals, measure of poverty, is a very old number, about 3% in some

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schools. The argument is we have a system where there are grammar

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schools and in those schools that is not social mobility, so why is

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creating more grammar schools going to encourage more social mobility?

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What it will do is encourage those sharp elbowed parents... Who just

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want the best for their children? Everyone wants the best but some

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people have more of a means you can get tutors and the other

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paraphernalia that comes with passing these exams you will have a

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better advantage. That is the main objection. It is just to keep Tory

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voters happy. Neil Carmichael, the new Conservative chairman of the

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education select committee told the BBC tonight that he would oppose

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moves to allow a New Generation of grammar schools. He doesn't believe

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that a return will improve social mobility but will be a distraction,

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he thinks. If the conservative camp are entirely convinced either.

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Ignore what I said about the Lords because the House of Commons comes

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back into play and then it gets more interesting. Because if you only

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need a few Tories to be against it for the SNP to hold the balance of

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power and then you have an entirely new problem is the SNP get to decide

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on English education policy because education is devolved Scotland.

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James Milner. Political wonk. If I thing is in The Sunday Telegraph who

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have the exclusive about grammar schools potentially being

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reintroduced they also have a story that said the private school system

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is under threat because parents have never had it so good in terms of

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their state school choices. We should not just automatically think

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that state schools are a disaster. They are doing better than ever. So

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why do we need grammar schools? No one has really answer that question.

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Let's go to the Financial Times. Blue-chip bosses ?5.5 million salary

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is boost me's call for a crackdown. It was only last month that the

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premise was saying it was unacceptable, this growing gap

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between the average pay of our company worker and The People

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running the place. In terms of grabbing the agenda, Theresa May is

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on the front pages of most papers for different reasons. She is really

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in control of the agenda. She is calling for a crackdown on salaries

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and says that the FTSE 100 companies, their pay has risen by a

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tenth to an average of ?5.5 million, which is eye watering in anyone's

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books. It is almost the closest you get to a silly season story in the

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papers because it is as if they have gone to write everyone is on

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holiday, let's put something about fat cats on the front page. You

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can't go far wrong. And it's true. Because even if it's not that new.

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What flatpack pay, that would be interesting. If you Amess trike --

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if you are Mr IKEA. It is in the States. Indeed. The figures are eye

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watering and then you get the American figures were Chief

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Executive Skip to four times employees median compensation. --

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204. That figure is on the sixth part of the story suggests it is

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maybe slightly thin fact that turned American figures, you have got a

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huge amount of good -- it is good to compare. Daily Express, EU exit off

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the lead last, Chris retrieves work on how we cut ties with bottles and

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a key issue is whether we will stay in the single market. It is a fairly

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fundamental question. Who would have thought? The express loves the EU

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and Brexit, not sure... They want to let us forget about Brexit. It has

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taken six weeks. The sixth paragraph of this is explaining the

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relationship between Norway and the EU, suggesting there isn't a huge

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amount of news in the story. It seems to be official at the Treasury

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have made contact with the city. What does that make? Presumably they

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have sent e-mails, do you want to visit us in September when we at our

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desks speak about this? The suggestion is there is a poll being

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done, two thirds of grassroots Conservative Party members don't

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like the idea of a Norway style relationship, which includes a

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single market freedom of movement. It is the freedom of movement

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because that was the mantra of Brexit, take back control, so if we

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have gone through all of this and we still have freedom of movement that

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will not fly with Brexiteers. Not surprised they don't want to travel

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down that road. It doesn't seem clear Brexit still means? Even if

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Brexit will happen, we believe some people... The prime ministers says

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altogether Brexit means Brexit. Whatever that means. It doesn't mean

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anything. Heretical talk. Let's look at The Daily Telegraph. Locals might

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get compensated for new housing. Last night it was people being

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potentially if the consultation goes this way being compensated if they

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live in a place where Shell gas is to be fracked. And the distraction.

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What is this about? This is a continuation of that story where

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developers who will have to give people, homeowners in the

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countryside and villages and towns where they will be developing new

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homes, they will have to give them potentially cash incentives to keep

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them sweet to get them to agree to this planning permission. I don't

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think that is a particularly bad idea if you have moved to a village

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because of the tranquillity and the peace and the lovely scenery and

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suddenly a developer wants to come along and build something you don't

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particularly want, why shouldn't you be compensated? People need to live

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somewhere. The question is how much do you have to be paid? If I was of,

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say, copyright Corbin persuasion, I might suggest this is a very Tory

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policy, the idea that if you give people enough money they will accept

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anything. It might be true. But there is something. If you give them

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money before you put in your planning application that would be

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bribery. If you do it afterwards then somehow that is OK? But if you

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can't get planning permission because the locals object then how

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do you be houses built? -- how do you get. Chouly how much you are

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prepared to pay would have to be part of the application? Ask the

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Government. I'm asking you. This is Theresa May again, taken control of

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the agenda and pumping out announcements that maybe don't have

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much substance. Maybe she would like to join us for 1130. Finally,

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five-year-olds reported to police for sex assaults. On suspicion of

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them. The suggestion here is that common sense is being abandoned

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because of the pressure for schools to act on allegations. What do they

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mean? The problem in this piece in The Telegraph which does not explain

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the late -- nature of these assaults so we don't know if it is touching

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or kissing, all we know is that teachers are calling police or

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reporting children as young as five to police in increasing numbers.

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Between 2011 and 2012 there were 719 incidents reported to the police and

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that has come up 1955 between 2014 of 2015. There is a suggestion there

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is more to report these cases to the police in the wake of the Jimmy

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Savile affair according to The Telegraph. The charity is talking at

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the moment, plan International, as are many organisations, about the

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rise of sexual violence and assaults in schools. They are speaking about

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all the children ordinarily. If there is worrying behaviour amongst

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small children it is probably not sexual assault, is to do with care

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that they need, isn't it? Yes. That is possibly why these are being

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flagged up. It is a good thing perhaps that some agencies are

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seeing something is wrong, you need to hopefully pass this onto another

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agency and look at is going on at home. There certainly has been a

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rise in sexual allegations made to the police involving schools, 719 in

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2011-12 to nearly 2014-15. It is interesting reporting because plan

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International have done the region of information to get the figures,

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their thing is compulsory sex and research of education in schools,

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which a lot of people would like to see introduced anti-government

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boxing to be entirely against it and -- and the Government don't seem to

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be. I'm not sure of plan International would be entirely

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delighted with the way this has been brought in. Not the statistic they

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were driving at, I would imagine. That is it for now but we will be

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back at half past 11. Hopefully they will join me too. Coming up next, we

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spoke about the teenage heroine of her new book, Paradise Lodge in meet

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the author.

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