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

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With me are the political commentator, James Millar,

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or, what is it, politics wonk, and the journalist Eva Simpson.

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Let's have a look at tomorrow's front pages.

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The Metro reports that Opposition Mps have vowed to fight

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Theresa May's plans for new grammar schools.

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The Daily Telegraph says union leaders at Southern Rail have been

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accused of deliberately damaging Britain's economy by ordering

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the longest rail strike for almost 50 years.

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The Daily Express leads on the news that talks with big business over

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quitting the EU have have begun six weeks after the Brexit vote.

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The Guardian focuses on the International Paralympic

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Committee's decision to ban Russia from competing

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The Times says Russian and Syrian aircraft are bombing opposition

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areas of Aleppo in revenge after a rebel alliance broke

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The Financial Times leads on a survey which suggests

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that the pay of FTSE 100 chief executives rose by a tenth last year

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And the Daily Mail reports on the tax-payer funded expenses

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We will start with the Guardian and the Paralympic story, how Russia was

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banned outright from competing in the paralympics next month. In stark

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contrast the paper says with the International Olympic Committee's

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failure to suspend the team. This is what a lot of people thought should

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have happened with the Olympic Games. Yes, people will think the

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Paralympic committee... They will have more credit than the Olympic

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Committee because they followed through with this. There was a

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report which suggested the Russian government was backing widespread

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doping. They have still managed to send 217 athletes to the Olympics.

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At the moment they are not standing any to the paralympics. That is the

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position at the moment. It is a few weeks until it starts. They will be

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going through a series of appeals and counter appeals -- Paralympics.

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Yes, the court of arbitration could be quite busy. We have spoken with a

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lot of Paralympian is who applaud this decision. It would be galling

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to play against those competing from a country where there has been

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state-sponsored doping. The situation is you have half... You

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have able bodied athletes who are about to compete and who will be

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competing and then you have the Paralympian to have a different... A

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governing body who have been banned outright. Although you could say the

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Paralympian body had been strong, they have banned the team outright,

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you could question how fair it is that it doesn't cover all of them.

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And, conversely, though, some Paralympian is will be completely

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clean who lose out. It is such a mess. As a spectator watching, it is

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hard to watch any Russian athletes... It is hard to know

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whether they are competing from a clean slate given what this report

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revealed, or whether they are competing fair and square. It does

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send a powerful message for next time, doesn't it, too? Yes, you've

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got to hope so. The report into what went on at the Russian Winter

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Olympics was amazing. Into what was alleged to have happened. You can't

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choose what country you come from. If you choose to be Russian and

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clean it seems unfortunate that your government is up to all sorts of

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hijinks, apparently. But at the same time, if you are from anywhere else,

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you would be hacked off. The longest rail strike in 50 years to hit

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economy with ministers attacking union leaders for causing pain to

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passengers and business leaders. This strike is taking place this

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week for five days. If you are unfortunate to still be at work and

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not be on holiday, and have to commute, especially into London,

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then you will be hit by this rail strike. Southern... On Southern...

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Yeah. So what's happening in Dover? Conductors are claiming that their

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work has been devalued. Changes to the way they operate on the trains.

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There is a suggestion that their work is being devalued, their jobs

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are being put at risk. The issue is the strike has been given the

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go-ahead but it only has the support of 393 staff members. Yeah. That was

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a helpful answer. There have been issues with staff not turning up to

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work and claiming to be sick. The company and the union have

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essentially... They are at loggerheads and it doesn't seem to

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be any way out of it. There had been so many complaints about them, daily

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problems. You just have to go on Twitter and there is a stream of

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angry commuters. According to the Telegraph, it will affect up to

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300,000 commuters, and this is as the government was supposed to have

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brought in tough laws on the issue of when unions can call strikes and

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they had to have a certain amount of members who voted for the strike. If

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they are the only people affected either strike, you can't ballot

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people who are not going to take part. It makes a mockery of the law.

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If 300,000 are affected... Southern have sacked all the rest of the

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staff. Maybe if they employed more people they wouldn't have such

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problems. It is strange. Telegraph says it will hit the economy. Well,

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it is all very well, Amber Rudd, Home Secretary, complaining it is

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reckless and will be badly damaging and will cause needless pain to the

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economy, but didn't her economy just take us out of the EU, after telling

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us it would be dreadful for the economy, and they did that?

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LAUGHTER. So, you know... Here we go again,

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Brexit. A lot of people say we will be fine. Exactly, it is just a

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bit... LAUGHTER. MPs... Sorry, Janet, the Metro,

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please. Janet is directing to know. She keeps singing in my ear. It is

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annoying. MPs fight Theresa May's bid to expand grammars. The peers

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and Lords won't like this. There will be some opposition. This was an

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announcement yesterday in the Sunday Telegraph that the new Prime

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Minister is minded to reintroduce grammar schools but she is going to

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be facing a lot of opposition. If she thought that people would be

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sort of dancing in the streets about this, then she is sadly mistaken.

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Their big argument is that it is great for social mobility. Children

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from poorer backgrounds have access to a higher level of education are

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they go on to achieve so much more. The sad fact is the current grammar

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system, there is only about 3% of children who receive free school

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meals who go to grammar schools. Which is a marker of deprivation.

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So, is in the current system it doesn't support poor children, how

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can we guarantee that new grammar schools will do that? I can't even

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believe that this is on the agenda, quite frankly. Neil Carmichael says

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he doesn't think it improves social motor will teeth. They are very

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popular with parents. With some parents, yeah. Politically, this is

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going to be interesting. It is possibly a clue to something. If

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Neil Carmichael as a Tory is against it, it only takes a handful to be

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against it and it won't get to the Commons. And then the SNP come into

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play in the Commons. And in the Lords, the government doesn't have a

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majority. The only way they can get it through would be if there was a

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manifesto commitment. Does this mean Theresa May is pondering an early

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election, and she could get it through the Lords that way, it might

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be a bit of... You have heard it here first. It is a big thing to go

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through... It is very popular with people who vote... The Daily Mail, a

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law unto themselves, how are you, the taxpayer, pays thousands for

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police Chiefs' private health while they take up to 64 days' holiday per

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year. They are cross about this. Why are senior police officers are

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allowed to claim this money? There must be a legitimate reason. Thanks

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to national guidelines for senior police which haven't been updated

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since 2003. Yeah, basically, if they get moved around, or if they move

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around, it doesn't seem unreasonable they are entitled to relocation

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expense. The problem is what exactly they are claiming on these

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relocation expenses. Some of them don't really want to tell the people

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who actually pay their relocation expenses what they are paying. The

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thing that will annoy a lot of people reading this is that we

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understand, as you say, you are entitled to expenses, but if you are

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already earning ?200,000 a year plus, I think some people might

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think it is a bit excessive to be claiming for things that they could

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really pay for out of their own pocket. There is no suggestion that

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they are doing anything wrong or illegal but it is... They are the

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rules at the moment. We think it needs a bit of taste as to MPs

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expenses. Daily Express, Treasury Chiefs get to work on cutting ties

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with Brussels and what are we left with, what kind of relationship do

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we want to have after it is all decided? No one knows what

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relationship we're going to have, or what we will have. Some are clear

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they don't want freedom of movement and they don't want to be part of

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the single market. A bit confused. Some of them surely know. We hope

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so. A lot of them have done a runner since the referendum. Some of them

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have been given high up jobs. They have. They have been awfully quiet

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on exactly what Brexit will mean. Doesn't it mean what it means when

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the result of a negotiation with current partners in the EU comes? It

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means whatever you want it to mean at the moment, that's the trouble.

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Maybe these talks will give some shape to it. We are not sure they

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are talks. It just as the department for EU as it have been contacted by

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the city. I am not sure what that means. They have fired up a couple

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of e-mails and gone on holiday. Are they experts? Officials. Experts we

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might need to listen to? Officials... Oh, officials in the

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city. This article refers to this poll showing two thirds of

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grassroots Conservative Party members don't want a similar deal to

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Norway. All sorts of different ideas were thrown about, weren't they,

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with Norway, Switzerland, Albania, wherever. Most people decided we

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didn't want to be like Norway because they still have to pay Ian

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and be part of it but they are not part of the decision-making process.

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They still had to have freedom of movement. I am not surprised two

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thirds of people survey it in this Express say they don't want it,

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because one of the big things was we wanted to have control of borders.

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Not freedom of movement. I am not sure how scientific this survey is

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but they have not asked what they do want. Well, they know what they

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don't want! It is easy to say that. I suppose what they want is the moon

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on a stick. You can't get that. Yet. The Daily Telegraph, it has such

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resonance with me, I hope it does with you - no, I hope it doesn't,

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actually. Morning eight. Your body is playing catch up. If you wake up

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feeling like you have aches in the morning, white? My hands feel really

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stiff -- aches. Anti-inflammatory proteins haven't kicked in. -- why?

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Limbs feel stiff because our body has been suppressing the

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anti-inflammatory proteins during sleep. Do you have that problem? I

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bet blues suppresses it even more, which is why you have even more than

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eight. That begins with an H. Marvellous. It has an education.

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That's it for the Papers for tonight.

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