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further than her real time. That's all for now but time for a look at

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the papers. Hello and welcome to our Sunday

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morning edition of The Papers. With me are this morning's reviewers

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are the columnist and broadcaster Yasmin Alibhai Brown and former

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Foreign Correspondent and author The Observer quotes a former Tory

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health minister calling for a new tax to fund

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the NHS and social care. The Sunday Telegraph says

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Theresa May is asking her ministers for their personal

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Brexit blueprints. More lives could be lost

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on Britain's beaches according to the Sunday Express -

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which blames cuts for leaving coast The Mail on Sunday claims victory

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over plans it says are in place to divert tens of millions of pounds

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in foreign aid to fund Peter Sutcliffe's fears

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over being transferred from Broadmoor Hospital

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into a prison is the Sunday And the Sunday Mirror says a brother

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of four time Olympic champion Mo Farah, faces being forced

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to move back to Somalia. Let's begin, good morning to you

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both. For restarting? The Telegraph. The Sunday Telegraph has a

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front-page story entitled me, the Brexit in force. Talking about how

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the Prime Minister has asked all Cabinet and the stress to come up

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with blueprints of what breaks it will look like. Dash-macro where are

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we starting? Pro-EU civil servants, claim, that they will thwart the

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entire enterprise. The story is a little bit like something you would

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find in Pravda or a state-sponsored media in the Eastern Bloc, we go

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after the immigrants, now it's the civil servants who stop us from

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leaving. Not a shred of evidence to back up that assertion, just an

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unnamed government sources and a rather hysterical sounding Tory MPs

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saying we need emergency legislation if anyone does this, so they can be

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fired. A thin story. This has gone on for a while, always this thing

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that the Foreign Office is full of lefties. There is this atmosphere

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why isn't Brexit happening now? It can't happen now. It's the fear in

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the Cabinet which is... Essentially add each other's throats... Fear is

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too good a word, it's hysteria. I don't envy misses me at all, she

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must feel she is ruling over the most dysfunctional family ever in

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her Cabinet. You say dysfunctional, why do you think she is doing this?

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Because a lot of her team are probably thinking, no... What is the

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point of this? Is she trying to unify them all... I don't think,

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Matthew, what do you think? The right of the Tory party will never

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be satisfied, they got their vote, their place, they will never be

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satisfied and I think this is one way that this it destroyed Cameron,

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Haig, everybody it has ever come... You see the issue in the first

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paragraph of the story, me ordering every Cabinet minister to, but the

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personal blueprint for Brexit. Guess what, we don't get to decide the

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Brexit blueprint, we have to negotiate that with the EU, the idea

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that a Cabinet minister will chip in and create a dream version of

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Brexit, we are living in a fantasy land. It's time that the media

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rather than repeating this nonsense, held politicians to account.

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Interesting to know if she will read each account! You can imagine the

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scene, who will come first in this rather awkward, shuffling silence.

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Hand your homework! Laughter-macro we turn to the Times newspaper...

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The front page, we are going with Theresa May... What is the theme

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with this? Like I said, no one can do anything that is enough for the

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Brexit side of the Tory party and the Cabinet. Here, the story is that

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Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, is I called, resisting plans for other

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ministers to pull out of the EU single market. If we pull out of the

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EU is in gold market, where are we going to trade? Where are we going

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to go with this thing? It's the problem, we don't know what breaks

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it actually means, and we can't know what it means until we've had

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negotiations with the EU and the real headline for this story is

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actually on the inside page, Angela Merkel and other European leaders

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have been very clear, either you stay in the single market and allow

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the free movement of people which is more or less staying in the EU, or

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you leave the EU and you start to impose controls on immigration, one

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or the other. We are still reporting the story and talking about it I can

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we get to choose but guess what? We don't. Again, I'd like to see some

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of these journalists taking some of the statements with a little bit of

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a pinch of salt. Don't go for the journalists... I am not going for

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journalists but as the media I think we need to look at ourselves, we

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have wandered into Brexit without realising it, how many journalists

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were surprised about what happened in the referendum result? The reason

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is we are all focused on the ding-dong in Westminster, we are not

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getting... What's going on in the regions and beyond the M25, forget

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that, even outside of Westminster. I think, Yasmin, like you say, this

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particular article is pointing to the fact it seems to be a turf war

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at Whitehall. Exactly but also within Cabinet. Somewhere else, it

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says Boris Johnson and... What's his name... Liam Fox are worried about

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who is really in charge... What is Labour doing? Never mind the

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journalists, what is Labour doing here? It is talking about trains.

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They should be having a field day, really. OK... Let's turn to the Mail

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on Sunday. We are going to go inside the paper, the Page three, this was

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an astonishing read, I don't know what you thought of this. Good Queen

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Tess... Yes, the submarine Prime Minister

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because unlike David Cameron she hasn't been popping out of number

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ten every day with a new sound bite and she's given an interview to the

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Windsor Maidenhead and Arscott magazine which the Daily Mail

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describes as astonishingly candid. Dash-macro the Mail on Sunday. But

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it's not bad candid, she talks about not liking snakes... And not liking

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her nose. I don't think we get a really powerful insight into the

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inner workings of her psyche but the Mail on Sunday gives an excuse to

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mark up an image of her looking like Elizabeth Everest. Because she's

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such a private... I once remember cheering her at a meeting on women

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in politics, honestly, she was terrifyingly right but also,

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terrifyingly unknowable, you never knew what position she would take. I

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mean, I can see where her power comes from, it's interesting to see

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that she lost her husband and to see a softer side to her. Interestingly

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she says the qualities she likes another's is conceived and any

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psychologist will tell you the things we don't like another people

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tend to be the things we don't see in ourselves, that is my

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psychoanalysis for this morning. I wonder how on earth they got onto

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the subject of her nose. That is because she is a woman and all

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women, as we know, judge themselves by how we look. We put it out there,

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don't we? Would they ask Liam Fox what part of you do you hate most

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and witty even tell us? No, there would be a withering stare. The

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Observer newspaper... Perhaps more serious matters, the NHS, maybe a

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rescue plan? A call for a rescue plan, the former Tory Health

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Minister Doctor down Poulter, an MP and part-time doctor, saying we need

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a new tax for the NHS and social care to stop the system collapsing.

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It's been widely reported that the NHS will face a ?20 billion

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shortfall by 2020, a huge amount of money, and he is coming forward

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saying we need to radically rethink the options and Conservative Party

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doesn't like taxes but maybe we need to think about ringing one in to

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steer the ship away from the rocks. Yes, absolutely but I think there

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needs to be blue sky thinking. We have got such a fast growing, ageing

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population. Often they are stuck in hospital beds because they have

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nowhere to go. We should spend public money on a halfway house, a

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really good place for older people in particular with complex problems,

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can go after hospital. And get social care rather than medical

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care. We need to do that, to think much more about building a sector,

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rather than cutting back. That's going to cost though, isn't it? If

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we don't do it, the National Health Service is going to collapse. Do you

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think the NHS has a future, Yasmin? It has to have a future, the one

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thing that binds everyone in this country, whatever their political

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persuasion, despite the tiny minority that goes to private health

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care. It means a lot and I think we should do something. Interestingly,

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only a week or to-macro ago about how the government caved in to

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pressure from the sugar industry, food industry, about plans to reduce

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the amount of sugar in food which has shot up over the last few

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decades. One aspect of the problem the NHS is, we need to become

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healthier as a country under the government is not willing to take

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hard line in favour of public health instead of bowing down to corporate

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interest, we have a problem. The problem with the big programme,

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everyone eating cake! I am not with you on that, I think we need one

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show a week... But I love that. We are sticking with the NHS, turning

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to page two of the Times newspaper. Yasmin, I think you picked up the

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bed shortage element. This is what the Times is focusing on, on page

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two, bed shortage of sending NHS back to the dark days of the

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1980s... I don't know if the viewers can see that, there we go. Yes, it's

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the same thing, not that there is a bed shortage but patients can't go

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home, especially those who are on their own, widows, widowers whose

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families might be far away. There is a terrible situation with people who

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are physically better but mentally and emotionally in need, who are in

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our hospitals and they shouldn't be, hospitals are miserable places for

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most of us. There has got to be a big rethink on this, I think. It

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seems there is a breakdown in the social care and the hospitals, you

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would think they would be working a little bit closer together. They

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keep saying they are going to and the Kings Fund think tank, which has

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been in existence, a very good, serious think tank, has been talking

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about having a kind of United service perhaps of Health and Social

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Care Bill. It just doesn't seem to have happened. I don't know why.

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Look at the statistics quickly, the Patients' Association revealing the

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total number of people waiting more than 18 weeks for surgery had risen

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to just under 90 3000. Almost doubled from what it was in 2015.

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Sorry, 2014, 51,000, now almost double. OK. Let's turn to the

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mail... Going back in, page four, this is a story that I think they

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picked up on the front page... That's right, claiming victory in

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the campaign to cut back on foreign aid. I mean, actually this is a

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fascinating story on many levels. The Mail on Sunday running a series

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of Expose is over the last few months about aid being wasted in

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many compelling ways, actually, and there is a spread of examples on the

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inside pages. And the government has essentially said it is going to

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divert the tens of millions of pounds that was in the aid budget to

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fund... What the Mail on Sunday calls the war on terror. I have

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worked abroad for many years, seen how a lot of our aid dollars go to

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waste and I think there is absolutely a case for reforming the

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way Britain distributes foreign aid. What have you seen? You go to

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Afghanistan, I worked there for three years. The British military

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and an agency were working hand-in-hand creating dash-macro

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creating projects that were overrun by the Taliban. We have seen what

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happened in Helmand in the last few weeks, virtually falling to the

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insurgents. And as examples of money going to waste, not hard to find.

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But the idea that you can somehow take that money and spend it... Or

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you can read to aid or submit aid to foreign policy objectives is... It

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is so wrong and there are bad examples and I know them but also,

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in many, many areas, the aid is essential and it is, the smaller

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projects are really good and they work and they send out independent

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evaluators. This is just crazy, we are going to spend the money on the

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war on terror, kill using weapons to kill people and creating... It is

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total nonsense, Priti Patel has been at the forefront of wanting this

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department closed. Very quickly... We have about 40 seconds on the

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express... Hanging onto our inheritance, what do you think about

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this? The Coronet... I really couldn't care less! Since you are

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asking... I think it is clearly an excuse to print a picture of Aidan

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Turner doing his surviving which is... Wrong story! Clearly

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justification for the Sunday express talking about the Coronet which is

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being blocked for being sold abroad for ?5 million. Our heritage is

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safe! Yasmin and Matthew thank you very much. That was our look at the

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papers and of course a reminder that you can take a look at tomorrow's

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front pages every evening at 10:40pm right here on BBC News.

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