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

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With me are the broadcaster Edward Adoo and journalist

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and features writer for the Independent, James Rampton.

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Tomorrow's front pages, starting with...

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The Financial Times leads on the ?11 billion, 13 billion euros

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Brussels has ordered Apple to pay in back-taxes.

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The Metro has done the sums saying they effectively paid 0.0.5% tax in

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a sweetheart deal with the Irish government.

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According to the Daily Telegraph, Labour plans an "expenses

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free-for-all" following calls by one of its senior figures

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to replace expenses with an allowance for MPs instead.

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More on Apple in the Guardian - it leads on the multinational's

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warnings that investments and jobs are on the line following

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The Daily Express reports that the Prime Minister has ruled

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out holding a second referendum on any Brexit deal her government

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Junior doctors are planning five-day strikes to the end of the year. Ed

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Balls is on the front page of the male ahead of his Strictly Come

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Dancing appearance. The Times thinks Jeremy Corbyn is on course to win

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with an even bigger mandate. The Metro, Fiori at Apple's tax. ?5 for

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every million quid. ?50 for every million, so to a lot of people who

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work hard and pay their taxes, they will be in disbelief thinking, how

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were Apple able to get away with this. So they have been told to pay

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?11 billion. How long has this deal been going on for? Will it ever

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happen? The Irish government have said that. They have said they don't

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agree with the actual deal and both Apple and the Irish government are

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appealing against it. They could go on for a long time, to try and

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resolve it. The competition commissioner, the Danish competition

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commissioner, I am going to call it. Very wise, I was struggling with her

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name also. I wonder if she has a Apple handset or an iPad. It is

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going to be blocked now. Exactly. Whether this goes ahead now, it is

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like being given a lottery ticket, a poisonous chalice. You accept it, or

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you don't take it. The bottom line, James is, Apple have been told they

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have got to pay back taxes that comes to ?11 billion. They are

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suggesting this could hurt investment in Europe? I do think it

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is a threat. There is a veiled threat in what Apple have said and

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the US government who back them up. They say if they forced to pay this

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bill, what does that mean for the future corporations, many of whom

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are headquartered in Ireland, with its favourable corporation tax deal.

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The Danish competition Commissioner said it might tax bill fell but far,

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I would think I had to take a second look at my tax bill. If we had

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favourable tax rates, we would be jumping up and down for joy. Any CEO

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of a company would say it is a devastating blow. I watched a

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report, I think it was a news piece earlier on people who asked is a

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good or bad. A lot of people said, how long has this been going on for,

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why was it happening? The concern is if the Irish government accept and

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take the money, will Apple leave and go elsewhere? If they leave, will

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other companies follow suit and do the same thing as well? Also the

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Irish economy with the euro in a bad state a couple of years ago. I

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remember family friends and other people saying, we will leave because

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the economy is unstable. By having these companies in Ireland is

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beneficial for the economy. I think this could open a whole different

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can of worms. That certainly will be the Irish government's argument, as

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part of its attempts to get this decision overturned. James,

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Brussels, 13 billion euros tax bill clears the way for further

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crackdowns on Apple. 13 billion in respect of what George Osborne

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managed to get out of Facebook recently? Yes. Are we going to see

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other countries across Europe tried to claw money back from some of

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these tech companies? Well, she has thrown down the gauntlet and saying

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this should be a challenge for other countries to try and get back some

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of that money. This was a huge amount of money, 13 billion euros is

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in fact the total budget for the Irish health service every year. So

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it shows how tall they are, they are challenging this, because they are

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prepared to forego this money, rip up this winning lottery ticket, in

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order to appease other corporations, to say to them, we are your friends

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and we are favourable tax shelter for you, so we will reject the money

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in order to encourage other businesses here and not frighten

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them up. One assumes they are getting more than 13 billion in the

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kinds of business and job creation, whatever from different companies

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benefiting from this low tax regime. Huge corporations are based there

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with turnovers Biggers than most nations. They are headquartered in

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Ireland. It is an economy that was struggling and the Celtic Tiger was

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on death's door a few years ago. It has come back from the dead and this

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would threaten it, if Apple withdrew and it had a domino effect. It would

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be catastrophic. Let's move on to the Telegraph. Labour plan expenses

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free for all? The Parliamentary expenses should be scrapped and MPs

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should be trusted with an allowance, that is what has been put forward. A

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senior ally of Jeremy Corbyn has said the Parliamentary watchdog was

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a bureaucratic ornament. The whole deal here is MPs, the expenses

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should be placed in their bank accounts without us knowing about

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it. We have had an issue about the expenses, it has caused a lot of

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issues, why should this happen? It sounds dodgy in every aspect. They

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get a fixed allowance rather than putting receipts through the claims?

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Yes, like a lot of TV companies give allowances to their employees. Not

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free money technically, but placed into their bank account. It would

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also be deductible against tax as an expense. Paul Flynn, this man

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suggesting this, it that he hasn't been made policy, had to pay back

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?2000 after the last scandal. Another MP says it shows how

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completely detached from reality Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party is. How

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many people out there would be saying I would love all this money

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every week without having to submit claims. We all had to submit claims.

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Several people went to jail after this scandal. It seems idiotic and

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totally detached from reality. At the end of the day, the man or woman

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on the street, who works hard and pay their taxes, if they went down

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this route or try to think of considering this option, why has

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this been put on the table? It does seem like an odd thing to do. But I

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suppose the argument would be the bureaucracy involved in dealing with

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receipts, accounts and people having to put their expenses in, have a

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flat rate. We all have to do it. Trust me, we have to do it here at

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the BBC. It is like they are saying we are special, different from other

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people. He would argue this would save money, which is the whole point

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of the exercise. The New York billionaire heiress who was found

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guilty of tax fraud a few years ago who said, taxes are for the little

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people. You should just be given the expenses. The despite many others

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went to jail a few years ago, it seems ridiculous. Staying with the

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Telegraph, about churches. Yes, after what took place in France,

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churches should have bouncers. The church is a place where many people

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go to worship, get away from the outside world. But my mum is a

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devout Catholic, I couldn't imagine her having to speak to a bouncer in

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order to get in. There has been a 12 page guidance by Nick Tolson, who

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advises the Home Office. This has been put through. Is this for

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Catholic churches? All churches, I just cited my mum as an example. My

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concern here is, churches are places of worship. If you start putting

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bouncers in churches, by the police getting involved, a lot of

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anarchists will be saying, it is turning society into a police state,

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where you don't have the freedom to go to a place of worship. It is a

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bit scary. James, it defeats the whole idea of church being open to

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everybody? Yes, we have freedom to worship, that is one of the things

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enshrined in our whole DNA. It is almost laughable, this idea of

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bouncers standing on the door, you're not coming in, you are

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wearing trainers. You have the wrong suit. If your name isn't on the

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list... If your name isn't Joseph or Mary, you are not coming in.

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Junior doctors, five-day strikes, plotting, not planning, plotting.

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What a surprise it is in the Daily Mail. Saying hospitals will be

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overstretched and strikers might forfeit any other remaining public

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sympathy. They would take place between eight in the morning and

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five in the afternoon. You have got to think of operations, most

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important issues, cases which need to be looked into. Would they ever

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get done? What will the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, what will he

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do? I think next year we may see Jeremy Hunt on Strictly Come Dancing

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with Ed Balls. He is on the front page of the Daily Mail. I am going

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to take some bets on that. What have we got here, patient is ten times

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more likely to die in cancer lottery? It is the postcode lottery

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again. Certain areas who are not using cancer treatments correctly or

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quickly enough. As this headline says, in those areas, you are ten

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times more likely to die. It is particularly upsetting his thing, my

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relative, my mum, my dad, my granny could have been saved if they have

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the correct treatment at the correct time. It is a complete lottery and

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something the NHS must address as this report says by Public Health

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England, as a matter of urgency. 19 trusts have been told to review

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their cancer treatment as a matter of urgency. 12, it is not OK, but 19

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trusts, it is worrying. It is something that touches us all.

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Nobody in this country doesn't know somebody who has had cancer and

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often it is a close relative. It is a very emotive thing. If you feel

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the NHS has not got it under control, it is a bad reflection on

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the NHS. An institution we all love, but it has to get control over this

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because it impacts seminary lives. The big talking point that some

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people, as cricket fans... Lots of people out there who aren't cricket

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fans. I played cricket once in my life. Alex Hales and the England

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team have smashed, completely smashed a world record. 444 in a

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one-day limited over again. Most astonishing of all, Alex Hales has

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had a terrible Test series and his place was under threat. He has

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completely battered the Pakistanis almost single-handedly. They speak

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the score by Sri Lanka in 2006. But it was against Holland. England did

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it against Pakistan. Our Pakistan the world number one? They are in

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tests, it is not a Mickey Mouse team, it is a serious opposition and

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to clock up this total, over eight runs an over, is astonishing. It was

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a batsmen's pitch. I once got eight in one afternoon. So to get more

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than eight and over. Don't ask. We will end it there. Thank you both

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very much. That's it for the papers tonight, the front pages are online

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on the BBC News website. You can see is there with each night's addition

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being posted on the page shortly after we have finished. Wang is

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tonight guests, Edward and James and thanks to you for watching.

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Gorgeous day across most part of the UK today. Temperatures got up to 27

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degrees in the South East. Tonight and tomorrow there is rain away. Not

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a lot, but for a

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