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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 Laura Hughes, Political Correspondent

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at the Daily Telegraph, and Hugh Muir, columnist

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Tomorrow's front pages, starting with...

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The FT says the Home Office is trialling a fast-track online

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scheme to process applications for UK residency from abroad

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because it's expecting a surge of them post-Brexit.

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The Metro leads on the deaths of a woman and her young nephew

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after they were hit by a car being chased by police -

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The Prime Minister has promised that a Brexit deal will limit

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immigration - that's according to the Daily Telegraph.

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That's a theme picked up in the Guardian with its headline -

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While the Express simply asserts as Theresa May has said that,

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That's a theme picked up in the Guardian with its headline -

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"Brexit means border controls at whatever price, May insists".

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The Guardian fears that the elephant population in Africa is being wiped

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out. The Daily Mail has news of a revolutionary new drug that is being

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hailed as a breakthrough in the battle against insurer. The Mirror

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carries claims from doctors that eating a meal after 7pm could put

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you at greater risk of heart attack. A horrible story in the metro that

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we will go over. A man is in custody, a woman and her nephew, we

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understand, killed, when a car, being chased by police, left the

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road, taking a corner at speed and ploughed into a group of

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pedestrians. Three girls are critically ill in hospital. And of

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course this raising questions as to exactly what the police were trying

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to do here. He was speeding through a built-up area of south-east

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London, trying to get this assailant in this car, there is of course a

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police internal investigation into exactly what happened. That is the

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front page of the Metro. We will go onto Brexit. On the front page of

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the Metro, anybody got a bright idea? Made's Grexit cabinet

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brainstorms Aubel Brexit. I think a few of them think they

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know what they want to happen. Theresa May, on the other hand, has

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played this very carefully. If you look at the language that she used

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today, we were discussing this earlier, it is very open to

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interpretation. On the one hand, immigration, she says, is her red

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line. We will have controls on immigration, because obviously we

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voted to leave the EU, and many saw that as a vote of discontent about

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the numbers coming into the country. She said this is a red line, but we

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still don't know what that means for the single market, that is the real

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issue here, that everybody is thinking about. You say you are

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going to limit free movement, but are we staying in the single market

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or are we leaving? Some around the table say we have got to be in the

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single market, and some do not really care about the single market,

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it would nice, but it is not a big deal. That is the problem she has

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got, uniting her cabinet behind her. There is a historic picture of the

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whole Cabinet, a grisly vision. Of us!

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LAUGHTER For you, you! -- bought some of us.

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We haven't got to grips with Theresa May. We don't know if she is

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stringing them along. What she says seems to be interpretation, open to

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interpretation, you can take from it what you want. If you wanted to

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leave, it sounds as if she was with you, she is saying, Brexit means

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Brexit, we do not what means. She is talking about invoking article 50,

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people are saying, maybe she doesn't want to leave after all and she is

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strategising. She is giving everybody what they want from her,

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that Israeli clever. I think she is playing it long -- that is really

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clever. She doesn't know what the obvious way through this yet. This

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is a Test match, not a one-day game. Absolutely. She is making sure there

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is not huge pressure on her, because everybody thinks she is on their

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side, she is navigating the way through this. We will go on to the

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Telegraph. Grexit deal will limit migration. May is giving all sides

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what they want. This is the British people, a lot of people voted

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because they voted to get Britain out of the European Union over

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immigration. She is saying, don't worry, we will curb migration. The

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other interesting line is from the spokesperson of Theresa May. She

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says, will have this controls, we will also have a positive outcome

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for people who want to trade goods and services. OK, that's

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interesting, but what does that mean for other service sectors like

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financial services, that could potentially be impacted by leaving

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the EU? How wording is clever though, she's not ruling it out. --

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her wording. There is a reason she is Prime Minister, she ain't no

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fall! She could be sitting around that table, David Davis and Liam Fox

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-- no fool. You have got Philip Hammond, the trials were, who is a

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bit worried, he thinks they should state -- the Chancellor. He knows

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about the economic impact. You can take from it what you want. The

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three ministers are responsible for Brexit, the three cats in the sack,

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she is letting them fight it out. That buys her a bit of time. As I

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said, time will be important. What has she said today? She said,

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immigration is my red line, we will have some controls on immigration.

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Again, what does that mean? It could mean that by the time she is having

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serious negotiations, the whole of Europe might want some kind of

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control or different mechanism for immigration. That might actually not

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be a deal-breaker. Again, on trade and services, she has not said

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anything very specific. We will get the best deal that we can. All the

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while it seems to me she is trying to give herself as much wiggle room

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as possible. Bear with me on this. Theresa May is a mosquito... Bear

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with me! You know what mosquitoes do when they bite you, they

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anaesthetise you beforehand, they make you woozy and the area around

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the wound woozy so you do not feel a thing, and then, boom, in it goes.

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Then it is all gone. She is telling everyone, whether you wore a

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Brexiter year or somebody who wanted to stay in the single market, she is

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telling everybody what they want to hear. We are being lulled into a

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false as of security. There is definitely growing pressure on her,

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there are a lot of Eurosceptic Conservative MPs getting itchy feet,

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conference is coming up, they want conference to be, boom, this is what

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it all means. You have got a lot of them going to David Davis, back

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channels, saying, what is happening? He is saying to them, and of March,

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article 50 will be triggered. And of March? That is what he is saying. He

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is acting as an intermediary between Theresa May and these MPs who are

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going, what does Brexit means Brexit actually look like? Do you think he

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has told Boris Johnson? We all know he watches this programme regularly

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coming he knows exactly what is going on! Lovely cartoon on the

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front of the Telegraph. It is an exclusive. He says he has got hold

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of what the Cabinet actually agrees. It will be raindrops on roses and

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whiskers on kittens, bright copper cavils and warm woollen mittens!

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Brown paper bag Ujah is tied up with string. Mike I interviewed Peter

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Lilley tonight, two leading Brexiteers, they are companies the

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whole thing will be done and dusted once Article 50 years triggered

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within 18 months. It is going to be a piece of cake. The Germans and

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French are going to be wanting to negotiate with us. You have got to

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be thinking about the mood in those countries. How they feeling about,

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you know, exactly the same issues we are facing here? They might be

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going, hang on, if we give Britain what they want, who is the next

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country popping up to say that they want to leave and they would like to

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still do deals and trade but they don't want anybody coming in? German

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car manufacturers are not going to want tariffs on their vehicles. That

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is the argument of David Davis, that is in their interest to carry on

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trading. It is not up to them, it is up to the Chancellor. Let's go to be

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expressed, the front page, EU will be a great success. Again,

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continuing the theme that all the economic indicators so far have

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suggested that there have not been a plague on every one's house, that,

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you know, there hasn't been a massive flood, the skies have not

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fallen in now that we have decided to leave. It all seems to be rosy.

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You will find economists who can say that. Even the Economist on the

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Guardian. Our economist said this. There are others who disagree. And I

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think probably the truth of it is that it is a bit too early to tell.

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There are indicators that say that things are going better than we

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expected. At the moment, it can only be a reaction, a confidence

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reaction. You know, there hasn't been a Brexit yet. In terms of what

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people are anticipating that Brexit, some of the indicators are good and

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some of them are bad. I don't think we will really know until we

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actually get deeply into the negotiations. But again, I think

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that Theresa May is relying on the fact that some of the indicators may

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well not look too good. And that will give her, I think, just a bit

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more, as I say, but more will call room and power to negotiate. --

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wiggle room. We are going to exit Brexit and go to something else.

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Junior doctors and the five-day strike. We thought that this had all

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been settled, really, in May, because the junior doctors, the BMA,

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their union did not accept the deal that Jeremy Hunt, the Health

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Secretary, put on the table. They said no after, you know, repeated

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industrial action. Jeremy Hunt in the end said, I'm going to impose

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this contract on you then, we're not going to play ball, I'm sorry, I'm

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imposing it. Anyway, it has come back again, they are still not

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happy. It is still understood that the head of the BMA and dime hunt,

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when they got down to it at the negotiating table, they managed to

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with lid down to the issues of weekend and part-time pay. --

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whistle it down to the issues. It has accused doctors of playing

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politics and putting peoples lives at risk. This is a five-day strike,

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no A until 5am. It is a big strike, operations will be

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cancelled. Emergency cover as well, by the sounds of things. It is a

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game of chicken, in some ways. You know, the junior doctors have a

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great measure of public sympathy. I think any staff in the NHS who have

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taken industrial action will start off with some level of sympathy.

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But, you know, that is finite. I think whether that can run out and

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they need to be careful about that. On the other hand, they may be

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mindful that Tony Hunt's position is not as strong as it was before. We

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know from various leaks that, some of them were in our paper last week,

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that we talked about the amount of damage that was done by the lack of

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weekend cover, maybe he is overblowing that and officials were

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concerned that he was making too much of that. And so, you know, he

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has to be Gravell about losing public simply as well. Because

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people think that maybe he has not been negotiating in good faith as

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well. -- he has to be concerned. These are a lot of strikes. If this

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report is right and there is a rolling series of them, that is a

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lot. That will test the patience of the public. Jeremy Hunt has be

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careful, too. A lot of this is going to be down to who has the better

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spin, propaganda. Well and truly raising the stakes. We will go

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finally to be Independent. Trump its wall protest in Mexico. Donald

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Trump, the Republican nominee for the White House, he has gone to

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Mexico. He has had a chat with the president down there, we have got a

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clip of him speaking in Mexico City at a press conference. That might

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hear what he had to say. We did discuss the wall, we didn't discuss

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the payment of the wall, that will be at a later date. I think it was

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an excellent meeting, this was a preliminary meeting. I think we are

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very well on our way, a lot of the things I said very strong, but we

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have to be strong, we have the say what is happening. And there is

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crime, as you know, a lot of crime and a lot of problems. And I think

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together we'll solve those problems, I really believe that the President

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can buy will solve those problems, we'll get them solved. -- the

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president and I. They discussed the wall but they did not discuss

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payment of the wall. It is a man who said that Mexico exports rapists and

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drug dealers to the US, now he is having a summer with the president

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down there. Suddenly he is saying that all Mexicans are wonderful. --

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a summit. The wall is the biggest issue, and they did not discuss how

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it is going to be paid, it seems a little bit... You know, he was

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threatening to stop Mexicans living in America from sending money back

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home to their families until this wall was paid for. Mass

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deportations. I mean, the people who have supported him from the very

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beginning, they are going to be angry about this, aren't they? That

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is his problem. When he goes over there, they have to maintain that

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off-line, because otherwise his support, what you might call his

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traditional support, the diehards back in America, are going to say

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that he is selling them out, Sarah Palin has already begun to say that.

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He has to be mindful of that. At the same time, the whole point of this

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visit was to go there and look presidential. He wants to form this

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image in your mind of President from being able to go abroad and not make

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a fool of himself. This is what this was about, the international

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statesman standing at the podium. Some people might not like that.

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They love the fact that he is, I will say whatever I have to say

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because he is the right thing to say -- he is not like I will say

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whatever a have to say. Tonight was a mixture of both. He tried to keep

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closely to the script he had, but just occasionally you could see, I

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want to go off piste. It is hard to say that when somebody is standing

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right next year. Before you go, these

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front pages have come Don't forget all the front pages

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are online on the BBC News website, where you can read a detailed review

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of the papers. It's all there for you - seven days

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a week at bbc.co.uk/papers. And you can see us there, too -

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with each night's edition of The Papers being posted

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on the page shortly Thank you, Laura Hughes and Hugh

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Muir. Fine evening across most of the UK.

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We had a little bit of rain in

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