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

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With me are columnists Rosamund Urwin of the London Evening

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Standard, and Neil Midgley of the Telegraph.

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A warm welcome to you both, thank you for being here.

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Tomorrow's front pages: the Times reports on the attacks in the US

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Theresa May, who is due to fly to New York for the UN assembly,

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will urge other countries to step up their counter terrorism efforts.

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The Financial Times leads with the blast in New York.

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The newspaper quotes the city mayor, Bill De Blasio, who said

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"New Yorkers will not be intimidated."

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The newspaper also reports a warning from the NSPCC about the rising

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number of paedophiles contacting children online.

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The children charity says that web cams and apps make

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The Telegraph reports that David Cameron wanted to shut down

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criminal investigations into the alleged abuse of Iraqis

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by British troops but was overruled by Government lawyers.

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The Daily Express's front page features the stars of ITV's

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The newspaper says there is a real-life romance

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The Guardian looks at tomorrow's BBC Panorama programme,

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which reports that rebellious Labour MPs who have been challenging

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Jeremy Corbyn's authority could face de-selection from their seats

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if Mr Corbyn wins the leadership race.

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And the Daily Mail revisits the story of Ben Needham,

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who went missing on the Greek island of Kos in 1991 at 21 months old.

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The Times, Rosamond, who talk about the attacks in the United States.

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Calling it a triple strike, linking it to the UN General Assembly

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meeting, though not necessarily any connection -- Rosamund. No, we don't

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know there is any connection. The bomb that went off, one of the

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devices are one of them didn't go off. It was fairly near the UN.

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There is no proof there is any link. What it has meant, of course, is we

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have renewed spotlight on these issues as we come up to the security

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discussions. And then on top of that with the US presidential election

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approaching, it will push terrorism back up the agenda. It has been high

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on the agenda but it will be the hot topic for this week. No clear

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indication, as we have said in the headlines, as to who might have been

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behind this bomb in New York which injured 29. Yes, so we have got I

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think now four separate things in America over the weekend, one bomb

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in New York, a pressure cooker bomb that didn't go off, a blast in New

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Jersey which injured no one, and a mass stabbing in a mall in Minnesota

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but no apparent link, certainly between all four of them, although I

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think IS has claimed responsibility for the Minnesota stabbing. And all

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of this, actually... We have had the memorial for the anniversary, the

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15th anniversary of 9/11. New York on the understandably, I suppose

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terror attacks are always in the back of New York mines. Yes,

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absolutely, and with the Minnesota stabbing, of course, so-called

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Islamic State has taken, has claimed responsibility. In that case, we

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actually have a suspect who is dead. The man responsible was shot dead.

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So, you note that it is easy for them to make that claim. We don't

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know that it definitely was them. And in the case of the others, they

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think it wasn't international terrorism. It is where it is coming

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from. Chelsea, in the neighbourhood of New York where these 29 people

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were injured by the bomb actually going off, is a very gay

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neighbourhood in New York. And obviously, the Orlando shootings

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were obviously in a gay club, so it could be homophobic, the motive. The

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picture here, exclusions rocked the city as world leaders gather for the

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security talk. Looking again at the UN General Assembly, where they will

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discuss the terror threat in general. Yes, and to reason may,

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apparently, according to the Telegraph, will say that Britain has

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a right to control its own borders are at the same time as Donald Trump

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makes a strong link between immigration, even entry into the

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country, never mind people staying for the rest of their lives, between

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Muslims coming to the US and Islamic terrorism. The Metro, terror blast

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rocks the city, and of course they have had attacks from abroad, and

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domestic as well, so when there is no clear motive for anyone who has

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claimed responsibility for that New York attack, then people don't know

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whether to think, is it a foreign attack, is it homegrown? No, quite,

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and currently they think it is not linked with international terrorism.

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Of course, that could change in the next couple of days. Obviously, the

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streets of New York will be heavily policed. Yeah, a thousand extra

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offices, we gather. Which seems sensible. Let's turn Azema attention

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to domestic politics, and, surprise, surprise, the Labour Party, and a

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Panoram programme coming out tomorrow night which, amongst other

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things, has Lord King in saying he doesn't think a Labour government

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will come in his lifetime -- Panorama. What is this about? The

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trade union leader Len McCluskey calling for a opponents of Jeremy

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Corbyn's leadership to be, I quote, held to account. It is an odd thing

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in a so-called democracy. The Labour Party, as far as I know, is supposed

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to be an organisation in which there are can be different views, which

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can be expressed through the ballot box in the leadership election. It

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sounds rather Soviet, if not worse, that if you... Celt -ish, perhaps,

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is that the word you are looking for? Once the election is over, it

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is Game of Thrones, off with your head if you don't support me. You

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wonder if there will be a leadership election against. You are a

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supporter of the Labour Party. A.m. . What do you make of this contest?

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Well, I think... Who do you want to win? I am supporting Allan Smith.

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There are some people who could not have run against Jeremy Corbyn who I

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would not support --I am. John McLauchlan? Yes, there you go. I was

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saying before that I spoke with a liberal Tory MP last week who thinks

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this is embarrassing, the state of the Labour Party, and we need

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opposition for democracy to function well. I don't feel the Labour Party

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in its current state is fulfilling that purpose. And I think it is very

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unfair on a lot of really good MPs. Some of the names I noticed today,

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talk of Peter Kyle, MP for Hove, and he won against a sitting Tory MP in

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2015, he is a moderate. And why on earth would we think these people

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shouldn't be... These people need to be in the Labour Party. Do you think

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Allan Smith has a chance of winning? No. I look forward to the 2017

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Labour leadership election -- Owen Smith. How on earth is Jeremy Corbyn

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going to form and adequate shadow cabinet? The talent has been

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severely depleted by... -- an. People refusing to serve. Initially,

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really good people went to the back bench when he won. It was depleted

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further by resignations. There is a very apposite picture in the

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Telegraph of Jeremy Corbyn, well, they have said, leadership contest,

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it is a knock out. And saying that he was actually visiting a boxing

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club that trains homeless people in north London. The Telegraph says he

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is unlikely to be pulling any punches. Boom boom, though he

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appears to be punching himself. Yes, as with many other forms of

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competition, he doesn't seem to understand the rules. More than one

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person is supposed to take part. LAUGHTER.

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Yes, quite. It is a rather good image, though, isn't it? It is, but

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his supporters would say he is massively popular with the party's

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members. With the members... And he has driven up Labour membership as

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well. But you have to think who joins... As a member, who joins

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parties? I am saying this as one myself, we have to accept not

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everyone is as interested in politics as us. What is the purpose

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of an organisation? The purpose of the Labour Party, presumably, is to

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be elected into government. It is like saying a massive corporation

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has increased the number of employees. If it isn't selling any

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goods, there is no point in it being there. The same is trouble Labour

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Party. Interesting analogy, thank you very much. Let's go on to the

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Daily Mirror, they have an interesting story about the

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investigation into the disappearance of Ben Needham in Kos, and the

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number one suspect's son, cops thought I was Ben. This story goes

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that a quarter of a century. When he disappeared, what he is saying is

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that... White at one stage into the investigation of his disappearance,

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the cops, the police thought that this chap, the son of a man who is

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now dead, there are accusations that have been heavily denied by the

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family, I should hasten to add that, that he was involved in the

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disappearance. The allegation is that he was crushed to death in an

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accident. There was a building site... It is all very complicated.

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The father was driving the digger. That is key to it. This chap on the

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Mirror father was driving a digger in a field next to where Ben Needham

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was playing and there is some circumstantial evidence that father

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was seeing the following day looking shaken after Ben Needham's

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disappearance, that the digger hit Ben Needham and killed him and there

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was therefore some kind of cover-up. The Mirror has said that this man

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had a son, and he says he has had his DNA tested to show he wasn't Ben

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Needham, in other words, the digger driver who is thought to have maybe

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killed Ben, or abducted him, passed him off as his own son, but when you

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look at this chap, at the risk of racial profiling, he looks about as

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Greek as they come. They have different coloured eyes... I am not

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sure we can tell much on that. Let's go onto the Independent, they have a

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striking story about the youngest child to die trying to reach the UK.

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He was legally entitled to enter Britain but he was hit by a truck in

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Calais. As far as I can tell, he was in the Jungle in Calais, he got so

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tired of waiting, presumably, so many other unaccompanied minors in

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the camp, which has risen, by the way, to 1022, up 55% in a month, he

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lost faith that he would ever get to the UK, and so he went off to try to

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do it by himself and he was on the French motorway and he was hit by a

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truck and killed. It is a terribly tragic story, and it does, once

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again, through into focus our government's policy on refugees,

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generally, unaccompanied child refugees, in particular. In the

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context of the Brexit vote which was clearly a massive statement from

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many millions of people in the country that they don't want mass

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immigration. In fact, that is the populist political statement with

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which Theresa May has to wrestle a she tries to engineer Brexit. We are

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talking about children here, and I just cannot believe people cannot be

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persuaded that it isn't an unacceptable thing to have so many

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children who are unaccompanied stating in these horrendous

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conditions and trying to come over here when they have... The argument

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the other way is that if you take in 1000, then that will encourage

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parents in wherever they are, Afghanistan, to send their children,

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more and more children, on a very dangerous journey alone across

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Europe in the hands of traffickers. How desperate one has to be to do

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that, as a parent. Let's go on to the Telegraph. They

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also have a story about this. The attorney general vetoing to stop the

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investigation into British soldiers of using Iraqis. -- abusing. Week,

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the British setup a thing to look into this. Three men are now facing

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trial. David Cameron wanted to stop this investigation completely

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because they have or are being tried as a military hearing, found not

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guilty. The Telegraph's line tomorrow is the attorney general

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said it would be illegal to disband the investigation despite the fact

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that many complaints have been made by the law firm public interest

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lawyers which has subsequently been closed down after irregularities in

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its work in Iraq. And the mail have another story about the Royal Marine

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accused of killing a member of the Taliban. Will he ever get justice?

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Mail readers gave him money to campaign his sentence. They have

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linked it to the story that has been in the Telegraph. And the British

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troops, as they put it, have been hounded by ambulance chasing

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lawyers. And we just have time to talk about Pippa and the perils of

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being Kate's sister. I saw the first-ever public speaking

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engagement. The reason for this is that she has a new book. Or just

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recipes. -- gorgeous. I got sent a copy of her first book, not this one

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and if there is a test, I can't remember who came up with it that

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you pick up the page 99 to tell a lot about this book. Why page 99?

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I'm not sure. It was a literary critic -- literary critic's idea. It

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was a picture of Pippa Middleton. Will you both be reading Pippa's new

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book? I can't say it is going to be top of my Christmas list. Thank you

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for being with us. Coming up next on BBC News, we will be going to the

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