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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 columnist for the Daily Telegraph,

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Tim Stanley and Susie Boniface, who's a columnist -

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known as the Fleet Street Fox - for the Mirror.

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Could only get into the building if you wore blue. We cannot get the

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pictures of the front pages for some reason, I dent understand why so we

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are going to have 18 minutes of discussion. And you would be

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pleased. Let us start with the Telegraph, Hammond's warning to

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business, irresponsible companies face backlash in push to put workers

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on board and curb bosses pay. This is Philip Hammond saying that

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customers want to know that workers' rights are being respected? Guillem

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act yes and if you read some of the detail, he's talking about defending

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government plans for workers on boards, he's going to take action on

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executive pay, he is going to review workers' rights. All on the eve of

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the Conservative conference, this is almost Corbin nonexpert. This is the

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kind of thing that will make John McDonnell spit teeth. To know that

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somehow or another. -- Corbynomics. We have gone a Labour Party quite a

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long way to the left and that has pushed the Tories even further to

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the left so I don't know who is right and who is left. Are you

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convinced by that? Yes. A lot of unions will be pleased and they are

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concerned that Brexit means that they will have to give up the

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workers' rights that is bestowing on us by membership of the European

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Union? I think this interview tells us a couple of things, first of all

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this suggests that Theresa May has taken charge over Philip Hammond.

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They have not been elected together, they were thrown together but the

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fact that Philip Hammond are saying things that you normally associate

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with Theresa May indicate that he is part of a team and he's not going to

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go his own way. Secondly tells us that Theresa May wants to be Angela

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Merkel, it is highly ironic that our Conservative Prime Minister is

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adopting Christian Democrat European style social and economic policies.

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What happens in Germany is you have a state managed corporatism whether

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stating courage is things like workers sitting on boards. That is

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reflective of her approach towards capitalism, she's not a metropolitan

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liberal that is into corporations doing what they want, she's not a

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libertarian. She is a provincial woman. She has been surrounded by

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small business people all her life, she's someone who sees things from

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the point of of the shop floor, she has talked about helping the working

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classes. We are going to see at the conference this week, a very new and

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distinctive personal brand of conservative. And kitten heels. And

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what is interesting is that things that Philip Hammond has said, and

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immigration protecting skilled workers and making sure that the

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economy doesn't suffer too much, this is the kind of thing that will

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worry a big chunk of the Conservative Party who you might

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want to personify as being more white wing or pro-Brexit, saying

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this sounds like we are not going all of the way for Brexit, how this

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is all going to work internally if they start having some social

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Democratic, economic policy that is not currently existing Conservative

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theology I suppose, ideology, how that is going to work internally,

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because Liam Fox, John Redwood, Boris Johnson, David Davis, are

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going to start having hissy fits about this? Yes. We will come back

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to Theresa May and her control in the times in a minute. The Daily

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Mail says there are secret taxed eels for football millionaires, they

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are about to cut their income tax is, how so? It is very complicated,

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when you are paid by a couple paying football comedy get your salary but

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there is an issue of what happens to your image rights, like your face

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appearing on towels and lunchboxes, which apparently happens. Hitherto,

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what has been happening allegedly is that some players have been diverted

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the income from the club into the image rights, it means that they can

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pay a corporation rate of tax on the money they earn rather than an

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income tax level. The Daily Mail says that what has been going on for

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two years without us realising is that HMRC allegedly has been saying

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to players that you shouldn't really do that but if you are going to do

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that then OK but you can only do that with a fifth of your income.

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Now they know about it, now suddenly we there about it and that is what

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the Daily Mail is reporting. Compare to previous behaviour in the image

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rights, there is an accountancy loophole that the HMRC has caught up

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with, they have put a limit on how much you can do that, on the one

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hand, that appears to be HMRC pulling its fingers out, on the

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other hand when the Daily Mail tries to find out what the current deals

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are, HMRC have delayed, denied, said no comment, not put stuff out,

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refused to answer and so despite months of a newspaper asking what

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the dealers, they haven't said. It doesn't matter whether HMRC think it

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is popular or not, if this is official policy, with what is

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happening with tax funding, it is something that everyone should know.

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So if you have a photograph of yourself with a byline, could you do

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the same with your newspaper? You can but I don't think you would get

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away with it. If you are having a picture used with a company website,

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that is the issue as well. One particular group, is getting

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favourable treatment. Might image may be used as a dart board. So I

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don't know if I should be getting money. The Times, saying she is a

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control freak MP? It just sounds like she has taken over a new job.

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They are making a lot out of this, is things like Mr Cameron's aides

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were hustled out of number ten within minutes of him leaving, will

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that is fairly normal. Apparently Samantha Cameron has met with Philip

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made, to look at image. And Arab Obama said he was impressed with the

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gender balance at her team, it doesn't sound like much of a coup

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d'etat for me. It sounds slightly contrived. Samantha Cameron met with

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Philip made to talk about a Prime Ministerial spouse, I want to know,

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what it meant: make sure you have the right kind of bikini for the

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beach. Watch a wallpaper choices, because when foreign state leaders

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visit you will have your picture taken. The Daily Mail will be

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reporting how much oil lamps cost. I would just be fascinated. I'm sure

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that Philip may sat there and went Ono. To defend, it is true and feet

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street feels that part of the problem with Theresa May is that she

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is so self-possessed and self-controlled, she keeps her own

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counsel and she doesn't gossip and leak stuff. We need a wreck as our

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Prime Minister. -- we want. Try to piece together a personality

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profile, don't forget, the conference is the first big chance

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to present herself to Britain and explain what she's going to do.

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Trying to piece together some picture of her private life is

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Ashley pretty hard to do. No wonder they are going on about her shoes so

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much. Character is all they have got. Polish builders have been saved

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from Brexit, European construction workers and tradespeople are set for

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an exemption. This was a worry, that key workers who were not bankers

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were going to find it difficult to come and work in the country? It was

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one of those on main things that was going to be discussed at length,

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whether we were going to lose the migrants, or whether there was no

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point. Unsurprisingly, there will be some kind of a fudge, where you

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store have the migrants that you need. But as with everything with

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Brexit, you have to see the inside of it to see what the text is, but

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this can only be speculation because we do not know. There have been no

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deals, no discussion, has anything been published yet, about what is

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gay to happen with freedom of movement, maybe a freedom of

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movement with some foreign country. A sort of EU style freedom of

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movement. Or whether we will have any kind of movement, we don't know

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so this whole front page is guesswork. There will be a lot of

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occupations that will want to have opportunities like that? Yes it is

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not clear exactly what system will suit that, we thought it might be a

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points-based system, it has been suggested that is not tough enough.

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The interview we have got with Philip Hammond, he insists that

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whatever happens, access to high skilled workers will be retained yet

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we have also been given word that the system will involve quotas in

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some way and actual numbers will be brought down because when Theresa

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May was Home Secretary, she said she felt frustrated in her attempts for

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immigration so that suggests that there will be an attempt to reduce

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numbers, but exactly who and how they will manage that and who

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decides how the workers are important. Britain divorce lawyers,

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draft Brexit on art, wine and property, our share of the spoils.

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This is the most important thing in any split, I made sure that my

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husband didn't get the wine. He doesn't know that. He does now. I

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was drinking it for years, it was brilliant. What they are talking

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about is that although we are going to split, don't laugh, it is true.

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There are a lot of EU assets. So although we will have to lose money

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on one side, our trade negotiators are going to look at the other side

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of the balance sheet in terms of apparently, we owe them a part of a

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European art collection. According to the amount that we pay into the

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EU we may well have some sort of claiming rights over 5000 bottles of

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wine. But only 250 bottles of spirits. 2.25 euros million worth of

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art and 10 million euros worth of book value at European Court of

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Justice building, and they will also talk about pension deals because

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there are British citizens who are employees of the EU through us in

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Brussels who have pension rights, who have jobs in the have to decide

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what they are going to do in terms of keeping it on. Whether we will

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pay their pensions for 50 years down the road, it is like any divorce, it

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is the pensions and the assets that cause the real row. I say keep it

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simple, just that half of the wealth down the middle and we will take one

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half and they will take the other. One of the things that stands out,

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is a building. It is 32 Smith Square, the former home of

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Conservative Central office, is currently run by the EU on behalf of

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the European Parliament and in that building Nigel Farage currently has

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an office. Says he's rented an office in the EU which we are going

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to take back anyway. What a confusing mess. We are going back to

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the mail. I am putting it to one side because I was hoping we did not

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have to talk about this. The Daily Mail. Charlatan George, charlatan

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pull-out. -- Charlotte and George. Do you have a problem with this? Why

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would I? This is great, this is about projecting Britain around the

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world, this is about building bridges and alliances and

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reaffirming historical ties. That is what the Royal family exists to do,

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they are human beings but they are also effectively bankrolled by us,

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they are the face of us and what they can do to spread joy around the

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world and increase its image and earning power, I say God bless you

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man. Your 32nd start now. You are entirely right, this Canadian trip

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is not just a nice holiday, this has been arranged purely because we are

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currently involved in Canadian Brexit negotiations. Canada has

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recently talked about and EU trade deal for itself and it wants us to

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join a trade deal, we would be quite keen on joining it, so that we can

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Brexit sooner. Part of the reason therefore, you have a royal visit,

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it was when William and Kate turn up, there is lots of fantastic

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beneficial effects from that and you have more tourism. You can bring a

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whole swathe of government officials along with you and lots of media

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coverage and tourist spots. What is wrong with that? The fact is that is

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what the raw family is poor. But I don't think that is what a

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16-month-old child should be doing. They are sweet young children but

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they had been born into a family that does this for a living whether

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they like it or not and I tend to think that the children should be

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going on a trade deal mission which is what this is and many of them are

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coming up in the next year or 18 months around the world. They should

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be doing that when they are 15 and 18 not when they are 16 months and

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three years old. They can take them with and not have a photograph, that

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is what happens, Kate and wheels are very good at making sure, the fact

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that they are being pushed out like this is purely to put money in

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businessmen 's pockets, it is not to make us happy. I think that there

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should be a creche that they are put into. I might ask them to give you

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some parenting advice. The Guardian says that Syrian regime blocks 80%

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of the supply. Just six convoys reaches it. How much of an exclusive

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this is I don't know, but the scale of the obstruction is what leaks

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out? Absolutely, the ceasefire has broken down effectively, the great

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powers have not managed to bring peace and stability, the reason for

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that is because the side they are backing have contrary aims, which

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this appalling story is a reflection what matters to President Assad is

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not ending the civil war, bringing peace and stability, what matters is

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securing control of the hit, and even if it means securing aid, he

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will do it. What can the international community do about it?

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It is almost impossible, there is no guy in a white hats that you can

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back to be the eventual victor. There is no promise of democracy,

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there is just horrible people. So it will be messed the matter what you

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are going to do and I think it is too late to do anything about it. It

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is going to be what it is going to be, it is a vacuum.

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Mighty change with a change of American president? No, one

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candidate supports the policy status quo had argued he was responsible

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for the status quo in Hillary Clinton and the other candidates

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point of view in Syria are very hard to concern. They are crazy. They

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imply that he's not ready to do the job. Finally, the Stealth bedroom

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tax, the poorest pensioners to lose hundreds of pounds a year. But I

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thought, that there was supposed to be some kind of exemption or extra

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help? There is supposed to be a system by which you can claim by

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your local authority some emergency support, but that was a finite fund

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that was set up under the coalition government. That money will have

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long since run out so it may well be that you will be further hit by a

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bedroom tax and there is going to be problems for you. However I did see

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something saying that the bedroom tax was not going to be committed

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quite as harshly so who knows? And of course its official name is the

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spare room subsidy and you could argue that with the housing crisis,

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can we afford to have people living in homes bigger than they need?

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Equally the scale of housing problem is such that the number of families

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affected by it is so comparatively small that the idea of driving one

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person out of their home in order to free it up for seven people is

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arguably fantasy. I have no reason to say this, but I get the

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impression, that what is happening in number ten, everything is on the

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table. It might be another area of welfare reform they are trying to

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roll back and this is the kind of headline, I have an instinct that it

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is the kind of thing that reason they doesn't want associated with

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her government. Just as cold. As it is here. That is it for tonight,

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don't forget, you can read a detailed review, on the papers page

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of our Internet. And each night addition is posted shortly after it

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is finished, and also thank you to Tim Stanley and Susan Boniface.

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