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Rowena Mason, Deputy political editor of the Guardian. Thank you

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for coming in. The front pages: Most of them have this lead story about

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Steven Woolfe. Images released by ITV News, which show the Ukip

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leadership collapsed after an altercation with another MEP. That

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is featured on the Metro. The i Also has this as their top story.

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Scotland Yard has been caught up in a corruption scandal, according to

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the Daily Telegraph. Cliff Richard is leading legal action against the

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BBC and the police after being named in a child sex enquiry, in the Daily

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Mirror. The Daily Express looks ahead to the Autumn Statement which

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he says will contain measures to help struggling families. The Times

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says gambling companies face a crackdown on TV advertising during

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the daytime. Let's begin... That story about Steven Woolfe, one of

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the Ukip leadership contenders, and how it has featured on the times.

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This is the photo from ITV News. A lot of papers have it on their front

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page. A dramatic blow to the Ukip reputation. There is a certain

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unease about whether this picture should be used at all, but the

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papers have gone with it. We had some discussion, as well, to a

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certain extent all of us have been desensitised to some of these

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images. What is and isn't in good taste. This is probably veering

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towards not in good taste coming yet we have it over all of the front

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pages. That happens in a public space, so it is up for grabs. Yes. I

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feel slightly sorry for Steven Woolfe who has had this terrible

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health scare. He seems to be OK now. He is sitting up and smiling. But he

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is now pictured spread-eagled on the floor. Bit rough on him. It is. But

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the headliners dramatic blow to Ukip's reputation, do you think that

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is true? -- the headline is. They will now have an enquiry into

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exactly what happened in this altercation. It has taken place

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between Steven Woolfe and another MEP. Mike Hookem's spokesperson said

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he did not touch Steven Woolfe. There are different versions on what

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has happened. Ukip will look into what happened, according to Nigel

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Farage, who was once again Ukip leader, and there is the possibility

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there could be some kind of disciplinary action, or suspension

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against one or both of them. And we have a leadership competition coming

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up for Ukip again because Diane James stood down after just 18 days

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in the job. This is one of those things where, you know, if Ukip was

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a conventional political party, some have suggested that it is a

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different kind of political party where the one-time leader steps down

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after 18 days, the long-time leader steps back in, the favourite to

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replace her has now been caught up in some kind of altercation. How do

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you predict what will happen next? I have no idea. There are also reports

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that Steven Woolfe was thinking about leaving Ukip. That's correct.

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We ran a story yesterday saying that Steven Woolfe had been in talks with

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the Conservative Party until quite recently about defecting. He then

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admitted he had been seriously thinking about it. He claims this

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happened before he learned that Diane James was going to stand down

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as Ukip leader. Very conveniently for him it meant that having decided

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Ukip was his future he was then able to announce he was going to run for

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the leadership again. But it's caused a lot of tension within Ukip.

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He has a lot of support from the grassroots activists and from people

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like the major donor for Ukip, Aaron Banks, but other people within the

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party think it is unacceptable that he was on the verge of jumping ship

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to another political party. Some senior Tory figures did believe he

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was going to come over to their side. We will find more about that

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when the enquiry is over. Now, the Labour Party reshuffle. Why do you

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having stayed on as leader of the having stayed on as leader of the

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Labour Party? -- Jeremy Corbyn. I think he wants to make sure the team

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around him will be loyal to him. That looks like what this reshuffle

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is aiming to achieve. There is an appointment of some key allies to

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senior posts. Diane Abbott becoming the Shadow Home Secretary. Keeping

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Emily Thornberry in her job as Shadow Foreign Secretary. The other

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interesting one is Chakrabarti, who led the enquiry into anti-Semitism

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within the Labour Party. He is surrounded himself with people who

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are of the same politics. And another interesting move which I

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think as just come in quite recently in the last 30 minutes is that he

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has moved Clive Lewis from the role of Shadow Defence Secretary into a

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new role as Shadow Business Secretary and replaced him with a

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pro-trident MP. That is another move to shift the Shadow Cabinet so it

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aligns more closely with his views. Jeremy Corbyn is anti-Trident. Clive

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Lewis, while being sceptical of Trident, he said he thought Labour

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should park the issue. At the conference all of the talk was about

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we need to have unity. This reshuffle will give us an indication

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the Parliamentary Labour Party, or the Parliamentary Labour Party, or

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the grassroots, won't it? Those are some excellent points. The

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difficulty now is how does Labour battle between unity and loyalty.

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These are two different concepts now. Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party

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now, given the people who have been sacked, what is the party going to

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look like? How do you unify what was previously a disparate group of MPs,

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most of whom did not want him as leader. What does he do now? How

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does he unify the party? I suppose a lot of MPs were waiting to see

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whether there would be the whether there would be the

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opportunity to vote on who sat in the Cabinet. Some of these posts

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have already been handed out. Is that a possibility for some of the

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other Shadow Cabinet? There was as recently as a few days ago a plan to

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actually talk about this idea of Shadow Cabinet elections. I think

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allies of Jeremy Corbyn say that there could be this opportunity for

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Shadow Cabinet elections down the line. But when it gets to that point

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it'll be difficult to remove some of those people from their current

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posts who have been loyal to the needy, and who Jeremy Corbyn likes,

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and had not given him a hard time in those roles. There are other

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questions about which roles in the Shadow Cabinet would you make an

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elected, and how many would you make elected, and the Worcester shadow

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ministers believe that you suddenly told, you out of a job. -- and most

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of the shadow ministers who you suddenly told you are out of a job.

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Theresa May had to have a hard line on immigration for her party but it

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hasn't gone down well among other European leaders. Angela Merkel was

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also speaking to a domestic constituency. We will get to the

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point soon by these national leaders will be talking to each other. And

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these negotiations are not going to be easy by all indications are two

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years in which the first few months years in which the first few months

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where there will be a French national election campaign, a German

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national election campaign. The idea this will be two years and we are

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done, I think a lot of these countries have particular things

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they want out of these negotiations. And we are talking about 28

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countries. This will not be easy. Domestically, conservative

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politicians can talk about anything they like, say what they want, but

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it is all to be played for in negotiations, isn't it? That's

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right. Often politicians are talking right. Often politicians are talking

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in a domestic context and they might forget how their comments will be

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received overseas. It looks like the French Housing Minister has had a

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pop about the Home Secretary's proposal to ask companies to say how

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much their workforce were international workers. It seems

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like... There is a lot of leaders playing to their own audiences at

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home. Theresa May is going to come home. Theresa May is going to come

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up against this in her negotiations in the months to come. One other

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interesting thing to note is that it seems to be... Angela Merkel's tone

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seems to have shifted since Theresa May one became leader. That press

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conference they gave jointly in Berlin, Angela Merkel was saying I

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am in listening mode, come to us with a proposal, we will see what

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happens, but as it has become clearer that Theresa May is moving

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towards the rhetoric of hard Brexit, that seems to have annoyed people

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over the continent. The Daily Express, savers to get boost at

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last. Tory plan will help millions of hard-working families. We know

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the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has said it is up to

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the government, but how does the government do that when the Bank of

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England is in charge of interest rates? It is a difficult thing.

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There are some things the government can do by making saving more

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attractive. Savers have lost out big time in the last few years. There is

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no prospect of interest rates rising. Anything the government can

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do to make saving more tax efficient. In the mould of the ice,

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when it was created, when it was that idea of encouraging people to

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save. -- in the mould of the ISA. The government can still do things

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to incentivise regular people to put money in their saving accounts. The

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pensions expert now sit in the House of Lords and she is suggesting

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something which would be appealing, but how do you do it? A 4% national

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savings bond. People would jump at the chance to get 4% in returns at

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the moment. It seems like a natural thing for Theresa May to do given

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the kind of politics she's been talking about in her party

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conference speech. Wanting to help savers. Many of those people will be

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traditional Tory voters, maybe older who have seen the value of their

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savings and their pensions decline. The other side of that is that their

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out of people in the UK just managing, struggling people, who

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don't even have the money to put into savings, and it won't do much

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for them. The Daily Telegraph, going walkies since before Stonehenge.

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Tell us more. This is an intriguing and charming story about prehistoric

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travellers who seem to have taken an Alsatian with them on a 215 mile

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journey from York to the site of Stonehenge. -- 250 mile. How do they

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know? What have they found? They have found a tooth from one of the

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earliest domesticated dogs. I have earliest domesticated dogs. I have

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never been to Stonehenge. You must. It isn't clear that this journey

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happened at one time. I think the dog might have been quite tired at

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the end of it. All in one stretch. Perhaps he has spent many years of

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his life walking across many parts of the UK. Nice to know Alsatian 's

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have been around for such a long time. That is it. Some light relief

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amongst some of the political stories we have to deal with. You

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can read a detailed review of the papers. It is therefore you seven

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days a week on the website -- it is their for you.

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