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With me are Oliver Wright, Policy Editor at The Times

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and Kevin Schofield, who's Editor of the

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For the second day in a row the Times leads

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with an investigation into the circumstances

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of Dame Lowell Goddard leaving the independent inquiry

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Dame Goddard has strenuously denied allegations of misconduct and racism

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The Daily Mail devotes its front page to the news that footballer

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Ched Evans has been cleared of rape by a jury.

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The Guardian goes with the same story, as well as a report

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that the NHS will not be receiving any extra funding in next

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The Express also features Ched Evans, but focuses

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on the issues surrounding Britain leaving the European Union.

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The Financial Times also leads with a Brexit story,

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reporting that car manufacturer Nissan has received assurances

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from the Prime Minister that it's trading status will not be affected.

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The Telegraph reports that the metropolitan police

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are withholding the full publication of a report into their handling

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And the Mirror's front page is dedicated to the actress

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Jean Alexander, who has died at the age of 90.

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Let's start with the Telegraph. Falling from a comment Mark Carney

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has made about the effect of the value of the powerful and will have

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on inflation and prices. The Telegraph says don't give me orders

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Carney warns Nei. This is the Bank of England reminding the Prime

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Minister that they are independent and they don't want to be interfered

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with by the government. The independence of the Bank of England

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is something Labour brought in after the 1997 election. This is Mark

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Carney, the governor, flexing his muscles. He was appointed by George

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Osborne and was a close ally of George Osborne and was in favour of

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reunion in the EU referendum. He is basically reacting to comments about

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the Tory conference speech in which the reason they questioned lower

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interest rates and quantitive easing and said we will change that. He is

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firing warning shots he sent back off, we are independent and we will

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not take any direction from politicians. He set up the system

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but you have to let us make it work. It was thought to be a good thing.

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It would no longer have to... You can separate out politics and

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finance and by giving them. It was a good idea but it didn't go to happen

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when things start going wrong. This is interesting because the

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relationship between Osborne and Mark Carney was extraordinarily

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close, but clearly the relationship between Hammond and Carney and the

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relationship between Theresa May and Carney is not the same. He is making

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it very clear that I am not going to allow you to push me around.

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Circumstances may have changed, Brexit is a huge political issue, I

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will deal with this as I want and if not, there is always Canada. He has

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quite a bit longer left on his contract. It was shorter than most.

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He made it clear it should be shorter than most. He is enormously

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respected but just in Canada where this country, but around the world.

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He would not have a shortage of job offers and this is a side shot

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across the aisle saying either let me do this job properly or find

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someone else. He is already a hate figure as far as Eurosceptic Tories

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are concerned. They will be worried about this. They will be saying this

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is another example of Mark Carney overstepping the mark and he should

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mind his neck in. There are things the right can do to help the

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economy, there are things the government can do. You have got to

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assume that the premised and the governor will both have the best

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interests of the country at heart, don't you? They might have different

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ideas of how to get those best interests. One topic you is

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quantitive easing which is complicated, but the conference

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speech they signalled quantitative easing is one of those things that

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is hurting people, hurting savers in particular because there are low

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interest rates. He would say this medicine is necessary because there

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will be problems in the broader economy otherwise. May is saying she

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doesn't like that very much. The question is, he has the whip hand in

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that relationship? I would love to know what George Osborne thinks.

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Glad he isn't having to deal with that. We should keep an eye on his

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Twitter account. Let's move on to the Financial Times. Theresa May

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assures Nissan its UK plant will be shielded from Brexit followed. This

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is going to be music to the ears of Nissan, but other companies will

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want this. This is the first big problem and test for the government.

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Nissan have an investment decision coming up which they said they will

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make this year. It is about whether to produce the new car model and

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where to do it. They have factories in France, Spain and they have a

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factory in Sunderland. Before Brexit, everyone assumed it would go

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to Sunderland. It is the most efficient Nissan factory in Europe.

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It was producing the previous model and it was a foregone conclusion.

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Brexit changes the game on that. Nissan very specifically went to the

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government and said if you want is to build this in Sunderland, we need

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guarantees. If you are Theresa May and you have Nissan coming to you,

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thousands of jobs in Sunderland am a huge symbol that Brexit is going

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wrong, you will take them seriously. The Chief Executive of Nissan had a

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meeting in Downing Street and Theresa May has pretty explicitly

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said we will guarantee that nothing goes wrong. That could bring

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government subsidies. The subheading is that the rules will not change.

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How can she get that assurance when we don't know what the terms of

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Brexit will be? She is airing on the side of caution. For optimism. They

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are terrified at the first big economic reaction to the Brexit food

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will be the closure of a plan with the decision not to invest further

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in a planned, lots of jobs at stake here and if there are massive job

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losses as a direct result of Brexit. It is all well think that

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Conservative conference, talking about hard Brexit, but when it comes

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down to brass tacks like this, she might be a little bit softer than

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she would like to make out. If one business seems to get an

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advantageous deal out of this, other companies will want the same. It is

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an acknowledgement from the government that Brexit will cause

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significant wobbles in the economy. I feel like I say this every time

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when something about Brexit comes up, how can anyone say what the

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shape of it is going to be one we are only at the beginning? It is not

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just up to what Britain wants. The point about this deal is the

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government is saying on the quiet, even if Brexit goes wrong, we will

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subsidise you. Even if Europe puts on tariffs on Nissan cars, we will

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make sure that you don't lose out as a result. The form of words is we

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will make sure you are protected, but they are not saying we know what

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the outcome of the deal is, they are sent if you put in the investment,

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we will make sure you don't lose out. That is extraordinarily

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significant and other manufacturers will want similar guarantees. There

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will be other industries that are affected that will want similar

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protection. Of course there will. This is a big precedent being set by

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the government and there is no reason why other industries will not

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set hang on, if Nissan kept this, we should get something. Someone said

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the other day that we haven't had so much access to government for a very

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long time, people wanting to be nice to us, wanting to reassure us. That

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is one consequence of Brexit. The government is far more aware of the

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whip and that business has because what might have been on the business

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pages is going to the front of the paper I went as political

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ramifications which they wouldn't have had in the past. We will move

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on to the times. Here we have another story about the Lowell

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Goddard who was the former chair of the sex abuse enquiry. The Home

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Office knew about fears over abuse judge. She did quit over

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allegations. I will, to what she has said in her defence in a moment but

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tell us what this is about. This is a significant clinical story because

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you have the Home Secretary and the permanent Secretary, the most senior

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civil servant, going before the House of Commons and speaking to the

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Home Affairs Select Committee about why the Lowell Goddard quit and they

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said she quit because she was homesick and she wanted to go back

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to New Zealand. We ran a story yesterday with allegations about

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what her behaviour had been like. Now we have the statement from the

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Home Office saying they were aware of these concerns at the time at

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which Amber Rudd and the permanent secretary gives evidence. Why didn't

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they tell the committee then? There is a paragraph here about what the

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Home Office has actually said about what he knew. They said on July 29,

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did it is important, the Home Office was made aware of concerns about the

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professionalism and competence of Justice Gothard. They basically said

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that the decision was taken not to inform the Home Secretary. It was an

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enquiry matter as opposed to a government matter. This raises

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different questions. The previous secretary was Theresa May who is now

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promised. What did she know? The spokesperson for the Prime Minister

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was asked this this morning. She just would not be drawn on it at

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all. She wanted to shut it down. There is a possibility the pro

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Minister may have known about this. He just wonder, when you give

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evidence to Parliamentary committees, you cannot mislead

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Parliamentary committees, especially not if you are a cabinet minister.

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For Amber Road to say this was categorically the reason, that she

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was homesick, now we know that wasn't the case. We had heard

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things. The other thing is that Theresa May had this reputation of

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being all over every bit of detail. I spoke to a former minister who

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said it was inconceivable that if there were rumours going around the

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committee that Theresa May didn't know about them. Over the coming

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days there will be more pressure to find out what Theresa May knew and

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when she and why people want more open and honest about it. That is

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reiterate what the Lowell Goddard has said. She has strongly denied

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all the albums of the story run by the Times today, that is Friday and

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that includes any allegations about her conduct. That is the Lowell

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Goddard APPLAUSE Statement.

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We will stick with the enquiry because it is on page four of the

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times. The enquiry will be cut back to say that. It will be scaled back

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to keep it on track. The leak QC amongst others had said, some time

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ago, they were concerned about what the enquiry was trying to achieve in

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its scope. Ten years is the estimate of how long this will take. They

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have compiled millions of documents, pages of documents and haven't taken

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a single piece of evidence from any witnesses. There is a real danger

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that it will run out of control and we will be here in a long time and

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there will be no outcome and in the meantime millions of pounds of

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taxpayer money is being spent. You can understand why the government

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will want this to be tightened and made shorter so we can get to the

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bottom as quickly as possible. The victims are desperate to know what

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has been happening. What is the ultimate aim is what you have to

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ask. People say they want closure, they want to understand why it

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happened. If you have an enquiry of such scope, the answer is will be

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different depending on what you are looking at. If you merge this

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something together into a great morass of separate and different

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things, there is a dangerous that your ultimate outcome is less

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satisfactory than if you looked at specifics. Is it clear what will

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have to go? The problem they have is having set up the enquiry, any

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attempt to reduce its skill is likely to face huge controversy from

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certain interests. Some people will say it is a whitewash. Let's go back

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to the Telegraph. Scottish Nationalist MPs to reject the code

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requiring an act in UK interests. This might scupper the idea of

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another vote on independence. It is Groundhog Day in Scotland. We are

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back to talking about the constitution. Now, it is a really

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good story, an interesting story. There is a new code of conduct that

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MPs have to say they will act, they have a duty to act in the interests

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of the United Kingdom as a whole which is a different wording. The

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previous wording referred to the nation. The SNP, whose raison d' tre

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is to break up the United Kingdom, their MPs will say we are not keen

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on standing up for the interests of the United Kingdom because we want

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to see the end of the United Kingdom. They are saying it needs to

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be changed or they won't sign up to it. What is the sanction if you

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don't? I don't know. It will make matters of SNP MPs. Tommy Sheppard

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is saying they will try to change it. Tommy Sheppard only joined the

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SNP in the days after the referendum. It was a senior official

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in the Scottish Labour Party not so long ago. He was assistant general

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secretary. He switched sides, became a nationalist, joined the SNP and

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ran to be deputy leader. He was defeated by Angus Robertson. He is

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one of the new breed of SNP MPs, quite militant. He says up with this

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we shall not put. They are a force. They only has a majority of 12, so

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the SNP have some clout. Go back to the FT. Defeat to Uzbekistan leaves

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Chinese clone of World Cup glory a long shot. The Chinese football team

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has not been doing well. They lost to Syria as well. I like the line

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that they are saying they will do something we are good at and one of

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the Chinese tabloid papers are saying they should abandon the

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beautiful game and go back to playing ping-pong. It is a great

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story. A surprise and story for the FT to have on their front page.

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Because the president is a massive football fan, there is a lot of

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money in the Chinese football league. They are bringing in a lot

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of foreigners. They are saying the Chinese players, they don't know

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what to do almost because they are so used to play with foreigners,

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highly paid and talented foreigners. Remind you of anyone? I am not in a

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position to comment. Is the argument then to not allow so many foreign

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players to play in their teens and bring on the home support? We have

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heard that before. When are they supposed to be holding the World

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Cup, 2018? That was the hope. They hoped to not only host the World Cup

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but to qualify... I don't follow it closely. They hope to qualify and

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hope to host the World Cup and eventually win it. As I say, there

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is as much chance of Scotland winning it. The president has

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decreed China will have 20,000 training centres and 70,000 pages in

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place by 2020. That would help. You would imagine Silbert can you buy

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your way to success in football? Yes, you can't, can't you? It would

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take a long time. If they do that they will enjoy the fruit 20 or 30

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years down the line. He instant success because he is spending this

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money. There is all this stuff at the Olympics which the Chinese want

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happy with. They came third to the UK which didn't go down particularly

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well. Shall we just look at this. To make us all feel better, look at

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those seven piglets. The web is most domesticated breed in the world.

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They are very sweet. I feel better just looking at the picture. I

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thought you would as well. That is if The Papers tonight. Don't forget,

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all The Papers are online on the BBC News website where you can read a

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detailed review of them. You can see us there as well each night. Thank

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you both very much. Coming up next, the weather.

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Good evening. We will lose the chilly

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