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We'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment.

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First, the headlines: The US Presidential candidate

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Hillary Clinton has demanded full details of the latest email

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investigation by the FBI into whether they contained

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Her Republican rival, Donald Trump, called the news the biggest

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French President Francois Hollande has called on Britain

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to take its share of the remaining child migrants who are still

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in Calais, after the camp known as the Jungle was

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MPs calling for action on mobile phone coverage say it's unacceptable

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that visitors to Britain often get better coverage than

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A report said 17 million customers had poor reception at home.

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The Royal Clarence in Exeter, described as England's oldest hotel,

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has collapsed after a devastating fire.

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More than 100 firefighters tackled the blaze at the 300 year

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

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With me are Mihir Bose, columnist at the London

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Evening Standard, and the Assistant Editor of the Times,

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The Observer leads with reaction to the FBI reviewing

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its investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails,

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with senior Democrats accusing the bureau's head

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of compromising its political neutrality.

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That story's also featured on the front

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of the Sunday Times, which claims that Hillary Clinton's

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The Mail on Sunday criticises the BBC for a show

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featuring a transgender story-line, which it says is available

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A novel solution for the country's housing crisis is unveiled

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on the front page of the Sunday Telegraph.

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It says the government is to offer help to build

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While the People carries an interview with the mother

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of murdered toddler Jamie Bulger, who says she's living in fear

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Let's now begin our review and we are starting with the story, the

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October surprise! The only story, Clinton and those e-mails. Why, what

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actually in them, are they any difference to the e-mails that were

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already investigated and why is James Comey apparently going on?

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Because of course it is supposed to be politically independent, the FBI.

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We are already hearing that he is a Republican. Also, the way he has

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presented it has allowed Donald Trump to say that there must have

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been a terrible offence for the FBI to reopen the enquiry. This is just

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a preliminary look. We don't even know, unless he knows what's in the

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e-mails, we don't know. The problem for Clinton is that she has this if

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you like problem of trust. American people, even though some of them are

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voting for her, don't actually like her or believe in her. This story

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opens up that count. So far, what we've had since the revelations of

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the way Trump behaved and his comments about women and so on, the

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focus has always been on the macro. Revelations coming out, one after

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the other. -- being on Trump. This laptop on which the e-mails were

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held was the laptop of Antony Wiener and we only know about him because

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of his misdeeds. And he seems to have shared his laptop with his

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wife. That's why it was seized, as a result of an investigation into

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another offence. Of course we don't know what these e-mails have. This

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is one of the elements of the story that's been brought out, in terms of

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the FBI. Why have they come out with this now when even they don't know

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what is included and the head of the FBI was told not to go ahead with

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this. The attorney general, to whom he is supposedly answerable, told

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him not to do this and it seems as if, I've been reading some stuff out

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of America tonight, the agents at the FBI themselves hadn't actually

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examined the e-mails. There is no time to do this before the elections

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because one supposes that needs to be done properly. So it's a

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tremendous mess. What is one of the papers is reporting it is already

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narrowing the poll lead that Hillary had. If you read his letter it

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suggests something without actually saying it. Let's turn to the Sunday

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Times, which also leads with this story. The headline, that Hillary is

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at war with the FBI, it will be interesting to see whether James

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Coney does see out his ten year term. He was of course appointed by

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Barack Obama in 2013. They do talk about the polls as well on the front

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page of the Sunday Times. This also illustrates the unique collection we

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have in America. The next president of Hillary Clinton would be taking

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office having to do something about the FBI. I mean, that's not

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something that happened in the past. What would you think if you were one

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of the 20 million Americans who have already voted? They might be wanting

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to change their minds and those key swing states, will this be something

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where those people who feel this fundamental distaste at the

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Washington ruling class might think this is just another example of

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their poor behaviour, of their shadowy dealings, and decide Donald

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Trump, the man who says he is the anti- politician, decide to vote for

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him? It will be interesting to see what the polls do say, because

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although we have been pointing out that they are narrowing, this was

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before the story broke. So they are not really reflect evolver last 24

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hours, so we will see what happens. All this is when Hillary Clinton

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proves herself to be the commander in chief and shows such cool rap is

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that people admire her. Who knows? And the state vote might be

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different to the national vote. Staying with the Sunday Times.

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Putin. He isn't swimming or posing with tigers, IT soft power. He is

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becoming very close it seems to prominent groups in the Conservative

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Party. A group founded by Margaret Thatcher and another group, very

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historic. It seems the leaders of these groups have had visits funded

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by the Russians, to go to Crimea and basically they are saying, we

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shouldn't treat Putin as a pariah. Sanctions should be lifted. And it

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actually says the group has called for cooperation agreements with

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Russian intelligence. Do you think they should have accepted those

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troops in the first place? You would think there would be a big question

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mark. Why on earth should Hebe inviting them? He just wants to

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bring as many people as possible on his side. You just came back from

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Moscow, did he not invite you? No, no invitation. There was a lot of

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complaints about the sanctions, in those shops laden with goods and

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looking at these gorgeous cars, one can't quite see what impact they are

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having. Talking to people who come back from Russia, clearly Putin

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still has a lot of support in Russia. I suspect for the new few --

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the next few days or weeks we will see what's really behind this. What

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is the latest take on Brexit? This is a story which says that Michael

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Gove has co-founded a group with if you like the blessing of Boris

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Johnson. Really? They are still in mailing each other, who knows what

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the e-mails will be saying?! This group suggests there are 14

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countries with a total worth of 17 trillion who are willing to sign

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agreement with us and these countries are twice the size of the

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countries of the EU, that it trades with, provided we get out of not

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just the free movement but also the customs union. How significant is

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that? For me this raises one big question, be -- the Nissan deal. I

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would like to read what was pledged to Nissan in that letter, where they

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were obviously given assurances that they would be able to continue to do

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business exactly as before. If we have this kind of complete Brexit,

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total Brexit, one can't work out how those agreements that are obviously

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going to be made with Nissan and other companies could possibly be in

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the lamented. As you say, we need those letters to be revealed. You

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are right. When we have this hard Brexit, when we leave the customs

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union... Where would we go? The point they are making is we can do

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trade deals with China, with India, other countries, more favourably

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than what we get with the EU. A lot of our trade deals are witty 28

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countries at the moment. Do you think we would have an easier go of

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it with Canada, because they struggle with the EU? This is all

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within the realm of context. I find it surprising that the countries

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with which we could be trading with don't seem to be named. This figure

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of 17 trillion, where is that from? I am always suspicious of a figure

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like that. And I don't think we take into account that countries like

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China and India have their own agenda. Even countries like

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Australia have moved on from what they were 30 or 40 years ago. So

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they have their own agenda and why they would be willing to trade with

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us, certainly. But why that trade would be better than what we have

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with the EU is very debatable. Again, so many questions with

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Brexit. We are waiting for the button to be pressed. We are going

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to stay with the Telegraph. I am going to direct this straight to

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you, because there are many people who wouldn't know what a modern

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prefab is. What is an old prefab? Looking at that headline you think,

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I don't know about that. The post-war housing solution, that's

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what they were. We now use the word modular, which means factory made

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and it works for the Swedes. 80% of homes in Sweden are modular built,

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prefab. They are better than jerry-built? Yes, and in America it

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is popular. It is quicker, it don't need much scaffolding and we need to

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start tilting homes very quickly. We need about 250,000 new homes every

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year and at best we built about 120,000 at present. So we've got to

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change the way we build. Remember, there have been some big government

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pledges made on this and people are waiting for them to deliver. I have

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one question for you, since you are an expert. Will we have better phone

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reception with this prefabs than we have at the moment? I think that

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would mean a great many more masts that people are happy to have at the

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moment. Getting back to the Observer. Theresa May. She is

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managing families set to be worse off. This is not what she was

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promising. This is another question raised about Theresa May. You will

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remember all of the things she said outside Downing Street, after she

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became Prime Minister. About how she would help families who were finding

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it very difficult to manage and things like that. This story is

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saying that unless film -- Philip Hammond's statement reverses some of

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the decisions taken by George Osborne in his budget, these

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families will be worse off. There have been lots of cuts and they give

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a figure, but a couple with two children, living at the living wage

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level, will be ?2000 worse off by 2020. The cost of living is rising

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and if you are a low income families spend much more of your income on

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food and those price rises are going to start coming through in the

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markets. We are already seeing them. It is not just Marmite, it is other

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stuff. We have been warned. It has been a pleasure. Thank you very

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much. That was The Papers. Coming up on BBC News, The Film Review and of

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course plenty more on the website. Have a lovely evening.

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