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trade deal in Brussels, following weeks of uncertainty.

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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 Home Affairs Editor of the Evening Standard,

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Martin Bentham, and the broadcaster Rachel Shabi.

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We also call you a writer and journalist, Rachel. Nice to have you

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here. Let's look at the front pages. The Telegraph leads on what it

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describes as the financial crisis It says nearly half of NHS

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authorities in England are drawing up plans to cut hospital beds

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and a third propose to close or downgrade Accident

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and Emergency departments. The Independent leads

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with the US Election campaign - it shows Jennifer Lopez

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campaigning with Hillary Clinton as she tries to appeal

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to the hispanic population. As the latest polls show

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Donald Trump may be winning over That is following the new FBI

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enquiry into Mrs Clinton's e-mails. The paper says a group of MPS say

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Theresa May's claims that the government is putting

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?10 billion extra into the National The Bank of England Governor's

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future is the front page It says Mr Carney is likely to make

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a statement this week ending speculation that he will step down

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before Britain leaves the EU. The devastation of Italy's

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earthquake makes the front page of the Metro, the worst

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quake in nearly 40 years. a Republican, of meddling in

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politics as it opens a new inquiry into Hillary Clinton days before

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the country chooses We will start with the Financial

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Times, Mark Carney stands ready to serve a full eight year term at the

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Bank of England. It was a bit controversial when he did not sign

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up for the full amount in the first place. To be fair to him, the reason

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was he has a family, four daughters, and they all had to come over here

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to settle. That is what he said at the time, because he was not sure

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how it would go, so committed to five years and would stay on. Last

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week or so, there was speculation he would not stay on, because he has

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been under attack from pro-Brexit MPs, and was upset by something

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Theresa May said about economic policy in her conference speech, at

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the Tory party conference, that he was going to decide and announce

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this week that he wasn't going to stay. Now the Financial Times says

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he is, although it is heavily caveat it. It is a great journalistic

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story. It talks about leaning strongly to towards the state in his

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post, so they are nailing their colours firmly to the mast, whilst

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at the same time in classic journalistic fashion giving

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themselves an escape route if he somehow decides later this week that

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he isn't going to. It is not certain, but it would be useful to

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have that continuity as we leave the European Union. You would think so,

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wouldn't you. I find it quite strange that there are, as you say,

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members of the Conservative government that have been

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undermining him, shall we say? Making comments that aren't entirely

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supportive. It seems a strange time to want to rock the boat in this

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way. The accusations are of him that during the EU referendum, and since

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then, he has been gloomy about the economic forecast. Well, you might

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just say that he has been value neutral, and the forecast is gloomy,

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as opposed to him spinning it in that way. It does seem a bit

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ridiculous to be making these comments about him. And certainly,

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at this time when you would need continuity. I think, beforehand, it

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is not what he has said since, but before the referendum, suggesting

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the likelihood of a recession if we voted for Brexit, and that growth

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would go down and it was likely to have a negative effect in the

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short-term, that was seen as a red rag by some people, and he was

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criticised in a select committee omitted before the vote. And of

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course, some of that has not been proved quite correct. It is not

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entirely incorrect that the sterling value has gone down, but we haven't

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seen that effect in the short-term, we haven't seen a recession, but it

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is possible we could do so at some point. Like when we leave the EU.

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Which is what has forecast was. When we leave the EU, there will be a

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recession. We haven't left yet. I then think he did say that. I have

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got to say that I think he was giving perhaps... he was attacked

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for saying anything at all and intervening in a political way. I

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voted for Brexit, and didn't believe the scare stories, but I think he

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was doing what he felt to be the right thing. He argued that the time

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that it would be negligent not to have said what he thought. I think

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it is right that he does stay on, and hopefully he will do. If he is

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asked for his opinion, he will give it, wouldn't you think. Let's look

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at the Daily Telegraph. Why almost got the wrong paper. Hospital beds

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and a loonie units face axe -- accident and emergency units face

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axe. It will appeal to the government to step in, won't it,

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Rachel. The committee has said that almost half of NHS authorities are

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drawing up emergency plans to cut hospital beds, but also to close

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down accident and emergency departments. This is, as a

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consequence of what they have been warning about for some time now, and

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the warnings have become more and more severe of this massive

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shortfall in cash. The NHS now needs a huge cash injection to save it and

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it comes at a time when we have a government that is not only

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underfunded health and social care for the past eight years, but shows

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no signs of wanting to reverse that. I think the government would query

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what you have said that, because I think the real question is that they

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say they have put in eight billion, but Theresa May says she has put in

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10 billion. The government says it has delivered that, and it has put

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more in now, and that has questioned, and Sarah Wollaston, the

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chairman of the select committee, who is writing a letter tomorrow,

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saying the figure is not right. Although more money has been put in.

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The problem is that the extra money that is going in, it is not

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sufficient to cope with the vast the increasing demand in all sorts of

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ways. That is the classic problem the NHS has faced year after year,

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after year. It is a question of priority. We want a functioning NHS,

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and we need to invest more in it. There is the issue of demand. It is

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the same as GPs, they are overloaded because more people go to them. The

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GPs are overlaid did because the NHS is trapped. It is a knock on effect.

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It is something that seems to get more and more problematic. This is

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suggesting that the consequence of this is fairly dire things will

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happen. There were warnings, weren't there. There have been for quite

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some time. We are starting to see what it might look like. Let's stay

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with the Daily Telegraph, Britain to ditch its unfair fishing quotas

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after Brexit. This is supposed to provide a good deal, says George

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Eustace, the fisheries minister. What is going to change? One

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straightforward change would be that we are not part of the EU fishing

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quota system. Then we would strike a new arrangement of some sort, of

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which that is reinstated. The basic point about exiting the EU is that

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we would regain control of our fishing waters, fish our own waters

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and decide who fishes them. The argument is that therefore we would,

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in effect, be able to fish more and not have to restrict our fishing in

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the way that we do at the moment. Spanish trawlers most notoriously,

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babe may want to come in and take a large amount of fish that we have.

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That is the lodgement. The reality may be a different kettle of fish!

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If there aren't quotas of some sort, we could have overfishing again.

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We will overfishing on our own terms would be your argument. We might. Of

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course, fishing goes on and so we can still fish in a responsible way,

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just more of it. So there are two questions about how me fish can be

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taken out, and how the fish that is the right amount to response we take

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out is divided between the different countries that can fish. It is a

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whole other thing to sort out. Theoretically, what George Eustace

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says is correct. But he doesn't very much specified. He just suggests

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that things will change any fundamental way and so on. We would

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hope to get a better deal. We would hope to get a better deal. You can

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apply that line to just about everything. We don't know, but we

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feel like we will be OK. We have hidden cards that we haven't played

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yet. It has been a bugbear for people in fishing towns for a long

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time. So of course, to those people it will be a very appealing

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argument, perhaps. Let's look at the i. Trump closes the gap on Clinton

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to two points, the polls say. The Democrats hit out at latest

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investigation. This was an investigation that we understand the

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FBI has opened, e-mails on Hillary Clinton's Private e-mail account.

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But there has been criticism of the FBI director for doing it so close

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to the election. The Democrats and others, to be fair, have pointed out

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that it is a bit strange to have made these comments about the

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e-mails just ten days ahead of the election. Particularly since we

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don't really know whether this is a new batch of e-mails, it could be an

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old batch, it could be something that has already been investigated,

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they may not even be her e-mails. There are a lot of unknowns about

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this. A, it wasn't qualified in that way, and it being released so close

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to the election has caused ire in Hillary Clinton's the income. Harry

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Reid, who is a senator, a Democratic senator, leader in the Senate, he

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has come out saying that the FBI director may have broken the law by

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publicly disclosing these steps so close to election day. But if he

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hadn't and it had come out later, would that have been worse? Like

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Mark Carney, if he does not say something before a crucial vote, you

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win or lose either way, don't you? In this case, if he had sat on it

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and it had turned out to be incriminating, and after the

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election Hillary Clinton wins and there is some terrible revelation,

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which is unlikely, but he would be accused of covering up. He is down

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to either way. The reality probably is, fortunately for Hillary, it has

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cast a sudden cloud, hasn't it, over her prospects -- dammed either way.

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It is something that has been bad news, and a bullet of weak point in

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her armoury come and it has opened up, which is not good news for her.

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In the Guardian, Brexit. German family seeks British citizenship.

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Tens of thousands of German dues fled the country and want to become

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citizens. Why do they feel the need to do this? They want to be members

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of the EU. They don't want to lose their EU passport according to

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German authorities, 400 applications from the UK are being processed.

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There are another 100 or so enquiries in the pipeline.

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Obviously, the commentaries that this would be difficult, a lot of

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these petition Jewish families might be families that fled Germany, fled

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the Holocaust, fled the Nazis. A significant psychological challenge

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is how it is put. There are also lots of Israelis living in Berlin,

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for examples. There has been a sort of reckoning with all of that as

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well. And if you years ago, Spain said that Sephardic dues, dues that

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were expelled from Spain in 1492, before the Muslims were kicked out

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by the Catholic rulers there, they can get Spanish citizenship. --

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dues. I take all of this with a pinch of

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salt. It is not big numbers. What the motivation is is completely

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unknown. Is it an interesting thing? Vaguely interesting, but it is the

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idea that everyone will flee the country whoever wins the election

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and so on. In 15 seconds, tell us why Bangladesh are on the front page

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of the Guardian, Martyn. They have beaten England for the very first

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time. Great for them. Not good for us, a bit humiliating, but good luck

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to them. They have become an increasingly strong Test match

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playing team, and that has got to be a positive thing. 108 runs they have

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beaten them by. That is it for the papers this hour. But we will be

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back, it it is Sunday and you get a double dose.

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Don't forget, all the front pages are online on the BBC News website

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It's all there for you - 7 days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers

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