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next it is the Papers. From all of us that is it at from the sports

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centre, good night. Welcome to our look ahead to the

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Paperers. Good evening to you both. Tomorrow's

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front pages starting with the i, leading with the MP who moved

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colleagues to tears after reveals in the House of Commons she was raped

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as a teenager. And the Metro reports on the human rights lawyer, who

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could be struck off. And the Daily Telegraph: Saudi row widens Boris

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rift with May. And the Garde clan Allies rally to

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Johnson over gaffe. And the Daily Express: The Home

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Office is making plans to house record numbers of asylum seekers.

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And the Financial Times: Reporting on the European Central Bank

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decision to cut back on the amount of bonds it buys every month. So,

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let's begin. Let's start on the story that is led today, which is

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Boris Johnson's unguarded comments about Saudi Arabia and Iran, of

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course but especially Saudi, and this has widened the rift between

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Boris Johnson and Theresa May? It Harold McMillan says that in this

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case Boris could firmly be and it is very bad news when you are

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Britain's top diplomat. So, you are saying he has made a

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habit out of insulting foreigners, Dan, how is Boris viewed in the

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company states? There is a risk with the undiplomatic comments he could

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be considered a buffoon. But with Donald Trump coming into office

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soon, Boris Johnson may have found a comrade in arms. Boris says what is

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on his mind. He operates in the social media swaggering style. So I

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was thinking Boris could be a dress rehearsal for Trump but only on a

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smaller scale. Yes, I think that Boris Johnson may

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dispute that but anyway. But interesting, if you look at the

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coverage in your own paper, Randit of the row, the guardian is talking

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about whether or not bourgeois speaking the truth when it came to

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Saudi Arabia? That may be the case. In private, that these are views he

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conveyed to the leadership of Iran and Saudi Arabia but the problem is

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you don't say it in public. To convince someone of the merit of

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your case as a diplomat you do it outside of the media limelight. You

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don't seek the spotlight for this stuff but Boris can't help himself.

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He wants to generate a headline. He is so used to doing it, he forgets,

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what job he is supposed to play. This is difficult for somebody

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leading us through the Brexit negotiations if you go around

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insulting people and telling them you can have your cake and eat it,

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it does not go down well with the opposite half when you are

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negotiating with them. He has breached diplomatic protocol

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but I cannot stop thinking of Donald Trump who recently went off script

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and had a call with the leader of Taiwan, even though that went

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against the American foreign policy with China. It is the similar

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dynamic of going off script, saying what is on your mind and not

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thinking of the consequence, perhaps not caring.

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And the Garde said: That some are convinced there is a campaign to

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undermine him as the Foreign Secretary from remain supporters and

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EU politicians but these are words he has said himself? People in his

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own party have been poking fun, the Prime Minister said she could put

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down Boris Johnson and compared him to a dog, Philip Hammond used a key

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economic speech to make fun of his attempt to gain leadership. So

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people have been making fun of him, some have been saying that you have

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to stop as he is being undermined on the stage abroad if you are

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ridiculing him at home. He's not the top dog! His brass has

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told him you are not representing their view, then they are not

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working for me, then he is in trouble.

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Dan, the New York Time, the executives keep their ears to Trump,

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this is about him tweeting repeatedly about wanting to keep

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large companies in the US and keep the jobs there? With the election of

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Donald Trump we have an unprecedented case of an

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entrepreneur becoming President. Many in the business world hope he

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would be pro-business. He has gone on Twitter to dress down Boeing 777,

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the producer of Air Force one, saying it is costing too much. He is

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threatening to cancel the order. He recently did a deal with Carrier to

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prevent them from moving factories with Mexico. He is turning out to be

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quite drastic, so much so that Palin dressed him down for not addressing

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conservative policies, it remains to be seen if he retains the line, how

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the business community in the states and around the world will react.

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About it is said here that CEOa are thinking hard about the consequences

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of moving abroad? This is a problem. There are people on the campaign

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trail who have nursed grudges and avenged opponents. But democracy is

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won on trust and dictatorships run on fear. This bullying practice, it

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doesn't sit well with people. The whole point of democracy is that you

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can vote these people in, you expect to administer neutrally but if you

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don't like them, you can kick them out. What is to stop this man

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continuing to intimidate them when no-one rebuffs them? And he tweets

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and no-one knows what he is really thinking. It is hard for us to

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realise what some of these tweets can mean.

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I think it is a dangerous phenomenon Yom. We should watch and worry.

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But if he is defending American jobs, it is a pop Lincolnshire

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thing? It is populist but it remains to be seen in economic terms if it

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will back fire, saving 1,000 jobs to make a difference in macro economic

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terms he would have to do this every two days.

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Absolutely. It is just the very start. Yes.

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Let's move on to the front page of the i. This is a troubling and a sad

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story. An MP, Michelle Thompson and a

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speech she made in the House of Commons, telling MPs she was raped

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as a 14-year-old girl. A very moving intervention that was.

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It is, it comes on this UN Day of the Elimination of Violence to

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Women. So people were speaking about their experiences, she was talking

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about a shocking crime perpetuated against her. There is a discernible

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trend in politics where MPs are standing up to talk about their

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personal experiences as it brings them closer to the public. So we

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have had the Labour MP who spoke about losing a baby movingly last

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few months ago, then Charles Walker, the Conservative MP talking about

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suffering from mental illness and to some extent it puts the politicians

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on the front foot in the terms that people relate to them and see them

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as ordinary people as there is the idea there is a disconnect between

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them and us but to do so over such a sensitive subject... It must have

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take an lot of courage. I was struck by the story in terms of an analogy,

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where Hillary Clinton had to maintain her decorum afterward ho a

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fee may politicians bearing her soul in the most visceral way Andres

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fating with many people hearing it. So maybe we are entering a new

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confessional age. Especially with women to show their real side and to

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be more honest. It remains to be seen that Theresa May, who has

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fashioned herself as a tough, Thatcher like Charles thatch --

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character, if she will show herself. It is hard for a female politicians

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to win in this situation. Let's move on to the front page of

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the Daily Mirror, looking again at George Osborne, the former

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Cheshiring, and his earning power now he has left government.

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It is a good story. George Osborne was born with a silver spoon in his

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mouth. He comes from a family of magnates, he can race money quickly.

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He was a young Chancellor that made a big impact but not for all the

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right reasons in many people's eyes. But it is interesting, talking about

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getting close to the public, George Osborne is part of the metropolitan

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elite, so called out of touch with ordinary Britons and the Mirror is

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highlighting the fact that his is continuing in the same direction.

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He has been given permission to do this, he is still an MP but he is

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entitled to? There is a debate about life after politics, Cameron, Blair,

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he has been discredited for his involvement in the private sector.

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Hillary Clinton for giving speeches to eat, and here with George

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Osborne, it begs the question, are politicians not allowed to make a

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living after they leaf office? And the front page of the Telegraph:

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Mick Jagger, father at 73. What do we think of that, gentlemen? I think

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it is great. How can you not be happy for a man who has had a child

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in his 70s. Mick everyone.

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Does it?! Thank you very much.

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