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Hello and welcome to our lookahead at what is going to be in the papers

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tomorrow. With me to discuss this in the studio we have got Caroline from

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the Sunday express and Joe from the Independent. Welcome to both of you

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and thank you for being here. Let's start with a quick look at the front

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page. The Independent has an interview with Jean Miller, the

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business woman who challenge the government's desire to begin the

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formal process of leaving the EU without Commons legislation. The

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Sunday Times also leaves with a story about Brexit saying the

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government is facing fresh legal challenges if it wishes to take the

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UK out of the single market. They also have a picture of the writer AA

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Gill who was a leading journalist for the newspaper. The mail says

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that Nicky Morgan has been banned from meetings at number ten after

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criticising Theresa May's choice of trousers. And millions of people

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could face a Council tax rise as the government looks to cover the cost

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of social care. So, Joe. You have a story. In the Independent it is the

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front page. The government says is threatening Supreme Court judges.

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This is the woman who brought the case that has now made its way to

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the Supreme Court. That case has been heard this week. People have

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been covering it. And the judges are now deliberating on making their

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decisions. One of the most important decisions in British constitutional

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history. She decided to speak out because reports appeared in which

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government sources appeared to be prejudging what the result of that

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cake is would be and in her words were trying to spin the result. They

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were saying it was not going to be as an impressive win for her side as

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expected and possibly because of that the suggestion was that that

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would mean the position of MPs would not have the justification to

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challenge Theresa May in the House of Commons. She was speaking out

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saying that it was completely started and has overturned

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considered reporting that we have had through the week. And with the

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articles appeared the list of judges with their background and links to

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the EU and she is suggesting that this is a sort of threat saying that

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you may have won the case were watching the judges' hands. And she

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has become a poster girl for the Remain supporters. Although she has

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had many death threats she says. On the opposite side, she is the

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villain of the piece trying to frustrate what we see or what the

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Brexit supporters say as being the will of the people. But if you think

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about this idea and the suggestion is that the government would still

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lose but they would lose 7-4 as opposed to 10-1. Somehow the

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suggestion there is that that gives, that is better for them because it

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means it is less decisive. When it comes to a court judgement it is

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like being a look pregnant. That just does not happen. Either win or

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lose. Instead of trying to spin it that way as they lost and we were

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talking about this outside, the government almost conceded defeat on

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this court case as soon as the High Court decision came out several

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weeks ago. Many ministers behind the scenes have tacitly accepted that

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they will not win and they have died to write the legislation that they

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need to pass. That begs the question, why have the case being

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taken forward and millions of pounds potentially being spent? And what

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you make the case on TV? Were you fascinated and gripped by every

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minute of it? I think court cases, apart from serial killers and things

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like that can be fairly dry. This was fairly dry. It was interesting

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to watch it being televised. Certainly. And this is the most

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fundamental choice facing this country in generations. The idea

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that, you know, it is being taken so seriously and we can see justice

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being done was a great thing to behold. I think we will have many

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more chances to see other cases being taken through the courts. This

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is not going to be the end one. Other cases will come. One from

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Northern Ireland. Staying with Brexit we have the Sunday Times who

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also have a story on that. I think the BBC reported on this a couple of

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weeks ago. The Sunday Times are doing it as well. The new court case

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is threatening to derail Rech said. Again we were saying that they seem

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to be many different court cases and it is a little confusing about which

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one was which and whether or not this was a new court case. It is the

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case you reported at the end of November. A court case that has been

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brought that in effect challenges the whole notion that we will leave

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the single market, actually saying was was that what we voted for?

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Therefore challenging the whole notion of what is going to happen

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next. The interesting thing is that this has been brought by two

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supporters of Brexit. Peter Wilding of the precious group British

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influence which has been calling for a smart Brexit, whatever that is,

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and a Conservative Party activist who also voted to leave. It is

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another machination of another type of challenge we will see. Everything

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to do with bricks and. We have a hard Brexit, soft Brexit and now

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soft -- smart Brexit. This case exposes the difficulties of the

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process of getting out but also some misunderstanding about what the EU

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was. Most people would say hang on, if we are leaving the EU are we just

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leaving the single market, isn't that the same thing question mark

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but that is not the same case. They are different constructs tied

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together. The customs union, the EA, various other parts as well. Each

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facet can be challenged in a different legal case if people want

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to bring the challenge. And Nigel Farage would say implicitly that

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when we voted to leave we voted to leave the single market but

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everybody offer different interpretations of Apsley what the

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question on the ballot paper meant. It does kind of leave open this

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whole can of worms that which can be debated and dissected with different

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court cases coming all the way up to my guess, until we actually leave

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which we still don't know when that will happen. And the referendum was

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only advisory.... Let's not get into that. But more important, trouser-

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gate has revealed by the Mail on Sunday. An extraordinary story of of

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a lot of alliteration. Toxic texts over to Reza's trousers. Caroline,

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can you explain this? This is an explosion of a particular row which

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has been rumbling for sometime now over to Reza may's leather trousers.

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You can see them in that picture there. She has a favourite pair of

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trousers. And they are quite expensive. Yes. Nearly ?1000. There

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was criticism of these trousers and their price may be Nicky Morgan. And

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now we see this amazing exchange of text which hinges on the fact that

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in essence Nicki has been going to Downing Street along with some of

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the other Remain supporting MPs to discuss the challenges of Brexit.

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And now because of unflattering comments she has made about the

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trousers and the decision of the Prime Minister to pay so much money

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for them, she has been uninvited but the chief of staff and some of the

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text messagesare absolutely brilliant. A message sent to another

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remained supporter in response to this whole argument that has taken

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place. Do not bring a woman to number ten again. Nicki Morgan gets

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wind of this and hits back to the chief of staff saying that if you

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don't like something I have settled done. Please tell me directly. No

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man brings me to a meeting. If you don't want my view at a meeting you

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need to tell me. And Nancy onus of respondents with a so there.

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Absolutely extraordinary. A great insight into the world of number

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ten. Assuming it is accurate. There is a suggestion implicit in the text

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to Fiona Hill but there is a sexist undertone to it. Quite interesting.

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A female Prime Minister against a former female minister and a female

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gatekeeper all sort of pulling the reins of power. And if you go right

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back to Nicki Morgan's original comment about the trousers one of

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the interesting things about that is though even they would have her

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Theresa May because of a personal nature, because Nicki Morgan said

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something like only ever spending ?900 on her wedding dress, it hits

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to the heart of to Reza may's political message of being part of

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the common man. And, everything, absolutely everything is about

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Brexit today. Everything must be seen through the prism of Brexit

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today. Nicki Morgan is on the remains site and to Reza may is

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trying to straddle both sides of that, that Brexit means Brexit and

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that makes this whole a powerful story. Safe to say that Nicki Morgan

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will not be returning to Cabinet any time soon. The express, Caroline,

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your paper. Talking about council tax rises. That is correct. We have

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known for a long time that there is a storm brewing even social care.

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George Osborne woke up to the idea that councils do not have enough

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money for this sort of thing. So a particular portion of your tax

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counsel Bill for such things. The council wanted fresh cash in the

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Autumn Statement that that was not delivered. And now it seems that the

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government is considering a new plan and with the local government

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settlement coming up the thing they are considering is whether they will

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raise that precept and make it even bigger. The suggestion being twerk

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from 2% to 5% which would mean council tax bills go up by 7%. Let's

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go to the Sunday Times. They have a story about refugee children. Young

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people who were brought over from the jungle camp in Calais. Some of

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them have disappeared once they got over to Britain. There are fears

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they have been drawn into prostitution and slavery? A terrible

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story this. Several weeks we had debate in the House of Commons and a

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lot of news coverage as well of how people were being treated in the

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Calais jungle. We saw how people, how children disappeared and there

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was a great push for British authorities to break through the

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stagnation of the French operation and take the children out of danger

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and bring them to the UK where we could house them. It is embarrassing

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for British authorities now to find that, yes, we could do that with

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some children at home now they have fallen into some of the same traps

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on the side of the channel is on the other. And let's end with the Sunday

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Times, paying tribute to their very famous TV critic and restaurant

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critic, AA Gill. He has died at, sadly, at the age of 62. A lot of

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cancer in his body as he told us. We had the full English of cancer. Only

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he would put it that way off course. He described it at the same way as

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he was reviewing a fish and chip restaurant in North Yorkshire. The

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revelation that he was operating from cancer. It was not that long

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ago that we first learned of that back. Only three weeks ago, I think.

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So it is sad that he has died so quickly. And one of the things that

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comes out is that he has written an article that I think was published

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today talking about his own fight with cancer and one of the things

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that comes out is that the drug that was recommended by his GP to combat

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this particular type of cancer was a drug that was only available

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privately the sort of makes his point that he has led a very

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middle-class sheltered anti- violent life so I didn't know how to deal

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with this particular thing that happened to him. I find that very

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sad. And, Joe, you enjoyed his writing? That is correct. As a young

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journalist growing up you would seek out people who inspired and

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captivated you and his writing could do that. I would read his reviews of

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TV shows and films and read them simply to taking his writing, not

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because I wanted to see the subject of what he was talking about. I

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think he was one of those people who could really transcend the form of

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writing that he was doing to just reach out to people and present them

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with a wonderful piece of poetry. A a Gill who has died at the age of

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62. Thank you very much to both of you. Coming up next on BBC News it

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is time for the film review.

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