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information have not been accessed. We will bring more on this at 11

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o'clock. Now it is time for the papers.

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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 Benedicte Paviot, UK correspondent at France

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24 and Jack Blanchard, Political Editor

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Tomorrow's front pages, the Metro leads with the dispute

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between British Airways and it's cabin crew - the paper says more

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than one million people's holidays will be affected by the strike.

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The Mirror has an exclusive in which it says children as young

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as five are made to carry out manual labour in North Korea.

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The Express quotes the Brexit Secretary David Davis saying Britain

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will not compromise on curbing EU immigration in the renegotiations.

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The Guardian also leads with the cabinet minister's comments

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in which he says there will be no plans drawn up until

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Or at least it will not be made public until February.

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The Telegraph writes Britain's most decorated female soldier is calling

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for an end to the witch-hunt of veterans involved

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The i says that 50,000 people are trapped in Aleppo. And new mothers

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are being warned to look for signs of sepsis, according to the Daily

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Mail. The Times has its own investigation into bureau DeShawn --

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airport money changing stations. We start with the Guardian. A

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picture of the situation Aleppo. There was a lot of hope last night

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that a ceasefire was going to come into force. It lasted for a few

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hours and then the fighting started again. Many people are comparing

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this to the war in Lebanon, conflicts since the Second World War

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that really gripped the imagination in horror and intensity? Yes. What

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is very clear is that we are getting a lot of photography, a lot of

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filming, I understand the West have also sent drones but and

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documenting, as we speak, what is happening in Aleppo. Possibly, in

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the coming days and weeks of the situation in Aleppo, it will be

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over. But the massacre of civilians is staggering. I think it is very

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difficult to be sitting there and watching, in our living rooms, our

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offices, this kind of, in real-time, massacre of civilians. The battle

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for Aleppo may be over, but the battle for Syria is not over.

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Meanwhile, you have the regime, President Assad, that was crumbling

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only months ago, who, thanks to the Russian and Iranian backers, have

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pulled this off, in a sense. The people that are really paying the

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price are the civilians. It just beggars belief. I think a lot of

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people feel very powerless. Earlier this evening, you have a very

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interesting interview with somebody from the human rights organisation?

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Yes, from World Vision. What was very powerful about her testimony

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was that she was very factual, and it is such a dramatic situation,

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appealing for help. In the Guardian, this piece, it says about doctors

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and civilians, yesterday they were optimistic about what was happening

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there, and they are imploring the world to respect the ceasefire. That

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is part of the problem. Hope, when it presents itself, as it did last

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night, fills so many hearts with joy, and the possibility that things

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might improve. For it to be snatched away so quickly, it is terrible. But

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the point that was being made, we are seeing these images coming out,

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is it part of what has made this tragedy so striking, the fact you

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have eyewitness testimony, on iPhones, as the bombs are falling,

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they are talking about it going on in a way that did not happen in

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Bosnia, did not happen in Libya, which was only four years ago.

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Absolutely. It is such a change. When we saw was being covered with

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video cameras 70 years ago, it was such a big change to how people saw

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war. We are seeing that technological revolution having the

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same effect again. We had these horrendous situations before in the

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past, but it always seemed very distant. You only really learned

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afterwards what was happening. Now you can watch it in real-time,

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extraordinary videos of doctors, people that are right there in

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Aleppo, sending messages, desperately pleading for help.

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People in the West are sitting there and wringing their hands. We saw in

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the House of Commons today, there is nothing MPs can do. They are raising

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a time and time again. All Theresa May can do is turn around and say

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that Putin needs to make this stop. And, of course, he is not listening.

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What the Russians decide to do, will the Russians and President Putin to

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continue to give this back into Assad? What will run do? What will

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the new President in America do? That will be key. The Metro, Yahoo

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are going to be withdrawing their labour in a dispute over pay. -- BA

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staff are going to be withdrawing their labour. The Telegraph suggests

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that unions are coordinating strike action over the coming weeks. This

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is the bottom of the Daily Telegraph. Unions accused of

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conspiracy as BA cabin crew join strikers. Post Office workers are

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going on strike. Of course, big problems on Southern Rail. You

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represent a prounion newspaper, I guess I could say, the Daily Mirror.

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Are there suggestions that the unions are coordinating this? Only

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in the right-wing press and certain conservative MPs he would love to

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use this situation as an opportunity to get leveraged for new anti-strike

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laws, just weeks after the last set of anti-union laws. These are

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disputes that have been long-running. If you know anything

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about these disputes, the dispute at BA has been going on for several

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years. Since 2010, they have been taking on groups of staff and paying

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them a tiny wage, compared to the existing cabin crew. Some of them

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are on a basic salary of ?12,000 per year, an average of up to ?16,000.

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The union says they have to sleep in cars between shifts and moonlight in

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other jobs. This is not part of a massive conspiracy. It does look

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weird, doesn't it? Post office workers going on strike just before

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Christmas? Rail strikes? BA just before Christmas? No Christmas

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flights. No Christmas parcels. There is certainly an argument that the

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union might be trying to use its power when it can wield the most.

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The idea that they are phoning each other up and organising it, I think

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it is far-fetched. They spend more time squabbling with each other.

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Course to rethink the free bus pass? Absolutely. This is interesting.

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This is the story about withdrawing free bus passes. It is Simon

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Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England. He was telling MPs that

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there was no point in giving people free bus passes and free bus

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transport if there is nobody to provide the basic care that they

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need. It is all about the the combination of, on one hand, NHS

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medical care, emergency, outpatient, impatient, but also, if don't have,

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and there have been so many cuts because of austerity measures, 40%,

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I think, over the last few years because of austerity measures, what

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is the point in putting that money into bus passes? I think they are

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incredibly important. I think it is not just people that are ill, I

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think it is about social interaction. I think there is

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something fundamental. A society that cannot provide, even in

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austerity times, proper social care and that kind of thing, having free

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transport, I think we need to look at ourselves. We need to question

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priorities. Let's move onto the next story, and I am not just saying that

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because you are here. Child chain gangs of North Korea, the kind of

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campaigning story we expect in the Daily Mirror, no showbiz tittle

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tattle! We do occasionally like a bit of that. But this is a terrific

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story, Russell Myers, our chief investigative reporter, he has been

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to North Korea to look at the reality of life behind that curtain.

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A lot of the reporting of what happened in North Korea is done in

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quite a joking way, it seems a bizarre regime in the West. We tend

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to find a lot of humour in it. What he's doing here is actually showing

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the reality of life. Has this extraordinary footage of lines of

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young children working in what they call chain gangs. I am not sure they

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are literally chained up, but they might as well be. Lined up on

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railway lines. Extraordinary, hammering at Stones, carrying them

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around, doing hard labour in blazing sun. Some of them are five, six,

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seven years old. It really brings home the horror of what life is like

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in this regime, in a way that it is very difficult to do. It is such a

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closed regime. It is very hard for journalists to get in, anybody to

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get in and see what is going on. A really good exclusive. You were

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saying in order to do this kind of story, it does not necessarily shift

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front pages, I know it is difficult for the red tops, in a very

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competitive market, you have to have celebrity tittle tattle to get this

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kind of stuff out? People love to read about them, and there is

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nothing wrong with that. The Mirror hides itself on being a campaigning

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newspaper, particularly on worker exploitation. It is fantastic that

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the newspaper puts resources to it and we have a journalist that can

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get out there. Very risky reporting. They might not invite him back. Lets

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not ask how he got into the country. Finally, clean living kids, they

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don't want to smoke or drink any more. Yes, quite extraordinary. It

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seems that, according to the NHS survey, we have the cleanest living

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generation on record. Jack, you were referring to them as a boring

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generation? They are addicted to their screens. It is often asked why

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British children, and adults, drink so much. In France, we drink, but we

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also eat up the same time, that is a significant difference. Apparently,

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these clean living children are snubbing cigarettes and alcohol.

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They will cost less to the NHS. Sadly, the clean living headline

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does not include the fact that they don't exercise and seemed to be

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horribly obese. We need a new definition of clean living? All

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right. Thank you so much for looking at some of the stories. Many thanks

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to you for watching. Much of England and Wales saw some

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sunshine today and we got to 15 Celsius, very mild indeed. It turned

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into a decent sunset. Thanks to a weather watcher in Surrey

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