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

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With me are Miranda Green from the FT and Christopher Hope,

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who's Chief political correspondent at the Daily Telegraph.

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Tomorrow's front pages, starting with -

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The Daily Mirror says the "Truck killer could strike again".

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It quotes a source in the German police as saying the killer

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The Telegraph says there's a manhunt in Berlin and across Europe

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after the police admitted they'd arrested the wrong man.

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The Times leads on the manhunt for the killer too.

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It says the attack was the worst terrorist attack on German

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The Metro recounts the death of the lorry's legitimate driver,

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as he fought to try to stop the hijacker

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The 'i' says Europe is on a Christmas terror alert.

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It says British lorry drivers have been ordered to keep their cabs

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The Mail says "so much for peace", as armed police guard the nativity

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The Express leads on a different story.

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It says Theresa May has refused to guarantee a vote in parliament

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on the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union.

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The paper says MPs won't be able to block Brexit.

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The Guardian. I know it is difficult political leaning to your own paper.

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I hope you can deal with it. The hunt for the truck attacker

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continues as the far right puts blame on Merkel. Paying tribute to

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those who died. The pressure really piling up on her just months before

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her election. A grieving chancellor there. Her face shows all the weight

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and the strain on trying to deal with the tragedy. Not clear when it

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was taken because most of the day we thought that the sky they arrested

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-- this guy, it wasn't the right person. That would be difficult for

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her. You can argue that she can't be blamed for all the crimes some of

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them will commit because they will be criminals within any cohort of

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the population that it is a terrific photo used in many papers including

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our own, the Telegraph. The Guardian makes the point that there is no

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evidence that they know it was inspired by Isis. The language used

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is similar. They want any good propaganda from their point of view

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as possible. They are going to jump on this even if it's got nothing to

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do with them. S not only that. The interesting thing about choosing to

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a chap Germany -- attack Germany, they can't blame it on German

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foreign policy. Usually when there is a terrorist out break in the

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West, like in France, they can say that this is an offence for

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intervention in the middle leaves. -- revenge. Germany is a pacifist

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nation, in recent history. You can't blame the lazy link between foreign

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policy and a terrorist attack. A link can be made potentially by

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Angela Merkel's political opponents with her policy on letting all the

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refugees into Germany over the last 18 months. They will be capitalising

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on that even if the perpetrator of this attack turns out not to have

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been a refugee himself because that's the environment in which we

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are. It's the run-up to a general election and she will be personally

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blamed. You are trying to prescribe a logical thing on IS. As to why

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they attack people. They just attack people. Including Muslims. But they

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like division. There is often a lazy link made between Western foreign

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policy. That is not available in this case. Absolutely right. The

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Metro headline. Interesting angle they are taking. He fought to the

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end. This is the lorry driver that was found shot dead and attacked in

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the lorry. His face is loaded and battered as though he was in a fight

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with somebody. Interesting how the papers are treating this story. As

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we go through the papers, we see them winning it back home. We are

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still focusing on the Metro. He fought to the end. What can you say?

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It looks like he was held captive while the lorry drove towards the

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market. And then found with one shot wounds as well. -- gunshot. British

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lorry drivers are on high alert and have been advised they have to be

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careful and keep their cab doors locked and so forth. In this German

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attack, a truck was hijacked. Earlier in the year we also saw the

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horrendous truck ploughing through the crowds in Meese on the most

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exciting day of the French national calendar -- Nice. Bastille Day. Now

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they have been ordered to keep their cab doors locked at all times, lorry

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drivers. All the papers covering it differently. It is the fear of

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copycat violence. Once a method for mayhem has been exploited by one

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terrorist, particularly if it is a lone wolf attack that is later

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claimed by Isis, you're planting the seeds in other peoplesheads. A

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frightening time to be a lorry driver. You are a hijacked target

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now. Around Europe, Christmas terror alert. All governments across Europe

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at checking over their policies when it comes to terror alerts. The one

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in Britain is still severe which means there is a strong likelihood

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of a terror attack. Lorries are a new weapon and that is why they are

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saying to lock your doors. The front page of the Daily Mail. Machine-gun

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cops guard Canterbury's connectivity scene. Peace and goodwill to all

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men. People representing the figures from the nativity scene. Awful to

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have to see them be protected so clearly. It brings it right home to

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the season. As the papers suggest is, so much for peace and goodwill.

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It takes the spirit of Christmas away. Having said that, societies

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are around Europe have got to do something in order to protect

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citizens. Absolutely and where do you strike the right balance?

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Increasing security so that citizens feel safe and cracking down on

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anything that is fun that makes a free societies in the West. Great

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places to live because there is a compulsion to say we will carry on

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and enjoy ourselves in the way we think is right in Western

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democracies. There is also a line in this mail story where they have gone

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big on the Canterbury nativity being under guard. They will take a new

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precautions everywhere. Clearly, anything where crowds gather is

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going to have to be seen as a potential vulnerable points now

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which will lead to different levels of policing probably in different

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security protocols which is only sensible. Islamic State have made it

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clear to their followers over the world that they should be doing

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whatever they can to attack targets to show that they are true members

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of the caliphate. That means throwing rocks, using a knife,

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pushing people over, using vehicles, anything. Absolutely anything.

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You're right, Miranda, it's how societies are just to that reality.

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There is a danger around every single corner. At the same time

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allowing Asprey society to be free -- allowing a free society.

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Conundrum. There is a bit on the Berlin lorry attack here as well on

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the Daily Express. But why MPs would be able to block Brexit. The Supreme

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Court will have something to say. Not just yet. We have got the

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Supreme Court hearing which will be in the first or second week of

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January and they will decide whether MPs get a vote. It is all about

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deciding, the High Court has ruled about when Brexit happens and when

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we trigger Article 50. What they are talking about here is the reason

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they gave evidence today. MPs will be able to block Brexit. That is her

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opinion. If the Supreme Court finds otherwise, they will have to suck it

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up. She didn't give that much away, though, did she? She never does.

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What do you call her? The Sphinx. Apparently her favourite historical

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figure is Elizabeth one. She was quite good at constructive ambiguity

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and not letting your intentions be known. That seems to be her strategy

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on Brexit and has critics over that strategy but today was another

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occasion she tried to give us little away as possible and try to be as

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dull as possible to avoid any headlines. The Daily Express, as you

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rightly pointed out, has campaigned for Britain to leave the EU. Even

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her giving a little bit away hasn't stopped them splashing with it on a

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day when all other papers have gone with the tragedy on Berlin. That is

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fair enough for them. That's its crusade. The Telegraph. She is

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slowing down a little bit. The Queen has handed over some of her

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responsibilities. Of course, she has many. So she has handed over a few.

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Some of the papers have shown a photograph of her with Prince

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Charles at leaning over her in a rather protective way. What she

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won't do is hand over the crown. She has made that clear. The Duchess of

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Cambridge is a big tennis fan so she has grasped with great speed

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Wimbledon and passports corresponded was saying earlier that tennis

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didn't find the Queen. A great gig for Kate, though. That's a good one

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to get, Wimbledon. Bail us want to be more busy. -- they always want to

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be more busy. Finally the times. Dick van Dyke to start in Mary

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Poppins Returns. -- Star. He is 94 now. Sorry, 91. He is going to make

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a sequel of Mary Poppins. Will his accent be any worse? That's the key

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question. Cor blimey, guvna. We have the Queen and Dick Van Dyke refusing

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to retire. He says he keeps fit in his 90s just out of pure defiance.

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He refuses to go. I think he would be great in Mary Poppins. Cor

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blimey. Many thanks to you guys. Don't forget all the front pages

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are online on the BBC News website where you can read a detailed

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review of the papers. It's all there for you -

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seven days a week at with each night's edition

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of The Papers posted on the page Thank you to Miranda Green

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and Christopher Hope.

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