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

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Are you comfortable? Yes.

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Good. Fidget! With me are the political columnist

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for the Independent, John Rentoul and the former

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Government minister, Esther McVey. Nice to see you both. This is a

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quick hit, we will do a longer one later on. Some of the stories

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though, at the front pages that have come through.

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The FT leads on what it says will be a ?24 billion cost

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to the taxpayer of closing oil platforms in the North Sea.

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The Metro says Theresa May's interview today

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on Brexit is her biggest clue yet that the UK will leave

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the single market when it exits the European Union.

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The i warns that could lead to the break up of the UK,

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with SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon calling for another independence

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referendum for Scotland unless the UK hangs on to membership

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Tamara's Telegraph reports that Boris Johnson is in New York meeting

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some president-elect Donald Trump's top team on talks on a post-Brexit

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trade deal. And the Star forecasts and Arctic blast that has killed

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people in Europe and North America head here too. Let's talk about

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Theresa May and the interview she did with Sophy Ridge on horror new

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programme on our competitor channel, Sky. Very well done it was,

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actually. May - I am not in a model -

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how much clearer it do you think we are that Brexit means Brexit?

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Not very much clearer, which is why the Metro has to use the sort of

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headline that I remember learning in journalism skill, you should not put

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the word not in a headline, because people misread it as now, it changes

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the meaning of the headline. If you want to get a quick message across,

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you don't use the word not. George Orwell, use a positive rather

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than a negative when you can. I am not in model, what is she? That

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is, actor, there are some of that interview. She did not save much

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that is new. Do you think we are clearer?

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I thought it was a good interview. I thought Sophy was wonderful, and so

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was Theresa May, because, at the end of the day, when people voted for

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Brexit, even people like David Cameron who are out on the stump,

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said we will not be in the single market, because if you remain in the

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single market, you have freedom of movement, was set by Europe, and

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also be paying into it. That is why people voted to come out. So she

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said very clearly, Brexit means you can't have a pick 'n' mix of

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different things you want within the EU. We have got to come out, and

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that is why she said let's not get hung up in the process, let's get

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the best deal for Britain within the EU, what can we do? We're still

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neighbours, still together, but that's what we have to do, we're

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coming out, let's get the best deal. I thought she was very clear.

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She still refuses to give a straight answer to the question, are we going

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to be members of the single market. Everyone knows we're not, but your

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refuses to say so. To do with the model, but she is not

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in a model, this was a parting jibe on the civil servant who, for all

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intents and purposes, wasn't the guy to be in charge Brexit.

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This is Ivan Rogers, who resigned last week.

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As with David Cameron, he played a very good hands badly and left us in

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this state. The i extrapolates from us, and says

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the UK faces a Brexit break-up, because Nicola Sturgeon Sergei wants

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Scotland to have access to the single market, and if it is a

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complete break, she will say that as a green light to have another

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referendum on Scottish independence. It Brexit therefore means the

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break-up of the UK, do you think that is the case?

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Know, and we had the paper straight afterwards which expires why, and

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that is the Financial Times. Really, it Nicola Sturgeon has much to

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everybody to the top of the hill, saying Scotland could be

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independent, but never, ever expect how we could afford to be

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independent, which it couldn't. She thought the money from the North Sea

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was great to be billions and billions of pounds forever -

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actually, it is already in a deficit because people are closing down some

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of the North Sea oil sites. So they can't have at independence, because

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they couldn't get into the EU. They couldn't be a member of Europe, they

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won't even know what the currency is. And as it happens, England,

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Westminster, the UK, is paying for Scotland.

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The FT talks about there are massive decommissioning costs for closing

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down the North Sea oil platform. And they are bigger than the USA

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thought. Which wipes out, as Esther says, any benefit that an

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independent Scotland could expect. -- then previously thought. This

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isn't new either, Nicola Sturgeon always goes on television and says,

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I'm not bluffing, we are going to have a second referendum if you

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carry on like this, you naughty Southerners. But the FT story is

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very important, because it makes it ever harder for Scotland to do that.

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There is the evidence that the Scottish Biba had changed their mind

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or will change their mind when the UK leads the EU. -- Scottish people

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have changed their mind. I wondered had the decommissioning

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costs came about, and they say it allows oil companies to claw back

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some of the 330 billion of taxes paid since no seed production, and

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it was a form of tax relief, so they got the money back for

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decommissioning. Already, this year, it is 500 million this year in

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deficit. A couple of other stories before we

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finish this time. Firstly, the Telegraph, Boris meets Tron's top

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team in boost. We have said it was a surprise visit, I hope it wasn't a

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surprise to the Americans! That is what is important about it,

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people complained that Theresa May doesn't provide a running

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commentary, work has been going on behind the scenes to build a

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relationship with the incoming trump administration. I thought the most

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interesting detail in that story was that Theresa May's Joint Chiefs of

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Staff had been over to America to talk to Cadillac Tron's people. To

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bed away for Boris and Theresa's visits thereafter.

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No doubt, Boris Johnson will have said something about Mr Trump's

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attitude towards Russia and China? I think you have two straight

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talking people, I think that was probably a good precursor to Theresa

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May going over there. They have had several phone calls, and I believe

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Trump has suggested what he would like is a Galician ship like Ronald

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Reagan and Margaret Thatcher - he wants to build on the strong

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relationship that we have. I can't see that happening, can you?

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I mean, Donald Trump, Mr motormouth, tweeting all the time, meeting

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Theresa May, Mrs reserved, polite, proper...

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Well, they say opposites attract! Let's have a look at the

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Independent, this is the lead story in the online page of the

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Independent - terror injuries was at -- terror in

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Jerusalem is. Benjamin Netanyahu suggesting links with Islamic State,

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a group that would normally target civilians rather than military

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figures. We don't know, I think it's to early

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to say that. It is interesting, because the sort of thing hasn't

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happened in Israel much since the building of the separation wall.

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Which everyone has condemned, and is, obviously a terrible thing, but

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it has led to a reduction in this kind of terrorist attack on Israeli

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civilians. Except, I think there has been a

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rise in different forms of attacks on soldiers. So it had been more

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stabbings, more, I don't know, a hijacking and various other things.

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This now, I guess anyone can go on the internet, anyone can see how you

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can cause mass carnage with a very simple car or a wagon. You've seen

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it, you have ideas, and it has now been replicated elsewhere to

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horrific effect. They haven't said what this evidence

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is, of a link to Islamic State. There is no evidence of a sale of IS

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within Israel. It could just be a person?

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Except, when you look at the link between Hezbollah, Lebanon, going

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out to Syria, and how they're connecting up the various Islamic

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groups, that was one of the fears in Israel, what was coming back, what

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ideas of how to attack people, and here we've just seen the latest

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incarnation of those attacks. That's it, BBC papers light. We will

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get the full version at 1130 ppm. In a few minutes, Michal Hussain

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will be here with a full round-up of today's news,

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but first it's the weather.

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