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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 Miranda Green from the Financial Times

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the Assistant Editor at the Daily Telegraph and he's also

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You straddle so many words like a colossus, Christopher!

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Tomorrow's front pages starting with -

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The Metro's front cover has a photo of the huge protest

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in Whitehall this evening against President Trump's immigration policy

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The Telegraph reports that a minister has told MPs that parents

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have as much responsibility to care for their elderly parents

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as they do for their own children.

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The Independent is worried about a killer Arctic blast.

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The Mirror says Mr Trump's hotels are fitted with products

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imported into the US, despite his America first policy.

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The Independent focuses on the question of when Theresa May

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knew about Mr Tump's immigration policy order.

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The Guardian says there is domestic uproar in Britain

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The Times reports that a former senior official

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at the Foreign Office says Theresa May has put the Queen

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the offer of a state visit for Mr Trump.

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We are going to start with the Metro, Miranda. Theresa May happy to

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invite Trump. I'm not sure she said she was happy to invite Trump, she

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said I have put the offer out there and it stands. That's right and also

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today there was a rather strange kind of kerfuffle when Downing

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Street said actually the responsibility for offering this

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full state visit to President Trump lies with something called the state

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visits committee and then there was everybody searching where this

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committee lurks and who these people are, toing and froing between the

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Cabinet and the Palace. Although this invitation to President Trump

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very much stands, Downing Street want to make that clear, they don't

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really want to sound quite so enthusiastic about it as they may be

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worth a few days ago because of this reaction. Most of the British front

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pages have gone with pictures of the demonstration tonight because, you

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know, since he's been elected President, whereas during the

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campaign for the presidency we were all told, don't take him literally.

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You know, when he promises to ban Muslims. Build walls! Build walls

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across the border with Mexico etc, these are symbolic gestures and it

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is more a feeling he is giving his voter base. In fact, we would have

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been right to take him literally because as he has been in power for

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just over a week he's started to do all of these things. Everything he

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said. Anger against him has mounted. He is doing what he said. The

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demonstrations here are over whether we should give him a full state

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visit because of his policies. People are shocked that a politician

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is doing what he says he will do. Christopher, Sean Curran, our

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Parliamentary correspondent this evening, during the debate in the

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Commons, as to whether this state visit should go forward or not, he

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said one way of signalling a sort of displeasure at what's going on with

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President Trump is you should still invite him over, but potentially he

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might not be allowed to address both houses of parliament. There is a

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well of feeling about this gathering. I can tell you it is up

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to the Speaker of both the House of Lords and the House of Commons, Lord

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Fowler and John Bercow, to decide whether he gets the honour, which

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has been accorded to the Pope, Nelson Mandela, the Queen and on

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numerous occasions. And the American President. Otherwise they go to the

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golden room at the back of the Lords which is a beautiful room but a lot

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more low-key. But it's tucked away at the back. If he comes in summer

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in June it is lovely and warm in Westminster Hall as opposed to

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tonight, it could be accorded to him but it will be a democratic issue

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and that is why the feeling of the house, there will be a debate on

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whether Trump can come here on the back of this 1.5 million strong and

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rising petition. So it is not in the bag yet and Sean Curran is right to

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say that because it is not sorted out for stock so that decision would

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have nothing to do with Theresa May? Nothing to do with the government?

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No, the Queen Rumsby Palace of Westminster so essentially it is the

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Palace, the Queen says what happens there but the invitation is extended

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by the two speakers, I would imagine in conjunction with the Palace but

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because at least one of those speakers is subjected democratically

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elected MPs, it is quite hard if there is a big vote against him

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coming to do so. Are they actually going to vote, or have they voted?

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I'm suggesting that now but I don't know. I would imagine there would be

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an adjournment debate or an opposition date debate which would

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result in a vote at the end if I was Labour, but we're not there yet. It

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gives people the opportunity to ask their own MP, for example. Exactly.

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To block him being allowed to address both houses of Parliament.

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If you were Labour you would do it and having everyone backing it, and

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if the Tories didn't vote against it they would have to defend themselves

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because there is strong feeling about this. The front page of the

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Guardian, Christopher. Fight over Trump visit. We have discussed that.

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This travel ban, seven predominantly Muslim countries, originally also

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including people with green cards, but they realised there was a bit of

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a step too far and caused a hell of a lot of problems, but has sort of

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been thrown out. But still this is being seen by critics as an attack

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on Islam and Muslims. Exactly and what you have here is President

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Obama intervening in this debate literally a week after stepping down

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from the White House. I was lucky enough to be there for the

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inauguration and was looking down on the Obamas' last night in the White

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House, amazing time to be there, peaceful night, and the next day it

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has to just gone on since then. American values are at stake

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according to this. Ex-presidents normally build a library and look

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after their legacy and say nothing at all on politics and get seven

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days in he is intervening. It's very interesting he has used that form of

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words, American values. In fact, one of the row is brewing over the

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travel ban is whether it is actually in line with the American

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Constitution. Because, of course, American independence in breaking

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from British rule was all about not discriminating against people on the

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basis of their religion that they practice. And so actually deciding

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to have a blanket ban on certain countries which are predominantly

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Muslim, you see the whole of Islam as a security threat, threatens the

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American Constitution. So that's very interesting. And, of course, on

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the Republican side those Republicans who have to work with

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the Trump administration have stayed pretty quiet so far. But there have

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been senior Republicans from other areas who have also said similar

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things to Obama. Even Dick Cheney has said this threatens to be

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un-American to ban people on the basis of their nationality and their

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religion. John McCain, of course, who has a kind of feud with Trump

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anyway. So it will be interesting to see how this develops. It's possible

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he is starting to do things which will cause a massive confrontation

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over the American Constitution. He said he would do it and he did get

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the votes. This is it, it is absolutely true. He is basically

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standing on his electoral platform. No one called him out over the

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constitution at the time, did they? If you live in a democracy you have

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to operate within its norms, otherwise you are into an elected

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dictatorship. If Trump starts saying l'etat c'est moi and I make the

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rules you are in different territory and you would find the law gets

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involved. The executive order refers to this band to stop events like

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9/11 -- ban. Since 9/11 there has not been a terrorist attack on

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American soil from a non-homegrown terrorist. What are they doing about

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the proliferation of guns because if you are on the terror watch list you

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can still get a weapon. Obama banned Iranians for six months at some

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point during the middle of his first term. You're right, George W Bush,

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who some people had question marks over his time in power never went

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this far. He went and confronted the problem which also had its problems.

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The Tories fear Brexit bill ambush as rebels are accused of abusing

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trust. If they don't vote for the bill they are going against the will

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of the people. Absolutely. Chris's story in the Telegraph dwells a

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little bit on the potential Tory rebels, those who might vote against

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the Government's bill to trigger the Brexit process, which is what this

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is. But also it alludes to the problems in the Labour Party,

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because Jeremy Corbyn who, as a backbench Labour MP, before he came

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leader, had a record number, over 500, occasions where he himself

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defied the Labour whip. Is it true David Cameron voted more times for

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bills under Tony Blair than Corbyn did? I'm sure I read that. Tweet the

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answer. Or is that fake news? I think it might be true. Corbyn is

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facing a massive rebellion having ordered everyone to vote to trigger

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Brexit, a lot of Labour MPs are unhappy about that and thought to be

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voting against it. Could it fail? Of the bill fail? Almost certainly not

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because the numbers are there. They have got the numbers? Yes. They are

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worried overnight that they cannot have a vote at the end of the second

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reading, tomorrow and then the next day. The concern is there might be

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an ambush vote at 11 o'clock tomorrow night, they might not be

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enough government MPs around. It is a headache for the whips. They have

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a running whip. The front page of the Telegraph, your paper,

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Christopher, good story. Care for parents like your children. On the

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face of it the headline makes perfect sense. It is interesting,

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Stephen Swinford, my colleague in the office got a great story. They

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have became minister and he is saying we should take more care of

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our elderly parents. For any person of my age and above we always worry

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about our parents and increasingly so and he made a good point here

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that hasn't been made yet. We can't always outsource it to the state and

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we have a duty. You see when you have family members living with

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younger families, we need to be more willing to look after our parents. I

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think that is half the answer of the social care crisis, not the entire

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answer but half the answer. Moving forward in terms of finding the

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finances. Usually you would have to sell your parents' house, wherever

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they lived, in order to care for them. To pay for the care home.

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Maybe children should be going further than that and finding the

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money themselves. It is a good talking point. Or have everyone

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living together. If you look at human history, this period where we

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all have these nuclear families and live in these quite small groups

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rather than in one big family group, it is kind of an anomaly and I think

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there is a very good argument for going back to how it used to be done

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and having different generations living together. It's easier to

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bring up the children like that. The old people and young people get on

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very well and there would be less pressure on the sandwiched

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generation in the middle who are the workforce and you wouldn't have this

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terrible problem with elderly people very lonely, ill on their own,

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really being farmed out to professionals rather than being

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looked after by those who love them. Apparently we are all descended from

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this thing on the bottom of the i. It says media answer Dominic answer

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step, one millimetre long, this creature that we all come from. I

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love the story. Because of world events recently, we have all thought

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humanity can only move forward and progress. If we are going to start

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going backwards this is our destination because we are

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apparently all descended from this tiny little worm, a wrinkled old

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sack, it is described in some of the papers, on the ocean floor wriggling

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around. That is the organism from which we all spread. In the same way

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that that wonderful ape that was found, Lucy. Even Lucy was descended

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from this one millimetre long worm. It is not to scale! Not to scale but

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it does make you think, absolutely. Miranda and Christopher, thank you

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for looking at some of the stories behind the headlines.

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Hello. Scotland had the best of Monday's sunshine but there will not

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be much on offer during Tuesday as the weather front, very slowly edges

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No need to wait until tomorrow morning to see what's in the papers - tune in for a lively and informed conversation about the next day's headlines.


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