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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 journalist and broadcaster

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Helen Croydon, and business editor for the Independent, Josie Cox.

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I will come to you in a moment. Let us start with a quick overview of

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The Papers. We will start with The Mirror.

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The Mirror says North Korea and the US are edging

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towards a nuclear war as Kim Jong-Un threatens a merciless

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The same story on The Times, with China warning that a conflict

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The Telegraph reports on the warning from the CIA director that rogue

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states should "take note" of Donald Trump's forthright

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military decisions in Syria and Afghanistan.

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The Premier League is set to announce a record loss due

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to new accounting rules, and the fall in sterling

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vote, that's according to documents seen by the Financial Times.

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The Daily Mail says learner drivers will soon be tested

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on whether they can follow directions from satnavs in a shake

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The Daily Express leads with the tension surrounding

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North Korea, with the country vowing to target American bases in

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The Guardian reports on North Korea too but headlines the news that some

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doctors are being offered ?95 an hour, that is not a shift, that is

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an hour by hospitals that are short of staff. And the I says teachers

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are stopping streaming. We will touch on some of those

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stories. But which will start, Josie and Helen the with the times and we

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have to go with what is going on in the Korean peninsula. It is scary

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stuff, this, it all comes off the back of President Trump's Armada,

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approaching the Korean peninsula, but now, Korea has reacted and says,

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they have said we can bomb, if the US makes a emtive strike we can bomb

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South Korea within minute, US troop bases are at risk in Japan, really

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it is flexing its military might. And, the question is, you know, what

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is Trump doing the right thing here, by flexing his military muscles?

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What do you think? Do you think he is? On the one hand this is the

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question, isn't it because Trump is Trump and he is highly whims sipical

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and provocative. We have to be tough, it is by taking the softly

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softly diplomatic approach to kind of military conflicts in the past,

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that is how Russia has gained too much pour, we have to be tough. At

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the same time, it is good to be tough if you have a strategy, so,

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President Trump is whimsical and egotistical. We had the attack last

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week on Syria and also yesterday, the big, the Moab bomb. He has had a

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positive reaction to that, Republicans andcrat, -- Democrat,

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they have said you did the right thing. That will make Trump happy.

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What we have to hope is Trump is not going into North Korea, fuelled by

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this hey, everyone thinks I'm brilliant because I'm going to a war

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President. He has got good adviser, general Mattis, we have to hope

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teleis a good responsible team behind him and is not just his Trump

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being Trump. Josie, North Koreans have said there pre-emptive strike,

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do you think that Mr Trump would do that or would they wait and see what

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North Korea does? North Korea, we are used to the tests, I think, I

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suppose worry is it could be their sixth nuclear test. Who do you think

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will show their hand first? Well I think what we have seen over the

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last couple of weeks is Trump is willing to act quite quickly, and

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quite sort of instinctively I suppose, gut reaction, knee jerk

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reaction and I think if he gets any excuse or if he gets any indication

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from the North Korean side, that there really could be, you know, an,

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a heating up even more of the situation. He is going to be the

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first to act. Is Because in the past we have said it is North Korea, it

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is blutser, sabre rattling, now there is reaction from, you know,

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the US, that is saying something and the Daily Telegraph, if we turn to

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the Daily Telegraph quickly, CIA, they are saying this is how we will

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act now. That is interesting. This is the first time he has spoken

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publicly in January and caused the CIA and Donald Trump didn't have a

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great reaction when he was first inaugurated because of the

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investigations into his links with Russia, now he is coming, he has

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waded in and said this is the right thing for we have to do something.

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This raises the question of why they are they only going in now? North

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Korea has been a threat for years and years. The red lines. The whole

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time the fear has been maybe they have got nuclear weapons but the

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longer you leave it the worse that threat get, we have just got to hope

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that they haven't got the capability to launch a long range nuclear

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missile. But we don't know, at least with, you know, other conflict,

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Syria, Afghanistan, we know what they are up to, we knew that Assad

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had stocked of chemical weapon, we don't know what the enmany I is so

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we have to hope... Equally we have to wait and sow what we are hearing

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from the US and from Trump is just rhetoric or whether it is action and

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whether they will put their money where their mouth is so to speak. It

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It is not just horticultureia that the CIA are reacting to, they

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mention Iran, you would have thought the tensions has stopped but they

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mention Iran, as well, to take note. I think part of after that is to do

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with the fact they are kind of, they have been fortified by what we have

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seen with Afghanistan and Syria, and the response as you say internally

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from the US especially that the trusm administration has got for

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those actions and I think this is just kind of like a general warning

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saying don't mess with us, we have the ability and the capacity to

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retaliate, and equally at the same time North Korea is saying, if you

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mess with us you will probably regret it. And Iran is going to side

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with North Korea. Mr Trump was never a fan of the deal in the first

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place. I would like do you pick up Josie, we will turn to the FT, and

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zero hours contracts. In the news yet again. That is is right, yes.

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There you go. So this is a story in the FT, it is

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an interview that they did with Matthew Taylor who was Tony Blair's

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former policy chief, and he was basically given the job by Theresa

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May back in November to look a the changing face of the labour market

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and specifically the rise of what we call the gig economy, the zero hour

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contract, people being on working in jobs where they don't know in the

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morning whether they will be called up and say yes, we need you to come

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into work, no we don't need you. What he is saying or proposing is

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that temperature minimum wage is topped up for these kind of jobs to

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provide a premium, and the idea is that this would discourage employers

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from taking advantage of the gig economy workers, and yes, so it

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would be provide the best of two world, provide flexibility for

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people in the jobs and it would ensure that employers can keep zero

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hours contrajts on their books. I am not sure that a minimum wage, you

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know or rather a surplus on the wage is the right way, the minimum wage

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debate is about is it great in it offers flexibility and certainly as

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a freelancer and lots of people in the media are freelancer, I like the

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idea of zero hours contract but does it make workers very insecure, so

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that is the debate. I think a way to get round that, because, one of the

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problems, of this, is there is a report highlighted by one worker

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saying that they... They are told to be ready at seven. Then they got a

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phone call says we don't need you. I think a better way of tackling is is

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what about bringing in minimum notice period. Then they would have

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to pay half, you know, because by introducing a anyone mum wage, for

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skier row -- zero hours contracts, what the employers will do is reduce

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the base minimum wage and add the surplus on top. There is a question

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whether it is enough in the first place. We will stay with wage, turn

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to the Guardian, and how about ?95 an hour, an hour. But, Josie you

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were saying if they are short and we are talking about the NHS here, they

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are going toing to pay. It is a hospital in Peterborough City

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Hospital, which apparently is offering doctors ?95 an hour, as

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this staffing crisis in the NHS has escalating, and, yes, it is an awful

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lot of money, we were working out a ten hour shift, you were pocketing a

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grand, but ultimately there is no-one viable to do the job. They

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point out it is A It is A It is yet another headline that is

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telling us, screaming in our face, that the NHS is in crisis, something

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needs to change an my concern here is, that this, this is is a vicious

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cycle. This is going to, the more stories that come out like this, the

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fewer people are going to want to pursue a career in the medical

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tracks by. If they are giving ?5 an hour maybe they will. This is great

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investigation, they have highlighted e-mails that have come from admin

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staff going to medical staff, and highlighted the urgency in the

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messages which demonstrates how desperate they are. In one say it

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says sorry to send so many messages I am practically begging at this

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point. That was one from the John Radcliffe Hospital. There soot one

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saying can anyone help, it really is a matter of keeping the department

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safe, so, I mean that just really raises questions of whether it is

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safe for these do, to be working, if they are calling on people who have

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weekend plans but they are being incentivised. They are crossing

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their fingers. Easter is crunch time with with the holiday. OK very

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quickly this made me giggle. The Mail, drivers must use SatNav to

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pass the test. I often shout at my SatNav, so I am not sure I would

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have passed my test if I had to use this in my test. What do you make of

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this? No three point turns. It is great. It is, time change, so the

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tests were set in the time when cars were different, so every time I a

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drive a car, I don't own one. Aren't the roads the same? You need the

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same skills? You don't. Because the cars are automatic, power steer,

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they say we won't have the three point turn, we will have to the

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learn how to use a SatNav system. That is a sensible reflection of how

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cars are changed. You don't need to learn thousand use a three point

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turn. I did do them. I can't drive. When I do pass the test I think I

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will be happy I don't have to do a three point turn. Reversing round

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the corner is the killer. It has become a multitasking. There is so

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much technology in cars that part of the skill of driving is to learn to

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multitask, you have to listen to your SatNav and drive. It is right

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they test that. Maybe the test should be avoid your phone while you

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are being tested. Introduce the distractions. I wonder if we can get

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one more in, talking about car, and, they are saying that car loans could

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be, could equal or have echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, that

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is worrying. This is a story in the Telegraph saying that the amount

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being or borrowed to buy new cars has trebled in the last eight years,

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to ?30 billion a year. Adds you say, echos of the subprime crisis, and it

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is scary, this is getting out of control and I think the issue is we

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are forgetting what the subprime crisis was like, and what damage

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that really did cause. Our memories are fading. Unlike, in a way it is

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worse with cars because you can never pay it off. If if they were

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over-11ing with houses you would pay it off, but a car depreciates, you

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still need another car. Would you stretch yourselves? The past we

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would stretch ourselves for a mortgage, would you stretch yourses

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for a car? No. Financially? No. But I live in London so I don't need a

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car. It would be different for someone who doesn't have the

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transport link we have and do need a car to get round. We will end it

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there but the Bank of England are investigating this, because there

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are huge, huge concerns, but you will be back in half an is now yes.

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For our final Payners. Please do Helen.

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That it is from the Payner, we have the headlines coming up and of

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course, another look at The Papers at 11.30. Stay tuned. This is BBC

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News. Quite a cool day for most us today

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and chilly in some parts of the country. And this isn't

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