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from witness statements and forensic evidence is that there was only

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attacker. We can take a quick look at the front pages of the morning

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newspapers now. With me are David Wooding,

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political editor of the Sun on Sunday, and Henry Mance,

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political correspondent The Daily Telegraph has managed to

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get the terror attack on its front page and the picture of that very

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well-known street with a police van parked across it. The timing of this

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is significant but also in some ways to be expected. Yes, then sometimes

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have an effect on elections and it remains to be seen what effect this

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will have. We have an early election coming up on the UK, so this will

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perhaps bring home the fact that we are living in a very dangerous era

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of terrorism, and I guess there will be a lot of security over here as

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well as in Paris. It seems that when eyewitnesses saw this car draw up

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and shots were fired, police were clearly the target here. For

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newspapers, the question is, how much attention to you give a story

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like this? Is it right to let that dominate the news agenda? That is

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the judgment to take. If it were an isolated incident, that judgment

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would potentially be very different, but France has had such a long

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period under the state of emergency that has been extended five times.

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It also brings home the fact that a Kalashnikov was used in this attack.

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This brings home the business of free movement across Europe and the

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suggestion that somebody had come over from Belgium, which is seen as

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a centre of terrorist activity in some respects, and in Britain we

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have not had that situation with guns yet because of the fact we have

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that stretch of water between ourselves and mainland Europe. Here,

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Theresa May commits to cutting migration to the tens of thousands.

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There is a suggestion she might ditch this has been too difficult

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but she still committed. There is a lot of the Cameron baggage that she

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has the opportunity to rectify. It is a new election manifesto and you

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do not get tied under the promises of the past, but David Cameron could

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never do this as Prime Minister and Theresa May never as Home Secretary.

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Net immigration is running much higher than government targets so we

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do not see a time frame for meeting those targets. We do not know

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exactly when. If Theresa May says something, she tries to see this

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through. She will be hostage to fortune. Brexit will make it easier

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for her to reach that target. One of the reasons we can't depend on the

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deal she will make, but people will regard this with scepticism because

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they promised seven years ago to reduce it to tens of thousands and

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failed miserably. She also said there would not be an election

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before 2020, and here we are. Sometimes you get get punished for

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breaking promises. Shall we have a quick look at another EU story? The

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Times, Britain told to keep EU laws, no deal unless Mae accepts rules on

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EU workers and security. We are starting to see demands from the 27

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member states. This is the boss of the European Parliament. We are

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leaving the European Union but they cannot stop meddling, can the? Now

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they are saying that, even after we have left the European Union,

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citizens, they will still have EU rights and will be able to uphold

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them with the European Court of Justice. Is it meddling to look

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after your citizens? If the citizens want to stay in Britain after we

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have left you, then one would expect them to be British citizens. If they

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remain here and abide by British rules. They do not have to be

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British citizens just to stay here. They will live on British soil but

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not member of the European Union, and to have the European Court of

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Justice having jurisdiction would cross that red line which Theresa

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May has said. But we have not come out of any of it yet. This was meant

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to be the easy bit. It will guarantee EU nationals' rights. What

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we are seeing here, it will be pretty tricky. There are hardline

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demand is there, tough negotiations, and the European court of justice...

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It would be a two tier citizenship. We have not even got round to this

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idea of associate membership. The president of the Parliament is

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saying you can change your mind is entirely the 1-2. There are other

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stories as well which we will try to take a look at at 11:30pm. We have a

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full hour of news with all the latest from Paris and a second paper

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review with our guests at 11:30pm. But let's pause for a second and

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take a look at the weather forecast.

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