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Hello and welcome to our look at the papers.

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With me are Miranda Green of the Financial Times

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and Christopher Hope of the Daily Telegraph.

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We start with the Financial Times which reports on the positive

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reaction from the financial markets to Emmanuel Macron's progression

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to the second round of voting in the French election.

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The I reveals Labour's plans for Brexit, including assurances

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for EU nationals living in the UK The Daily Express claims a study

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shows just 45 minutes of exercise a day can prevent dementia.

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The Metro says a law firm used legal aid to pay for bogus claims

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The Daily Telegraph leads with comments by the head

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of the university admissions service that students shouldn't

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worry about finding jobs straight after graduation.

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The Guardian reports he remained at a campaign group is targeting

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parliamentary seats currently occupied by pro Brexit politicians

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with an army of half a million supporters. The Times says there

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will be a bill of 2 million euros. And a report that GPs are not

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spotting cancer symptoms in patients with some being sent away three

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times before being correctly diagnosed. That is in the Daily

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Mail. Around, we will start with the election. The I unveils the Brexit

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strategy. This general election has been called by Theresa May for

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tactical reasons. She wants to increase their majority in the

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Commons, partly because she wants to deal with Brexit. Labour is pleasing

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neither levers nor Remainers. They have to come down on one side or the

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other. A few nights ago we had the extraordinary spectacle of the

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Shadow Foreign Secretary saying to the BBC Labour has not decided which

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side of the fence it is an in terms of Brexit. Pollsters are watching

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this group of voters who they are describing as I am normally Labour

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but. Unfortunately for Labour people in both the Leave group and the

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Remain group are not supporting Labour. It is not clear to the

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voters because they say they want to safeguard the good things about the

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EU like workers' rights which are very important to Labour voters, but

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actually, they will not go against the results of the referendum. I am

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not massively wiser tonight about which side of the fence they have

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decided to come down on. It does talk about Labour wants to safeguard

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the rights of EU nationals living in the UK. It says that as Miranda was

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saying, they accept the referendum results, but they want to safeguard

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workers' rights. There is no mention on the front of the paper about

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immigration. It does still seem a little bit muddled. Immigration is

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not mentioned at all. It is all too well the EU national issue, that is

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across the House of Commons. Theresa May's position is pretty reasonable

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on that, she wants to make sure the rights of Britain's overseas are

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also looked after before sorting out the EU nationals here which is fair

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enough. It does seem, I think it is an attempt, they are going to repeal

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this Great Repeal Bill but re-badge it with something else. The concern

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is they are going quite far. There may be a way of justifying a second

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referendum. The big issue on this is they are trying to go towards the

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Lib Dem and SNP position which is more pro-EU. If you believe there

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might be a minority government at the end of this with Corbyn as a

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Prime Minister, which is a possibility, then maybe this puts it

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more in the ballpark. I am not entirely sure that will happen. The

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French polls got it right last night, bang on. In France. We have

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said all the non-Tory parties have said they will not do deals. To be

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fair to Labour and this is an important point, it is the most

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recent party when it comes to Brexit. All the others are fairly

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united generally so they have a difficult thing. It is a genuine

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dilemma. The clear thing they see if they would not accept no deal as a

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serious option,... Unlike Theresa May. So a clear demarcation there.

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Christopher, the front page of the I as well, Ukip are targeting Muslims.

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They want a ban on the Vale and this is being seen as frankly targeting a

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particular section of society. This is their social integration

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announcement today. Peter Whittle was the deputy chairman and Paul

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Nuttall was there today. It was a bit of a messy press conference.

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They were trying to say they wanted to ban face coverings. I said does

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that mean beekeepers as well. If you are walking into a big public

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building in a beekeepers sit? That is a face coverings. You were being

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facetious? I was just trying to pick apart and they said no, it is not

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the case, so it is about going after Muslim people rather than

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beekeepers, that was the point of a question. It became a bit of an

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issue. It is quite divisive. There are a small minority of Muslim women

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who wear burqas and they are saying it is an issue in some communities.

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Does Paul Nuttall have a point when he says a majority of Muslim women

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who wear these veils, they are the ones who do not necessarily speak

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much English, they are the ones who do not have good job opportunities,

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it is a way of opening up their lives by removing this barrier that

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he feels is an important and good thing? It is a really complicated

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issue. I am no fan of the Vale as it happens, but what you found in

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France is if you ban the veil, attacks on individual women who are

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walking the streets become the target of vigilantes groups who feel

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they are defending the values of the native population against Muslim

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values. It is not the way to go. You can have a debate about the veil.

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Banning should be an absolute last resort. It is a personal liberty

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issue. And deciding to fight your culture wars through what women wear

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is very disgusting. Paul Nuttall thinks he is ten years ahead of

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everyone and we will all catch up with him. Who knows, it may well be.

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Page five of the Express. Ukip vows to fight extremism with sharia law,

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they want to get rid of the local sharia courts in the UK. Corbyn has

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just got backing from the Communists for the first time in years they

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will not feel any candidates. This is the story on the right,

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rock-solid Labour set to crumble in Wales. This is fascinating. Since

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the 2015 election, one of the things we have all noticed is politics has

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become much more complicated when you have different things happening

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in different regions of the UK. This is the first poll of what will

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happen probably in Wales, and shows a real collapse for Labour support

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in Wales, and the Tories are likely to pick up ten seats from Labour.

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Wales has been voting quite a lot for Ukip in recent years, and if

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that is replicated in other places as well, if all the Ukip voters

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bleed across to the Tory party in this coming election, that will

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hugely boost tourism in seats where they are fighting Labour and the Lib

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Dems. -- it was hugely boost Tories. This poll which shows a good result

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for the Tories is actually something which means good news for the Tories

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in other areas as well where Ukip support is going down. Wales voted

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overwhelmingly to leave the European Union, so perhaps given Labour's

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thinking on how to deal with the Brexit question, the poll may not be

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much of this prize, but Labour have dominated every election Wales says

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World War I, since 1922. For them to lose now, earthquake. It will be. We

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have these local elections which everyone forgets about next month

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which gives us a feeling for where it is going. The Tories are chasing

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votes in the North of England. When you look at how Labour has been

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wiped out in Scotland where it was once totally dominant, if the same

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thing happens in Wales, the poor Labour Party, this is a piece of

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political history being made if it ends. But as you say, the polls.

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There are six weeks to go, let's not forget. A lot of campaigning. A

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Remain group seeks to oust pro Brexit MPs. Tony Blair pitch rolled

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to use the jargon in the world at one yesterday. He wants to get

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people who are anti-Brexit to tactically vote and try and throw

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out the Brexit MP. It is launching tomorrow. This is a Guardian

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exclusive. They say they will hit 20 seats held by big names like Iain

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Duncan Smith, Theresa Villiers and Kate Hoey. This is a real chance to

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use their numbers to reshape Parliament and take away the Brexit

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MPs. We will move on because there is quite a lot of papers to get

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through. Let's go to the Telegraph. Pictures of smiling Marine Le Pen.

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She is stepping down as the leader of the front National to say she is

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the candidate for all citizens and not just representing this one

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political outfit. Marine Le Pen is the daughter of John Marine Le Pen.

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So the name might be tricky to distance herself. She has been

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trying to leave the party behind. The origins of this party were with

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the Vichy collaborators, or with the Nazi regime. They have a past which

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is anti-Semitic and racist and about how France got out of our cheery

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which -- Algeria which was considered a betrayal of pride.

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Marine Le Pen has been trying to leave that image behind her. She has

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fallen out with her father. She is saying I am no longer Front National

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I am standing as an individual. Of course, they will still be the

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policies of the Front National. What happens now is crucial about whether

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both these candidates Micron and a pen can gather enough support from

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outside their natural support base to be victorious in the second

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round. 15 years ago, her father was blocked because that tactical vote

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worked. She wants to avoid the same fate. We know which candidates the

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-- we know which candidate the financial markets are happy with, Mr

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Macron. The FTSE and the DAX and other markets are all up. He likes

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free markets, he lacks the European Union, he likes free trade. It is

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the tonic they need. They cannot believe their luck. This could be

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the end of the Brexit revolution sweeping through Europe. Look at the

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money going up. Massive rises. Also, what they are saying is if the

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political dangers can be put to one side, some of the economic

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fundamentals in Europe and eurozone are looking more cheerful so allows

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people to make judgments on the economy again, not on political

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risks and that is one reason why the markets are going up. The euro zone

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economy has been doing OK. The Daily Mail briefly, GPs failing thousands

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of cancer patients, Christopher? It is alarming. GPs pick up these

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issues before they have to take them on to consultants in hospital. There

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are saying some are not being caught. This is what GPs are for.

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Unfortunately, it really affects survival rates because if you pick

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up cancer earlier, there are avenues of treatment. I would say no

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election. On the front page of the Daily Mail. They are the biggest

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selling middle market paper and they think the election is not selling.

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Interesting. The Daily Telegraph thinks it does sell. We know what

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our readers like. You are on the ball, Christopher Hope! On the

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bottom is the cartoon which we will bring up briefly for our viewers.

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Drum roll, drum roll. Here it comes. It says, in the event of nuclear war

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we must immediately declare a bank holiday.

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What is that a reference to? It is funny! Matt always finds a charming

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way to bring the stories together. This is the idea that has been

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wowing between the Labour Party and the Tory party about whether Britain

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should keep the nuclear deterrent and also Jeremy Corbyn's main

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election idea so far that there would be extra bank holidays. He did

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say he would keep the Strategic Defence Review if he became Prime

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Minister. He did. Don't forget you can see the front

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pages of the papers online It's all there for you - seven days

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a week at bbc.co.uk/papers - and if you miss the programme any

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evening you can watch it I will be back with more news at the

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top of the hour. Miranda and Christopher, thank you. Goodbye.

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Good evening. It has been turning colder through the North today

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today. It was cold enough in northern Scotland to see some snow

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lying on the ground. Not unusual for

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