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a break which six-times champion and BBC commentator Steve Davis

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described as the most astonishing he's ever seen.

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Selby dominated his match against Marco Fu - winning 13-3

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The other semi is between four-times champion

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That's all from Sportsday with me Will Perry.

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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 the Political Commentator, Jane Merrick

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and Martin Bentham, Home Affairs Editor

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Tomorrow's front pages, starting with.

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The Financial Times leads with the White House's pledge to cut taxes

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and 'unleash' the US economy. The i reports on the news that two

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football clubs have been raided as part of an investigation into

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allegations of tax fraud. A poll on the front of the Metro suggests that

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Theresa May is Britain's most popular leader of the last forty

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years. The Prime Minister is pictured on the front page of The

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Daily Telegraph - greeting the President of the European Commission

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in Downing Street this evening. The paper reports that Britain will be

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tied to Europe's human rights laws for another five years. The Times

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leads with a warning from the pharmaceutical industry that the

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world's biggest drug companies could abandon Britain unless the NHS

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receives an extra ?20 billion a year. And finally, The Guardian

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reports that large numbers of foreign fighters are abandoning

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Islamic State and depleting the ranks of the terror group. We will

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look at some of those in more detail. Jane takers to the Telegraph

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with Theresa May keeping Britain tied to human rights laws. The

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Telegraph are saying the manifesto when it comes which we are expecting

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in a few weeks will make no mention of the UK pulling out of the

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European convention on human rights. This is something she spoke about

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last year, the right of the party wanted this wrapped up in the Brexit

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hill but I think the reality of this is that it'll be too much of a

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distraction to have to go through that as there is an election going

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on and she has the capital to do this. She has a huge poll lead and

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she needs to appeal to voters in the centre so she can irritate the

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right-wing. How do you see the destruction argument Martin? It is a

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valid argument, there is an electoral tactic here, trying to

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keep a very simple, that is a clear strategy that they are adopting but

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secondly there is a straightforward practical issue that when it comes

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to delivering legislation this was a manifesto commitment by David

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Cameron to replace the Human Rights Act which is all silent to what

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would theoretically happen if we pulled out, they would have to have

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some sort of replacement in the domestic law and it's a very

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complicated thing to do. Whether it is right or wrong is a different

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debate but on a practical level it is complicated and the government

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has to devote an enormous amount of energy to the deal. I think they

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simply want have time to do this. The photograph implies that her and

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her counterpart are getting along very well. This is our so-called

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great enemy of Europe are having an almost clinch there. Heaven forbid.

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Takers to the front of the Metro which takes us to the popularity of

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Theresa May. This is a poll from my paper that they are stolen.

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Basically what it says is that she is the most popular leader, 61% of

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voters judge is the most capable candidate ahead of Tony Blair, who

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had 52%. Margaret Thatcher 40% and now this is the most capable of the

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leaders who are available so I suppose you might posit that against

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Jeremy Corbyn who is not well rated I suppose. You measure it against

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that's where the other leaders are measured against... Clearly the

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comparison between Thatcher and major something people have made so

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this will be delightful reading to Tory essential officers who were

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playing on Theresa May's strengths as the leader. They will be happy.

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We heard in the House of Commons today and she was repeating this

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line and we can see why she is, strong and stable leadership and she

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repeated I don't know 12 times. We were talking about the repeating of

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lines earlier and how much it gets to the point when people do get

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thoroughly sick. They'd do but a home that cuts through and I think

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people only take away one line and that will be what they have done

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today as well as her coalition of chaos. I suppose if you think back

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to the Brexit debate and the referendum then there was the take

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back control which was repeated ad in the martyrdom but it does cut

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through and resonate. Maybe that strategy is right. In terms of

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policies you spoke about the triple pension block whereby the pension

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will go up by three different determinants and we are not quite

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sure where they are going with that at the moment? Yes she was asked by

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Angus Robinson to scrap it and she didn't so it is clear that it is on

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the table. It's possible this could be a positive argument, she could

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say we're just going to ease this slightly, it doesn't have to be

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taking so much money away from pensioners but she can make the

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argument that money is needed for social care and as she said earlier

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she has the political capital to do this I think it would be a tough

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choice. Pensioners do vote in large numbers. They do but the question

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would be whoever going to vote for instead and it depends what they

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come up with. I know they are assessing different options but if

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they increase inflation and this is close with that level anyway so it

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wouldn't make a huge amount of difference that would give them more

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flexibility in terms of finances coming forward. The front of the

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Times has a very ominous photograph with North commune missiles in range

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of US. This is very concerning and it has been for a few weeks but

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there is this terrifying rhetoric from Admiral Harry Harris is the top

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US commander in the Pacific saying if it flies it will die, that sort

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of rhetoric and we hear it from Donald Trump but from other people

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in the administration, I think what is needed is a cooler talk and it is

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very worrying that I think maybe they see if they step up the strong

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rhetoric it will terrify North Korea but I'm not sure it will. Also they

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are trying to pressurise China which is the big strategy and when Donald

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Trump keep saying this is a problem which has to be resolved, of course

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there is a danger that he talks itself into a corner and gets the

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point where he has to do something because he is so committed to saying

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we have to this out. Clearly his whole strategy which is a high risk

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one. His strategy is to hope that the Chinese can exert leveraged on

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North Korea and I'm not sure why really because to remove the threat

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altogether would be an enormous step and unfortunately while they still

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have weapons and while they are developing weapons is problematic

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because you still have an unstable leader causing danger. One of the

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North Korean arguments featured last evening here was they took one look

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at Colonel Gaddafi got rid of his nuclear weapons and look what

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happened to him. Yes. That is where they come from. The front page of

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the Guardian, Martin and this is another huge international foreign

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affairs. With particular reference to the so-called Islamic State. It

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is good news in a sense that Islamic State is being depleted, on the

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retreat it seems in Iraq and Syria and so on. That is broadly a good

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thing and reduces the appeal and becomes harder for people to go

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there and much less appealing and our people on the back foot seemed

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to not be as successful as they once were. The flip side is that people

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are starting to leave and from a domestic point of view they talk

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about Britain who have been arrested by Turkish authorities on the

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Turkish Syrian border having been in Syria and apparently they are facing

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charges there and could face charges here if you came back. There is a

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big concern here among domestic security about people from their

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coming back. It is unclear how many people how many will, there is a

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theory that some people just want to martyr themselves and therefore not

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many will but anybody who does who has had any battle experience for

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example is going to be highly problematic. I'm not entirely clear

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if we're talking about people whose mindset has been changed as a result

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of leaving and that is different. Yes they can live Syria and Iraq and

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have they left the Islamic State completely? Every time there is an

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attack in Europe, Isis loves to jump on it because it knows it is being

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weakened in Syria and Iraq and wants to appear strong in Europe terrify

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people in cities in Europe. This does show that they are being

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severely depleted in this countries but as you say it is whether they

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are leaving Islamic State mentally as well as physically. Some people

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have certainly left that area but haven't left that ideology behind

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and the role... The role Turkey plays once they arrive in Turkey

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will be interesting. That is positive because they have been more

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robust at closing the Borders and try to pick people up. Time to

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squeeze to Morin. Let's talk football. The taxman tackles

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football elite. In regards to West Ham in Newcastle today. This will

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continue to evolve over the coming few months where this extensive

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road we don't know the rights and wrongs of this. Clearly there is a

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major investigation which could end badly for the people in these clubs

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and on other clubs as it widens. It is widening as you say. I think

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football is going to a terrible time with repeated scandals. They are

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having an incredible management issue and financial issues. It's not

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a new thing unfortunately, in Spain you had Messi being convicted

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therefore tax offences or a tax offence I should say. This is trying

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to minimise these people who are well paid in a rich industry who are

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allegedly trying to minimise tax in ways that according to the Fifa may

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not be legitimate is quite concerning I think. Difficult if you

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are a Newcastle fan who has just been promoted to the Premier League.

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They shouldn't be worrying about things like this. We have one

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minutes less to discuss the sponsorship of the M1 motorway. It

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is quite a strange suggestion. I had to check the date on the paper. The

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head of the AA is suggesting you could have sponsorships of

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motorways, the story he is proposing is Morrison's and other supermarkets

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to get investments for road. The thing is when you drive up the

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motorway you see adverts for lots of things for service stations and it

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is one step. I find it depressing. They don't want to attach themselves

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to the monotonous prospect of driving along a motorway. The sale

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of public assets and the sale of the name, I find it is up to them of a

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football club but certain things should remain free.

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Don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online

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It's all there for you - 7 days a week at bbc dot co uk

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