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the nuclear threat that North Korea may pose. We will bring you more

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details later. We hope to speak to our correspondent in Washington at

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11 o'clock. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the Papers will be With me are Kevin Schofield, Editor

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of Politics Home and Alex Deane, Tomorrow's front pages,

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starting with... 'Cover-up let rogue surgeon play

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God' is the Telegraph's headline after the conviction of Ian

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Paterson. The Mirror calls Paterson,

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the butcher surgeon, suggesting at least a thousand women

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could have affected. Meanwhile, the Mail asks why did

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the NHS fail to stop him. The paper also has

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an exclusive interview Sergeant Alexander Blackman,

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known as Marine A, who left The FT leads on the figures showing

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the UK economy grew by less than was expected in the first three

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months of this year. The Independent online

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focuses on Donald Trump We will start with this case

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regarding the breast surgeon Ian Paterson. It is in so many of The

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Papers as you might expect. Here is how the meal is reporting it. I'd

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had the NHS go to stop the Butcher surgeon? You could have me as many

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as 1000 women. There was a man who was one of the patients in this case

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in Nottingham. It is a staggering story when you think that doctors,

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we are told, are taught to do no harm. Of course, they should seek to

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do no harm, but surgery often involves doing what would otherwise

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be sold, or even grievous bodily harm in order to do better for the

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patient on the table in front of you. If a body of your fellow

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surgeons thinks that what you do is write, or is at least justifiable,

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then there is emerging of terror that allows people to continue to do

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what they do. It is very difficult actually in law to prove that

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someone did something not just wrong, but to the criminal standard

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where they are qualified as a doctor where they are qualified as a doctor

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and they are conducting an operation on a cable and I think that is why,

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especially with someone who has a forceful personality and has an

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ability to convince people around him that he is seeking to do the

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wrong, but this wrong. There are two wrong, but this wrong. There are two

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things permitted from out of this. The first is that no one is

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infallible and surgeons should be challenged just like the rest of us

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and the second, which might be a mundane point, but is behind your

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introduction, this is not just a woman's issue and if one good thing

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can come of this is that men often face this kind of breast cancer

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tissue, or just issue and should be no more shy about than women. Some

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of these women, obviously in a very fond of state. The patients, we

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should say. They are desperate to be curate, desperate to be helped. You

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take the advice you are given. If you put yourself in the position of

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these per women, they are sitting on the other side of the table having

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been given this terrific news, the worst news you can get and you are

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naturally inclined, I would suggest, to believe the surgeon, qualified

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and experienced, you have got to take at his word. If you're unable

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to trust someone in that position then who can you trust? Imagine that

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someone is in that kind of position and genuinely believes that he or

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she is doing the right thing when he or she is not. It is very difficult

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to prove to the criminal standard that they meant to do harm in that

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situation. The Daily Express said the cancer doctor played God. We do

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not know why he was motivated to do this, that is some suggestion it

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could have been financial. He maintains that the operations were

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justified and he did nothing wrong. While we can do is speculate. One of

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the things he was doing was seeking to preserve a position of power. He

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was seeking to preserve a cleavage whilst removing the north part of

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breasts, but seeking to prefers an upper part which, luckily, turned

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cancerous itself. Even the thing he thought he was doing that was right

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seemed to be dangerous to the patient, even though he was

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conducting what was apparently unnecessary operations. He was asked

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many times by his managers to stop doing that and wouldn't and carried

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on. The question is, how did it continue, ordered the NHS feel to

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stop them? If he was being wound up by his superiors on numerous

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occasions flickering out these unnecessary procedures, why was he

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allowed to continue practising? The daily Mirror says he had 1000

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victims, a case which involved under 20 patients, but there are many more

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are waiting to see the outcome. For the conditions we have spoken to,

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they have said the checks and balances and the safeguards are so

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much different now compared to when he was doing his operations. These

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cases did back sometime. As you rightly applied, it would be crazy

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to try a case involving hundreds of victims. You choose certain sets of

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victims, were alerted victims, and he tried the case on those specific

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examples. It seems to me that, even if the system has moved on from them

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and these historic cases have a different kind of circumstances now

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to the ones carried out now, we can still learn something from a culture

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that allows someone to carry out operations which, on the face of it,

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seem unnecessary, but positively harmful to the patients concerned.

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Let's move on. We will be the opposition said Tim Farren, leader

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of the Liberal Democrats. If you look at page seven, it talks about

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his hopes, particularly in Scotland, for their success in the forthcoming

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general election. I cannot find anything he says we will be the

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opposition though, can you? It is an eye-catching headline. It is quite a

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bold claim, but I think the closest he comes, when he read the story

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inside is I want to be the Leader of the Opposition Verstappen is

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slightly different. That is an understandable ambition for any

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party of opposition, even one with only nine MPs, but I guess it is

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looking at the state of the Labour Party, looking at the opinion polls

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and saying, we could get increased representation. The idea they would

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be timid opposition is pretty fanciful. Labour is going to be done

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and the Liberal Democrats will go up, but that does not equal the

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Liberal Democrats being the party of opposition. My advice to Tim Farren

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would be to keep your head down. I mean it to be patronising. Every

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time his personality has emerged on his party brand, but that is his

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views on sexuality, or is broader political and social views, he has

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proved less attractive than his party brand. That is why keep your

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head down. I don't just minutes patronisingly to him, though it is,

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but I think, furthermore... He ought, properly, to look to the

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political tide, which is broadly in his favour. He has had a big

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increase in donations and membership. If you get more than 22

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MPs he will begin on, but that will not above the Labour Party. If there

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is anything like this in his rhetoric, he should turn it down.

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The point is that, even the Labour Party for, if it is in line with the

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fallen, it would be significant. But reflects well on the liberal

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Democrats. That was tied up with Jeremy Corbyn, so the tide may not

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go in Tim Farren's flavour for long. If there is nothing I could in this

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story, he should not be so hubristic.

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Let's look at the Telegraph. Germany admitted austerity would destroy

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Greece says Arafat is. This is the German finance minister suggesting

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that he would not have agreed to the deal that Greece had to take. The

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Telegraph has got an interview and extracts from Yanis Varoufakis's

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memoir, in which it turns out he was secretly recording conversations

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when he was great finance minister when Greece was at risk of tumbling

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out of the Euro and had to accept very harsh austerity measures in

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return for a bailout and he said that the German finance minister

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admitted at the time privately, not for public discussion, that if I was

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you I would not sign this day because this is all about national

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pride as much as I think that you are being asked to sell your country

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down the river. It is quite an amazing story. It backs up what a

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lot of people were saying that Greece were made an example of and

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it shows, the point the Telegraph were making, it shows how Germany

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will perhaps behave during the Brexit discussions when push comes

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to shove. They will be holding the whip and as far as the EU are

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concerned. Germany did make an example of Greece, but on the other

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hand, they should never have allowed the Greeks in in the first place. In

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an easy and economic environment, the Greeks should have been able to

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come out, the value and they can't because they are in a common

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currency that is not governed by economics, it is governed by

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politics and that's what this revelation shows. The Financial

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Times. Speaking of Brexit, we cannot go through a review without it. Work

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the talk. They pressured for smooth Brexit for Japanese groups. What a

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seeming like smooth Brexit? It implies the need for a transitional

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arrangement to lessen uncertainty, Japan really has three major kinds

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of interest in the UK. The first is financial. There are Japanese banks.

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The second is automotive. There are many examples of that. It is

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manufacturing broadly. All of them want a sense that they can't be here

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in the short to medium term without any real uncertainty. They want not

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just the two years that we will presumably be negotiating with the

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European partners, but they want a sense they will be transitional

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agreements and arrangements of difficulty on the two years they can

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have certainty about factories and their presence. Whether that be

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passport for financial institutions or tariffs imposed on manufacturing.

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That is not just down to Theresa May, the smoothness of how it

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happens, there are 27 other countries involved. As the promised

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said last night in Leeds, the other 27 will be ganging up against us

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because it is not in their interest to give us everything we want. There

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will have to be give and take. If we decided to be awkward, it takes two

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to tango. If I decide who's in the wrong direction it would be real. It

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is not an unreasonable perspective to take. It is a surprise and one

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from a nation whose diplomacy and the 20th century and onwards has

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been small target. Let's look at the front of the Independent. Trump's

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first 100 days. This is a fabulous photograph of him sitting at the

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desk of the Oval office, which the Independent has always been good at.

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As he delivered on his promises? He thinks he has and has been speaking

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to the national rifle Association. They were big supporters of him. His

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100 days have flown in, it has to be said. For a guy who accuses the

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media of fake news, which is one of the most horrible terms that have

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ever entered the political lexicon, for him to say that his first 100

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days have been a success is fake news. That is not, by any stretch of

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the imagination, his first 100 days have not been a success. His

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successors -- his supporters think he has been a success. If you judge

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it by the economic performance of the United States, there was

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widespread speculate in the Trump won the election the economy would

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thank. Instead, after an afternoon of fluctuation on the market, the US

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economy picked up significantly after Trump won last year and has

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continued to perform well subscribed to that. He was handed a pretty good

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economic situation. You can only look at the time frame he has been

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in. The economy was growing at an atomic comment on when he took over.

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It had been a remarkable turnaround if he turned around. I was quite at

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a different point, which is one of the qualities this president has

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shown, which might surprise people, is his ability to change his mind.

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He said it was obsolete. Even without the minister and as you

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convince them otherwise. He said he would pull out of Nafta, the

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Mexicans and the Canadians made strong representations to him and

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he, admitted it via a tweet, which might not be presidential, but he

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indicated he was willing to reconsider his position. I think it

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is a strong thing to be able to say I was wrong about something and I

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think that is something that, in leadership, we undervalue. Shelby D

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sports story? There is a mass of boxing match in Wembley tomorrow

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night. Klitschko versus Joshua. One is 47, 41, the other is 27 and they

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are both very big man. I would not want to take a punch from either of

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them. Klitschko, he is a class act. It is an unpopular view in Britain.

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Joshua is a national hero, Olympic gold medallist. He is to stone

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heavier than his normal fighting with and as Lennox Lewis who fought

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his last fight a lot heavier against Klitschko's elder brother would

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point out, that is a strange position to go into a fight. My

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instinct is Klitschko will screw them. I hope not. Of course I cheer

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for the Brit, but my instinct is Klitschko is a classy act, a

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Conservative boxer who can stand off. All the pressure is on Joshua.

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Support Joshua but have a fiver on Klitschko. It is a golden era for

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Bush boxing for the first time in 20 years. You will be watching? I will

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be watching, definitely. Don't forget you can see the front

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