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Pugh is being praised for her performance in Lady Macbeth. Find

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out what Jason Solomons made of the film and the rest of this week's

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cinema releases in the Film Review. Welcome to our look ahead to what

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the papers will bring us tomorrow. With us Jim Waterson, political

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editor at BuzzFeed and Fleet street Fox Suzy Boniface, columnist at the

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Mirror. Tomorrow's front pages, bank holiday Monday front pages, leading

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bankers are saying interest-free credit cards are ticking time bombs.

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The i says Corbyn will pledge ?3 billion to education, reversing

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Conservative pledges. Plans to make social media forms responsible for

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digital crimes. The Daily Express focuses on the foreign aid budget,

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?15 million is funding anti-smoking campaigns in some of the world's

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most corrupt countries. The Guardian leads on Theresa May's comments on

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tax, saying the Prime Minister has signalled a rise in National

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Insurance and income taxed after pledging not to increase VAT. The

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Times has a similar lead to the Telegraph, social media giants

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failing to handle dangerous online content. The Mail is considering tax

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breaks for elderly relatives -- the Mail says Theresa May is

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considering. And the Sun says Anthony Joshua's not forgotten the

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bill at his local launderette after his stunning victory. It won't

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change him, it is like lottery winners, they always say that. The

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Guardian, we will begin with what's been happening over the weekend in

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particularly today. Theresa May ruling out an increase in VAT, as

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Labour have as well, but National Insurance contributions and income

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tax might be within her sites. Carefully not saying anything else

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and it seems to be what they're saying is the overall tax take won't

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increase, the Tories may fiddle with a few things within that,

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interestingly some of the things Theresa May was talking about,

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weakening the triple lock in pensions, making it a double lock,

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someone figure that out for me, and reinvesting the money into long-term

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social care, which will help some of the social care problems we've got.

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There's a suggestion they are considering taxes on highly

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expensive homes, the mansion tax, Ed Miliband's idea, massively derided,

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and not liked at all, now it will possibly be in the Conservative

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manifesto. A lot of these things are almost Labour policies. I'm not

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quite sure that Labour would feel quite that way but you talk to Ed

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Miliband and the team around him at the moment and they feel vindicated

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all the stuff the last election was fought on being a risk to the

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nation's wealth is now being adopted in part by Carizza made's team. The

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bit to me buried in this is the triple lock pensions, which has been

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a Tory policy for so long, Theresa May has basically signalled that

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would be in the Tory manifesto this time round but Labour is going to

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fight that as a key pledge. Labour will be the party giving far more

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money to pensioners and the Conservatives are likely to say the

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pensions are increasing at a lower rate. It's a topsy-turvy world.

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There's one fascinating bit in here that people might find interesting,

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internal Tory figures have Theresa May polling ahead of her party.

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That's why she's not mentioning Conservatives and Tories very much

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and a poster saying Theresa May in big letters and conservatives in

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little letters, but Labour is the opposite, Labour has a brand not

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quite so bad but Jeremy Corbyn is not polling anywhere near as well as

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the party overall. But Jeremy Corbyn on the i is pledging ?3 billion to

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close the education gap. We know a lot of head teachers are saying they

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will really struggle over the next couple of years to make ends meet.

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Friends who work in teaching say the same, they are looking at whether

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they can lose a teaching assistant here or cut an entire teaching posts

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here and cope with one fewer staff member. -- post. The interesting

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thing is Jeremy Corbyn has made a pledge at a teachers conference but

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because we don't have the Labour manifesto yet and everything costed,

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the Tories are hammering him for saying this pledge without costing

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it. Neither of the two major parties have released details of their

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funding for their policies, it's allowing the Tories to once again

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said Jeremy Corbyn will raise taxes. We're not going to have very long to

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pick over the manifesto is when they are published. They didn't know an

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election was coming so all the parties are drawing up one quickly

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on the back of the nearest fag packet to find out what they can get

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away with. It will be interesting to see. Because those manifestoes to a

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degree would have been rushed out, more than normal if we had had the

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election in 2020 as expected, they would have spent a year working up

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to it, this time it is very quick. We know the conservative one will be

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very quick and Labour one will be out three weeks before polling, they

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were very much caught on the hop. The Daily Mirror has an ex-

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premier's bombshell on the front, Tony Blair returning to politics to

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help Britain says the Mirror in this exclusive. What is he going to do,

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how is he going to help? It's not clear if you read the story, over

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the past several months he has spoken to newspapers and given

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interviews talking about setting up a think tank or institute that will

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promote centre-left ideas and centre-left politicians, use some of

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the money he has earned from after he was Prime Minister to fund that

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and help Labour back to the centre ground. Inside the story itself it

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talks about getting out into the country and reconnecting. He flatly

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says he won't stand for Parliament, he's not going to reconnect with

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anybody and he's actually saying there are ideas out there that

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people will be interested in. He hasn't got long to get them out

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there and talked about and will they be accepted by the current

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Parliamentary party? When we write about Labour politics, certainly

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online with a younger audience, Tony Blair is the one term that sets

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people off, he's more hated by most of the left wing readers we write

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for than figures on the Tory right. It's a total turnaround from ten

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years ago when he left power. Might he have a constituency still in

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people that do remember his days with affection perhaps and think

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that he did do some good stuff. There might be the demographic that

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is more likely to vote, slightly older people, the issue will be when

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he says he's back and this is what he is going to do, what will he do?

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All he has done so far is give a series of interviews giving his

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opinion about Brexit and the Labour Party and that is all he is doing,

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causing a fuss for others. Because of the baggage that comes with him,

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there's the unfortunate truth whenever he makes an intervention it

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doesn't help because he is trying to help. Whenever he says you should

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back this moderate Labour politician, that's the kiss of

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death. If he wants to help he should be as quiet as possible and use the

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money for the things he wants to use it for but stop giving interviews.

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Someone once their period of silence I think. The Telegraph, Facebook

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must pay to police Internet. A tweet from Ian Finlay saying it is too

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late, these are global phenomena, global companies, different rules

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and standards apply all over the world. We saw this when Amber Rudd,

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the Home Secretary, was trying to get WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, to

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break its encryption essentially after the Westminster terror attack

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and WhatsApp, which literally has 1 billion customers around the world

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and has made a big deal about being encrypted from end to end, shrugged

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their shoulders and said what are you going to do? This is what we

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promised our customers. We are reaching the point the sites are so

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big, three or four years ago we were talking about what's on the Internet

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and all of us are on our phones all day checking Facebook, your

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grandmother is on there as much as your little cousin honour at the end

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result is the theme is basically the public sphere Daschle little cousin

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and at the end. -- little cousin and at the end. If it's not possible to

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police it in an old-fashioned sense, is this a threat just to get them to

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tidy up their act? This is a report by the Home Affairs Select

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Committee, which has no legislative power, saying they think something

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should be done, I way to push the Home Office to meet Internet bosses.

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The way these companies operate, if you defend somebody on the Internet

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or Facebook or if you commit a crime, their argument is we are not

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a publisher in the way the Daily Mail or the Daily Telegraph is. We

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are effectively the medium, we are no more liable for the criminality

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someone else has committed using our medium than the person who chop down

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the tree that made the paper that printed the newspaper the Daily

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Telegraph used to defame somebody. They say they are not a publisher in

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law. At the moment they say they are publishers they have do accept

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responsibility for everyone and that is their worst nightmare. That would

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be a massive pay-out so they won't do that but if they going to be the

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producer and the medium then they can't be involved in policing it,

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that's not their job either. The Times, Wimbledon prize smashes ?2

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million because the pound isn't worth what it was. With Brexit there

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have been unforeseen circumstances, nobody told us about this when we

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voted, because the pound has fallen significantly, the ?2 million the

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singles winners had last year would now be worth a lot less so they are

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having to up the prize money to at least 2.25 and to make it the same

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as last year. Interestingly last year, Serena Williams, who won the

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ladies singles on July the night, earned $340,000 less than if she had

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had the final on June the 21st -- July the night. We deprived her of

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340 US dollars due to Brexit -- July the ninth. She will be very pregnant

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when she comes back. She will be about to pop so I don't think she

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will be coming. I advise against it, Serena. BuzzFeed as promised. Who?

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Some upstart website. Is it a newspaper? Let's read this, Theresa

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May says there are complex reasons why nurses use food banks, and

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interview this morning with Andrew Marr quoting figures from the Royal

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College of nursing. A story a lot of our readers got excited about this

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morning when she was on the Andrew Marr Show on the BBC this morning

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and was repeatedly asked, you not concerned about the report from the

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role College of nursing saying some nurses are turning to food banks. In

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one response she said there's many complex reasons why people use food

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banks -- Royal College of Surgeons. DG explain what they were? She

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reverted back to her campaign pitch and avoided the question -- did she

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explain. During the campaign she has reverted back to soundbites about

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strong and stable leadership, whenever you drill down to key

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issues, she has been reluctant and has gone back to talking points.

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It's as much about her engagement with questions in interviews as it

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is about the context of what was said. Social media had a field day

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with this one. In order to use the food bank you have to have a letter

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from a GP or some other authority figure that says you are hungry and

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you anticipate you will soon be hungry or your children are already

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hungry. You don't get to pop into a food bank because Waitrose could be

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a bit busy. Going to a food bank you have to have an address, all the

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food that is in there are things that are donated from good causes,

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it's not exactly people benefiting normally from this. You don't have

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complex reasons to go there. You are hungry, you are poor, you are

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probably in work and that's not playing enough to get you to the end

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of the week and you have children and you need nappies and someone has

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been good enough to donate and you're able to access that charity

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quite easily with a letter from your GP, that's the once and for reason

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you use a food bank for. Thank you. -- once and for reason. The Sun,

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Brit Champ's. A vowel to make ?1 billion, that would be something we

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would all want to do -- Brit Champ's vow -- a vow. Unless he has got a

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pretty big dry-cleaning bill he will be all right. Anthony Joshua, who

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won the boxing at Wembley Stadium the other night, and he is now on

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his way to all manner of pay-outs for getting hit very hard in front

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of a lot of people. Doing lot nicer and a lot less controversial than

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Tyson Fury -- a lot. In order to make ?1 billion he has to fight 67

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such fights to make that kind of thing. We don't want to see him do

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that because of his eye, which is a bit damaged today, as is Vladimir

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Klitschko, who didn't even win. All of the front pages are on the

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website, where you can CAD to a review of the newspapers, it is

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there all week. -- where you can see a review. You can see us there two,

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each night's addition of the Papers is on there after we finish -- there

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too. Coming up next, the Film Review. Nobody mentioned line of

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duty!

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