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We'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment -

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Theresa May says she is taking nothing for granted

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after the Tories' success in the local elections.

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Campaigning in the west Midlands, she urged voters to give her

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a strong mandate to negotiate Brexit.

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Labour are pledging not to raise council tax dashing contacts for

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those earning more than ?80,000 a year.

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The Liberal Democrats say they would put a penny in the pound

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on income tax to go towards the NHS and social care.

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Party leader Tim Farron said politicians needed to be honest

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The Ukip leader Paul Nuttall urges his supporters to "stay

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on the pitch" despite suffering heavy losses on Thursday.

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He said voters would return if Theresa May failed

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The French authorities warn the media and the public not

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to spread documents hacked from the centrist candidate

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Emmanuel Macron's campaign team in the run-up to

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At least 80 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Islamist

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militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria more than three years

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A government official said their release followed

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A has-been actor best known for playing an actor in the 80s is

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called in to help catch a serial killer. Find out about cinema

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releases in the Film Review. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the the papers will be With me are Katy Balls,

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who's a political correspondent at The Spectator and Nigel Nelson,

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political editor of the Sunday The Observer headlines on Labour's

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plans to increase income tax if Jeremy Corbyn becomes

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the next Prime Minister. says the move is in a bid

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to shore up Labour's core support - as a new poll shows the party has

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fallen 19 points behind the Tories. The paper - which is publishing

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its annual rich list - also says Brexit has seen

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the combined wealth of the country's The Sunday Express says -

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Theresa May is to unveil a set of manifesto pledges -

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which will serve as And The Mail on Sunday criticises

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a controversial drama to be aired The BBC has defended

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the production as fictional. So then, let's kick off with the

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Observer. Katie, that promise it seems from Labour we will fund

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spending by raising tax on ?80,000 a year earners. We have heard Labour

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were planning something like this, they have been dithering between

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what counts as being wealthy, it was 70 K now they have settled for a TK.

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The Sunday Times has a poll suggesting voters think 100,000 is

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what counts as wealthy so interesting to see who agrees with

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Labour. What is Rich? I put this question to John McDonnell last week

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and he was hovering between 70 and 80,000 mark and now he says

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absolutely you're richer of you are in over ?80,000 and he will tax

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those people. What we do not know is the real detail of it, quite how

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this will work, does this mean we will have a new tax band over

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?80,000? Does it mean the 50% tax rate Labour are brilliant for owners

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over ?150,000 will be reduced to hit people at a lower level? We will

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have to wait for the manifesto to find out those details but we need

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to know how this tax system will work. We know Labour have a mountain

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to climb in this election campaign, disappointing local election

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results, is this the sort of policy you think will appeal to their core

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voters? Yeah, I can see why it would appeal to many, ?80,000 to seem like

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a lot of money and if you are earning ?80,000 there is a high

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chance you have to pay more tax no matter what happens because Theresa

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May has suggested they will break the tax Lock promise so it is not

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looking good but you are still earning 80,000. We are still waiting

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for the manifesto promises, what you think Labour have got to do in the

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next few weeks to try to turn their fortunes around? The local elections

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were not as bad as Labour thought, but they are pretty bad. You cannot

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start losing over 300 seats like that and did not have an impact.

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Policies like this I do thing work. ?80,000 is to most people are huge

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amount, what John McDonnell says it is 90% of people will not be

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affected by labours tax plans so that leaves 2 million people who

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will, they are the 2 million people but never voted for them anyway so

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what they have to get back is those voters in the middle and the big

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issue for them is whether or not they feel Labour can form a

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competent government and that is the key to doing well. And also whether

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various pressure on the Conservatives to spell out their tax

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plans more because we know they do not want to give as many policies or

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pledges but interesting to see if Theresa May can explain how to make

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a fairer society. I want to say that last night one of our reviewers said

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the Conservatives had taken Glasgow when they meant to say they had

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taken more seats on the council, the Conservatives now have eight seats,

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an increase of seven while Labour lost overall control of the council

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and the SNP is now the largest party. Moving on to the Sunday

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express, and their headline is made's June Revolution. Is it a

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revolution, they say it'll be labours death warrant. It is quite

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rare thing, I policy from the Conservatives in this campaign. We

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have heard a lot about Theresa May's plan to bring back grammar schools

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and it will play a big part in the Tory manifesto, every child with a

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chance to attend local grammar school and that is not a policy that

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is completely popular in the party but if may get a stonking majority

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the MPs who are unhappy will have to put up or shut up. Is the whole, if

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she gets this stonking majority, is she completely free? Completely

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free, that is the most worrying part, regardless of whether you are

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a Tory, Laybourne Lib Dem voter the real problem will be if you are in

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talking about a 200 overall majority, it seems to be slipping

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back recently that kind of thing she can do what she likes, she can have

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an idea in her head and Teddington into legislation. People say a

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landslide, 1-party government but we have had landslide governments

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before. Not like this, if you talk of over 200, it is more than

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Margaret Thatcher would have got, more than Tony Blair ever got in

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1997 landslide so you are nudging 1-party state and I think the voters

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ought to think twice about allowing something like that to happen. What

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about labour in 1945, massive majority. OK, long time ago. Tony

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Blair had some big majorities. But if the polls are right, she will

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outstrip Tony Blair is 1997 majority. I do not think a huge

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majority is a terribly good idea. It is something voters ought to be wary

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of and also some of the promises she has made have proved not to be worth

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trusting so you have to also think about whether or not you want a

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Prime Minister who can do anything she wants. A quick look at the

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Sunday Times, one story which is interesting is attack dogs would be

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used to protect Parliament under plans being drawn up after the

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terror attack on Westminster a few weeks ago, attack dogs to guard

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Parliament. Yeah, dogs at the gate. They have been trying to come up

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with ways to make sure Parliament as a fortress but still a Democratic

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building. It is a balance. They do not want all the shutters up and I

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think this is one way to do it but whether having Rottweilers at the

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door is going to... The dogs in the House of Commons are cute and sniff

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for bombs. They are lovely. The idea of Rottweilers I'm not so happy

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with. The main stories about their rich list and the thrust is Brexit

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has brought about a bonanza for billionaires because of the stock

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market really. Yeah, the rich are getting richer because of Brexit,

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apparently. For some, despite Brexit but it appears to be because the

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stock market but it is hard to know because we cannot see or the

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figures. I guess time will tell. If Labour gets in, they will be poorer.

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What you think of the rich list, is it something you enjoy reading? You

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always want to know about other people's wealth. I think so. The

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idea JK Rowling has made 650 million according to the latest rich list

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out of writing. It gives us all hope. I think it is more on a

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gossipy level, does not mean a great deal but it is a fun read. It is a

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slight form of escapism. You plough through the rich list and see what

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everyone...? I wonder if it is a healthy thing to be obsessing about

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what individuals are? Some people would say it is aspirational,

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especially with this current list, lots of self-made millionaires, not

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much inherited wealth and that is only a good thing if you can see how

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people have come from little to get a lot. Is Brexit going to create

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more wealth? The suggestion is that it is a Brexit bonanza but we do not

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know that. It is coincided with Brexit. Because the pound has fallen

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down the stock market has gone up. We looked at the various people to

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work out who will have done well out of exports or whatever and who are

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not quite sure can find any. What we can take from it is these people who

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said it is economic disaster, it has not been for these people. Well, one

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person who is on the rich list and is worth approximately ?125 million,

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let's show you the photographs. Can view is guess who that is? It is

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Adele, the singer. What has she done to herself? A bad hair day. She is

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addressed as man from Catherine Tate's comedy show, proving that

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even if you are a multimillionaire you can still be have a sense of

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humour. Do you like this picture is? They look dreadful. I do not think

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she is trying to be. I did not recognise her so I had to look at

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the caption to work out who it was but OK, if that is how she wants to

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celebrate her 25th birthday, K. Do you use these apps that make your

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face do different things? No but you do like the rich list. Many thanks.

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That visit the papers this hour. They will both be back with me at

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half past 11 for another look at the stories making the news tomorrow in

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the papers. Coming up next, the Film Review with Jane Hill.

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