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In a moment, it is time for the papers, but for the team here,

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goodbye Finau. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the papers will be With me are Kate Devlin,

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Political Correspondent at The Herald and Martin Bentham,

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Home Affairs Editor Tomorrow's front pages,

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starting with... The Financial Times leads

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with President Trump's calls The Metro opens

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with one mother's warning to bosses at Drayton Manor four years ago -

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saying the ride where an 11-year-old girl was killed

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yesterday was dangerous. The Daily Telegraph says it has

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a copy of the Labour Party's manifesto - and claims

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Jeremy Corbyn is planning to re-nationalise energy firms,

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the railways and Royal Mail. The Daily Mirror also claims to have

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had access to the Labour manifesto. The I says the UK is facing a huge

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rise in stroke cases. The Daily Express says a heatwave

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is about to hit the UK. And they say it means Britain is

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heading for a drought. The Times talks about a spat between

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the Chancellor Philip Hammond And the Daily Mail

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describes the leaked Labour manifesto as the most

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left-wing in decades. Right, let's start. Martin, would

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you set us up? Jeremy Corbyn, the manifesto seems to have been

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exclusively in several papers, which I know it's a bit strange. Let's

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start with the daily Mirror headline, which says it pretty well.

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It does. It leads into a peek inside spread as well, detailing this

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leaked draft, setting out a very extensive range of policies which

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the Mirror builds very favourably, the other papers we will come to our

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obviously much less favourable. This says he will fix rip-off Britain,

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boost NHS schools and scrap tuition fees. Talking about how power and

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the railways will be renationalised and other policies including

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abolishing tuition fees. There is an extensive list and inside they say

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that Labour have pledged to undo the damage of seven years of Tory

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austerities, describing it as the bullet of red-blooded socialism and

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then there is a note saying that Tories are rotten to the core, pages

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six and seven. It is the favourable look at what is a very extensive

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manifesto, by the looks of things, which all sorts of people will like

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and others will not. Kate, there is loads of it, particularly within the

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inside of the mirror, and you can pick out whatever makes you happy or

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cross really, can't you? I think some of it is what has been missing

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from Labour's campaign so far. Some of the things they have announced

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that not really been that different from what Ed Miliband announced

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basically in the 2015 manifesto, so the question was kind of becoming,

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what is the point of a veteran socialist taking over the Labour

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Party if he's not going to have some socialist policies? Which of the

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things we do say speak to that? I think certainly renationalisation is

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something that Ed Miliband never wanted to go towards. Scrapping of

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tuition fees is not something you could have seen in the 2015

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manifesto. And of course people will say, and how will you pay for it Mr

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Corbyn? There is quite a lot of detail about that as well? It's

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mainly pre-things like raising corporation tax, which the Tories

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claim has been spent several times over and the Labour Party say is

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fully costed. There is some support for that run the Institute for

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Fiscal Studies who say that theoretically at least it is paid

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for, albeit with the risk that corporation tax increases release in

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lower corporation tax receipts in the long run. Because companies find

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other ways of doing things. Because actually we have record corporation

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tax income last year despite corporation tax having gone down. If

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you ask for public opinion, surveys, things like we nationalising the

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railways, although it is quite a left-wing thing to do, it tends to

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get very high approval ratings in public approval ratings. If we look

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at the Daily Telegraph, same story but the difference lance. Corbyn 's

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manifesto will take Britain back to the 1970s, amongst other things they

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have highlighted, trade unions to be welcomed into the Number ten fold.

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They are also highlighting a pay cap, which they say would also bring

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us back to the 1970s. Very interestingly, there is detail on

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what will be a row in labour about defence and it looks like it is the

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kind of outcome very tense negotiations. Obviously Jeremy

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Corbyn has long been on the record of being against the nuclear

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deterrent, will commit to renewal, which of course is already

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happening, but it will have a cautious use caveat, as it were. It

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shows the tensions within his own party, even with this kind of

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manifesto. I like the Daily Mail front page which could have had

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their headline written by the same sub editor at the Daily Telegraph.

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That is one of the problems. I was thinking when I looked at this bat

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may be the 1970s weren't so bad. We had scorching summers, leaves United

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won the football, but the general won the football, but the general

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view on it isn't quite so preferable. There is a tremendous

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list here of policies, assuming this is spot on, and the danger is that

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it is efficient to appeal to people in lots of ways but also sufficient

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for people to find things that alarm them and that's the danger of such a

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long, you know, the longest suicide note in history. The more you set

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out the more things there are to be a hostage to fortune potholes to be

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picked in all for people to say, I don't like it. There are some

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policies that you could see Ed Miliband might forward. He said they

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would pit paternity leave a month and pay for it. It was said about

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the last one that there was a policies -- there were policies that

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did not add up to a call. They said, vote Labour, win a microwave, but

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that could be indicated again. Labour Party say they do not comment

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on leaked articles and the Tories -- the Conservative Party has said this

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is... The article is suggesting that

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Philip Hammond have infuriated Theresa May's aids by forcing her

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not to commit to the promise that the Tories had at the last election

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of not raising VAT and national insurance, which rather pinned them

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in, and going back to the budget U-turn, which was forced on the

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Chancellor when he had to scrap the national Insurance rise, so I

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suppose the question with this is, does it amount to anything public

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facing, ultimately, because of course if a party is riven by

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divisions or, as the party would say with Labour, a chaotic lack of

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clarity as to what the party is standing for and so on, that becomes

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a problem. If it is just behind-the-scenes fiction... We are

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in the middle of a campaign about lots of other things? We are

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certainly not in Blair - Brown territory here. It is not unleashing

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the forces from next door quite yet but I think tensions between the

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Prime Minister and the Chancellor are always interesting, are always

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important, but given the Brexit negotiations were going to have to

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face them in next two years, one would suggest it is incredibly

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important at this stage. The Tories have very united front, don't they,

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in the election campaign, so if that in any way or form disintegrated,

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that would be damaging to them. At the moment, there is not a great

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deal of sign of that. Let's go on to the story dominating on the other

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side of the Atlantic. The Financial Times has this line about defined

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Trump calls for closer Moscow ties after firing the FBI chief. I don't

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think we need to go into the ramifications for James Comey, but

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it is interesting that Sergey Lavrov was meeting Donald Trump. It is not

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often I would say this but I think the FT have nail beds. The first

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word is unabashed. Failing -- firing his FBI chief has unleashed a storm

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against him. Accusations that he has done it just because the FBI were

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investigating allegations of legs between him and Russia, so what does

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he do? He calls for warmer links with Russia. It's the kind of

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plastic trump move. The question is, I was going to say finally, but we

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have to remember we are illegal month into his presidency. As he

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underestimated the storm gathering against him, because now people are

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calling not just for an FBI investigation but for a special

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investigation into these allegations. The president said I

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think with some justification that the Democrats wanted this man's head

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two days ago but now, look at them, they are squealing and complaining.

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It is Washington politics at its most raw and fascinating, isn't it?

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It is true that the Democrats were hostile towards James Comey prior to

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the US election and his actions over Hillary Clinton. It still is a very

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disturbing way in which he has done this, just do basically humiliate

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him, to be frank, the FBI chief. And also, if it was driven by what

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people suspect, that he was disliking the fact he was being

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investigated himself, but also, I mean, thank goodness the US has got

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a very healthy, robust Congress and a lot of people there willing to

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stand up and fight against this type of thing, because otherwise it is

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quite damaging and dangerous rate to down. But of course one of the

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institutions has to be upholding the FBI. I'm afraid we have to leave it

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there, sadly. Kate and Martin, thank you very much indeed. That is it

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from The Papers this evening. Don't forget you can see the front pages

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