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Charlie and David Beckham a star and the newest King Arthur film. It has

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had largely negative reviews. Find out what we think of it in the film

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review. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the papers will be With me are the parliamentary

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journalist, Tony Grew and Caroline Frost,

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Entertainment Editor Tomorrow's front pages,

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starting with - The Financial Times claims that

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Theresa May failed to consult some of her most senior colleagues

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on manifesto plans to overhaul The Times also goes with social

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care, saying that Theresa May's planned changes could

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be wrecked by poorly The Metro also leads

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with the general election, reporting that the Tories are now

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looking to attack Jeremy Corbyn after polls showed their lead over

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Labour being cut in half. The Telegraph reports that

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Jeremy Corbyn is at the centre of a growing row, after they say

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he repeatedly refused to condemn the actions of Republican

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terrorists in Ireland. The Daily Mail covers the same

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story, adding that Mr Corbyn's comments have enraged campaigners

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for the victims of terrorism. The Guardian says it has seen

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a large cash of internal documents from Facebook which show how

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the tech giant moderates its sites. And finally The Express has

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a bit of good news - Britain is set to enjoy a blast

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of summer with ten days of sunshine. Thank goodness for that. Let's begin

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with the social care story that keeps on giving, this one. The

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Tories stand firm after care wobble is the headline in the Independent.

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No change from pop your policies after the weekend poll show that

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Labour is closing the gap. But you wonder if it is a risk, will people

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vote Conservative no matter what? I think this is a calculated gamble

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within the inner sanctum of Theresa May and her closest counsel. There

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are innumerable safe Tory seats around the country because of the

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doubts about the Labour leadership. They have made this decision to go

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after non-traditional Tory voting places and this is obviously a

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policy that extends beyond their normal reach. A look now at the

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Financial Times, how they are reporting. Senior Tories kept in the

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dark over the dementia tax. This seems to have been re- occurring

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then, that many -- and not many people knew about this before it was

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released. Theresa May is obviously keeping a close eye on it and how it

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will be released. The FT says that this plan, the so-called dementia

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tax,... The concern here is not about the policy. I think that the

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reason may use being startlingly honest with the public which is not

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something we expect from politicians. She is getting rid of

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the promises of David Cameron to not raise taxes, that triple lock on the

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pension. And she is effectively saying to people who have large

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assets in the form of property that they will need to pay for their

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social care. I can imagine why for some people think that is shocking,

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but for those who are under 30, people who have a huge asset, the

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idea that young people should pay for the care of people with huge

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assets if unfair. The young people are less likely to vote, however.

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However this is a masterstroke from Theresa May. She is taking on those

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who are the largest voting block, those over 65. This is for her to

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create a new Britain. The poll numbers she is on now suggests that

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this is an opportunity for her to remake the country and it seems as

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if she will do that. You said previously that the policy has not

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been explained well people do not understand it. To say that you can

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keep 100,000 pounds of your own assets including the value of your

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home is a far value from the cap of ?76,000 which suggested nobody would

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pay more than that. This will affect different people across the country

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quite differently. Somebody with a house with average prices of under

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100,000 will be celebrating this policy because in theory they will

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never have to pay anything. People with assets in somewhere like Kent,

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in theory you will not have much inheritance to pass on. It is

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completely unearned wealth. Wider society think you should be able to

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pass on unearned wealth. People have often done it, haven't they? The

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different situation is our those people are now sucking care out of

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national health insurance? They pay their insurer ends. But life

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expectancy was smaller years ago. We have to accept now that people can

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be repaired tyre for 30 years. 30 years of constant care care, how

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much will it cost? Corbyn's eating teeth for IRA victims. Jeremy Corbyn

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refusing five times to unequivocally condemn the IRA. One Twitter user

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suggests that this is an old story that conveniently had dresses

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avoiding facts. This is the Conservative slinging mud. I think

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the Conservatives are perfectly right to point out that this man

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spent his time consorting with figures in Ireland at a time when

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they were bombing and murdering figures. He is the one now trying to

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recast this is his heroic contribution to the peace process. I

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reject that. He spent no time polling around with unionists and

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loyalist. He only took one side of the argument. He took the extreme

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side as well. I have no problem with people supporting a united Ireland

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but he had two ways to do it, constitutional politics or the

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politics of violence and he chose the politics of violence. He said he

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disagreed with the military of approach that was taken during the

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Troubles. He is condemned the bombing from all sides. I think he

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been extremely careful and, I would... I would disagree and say he

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has been consistent. He has stuck to his political ideas and in an age

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where politicians turn on a client because it is expedient, I found it

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refreshing to have somebody who voiced something that he knows will

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not play well with an enormous number of people and will play into

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a voting... That is because he has had the indulgence of irrelevance is

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entire political career. But then people as soon as they become

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popular, they don't have the right to change their mind. He is telling

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lies. He blamed Britain for seeking a military solution. It does not say

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here that he was telling lies. Let me explain why he was. In my

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opinion... The only people who thought were a military solution in

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Ireland where the IRA,... He says he has been consistent in his approach.

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He claims it was contributing to the peace process, which he was not. But

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if you engage with people, which is distasteful for many... This is not

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about engagement, this is about burnishing your left-wing

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credentials. This is about putting your position beside... I do

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struggle with the word lies. Facebook secret rules on hate speech

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sex violence and Terence in the Guardian. The Guardian has seen

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these and it has been picked up by the Telegraph. We can't see that

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there is a Facebook reply on this front page so I will do it for them

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in a moment. Caroline, this story will interest a lot of people. The

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rules that seem quite... This has implications not just media like

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ourselves but anybody who does get on Facebook, enjoys is it and uses

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it to engage with their friends. We know about the rules that our data

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is being shared that it is now going a little darker because Facebook is

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still refusing to acknowledge their increasing status as a publisher of

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almost unparalleled influence across the world. What the Guardian has

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done is uncovered some training manuals and ethical guidelines and

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all sorts of tree diagrams for their moderators which is a pathetically

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poor number of people. 4500 of them. The CEO has promised that more will

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be coming on board but we are still talking about 2 billion users and

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something like 6 million accounts that they deal with every single

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day. It is a shockingly small number of people charged with looking at

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the content and deciding what is acceptable, deciding what could be

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inciting, just what is incredibly distasteful and worse. Partly they

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will take on an extra 3000 people around the world to be a moderator

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so they can review millions of reports that they get every day. A

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simpler system now and they will be able to take down posts faster and

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contract law enforcement. It is said that they need to do more. Companies

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a joke they have no corporate social responsibility. They cannot keep

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control of the content, it has grown to a lidded too quickly and... They

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are not a platform, they are publisher of content, perhaps the

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biggest one. It is difficult for a government to deal with the scope of

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that but if you think about how controlled these newspapers and TV

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and radio are in terms of what they can publish... But we are much

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smaller. We are not just a platform that other people post on. The

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argument is that they are no longer a platform, that they are eight

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publisher and they need to accept a murder, of responsibility. The

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cynical use of free-speech argument is cynical. They just can't be

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bothered. The Times. Trump urges Muslims to join battle between good

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and evil. A different tone from President Trump. This is the sort of

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thing that he was saying about Islam and Islamist extremism in his run-up

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to his election. He was particularly critical of Hillary Clinton's

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relationship with Saudi Arabia. One of the things he said about Saudi

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Arabia during the campaign, it is amazing but he can now turn up at

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their country and praise them and talk about their kingdom. We are in

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a strange year of global politics and with Donald Trump, four-minute

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countries, the reality is that they had to reset the clock. I love the

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fact that now he has managed to utter an entire sentence with a. --

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with a period. We applaud in our brief statement ship. But the

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campaign trail is different of being in power. He is absolutely a

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pragmatist. If that coincides with world peace, I am all for it. Three

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more quick stories. Air pollution can deprive you of a good night 's

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sleep? Really? What a surprise. Air pollution is a great evil of our

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age. We know it affects everything, we know that children suffer because

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of it and the message here is that they found one more thing, one more

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reason to be suspicious of air pollution and try to bring down

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carbon levels and all sorts of bad things that happen, generally, in

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cities. Intensive this research, the average age was 63. We should point

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out that this was monitoring sites in six US cities. Not that I suspect

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our pollution will be different. But a look at the next paper. Heavenly

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returns for the Church of England puts it up among top performance.

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They do not follow every market trend. Being a church they tend to

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look at things with a long-term view in terms of their investments. They

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have a different strategy. With any story in the FT it is difficult to

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understand. You do need an economics degree, don't you? It is fascinating

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but they are going against the trend. Just waiting, sitting it out.

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Perhaps a little but a divine intervention? Good luck. Finally,

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the eye. Twin Peaks is back but what is it all about? Seminal, I suppose

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you would say 1990 TV series. And not a remake. Since we spoke earlier

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someone tweeted as to point out that Mash was perhaps the great show of

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the TV. David Lynch has responded to a nostalgia wave. Will you watch it?

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I did and I will and I hope it is slightly less complicated than the

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last one. Would watching 1's help you with the return? You should

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probably watch the first if you will want to watch the second. I don't

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agree With the idea of Mash being brilliant, it was a routine sitcom.

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That is it tonight. Think very much for coming in. A treat to see you

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both.

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