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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be

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With me are Christopher Hope, Assistant Editor and Chief

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Political Correspondent at The Daily Telegraph,

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and Miranda Green from the Financial Times.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will say tomorrow that terror attacks like

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the one in Manchester are linked to Britain's involvement in military

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action abroad. That is in the Telegraph. The metro beads on a

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Manchester looked armed police will be patrolling train carriages across

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the country for the first time after the terror threat level was raised

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to critical. They express focuses on the Queen's visit to a Manchester

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hospital where many of the young victims of the warming are

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recovering. The Times reports that the attacker Salman Abedi is

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believed to have planned the attack for a year and made at least two

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separate trips to buy bomb materials at DIY shops. Theresa May is

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expected to tell leaders that the G7 that the fight against Islamic State

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is fighting from the -- shifting from the battlefield to the

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internet. And several awkward moments for president trumpet the G7

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summit. He told leaders he was deeply troubled about leaks --

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president trumpet. There are fears there may be another

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terror attack. Is believed he used enough explosives to go in at least

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two devices. A lovely photograph of the Queen speaking to some of those

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interested in -- injured in Manchester. Lovely photograph,

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meeting the Queen probably for the first time. To cheer her up. What a

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great thing to happen after a dreadful evening on Monday night.

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The Queen allowed the camera to follow her around the hospital and

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just the small talk she made in the way she spoke, she is 91, dealing

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with young children, I thought she was wonderful. Looked great. Utterly

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brilliant what she said. Disc group -- discussing her use of the

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adjective wicked. It is a slightly archaic word. Modern parlance we

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would tend to see evil in its place that actually wicked is a

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tremendously powerful... Maybe because we do not hear it that much.

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You hear it in pantomime but that has a real meaning, evil, sinful,

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immoral, wrong. It has a greater moral force behind it. Sinful. An

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interesting and powerful way of thinking about it rather than using

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the throwaway word evil. It is interesting how she described what

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happened. The photograph of the victim and her mother thrilled to

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see her but you sense that hospital staff likewise. That is her role. He

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completely nonpolitical head of state is very important at times of

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national wobble, national emotional crisis. The visit from the Queen

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probably comforts all of us, not probably comforts all of us, not

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just the people she met today. You want the monarch to be visible at a

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time like this. It is a nice set of pictures and she handled it as she

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always does with total aplomb. That is the first time we have seen the

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victims at all. For the Queen to get interviews with them is OK by most

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journalists. The Financial Times, Donald Trump, you have been studying

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him in some detail. It says that he has suffered his share of awkward

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moments at the gathering and I have been compulsively watching the

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videos of how he has been interacting with the other leaders

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of Nato countries. When he was standing for president he

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controversially said that Nato was obsolete so this is the main defence

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co-operation organisation of the Western powers. He has come around

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to it since being elected president. Here he was for the first time.

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Unlike his Secretary of State who had come to need to a couple of

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months ago and made very soft and friendly noises towards America's

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allies, Trump was very confrontational and slide of a

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run-off for not paying enough. There is this background road about

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whether the US has been leaking intelligence from the investigation

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into the Manchester bombing. It has been a very tense day of the Nato

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summit. Bizarre bits of film of Trump being snubbed by Emmanuel

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Macron the new president of France. That look awkward. We were behind

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Emmanuel Macron and he veered away to Angela Merkel. The clever one

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would be talked to the person you do not know. There is also footage of

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Trump rudely pushing the Montenegrin Prime Minister out of the way and he

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has only just been elected so he did not have time to feel to contribute

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financially. On that contribution does he have a point? The United

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States without doubt do give more in percentage terms than others and he

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can look at others and say you have to pay your way. He is right. He

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looks around America and sees that they need the money. He is saying

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we're not going to protect them unless they follow suit. The 2% of

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GDP is paid for. The UK does periods way. Apparently there have been

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fresh assurances of the distancing that was happening a few hours ago

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is no longer happening. Yes, but there is no doubt about the feuding.

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Incredible British understatement yesterday from Michael Fallon and

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others. Those photos were forensic evidence. They will be shot in a

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trial, when anyone is caught and for them to appeared in the media as

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outrageous. There is also a point about endangering sources. We know

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that the White House might have a slightly loose attitude to this so

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there was a question about security co-operation. Chris wrote this.

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Armed police on the trains and the metro. -- Chris wrote the next one.

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This is yet another measure of how serious the terrorist threat, some

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sort of imminent event, is being taken. This is very dramatic. Even

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when there is heavy policing we are not used to seeing this on the

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streets and it will certainly feel very uncomfortable for a lot of

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people to see armed police on the trains. It has already been

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uncomfortable for people to see the armed forces. It has been very

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interesting talking to, there was an interview this morning with David

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Blunkett talking about when he was Home Secretary and there was a

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similarly elevated terror threat and suddenly there were tanks outside

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Heathrow and he decided it was just an unhealthy thing to be showing and

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that if you were going to use the armed forces you had to do it quite

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subtly or is not to frighten people too much because... Some will be

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reassured. We do not want to get used to it. We are not subject to

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whatever they know about the security issues so they are

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responding to it. It looks alarming. How little play on the election day

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in two weeks, looking at the exit poll, we will be hearing who has

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one. I wonder whether they will have to bring in security to protect

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polling booths and if you are voting and there is a guy with a gun

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outside how does that make you feel? The election entered the news again

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today through Ukip. Jeremy Corbyn tomorrow. He is going to say

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tomorrow that Britain's behaviour overseas, Libya, Syria, Iraq, has an

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impact and maybe has fuelled some terrorism in this country. The

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timing of this coming after Manchester means we are linking the

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two. Linking what happened in Manchester. The guy who has blown

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himself up was known to have Libyan parents and had been fairly

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recently. These are well known. Well-known views he has had for a

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while. The fact he is choosing to say this four days later... The

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Conservatives cannot believe their luck. He will not mind because it

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supports his view. People are supports his view. People are

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finding out what he thinks. It is not a misstep, it is what he thinks

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and it is good to have the debate before the election. Another example

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of how this election campaign is embracing many more points of view

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on a whole array of issues that perhaps previous ones have. There is

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a big choice for people this time. What it is offering people is a very

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polarised choice. This sort of pacifist background of Jeremy Corbyn

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and the hard left of the Labour Party is something that has not been

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part of the Labour Party in government in our memory over the

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past two decades and certainly was not part of the Tony Blair and

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Gordon Brown parliament and on the other side you have Theresa May who

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has managed to successfully absorbed most of the majority of Ukip voters

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you have the choice. It is the polarised choice. That is not much

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going on in the centre. It will be interesting to see how people jump.

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These are the sincere viewers of the far left of the Labour Party. He

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would argue it would be dishonest not to voice them. You would argue

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about the timing. There have not been any funerals yet. The names of

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the victims are being released. 9/11, the attack on America,

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happened before the Afghanistan invasion, for a rack, for any

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Western intervention, that is what the war on terror has been a

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consequence of, not any invasion. The Times has an interesting poll.

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We all this approach these with caution. After 2015 most news

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organisations decided to try to calm down about polling data. However

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there are sometimes polls which are not on the marking a moment of

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change in the campaign but can actually affect people's votes. In

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the Scottish independence referendum that poll by the same company... Two

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weeks before... That seem to show that the independent site was going

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to win... And we all scrambled to Scotland. It injected panic into the

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sea in the UK campaign and all sorts of promises were made. This is one

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poll, there may be others. It changes behaviour because one of the

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things the Conservatives think they are backing his complacency about

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the idea Jeremy Corbyn cannot win. It could end up helping them but it

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could be the start of something more like a close race. YouGov had them

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are nine points last Sunday. Good morning Britain had them at nine

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points. It is now five points. 25 points when the election was called.

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There's a feeling Jeremy Corbyn is offering hope and some of ideas,

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real, investment. Energy. He is offering ideas and thoughts and

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tuition fees. What is Theresa May's big offer? Where is the vision? She

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appears to warning people about what might happen if Jeremy Corbyn gets

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in. There was a lot of policy in her manifesto. It was policy that you

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would describe as grave confronting the voters with uncomfortable truths

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than things they do not want to hear like social care. I want to not to

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the guardian because we are back to extremism but talking about a

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different element to it. What Theresa May is going to say to the

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G7 tomorrow about technology. Facebook and social media dealing

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with online extremism. Some of this has been known about before. The

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Tories will be pleased that is a splash. Time has beaten us.

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Don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online

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