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

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With me are Ben Chu Economics and Business Editor

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at The Independent and Dave Wooding, Political Editor

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Tomorrow's front pages, starting with.

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The Metro leads with what it calls a car crash interview - where Jeremy

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Corbyn stumbled over the cost of Labour's free childcare plans in an

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Telegraph says it has seen leaked Telegraph says it has seen leaked

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documents showing a Labour plan to allow thousands of unskilled

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migrants to enter the UK after Brexit. The same story is in the

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Mail adding that proposals also include axing rules which limit

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foreign spouses living here unless they can show they will not be a

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'burden' on the taxpayer. The Guardian focuses on Theresa May

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saying Jeremy Corbyn's policies would leave him "alone and naked''

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in the negotiating chamber of the EU, they call it her strongest

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personal attack on the labour leader. The Times refers to a YouGov

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poll suggesting the Conservatives could be in line to lose 20 seats

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and Labour gain nearly 30 in next week's election. The Daily Star's

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top story is the American pop star Ariana Grande returning to the UK on

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Sunday, for a benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena

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attack - the line up includes Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Take That. And

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one of the stories on the Financial Times is a plan by London Mayor

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Sadiq Khan and Transport For London for people to be able to use their

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phones on the tube. Not sure if we welcome that, we'll

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discuss that a bit later on. First of all, I'm sorry I haven't a clue

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is the Metro's headline over the interview with Jeremy Corbyn.

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Stumbling a little in his woman's hour interview. There have been so

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many car conditions of use during the general election and I'm

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thinking of going into the motor repair business. We had Diane Abbott

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with two pranks, she's probably right about this stage and Jeremy

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Corbyn has this absolute pilot today were he was being interviewed on

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woman's hour on BBC radio whereby Emma Barnett he asks him the price,

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the cost of his childcare policy which is about ?5 billion, even I

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need that. He was bearing and the pauses were excruciating. He has

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apologised but he should know the sort of stuff, it is a minor detail

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in yet again it calls into question whether he is a competent enough and

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B has the financial knowledge to deliver. Labour supporters have

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reacted on Twitter and elsewhere saying at least the proposals the

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party has costed and saying the Tory proposal and costed. Which is a fair

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point. The Conservatives had no numbers in their manifesto tall and

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Labour had this detailed list of how it will be paid for but it does you

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no good unless you remember the numbers when it comes to the natural

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follow-up where people ask about individual policies. It's pretty sad

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really because he did pretty well last night on the debate, he came

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across competence, knowing his staff, you could disagree with him

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but he was a far cry from the stereotype of a guy who knows

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nothing and crash lands as David sets today in vicinity. It is like a

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scene out of the thick of it and you think why not have a little back of

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an envelope, a couple of schools with the numbers. The thing now is

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the modern world of media, where you just hear it on the wireless, now

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that our video cameras in the background and the whole thing has

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gone up on websites where you can see him fiddling around, getting his

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iPad out and looking flustered. The interesting thing between the two

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leaders, Jeremy Corbyn is coming through style and substance, not on

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top of the figures and details and not on top of his brief but also he

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is coming over as warm and friendly and it's looking like Avon killer

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figure and is likeable to people watching him where Theresa May who

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is in trouble for the figures is coming through as cold and lacking

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any warmth. Which leads to the times, we've learnt not to believe

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the opinion polls that anyway let's talk about them. Shock poll predicts

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Tory losses as the times. A controversial Yugo polkas Mike shock

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is a massive understatement, if we got a result like this it would be

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needing new superlatives to describe it. The idea the Conservatives

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called the selection expecting a landslide victory really, to then

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lose seats and lose control of Commons, these numbers suggest that

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Labour would be just about in a position to form a coalition with

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the Liberal Democrats and the SNP's whose coalition of chaos Theresa May

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told us about would be a reality of these numbers were borne out. I

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think it's interesting reading the waiters written, the story itself,

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take it with a pinch of salt, this is not a normal poll where they ring

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over 2000 people engage a result, this is a bottom-up exercise, they

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don't do them often so you can't really calibrate numbers well. Yes

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absolute shock and horror. There is a lot of small print here. What they

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haven't done as you've seen is not an overarching poll, they will

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attack constituencies to see how it is slightly different areas where

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there are different voting trends say yes, if this happened it might

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be Jeremy Corbyn. Is there anything less than a landslide a defeat for

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Theresa May? You're getting a lot of expectations, the regular polls did

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close quite a bit in their chance to work out what was causing that but

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you do as David will know, you get a lot of spin saying well, this is

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perhaps good for the Conservatives because it focus peoples minds on

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the needs and not to be complacent and also talking about what sides a

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majority would be success and what of failure. I think just remember

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where we are when Theresa May called this. More than 50 I would say

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majority would be considered a failure to damage her prestige. The

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Telegraph got interesting story about a secret plan for Labour to

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increased migration. This is all about allowing unskilled workers to

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come into Britain. Now interviewers of all different TV stations have

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had a go at Jeremy on this and try to pin him down on whether he would

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cut immigration or not. All he has ever said as it might come down a

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little, it might come down a little and of course the Conservatives are

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talking about bringing it down to tens of thousands. That's a third

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time they promised that of course but now it is about 260,000 a year

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net migration. What seems to be said that there was a phrase used, the

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barista visas, to get people to come here and do coffee shops, the other

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side of this, the unskilled workers who a lot of Britons were concerned

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about who voted Brexit in the first place because low paid jobs were

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being undercut in wages so that would be something that would anger

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a lot of people in the working classes. And the eye to Lee Mack I

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say it would damage a... He found on the campaign trail and got this

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comment out of it but they are interesting because the NHS is

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expected to be Labour's big strong suit and a line to the report is you

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need us the Conservatives because otherwise you have an economic crash

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with labour which means we won't be able to give the resources to the

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NHS that it needs to deal with the various pressures on it which are

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large and extreme at the moment so it's effectively trying to do a

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political jujitsu saying if you care about the NHS you should vote

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Conservatives because only we will be to run the economy well. I don't

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know if it will work but it is a good line I suppose, an interesting

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one. He stayed clear of mentioning that ?350 million a week which is

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going to go into the NHS since Brexit. Let's move away from the

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election for a minute. The star companies that Arianna Grande is

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coming back to a benefit concert in Manchester as well as other

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superstars to raise funds for victims. A great tribute to people

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who died and were injured, it shows that we will carry on with our

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lives, you will not stop us from having concerts. Manchester will

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obviously be a very safe place now in the wake of what happened. If you

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people have suggested it might be too early for some victims still

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being in hospital and so on. Yes but I think that the city is getting

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over and trying to pull itself back together again and I think this is

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in fact the phrase being used together for Manchester, perhaps it

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is showing we are getting on with our lives and it will help the city

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to heal itself. There is or was a trade-off in these things, too late

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and it loses the moral and power of it as a statement as David says,

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getting back to normal and being a powerful tribute so soon after the

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events. I think it's interesting that Arianna Grande is fronting it

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because it must've been very traumatic and catastrophic, people

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coming to your gig to lose their lives in that way. Broken is what

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she tweeted the day after. A credit to her to say I will do this and

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come back because she cancelled the rest of her tour on the back of it

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and now she's putting it back together for this amazing thing. It

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is quite a line-up? It is a dream. Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin

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Bieber, it is going to have big figures I imagine. Let's go on to

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the Financial Times and they have a story about the underground and we

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will all be listening to other people on the phones which sounds to

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me like a nightmare. We've heard I'm on the train, we will now hear I'm

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on the shoot, I'm the Jubilee line because Siddique Khan the Mayor of

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London is working on a plan to bring the mobile phone coverage down

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underneath the capital. It will be quite handy, if only people will use

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it to send texts. If there will be people talking,... I must say on a

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train I had for the silent carriage. I've been on the Hong Kong Metro

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people can talk on their mobiles and it is horrific because people shut

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down them and it is a place where you used to be go and get away from

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that mobile phone Bert it has been violated now so I will be in favour

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of texting only if you can use it. It is quite nice on the cheer that

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it is quiet. It is but it is quite noisy inasmuch as you can hear the

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rails and the engine... You can't complain about that. But if you have

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people shouting on top of that it'll get to be quite noisy. Riot last

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story is in the Guardian, is 80 350 because they are saying really which

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is the people calling old people old auctions at using the word unless

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people are really very very old, it is that the way you can sum up this

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story? 50 years since Sergeant Pepper came out and when I'm 64, it

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does seem crazy that that is the totemic age of oldness and see now

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that he now, no one is older than they are 64 really. So it makes

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sense it is pushed back, I don't know if it makes sense to call

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people 80 not old or active adults, I don't know if we are quite there

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yet that certainly people in the late 60s, what this guy is saying,

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sorry Sarah Harper whose gerontologist which is a nice job to

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have but what she is saying make sense of perspective. The other

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interesting figure in here then is that in the 18th century there were

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only ten centenarians in the UK. Sorry in Europe and other 14,000

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500. In the United Kingdom alone and by the end of the century they

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predict there will be 1.5 million centenarians in this country so it

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just shows how we are looking, it is adding two years to the life span

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every decade. We are definitely an ageing population. Does this say at

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what stage you should call someone told all is it's your only old if

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you are infirm. In firm, close to death, dependent on other people for

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everything so essentially it is saying known as old and so it is

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close to the end. The fourth age of Mannus said. You could be 95 and not

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be old? The implications who are not audit which is a revolution. So none

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of us are old. I'm looking forward to getting my active adult Railcard.

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And getting on the tube with your mobile phone. Thank you Ben and

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David for being with us. That is it for the papers are sour and we will

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be back just after 1130 with another look at the papers.

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