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

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-- Hello and welcome to our look ahead to

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With me are Benedicte Paviot of France 24 and Kevin

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We start with the Mail on Sunday, which claims

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that the Prime Minister Theresa May is considering a dramatic U-turn

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on university tuition fees to attract younger voters

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The Observer reports a Tory revolt against public sector cuts,

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suggesting Theresa May is facing pressure from within her Cabinet,

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who are demanding a radical overhaul of state funding

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Brexit talks is the Sunday Telegraph's headline as the paper

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leads with concern that number 10 has told business leaders that

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Theresa May could abandon Brexit talks over the "divorce bill".

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The Express reports that British fishermen will be given exclusive

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rights to a 12-mile zone around the coastline under

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And "Rogue SAS unit accused of executing civilians"

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is the headline on the cover of The Times.

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First, a good evening to you both. We start with the Telegraph and the

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front page. Kevin, do you want to kick that one off? This is a

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briefing from business leaders that has apparently been given by a

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former number ten figure. This person, who has not been named, was

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in Downing Street at the time, just after the election and they have

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subsequently left, which does not matter which

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-- doesn't narrow it down. They say that he has been told that if

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Brussels tries to set -- play hardball on the divorce Bill, how

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much question pay to leave the European Union to meet its previous

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commitments, then the Prime Minister is willing to walk in or storm out,

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as we lock -- like to see comment journalistic circles. This happened

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in September. This has been designed for domestic consumption, which

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essentially is to make the Prime Minister because if she is talking

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tough in the eyes of the public. I think this would have been more

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credible if it had happened before the election or if conservatives had

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a good result in the election, but really, the Prime Minister has been

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severely weakened and, I think, the European leaders have smelt blood.

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The delay she does not have strong hand. The whole point of calling the

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election was so that she has a strong mandate and she does have

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that. I just don't think it carries the same week that it would have

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done had she got the result that she was looking for. It's not something

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she wants to have attached to her. Her storming out, it would not be

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good PR? I think it's interesting that according to this person that

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has now left Downing Street, it would be for domestic consumption

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and four September. What happens in September? Annual party conference.

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Funny that! Just a happy coincidence! I think what is

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interesting is that this divorce Bill, whether as you 100 billion

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euros or half of that, this was not explicit in the referendum campaign

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and there are people who feel that not a single penny, some people and

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the government, believe that not a single penny should be paid off any

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divorce Bill, but of course that's not generally true in the divorce

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anyway. So I think that there is a problem. Yes, the rest of the

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European Union is watching extremely carefully, both the result of the

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election that we fought happened on Friday the 9th of June, but also how

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this is all playing out, whether it was the Queen 's speech, the tapered

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belabour our amendments, etc and I think an interesting line in this

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piece in the Sunday Telegraph, about, the liquid -- the move could

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be seen as deliberately provocative by you tube leaders. The European

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Union has said that they are not looking to punish Britain, that it

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needs to be beneficial. I don't see how walking out the work score deal

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at all. Especially when looking to get a good trade deal as well. This

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is supposed to be settled before we had to discussions. Britain wanted

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these talks to happen at the same time. If we start point off on the

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divorce poll, doesn't suggest that will get much leeway when it comes

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to getting a trade deal. Just to rent this particular story off, in

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some European states, in particular Germany, the finance minister is

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already seeing that I suspect the British are going to feel that they

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have made a mistake and what is the likelihood of ours going back on

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Brexit? That is so much going on. She said, Jimmy say I'm a dreamer,

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but are not the only one. All of these knots, wink, wink. We have had

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the referendum. The clock is ticking on Article 50. I don't think there's

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any going back now. Let's move on, the chaos continues, Conservative

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chaos over tuition fees U-turn. Some of the study up for us. This is

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interesting. According to Simon Walters, the political editor of the

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mail on Sunday, Damian Green, who is briefing heavily, the most senior

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minister in the government, effectively a Deputy Prime Minister,

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says that the national debate may well be needed on the issue of

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tuition fees and in order to get back the youth vote, a support that

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is seen as having very much voted in favour of Labour and having been

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wooed successfully by Labour, and particularly by that late pledge by

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the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to say that tuition fees will

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be waived completely, although they were introduced by the Labour Party

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initially, and then increased by the Tories later on, that it is

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absolutely capital that the Conservative Party change a lot of

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its fundamental core beliefs and therefore backed down on tuition

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fees. So this would be the mother of old U-turns. One can imagine, if

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this is indeed true, that Damian Green would be saying something that

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were not sanctioned by the Prime Minister herself. So one wonders

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what other of the core beliefs are going to be ditched in order to woo

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back the youth vote or indeed the actual votes -- the older fought. It

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makes you wonder what the Tories really stand for now, doesn't it?

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They keep changing. I would love to be a fly on the wall in Thorpe

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Hammond pots house right now. If this has landed on his doorstep, he

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will be taking his hero to rate now. This is ?8 billion a year to axe

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tuition fees. We would the money come from? The premised, all

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throughout the election campaign, was criticising Labour and Jeremy

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Corbyn for the magic Mainichi, that there's a quote that has come to

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back -- come back to haunt quite significantly. He doesn't say, but

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even that's a signal that they are going to look at it. People would

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argue that tuition fees actually haven't had a detrimental effect on

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encouraging young people from working-class or less well-off

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backgrounds to go into higher education because you don't have to

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pay the fees upfront, you pay them back when she were paying a certain

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amount of money, so it is all well and good to see we will act tuition

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fees and get young people coming back to us, but I think there is

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something much more deep-seated in terms of the Conservative Party,

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they have become toxic. Let's turn to the Sunday Times. A rogue SCSI

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unit. I believe these are allegations that we see at the BBC

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have not been able to verify. It no identity of anyone or the unit

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itself, but it does cover the front page of the times. It's an

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incredible story. If it turns out to be true. There has been an extensive

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investigation by the Sunday Times. The allegation essentially is quite

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simple, the rogue SCSI unit in Afghanistan killing, executing,

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unarmed civilians and it would appear, allegedly, trying to affect

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-- set them up by leaving guns which are traditionally used by the

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Taliban and then taking pictures or looks different. The allegation is

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that these are unarmed civilians that were taken at by this so-called

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rogue SCSI unit. There is an investigation which has been

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confirmed by the Defence Secretary that doesn't exist. Previously. Yes,

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previously. In February. Yes, any secure underground bunker in

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Cornwall, which makes it sending the secretive and they have been

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caddying at this investigation and it seems, according to sources, that

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it has been a credible claim, salt, as I say, the tones are to be true,

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this will be an absolute scandal. We will stay with the times. This story

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is that parents face ?60 fence when children are late for school. The

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bit harsh, isn't it? Yes, particularly since the bizarre says

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that sanctions to improve punctuality could improve --

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included making children collect litter, remove chewing gum or mop

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classroom floors before school and then we learn that it is a measure

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that is used in Cisco gear that is often a leader, it is pointed out

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here, a leader in academic tables. It says the fence could be used as a

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last resort. I think that there is going to be some very worried

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parents. I would be very cheeriest to know whether there's going to

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improve the punctuality and that sounds a bit like a parking ticket

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because you could get ?60 fee, fine, if your children consistently turn

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up late, so be careful! That could rise to ?120 if it does not paid

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within 21 days. I've been caught with that one before! Nothing is

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good to focus appearance meant more, I think, than ?60. That's a lot of

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money, for being late. I will have to set the alarm clock a little

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earlier. Maybe it should be means tested. That is really complicated.

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I think it should be more, if your lovely close school because you have

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no excuse. Do you of course to the school? We haven't been wagered and

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we definitely would be if we would be charged. How would you enforce

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it? Someone's come to detest that in court. Let's go back to the

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Telegraph. We've been reading with a study on BBC News today. Sorry we

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are looking at is that the council ultimatum. -- is the cancer

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ultimatum. The Balkans have been reading with this. The government is

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keeping an extremely close eye on the behaviour, watching whether they

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are on the ground, whether they give interviews, whether they actually

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seem out of touch. But on this morning was incredible. I can crash

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of an interview. The way that the council leader resigned last week

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was almost grudgingly resigning and blaming the media. Of course, the

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anger was palpable in the first five days. The point is that, can we

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really wait next week for the election of another council leader?

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Is that the normal modus operandi? Don't believe in being overreactive,

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but I think that really, couldn't that have been moved along? I think

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it is worrying when we hear that at least one or two people have been

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charged rent for flats that have burnt down. Of course, this is a

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huge task, for any council, and I think there is good well, but there

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are lessons that need to be learnt for the future. And I'm not even

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going to mention the whole cladding scandal. One thing I want on the

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ground and the seen it anywhere else, though stored told by a

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resident of what's next in the tower, that whole area, there was a

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consultation that was closed and overnight, where they were walking

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and redeveloping the theory and achievement -- changing the use of

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that area. This is all now gone completely quiet and it would seem

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wholly inappropriate. What's interesting is that we were talking

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to one of the volunteers today and she was saying that she still not

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really picking up on council presence on the ground, helping

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those residents. That extraordinary. It makes you wonder and you would

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have thought that the local authority would have some kind of

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emergency response strategy in place for and clearly this was an

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extraordinarily awful incident but you would think they would have some

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kind of sport -- this book response. That's for a national commission,

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that will be really important. This must never happen again. One more

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misstep and that desert. We have about 30 seconds. That fantastic

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picture on the Telegraph. The Lions Deidre dream after thrilling win

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against the all Blacks. Either of you watch this game? I don't -- I

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didn't, to screaming children to do with this money. Nobody gave him a

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chance. It said the fantastically for next week. One more game in the

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series. Dare to dream. Dear to win. Thank you.

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You'll both be back at 11.30pm for another look at the stories

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