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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 Anne Ashworth, Associate Editor of the Times -

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and John Rentoul, Political Columnist for The Independent.

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The Independent reports Garbine Muguruza's Wimbledon

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victory, along with a poll suggesting that a majority of voters

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would be happy with a tax rise to see the salaries of emergency

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Brexit takes the front page of the Observer,

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with a warning from civil servants of the challenges that lie ahead

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The Sunday Telegraph leads with the soon-to-be published

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salaries of the BBC's highest earners, suggesting

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there are discrepancies in pay between genders.

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And the Mail on Sunday says the French Government and banking

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chiefs are engaged in a plot against the British

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So, let's begin. Let's start with the Telegraph, we have got David

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Davis who apparently has the backing of 30 MPs to have him as leader. I

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thought he didn't want to be the leader? He did say that but the

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speculation goes on and there was lots of that in the Sunday papers

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tomorrow. I am getting the sense that the government is grinding to a

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halt because all the senior members of it are many drink for a future

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leadership election. Because they are all assuming that Theresa May

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will not be alarmed Currie around a very long. This will make

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negotiating Brexit difficult. We only know it is difficult. This will

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make it even more difficult. It is building paralysis into government.

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We all read about what it was like a number temper for the election and

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it seems that that disarray has spread to the whole of the party.

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Could David Davis carry the party with? He is 68 it would be his last

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try. Maybe this is his moment, but isn't he up against Philip Hammond

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who would also like a try at the job? And Boris Johnson and the point

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is there is a stop Boris campaign gathering strength because they know

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that if Boris Johnson gets the chance to be in the last two, and is

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put before the party members in the country, he stands good chance of

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winning. There was a poll in the other papers that said the person he

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would most like to be the Tory leader is Boris Johnson because he's

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a name and face. The authors, and sure it they would sort of know who

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David Davis is, they know Phil Hammond is spreadsheet Bill, but

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Boris is a personality. David Davis is trusted in Brussels, isn't he? He

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has done very well as Brexit set so far. But he's not have to make any

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difficult choices, yet. Anything he has impressed his colleagues by

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being pragmatic as well as an ardent Brexitier. The suggestion is that

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Theresa May could lead before Christmas. Is that the room? There

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were so many rumours. There was a coup after the party conference,

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when they see how that goes and then the plotters move. But, will they

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actually have the nerve to do it? I don't know but I think you put your

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finger won it when you said that the government is paralysis because if

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this goes on it will become increasingly difficult for Theresa

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May to carry on and she may just cite packaging and that would

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trigger a leadership election. Keeping on the Brexit theme because

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the male talks about this plot to wreck Britain, what do they mean?

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What they want to do is take all the City of London's business away from

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it. That would be an extraordinary thing because if half of all income

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tax is paid by people in London, if we lose those bankers that would be

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a very big blow to the whole economy, you may love them or loathe

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them but we need the income tax they pay. Emmanuel Macron who has been on

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a charm offensive with Trump is supposed to be planning to have a

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really hard Brexit that would totally disrupt the City of London

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and cause those fund managers and banks to want to move to Paris and,

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is not contrary to what he's supposed to have told Tony Blair? In

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those secret discussions. Don't we always say that they will leave,

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they enjoy their life here and let's face it the taxes are higher there.

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Macron is getting ready to lower tax rate, corporation tax is going down

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the wealth tax. Be there but less onerous. There is the sense that

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France has got it is life joy back somehow. It might be a temporary

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thing but the French might start to get a nostalgia for Paris and want

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to return home of life looks better there. It is not surprised that the

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French would like to take some of our financial services business away

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from London, I think it will be a bit harder than just a bit of joy

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and lowering of taxes I think the City of London's pre-eminence in

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financial services will be harder to crack than that. I hope. I wonder if

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the nation realises the importance of the City of London to the economy

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and what a vital thing is and that returning it is pretty darn

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important for us. They certainly have a joie de vivre. We saw how

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successful... 'S trip was. We cannot move away from Brexit. The Observer,

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Brexit chaos. What we talking about? The former head of civil service

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says it is all a mess, not particularly new towards. There

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doesn't seem to be "That we will need a much longer transitional

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phase than what is currently planned." Nobody seems to have any

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firm deadline any firm planning, it is just chaos

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that was voted down. Yes, it is interesting that there has been a

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shift in the public moved on austerity on taxes, and public

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services. The fact is that people are actually prepared to pay higher

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taxes for better public services because they have seen specifically

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the Grenfell Tower disaster, they have seen one of the big issues in

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the election campaign was the NHS and schools. I just wonder, though,

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this is the kind of generalised wish that we are willing to pay higher

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taxes when it comes to it, do we really, are we really ready? That

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seems to me that people would support taxing the higher paid more

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but in order to raise the amounts of money we needed would need to be

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people average earnings as well. I know it is only an opinion poll this

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was axing people were willing to pay more taxes themselves. I think

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obviously it depends on how you ask the question, if you mention

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firefighters they are prepared, if you mention lifting the public

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sector can pay cap generally than the willingness to pay extra taxes

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dropped slightly. I think certainly the mood is shifting in that

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direction and the government is very well aware that and that'll be the

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big choice that Philip Hammond bases in the budget this autumn. We do not

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know how large the poll was. 1500. Misleading polls? Goodness me! We

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have seen even this week we had about what one of the firefighters

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went through a Grenfell Tower and it's understandable that people will

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be willing to see that go up. I think if US people would you pay

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higher taxes to give my fact kit they need, the ladders they need to

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fight fires in power is a think there would be universal assent.

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Absolutely. And if you add taxation to say I'm going to pay higher taxes

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to pay for certain services to be properly supplied think people would

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say yes. OK, well... Which brings us to pay, but slightly different pay

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the Sunday Telegraph is talking about the BBC is braced the gender

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pay row. It is difficult wonder we have a BBC story, honestly, but talk

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is through what you make of this? It'll put the cat among the pigeons

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in pounds of companies this gender pay thing. There has been a focus on

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pay at the BBC, but what happens in other companies went all the women

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realise what the boys are getting paid and it is an average much

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better than they are? I think there will be quite a lot of discussion

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around the office kettle when people work that one out but also it is

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just very interesting this drive towards openness about pay because

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money is one of the things the British don't like to talk about,

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you can know the most intimate details about another person but

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they would not tell you exactly how much they were paid and now people

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are going to be forced, in public, to reveal what they earn. It is

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awkward and the background this week the BBC will publish the salaries of

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its highest earners and that will be very interesting, but off the back

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of that the suggestion that we will find out that there is a stark

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gender pay gap. And all British companies that employ more than 250

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people from next April will have to publish what the gender gap is. I'm

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not sure how much information they will have to give an individuals but

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it will certainly increase the pressure for greater pay equality

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and that is wholly good thing. The transparency route is one of the

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best ways of achieving that. At a time when employers really do not

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feel able to be paying more, it is very interesting moment. It is a

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broader thing than the BBC. The fact that most people feel quite

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resentful because their earnings have been frozen and when they found

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that the guy in the same office is paid a great deal more they will not

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be happy. Well, that is a nice move to get others onto the new Doctor

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Who, John I know you are a big fan. The mail is tipping the first female

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doctor. Indeed there has been a lot of speculation I think the

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announcement is tomorrow, is it? Has been all these teaser are the razors

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with the Doctor's Tardis key disappearing. We do not know in

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whose hands it will reappear. The mail on Sunday is speculating that

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it could be broad church star Jodie Whittaker, not someone I am familiar

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with, but definitely a female person. That will cause a huge

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amount of controversy amongst Doctor Who fans not only because it is a

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woman, but the 13th doctor. As every Doctor Who fans know there can only

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be 12 doctors because he any has 12 regenerations. Who said that? That

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is part of the Doctor Who back story, it was subtly changed in Matt

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Smith's time. The doctor was given by the Time Lord in his hometown

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planet some bonus regeneration. This is a detail that only a real fan can

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know. He honestly wouldn't a game of people. What a wonderful way to

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reduce and the brand to make that Doctor woman. Yeah I think ill be

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fun, then need to do is the new with the story of this is the way to do

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it. It is quite difficult, it's interesting we're talking about the

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fact it is going to be a woman. It would be a surprise. If you think

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about how long long this series has been, you need to shock viewers and

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get people like me interested. I'm sitting here thinking, you really

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know all this stuff... I'm not engaged in very much of it and if I

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was... Would I start watching again if there was a female doctor who?

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Maybe, maybe, you have got to think building youth audiences in drama is

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now much more difficult than it was. If you think about putting a woman

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in the role maybe that would have a whole new follower. It'll be such a

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let down to merit if it is a bloke. There is an actor, Chris is being

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tipped. What will be more upsetting the fact that they deviated from the

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plotline in the bucket is the 13th, or the fact it is woman? I think the

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woman is the much more interesting thing because all the cultural

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assumptions, the old joke about your being treated by a doctor and

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tensile that it is a woman, if you say Doctor people assume you mean a

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man. In British culture. It is about time that that got subverted. Up

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against Netflix, video games, what you do? You refresh the brand. Get

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people watching. We will refresh our thoughts in the next hour because

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you will be enjoying a meet the papers for the time being, John,

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thank you so much and thank you as well. We will be back at half past

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11 to have another look at the pace is. -- to have another look at the

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papers.

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