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Find out what James King made of the week's varied cinema releases in

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this week's Film Review. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the papers will be With me are John Rentoul, political

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columnist for the Independent and Ruth Lea who's an economic

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adviser to the Arbuthnot Tomorrow's front pages:

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The Sunday Telegraph has a photograph of Usain Bolt

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and Justin Gatlin after their controversial 100

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metres final tonight, The paper reports the UK is prepared

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to pay up to ?36 billion to settle It says it's the first time

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a precise figure has been proposed. The Independent on Sunday

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also focuses on Brexit, and a warning from scientists

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about the Government's intention The Observer concentrates on advice

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from the Children's Commissioner, who's concerned that many kids

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are bingeing on social The Mail on Sunday says it has found

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that around 40 percent of police stations have been closed down

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in seven years. The Sunday Times reports

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that British students are being discriminated

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against by universities, in favour The Sunday Express chooses

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to feature Prince Harry and his girlfriend, the actress

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Meghan Markle, as they arrive We wish them well but we were look

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at that any further, will we? What is there to say? We wish them well.

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We do. Let's start with Brexit in the Telegraph. Bricks -- Britain to

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put ?36 billion down. Why is this figure being proposed? It is

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interesting and I think Number ten has denied the story. Governments of

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-- source has dismissed these reports. Yes. With all due respect,

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my colleagues at the Sunday Telegraph do not make up stories. I

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think this is a well sourced story. It is basically saying, we will

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carry on paying what we pay at the moment which is about 10 billion

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euros a year, for the transitional period, which might be three years,

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so that is 30 billion euros and then we'll play another ten on top. It

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says three separate sources have knowledge of this and have confirmed

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the figure. Three sources. It does seem that some parts of Godman say

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one thing and other parts say another thing when it comes to

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Briggs in negotiations. Insofar as this story is correct, and I think

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there is no smoke without fire, it is saying they will pay this 40

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billion euros if the EU is prepared to negotiate a financial settlement

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with trading negotiations as well. What the British government really

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wants is to get on and start talking about the new relationship we are

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having with the European Union and so far, they have said no, sorry

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guys, we have to make progress on things like the financial settlement

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and citizen rights before that so the government is trying to push

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that debates all aired. Isn't it a bit embarrassing when so many top

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petitions have said we're not paying a penny to leave? It does seem some

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parts of government say one thing and other parts say another thing.

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Didn't Boris Johnson said they could go whistle? Yes, but that was a

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extortionate amount. You surely ought to object to paying anything

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but it seems to me, we're talking about 10 billion euros, which sounds

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perfectly reasonable to me. This is terribly embarrassing and terrible

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television but I agree. I do think it's important as the Brexiter that

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we do have a good relationship with the European Union when we leave and

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I see there will be a transition period between March 2019 and when

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the new treaty, assuming there is one, some people say there won't be

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one, when the new treaty actually becomes operative. Compromises will

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have to be made. The EU is never going to access a figure as low as

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this, are they? No, it was said to be 16 Ilion. Even 100. I think that

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is why he said that. But it is early days and alleys they are starting to

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talk about numbers. It is interesting that we are beginning to

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see after a lot of pre-match propaganda from the other side

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suggesting that the British don't have their position organised, we

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are beginning to see quite a lot of evidence that what is going on

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behind the scenes. They are getting their act together. Nuclear agency

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will slam brakes on a green car revolution. Pieces together for us.

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A professor is saying that if we leave the EU, we will be unable to

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source important vital materials that we need to power nuclear plants

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so that we can have a electric cars. You say Euratom, I say Euratom. Not

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great telly. Too much agreement. You don't agree with the professor? No,

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I think he is talking nonsense. Just the pronunciation. This is another

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baseless scare story. All the experts, all the nuclear industry

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experts say that leaving Euratom is completely necessary and will cause

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expensive location and might head up with us having to turn the power

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stations off. If I may say so, I think the independent here is being

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very pro-rocket if when it says to rat so me -- Theresa May wants to

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leave. This is all politics. Stay in Euratom and leave the EU. I think

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this is the scare story. It is another shock horror budget fear.

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The point is there are lots more battery-powered cars on the road or

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will be and we need to power them. Michael Gove has reinvented himself

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as the Green man. He is the great Green minister. He wants to get all

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these petrol and diesel cars off the road by 2040 and a need to do that,

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he will need electric cars. And you need about ten more nuclear power

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stations, it is not going to happen, chaps. Finally, some disagreement. A

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couple of stories from the Observer. First, stop children bingeing on

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social media, this is the Children's Commissioner. I have searched high

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and low for how you do it, she doesn't offer anything. In August,

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we have a story about how children are in social media too much. Mine

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are. I think all children are. Adults are on there as well. You

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tweet. I tweet a lot. I only followed people. When Martine was

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advertising your presence here, people were commenting on how few

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people follow. I suggested you were like Noel Coward and how he felt

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about television. That it was something you appeared upon but not

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watched. You treat it like caviar or something. But I think the analogy

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with junk food explains what a lot of nonsense this is. What is junk

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food? Well, food that is no good for you. It is not healthy if you eat it

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all the time. Chips and burgers. Children need lots of energy and

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stuff to. I can't believe you feed your children chips and burgers

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every day. All that is the point, it is all right once in awhile not

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every day. Nothing wrong with that. A bit of green stuff as well. I

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wanted guidance about how you stop from using it. No one will take any

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notice so it is a non-story. Shall we move on then? Come on here

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rubbishing the stories! It is not a story. Drag racing. Photos Rory.

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Belfast bright happened today and there are two fine trek queens there

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on the back of a shiny black car. The overwrite, who is the Taoiseach

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said it won't be long before same-sex marriage is possible in

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Northern Ireland. They are gorgeous, and they? Princess Leia is the one

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on the left. I thought they were women. Did you? No, I didn't. At

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dues are changing in Northern Ireland quite fast. I think the DUP

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will eventually for its objection to this. Northern Ireland is so friends

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to the rest of the country. That is what I thought but if you look...

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Not opinion polls, but the civil liberties and the rights you have,

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in terms of same-sex marriage and abortion, compared with the rest

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of... This seems to have gone down extraordinary well and that DUP

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perhaps we'll move. They are quite reasonable, and they have just been

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bunged another million quid so perhaps that will make them more...

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You do hope so. I think it is the time the DUP caught up. And they are

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gorgeous girls. It is Princess Leia and she has got R2-D2 floating above

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her head. Mail on Sunday. Criminal, 40% of police stations shut down.

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This is an outcry, apparently, after probe. No one uses the word probe in

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usual life. This means someone has done some research and added up some

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numbers. Good journalism. We did note that police are cutting down

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the number of police stations because they are trying to

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centralise things and run them more efficiently. You don't need as many

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police stations as you had in the past. The point is saying the

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cutbacks have come as violent terrorism has surged, how will that

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help combat terrorism? This is all curiouser fantasy in the Mail on

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Sunday world of Dixon Of Dock Green and heartbeat and everyone saying

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Sarge all the time. Our local police station closed down in Finchley and

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nobody seemed to care. I have never been. I just got letters through the

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post. It is to do with this it directly that some people get from

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knowing there is a police station. And they can pop in. Do you think

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people think that anymore? I saw heavily armed police today and it

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did make me feel good. In the 1960s and 70s and 80s, that technology has

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moved on and if you want to contact the police, you bring them up, don't

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you? Or have I missed something? I think 999 has been with us for a

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long time but there is this idea that people want to see bobbies on

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the beat. They do. People do like the idea of police stations. If you

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find a passport and the police station -- a passport on the

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pavement, you want to take it to a physical place and hand it into

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someone. But there aren't many things we'd you would need to do

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that, to go into an office for. So I think it is perfectly reasonable.

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Well that is three out of the six stories you have rubbished. It is an

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excellent story, not like the one in the Observer, but it is not very

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interesting. We well, you don't know. Usain Bolt's

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final 100 metres ends in controversy, why? The dependent is

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also going to change its front-page photo, we've got Vladimir Putin at

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the moment. Could you talk about the Telegraph, please? We'll show it at

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11:30pm, let's look at this one now. The Sunday Telegraph were a bit

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quicker than us. John, you have had your turn. Bold came third. A

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gentleman called Justin Gaitlin one and he has been at drugs cheat,

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hence the controversy. Twice he has been banned for using performance

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enhancing substances, John. And that makes him unpopular with the

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audience in the stadium. They do keep doing him. Maybe he gets a

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lifetime advantage from using drugs. But assuming he doesn't, then I

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think people are entitled to a second chance. If they are the rules

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and you are allowed to compete again after a while, you can't really...

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We've got an economist round the table, let's try to do better at

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11:30pm. We'll try and find some stories that we think are worth

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talking about as well, I don't know. That is the papers for this hour.

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Thank you Ruth and John, you'll both be back at 11.30pm

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for another look at the stories making the news tomorrow.

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Coming up next, it's the Film Review.

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