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down and resign as leader of the Scottish Labour Party. Any more on

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that and we will bring you that when we get it. And now as build The

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Papers. -- as build, the papers. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the the papers will be With me are Kate McCann from

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the Telegraph and Kate Forrester President Trump makes

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the picture lead on the front of the Financial Times,

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as he's briefed on the relief effort for Tropical Storm Harvey,

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by the Governor of Texas. "Melania to the rescue"

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is the Metro's take on how the US First Lady jets off

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to a flood disaster zone. That's alongside its main headline

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'Korea on the brink', where it reports on the international hue

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and cry prompted by North Korea's The Korean crisis is also

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the lead in the Express, which reports on how President Trump

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has warned Kim Jong-un that The Guardian claims that

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weaker sixth-form pupils, are being dumped by a leading

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grammar school, to improve While another education story

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features in the Telegraph, with the headline: "Teachers shift

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blame for cheating". The paper says exam boards must

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introduce stricter guards to counter And The Sun reports

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the court case where a man on a motorbike with a gun allegedly

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tried to rob the West Ham I have two political correspondence

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with me both called Kate. We have got to have a quick chat about Kezia

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Dugdale, that is a shock? Yes, definitely. Definitely. You have the

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same name and you said the same thing at the same time for the what

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made her go? We both looked at each other and shook our heads in

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surprise, it's a shock because I did not see that coming. There have been

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rumblings about her relationship with Jeremy Corbyn and activists and

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whether they think she is the right person for the job, and maybe there

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is something in the idea that she went before she was pushed but I

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thought Jeremy Corbyn thought she was doing a good job. The results in

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the local elections in Scotland were less than they wanted but in the

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general election Labour have made some decent games, winning seats

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back in Glasgow from the SNP. So I did not see that coming. Still an

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underwhelming performance. It was, and there is a lot of ground to make

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up, but she is a charismatic and young leader and I'm surprised and

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she will be difficult to replace. OK. Kate... Talking about

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charismatic leaders, President Ron. He is in Texas -- President Trump.

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He is being credited with handling the crisis pretty well so far. He's

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very keen in making sure that this is not his George W Bush Katrina

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comparison and he wants to look like he has a handle on the situation,

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dealing with it. He hopes he comes across statesman-like, but that is

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betrayed by what he has put out on Twitter. He almost has a childlike

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excitement when the storm was coming in, peppered with exclamation marks,

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and he used the word wow which seems a bit wrong in tone. Is he now

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getting the tone right now that he has gone there and looked at the

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damage? He did not want to get in the wake of the rescue effort, he

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said. -- in the way. He's getting a handle on things? I'm not sure on

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that, if you look at the comments on his press conference, he says they

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will congratulate themselves when it is over, but he said they want

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everyone to look at this and say this is the best effort that has

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been made. But there are many articles around in the days leading

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up to this, warning Trump and America of this impending crisis

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because flooding in this area is not new and actually flooding across

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America is not new and there is a real problem with how America builds

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on flood plains and the state backed insurance regime they have which

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allows people to rebuild houses again and again on flood zones.

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Interesting statistic, Houston in Texas has the highest proportion of

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these homes that have rebuilt, that have been rebuilt over and over

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again, and that is not something he would not be aware of, because Obama

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tried to do something about that. But he could not get it passed. He

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is, no one wants to give up a benefit, if they can. And now to the

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Metro. The first Lady Melania Trump also flew into Texas. Interesting

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attire. She is making quite a statement with those shoes but we

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know that she swapped them when she got to Texas. She put her flats on.

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Yes, but they were also quite interesting shoes, pristine white.

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Shiny trainers. Well, how often does one get to go to a disaster zone?

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Well, quite. We are used to seeing politicians in Wellington boots, and

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so this is a change to that. Is this the kind of thing, that will detract

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from the President's performance? This is just a sideshow. The Trump

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presidency has been dogged by the idea that there is a lot of

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attention paid to image and not much attention paid to policy and detail

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and getting the logistics of situations right. This picture on

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the front page of the Metro does not do his presidency any favours

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because we might think it is funny that she is wearing stilettos, but

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it is not a fashion show. Nine people have died and they suspect

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many people will have died when the floodwaters finally go down,

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thousands and thousands people are not in their homes, and the effort

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to evacuate people has not been that organised. The warnings were already

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there. I wonder how long Trump and Melania Trump can get away with this

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idea that it looks great to jet into a flood saying and change your

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outfit on the flight over and wear a cap saying float us, but this is a

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serious issue. Not the time to be worrying about your shoes. What

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people want to see in Houston, speaking to survivors and people

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helping with the vestry effort, it is a multicultural city and state

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and they want the visit to focus on the celebration of the community

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coming together and helping people, and this is not that. The front page

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of the Guardian, as well, also a picture of Melania Trump. And the

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president there. The suggestion is that this will cost $100 billion.

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Yes, this is not the first. Trump was previously saying this is an

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event they have never seen before but that is not true. America has

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had floods of this scale. We were talking about the cost of this, the

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state backed insurance policies $25 billion in the red which is a huge

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amount of money and the premiums paid by people who take out

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insurance from this state backed fund does not cover it. The amount

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of money that they will have to spend to do something about this,

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not just putting people's lives back together and rebuild homes, but

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there is a dam about to break in Houston, that is a big issue and

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that will not stop being an issue going forward, and so there needs to

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be infrastructure investment which will cost billions of dollars and

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that will be a problem in Houston and also other big cities along the

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coastline which also have the same problem. The suggestion is that this

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will hurt the bottom line of the US economy and as a result it will put

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off America putting up interest rates. Definitely. We don't know the

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huge catastrophic effect this will have, people are dealing with

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absolute devastation and until that settles down I don't think we will

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have a clear picture of what happens, but outside of the economic

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impact, Trump has started the wheels in motion to abolish the

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environmental protection and is in America which would deal with

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incidents like this in the future, and he took steps to wind it back.

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Is this going to make him think again? Probably not. LAUGHTER

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And now the front page of The Times. North Korea, the other big issue for

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the president in his in trade. -- in tray. Theresa May slams North Korea

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over the missile fired over Japan. She is in Japan at the moment. We

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love a bit of international excitement, and the possibility of a

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missile test and a text message saying, get down in the middle of

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the night for -- but Theresa May is in Japan and she has said she is

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outraged over the missile which has been fired over Japan. President

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Trump has said all options are on the table, which is a less gung ho

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approach than when he previously had when he was warning if you go and do

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this again, we will take immediate action. The question we were asking

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before we came on air, what can people actually do? The answer is

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not very much. The only country that has any serious leveraged is the

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Chinese and they are not going to want millions of people crashing

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over their border if North Korea collapses, so they will continue to

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supply them with food and oil. Exactly. If they are going to take

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steps to sanction in any meaningful way, China has got to be on board.

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That will not happen. Historically, China may not want to get behind

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North Korea fully but it is not in their interests to have a united

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career that is allied to the United States so in a broader sense that is

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a consideration for them -- a United Korea. Bake off, that is what is

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important, the front page of the Metro. You are both fans, but you

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have missed it tonight. So you don't really have a sense of whether it is

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good or bad compared to what it was. I have some sense. I had tax

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messages from my friend who was outraged -- text. Who said it isn't

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the same and it doesn't feel the same. Noel Fielding. People did not

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like his sideburns. Channel 4 have done everything they can to keep it

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looking the same, the tent looks the same, the tasks are similar, Paul

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Hollywood is still there. But it is not quite right. Something ski --

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something has gone awry, and a lot of adverts. Yes, they have got to

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try and get back some of this money, ?70 million. They will miss Mel and

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Sue, I was a big fan of them. I'm willing to row back on this. People

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will try it, they love it so much they will still give it a shot, but

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he has a lot to do to win people over. The adverts could be a problem

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for many people. People find it difficult these days watching

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adverts online. That is true. You have blockers to stop use routing

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through the adverts, it is a tricky one for them. It is very tricky. It

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was a show which was held dearly to people, many people were very

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excited every year when it came on, and it is a challenge for them to

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retain that and also make money from it because it clearly demonstrates

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that no matter how loved something is or held dear to the hearts of the

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public, that doesn't mean it will make money unfortunately. We are

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going to leave it there. Don't forget you can see the front

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