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Hello and welcome to our look ahead

to what the the papers will be

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bringing us tomorrow.

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With me are the broadcaster

and author Dame Joan Bakewell

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and Camilla Tominey,

political editor of

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The Sunday Express.

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Tomorrow's front pages:

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The I leads on the resignation

of the International

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Development Secretary,

Priti Patel.

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It claims the government has been

weakened by the loss

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of a key Brexit supporter.

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The Daily Telegraph reports that

allies of Priti Patel are claiming

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she is in a position to do "hard

damage" to Theresa May,

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after she was forced to resign

from the Cabinet over secret

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meetings with Israeli politicians.

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The Metro reports that one

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of Britain's longest rail disputes

looks to finally be ending

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as drivers on Southern trains

accepted a 28.5% pay rise.

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The Express leads on research

which claims that switching

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to a superfood diet can

help to fight rheumatoid arthritis.

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The Mail covers Priti Patel's

resignation but leads on the death

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of a Welsh labour minister.

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It says Labour leaders in Cardiff

are accused of failing

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Carl Sargeant who was found dead

after being accused

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of sexual misconduct.

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The Times claims there are fears the

Government will collapse after the

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resignation of Priti Patel. And the

Mirror claims the whole episode is

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shambolic as Theresa May is forced

to sack a second cabinet minister in

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a wake.

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Let's start with the eye, one of

many papers which scrambled to get

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Priti Patel's resignation onto the

front pages. It is playing it pretty

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straight, Patel quits over Israel...

It is a good story, I don't know how

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it reads in Newcastle, Doncaster and

Bradford. I don't know if they are

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as absurdist with this kind of story

as we are. But we all love the

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Parliamentary roundabout. It is a

catastrophic story full Theresa May

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and the Government. The interesting

assessment of all the damage being

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done is interesting because it never

mentions Boris. And Boris is

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culpable of an equally damaging

piece of behaviour.

Because he made

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the comments about the woman being

held in Iran.

He made a very serious

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gaffe, she could be held for another

five years. That is an outrage. And

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it doesn't mention that, and that is

just another part of Theresa May's

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crisis.

All the papers are full of

these pictures of a chastened Priti

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Patel leaving. But she was able to

resign rather than be sacked as many

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had been expecting.

It was a

breaking story all afternoon to the

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extent that people were watching

online the flight coming across

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Europe and then cameras were trained

on the plane itself and cameras

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trained on her chauffeur driven car

as she came to Downing Street. It

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was inevitable, the writing was on

the wall. People were getting the

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message that it would be the end

whether she got sacked or resign. We

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saw the exchange of letters earlier

and both seemed quite conciliatory.

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On one hand Priti Patel was thinking

Theresa May for an opportunity and

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trying to make the best of her work.

On the other hand Theresa May saying

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that you had done very well, but we

could not possibly tolerate this

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ongoing situation with her perceived

to perceived the Government and

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public with these meetings. What

happens next is interesting because

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there is a real disconnect between

Downing Street's version of events

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and some of Priti Patel's allies,

claiming that another ten new more

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about some of these meetings before

they are letting on. We will see

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more of that at the weekend I think.

As Priti Patel quite naturally looks

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to protect her future position as

far as where she will be on the back

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bench. And as vocal as ever which

cause Theresa May some serious

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problems.

That could be disastrous

for the Government. What she should

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do is lay low for a while.

That

won't happen!

She is an extremely

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strong operator and there is nothing

wrong with that, it will cause a

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great crisis and pushing the crisis

to the limit, the Times reports that

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fears are growing in Brussels that

the instability of Theresa May's

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Government raises the real prospect

of a change in leadership, or an

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election leading to a Labour

victory.

We should remember at this

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moment that you are a Labour peer.

If they wanted an election now

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I'm...

Brussels will be rubbing

their hands in glee with the notion

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of Jeremy Corbyn negotiating Brexit

with this whole we will pay what we

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like -- you like and it will

collapse. However, if it causes a

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Government collapse and then puts a

more staunch Brexiteer in the hot

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seat. Then it could create a

different outcome. In the more short

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term, people are now looking at who

will replace Priti Patel. I think

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that is also significant when it

comes to Theresa May trying to

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manage the best of a bad situation

because obviously they are now a

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Brexiteer down. She has a already

faced criticism that the Cabinet is

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too many Remainers.

Is mentioned

that they need to replace Priti

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Patel with a Brexit supporter to

keep that balance and keep that

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gender balance. Not to mention

colour balance.

The Guardian is

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calling this turmoil. Touching on

the point of the difficulty of

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trying to replace her while keeping

a delicate balance intact.

The whole

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thing is really catastrophic. I am a

Labour peer but as a woman I feel

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sorry for this woman who is

completely caught up in what is

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really the endgame of her

Government. It is playing out day

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after day, more bad news, more bad

news. She keeps going because she

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has a great sense of duty and

rectitude. I see that when she goes

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to church every day there is always

a picture of her coming out of

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church. She doesn't need prayer on

her side.

Every week I hope, not

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everyday!

When we see her coming out

of church on the Sunday, she needs

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prayer on her side.

Also the old

adage that a week is a long time in

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politics. The rhetoric around the

Tory conference was that we can play

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the long game here, there won't be

election for another three years, we

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have time to regroup. It people are

saying she can't have another

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disaster, then there was the

coughing fit, and letters falling

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off the sign, and now this. With the

budget coming up, if that is some

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kind of catastrophe or there are

national insurance disasters, that

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is potentially going to be the last

nail in the Coffin.

What we need is

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an imaginative new leadership. A

imaginative political... She doesn't

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have that, she is very dogged and

runs by the rules and routine. But

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it would be wonderful to have a

hugely imaginative breakthrough in

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the leadership generally across

politics in the country. When she

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has to find people to take these

places, who are they? Wherein are

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coming from?

It is interesting of

the whole experience of this notion

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that they can skip a generation.

When we are approaching Brexit, will

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the public tolerate a complete

newcomer with no track record? With

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Theresa May, there has been some

sympathy actually. When you look

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back to the coughing fit, she

doesn't want the sympathy vote but

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she did garner respect Julie for her

resilience. I'm sure there are many

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viewers feeling sorry for the degree

like you are.

The Telegraph, like so

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many other papers, dominated by

Priti Patel. But it does also

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managed to squeeze in a Brexit

story. Settle the Brexit bill

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deadlocked or we will shake the tree

warns the EU. This focusing on the

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huge challenges.

The trouble is that

it is the damaged animal. And the

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circle around the damaged animal.

They see the damage to the

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Government and the rule of this

country and they express their

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opportunity that they have two press

forward their case. And many things

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are not solved. The whole business

of the settlement, citizenship, and

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they are now predicting they won't

start talks on trade until March. I

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think that seems quite likely

because of all the agenda, the

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domestic agenda. Not to mention the

austerities braking and the damage

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going on to the NHS and housing. All

of that is getting neglected and it

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is absolutely crucial.

There are a

few other stories we should mention.

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The Financial Times, once again it

has Priti Patel fair, but it is

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warning about MNS skeletons...

They

are saying that profits look

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relatively healthy, but the jewel in

the crown of Marks & Spencer is its

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food department. It is a luxury for

those who want to spend a bit more.

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But for some reason, the clothing

and other areas have never had that

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consistency and never attracted the

shoppers in their droves. It has

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been a little bit up and down.

Sometimes it is accused of being too

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dowdy, I had other times too edgy.

What they are saying here, that

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staple of the high street, and I

think Marks & Spencer makes a tan,

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if you lose it you lose other shots

and it is dangerous. Is it

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guaranteed top hat that foothold any

more in face of huge online

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competition. In the face of much

more convenience, and in the face of

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trying to be all things to everyone

and not being anything to any of

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them.

It does go through huge

theories of solidly, boring, down

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the stuff. That is a mainstay of

many of our wardrobes! It is the

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things we do the gardening in all

walk the dog. But every women's

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outfitters does need planner and

eye-catching stuff. Sometimes you

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can walk in to the major store at

Marble Arch and think there is

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nothing here is a!

We should just

mention one other story that would

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have had more prominence if there

wasn't else so much around. Antonio

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Carluccio, goodbye Carluccio. He

died at the age of 80.

He was a

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wonderful broadcaster and had still

been working until fairly recently.

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He had a very successful chain of

restaurants. Not always up to

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scratch because I think possibly he

conceded that his leadership. He was

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a wonderful broadcaster about

Italian food because he loved it, he

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relished it. He clearly enjoyed it,

his figures showed that he did! It

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is a passing that we should note, we

owe him a lot.

Just a brief mention

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of Carluccio on the front page of

the Guardian.

I think like

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characters like Carluccio, you look

at people like Keith Floyd, this

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ongoing obsession we have with

celebrity chefs. It is quite right

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to have a tribute. And the fact that

he had success with those

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restaurants later in life. Having

already been a TV name and branched

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out to be this extraordinary

businessmen and entrepreneur. If it

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wasn't for such a busy news day, I

think those tributes would be a lot

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bigger.

But they will come at the

weekend.

With the so-called

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implosion of the Government there is

a lot of competition for the front

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page tonight.

And we will all rushed

back to check out his mushroom

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recipes!

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Thank you Dame Joan Bakewell

and Camilla Tominey.

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That is it that the papers to light,

and you can see the front pages

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online on the BBC news website. It

is all there for you seven days a

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week. If you missed the programme

you can watch it later online as

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well. Thank you to both of my

guests. Goodbye.

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