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That's all the sport for now.

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Time for The Papers.

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James Pearce, never look away.

Welcome to our look ahead to what

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the papers will be bringing

tomorrow. When the music trickles

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away, I must point out that we not

wearing poppies but Benedict is

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wearing the French symbol for

Armistice Day. Isn't it gorgeous.

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The cornflower.

The front pages.

These are an education. The Observer

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leads on Jeremy Corbyn's calls for

Boris Johnson to quit after comments

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he made about a British mother in

prison and in around. The Sunday

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Times says 40 Tory MPs have signed a

letter of no confidence against

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Theresa May. The Telegraph, it leads

on plans by the Environment

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Secretary for a stronger Brexit. The

Sunday express says the economy is

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in for a £3 billion windfall after

Brexit. Let's begin. Lots of

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political stories, not the best time

to be a politician necessarily but a

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great time to be a political

journalist. Let's start with the

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Sunday Times. Tory turmoil as 40 MPs

say Theresa May must go. This

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article by Caroline Wheeler, it says

she is really fighting on three

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fronts.

At least three. Everywhere

she looks at the moment, Theresa May

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has trouble, essentially. It looks

as though a lot of Tory MPs, 40,

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according to the Sunday Times, are

losing patience. The received wisdom

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up until relatively recently was

that she would be in place at least

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until Brexit happens in March 29

team, but Brexit out of the way and

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then they would move against her and

maybe look to have the new Tory

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leader or Prime Minister by the

autumn of 2019. I think that is

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still the most likely outcome but

there is things have happened since

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you have been away. Michael Fallon

has resigned.

Just in case you

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missed it.

She resigned in the wake.

There has been the sex scandal

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involving quite a lot of Tory MPs,

allegedly. And obviously, Brexit not

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going as according to plan. So it

looks like a lot of Tory MPs... It

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is significant in terms of the

numbers because they need 48 MPs to

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submit letters to the chairman of

the 1922 committee, a backbench

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committee of Tory MPs, the chairman

of the man called Graham Brady, and

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that will trigger a leadership

election. 40, not far short of 48,

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so she is under a lot of pressure.

Whatever you think of her as a Prime

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Minister, a lot of stuff that she is

having to deal with, it is not of

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her making, it is the conduct of her

own MPs and ministers.

Indeed, as we

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are about to see in the Sunday mail.

, the Mail on Sunday even. What is

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interesting, of course, and is lost

on no one in continental Europe

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since the UK is in Europe, is this

sentence, a Brexit adviser to the

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European Prime Minister -- UK Prime

Minister said the talks were hostage

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to the Conservative Party 's

internal psychodrama. This is being

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watched very carefully not just in

Brussels but in all of the trees,

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not just by the populations, but by

the governments, and contingency

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planning. And that is why it

Brussels on the 27 are becoming

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increasingly worried that Theresa

May will not see this process out.

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That sort of narrative has been with

us for quite some time. The fact

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that the referendum even took place

at all was all to do with the

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machinations inside the Conservative

arty and their view of Europe.

Yet,

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and it was the general election, the

snap one, in Erie to give herself a

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thumping mandate to take us to

Brussels, that was the whole purpose

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of the elections. Obviously, it blew

up in her face, and ever since then,

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she has been living on borrowed

time. Continental Europe must just

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think this government is teetering

on the edge, losing Cabinet

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ministers, two in a week, and the

progress isn't there in the

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discussions either. And, yeah, it

has a real critical moment for the

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Prime Minister.

The Mail on Sunday

will enlighten us as to how those

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who want to -- a hard Brexit are at

odds with those who want a softer

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one. Boris and Michael Gove. To

hijack Number ten. Anything secret

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memo has urged.

Indeed. A letter,

apparently written by the Dixie

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Boris Johnson, the romance is back

on, basically. Boris Johnson and

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Michael Gove, after their

spectacular falling out, Mr Gove

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dubbing Mr Johnson in the front, in

the back and just about everywhere.

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He bottled it and said he wasn't

standing. Extraordinary. They are

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back together, and it would seem

that the accusation in the Mail on

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Sunday is sparing much that we have

a Prime Minister who is a hostage,

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she is going out and going to

meetings but she is almost being

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operated by Mr Gove, and Mr Johnson.

The Mail on Sunday says what has

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been conducted by the Foreign

Secretary and by the Environment

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Secretary is quoted as soft coup.

Mrs May is their Downing Street

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hostage. And this is all as there is

this continued speculation, these

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problems, the fact that Michael

Fallon has gone for alleged sexual

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impropriety, that pretty Patel has

gone for and authorised meetings in

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Israel during what allegedly was a

holiday. Amongst which, it is

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extraordinary having met Binyamin

Netanyahu, and use yet is one thing,

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but having unauthorised freelance

meetings is another. Archie has got

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great supporters, amongst Mr Johnson

and Mr Gove, and it seems that in

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this missive, there are instructions

for the Prime Minister, she is to

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talk about a hard Brexit, nobody is

allowed even in private, allegedly

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she is being instructed, says the

Mail on Sunday, to have doubters,

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she is to accuse Chancellor Philip

Hammond, who was a soft Brexit, of

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not showing sufficient energy and

refusing to plan for the possibility

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that Britain walks away with no

deal, in other words not having

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enough money allocated to it. These

are very serious accusations. She is

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being told, apparently, in this

missive, in this letter, which came

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interested me just after her

disastrous speech, unfortunately for

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her she lost her voice, was given a

qoph sweet but didn't work

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immediately, had prankster hand her

a people to five, -- P 45. This was

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terribly unfortunate. They are

selling her things like she is too

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Article eight the following, and

actually, we just had a date, now

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she is to say that the transition

period, according to Mr Johnson and

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according to the Mail on Sunday, is

to be fixed for June the 30th 2021.

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I mean, these are very serious

accusations. An MP will be on Andrew

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Marr tomorrow morning and that will

be a heck of an interview.

It has

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been her week. The ambitious hard

Brexiters are keen to push her out,

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put some steel on her spine, make

sure she doesn't give into

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Remainers. This was written as

Benedict says, just after the Tory

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conference but since then, Boris

Johnson's stock has fallen quite

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considerably. The British citizen in

the Iranian jail, he told people

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that she was training journalists

when she wasn't.

This incredible

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friendship through journalism having

been met at university.

Rekindled by

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their shared ambition. Boris Johnson

and Michael Gove, says the Mail on

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Sunday, are actually running this

hard Brexit cell.

This letter has

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leaked. For your and Gavin 's I

only, it says. It is very

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controversial. They don't want this

getting out. It has Bilic to the

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Mail on Sunday.

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You very kindly both flagged up what

is coming next without rushing on.

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These are very well trained guests:

Let us takes the compliment.

It do,

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it is meant, in exactly that way.

Thank you.

You mentioned that

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perhaps Boris Johnson stock is not

so high after, you know, as it was

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maybe higher after the kip

conference. Sack Boris for shaping

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our nation, this is Jeremy Corbyn,

particularly in regard to that

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incredibly unhelpful comment about

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is

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now been dragged in front of a very

Conservative judge in Iran.

Yes, the

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threat is she could have five more

years added to her sentence, and if

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that were to happen, I really think

that Boris Johnson's position would

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be untenable and the Prime Minister

would either have to sack him or

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tell him to resign. And, yes, Jeremy

Corbyn has given a statement to The

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Observer, in which he said, we have

put up with Johnson embarrassing and

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undermining our country with his

colonial throw back view, it is time

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for him to go. Strong words, you to

say Jeremy Corbyn has upped his

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game, his media advisers are much

better than they were before, and it

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is, the one hand you might say he

would say that, wouldn't he, it just

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increases the pressure on Boris

Johnson, and as I say, he's having

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lost Michael Fallon and Priti Patel,

if the Prime Minister was to lose

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Boris Johnson as well, she would be

in a lot of trouble.

We should point

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out, I mean what Iran is doing to

Mrs Ratcliffe is appall, we must not

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lose sight of that. There is the

unfortunate wording in front of that

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committee by the Foreign Secretary,

then a not very forthcoming apology

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that needed to be dragged out of him

after an urgent question in

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Parliament. That was rather

unfortunate as well. I understand

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the two men, Nazanin

Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband is to

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speak to the Foreign Secretary

tomorrow, and of course, there must

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be a hope that this woman, who was

separated from their lit 8 girl, who

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now is not speaking English any

more.

She with her grandparents in

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Iran.

This is heartbreaking stuff,

you know, really one has to be very

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careful when talking about a case

like that. And people were livid

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because it was clear she was not

training journalist, this is not her

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function, that is unfortunate. That

is endangering the life of a British

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citizen.

It was as much to do with

Boris Johnson's attempt to wriggle

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off the hook.

Always best to fall on

your sword and apologise and try and

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mend fences and sort this out.

Back

to the Sunday Times. Vealed, the

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woman paid £200 million, who is this

woman with the very large salary?

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She is the, she the, she is the boss

of Bet365, the gambling company.

A

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lot of money to be made in gambling.

The incredible annual salary

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according to the account, £199.3

million in 2016/17. I don't think

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anyone really need that much money

but she has done very well. What is

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interesting is it says these

accounts show that the firm took £47

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billion in bets in the last 12 month

month, that is up from 36 billion,

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an increase of 12 billion in -- 10

billion in 12 months. Online

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gambling, and it shows how that has

exploded, which is pretty worrying.

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As the Sunday Times talks about the

company's soaring prophet built but

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increases the debate oh the

targeting of people in general, and

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particularly young gamblers.

And

whether the limit should be reduced

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and how much you can bet in a

certain period of time.

Yes more

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than £50 it should be really reduced

on those machines. To, to £2. This

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is...

It is so easy now.

It would be

interesting to see how they have

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done that jump, that is

extraordinary.

That is just one

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company.

Is it is a big thing in

France, online gambling?

I believe

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it is. It is a worldwide thing. The

reach with the internet, with the

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internet is extraordinary. I mean in

a sense we are already teaching

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children to be addicted to screen,

games, this is how we find out how a

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child has bypassed, if they have

used the thumb print of their parent

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and they owe all this money on these

games. This serious, it is not

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funny, this wrecks live, it wrecks

lives.

Briefly the Sunday Express,

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there is a new £5 tax which will

help predict heart attacks.

I was

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interesting in doing this, this

could help a lot of people, a £5

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blood test which detected whether

people with chest pains are at risk

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of a heart attacks. The Papers say

it could revolutionise treatment of

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patients. The results are obtained

in just 20 minute, so this could

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really save millions, but what is

really, and also save a lot of money

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avenue the NHS, this global study

has been done on nearly 23,000

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people, so this seems like

something, so the next question s

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how soon do we see it in the UK.

Cheap though, five quite. That could

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save your life. Let us get it here

as quickly as possible. We have to

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stop because Kate is champing at the

bit, to come and read the very

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important news on BBC One, and the

BBC News channel. She is just over

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there. Kevin Schofield and Benedict

Paviot will be here later. Kate

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coming up very soon.

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