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next year, saying it was "time

for change" after more

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than thirty years.

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Hello and welcome to our look ahead

to what the papers will be

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bringing us tomorrow.

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With me the broadcaster and former

Fleet Street Editor,

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Eve Pollard and the journalist,

Yasmin Alibhai Brown.

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Let's look at tomorrow's

front pages then:

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The Observer leads on the situation

in Zimbabwe, with a picture of one

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of the anti-Mugabe demonstrators

that have been out on the streets of

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Harare.

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The Mail on Sunday reports

on an apparent altercation

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between two Labour MPs

in the Commons chamber.

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The Sunday Express claims that

in Wednesday's budget,

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the Chancellor will announce support

for Britain's tech industry,

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which could mean we'll

have driverless cars

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on our roads by 2021.

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The Sunday Telegraph also leads

on a pre-budget announcement,

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reporting that nurses

are in line for a pay rise.

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The Sunday Times has a dispatch

from Zimbabwe and also reports

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that the Chancellor will use

Wednesday's budget to announce plans

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to build 300,000 homes every year

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So let's begin. Zimbabwean. All the

papers have something on this

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but let's start with the Observer.

Gassman, could you start us? A

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fantastic image of a cheerful anti-

Mugabe demonstrated. But there...

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This is now building up to some sort

of resolution of a crisis. He has

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held out. He has tried to get a

Catholic priest to be an

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intermediary and all sorts of

things. It is time for him to go and

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the army has behaved with dignity.

What is interesting here, the

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protests are not just about him.

There is a quote here from the

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International Crisis Group that says

we are not just out to support a

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takeover by another leader, we want

and they said, we want an

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alternative to decentralising

controlling narrative. About

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sophisticated. It is not going to

stop that they just replace the

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chosen one...

With someone similar?

But that is the point. The person

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who looks like he will take over is

the person he pushed out the other

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day, a man associated with Robert

Mugabe down the years.

Since they

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have actually shown such restraint,

the army. We do know many other

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countries where Robert Mugabe would

have now been thrown into jail, this

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is probably time to have an

election. If the UN is going to mean

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anything, it should actually send

people over there and say this is

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what country wants, give them the

chance to vote for who they want.

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And show the world, actually, that

Africa can handle these things.

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There are some wonderful female

leaders in Dubai were. Absolutely

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astonishing women who have been

waiting to get this opportunity to

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have a proper tomography. There are

deep problems. They are not all of

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Mugabe's making. We left the country

and said... When Britain left and

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when Rhodesia was handed over, a

promise was made that money would be

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made available to buy back the land

snatched from black owners. That

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never happened. Many things to be

resolved but I have always been

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astonished by the level of

sophistication of Zimbabweans.

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Political, economic and so on. So

they let go, the future could be

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amazing.

He is 93.

He has had a good

run. The one character in the

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background, Grace. They do not want

her.

I am Madge and she is out there

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flourishing her credit card.

Domestic matters now. Many people

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speculating on what the Chancellor

will have on that budget box on

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Wednesday. He is getting a lot of

advice from all over the place are

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there will be a pay boost for

nurses?

What do we know about this?

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The interesting thing is that

yesterday he got a letter from the

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Noraid top Tories telling him to

look at the NHS and as we discussed

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earlier, it should not be a

political football. It needs to be

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sorted out all the country. There

will be a pay rise for nurses. The

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education for schools and they need

help as well. He will also be

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political as every Chancellor is. He

will show the country that the

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Conservative come at some of the

austerity glowed.

I don't know...

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You get more tax if you tax people

in a fair way, almost in a flat we.

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What they should do is stop things

like the Paradise Papers, the Panama

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papers. They should stop people

being able to park money abroad. I

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also think that you want to

encourage the country to think that

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it needs to purchase British and it

needs British goods to purchase. I

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have returned from New York and it

is buzzing. That is what he needs to

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do in this budget.

You both avoided

a word that dominated from the

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start, Brexit. That is in his

calculations as well.

In my view it

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is the worst and most damaging thing

that the country, that has happened

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to the country and what is worst is

that even the Tory party does not

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seem to be able to unite and decide

how to take this forward. They'll

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suspect Philip Hammond, because he

is not a proper Brexit. -- Brexit

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supporter. Domestic policy is simply

not being made. I was speaking to a

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civil servant yesterday who says

that Brexit is sucking up all the

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attention.

You are dealing with a

Europe that is behaving like a

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wronged partner. They want the

house, they want the money and then

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they will tell you if you can ever

see the children. Why nobody thought

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that the Europeans would feel this

way, I do not understand.

You use

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the word house. How appropriate. The

Sunday Times has on the front page,

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printing the worst picture of the

Chancellor. Scratching his head,

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poor fellow. He does have a lot to

think about. Says he is planning to

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build 300,000 homes a year. This

goes to the heart of so much

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criticism of politicians.

We need

more houses and they are not being

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billed. The word is missing here.

Affordable. Houses and flats are

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being built everywhere. Where I

live... Huge, huge buildings. But

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they are incredibly expensive.

That's what we've got. We need

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affordable houses for people who

work in public services, for young

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people, and that is the word that

needs to be there.

I am afraid that

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if your wonderful view may be

spoiled I agree you should build a

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Littlewoods or put Theresa but

people... There is great spaces in

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England with no houses in.

Returning

to the story, what do you think?

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300,000 homes a year, the equivalent

of eight 80. Quite ambitious.

He

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made that promise and people will

hold it against them. We are in a

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febrile political atmosphere and I

think if he does not come through

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with it... And what saying is

correct, there are builders hanging

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on to land. Local councils hanging

on to land and, actually, what we

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need to do is have citizen

journalists and somebody should

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write in all the empty houses, or

the lengthy -- emptied land.

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write in all the empty houses, or

the lengthy -- emptied land.. Only

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two to 3% of the land across Britain

is occupied. By buildings...

That

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does sound low. A small proportion,

I take your point. Not a lot of time

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left. Moving on to something else

who front page of the Sunday Times,

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inspectors to quiz girls wearing

hijab.

What is this about? There is

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a new inspectorate, chief inspector

of schools and she is for the first

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time they will ask girls as young as

four, who are being dressed in hijab

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to go to school. This is all about

women's position in place in

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society. I think it is good we are

asking that because I think a young

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girl should not feel that hair is

embarrassing, sexual... She is too

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young to be these things.

This is

their. I am a Muslim and I have

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written a book arguing against this

because there is nothing in the

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Quran...

When you say against, make

clear, you mean against wearing

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hijab?

There is nothing that says

you cover your hen or your face.

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Only the wives and the family of the

profit were being harassed when they

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went into public space. Five male

authorities on religion last week

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pronounced that the hijab was not

necessary. Nobody is listening to

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them. It doesn't make women look...

First of all, I want these girls to

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fly free and I want them to have a

wonderful education. I want them to

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marry who they want to and be

British. That is the other thing. If

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you live here I think there must be

a certain amount of integration and

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I do not want these girls... I do

not want them to be second-class

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citizens.

I often stop mothers of

South Asian origin and say you are

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sexualising your child. You are

saying that your three-year-old is a

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sexual being. They get very

frustrated. It is the same as a

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child of real for going out in a

boot tube. It is the same thing. You

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say that this girl is a sexual

object. I think it is important for

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us modernist Muslims to do that. I

think it is good. I think it is

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great that school authorities are

asking girls why are you wearing it?

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I hope also asking the parents and,

importantly, asking the fathers.

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Sometimes it is the mothers who

perpetuate this. There is a

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wonderful local councillor in

Birmingham who started a whole

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campaign against this. I think it

has come from some very good modern

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Muslim sources.

The interesting word

to mean this story is calling it a

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controversial move. So not everyone

will say it is a good idea.

Can I

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say, in France, it is not allowed

and I think the French have taken on

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board the fact that if you come to

France you will live like French

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people and you will give your girls

every chance to fly.

Like I said, it

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was never in our faith I don't know

where it came from.

It was

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controlling.

And, finally, a picture

on the front page of the Sunday

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Telegraph. 70 years and counting,

the Queen and Prince Philip.

Are you

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in a celebrant Tory mood? I think it

is a sweet picture. I think they are

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having a low-level dinner with the

family but not doing anything

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high-powered. I think it is sweet.

Anybody who can keep any

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relationship going for 70 years

deserves a pat on the back.

One

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thing, if you look online there is

an amazing picture of the Queen with

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Robert Mugabe when she visited

curare in 1991. It is the most

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flirty I have ever seen her. He was

very good-looking and it is an

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amazing photograph.

Schuster

returned to Prince Philip.

But how

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that is what he was before he

turned.

I think getting the Queen

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and to -- Mr Mugabe into the same

conversation is remarkable. Z for

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the papers denied. Headlines coming

up. -- that is it for the papers

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tonight.

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Headlines coming up at the top

of the hour, and up next,

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