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Nicola Upson with her thriller Nine

Lessons. It is set in 1930s'

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Cambridge and linked to the ghost

stories of MR James.

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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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They have no better offers, so here

they are.

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The Political Commentator,

Jane Merrick,

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and the Deputy Head of Sport

at The Sun, Martin Lipton.

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Tomorrow's front pages, starting

with the I picks up on a story

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about a the Irish border which,

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the paper claims, could derail

Brexit plans.

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Also on Brexit, the Financial Times

reports on two large pharmaceutical

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investments into the UK,

providing a boost to Theresa May's

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vision for post-Brexit Britain.

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The Metro reports on the story

of a stolen car killing five people,

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including two schoolboys.

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The Telegraph claims that a security

review will recommend prioritising

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investment in cyber security, rather

than the traditional Armed Forces.

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The Times runs with an investigation

into children that are being used

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by criminal gangs as drugs runners.

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The Guardian leads with a report

that patients' lives are being put

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at risk as inexperienced doctors

are being left to run A&E units.

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The Mirror reports on claims that

Russian cyber units are spreading

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false information about flu jabs

in the UK.

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And the Express claims that Britain

should brace for a month of icy

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weather in the run-up to Christmas.

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So let's begin.

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Something not on the list but on the

front of the FT. A Saudi Prince

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pledges to root out Islamic Islamism

in the world.

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pledges to root out Islamic Islamism

in the world.

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Everybody would love the world to be

rid of Islamic terrorism. He wants

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Saudi Arabia to be a much more

moderate state. He's also being

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quite assertive in the region. This

is obviously quite disconcerting if

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you are thinking about peace in the

region, and obviously it is a threat

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to Iran. But he is saying that we

need to rid the world of Islamist

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terrorism but obviously it doesn't

bode well for the stability between

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Iran and all their states nearby.

Talking about a pretty big military

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alliance.

Yes, here we are the

Sunni-Shia split was has been in

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Islam for hundreds of years, once

again ruing its head. Saudi Arabia

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is a Sunni state and it is the Sunni

states which include Iraq, Syria

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lobe yob and Yemen as a bloc here to

the root out Islamic terrorism which

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happens to be pointed at Iran and ka

too, the founding places of this.

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And there have been very good

reasons for that to be stated but I

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think it reinforces this schism

within the Islamic world,

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particularly the powerful states

within that part of the Middle East

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and it'll be interesting to see what

happens. Clearly there has been this

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change within Saudi Arabia in the

last month or two in which there's

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been a very aggressive

anti-corruption or nominal, at

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least, anti-corruption effort being

put in by the Royal Family there.

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We'll come back to the FT in a

minute. Look at the I. A rift with

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you do Lynne puts the Brexit deal in

danger. The EU 27 saying - we have

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to sort the border out first and

Liam Fox now saying - Martin, no,

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we'll sort the trade deal out first

and worry about the border.

The

The

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problem is everyone is arguing their

particular corners and no-one is

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appearing to join up the argument.

So you have the issue about the hard

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border between the republic of

#50ir8d and Northern Ireland, when

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we fall out of the EU, and the

various...

It could be an ordinarily

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departure if we get our skates on.

We are talking about hard Brexit and

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the we are going to do it, it is not

going to be that orderly. It is

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going to happen, some what may. The

issues are so vast, you do wonder

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how we ended up with a deadline

which is making everything more of

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concern. If we are going to leave

the EU, the decision of the 52% that

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voted, maybe we should have been

more sensible about how we got to

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that he end game. The issue for

Ireland, the DUP are keeping

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Government in Government and whilst

the DUP were a very pro-Brexit

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party, they also can't afford to see

the economy of Northern Ireland

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undermined totally. Therein lies the

danger.

This is really serious for

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Theresa May. Actually she must be

winds again wondering why she held

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an election, if she hadn't and lost

her majority she wouldn't have the

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DUP in this game and it would be

much more simple but obviously

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Ireland are upping the ante because

they have their own possible general

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election looming. Are we seriously

looking at stability in Ireland,

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with the UK, in danger because of

Brexit? That's what is at stake

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here. There's no way that the

deadline is going to be met by

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mid-December for this to be sorted

out.

Back to the FT.

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Big pharmaceutical groups to provide

a boost for May's post-Brexit

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vision.

Yes, she needs something

more positive. What is interesting,

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in the Budget last week, Philip

Hammond was talking about

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post-Brexit UK and what the UK can

get from where its progress can be.

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He was talking about driverless

cards and technology and it seems

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like science and technology is their

kind of answer as to how Britain

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moves forward outside the etch uchl.

So this is good news if you hoped

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for this post-Brexit vision

pharmaceutical companies will invest

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£1 billion, which could bring 17,500

high street jobs, which is really,

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you can be really positive about

this, because this is where Britain

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does do well in science and things

like that.

But a lot of scientists

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were saying that we've got to have

this cross EU community network,

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free movement of travel, movement of

personnel, because a lot of research

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is not done in just one country.

No,

a lot of research is over a number

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of countries, they come together.

There's also - you know people from

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all over Europe who come to work,

who are scientists come to work in

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the UK, and if they're feeling

uncomfortable they may want to go

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back to wherever they originate

from. We've got to find a way of

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changing the economy. Quite clearly.

We've go the to find new fields and

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new areas and if science is the way

forward, then let's embrace this.

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I'm a bit worried about driverless

cars, the idea of a future without

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Jeremy Clarkson is probably good

news, though. I think we've got to

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try to explore everything. It's

interesting that clearly Hammond was

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talking down this path last week in

the Budget and while one would say

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£1 billion is not a huge amount of

money, given we have agreed to £3

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billion to help us out Brexit-wise

and 1700 jobs is not a lot

Don't

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forget we are using the European

Medicines Agency. I'm trying to be

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positive but we've lost that.

Telegraph, reasons why Christians

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back Trump? This is the Archbishop

of Canterbury? We hadn't spotted

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this before?

All we have here is a

paragraph on front. Trump has a huge

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- 85% of the evangelical Christian

vote in the US. It's a huge part of

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his - despite all the issue, which

you might thought would be

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counter-productive towards their

support.

It is particularly

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attitudes towards women that this

attitude picks out, because they are

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completely unacceptable in

Christian... . It's good to hear the

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archbishop say this and he is on the

more progressive side of the Church

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of England

But he talks about, yeah,

he has talked that they are

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completely unacceptable. This is

interesting, because there is a

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state dinner on the cards but not a

fixed date. It is a dinner at which

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he will have to meet the US

President. So, it is interesting how

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he is laying down a America,

possibly and the President will

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probably respond in his usual way in

a...

In a tweet.

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The Times - thousands of children

groomed as drug mules. This is a

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Times' investigation. This is taking

place here, on an enormous scale

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according to this article.

This is

really the most appalling story, a

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really important investigation that

the Times has done. I didn't know

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anything about this before, but it's

this thing called - county lines,

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where children are groomed to take

drugs between, around the country.

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They are talking about coastal

towns. The investigation is talking

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about thousands of children being

used as drug runners and they are

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using very similar techniques,

grooming techniques to those in the

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Rotherham and Rochdale scandals. We

are talking about children as young

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as 12, in care, so obviously more

vulnerable and it really is an

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appalling story but it's very good

that it's having a light shone on

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it.

Yet another dimension to child

exploitation.

Absolutely. It is

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interesting here that the line in

the second half of the story on

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front page of the Times talks about

the prosecution, the police changing

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their tactics and charging the

people behind this with human

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trafficking, under modern slavery

legislation, which has much more

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significant penalties. It's a very,

very worrying - actually quite

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chilling story to read and

incredibly concerning. I think of

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all the front pages we have seen

thus far, it's by far in a away the

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most important story by a very long

way. I mean, you don't want to

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believe it is as big as this. But if

it is, it is horrendous and chilling

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and, you know, as ath fare of young

kids, it's a pretty scary prospect,

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I have to say.

And also questions

for the care system once again.

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Again.

That this is being allowed to

happen and the most vulnerable

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children in our society are being

exploited in this way.

And it veils

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like across a huge part of the

country. A a network.

We need to...

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Not one particular city or town.

We

need to know a lot more. This will

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be, I'm sure the start of this story

because I can't believe it is a

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one-off hit. This is going to run

and run and run. There are real

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issues that have to be addressed and

uncovered and we need to know

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exactly what this is all about, but

it is, as soon as we saw t the pair

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of us thought - we were shocked

almost...

It seems to have come out

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of nowhere. The Telegraph again -

Armed Forces lose out to cyber war.

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When you've got limited funds you've

got to make some difficult decision.

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An interesting scenario. A new

Defence Secretary in Gary

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Williamson. His first major issue is

an absolute war, it appears with

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Philip Hammond over the funding for

the Armed Forces. The suggestion

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here is that the national security

advisor has said it is more

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important to increase the funding to

fight cyber attacks than to bolster

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the conventional Armed Forces. There

is a £2 billion short fall t would

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appear in terms of what the MoD

thought it needed and what it is

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going to get and it is not going to

get that money because owe parts of

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our Security Services feel they have

a bigger fight to fight over

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radicalisation, Isis and also, who

knows potentially what the Russian

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threat actually is but there is a

concern of criminal involvement in

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all sorts of evidence there.

Will

this money, though be regarded by

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Nato of the 2% of spending that

we're supposed to give to defence

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That's separate, isn't it? I think

what they are saying is that they

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need this to fund a short fall and

actually this is interesting because

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it is sort of a new twist on an old

story that the MoD have been

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underfund Ford years, say the

defence and says the minister

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involved has always complained of

going back decades of saying there

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isn't enough money. But we do need

money for cyber terrorism, though.

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The threat is huge. Actually I think

Britain has been slightly behind the

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curve on funding for this, on

funding for the Security Services.

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Slightly behind. We do need money

for that. As you say, it is the

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Russian threat that is quite

important.

It is interesting here

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that Philip Hammond is getting

involved. He has been forced to step

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down two weeks ago. Apparently -

well obviously the ex-Defence

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Secretary likely to speak out on

what is the right level of defence

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spending. Shouldn't he have been

doing that when he was Defence

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Secretary.

That's the papers for this year. On

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Twitter we have a person looking

forward to Andrew's papers stack.

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They have toed and froed a bit

tonight. Maybe you

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