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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 are the deputy head

of sport at The Sun,

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Martin Lipton,

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and the political

commentator, Jane Merrick.

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Tomorrow's front

pages, starting with

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the I, picking up on disagreements

over future Irish border

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arrangements which, the paper says,

could derail Brexit plans.

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The Financial Times reports on two

large pharmaceutical investments

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into the UK, providing a boost

to Theresa May's vision

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for post-Brexit Britain.

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The Metro reports on the stolen car

which crashed, 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 thousands of children that

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are being used by criminal

gangs as drugs runners.

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The Guardian leads with a report

claiming that patients' lives

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are being put at risk

as inexperienced doctors

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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 says that Britain

should brace for a month of icy

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weather in the run-up to Christmas.

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Let's begin with the times and an

investigation that has been running.

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The headline, thousands of children

groomed as drug mules on a huge

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scale.

This is a pretty horrendous

story. Genuinely chilling. And

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terrifying, I have to say. The

suggestion in this story is the

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criminal gangs are using children as

drug runners, grooming children as

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young as 12. The National crime

agency involved here, and it has

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been dubbed the county line struck

with urban gangs moving the drug

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between the inner-city and

out-of-town locations, and it sounds

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like an absolutely horrendous

situation which the police are now

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trying to counteract. Children being

basically sucked into helping these

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drug gangs across the country all

over the place, from coast to coast.

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And the approach to it now is to get

at the gangs by using human

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trafficking and slavery legislation

to impose harsher penalties because

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they are much greater punishments,

maximum sentences.

They using

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children because if they get caught

with drugs on the assumption would

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be they are treated as a minor.

Exactly. This is the appalling

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thing, they the most vulnerable

children in the country, a lot of

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them are in care medicine as 12, as

you say, and it is appalling and a

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one scale it is a similar technique

that is using in Rochdale and

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rubber, the grooming scandal there,

they are being groomed to do this

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but once again, these children, what

is the care system doing? How are

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these children being allowed to be

taken in this way? I think it is an

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important investigation into what is

an appalling operation on a massive

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scale.

And the way they get them to

actually comply is through some

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really appalling violence.

Pretty

graphic, you can read this. They

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include kidnapped, torture, severe

physical attacks, threats to rape,

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and kill. The most vile use of live

Rich on young vulnerable people. It

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is utterly despicable. This is the

first time I've seen this, it has

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come out of the blue, I think. And I

think it will rumble through for a

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period of time.

It is really

worrying. The Guardian, health

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stories, safety fears as junior

doctors are left to run A&E.

I think

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anybody who has had anyone who knows

it has been a patient or a doctor

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even working in the NHS in the last

few months will save the pressure is

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on the NHS are bigger than ever and

it isn't about the money, it is the

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stuff also, and all sorts of things,

at the story in the Guardian is that

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they are under such pressure to fill

the gaps in the A&E departments

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which are the most critical parts of

the whole system, that they are

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being thought of led by

inexperienced young doc is. There is

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a case here, this is a warning by

the head of the General medical

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Council and they are saying that

examples here, a huge survey has

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taken place of how they have

uncovered this, a survey of 55,000

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junior doctors, and this is quite a

sort of regular occurrence, and a

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group of young doc is straight out

of medical school in charge of A&E

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and left with decisions that are

thought of literally life or death.

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I mean, it is really, really

disturbing.

Very little supervision,

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it says, being asked to work way

beyond their competence.

Is this not

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also part of the fact we have had

this idea of masochism structured

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within medical industry where to

prove that you are good enough to be

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a junior doctor you have to work 25

hours out of 24 on an eight days a

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week for 13 months of the year. Just

to prove you are up to it.

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Superhuman efforts expected of

people, weight above and beyond

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legitimate expectations. And you

therefore... You have young doctors,

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and they are in their 20s, often

just kids are asked to do things

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they are not capable of doing at

that point. And obviously there is

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then a dangerous things going wrong.

And of course you cannot just

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conjure up a new doc.

It takes a few

years. It does take a few years. The

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Daily Mail reveal cut-price

ambulance crews since 1999 calls.

--

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seemed on treble nine calls. This

appears to be a similar sort of

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Genesis to the previous story in the

Guardian where of necessity, you

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haven't got enough staff, people are

slightly underqualified to be there

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and it hugely important roles, it

says here we have the technicians

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look like paramedics in terms of the

uniform that they are not quite the

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same, they have less training, fewer

skills, five of the ten ambulance

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trust in England show they would

dispatch these technicians to almost

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300,000 calls. Without paramedics

last year, including 155,000 of the

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most serious radicals were patient's

live were deemed to be in imminent

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danger. These are skills, but just

slightly less skilled.

But we know

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the care that you get in the first

few minutes after having something

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like a heart attack and really make

the difference between a full

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recovery or not.

Or even surviving.

This feeds into ambulance waiting

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times, and we have heard about

ambulances queueing up outside A&E

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departments could they cannot get in

because the response times, the

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pressures, it is the same thing and

I want to say the work that

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paramedics and the health services

do is amazing and I think the

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criticism isn't on them and

obviously they are trying their

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best. It's a difficult situation.

They are being asked to do this

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without the necessary

qualifications, I think that is very

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worrying.

No government could ever

spend enough money on the NHS are

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what people expect it to deliver.

But people also have an expectation

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that the service will be optimum.

And not some optimum. Therein lies

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the significant issue.

The I, rift

with Dublin puts Brexit deal in

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danger. Very different expectations

on each side about at what point the

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Irish border issue will be resolved.

As it relates to the trade agreement

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that Britain wants.

Actually, the

hard border soft border issue has

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been rumbling on for months actually

but it is probably the most

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important issue that hasn't really

been addressed properly by our

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government and actually Ireland are

now stepping up, they are upping the

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ante on the issue, firstly because

they have their own sort of

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political issues at home and a

possible general election looming

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but also because there has been a

deadline text to the middle of

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December to the first stage to be

sorted out and the Irish border

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question is part of the first stage

it is contingent on that, and what

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Ireland is asking for is a sort of

assurance that they will not be a

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hard border which would equate to

disaster to the peace process

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without moving onto the next, they

will veto any steps for a hard

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border before they, talks can move

forward. So Theresa May and David

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Davis are in a difficult situation

of how they move the talks forward

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and Brexit is just stuck in the mud.

Liam Fox saying it has to happen the

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other way around, first bought out

the trade deal and then we will

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decide what the border needs to be.

The problem we have here is because

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of this desperate wish on behalf and

I think everybody, even those do not

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support Brexit, for it to be a

success, they are trying to expedite

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things through without them being

seen properly in place. " From Liam

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Fox in the Telegraph is we don't

want there to be a hard border. But

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the UK is going to be leaving the

customs union and the single market.

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Well, if you do that, there is

probably going to be a hard border.

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Unless you have it in the Irish Sea

and then that is of concern to the

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unions.

And you know, they are still

keeping this government in place at

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the moment, in particular you know

we have the schisms between Tory

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party over Brexit, between the Ken

Klark Quinn or whatever, but it have

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to be that big and there is a

minority legislation to put the

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administration down, there is all

sorts of things that are going on

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and we are in a ridiculously narrow

timeframe for this to be sorted out,

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we are looking at leaving the EU

effectively in March 2019 we are

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talking about deadlines being this

time next year. That isn't very

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long. We have wasted six months

after the trigger of Article 50

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without getting anywhere.

Let's look

at the FT, Saudi crown prince

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delivers pledged of ridding the

world of Islamist terrorism.

It is a

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busy man at the moment! Having got

rid of all of the corrupt people in

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Saudi Arabia...

Or asking them to

pay a few quick to make the charges

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go away.

And put them in a nice

hotel while they are at it, which is

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lovely, but had been someone who was

the crown prince has decided people

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on Islington are some. So he's

basically said we will take on the

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Shia because we are Sony and there

are essentially old schisms between

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the two wings of Islam being played

out on a geopolitical basis.

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Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudis do

with the Iranians because they are

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sheer, that by the Qatari survey as

it -- accused of bankrolling Islamic

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State they were grabbed the Sony

states which is Iraq and Syria,

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Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and Prince

Salman says we see its defeat in

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many countries, we are tracking down

terrorism, we will pursue it until

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it is completely gone from the

surface of the earth. It is rather

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apocalyptic language.

But other

politicians from other countries

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have said similar. If you push it

down it pops up somewhere else.

And

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of course it would be wonderful if

we could get rid of that and as it

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says is the story, this is in the

context of the absolute the

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horrendous attack on a mosque in

Egypt on Friday. The worrying thing

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is he is taking a much more

progressive stance, ' is, at home,

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but also in verities -- is Martin

says, it will affect all of the

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satellite states and I think it must

be very worrying, especially if you

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have Donald Trump and here's sort of

Middle East International policies,

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it is very disconcerting, if Saudi

Arabia will be suddenly more

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assertive on a regional level.

Finally, the Daily Telegraph, armed

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forces lose out to cyber war. This

is traditional personnel not getting

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the funding that they may be a

hoping for.

Yes, and the shortfall

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is £2 billion. This is the new twist

on an old story. The MoD has always

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complained about not having enough

money and the Defence Secretary has

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always had to ask for more money

than the Chancellor. It actually, --

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but actually the National Security

adviser is saying that the extra

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money is needed to tackle cyber

terrorism which is true, there is a

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huge threat from Russia and

elsewhere.

Except if we are asking

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for trips elsewhere.

This is the

issue being raised and it is a big

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test, just a few weeks into the

tenure of Gavin Williams, the new

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Defence Secretary, more

interestingly, Michael Fallon of

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erstwhile Defence Secretary, has

already said he will speak up about

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this. Didn't have the opportunity

for the previous two years, you may

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ask, but there you go. There are

issues and the funding of the

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defence forces is a big one.

That is

it for the papers. Please observe

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the conveyor belt. We got their path

the midpoint of the circle.

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Don't forget, you can see the front

pages of the papers online

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on the BBC News website.

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It's all there for you, seven days

a week, at BBC.co.uk/papers,

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and if you miss the programme any

evening, you can watch it

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later on BBC iPlayer.

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Thank you, Martin and Jane.

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