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Hello.

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This is BBC News with Nicholas Owen.

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We'll be taking a look at tomorrow

morning's papers in a moment -

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first the headlines at 11:30.

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The government's social mobility

adviser and his team have resigned.

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Former Labour minister Alan Milburn

said the Prime Minister was failing

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in her pledge to build

a "fairer Britain".

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There's growing criticism over

the actions of two former police

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officers who claimed that

pornographic images had been found

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on a work computer of the Cabinet

minister, Damian Green.

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Mr Green has denied looking

at or downloading pornography.

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President Trump has insisted

that the actions of his former

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national security adviser,

Michael Flynn, were lawful -

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but he had to sack him

because he had lied

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to the vice-president and the FBI.

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Brothers Dave and James Franco star

in a movie. Find out what Mark

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Kermode made of it all. In the Film

Review.

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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 economics

commentator & author,

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Dharshini David and the US

Broadcaster and Commentator,

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Charlie Wolf.

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Tomorrow's front pages.

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The Observer leads with news that

Theresa May's social mobility Tsar,

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Alan Milburn, has resigned

in protest against the government's

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policies.

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The Sunday Times goes

with the same story,

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reporting that Mr Milburn accused

ministers of betraying the people

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who voted for Brexit.

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The Mail on Sunday says a Labour

peer has been wrongly claiming

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expenses - the peer says he will pay

some of the money back.

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The Sunday Telegraph

reports on dissent within

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the Conservative Party over

the role EU courts will play

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in the UK after Brexit.

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And the Sunday Express claims

the upcoming royal wedding will lift

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the economy by half a billion pounds

and boost the Uk's diplomatic

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relationship with the United States.

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So let's begin.

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The Observer, may's Social Mobility

Commission wrote to quits. This is

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Alan Milburn and the other three.

For people in total. This is

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disastrous overall. Social mobility

is more then, are you rich or poor?

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It is a case of if you are born

poor, what are your chances of

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moving up the income scale and

sharing in the games we are seeing

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in the country. If you look at the

reports the commission has put out

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over the past few years,

devastating. We know the impact of

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that because when you look at the

vote of the referendum, the people

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that were not actually benefiting

from social mobility are

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disproportionately located in those

areas which voted out. We have

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harissa made coming to power last

year and talking about the fact that

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this should be a country for all,

not just a few -- Theresa May. These

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people are saying, you are not to --

priority in this. It is falling by

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the wayside when you are focusing on

Brexit.

That is slightly the point

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that Brexit is a huge issue and

other things going on at the same

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time. Governments are probably not

on the ball as it should have been.

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A difficult time.

Hadi you

necessarily show -- how old do you

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necessarily show that confidence. It

is an important concept. It is the

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American dream. When we had people

dropping out of the job market and

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not wanting to go back in, that was

considered dropping out of the

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American dream. This is a country

very similar in environment, desire

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and ability, to be able to invent

something.

The Prime Minister

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quoting about America are saying

average earnings there remain flat

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over the last 30 years. The point

is, this is not just a UK

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phenomenon.

It shouldn't just be a

bout of money, by the way. It is

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getting people into jobs.

Ultimately, it is about money. These

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people have seen profits, profits

have grown over the last 30 years in

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America, as they have here but wages

have not kept in line. These people

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are not going to be getting their

fair share of the pie and therefore,

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for Mrs May, this is a disaster. If

you are qualified to make these

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people 's lives better, are you

going to make it better by...

We

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must make the point it is not just

Alan Milburn, it is the commission

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including Gillian Shephard, Baroness

Shephard. The Sunday Telegraph, we

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are talking about Trump's joy. Quite

a torturous is less, getting this

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legislation...

Even with his own

party. It is not necessarily what he

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wanted, not the full measure. But

that said, it is something and

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considering the last thing this was

done is 31 years ago and if you look

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at the American tax system, it is so

complicated. The left -- legislation

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takes up volumes. For those

complaining about the rich not

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paying tax, one of the reasons why

is it you have that many regulations

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and the taxes that higher, it keeps

you out of the tax game.

The

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corporation tax in America dropped

from 35 to 20%.

The highest

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corporation tax of...

One of the

highest. It is quite a risk because

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what you are saying is you are

taking a gamble and if you will

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convince more companies to stay put

in the US and pay tax there.

That is

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the thing about the more revenue you

get when you reduce tax.

I know him

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personally.

What individuals will

say that and say, what about us?

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This is the word I was having

trouble with last hour, prosperity.

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If you can bring in prosperity,

everyone benefits. The economy under

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Jimmy Carter, the mess. And then

Ronald Reagan.

That's debatable.

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This guy talks about jobs. He is not

just about rich and taxes. He is

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dedicated to... His line is that why

would you do anything to stand in a

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way of some of who wants to hire

people. Killam you are assuming that

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the lower tax rate means that you

use the money to create more jobs

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and not just pass on to

shareholders. -- EU are assuming.

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What we are seeing is it does go to

shareholders. -- you are assuming.

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There is a big picture of two reason

may looking very worried and who

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could blame her? There is Donald

Trump. He is coming on February 20

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six.

Is that why she is looking

worried?

Not too many miles from

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here, there is American embassy. The

idea is that if all this goes to

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plan, it will be ready around that

date. This could be a very

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interesting thing.

We have had

people protesting before, Reagan,

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whatever was going in the same days.

The same with Bush senior.

This is a

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bit different to that.

I think it is

a shame. I know there are people

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that have opinions about him. He is

not the average president but he is

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still the President of the United

States.

When he went to France, they

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are notorious about making

themselves heard there. It was

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peaceful.

People don't protest on

Friday.

There hears, re- tweeting

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Britain first. -- Britain First.

That woman mayor, Theresa May, if

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you are applying for a visa, you had

to apply with British values and

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that includes fairness, equality and

tolerance of other religions.

We are

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going slightly backwards but I take

the point entirely. As a back to the

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Sunday Telegraph. -- let's go back.

What do we make of this? Tories at

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war over European judges. This is

arguing that we might actually stick

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with this particular... European

Court of Justice.

Which is, to be

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fair, separate from the European

Union but that said, it is still

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essentially foreign judges who could

be reviewing and pronouncing on

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British law. It is part of the deal.

Obviously Theresa May has a meeting

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tomorrow with Jean-Claude Juncker

and he is president of the

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commission. A federalist through and

through. He was a stronger, deeper,

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more integrated Europe which drive

myself crazy and others. We have had

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a battle going on of trying to get

the negotiating stages of getting

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out and working out how much it will

cost. Now there is the thought it

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could cost us something far more

valuable than money and that is what

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I consider to be independent.

Sovereignty through the law. This is

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an attack on her perceived attitudes

from Iain Duncan Smith.

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Obviously you are a sceptic as well.

He would be the person to fire this

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warning. It depends which side of

the debate you are on. If you think

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this is necessarily a disaster or

not.

Most people who voted to leave

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the European Union, immigration and

so on, but forming our own laws and

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so on...

As far as we are concerned,

nothing overrules the US

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Constitution and to me it is the

mark of sovereignty. If you can't

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create your own laws, what are you?

Quickly on to the Observer. Roy

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Hattersley, very much identified as

on the left of the Labour Party. Now

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he realises this new outfit momentum

is causing trouble.

For him to say

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this is quite a moment. He is saying

there are various examples and that

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there are members who are trying to

unseat MPs and councillors who are

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seen as being moderate and move the

party to the left. As we were saying

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before, if you are a fan of having

debate even within parties,...

It is

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the radical left. This is the

Corbynistas.

And members of the

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Watford party who sit on the bench,

it is strong links to make.

The

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party came back and said, no, you

will shortlist this person.

Momentum

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on the margin.

If we are to believe

this article, of course. This is

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just two examples. It would appear

that there are some claims in this

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particular seats and that is what

happening.

And that all --

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Hattersley is saying it is time to

fight back.

Strong words indeed.

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This story is next to the one on the

front page of the Of server about

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two reason they and social mobility

and how this proves that this shows

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her party in disarray. -- Theresa

May.

Let's go something nice. What

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to you think? The Mail on Sunday

says Megan -- Meghan Markle's unseen

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family photo album. You approve of

this excitement as looking in as an

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American person?

I was talking

yesterday and a green room and I

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could be home in the state and 80

steel about Diana and Charles. "What

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Those people did to that poor girl!

" That is still forefront in their

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mind. This is an American and she

has a multi-ethnic background, she

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is young, she is American, she is an

actress, she wears modern clothes. I

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am sure they will be over the moon.

What we don't hear so much and we

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have heard about all those aspects

of her, this is a woman who mastered

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in international relations. She has

experience as an Abasand Darfur

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charity. She is well qualified. She

has a professional side. -- she is

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an ambassador for charity.

We have

got to stop. That is if the papers

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this hour. Thank you to you both.

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