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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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With me is the Deputy political

editor of the Independent,

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Rob Merrick, and the Author

and Broadcaster, Natalie Haynes.

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Welcome. Nice to see you. Tomorrow's

front pages...

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A number of tomorrow's front pages

look ahead to the Prime Minister's

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meeting in Brussels tomorrow.

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The Times writes that a senior

Brussels official says Britain

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and the European Union are "90 %"

towards a deal that would open

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the door for transition and trade

talks on Brexit this month.

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The Independent reports on fears

from MEPs that the future rights

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of EU citizens in the UK and Britons

in the EU are being forgotten

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as a deal gets closer.

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The Express says Theresa May faces

a backbench revolt if she gives more

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concessions to the EU.

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The Financial Times says

the Prime Minister is set

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for a momentous day in Brussels.

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It also reports that there has

been a surge in Swiss

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banks' reporting of suspicious

activity by Saudi clients.

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The Telegraph focuses

on the virtual currency, Bitcoin,

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saying there will be a crack-down

amid concern it is being used

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to launder money and dodge tax.

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Natalie will give a masterclass in

Bitcoin isn't she? She knows more

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than us. That start with Brexit. The

Times, Brexit tilt 90% versus senior

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EU official, unnamed. But obstacles

remain. 90% and yet we've heard

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nothing but problems about the

border between Northern Ireland and

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the Republic of Ireland?

Teams

behind. It's D-Day tomorrow, the

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Prime Minister meets with the

president of the European

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Commission, and if Britain doesn't

satisfy the EU by tomorrow then it's

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made the necessary moves on these

key issues that the talks can't

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progress to transitional deal in

future trade, as you say, the

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biggest stumbling block has been the

Irish border. On Friday the EU may

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clear it would stand united with

Ireland which has insisted Britain

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is not satisfied. About the

inevitable return to a hard border

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if Britain leaves the customs union.

It seems strange we will be 90%

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there if it is not subtle but that's

what the Times has then told.

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There's a desire on all sides to

reach an agreement, you tend to hear

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a clear claim from the Brexiteers

that the EU wants to punish Britain.

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But they want to get into a trade

talks but on its term. Written as a

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concession after concession to get

this far and many more come tomorrow

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to class telling either cross over

the line.

That was the warning from

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the PM today? That pro-Brexit MPs do

not want her to give anything of the

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way.

They are so destructive in

their own party and her negotiating

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stance because it looks like she has

no control over what's happening

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behind her at home while she goes

out to Brussels. The one Saint I

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think they are hoping for is a

vaguely orderly situation is this is

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traditionally the case with EU

negotiations on a larger scale,

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there is no hope at all and then at

3am on the final morning after the

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final night, suddenly people claw

their way to a deal. It means

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everyone can just about walk at home

with a bit of dignity intact, we got

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what we wanted or at least enough.

That's what we have to do, the

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alternative is live in a cave. I'm

not ruling it out.

Don't do that, we

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need you here.

It says something

about the state of the negotiations

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that Britain get into the estate of

discussing our future trading

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arrangements is treated as a

triumph. Even getting to talk about

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trade.

The bar is getting lower and

lower.

Its fumbling to get your pads

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on before you face the fast bowlers.

This is the easy part.

But you're

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supposed to be at the wicket this

month. That was the deal. The

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ospreys to negotiate.

And if we're

not then business will go bonkers.

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They have put in place their

contingency plans to move operations

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out of Britain by the start of next

year if they have no certainty that

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all will be well in the end.

But

look at the Independent. Rob Malik

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has a byline on the front. EU

citizens' rights are at risk.

The

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loss in issue that there are three

divorce issues that the EU said we

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must make progress on. The EU

citizens they said would be the

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priority at the start. When we

picked up on meetings that MEPs have

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had with chief negotiator, there is

a fear that the EU will give way to

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much an EU citizens because as I

said, the EU also wants to talk

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about trade. Some of the issues

about the guarantees that EU

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citizens will have about their

rights will be shunted into the

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second phase of torque. It will be

settled now, -- will not be settled

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now, thoroughly reunification,

children born after Brexit might

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have a different legal status,

overseeing the rights of EU

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citizens, and if they don't, those

citizens will be subject to UK

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immigration law, the Home Office

talked about a hostile environment

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and have started deporting

immigrant. Those fears for EU

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citizens and British citizens in the

EU. But there is no focus on this

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issue and certainly MEPs are worried

that that is being sidelined because

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their focus is on the other two

issues.

This will affect millions of

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people here and across the EU.

It's

always the way with these kinds of

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big macro negotiations that actual

individual human people. Get

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forgotten. While we are discussing

with a border or trade deal might

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look like, that actual people who

don't know whether will be able to

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live or have their children will be

considered citizens. That is a huge

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amount of anxiety for millions of

people to be living with on a daily

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basis. I feel it is one of the few

things it what everyone wants which

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is what people to be OK and Britons

in Europe to be OK. If it were me,

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and I wasn't sure whether I could

stay, that wouldn't be good enough.

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I would be worrying all the time.

And people are choosing not to say

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because of the uncertainty like

businesses. This letter the

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Financial Times. French offer

warship Burts if Marines and up

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marooned by UK defence. What are

they offering?

Rather sweetly,

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everyone is furious about the

negotiations and it looks like we

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may cut our amphibious vessels which

sounds more fun that it is. I think

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not sadly as also was hoping giant

frog. But actually it's about. --

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boats. The Marines might not know

where to train so they might have to

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stay on a French boat and the French

as we desert if you need some

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training room, if you need a rapid

response force to be trained and

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ready to go, we have boats they can

go on. It remains to be seen what

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they then observe on if we've got

rid of amphibious vessel.

What do

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you use when you need to use them

the real?

A place for following

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goes?

Camouflage they hope.

That is

a heron isn't it. Camouflage them

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and go

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we have three capable boats so

different. They have

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anthropomorphised the boat. The

skill of these particular vessel.

We

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have two presumably boats but we

might get rid of them. It is sport

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and HMS Albion. If it wasn't for

Brexit and Damian Green pawn

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allegations, falling out with Donald

Trump over the collapse of the NHS,

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the social mobility crisis, this

would be a crisis facing Theresa May

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because backbenchers are furious

about defence cuts. They are worried

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about them and I can only imagine

the worries and response of those

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backbenchers and then let it is the

French who might come to our rescue.

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I don't think that will improve

their mood.

It smacks of those

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concerns about having some kind of

EU wide military force dozens at?

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Which are entirely against, it

seemed to be the case months ago

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when the referendum is being done.

And if we don't have somewhere else

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to put our Marines, we have to put

them somewhere. If they can't wander

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around on demand...

We spend our

entire budget on Trident of course.

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It's a deterrent, Rob. A deterrent.

State the facts.

Samurai.

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That's an opinion isn't it group.

And people don't agree with it. Not

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my opinion. The i. Pensioners face

poverty time bomb. This is hot on

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the heels of mass resignation of the

board of the social mobility.

One in

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five, let's stop for a minute,

there's 14 million people. That is

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an enormous number. People who are

now at 60%, is that now poverty

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killing a median earnings.

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It's an enormous number of people

living in the charity and it doesn't

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look like it will get better. The

numbers or we we have seen this

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weekend is that people will not buy

property, they will rent through

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their pension years and rents will

not go down. The housings cost will

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stay much higher than traditionally.

They will pay off their mortgage

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before the Messiah. -- not

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value is useful if you downsize but

if you don't have a house you can't.

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Children are caught up particularly

in this.

The warning about

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pensioners might be more surprised.

There are lots warnings there will

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be an explosion in child poverty but

pension poverty has been the great

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success of the last decade. To go

into reversal in that would be

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particularly depressing. I am less

surprised to read about children in

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poverty and as the foundation points

out, one of the reasons is the four

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year freeze on benefits, including

tax the introduction of Universal

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Credit, these are the policies that

Theresa May inherited from her

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predecessor and which he's done

nothing to change. That is one of

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the reason why Alan Milburn and his

team have had enough. When it comes

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to try to highlight the problems and

improving social mobility, they see

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the direction it is going rate is

going to make lots of people poorer.

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The Daily Telegraph, stretch your

legs, Treasury targets Bitcoin

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criminals. Tell us briefly about

Bitcoin.

Bitcoin is crypto currency,

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you can spend online without people

necessarily knowing who you are like

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a debit or credit card which are

attached your name and address.

It

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doesn't exist in notes and coins.

There is not somewhere a little

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electronic coin. It is more like a

commodity because it is created by

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people coding. Difficult and

complicated coding which encrypts

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the transaction and the reward for

that is a small fraction of a

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Bitcoin and by doing the thing that

makes the currency usable you

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acquire a small matter of the

currency. Does it make sense?

Yes.

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That was a clever explanation.

I

short listed for the transmission

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buys, Jamie Butler was like a

excellent book the .net.

That's

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weird showing.

I've read a difficult

book.

Another is a criminal concern

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about it.

There has always been.

It's on the front page of the Daily

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Telegraph.

It's mainly used to going

to launder money, buy drugs and

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dodge tax.

The three main groups.

The Telegraph has uncovered the

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Treasury plan to target Bitcoin and

plans to regulate it. Amendments to

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regulation to make sure the digital

currencies have to go through the

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same text as normal currency. What

strikes me is its this information

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was buried in a recent written

parliamentary answer from the

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Treasury. Last month. It seems that

the government does not want to

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boast about these plans to

regulate...

Keep quiet.

Not sure how

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confident they are. I gather it will

be an EU wide arrangement so there's

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a quote from the Treasury expect

these negations did include at EU

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level, 2017-2018. I went affect us

for very long then. That will be

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depending on whether we crashed out

with a deal or not.

Final one, daily

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Star. All roads lead to Brexit.

Strictly Alex in a race hate them

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down. Alexandra Burke finished joint

top of the leaderboard in strictly

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but...

Found herself in the dance

off miserably because it's an

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ongoing accusation that has dog

strictly over the years that viewers

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tend not to vote for the contestants

who are not white. It's not always

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true, Alesha Dixon one and last year

had a winner, but Alexandra Burke is

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an excellent dancer and has always

been an excellent dancer, so some

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people perhaps not voting for her

because they are certainly some

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people are not voting for her --

because they are racist, who knows?

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Others attacked Debbie McGee because

she is not a trained dancer, she is

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also 59, it seems quite small. I

don't get caught up in the previous

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training because many people on

strictly have previous training but

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I fraught that lost because I am in

the funereal black.

You can't prove

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this though can you?

Nothing must

add unafraid, and not an expert on

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strictly.

Fortunately we are out of

time, you are safe. The papers will

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be back. That's all for this hour.

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Don't forget all the front pages

are online on the BBC News website

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where you can read a detailed review

of the papers.

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So it away is my pen at you. See you

both at 11:30pm.

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Next, it's Meet the Author.

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