23/12/2017 The Papers


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And the Prime Minister has released

a Christmas message,

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thanking the Armed Forces.

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Theresa May says British troops

are making the world safer

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by combating terrorism

at home and abroad.

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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 Evening Standard

columnist, Rosamund Urwin,

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and the Telegraph's women's

editor, Claire Cohen.

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Very good of you to be here at this

time of year. We at grateful.

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Tomorrow's front pages:

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The Observer reports that children

from poor families

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are more likely to need

emergency treatment

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for conditions like asthma

and diabetes

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compared to their

wealthier counterparts.

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The Sunday Times says that

Theresa May will abandon

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a manifesto pledge to overturn

the ban on foxhunting

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in the new year.

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The Mail on Sunday details how

the British Army is spending

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millions of pounds of

taxpayers' money to scrap

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its 'Be the Best' motto,

because of fears it's elitist.

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Britain's christmas food and drink

exports are at all time high

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according to the Sunday Express,

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with Brexit a main

catalyst the paper says.

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Staying with Brexit,

the Sunday Telegraph reports

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how Boris Johnson and Michael Gove

have criticised HMRC

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for placing large tax bills

on individuals who donated

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to the Leave campaign.

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Amanda is in charge tonight. Nine

stories for you. We will be quick.

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She always does this, she is very,

very keen. A gap between the rich

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and poor, spending more time in a

and E.

This is a study by a trust

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which is found that children from

poor families are more likely to

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appear at A&E than their

counterparts. Asthma and diabetes

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are the two mentioned in the

Observer. It isn't telling. It is a

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story about child poverty, really.

Asthma, parents will likely to

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smoke, more air pollution and

diabetes also related to diet.

We

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are used to have reports about life

expectancy affected by where you

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live but this is about children.

The

gap is there even in childhood.

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There is a link to another page, a

dog by saying that he sees Ricketts,

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something we hoped we no longer saw.

It is usually to do with diet, lack

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of vitamin D de or calcium and that

is worrying if children are getting

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a disease that a diet could prevent.

And spending time outside.

That

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tends to be more in adults. But this

is normally about diets but also not

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being outside also stop you seeing

illnesses in children that frankly

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should not be seen in one of the

richest countries in the world.

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There are been a resurgence as in

other Victorian diseases. Scarlet

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fever, an epidemic recently of

whooping cough. It seems like we are

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going backwards.

One of the things

they flag is that experts are saying

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that cuts to school nursing is a

problem. Nurses at schools might

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seek things early on. So it could be

treated far faster if diagnosed

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earlier. They also mentioned

austerity being an issue.

The deputy

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PM 's allies plotted to discredit

me, Damian Green was sacked this

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week and this is Katie Boulter be --

Kate Maltby.

And media onslaught to

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discredit her. Some evidence handed

to the enquiry and, obviously,

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concluded this week with Damian

Green no longer being Deputy Prime

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Minister. It was a sacking but it

was called the resignation. It was

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one of those. She obviously was very

badly treated by certain newspapers.

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It was a very vicious some of the

things written about her and the

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allegations.

It would make women

think twice about speaking up.

It

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was very brave of her to speak up

and it took real gumption and she

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said she did that the spat other

women come forward as well and even

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any suggestion of a smear against at

a time when we are in the midst of

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the sexual harassment scandal in

Westminster and further is really

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unhelpful.

The Sunday Times, Theresa

May ditches hunting the back animal

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rights. This is a change of attack.

There was scant to be an overturning

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and now it seems to have

disappeared.

It is the end of year

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we brand. A brand and possible

reshuffle. She is seeking to

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perpetrate the Conservatives as a

caring party, the end of the nasty

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party and they suggest it might be a

move to try and attract younger

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voters. Which, of course, is

something Labour did very

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successfully.

Downing Street is also

in the night, no vote that could

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change the policy schedule in the

session of Parliament.

That is

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interesting that it clear is

something the Tories are worried

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about. We saw earlier this year a

story that ended up not really being

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true. What it was, mentioned down in

this piece, is that essentially

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there was an issue with whether

animals were sent in and it looks

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like the EU legislation would be

repealed and not replace. They are

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obviously concerned that for the

Tory brand, it looks rather toxic.

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They were surprised by how much

weight was given to that story and

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how angry people were about it.

Let's move on to the financial pages

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to the Mail on Sunday the top

40,000,000-dollar incentive. For

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Toys "R" Us bosses. There are

hundreds of staff in some of the UK

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stores who are likely to be out of a

job.

I should not think of this

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story will win them many fans. They

have agreed to a last-minute deal

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with creditors to save the business

but it looks like a third may still

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lose their job in this country. As

this report, Toys "R" Us will hand

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out $40 million to 17 US bosses

which is incredible, really, that

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they could be lining their pockets

at a time when the business is in

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such trouble in this country.

The

pension fund said there is a big

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deficit and you need to put 9

million in it and they have come to

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an arrangement that money will be

put in but over a number of years.

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The bankruptcy protection was filed

earlier this year. They essentially

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have to be approved in court and the

strange bit of it is that actually

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it is... They are saying that is not

entirely up to us and the court has

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had a say in it. When you have a

situation where people at Christmas,

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worried they will lose their job,

all these stores are going to close

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and at the same time having a

visit...

Is because of the different

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jurisdictions? That is happening in

the State.

I not quite sure about

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that but I think it is to do with

the way it American bankruptcy

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detection works. This would not

happen here if those decisions would

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have panned over in the same way but

we still have pay-outs when people

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lose their jobs to bosses.

Ministers, this is a follow-up from

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a story that the Telegraph broke

yesterday regarding inheritance tax

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demands which is how donations from

private individuals to the

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referendum campaigns are being

regarded by HMRC and now they

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getting a big bill.

If you are

individual, an entrepreneur, the

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story says, you donate to a

political campaign all party did not

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pay tax on it seems that is not

going to be the case for the EU

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referendum on a number of

individuals being slapped with tax

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on the back of that. They're using a

slightly obscure inheritance tax lot

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to do that thing of diminishing

their estate by contributing to

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referendum campaigns.

Michael Gove

thinks this is a terrible thing to

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happen to these plucky individuals.

To be fair, the rout Remainer donors

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as well. There is one remain donor

mentioned here so it is not just

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happening to the leave camp but it

is fair to say, a lot of people that

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bankrolled the Leave campaign were

wealthy individuals are supposed to

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businesses and organisations.

The

express, page two, US General,

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prepare for war with Russia. This is

General Robert Mellor who has the

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quote of the night.

Yes, we allowed

to say that? A big fight. The US and

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Russia against a wall. It is quite

an extraordinary story, really. He

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told this to US Marines as he

visited them fall Christmas at a

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base in Norway any says that.

The

counterpart in Russia, particularly

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over cyber warfare and maybe taking

the cables that run across the

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Atlantic which could cut off

millions and millions of businesses.

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It is interesting. These are

fighting words. He went on to say

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that an informational fight and

political fight echoing what Boris

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was saying about the UK is willing

and able to respond to cyber

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attacks. Fighting talks on two

fronts.

An interesting question

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about what warfare would look like

in the future. It will not be people

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fighting...

Cutting table...

Economic warfare. The immediate one

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is that cyber warfare by other

things could happen at that we

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cannot envisage which will mean

troupe not fighting.

Subterfuge.

It

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could look very different, world War

three.

The Mail on Sunday,

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surrender- the army is giving up its

bid the best motto.

We are told it

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is deemed noninclusive and elitist

so the army's top brass is dishing

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this motto because it is not

attracting the right people to the

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army. Saying it is frightening off

recruits. The army doesn't need to

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attract more diverse people but, at

a time when it is in crisis and

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needs to save £20 million, to be

spending millions changing the

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letterhead is not seem viable.

We

did the same a few years ago with

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our logo. It is extraordinary how

much these things cost.

One wonders,

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who does it end up with? Cannot

imagine it is people deemed the most

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deserving of courses. It is at a

time when the army faces such

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enormous cuts as well in all sorts

of ways. It does seem like not the

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wake to be spending cash.

Superstar

today on the Sunday express. 40

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million hit the sales early.

Terrible. An enormous shopping date

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shock. An estimated £1.67 billion...

How do they work that out? I

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actually have not done all my

Christmas shopping.

You will have a

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busy day tomorrow.

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The great thing is that the majority

of the money

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The great thing is that the majority

of the money was spent on High

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Street, not online.

Actual physical

shops. Aren't you too late to buy

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online? Oh, not for sale is not for

Christmas presents.

And at the

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beginning of the market was down 10%

and everyone was worried so it

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actually brilliant news the high

street.

You can spend it twice, you

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need to spend it today or after

Christmas but you may get some

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bargains. Take your sharp elbows

with you. Let's finish with the

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express. Eat, drink and be merry.

Why? Good news, easy, convenient

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answer to a obesity is on the way!

If this story is to be believed, an

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injection has been invented, we are

told, or it has been invented by

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university in Israel, that can stop

the sites that usually turn flat

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into, our bodies burn them instead,

so the trial has been successful and

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that could be on the market in two

years. Sir we can eat all the mince

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pies we want.

We shouldn't applaud

this, should we?

We should show

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restraint. Except we do exist in a

culture where there is food

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everywhere the whole time and I

think we need to address culture to

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make it easier for people, and also

so much is unhealthy and packed with

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sugar and all sorts of things, it

makes it hard, I can see the need

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for a magic cure and we will wait

and see...

We don't need new years

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resolution, we can just have an

injection.

That is the papers.

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Rosamond, Claire, good to see you,

thank you for coming in and a happy

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Christmas and New

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