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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 broadcaster David Davies

and journalist Dina Hamdy.

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Not a journalist, political analyst,

I'm so sorry. Let's get it right

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shall we? We'll be talking cricket

later and Dina will hopefully learn

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a lot from David.

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The Times reports that

the best-paid family doctors

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can earn up to seven

hundred thousands pounds.

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The Telegraph reports

that the minister

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for the constitution has accused

Jeremy Corbyn of trying

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to rig the election.

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The I leads with a

suggestion that drunk

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revellers should be treated in,

what is described as, 'drunk tanks'

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rather than our hospitals.

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The Guardian leads with an MP

warning social media giants they

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could face sanctions if they

continue to stall Parliament.

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The Daily Mail's front page

covers a study suggesting

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Britain has a growing problem

with addiction to

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prescription drugs.

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The Financial Times says worldwide

merger and acquisitions

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surpassed three trillion dollars

this year

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The Mirror is launching

a campaign to end

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charges in hospital carparks.

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The Sun reports UK supermarkets will

start selling bacon that doesn't

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have harmful added nitrates. The

Daily Telegraph headline, got been

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trying to rig the election. A

minister calling for an attempt to

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block boundary reforms an affront to

democracy. Daesh Parliamentary

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boundary changes are always, always

controversial. Another set is

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scheduled for 2018. Most observers

think were they to be introduced to

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balance up the size of

constituencies, at the moment we

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have some constituencies with 51,000

voters and other constituencies with

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90,000 voters. The idea is proposals

will cut the number of MPs from 650

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to 600. And balance... Most

constituencies around 70,000. That's

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the idea. Surprise surprise, the

party that would be more likely to

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lose out on this would be the Labour

Party. Surprise surprise the Labour

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Party are opposed, are likely to

oppose, the changes. Actually the

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truth is that in the past you can

find other parties, big parties, one

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might even say, that have opposed...

What could you mean?

Some remember

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boundary changes in the 1970s and

80s. They make a difference to the

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lives of people whose seats

disappear. A certain seat in

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Islington under likely changes might

disappear. It might seek the current

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MP, Jeremy Corbyn. That is why it is

inevitable there will be opposition.

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Having said that, the background to

this was it all came into the

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limelight. After the MP scandal. The

Tories had a majority then. Nothing

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could have stopped them from doing

the boundaries, finishing it off.

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And they didn't. Because it would

have been counterbalanced at that

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stage by introducing the

proportional voting system which

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they were not keen on. There is that

element to it.

Let's look at the i.

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Facebook and Twitter warned over

inquiry into fake news. Not being

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very forthcoming with the

information required of them.

It's

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astonishing that they have been

asked to hand over similar

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information in the US. Eventually

they did handover to Congress huge

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amounts of data. They are

effectively snowballing and ignoring

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the parliamentary committee here.

Now they are being threatened with

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sanctions, not specified what

exactly sanctions will be. But it is

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going to be perhaps targeting the

revenue, the advertising, and it

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could really hurt.

The suggestion is

that Russian misinformation, as it's

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described, was allowed on these

sites.

They've had a very bad

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Christmas, the social media

companies. I mean yesterday they got

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a bit of a battering from a former

president, Obama, in this

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conversation with Prince Harry. And

today they are getting a bit of a

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battering from Mr Damian Collins,

the chairman of the select

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committee, that is looking into all

this. I mean, for me, they are the

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victims of their own success, you

can argue. They haven't been very

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forthcoming and they haven't been

very helpful to a committee. As

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Deena has just said, what a select

committee in the House of Commons

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can do about all of this, they have

no direct powers. Yes, they're

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advertising could be affected. It

remains to be seen whether that can

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and will actually happen.

The

Financial Times, EU set for new test

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of popular sport of Italy gears up

for election in March. March four,

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this is. Another and establishment

party is doing extremely well.

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Indeed, this is called 5-star. It

was formed by a comedian in the past

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and is now doing rather well. But

Italy is heading for, yes, as you

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say, a general election. An

unpredictable outcome, everybody

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says. A hung parliament is the

likeliest outcome. Then we'll be

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back to the good old days of Italian

politics, when it was instability.

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The most extraordinary thing about

this story in the Financial Times is

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that icy a name, Silvio Berlusconi.

He of the Bongo Bongo Land two is.

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On another comeback. How old is Mr

Berlusconi now?

God only knows. This

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particular party is

antiestablishment in a different

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way, not anti-immigration, just

antiestablishment and

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environmentally, a bunch of

environmental activists. It isn't

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similar to Ukip.

It isn't bad news

for the EU. Any instability is bad

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for you.

Silvio Berlusconi is 81. He

doesn't look it I don't know why.

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You might say that, I couldn't

possibly comment.

A little help...

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The daily Mirror is where we will go

next. It has launched a campaign to

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axe hospital parking tax on the

sick. At times these are extremely

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expensive parking charges. That

people have to pay if they want to

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go as patients or visitors. - it

isn't the Mirror that has launched

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the campaign, it was Mr Corbyn who

initially proposed it in May of this

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year when he called it a tax on

serious illness. He would fund it by

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raising insurance tax on private

health care. Some of these nurses

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and health care practitioners pay up

to £100 a month in parking. Leading

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to... Causing some nurses to rush

out between shifts to change their

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parking lot so they wouldn't be

fined. Plus of course families of

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the sick.

I would like to hear

somebody justify the level of these

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charges. Because whatever they were

when they started, they have reached

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ridiculous levels in certain parts

of the country, dare I say it, in my

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own neck of the woods, in the West

Midlands, there are people who go

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for cancer treatment that can last

all day who are paying fortunes to

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park the car or the family car in

these car parks. The NHS is supposed

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to be free at the point that you

receive it.

Staying with the daily

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Mirror, -13 Celsius. Big freeze.

Snow chaos. Coldest night. This is

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the problem, the next morning of the

ice which is so treacherous

it's

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easy to be critical sitting here in

a nice one television studio.

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Despite the fantastic efforts of the

gritters, and I here we have more

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these days than we've ever had

before, and others, how we cope with

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the winter weather in this country

is, frankly, not our greatest

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achievement, because year after year

we go through all of this and we

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have all the why can't we do better?

By the way we can't afford it. It

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doesn't happen so often. The reality

is, hundreds of people in 2017,

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2018, stranded at an airport

overnight. Some old, some young. Is

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it acceptable.

Isn't it because we

don't have enough of it often enough

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to be geared up for it? In a place

like...

We don't give it a priority.

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We don't. We should do. The gritters

have done a fantastic job, worked

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really hard. For those of us stuck

for four and a half hours yesterday

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as an airport in Europe, we may be

worked up about this at the moment.

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But honestly we come back and we see

all those lorries on the A14, not

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some minor road, the A14. Clearly

not gritted in television pictures.

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How is that defensible? I've never

seen you so vexed!

Is spent six

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hours in the airport.

I thought that

would have taken the wind out of

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your sails but no. To the Telegraph.

Asked Doctor Google before your GP.

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That's what I was going to say. Not

a month ago I was reading the exact

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opposite, that you would be told off

by the GP if you go in and know what

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is wrong with you. Now you're told

please stay at home at all costs

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unless it's really serious, then the

last resort is to see a GP. It's

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very strange.

It tells you how

stretched they are.

Seek help from a

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reputable, reputable online service.

Some of us know when we go online

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with some little injury or whatever,

I had one not so many months ago, I

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can still remember going online and

being bamboozled by this good

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advice, bad advice, middle advice.

What is it?

I think they mean you

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should go on the NHS website.

I

think they probably do but then you

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could be guilty of something called

to two where you go online and

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think, I've got that and that and

you think you are more ill than you

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are.

Then they should call 111.

They

don't want you doing that either do

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they?

Unless you live where I live

in the West Midlands and you have

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the greatest pharmacist in the whole

world. She advises me and tells me

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what to do. I get on and do it.

They

can often help you.

Straying into

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dangerous territory, talking about

cricket. Before we came... Dina said

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she didn't really get it, we were

trying to explain the rudiments of

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the game. On the front of the times

we have Alastair Cook rising from

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the ashes. What has he done? At

last?

He's scored the highest, made

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the highest score over 200 runs,

20044I think. Not out. Still to go

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in this morning as well. The highest

score by a non-Australian batsmen in

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a Test match at the MCG, the

Melbourne Cricket ground. I'm not

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long back from Australia where I

categorically failed to inspire the

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England team in the Perth Test match

to great heights. The body language

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of the England team and, dare I say

it come off Alastair Cook in that

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match, was awful. It's so wonderful

to see him do this today. And my

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instinct is he will retire pretty

soon. Maybe even at the end of this

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series. He will go down as one of

the great English test batsmen, no

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question.

Why did it take until now?

They've lost the Ashes, they are

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trying to stop the whitewash. They

needed this three weeks ago.

If you

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have the answer to this you wouldn't

be coaching the England cricket

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team.

Why is it called a double

century?

100 runs is a century, he

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got 244, so he got a double century

plus. If you'd got to 300, it would

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be a triple century, have we piqued

your interest?

Indeed. I'm going to

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go back and do some research and

start watching it.

We'll practice.

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Start at 3:30am.

If anybody has a

bat and ball we could have a go in

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the corridor. There is a nice long

corridor, we can try. That is it the

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papers, if you come back with black

eyes, you'll know we didn't manage

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to hit the ball much. Cyberchondria

and David will be back at 11:30pm

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for a second look at the papers

because it is Christmas. -- Dina and

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David will be back.

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