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investigating an alleged plot

for an attack over Christmas.

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A 31-year-old man from

Chesterfield, and a 22-year-old

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man from Sheffield,

will appear before magistrates

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tomorrow.

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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,

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Dina Hamdy.

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To the thank you very much for

coming in.

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-- nice to have you both here.

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Tomorrow's front

pages, starting with...

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The Times, which reports

that the best paid family doctors

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can earn up to £700,000

a year.

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The Telegraph reports

that the Minister

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for the Constitution has accused

Jeremy Corbyn of trying to rig

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the next election by planning

to block proposed reforms

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to constituency boundaries.

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The i leads with a suggestion that

drunk revellers should be treated

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in what it's described

as "drunk tanks", rather

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than our hospitals.

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The Guardian leads with an MP

warning social media

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giants they could face sanctions

if they continue to stonewall

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Parliament over Russian

interference in the Brexit vote.

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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

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to prescription drugs.

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The Financial Times says

worldwide merger and acquisitions

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surpassed $3 trillion

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 that UK

supermarkets will start selling

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bacon that doesn't have

harmful added nitrites.

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Let's start with the Guardian this

time and Facebook was sanctioned

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over Russia in Quarry, not just

Facebook and Twitter as well. They

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have not thought to be complying

with politicians who are looking

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into alleged Russian interference.

No, they are not. They are allegedly

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stonewalling and ignoring the

Parliamentary committee's requests

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for information, when they have

submitted a lot of data to a similar

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congressional hearing in America.

And they are now threatened with

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unspecified sanctions, possibly

where it hurts, their revenue, their

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advertising revenue, and of course

it is very bad PR if they keep being

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hauled in for questioning every now

and then, in front of the

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Parliamentary committee. But I think

the moral of the story for me, for

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my personal opinion, is that their

days of monopoly, without liability,

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unnumbered. I think that they will

not be able to... Attends to the

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mutual platforms for long. They need

to... They will have to clarify

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their algorithms at one point or

another, and how they come up with

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the news and if it has been tweaked

to, they are acting as editors or

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senses.

This is the point, isn't it?

They have always said that, we are

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not publish here, we are not subject

to that sort of regulation, we at

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just a digital platform.

Digital

platform, yeah. Well, I think they

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are going to struggle to maintain

that position and in the middle of

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this Guardian story as well, there

is a line that ministers are

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understood to be concerned by the

company's attitude and could be

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sympathetic to any request for

action, and that it will be very

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interesting to see whether the

government itself takes a line on

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all this. And having been provoked

into it, by Damian Collins's Select

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Committee.

And if you look at it in

Europe, we are rather behind them.

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Germany, for example, it is

Parliament has passed legislation

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that could see these forms, these

giants, fined up to 50 million euros

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if they do not take down hate speech

in a timely fashion.

So much gets

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posted on these sites, and even with

the right will to do it, it would be

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hard to keep track of all that

traffic, wouldn't it?

I think that

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is right and it is very well to sit

as Little Englanders in this

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situation and that is the -- this is

the absolute opposite, of course.

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The evidence, and the way they gave

their evidence, do I compare the

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Football Association which gave some

evidence to the same committee a few

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weeks ago, it was almost an object

lesson in how not to give evidence

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to a Select Committee.

A look at the

Times, snow and ice forecast to

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bring more traffic chaos. Northern

England as well suffers with this

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weather a lot more than we do down

here.

Well, you know, I come from a

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tradition and heritage outside

London, where we sort of don't

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expect much attention unless London

and the south-east sees no. And what

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was that sentence about, that if

London should stay in but the

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northerners should get a big coat.

-- snow. But I mean, this is serious

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stuff, and some of us feel, we

declare our interest that we sat in

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the European airport yesterday for

several hours and we have had an

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apology today, it took 24 hours but

we got it, to get an apology today

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from an airline whose first part of

its name is Easy, and I will leave

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you to fill in the other bits. What

they're doing at the moment is not

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good enough and in 2018, it is not

to say I well, we can't afford to

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help...

It is not a British problem

then, is it?

Well no, it was

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actually a British problem because

at the end of the day, the staff for

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this airline, British, were not able

to get out of England's two get to,

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to come to Europe to bring English

people here.

Thank goodness you

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hear.

Well, I am very relieved to be

here.

Thank you for bringing him to

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us.

Thank you.

It says here that the

revellers were advised to bring

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blankets, torches and shovels, it

does not sound very like a party, it

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sounds like they are going to visit

a refugee camp.

Well, no, you might

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get stuck in the snow. The Daily

Mirror, other MPs have noticed this

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before, axe the hospital parking tax

on the six. It can be very expensive

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if you are at the hospital as a

visitor or a patient. This campaign

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has its origins, I think in Jeremy

Corbyn's proposal in May, where he

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has called it a tax on serious

illness, and it is, people have to

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pay a small fortunes to park their

cars, including not only the family

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of the six what nurses and NHS

practitioners, up to £100 per month.

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And that is just exorbitant.

It did

not used to be this way, did it?

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Well, I think that you are going

back a long way to when it was...

I

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have long memories.

Well, you may

have long memory, perhaps even even

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longer one than me. I don't know is

true, I am certain it isn't. What is

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happening is that charges have got

way, way out of kilter and they have

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got to such a level in places like

the West Midlands that people have

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said enough is enough. Now, it will

be very interesting to see how the

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government reacts, if it reacts at

all, because to actually stop

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hospital trusts from putting up

these charges will need, one

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suspects, legislation.

Yeah, and

there will be a gap of £175 million

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that will need raising to do it. The

Guardian, the back page this time.

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When I am racially abused, I just

want to be alone and left to think

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about it. This is Rhian Brewster,

who is one of the England under 17

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winners and he feels frustrated that

there is not enough action against

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racism by authorities stop loop this

is an extraordinary interview, a

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huge credit to him and the Liverpool

Football Club. I cannot think of

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anything comparable in recent times.

-- this is. With a 17-year-old

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player, who has never actually paid

for the senior team in Liverpool yet

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but he has played for England very

successfully, the England under 17

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team, and he is talking about seven

occasions when he says he has been

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racially abused or witnessed the

same happening 20 Mate. Now, those

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of us who go back to helping the

setting up of the kick-in Out

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campaign using football as a power

to fight racism, there are people

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who think I well, it is all history.

It isn't history and frankly, if you

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think it is history, I recommend you

go to the local park on a Saturday

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or Sunday afternoon in several parts

of the country, and you will still

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see racism. But having said that, I

absolutely sympathise with this and

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somebody, having the guts and the

courage, not least a 17-year-old

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guy, to do this and to say Uefa,

Fifa, you are not doing enough. And

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what isn't of is players walking off

the pitch and grounds being shut,

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that is the only thing people

understand.

Because it is an

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international problem, isn't it?

This young man describes one of his

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teammates being racially abused by

an opposition player, when they were

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playing in Spain.

And in Russia and

elsewhere. I mean, I don't know...

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Do you feel that as you say, you

have got a long memory, do you feel

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that this is a recent phenomenon?

That we could tie to the rise of far

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right populism, for example? That

gives people the room to rent their

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ugly beliefs?

But let me tell you,

it has been there. It is not,

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Margaret Thatcher might have said

this, it is not, might have been

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told this, it is not football's

problem but it is in football. And

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the reality, you can argue that

football has done as much as anybody

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to try and count it and it has been

successful in certain places, but

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England is not the world. England is

not Europe and there is, in eastern

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Europe, dare I say it, and in parts

of the... In Italy, I was on, part

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of a committee where the Italians

used as they do not highlight it

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because you will make it worse, that

was the traditional attitude.

Let's

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go to the Daily Telegraph. Ask

Doctor Google before your GP. I am

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sure that I have read something that

was exactly the opposite.

I have

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read it as well, and you are going

to be told up by your GP for coming

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in and seeming to know what is wrong

with you, and now you are told to do

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exactly the opposite and find out

what is wrong with you and not only

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that, hopefully get treated for you

call on the GP at all.

There are

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several pieces of advice, one is

asking pharmacist. You second that.

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I am a great fan of that. You have

to have confidence in your

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pharmacist, that is true, and I'm

not quite sure who has agreed that

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pharmacist should take on greater

and greater responsibilities.

They

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are highly trained.

Our highly

trained and they are overwhelmingly

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kind, in my experience, kind people

who offered this advice if you ask

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for it, but it is very difficult if

you go to, you know, a pharmacy on

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Euston station and you go into a

busy pharmacy, customers everywhere

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and all the rest of it, and somebody

has got some ailments that they

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don't want to go and see their GP

about, is asking a lot of that

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pharmacist to give particular time

to person after person after person.

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I am surely they would send you to

the doctor if they could not help.

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We have a panda.

She underlined it

three times. I am not taking a panda

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with me. Pandas and politicians are

not happy omens. It was later

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revealed that she meant not love

omens.

This was suggested to

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Margaret Thatcher and we have just

learned about it because of the

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release of the National archives, as

we get at this time of year when

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they are no longer secret and can be

publicised. She thought this was not

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a good idea because it would remind

people of a previous conservative.

I

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fear, DRS say it, that has more to

do with it. -- their ISA it. The

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late Edward Heath brought a

paperback from China. They were a

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big thing at that time. Now I am

happy to say I think they are

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flourishing in key parts of the

world. That era has something to do

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with it. It is extraordinary that it

was such an issue that a former

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Prime Minister should be underlining

it in her private memos.

And that it

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was even secret, all this time.

To

be honest, I don't blame her. You

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don't know what a panda might do.

Sitting next to her eating me

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peanuts. Finally, the Sun. That

saves our Bacon. Fry up and rejoice.

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Rashes are free of cancer chemicals.

All thanks to boffins -- rashers.

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What have they done?

For those of us

who love our Bacon and poached eggs,

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and have done for too many years, it

has probably come too late for me.

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They can without nitrates from the

curing process will be available in

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supermarkets in the new year.

Note

letter in numbers and nitrates -- E

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numbers.

The food industry has a lot

to answer for.

They have listened

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and thanks to the boffins it has all

been dealt with. Get those hangover

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Savages ready.

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That's it for The Papers tonight.

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Thank you David Davies

and Dina Hamdy.

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