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if not impossible,

in the worst-affected areas.

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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 Jason Beattie,

Head of Politics at the Daily Mirror

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and Tim Stanley from

the Daily Telegraph.

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Tomorrow's front pages.

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Thank you for coming in. Thank you

for staying.

I have nowhere else to

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go.

We do have two Barbie doll. --

bar the door. The front pages...

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And it's Saturday Knight Fever

for the Daily Mirror,

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which focusing on Bee Gee Barry Gibb

becoming a 'Sir' in the New Year

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Honours List.

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While it's the ballerina turned

Strictly Come Dancing judge

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Darcy Bussell picked

by the Daily Telegraph

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to grace its front page.

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She's been made a Dame

in the Honour's List.

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The paper's main story

is about conflicting advice given

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to drivers about whether or not

they can use Satnav apps

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on their mobile phones.

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The Daily Mail has both Barry Gibb

and Darcy Bussell on its front page,

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but its main report is that banks

have shut 800 branches

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across the country this year.

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The Times headlines that travel

firms are misleading holidaymakers

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with claims of cheap deals,

which the paper reports are not

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as good a discount as

the marketing suggests.

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The weekend edition

of the Financial Times leads

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on the rallying of stock

markets around the globe,

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reporting that the FTSE

All World Index has seen its biggest

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increase since 2009.

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We begin with the new Year Honours,

which have only been released

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officially in the last hour or so.

We have been speaking to some of the

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happy recipients. The Daily Mirror

has Saturday night Fever, because

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Barry Gibb is getting a knighthood

perhaps with others who are long

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overdue. Why are you laughing?

I

only just noticed the pun.

It is a

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tragedy.

LAUGHTER.

It is so lovely to drag you into

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2018. Anyway, a marvellous picture

you have picked on the front. Also,

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Darcey Bussell, she is on the

Guardian, looking completely

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magnificent when she were still

dancing, of course, she is maybe not

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so well-known to a loss of people

until she became a judge on

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Stickley. And you have an of that.

It is not even a Bee Gees song. My

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gags are off as well.

You are all

over the place.

Keeping with the

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honours system, I think,

conceptually, on the one hand it has

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become more meritocratic since the

1960s, there is a certain element of

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celebrity culture entered into it.

On the other hand, because of the E

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on the end of it, it feels a bit old

world. Which I like. Culturally,

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something is starting to Jahr about

the two things. Some people, when

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they do feel resentment, certain

people are getting awards, I think

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that has to do with it. Our focus is

upon the famous people, Ringo Starr,

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Jillie Cooper, but lots and lots of

people who are not well known we'll

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get it to their working charity.

And

you prefer that.

You are trying to

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get a controversy out of me.

I am

not.

Some people don't deserve it. I

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thought about it and that was a bit

mean-spirited. There are lots of

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elements of celebrities like you

aware of. Jillie Cooper writes a

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racy, saucy books which my mum

rates, but on the other hand she

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also is very good on animal rights

and welfare and she probably

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deserves in a word -- and what

about. -- an award for that. Come

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back to me in 12 minutes and I will

have a witty Bee Gees pardon.

Will

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you keep taking part in the paper

review while you do it. Maybe it

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will be down to you. Thank goodness

you are here.

We will talk about the

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papers a bit more. I have a slight

issue about who gets honours and who

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doesn't. It is very much behind

closed doors. A loss of interference

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goes on. They get handed out to MPs.

Nick Clegg gets one.

He was Deputy

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Prime Minister.

He also misled

people over tuition fees.

And he

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didn't, he was in coalition.

He said

he would not and he did. What does

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it mean about trust in politics when

they come out the other side and get

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this automatic gong? It mars it for

those deserving winners.

It is

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always a subjective judgement. It is

based upon a slightly invisible

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system of suggestion and nomination.

And some favours and be cronies.

How

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should it be done?

There is tension

between it being a monarchical

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institution and on the other hand

Democratic, if you did it completely

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openly, a completely different set

of people would get the awards, but

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it would lose some of that

connection with charity. You might

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see people getting awards to a

different group of people find

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objectionable.

Should it be a public

vote?

That is terrible. Sometimes

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the wrong people when it.

But only

in your opinion.

Many people get it.

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I lot of people who should be

awarded but who were not well known

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for what they do or who are shy and

would not want to talk about it...

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Do you think tax a club like Ringo

Starr should get one.

You presume

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that I know anything.

You assume I

know who Ringo Starr is.

There was

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this bad in the 1960s. He banged

things.

Was he the walrus

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this bad in the 1960s. He banged

things.

Was he the walrus?

Shall we

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move on? Adonis quits calling

Theresa May be voice of UKIP. This

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is Lord Adonis. By sharing the

infrastructure -- tearing the

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infrastructure commission, he served

as a Labour transport Secretary

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stability for that he was a LibDem

and before that a journalist. He

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said that his views have not

changed. He said that the party he

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could express those views within,

they moved.

This is where he is

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damaging Theresa May because he is

seen as being on the right of the

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Labour Party and he cannot work with

the Conservative government. The

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impression is that they have moved

even further from the centre ground.

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I am not surprised by his Thai raid

against Brexit. He was a well-known

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Remainer. -- tirade. They bailed out

a private company who bid money to

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run the East Coast Main Line and

taxpayers as a result have been

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pulling out of the contract and

could lose up to £2 million. That is

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quite substantial.

He also talks

about the fact that there is no

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capacity within the government to

deal with anything other than

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Brexit. Other important decisions

are not being made properly. Is that

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they are so preoccupied with Brexit

that it is why things like this

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bailout has been allowed to happen.

That was made by Anna Melbourne, the

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accusation. The same charge he said

the government did not happy wit to

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do so -- did not happy. There is a

slight contradiction in the

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resignation letter, an extraordinary

document and well worth a read. On

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the one hand you might interpreted

generously and say he feels that the

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progress of the EU withdrawl Bill

and the government's ridiculous

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Ansan Brexit negotiations means that

a point has been reached that he

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cannot ignore it does make the

Govan's Brexit negotiations.

Not in

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the Times.

It is not a surprise from

him. This government committed

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itself to leaving the EU. It will

leave many people saying you are

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asking for a new term in government.

We should acknowledge and we are

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getting there, it is being

acknowledged that Brexit is simply

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so big it dominates both foreign

policy and parliamentary time, that

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we have to be honest and say

traditional battles of the left and

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right and some traditional goals of

government have to be slightly

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parked until we have this done. It

is too big.

How will it happen? I

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was talking to an advisor that Wippa

David Cameron. He said that when he

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was negotiating his minor

concessions from the EU and head of

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calling for a referendum, he said it

took up all of Downing Street's

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energy -- ahead of. If it were

Theresa May is trying to do now is

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that to the power of 1000. So

basically all business is stalled.

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The amount of legislation going

through Parliament is at its lowest

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for decades. They have fallen by

about half in the last year. There

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is no business going on. The worry

about this is that it is a massive

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endeavour, but the stuff that needs

doing, schools need reforming,

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hospitals need sorting, the country

is worse off as a result of it.

I

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might add that concessions are not

just being made in terms of time,

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but from a Conservative point of

view in terms of the as well. There

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are key conservative reforms and

aspects that are simply being

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dropped because they know they are

controversial, they will not get

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through Parliament because of the

arithmetic, and they would rather

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focus on Brexit.

Shall we look at

the Financial Times. Bless the RB

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millennials, they will inherit

double what their parents did --

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blessed are the millennials. They

can't afford a house, but when their

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parents are no longer here they will

inherit a loss of money.

The amount

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of money passed on by inherited each

year has doubled over the past two

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decades. It will more than double

again of the next 20 years as well

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when the baby boomers die. Right now

the economy is back. People of my

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generation may not be making a great

deal of money and saving almost

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nothing, but...

We only get £10

from...

Stock, you will get the

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sacked again. But because our

parents got lucky and bought

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property, the inheritance, because

the value of the property has gone

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up so much, we will, in theory, cash

in. It is an interesting theory but

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I would dispute. Let us not forget

that mummight be worth quite a lot

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of money, but as a consequence,

related to that, every house around

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her is worth quite a lot of money --

mamma's house. I would probably have

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to get something smaller.

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What frustrates

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What frustrates me

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What frustrates me mildly is that

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What frustrates me mildly is that

these are FT reading millennials. A

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majority will not inherit from their

parents. They are struggling to get

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on the housing ladder, particularly

those on low incomes and struggling

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with high rent and the fact that a

view in two generations time will be

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okayed...

And inheritance tax?

Also

social care cost. Also, my point is

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I agree with you. This doesn't

affect most people but even for

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those in the south-east who it does

a fact, you are living in a part of

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the world where the cost of living

is so high, things like

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transportation, not just rent and

council tax and things like that

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that frankly anything on paper that

looks like a big inheritance gets

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whittled down, which is one reason

why many people, even normal labour

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supporters are against property

taxes on the houses because on paper

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they may be rich but when it comes

to their actual income they are

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really not.

Shall we finish with

banks on the Daily Mail? 800 bank

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branches shut in one year. Lots of

different banks are choosing to do

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this. Because fewer and fewer people

are going into branches.

The problem

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is the people who use banks now, and

these are the people affected by it

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are small-business owners who need

to take their cash up money to the

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bank and the elderly, who dislike,

plus Tim, who dislike modern

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gadgetry and are uncomfortable using

an Apple phone to make financial

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transactions. A majority of us,

particularly the younger generation

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but they only use their phone to do

all the stuff they used to do when

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they had to queue in a long bank and

talk to a dowdy fellow wearing beige

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and a comb over haircut.

There is no

need for that!

I apologise to all

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bank tellers now.

This is actually

quite devastating, they are due to

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slash 60 of its outlet. We are

talking a radical change at the

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high-street. Banks and post offices

were are particularly Central part

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of a smalltown village life. It is

true that a lot of us do stuff

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online, some of us slightly resent

this feeling that because people in

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head office think they can save

money by sacking everyone and moving

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stock offshore, I resent that my

choice as a consumer at is being

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limited.

The other sort of person

who when the car came along would be

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known with a blacksmith. Change

happens, it is uncomfortable and it

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is difficult. This is, you know,

banks are closing because people are

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not walking into banks to use them

and because you can do almost

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anything you want now online.

It

also means that if 100 branches have

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closed, thousands of people will

lose their jobs.

Of course! I

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disagree that all changes are part

of cycles or revolution, it is a

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choice we make to move towards a

human must work front, a consumer

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market will you don't interact.

It

is a choice of. Will you can go to

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post offices and Saint-Jerome parcel

without having to interact. If you

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choose to.

I don't approve of that,

it is down to the consumers. -- post

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a pass. I do try to queue and avoid

the self-service because I would

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rather a local supermarket or bank

was employing a human being who

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speaks to me directly than to get

everything from a machine.

You

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promised us a punt on a Bee Gee's

lyric. However we owe you a apology.

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So you win again was hot chocolate,

if I cannot figure out why you can't

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give me that anything that everybody

needs, I shouldn't let you keep me

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down like my baby. The Bee Gee's,

you win again. You were almost

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right. Is that at depressing? You

win again. Go on the. -- that.

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Televisions would chatter, dogs

would howl.

Next time. That is it.

I

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would pay you a cheque that.

Jason,

it Tim, everybody. Aren't we glad

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they came in? Coming up next, meet

the author.

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