30/12/2017 The Papers


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I was telling tall tales all the

time. My mum came and brought me the

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journal, she said, honey, some of

the stuff you have been talking

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about, why don't you try and write

it down?

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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 Henry Mance,

political correspondent

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at the Financial Times

and Deborah Haynes, defence

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editor at the Times.

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Will be take you through some of the

papers at the moment.

First, a quick

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summary.

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The Times leads on an interview

with a government security minister

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about plans to tax internet giants

if they don't help combat terrorism.

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On a lighter note, there's also

a colourful picture of Eddie

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the Eagle and fans -

some of the stuntman's

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tricks will be shown

during London's New Year's Day

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Parade.

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The Observer takes a closer

look at the fallout

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from Lord Adonis' resignation -

and the Labour Peer's call

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for Chris Grayling to resign.

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The Mail on Sunday reports on plans

for so-called unpaid border guards

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at ports and airports -

it also shows Rod Stewart modelling

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an interesting choice

of knitwear when he turned up

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to support his beloved Celtic

earlier this evening.

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The Telegraph's top story focuses

on retailers' plans to get around

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the government's ban

on credit card fees.

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The Sunday Express leads on plans

for the over-75s to get

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a new super vaccine.

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So let's begin.

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Henry and Deborah. We are going to

start off with the Sunday Times.

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Tech giants are being zeroed in,

why, though?

We know politicians

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hate the amount of tax that Apple

and Facebook pay already but this is

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about specific costs that these

companies may be having. He is

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saying it is costing the government

hundreds of millions of pounds

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because the government is having to

invest in human surveillance of

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terrorist suspects because it cannot

break the encryption of services

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like Whatsapp and the various

messaging services used. The article

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suggests this would be a windfall

tax on these huge silicon valley

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companies to enable the government

to get money back.

Deborah, what do

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you make of that?

It has long been a

bugbear of the government how the

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advance of social media, how

everyone is using social media

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platforms, including terrorist

groups, to radicalise individuals.

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This is mentioned in the article,

too, how companies like Facebook and

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winging down extreme material fast

enough. And despite repeatedly, to

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May has repeatedly talked about

this, the need for companies like

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Twitter to be much more responsible

in terms of policing their own

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sites, and equally, Whatsapp which

have in printed end to end messaging

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and not allowing the police in a

timely and marry as necessary to

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crack them is a really big problem

and it gives

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you've got the Minister in an

interview saying, this kind of

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problem, in terms of this free rein

for extremists and terrorists to act

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online is what keeps him awake at

night. He says we are mobile revolt

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than at any point in the last 100

years. -- more vulnerable. It is

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about getting these companies to act

with urgency. They are suggesting

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some full -- form of windfall tax

similar to that imposed on

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privatised utilities during the Tony

Blair years. But who knows?

I love

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the fact that he says because they

sit on beanbags in T-shirts that

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they are not ruthless profiteers. I

just got to the end of this article,

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quickly scanning through, quite a

warning towards the end St, if you

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are going out this weekend, he is

advising people, check where the

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exit are. He's almost driving the

point that this is a every real

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threat on home shores.

Absolutely.

He says, go out as normal, we

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mustn't let them win, but if you are

going to nightclubs, etc, if you do

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spot unusual things, say something.

It puts the damper on things, but I

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suppose it gets the point across.

Let's move on to the observer. Lord

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Adonis is St Mr Grayling should be

resigning.

Andrew donors who

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resigned on Friday said he has had

enough of being the government's

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chief infrastructure adviser.

Mainly, Brexit, and the other thing

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he said was a low-profile decision

by the Transport Secretary Chris

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Grayling in November to allow other

companies that operate the east

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Coast Main line, Virgin Trains, to

pull out of that contract early and

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because those companies would due to

pay hundreds of millions and up to

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years of pounds to the government in

those years, that money that the

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government and taxpayers may now not

be getting. He says this is a

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decision that is hugely damaging to

public fining is. A sign of some of

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the justification for Lord Adonis's

argument is on the day this was

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announced, though price of

Stagecoach went up.

Deborah, he does

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go on to say why didn't he adopt the

alternative course which was to set

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up state companies as well, doesn't

he?

Why didn't he do it? I sort of

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honed in on how the effect of this

is that it is potentially going to

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cost taxpayers money, and if the

people feeling the costs will be the

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rail users, we have all faced this.

3.6% rise potentially in your season

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tickets from Tuesday. It is warning

that people will start tearing their

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backs on the railway. Cos of how

costly it is becoming.

Haven't we

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got some protests coming up?

Commuter groups and opposition

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groups are planning protests across

the country because of these rises.

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I'm not surprised. It will be an

interesting start to the New Year.

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The Mail on Sunday, I had to read

this twice, how did you take it when

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you saw it?

Anything with Darren

Sammy on the front page will raise

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an eyebrow. -- Dad's Army. It seems

a long time ago that we were so

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overstretched that we needed to have

captained manner in man our

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defences. There are people who can't

get into the police force and they

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become special constables and they

are largely unpaid. This is saying

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could we use volunteers for

Farnborough ballpoints at the

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borders. -- vulnerable points. They

may be access points from -- for

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jihad is returning from Syria.

Perhaps it is the way, if it has

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worked in policing, maybe it will

work on the border.

They are saying

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it could come into force in 28 team.

Less than 24 hours away. They have

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had a pilot scheme running. It is

aborted talk about how rollerball --

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important to talk about how

vulnerable they are. Much of the

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security forces have had to enjoy

many cuts and efficiency savings and

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the fact is they don't have the size

of the force necessary to protect

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our borders. They are obviously

looking at ways to try and do this.

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It is obviously not ideal to have

people without the power of arrest,

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I think it says, Manning these

vulnerable points but maybe it is

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better than nothing. And the

government needs to think about

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greater investment. The capability

review is going on at the moment and

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the big focus in the media and I

have been interested in it, is the

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defence element to it. Border

protection, there are 12 strands of

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work and one of them is border

protection, it is a cost neutral

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exercise that money will be flowing

from certain areas into others so

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maybe we will see, given Brexit and

everything, a greater push to

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protect our borders.

The Home Office

refusing to give details of how they

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will vet these volunteers. A little

bit worrying?

Encase you get some

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have a go hero who is dreaming of

taking down illegal immigrants at

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the Irish border? I imagine there

will be some concern. Charlie

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Elphicke, the MP for Dover, says

there should be rate caution. This

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is something the unions dislike they

say we have trained members, if you

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want this job done properly, invest

in the services.

Sunday Telegraph,

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credit card fees ban on shoppers.

It

seems it is to do with how when you

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click online and if you use your

debit card it is free and if you use

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all ready card you get a charge. --

your credit card. The plan is to get

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rid of that but the Sunday Telegraph

is revealing that they have learned

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that some retailers and other

companies are planning to sneak

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around the rules by refusing credit

card payments, increasing shelf

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prices, and introducing new service

judges across the board. -- service

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charges. Is that of people paying

the charge for credit cards,

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everyone will have to pay the extra

which doesn't seem likely outcome

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the government wanted the method the

ban on.

Staying with the Telegraph,

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New Year party goers facing strikes

and storms.

This is Storm Dylan.

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Jeremy Paxman, in the FT yesterday,

referred to New Year's Eve is the

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worst night of the year. Lots of

people have stresses and strains

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without these things mounting on top

but this year, it looks like you

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will have to be careful on the roads

and trains and you will have to

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check the exits of any nightclubs.

Have a great time!

Hogmanay

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celebrations have kicked off fine.

There hasn't hit yet. I think it is

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a three-day celebration. Super jab,

very quick lead.

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It is true, it works. The flu is

rubbish.

Would your parents be happy

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to have this?

If it is generally

some kind of amazing jab that can

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cure flu, why is it only for this

over 75.

It is a super strong dose

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of the vaccine. Try what you can

with that. The idea is if it works,

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it saves the health service money

because people don't go back into

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hospital.

Don't you find when you

have the flu jab, you get sick?

No.

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I'm a northerner, maybe that is it.

Interestingly, though, a lot of

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elderly don't have the jab because

they say, I don't need it.

And they

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get sick. Giving them a super dose

of it, you start worrying. This is

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nice dory. -- my story.

You are

outnumbered here. We are talking

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about mums on wedding certificates.

It is fatally astonishing that in

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the 21st-century, your father of the

bride name, and occupation on the

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certificate, but not other's. So,

yeah.

What is more astonishing is

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that when I got married, I didn't

even question it. Isn't that bad?

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What does that say about me?

This

isn't the first time it has been

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attempted. Previous proposals failed

because they hadn't considered same

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sex marriages, and part of it also

was that they involved replacing

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tens of thousands of register books

across the country, but I think this

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is a great step forward. And why

didn't we ever pick this up before,

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Debra?

Why weren't we angry?

I think

this has all been part of a

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campaign, as well. An interesting

line here from the fatherhood

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Institute saying that this is long

overdue and she wants and end to

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discrimination against fathers whose

names are not routinely included on

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paperwork from schools and GP

surgeries.

I've never thought of

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that. Mean either.

I deal with all

the admin.

This because we are good

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at it. You are not saying anything

here. There was a legal challenge

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from heterosexual couple who said,

we want a civil partnership because

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marriage is a patriarchal

old-fashioned institution and this

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is some of the things that would

address their concerns.

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That's it for the Papers this hour.

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Thank you, Henry Mance

and Deborah Haynes -

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you'll both be back at 11.30pm

for another look at the stories

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making the news tomorrow.

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Coming up next, Rebecca Jones

presents Meet the Author.

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