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And coming up, James Naughtie meets

the crime writer Peter James to talk

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about his latest novel.

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That's in 15 minutes on this

week's Meet The Author.

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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 is the nroadcaster

and campaigner, David Akinsanya,

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and the comment and features editor

at City AM, Rachel Cunliffe.

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Tomorrow's front pages first

then, starting with...

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The front page story in the Times,

which says time-wasting patients

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are costing the NHS

£1 billion a year.

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The Guardian says several

stabbings on New Year's Eve

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brought the number of fatal

stabbings in London to 80 for 2017.

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The Daily Mail says firemen

with only a few days

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of first aid training are being sent

to medical emergencies,

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due to pressure on the NHS.

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The i reports that millions

of commuters will be waking

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up to the steepest hike in rail

fares for five years -

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it calls the increase

"the great train robbery".

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The Metro leads with

the Sydney seaplane crash

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which killed British chief executive

Richard Cousins and his fiancee -

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saying he found love again

after losing his wife to cancer just

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three years earlier.

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And the Express warns

that an Atlantic storm

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could bring 80 mile an hour winds,

torrential rain and flooding

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to Britain tomorrow.

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To the P. Let's start with the front

page of The i might, shall we? It

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has that perennial Newsday story, a

good headline. Great Train Robbery.

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Absolutely, great headline. The sad

story, though, especially for

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commuters all over the country. Rail

fares are going up by as much as

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3.4%, just the news that he wanted

to start the New Year and I think

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there is really some anger growing

behind us. Obviously, rail service

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is one of the things that we as

Brits like to complain about, it is

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not something we are particularly

good at as a country. The owners of

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the railways are still earning pay

packets, I think, totalling £4.5

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million. There is a feeling that

service and pay is really not linked

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and it is kind of this cocktail of

issues which is causing a lot of

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trouble and has caused the

Conservatives -- would cause the

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Conservatives a lot of trouble over

the next two years because a lot of

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these commuters are in Tory seats

and are starting to look at Jeremy

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Corbyn, who has promised

renationalisation of the railways

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and that is starting to look more

appealing now.

And it is 25 years,

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is the 25th anniversary now of when

it railways were privatised. The

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fragmentation of the railway system

makes it very difficult for people

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to plan, to put a case forward,

because you are dealing with all of

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these different, separate

organisations. I was just working

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out, the hometown where I grew up,

Basildon, it costs about £4000 a

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year for your annual journey into

work. I know most of my friends earn

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between £30,000 and £70,000, most of

them get that as part of their

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package because there is no way they

could pay out a lump packaged like

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that just to London every day.

The

companies pay for it...

Yeah, a lot

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of companies fork out for it because

you get the cheaper ticket if you

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fork out for the annual ticket. I

think it is a real shame, we have

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more strikes coming out. I could not

work out from the newspaper today

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but it is saying there are processed

at stations. I would quite like to

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know because I would quite like to

go to the protest. It was not one of

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ours, no.

And I make the point that

as ticket prices rise, wages are

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stagnating.

I think this is a

political problem, is a market

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problem as well. It is very

fragmented, there is no

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accountability and it is not clear

how you link service to compensation

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when it comes to people who are

running this. This goes hand-in-hand

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with things like the housing crisis,

you have more and more young people,

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under the age of 40, who are

struggling with housing costs and

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commuting costs. These are exactly

the sort of voters that I think the

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Conservatives are trying to win over

and I think there is an election in

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the next couple of years, they are

really going to get punished at the

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ballot box port, if they don't...

And certainly, Basildon is a

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marginal seat, it could be an issue.

I think that a lot of people who use

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the railways, me personally, think

that Jeremy Corbyn's idea of

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renationalising the railways might

be an idea.

It is sort of like the

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current system is not working so if

you break the current system, maybe

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we'll get something better, maybe we

won't. Probably we won't.

This is a

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debate that will be continued for

sure. Let's move to the front page

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of the Guardian, which has this very

grim story about four stabbings in

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London over the New Year period.

Funnily enough, actually, I was in a

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park yesterday where one of their

helicopters landed to take one of

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these guys that was stabbed

hospital. It is a big issue in

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London. Some of the figures, I think

AT last you serious stabbings in

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London, and what I was interested in

this was Alice and Copeland's son

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was actually stabbed to death, what

she was saying is that there is a

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lot of lip service paid to this and

that none of the things being put

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forward actually going to change the

situation. So having a billboard

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saying I must not carry a knife is

not going to stop young people

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carrying a knife, and what she says,

and I agree, is quite powerful, is

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that people who have been involved

in these incidents should come into

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schools to talk to schoolchildren, a

mother to talk to school kids about

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what it is like as a mother to lose

your child to knife crime. I think

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that is incredibly powerful and I

think the government should be

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investing in that sort of thing, as

well as services, that people have

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been talking about for a long time.

There are no youth services any

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more. Educating them out of school

hours, they just don't exist any

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more. I would support her getting

people into schools to talk to kids

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about it.

I agree. Obviously this is

a law and order problem but it is

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also a social problem, and it is a

problem with communities that feel

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distant or ignored.

Scared.

And

scared.

Yeah, I think that is why a

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lot of knife carrying goes on.

Scared into carrying a knife, it is

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psychical.

I think that is so sad,

there is a part of me that wants to

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go back to the school days when we

just had a punch-up and that was it.

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These days, if your honour is

questioned, people turn to this too

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quickly and it is a real shame and I

really feel for young people who are

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living in fear, especially in city

areas.

Let's go to the front page of

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the Metro, another sad story. Devil

tragedy of air crash Brits. This is

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a story we have been running very

prominently today. -- double

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tragedy. This is Richard Cousins, he

lost his fiancee, her daughter, two

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sums, the Daily Telegraph has the

same story actually on its front

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page, saying another UK family died

in the same type of accident.

This

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is sad, the detail in the Daily

Telegraph is so shocking. I don't

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know anything about seaplanes, I

don't know if you do. This

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particular type of plane is known as

applying NT, and they are kind of

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known for having issues. It says

here that there had been 31 deaths

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in nine separate incident with this

type of plan, and I obviously do not

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want to detract from this tragedy on

the front page of The Daily Mirror,

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but it does seem that there is an

issue with this model and that

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almost makes the whole thing worse

because this could have been

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preventable.

Yeah, I mean they have

been known to stall and this is like

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one of those flights we go to look

at the coastline and stuff like

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that. So, the plan is moving about a

bit and it looks to be that that is

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a problem that has come up, and that

they do have to have more vigorous

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safety checks because of this

problem. But it is just the sort of,

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I mean it is not the sort of thing

you want to you on New Year's Day.

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It is an awful story about a whole

family being wiped out and when you

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read about this guy and his wife's

fight with cancer and wanting to

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have another partner, it is just...

Yes, the reason he was engaged is

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that his first wife wanted him to

find someone else.

Is very tragic,

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an 11-year-old girl is well.

I know.

Lets move on to the front page of

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the Times, which has a different

story as its front page story. Time

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wasting patients are costing the NHS

£1 billion a year.

Yes, this is an

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issue that I don't think we'll

surprise to many people who miss

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appointments, it is costs the NHS a

lot of money. How much money? 1

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million cataract operations or

200,000 hip replacements, just on

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the money that is being spent on

these missed appointments. There

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were 7.9 million appointments missed

in 2017, that seems extraordinary to

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me.

One in 15.

A lot of people feel

that they are too busy with work or

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that their surgeries are too full

and they cannot get an appointment

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at the right time, so put off going

to have an appointment that they

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really need because they feel like

they do not have the time to do

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that. So you have these twin

problems people booking them and

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missing them, and blocking them to

people who really need them.

And

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apparently, they cost £120 slot. I

did not know that, but every

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appointment cost £120 to the NHS. I

am very lucky because I was one of

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these guys who did not go to a

doctor for 20 years. There are a lot

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of men like me, and I started to

go... And the reason I did not go to

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the doctors is because the one

thing, I found receptionist to be

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really rude and I do not like that

to justify myself to them stop loop

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you can do it online now. That is

what I am saying, the practice I am

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now are brilliant.

-- you can do it

online now.

There is really no

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excuse for missing an hour. The same

thing with mental health services, I

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know they are really good at making

sure they keep in touch with their

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patient. There is no reason. It is

the cost, that is the problem. It

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seems that everything now has a cost

without rhythms and all this sort of

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thing, everything has been worked

out. And when you see these figures,

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you have to say to yourself that it

is wasting a lot of money and we

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have to take responsibility for its.

The 70th anniversary of the NHS,

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they want people to rethink how they

use it and there is an argument that

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this, obviously it is a problem of

individuals but it is also a system

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problem, and that there are ways

which are already coming into

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fruition, giving people in --

appointments in person. There are

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lots of ways that we can use

technology and the existing

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infrastructure to take the pressure

off services. Obviously, that in no

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way excuses not turning up for an

appointment, but there are lots of

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ways with online appointments and

text messages, that we can use

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technology to help solve this

problem.

Let's take a look at the

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other story on the front page of the

Times. Retired peers awarded a meal

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ticket for life, what is that?

That

is no surprise, is it? Come on.

Does

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that mean you worked up about it?

It

does mean that I worked up about it.

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It is a bit like public school, old

university, old, elitist... That is

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how it feels to me. I just think

that most of these retired peers are

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rich anyway, aren't they? The one

they talk about the most common Lord

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Ashcroft, he has got more money than

anyone, hasn't he?

What is

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outrageous, is that meals are

subsidised.

That is a good headline.

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The thing that bothers me when you

look at other areas of government

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spending is that it gives them an

opportunity to influence policies

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and the continued interactive

current members of the house appears

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in the House of Commons in this very

protected, privilege space, and that

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is something that we should be

interested in for issues of

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accountability. Why are they getting

this privilege space? And that is

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far more important than the money.

OK. Let's move on to the front page

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of the Financial Times, which has

predictions for the economy that

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growth will slow to 1.5% this year.

It is just what you want to stop

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2018.

Well, we are full of good

news, aren't we? This January?

Low

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growth, which we heard from Phillip

Hammond, in the budget having to

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revise a lot of these figures

looking at Roath. Business

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investment is on hold, which is

obviously a huge issue for

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productivity. Productivity continues

to be low, they are predicting that

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inflation will recede, which

depending on which part of the

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economy you are in, is good or not

so much. Consumer spending will

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cease, which again is good in terms

of consumer debt, which is a real

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problem but it is not so good in

terms of the retail sector.

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Inflation will increase. It does

have buried in the third column,

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something that I think is worth

mentioning which is that on a more

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positive note, they predicted that

exports would rise this year as

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British companies benefit from

global acceleration and of course,

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the drop in sterling and Brexit. I

think that is something to be very

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positive about it basically, the

point of this story is that if we

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don't get to grips with the

productivity or if measuring

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productivity in a way that enables

us to make growth predictions, then

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we are in trouble.

Wright, David?

Everything she said. The thing is,

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my worry is obviously Brexit and how

things are going to be in the future

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and the long-term.

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I know that cars are assembled

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I know that cars are assembled here

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I know that cars are

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in

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I know that cars are assembled here

in bits and pieces are done but I am

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worried about what we will be giving

to the world afterwards.

Financial

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services are the main one and that

is something that my paper in

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particular is set on protecting.

Financial services are what messed

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us are.

We could be debating this

for a long time. One final story,

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the front page of the Sun. Mars bars

did it apparently they are out

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because they have over 200 calories.

We are now been told by government

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is that we should not be giving

children any more than 200 calories

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of treats in a day. These poor

children will have to eat rice

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cakes.

Is the headline overwritten?

Banned from eating?

They can do

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whatever they want to do. There is a

great traffic here on page five that

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shows the exact amount of chocolate

you can give a child. This much for

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eight weeks, less for dairy milk,

even less for a bounty. I must say,

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the amount of chocolate I consumed

as a child... I turned out all

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right.

What I liked at the end was

the last line that said you need to

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get kids moving as well.

right. A

simple lesson, really. Thank you

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both did it back

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