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Hello and welcome to our look ahead

to what the the papers will be

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bringing us tomorrow.

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With me are Randeep Ramesh,

Chief Leader Writer at The Guardian

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and the Political

Strategist Jo Tanner.

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Tomorrow's front pages.

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The Telegraph leads on the news that

Theresa May could delay a promotion

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for Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's

next week because of

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the worsening NHS crisis.

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The Daily Mail also looks

at the NHS winter crisis -

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the paper say the latest advice

from health bosses

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is "don't get ill!".

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The Express also features

the NHS crisis, saying cold

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temperatures this weekend

could increase health risks.

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The I leads with claims from a woman

who says John Worboys

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spiked her drink years before

he was arrested, but that her claims

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were ignored by police.

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Worboys went on to drug and sexually

attack most of his victims.

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The Sun says the police

and Crown Prosecution Service

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did not want to pin any more attacks

on Worboys as they thought his

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sentence was 'adequate'.

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The Guardian reports that

John Worboys could face fresh

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prosecutions as alleged victims

prepared to come forward to police.

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The Mirror leads on one

of the murderers of James Bulger

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being sent back to prison.

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Jon Venables is to face a secret

trial over possessing

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indecent images of children.

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And The FT reports that productivity

levels in the UK have risen

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at their quickest rates

for six years.

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We will begin with the story in the

i, black cab rapist kept on

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attacking after police ignored her.

This is a woman writing about her

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narrow escape and sometime later

recognise the nature the attacks he

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carried out.

This is a lady called

Hannah Roberts who was a 20-year-old

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student working in London. She

describes the police dismissing her

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as stupid and naive or accepting a

drink from a stranger and refused to

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investigate and it was only six

years later after the reports came

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out that she was given the

opportunity to identify him in a

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line-up. The story is very similar

to the other reports that came out

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that the time about John Worboys

behaviour. She also talks about how

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it appears that the police had

accumulated a lot of evidence but

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the CPS had to strike a balance

between justice for victims and

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clogging up the courts, which is

very reassuring for people who

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report crimes.

The issue also that

he was likely to receive the maximum

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sentence possible anyway and some of

the cases that came to the attention

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of the police did not necessarily

meet that threshold that the CPS

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thought was worth taking to court.

All the bits of the general justice

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system have a case to answer, the

police in the case of Hannah Roberts

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who says did not believe her and

they laughed at some of the other

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victims, the IPCC thought their

behaviour was OK after investigating

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them, rather ridiculously. We will

see many cases, probably private

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prosecutions, which will end up with

this man being put through the

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courts again because the right thing

wasn't done at the time. People

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thought, OK, he will get a sentence,

but it meant that he came out, what,

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ten years later, nine years later?

So many women are reluctant to come

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forward because they hear about how

other women are treated by the

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authorities.

In this case, I had my

drinks spiked last year.

Last year?

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I was in the House of Commons, in a

bar, I reported it at the time but

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no action was taken. The issue is,

the sense afterwards of not knowing

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what happened to you is very

distressing, I was very lucky, the

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police were very good with me, but

in this case, to then be in a very

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vulnerable position and then report

something and then the laughter

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effectively is just awful. -- and

then be laughed at effectively. What

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is quite worrying, the failure in

the handling after, we learned today

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that the victims did not know that

John Worboys was being released.

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This is a man who knew the knowledge

and he knows his way around London

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and he knew where these people

lived. This is very distressing for

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the people involved.

This is not to

excuse anybody, but does it need to

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be better explained to people who

come forward with a complaint, why

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certain cases are not taken forward

because they don't believe that they

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will reach that beyond reasonable

doubt threshold?

There might be a

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case of that and in this case there

were nine other cases he could have

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been prosecuted for at the time but

the judge or the CPS said they did

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not think they would need it because

they will get him for enough time on

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what was presented.

And the

indeterminate sentence, as well,

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which was part of the problem. There

are questions over whether people

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thought he was going to be in for a

lot longer but the parole board only

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have one conviction and vector

macaque as well as the assaults,

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where as if it had been several

assaults and rates it would have

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changed their view -- one conviction

and rape as well as the assaults.

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There will be a lot of fallout from

this. Now to The Daily Telegraph, a

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bit of a reshuffle, but Theresa May

doesn't have much room for manoeuvre

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and Jeremy Hunt might have to wait?

He is in the midst of an NHS crisis

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and he is seen as the safe pair of

hands so they are not likely to

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moving from that, but he she has a

big hole because the Deputy Prime

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Minister one. -- but she has. The

reporter is very certain there will

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be a Cabinet reshuffle next week,

but I guess she has got to do

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something because there is a gap in

her government.

She doesn't want to

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move the chess pieces around much

for top she hasn't wanted to euro,

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and I think it is more about being

forced to -- she hasn't wanted to,

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really, and I think it is more about

being forced to. It was reported in

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October that the chairman Patrick

McLoughlin wanted to leave his post

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as chairman of the Tory party and he

was holding on hopeful of a

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reshuffle which did not happen, then

holding on again, and then when

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Priti Patel left there was talk that

it might have happened but it

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didn't. There are a few players who

are being touted, getting their best

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Sujad of the wardrobe, and then it

doesn't happen. -- best suit at the

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border.

She only has ace -- a few

ways she can manoeuvre.

You always

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have very unhappy people when they

leave Cabinet, and it is not even

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them that you have got to worry

about, it is the others who are

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overlooked for promotion, so you can

cause as many problems as you think

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you are going to solve but

inevitably she doesn't have came in

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green in that post and that has got

to be filled -- she doesn't have

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Damian Green in that post.

The

caption says in the cartoon, will be

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reshuffle be seen, Theresa May,

Jeremy Hunt has been waiting in the

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corridor for 36 hours! Now to

another story in The Daily Telegraph

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about coal.

Yes, I remember the 70s,

and the events of the 80s, you

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forget that coal was still going

them, because it seemed as if we

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didn't really have any coal that was

being used. Last year was the first

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time since the Industrial Revolution

that Britain used no coal-fired

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power at all in a single 24-hour

period. We are moving over to other

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methods and that is why this move

and the pollution associated with it

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is part of the reason for the switch

over.

We are doing better than other

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countries.

We are one of the leaders

in Europe in terms of clean energy.

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The government has to do and it has

been very zealous in implementing

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carbon taxes and the rest of it. It

is a marker of change because the

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whole thing was Britain was built on

call. But times move on -- built on

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coal.

Few records have been broken

where clean technologies have

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generated more power in a particular

period of time that the older more

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traditional ones as well. And yet

sometimes it seems as if the

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subsidies have dried up, the

government subsidies have not been

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there more recently for some of

those cleaner fuels.

When wind power

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came out as cheap and nuclear, that

was seen as a turning point for

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green technology, -- cheaper than

nuclear.

Then everyone moaned about

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wind turbines because they didn't

like the look of them. You can't

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please everyone.

The Daily Mail, the

NHS tells us don't get ill. Over

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Christmas we were told to look up

any illness we might get over the

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internet. This is great advice.

I

can't get excited about this,

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because if the NHS was telling us to

get ill I'd be more worried. Don't

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get ill seems reasonable. It is

Nanny statism I can kind of agree

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with, to be honest.

It will be on

present conditions and that can

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cause problems this weekend. --

rather on present conditions.

Yes,

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and if your operation has been

cancelled... But people get sick,

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ultimately, they need somewhere to

go, but if they are encouraging

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people to self remedy and stay at

home, rather than soldiering on, and

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no one will turn up for work on

Monday. I was told not to get ill so

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I don't want anyone else to get ill.

Nip early symptoms in the bud. I

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don't think I've ever been

successful at doing that.

Everyone

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will be googling the old wives tales

to find out the answers.

Now, 16 and

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17, The Times, extracts from the

book Fire and Fury, by Michael

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Wolff, after his infiltration of the

West Wing to find out what life has

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been like inside the White House

with Donald Trump and his first

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president. Take a shower, Steve

Bannon, you have want those pants

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for six days, is one quote. This is

Steve Bannon really losing a lot of

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friends.

I had to go through the

book today, so I have speed read it.

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You know how it ends.

Yes, badly. It

is the rise and fall of Steve Bannon

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who is quite a character and the

obvious source for much of the stuff

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but it is funny and it makes you

laugh out loud. You have warned

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those pants for six days is the

general mood.

Trousers?

He doesn't

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care much for his appearance, that's

why.

Personal hygiene leaves a bit

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to be desired?

Yes, I don't think

Ivanka Trump will be standing next

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to him in too many bridges. But it

was his warm the doe -- it was his

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war against Ivanka Trump and Jared

Kushner. When Steve Bannon goes

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down, he tries to take other people

within, the stuff about kids

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committing treason and that Donald

Trump might be done for financial

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fraud and that he should be

impeached for being mentally unfit

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to hold office, you know, he will

not be welcomed back, unless Donald

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Trump really needs him for election.

If he is still there. This book has

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become a bestseller before it is

released because the advance orders

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were so intense. Anyone who got hold

of a copy, was sticking their

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pictures on Facebook today. If they

had a Kindle version.

How wise is it

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to turn on someone who knows so many

of your secrets?

There is the

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argument that potentially, some

people around him, like Steve

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Bannon, consider writing on the

wall, and if you think he won't last

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that long, he will think he can use

his time wisely -- can see the

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writing on the wall. This headline

and much of what is talked about in

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here, Donald Trump was putting him

down in front of people and he was

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quite aggressive in his tone and he

did not really try to treat him in a

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friendly manner. Even the journalist

who has written this, Michael Wolff,

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he's going out all guns blazing

because he has turned on the

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convention, that much of this that

is said is not reported, but he has

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decided he's going to make a lot of

money and he will probably retire on

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it.

He is saying he had unfettered

access to the White House. Despite

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what Donald Trump is saying.

Michael

Wolff blows his own trumpet. He had

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a lot of time in and out of Steve

Bannon's office.

It is like the

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house of cards being replayed, the

author in that, given loads of

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access. Essentially it looks like in

this case, they took advantage of

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the naivete of the administration

not really recognising that this was

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probably a bad idea. You work in

politics and someone says they want

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to do a fly on the wall. But no, you

are on my watchful stop the

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Financial Times,

hopes for a

productivity rebound?

Productivity

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was as flat as a pancake and they

have had a little bump so the

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Chancellor has tweeted this and

hopes to rise, I suppose, but they

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probably fall, as well, I suspect,

is the expert says, there needs to

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be a sustained improvement to ease

concerns. It's the worst period

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since the 1820s in terms of

productivity in Britain.

In one

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quarter output per hour rose less

than 1% and that has made the front

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page of the FT because they are

looking for any reasons to be

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cheerful.

The Guardian. Phones fuel

shock rise in exam cheating. Who

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would have thought it, crafty little

devils.

Staff also involved.

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Official figures showing the number

teachers and school staff involved

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in exam malpractice, more than

doubled between 2016 and 2017.

What

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are they doing, then?

Handing the

phones over.

LAUGHTER

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The fascinating statistic, there

were 2715 penalties issued to just

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over two and a half thousand

students which implies some of those

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must have done it more than once.

Surely if you have been caught once,

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you might not do it again.

Does it

say what... A reduction of marks or

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a warning given. It is not much of a

punishment, to get a warning.

I

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suppose it is redemption, giving

them a second chance.

You have to do

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that?

I think so.

They are only in

their teens but they still know what

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cheating is.

LAUGHTER

Sometimes. It is no surprise, you

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can easily put a phone in your

blazer pocket, I imagine.

It is the

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using it on a desk... I think over

the years there have been tactics

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tried.

Robert who is producing said

we wrote on the back of our hands,

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didn't we? Did we, Robert?

Top

marks.

He is only surmising.

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Finally, the Scottish Daily Mail.

Last or in the war on plastic, this

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is getting a lot of coverage at the

moment. How we dispose of plastic

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and how much plastic reuse and

plastic bags. Talking about these

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particular bags with lining in a

coffee cup which makes it more

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difficult to recycle the stop coffee

cups

one of the hardest areas to

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deal with because it doesn't matter

what special bin you put somewhere,

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someone will walk down the road with

their cup and chuck it somewhere and

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then it gets into a system that

can't recycle it. It is a massive

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challenge. The Scottish Daily Mail

is focusing on a campaign that has

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been launched by an MSP who is

essentially saying that stores, we

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need to look at pubs and

restaurants, stopping the use of

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stores because they are used far too

widespread and they are a real

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problem in terms of recycling, as

well -- the use of straws.

They

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cause a lot of problems when they

get into oceans in particular.

China

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has said they are not taking any

more of our plastic so we have got

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to do something.

Not the first time,

I'm going to show my when I was

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growing up, we had paper straws. --

I'm going to show my age, when I was

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growing up, we had paper straws.

They are still around for the Fai

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are not very good

-- but they are

not very good, because they get wet.

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The thing with the coffee cup,

everyone thinks it is paper so they

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throw that in the cycling, but you

have got to line it with something

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-- throw that in the recital in. --

in the recycling.

Thanks for coming

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in. Don't forget you can see all of

the papers online, if you have

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missed the programme any evening.

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