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few images an hour of motivation,

nothing will. That is it from this

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Sportsday. Coming up now on BBC

News, the Papers.

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-- hello, and welcome to our deadly

what papers will be bringing us

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tomorrow. Jenni Russell of the Times

and Martin Lipton, deputy head of

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sport at the Sun. Let's look at the

front pages. Most on the reshuffle,

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including the Metro. Saying that

some cabinet members refused to be

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budged. A different take on the

Financial Times, focusing on the new

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minister David Lidington being

Europe friendly. The Financial Times

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-- Daily Telegraph also carries that

but also the story of a couple from

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Derby who planned a Christmas

bombing campaign. The Daily Mail,

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splashing with its own poll saying

there is overwhelming public support

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for diverging the foreign aid budget

to the NHS to help ease winter

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pressures. Slightly out of sync

there, but let's return to the

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reshuffle on the front of the mail.

Upon on the daddy of political

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sitcoms. The headline, "No, Prime

Minister." And the Times seeing the

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Prime Minister needed to redeem

herself of changes at lower

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ministerial levels. Described by one

wag as the night of the long plastic

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kitchen knives, quite funny, and I

have said it three times tonight.

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But anyway, the Daily Mail, the

Prime Minister on a day of

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reshuffling chaos. Theresa May

forced to sack the Education

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Secretary after she refuses to move.

As the day gone as Theresa May had

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hoped?

It would be hard to make that

case, wouldn't it. I know the Sun's

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Tanvir this will be on the shuffle

-- will be omni-shuffle. -- the

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Sun's title on this. It is

remarkable, and although she is in

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charge of the Government, she hasn't

said, do what I say, I have a plan.

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She has that they're mostly saying,

OK then, do what you like.

That is

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because, Martin, that authority

Number ten had also been briefing,

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that had come back perhaps in full

force, after the Brexit deal, moving

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on to phase two, Brexit backbenchers

quiet now, feeling things would be

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improving from now on, that

authority still isn't there, is it

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improving from now on, that

authority still isn't there, is it?

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This was supposed to be this renewed

sense of command and you end up

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going back to the 19s in office but

not in power, with no understanding.

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When you have chaos -- going back to

the mid-90s. These titles, and these

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are the support of newspapers! Six

months after winning an election it

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is bad enough that you have to

reshuffle a team that is your

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programme for government, but if you

then can't even do that competently,

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it begs questions unfortunately, and

a lot of supportive newspapers are

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turning this on to the person who is

responsible. She can't blame Nick

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Timothy this time, she can't blame

any other advisers. How can you

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spend the weekend briefing about a

reshuffle then failed to carry it

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out?

It is quite remarkable.

But there

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have been significant changes.

In

terms of titles! The name of the

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department.

Yes, Jeremy Hunt with an

extra bit on his portfolio, but he

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was already the Secretary of State

for social care anyway. But the

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Daily Telegraph, Night of the

Blunder Stiletto, alluding to what I

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was saying at the beginning. Jenni,

your point.

The papers which on the

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whole have really backed Theresa May

on what they are sceptical tonight.

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The Sun, the Telegraph, pretty much

cheerleaders, and they are saying

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this is feeble, the reshuffle has

fallen flat, she has been derailed,

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and I think your point that some of

these appointments make sense is all

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a different point, because despite

herself has ended up with Jeremy

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Hunt not only staying in health but

saying he wants to take social care

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into that brief. That makes a lot of

sense, but it was his idea, not

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hers. He said, no, I do not want to

go, and run a kind of beef. Prepare

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for a Brexit department, which is

how she saw his move the business.

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So saying no, I ain't leaving and I

want a bigger...

Let's not be quite

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that cynical. He is saying I want to

make this work, because the gap

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between social care and the NHS is

clogging it up, so we should be

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grateful for that but it is not due

to her.

Martin, what is the Sun's

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view on this?

I think we have been

somewhat critical of how it has

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gone. There to see it has not been a

great day for the Government. I

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think it is feared she that Sajid

Javid's remit has been expanded to

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include housing, that is a really

important thing we believe, as a

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paper, for the country and our

readers as well and that is the

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biggest positive, from an otherwise

rather unimpressive day. The chaos

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just seems to unravel... This

briefing, this tweet by Central

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office, about Chris Grayling getting

the chairmanship of the party, and

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then he lost his job and 27 seconds,

by the sound of things. Whether that

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was a mess up is irrelevant. We are

going back to where we were in

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October, when that speech started to

fall apart, aren't we?

Yes, exactly

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like the moment when she was giving

the speaker conference and the

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letters were falling off the

platform behind.

You make the point

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that all of the right-leaning papers

are not particularly impressed with

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what happened today, and the front

of the Times, Greening quits in

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shambolic reshuffle, rejecting Prime

Minister's job offer. Her position

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was untenable, Justine Greening,

when she made it clear she would not

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back an extension of grammar

schools, that she had to go.

Yes,

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finding her too much of Cameronite.

As an public schoolgirl, she riled a

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lot with but still she is a girl

educated in a Northern comprehensive

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and for a reshuffle billed as "We

will make this cabinet more like the

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country," and off a lot of white men

still sitting there tonight.

There

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was some change in terms of the Tory

Central office, with James Cleverly

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and so on, but they are not front of

house.

They are not in power.

So it

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is all well and good talking it up,

but you then have to deliver.

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And it has been no delivery.

All

right, OK. Sorry, go on.

Someone

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from the Cameron government said

tonight, has the reverse Midas

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touch, whatever she touches, whether

it was the election to give her a

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majority, the conference to relaunch

her, or the reshuffle, it just goes

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wrong. I have to see if you can't

handle her Cabinet ministers how

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will she handled the Brexit

negotiations with 27 obdurate

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European countries? This really

doesn't bode well.

The reverse Midas

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touch is in fact not having the

Midas touch.

Exactly.

All right,

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let's move on to the Financial

Times. Appoints pro-European as for

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fixer in Cabinet. This would seem to

be a plus side, some would argue?

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I'm not sure whether the Brexiteers

would argue that, actually.

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Lidington is a former Europe

Minister, but he was a very strong

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Remainer and he effectively replaces

a strong Remainer in Damian Green,

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however there was a lot of talk

about it being someone like Dominic

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Raab, who has not appeared at all in

today's move, so he will be moved

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one actions in the second phase of

this reshuffle, so I think there

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will be criticism again from the

Brexit wing of the party.

But to be

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fair I think if she is trying to

keep a Remain-Leave balance, as

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years, she was replacing top! Damian

Green, so it is about not shifting

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the balance in the Cabinet. She was

replacing Damian Green.

Yes, but it

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is the lack of change. I don't know

too much about Lidington in terms of

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how strong a boy she will be. He is

going to be there, standing with her

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at Prime Minister's Questions, we

are told, but he will not be the

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Deputy First Minister of state in

that position will not be felt.

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Shuai converted the bit dangerous to

give anyone that rule in case they

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embarrassed to begin -- she may have

thought it a bit dangerous. Who

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knows the thinking.

Moving on, the

Financial Times, human rights probe,

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Jenni, in relation to Carrie

Gracie's resignation.

Yes, the story

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running all day on the BBC, you're

on China editor has found that she

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is being paid much less than the

male International editors, and she

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said she doesn't want this to be

about wanting more pay, but just

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about equality. And estimate the

human rights commission is saying it

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wants clarification from the BBC to

make sure they are doing their legal

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duty and making sure women are being

treated equally, so the BBC is not

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going to get away with the kind of

fudge with which it has pushing its

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women away with.

The BBC would say

it has had an independent audit and

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there is no systemic problem there,

but there you go. We have been

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discussing an all-day, yes, indeed.

Yes, but it was discovered that was

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not true.

Martin, male fertility,

front page of the Telegraph.

Write a

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worrying story and a very

interesting story. -- this is quite

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a worrying story. If you take the

study from a Danish University in

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Copenhagen, from as little as two

weeks, men between... Young men in

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their 20s will have a large decline

in their fertility to quite a strong

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degree, which is obviously very

concerning because people do take

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painkillers fairly regularly. There

always is the danger you keep taking

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them, isn't there a? But there is a

serious danger here. Men who took

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600 mg every day, three pills, found

that a condition called compensated

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hypogonadism, which sounds like

something out of a magazine, but

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there you go. Testosterone levels

fall to our level which may impact

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fertility. This is a scientific

study from Denmark and it will

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concern people, unquestionably.

A

lot of people who work out find

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themselves taking Agu Provine for

muscle pain and three tablets per

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day is not very much, yet it says

that 20% drop in testosterone,

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reduced muscle mass, less strength,

reduced libido -- find themselves

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taking IB -- ibuprofen for muscle

pain.

Front page of the Guardian,

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Oprah for president. A year ago I

would have said, I'm sorry, no

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experience, that would be a joke.

Donald Trump has gotten. No public

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office history. No public service

history either. Why not Oprah

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Winfrey?

Well, probably for two

reasons, firstly she is black, and

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secondly she is female.

That has

been done, but the female side,

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absolutely. You think that would be

lethal?

A lot of people think racism

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was the reaction... The reaction

against Obama was a big reason why

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Trump got elected, and I think given

the field open to Americans, Oprah

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would be a super president. She has

charisma, drive, intellect, heart,

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intelligence, good at managing

people, a fine functioning brain,

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unlike...

She is good on the telly.

Yes, she would know how to do the

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speeches, can motivate people. We

discovered the last of days that

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Trump's basically acting like a

toddler in the White House and has

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declining mental functions so Oprah

would look like an intellectual

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management and political giant

compared to the current president,

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so I think we can on the hop.

Well,

Martin, very briefly? -- we can only

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hope.

The American system has become

increasingly bizarre, a real-life

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version of the Apprentice, hasn't

it? Oprah Winfrey has no of the

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Apprentice, hasn't it? Oprah Winfrey

has no obvious qualifications but

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that no longer seems to matter.

Except potentially more experience

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of activism than Donald Trump ever

had?

And she has a big social

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conscience.

OK, we will leave it

there. It has been good to have UN.

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Looking at some of the stories

behind the headlines, Martin and

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Jenni, thank you for that. And don't

forget you can see all the stories

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online on the BBC News website seven

days a week, and you missed the

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programme any evening, it is an

iPlayer. Thanks again, Jenni and

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Martin. And thank you for watching.

Goodbye --

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