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about the new film about Winston

Churchill in The Film Review.

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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 Anne Ashworth,

Associate Editor at the Times,

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and the author, playwright

and columnist in the New European,

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Bonnie Greer.

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The Sunday Times reports

that the new justice secretary

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is preparing to intervene to halt

the release of the so-called 'black

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cab rapist', John Worboys.

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The Sunday Telegraph

has an interview with

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the new Conservative Party chairman.

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He tells the paper he wants

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to galvanise the party's

digital campaigning.

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The Observer reports claims

by Nigel Farage that pro-Europeans

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could overturn the result

of the Brexit referendum

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and that the Leave side

has 'stopped fighting.'

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And the Sunday Express claims

economists are warning the EU that

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failing to reach a Brexit

deal with Britain could

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cost it £500 billion.

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So let's begin. We will begin with

the Observer. Comments by Nigel

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Farage who earlier in the week spoke

about a second referendum, saying it

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might be a good idea to have won

because he thinks the leg side would

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win more securely than before. He

now says they may lose the

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referendum.

Just a few days later he

is determined to keep us guessing,

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isn't he? And also to stay in the

limelight. He thinks that the Leave

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campaign has lost its voice, that it

has become a week and puny thing and

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that the Remain is winning the

battle for hearts and minds. Exactly

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what context he has formed this

view, I am not entirely sure. Is he

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trying to tell us that if there were

a second referendum and if it were

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to happen that Remain would win? I

don't know what he is thinking or if

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he is thinking anything apart from

wanting people to talk to him and

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return to the limelight.

Is Remain a

winning? Yes. Mack remain... I think

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what Nigel Farage is saying is that

Leave's offer is a cultural war and

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it makes people angry and keeps them

angry. That is what it is about. It

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is about pushing back, not the EU.

If he can't do that he may be able

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to get people going. Entering

negotiations, in the real world and

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it is complicated. I don't know how

I feel about a second referendum but

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I would say that if there is going

to be an ask again to the people, we

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should be asked about how we feel

about the deal. Do we feel yes, no

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or Remain? And then make sure that

the 16 and 17-year-olds are involved

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because it is their future we are

talking about? -- about. That is

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what I would ask for. What do you

feel about the deal?

Most of the MPs

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were on the Remain side of the

argument, we are leaving in just

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over a years time and there is a lot

of talk about trade deals in the

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future we may have outside the EU

which brings us to the story about a

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quick trade deal with the US. The

suggestion is that because of our

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possible falling out with Donald

Trump, that deal may not happen.

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There was an assumption that trade

deals could be done quickly. We know

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that we do not have the officials

and experts that we required to get

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these extraordinarily complex

ingredients three. I wonder if that

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is this feeling that Leave has no

rhetoric on this except to say it

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that we can do them and they can be

done simply. The idea that perhaps

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we may not be able to have a quickly

accomplished trade deal with the US

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is a scary prospect.

And it is also

ridiculous. The United States's main

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trading partners are Canada and

Mexico. It has also pulled out of

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the TDP and what has happened is

that the United States has no

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leveraged any longer. Britain needs

to sit back and think about what is

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exporting? I have looked at what we

export to the United States -

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services. Again that is the problem

because the WTO, which the

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Brexiteers want to follow, the WTO

does not cover services. Nigel

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Farage is right in his feeling that

now we are in the real world of this

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and he needs to keep his people

hungry. Let's go for another shot at

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this and see what happens.

Do you

think our relationship with Donald

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Trump could be a problem? This is

partly about the visit all know

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visit, whether he comes here or not.

He is not coming to open a new

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embassy but he could still come for

a state visit.

I am getting aid bid

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visit the -- worried about this

taste of this man, his bad language

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and extraordinary demeanour and

decisions may at Bully not be in our

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own interest. There are so many

issues on which we need to talk to

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the US, climate accord, the Iran

nuclear deal, and so many others

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that I think we need to get to a

space where we can find some

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accommodation with this man. Indeed,

France seems to be able to do it. To

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welcome him.

He has taken -- been

taken to so many countries...

What

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is brilliant about the United

Kingdom, this was not supposed to

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be. For American division of us is

that everybody is polite and have a

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cup of tea. -- for Americans, the

vision of us. As far as the

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diplomatic corps are concerned, they

are fine. It is the fact that what

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Donald Trump wants is for us to

stand there and cheer for him like

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his rallies in Ohio. That is not

going to happen and that is what he

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is demanding and no-one can control

that.

So that takes us to the Sunday

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Express because they report that he

will come to the United Kingdom

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later this year for a full state

visit.

With all the bells and

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whistles than carriages... Meeting

the Queen... It does not look as if

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he will be going to the Royal

wedding but it looks as if he is

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going to have a very nice show we

visit -- show with a wide visit,

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possibly in June. This story has a

field that it will definitely happen

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and with all the show and pomp that

should appease him.

This is the

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problem. My problem is -- background

is in theatre. You can come on the

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stage. If there is no audience there

is no show. The fact that he wants

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to address both houses of Parliament

and people are not going to show up.

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That is what he does not like. That

is probably why he will not come.

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Everybody will be polite, diplomats

and everybody. We will not. And

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somehow he has already set to

chorizo may to make sure that his

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visit is well received. Not

guarantee that.

I think that Mrs May

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needs to find some way to press

reset on this relationship because

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it is crucial and we may not like

the man but he is the president of

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the United States.

That there is

nothing you can do because this man

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is an infant. It is not about the

Prime Minister sitting down and him

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sitting down. Of course she is doing

what she can. He wants us to love

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him.

Other countries seem...

The

French. The French was hilarious,

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frankly. Especially when they did

the guard of honour when they

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started dancing. The French had a

ball. They thought it was a put. The

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British will not let this happen and

hooray for the UK.

Moving on to the

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Sunday Telegraph. The Conservatives,

the new chairman trying to galvanise

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and have a big shakeup at Tory

headquarters, especially when it

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comes to digital campaigning.

They

realise that the elections are

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fought and won on social media. What

a shame they did not realise that

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earlier. After this reshuffle, he is

saying that they need to become more

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adept with social media and that the

story needs to be told on social

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media in the same way that it used

to be told on hustings.

Do you think

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they can do that? I do social media

a lot and I'm in big demographic of

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a typical Conservative age-group.

They don't have anything. That is

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the problem.

They say that they do.

They know they don't. I follow and I

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watch what they send out, I watch

how they fashioned NetSuite and that

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is the issue. If they have something

to offer young people then they will

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be their. Do not. And it is as

simple as that. Plus the Labour

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Party has a charismatic leader who

young people believe in, whether

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people think that is good or bad,

that is the cell. That is the cell.

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If you have an offer you can sell

the offer. They do not have one.

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They can use all the hash tags they

want.

I do not believe that being a

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certain age means that you can not

handle social media.

That is where

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Brendan Lewis... If he thinks it is

a measure of mechanics, let's get

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somebody in here who can do this,

that is not eat. It is what they are

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offering. You need to offer a

message and the hash tag and they

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link and they do it themselves.

We

have a few more stories. Carillion

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on the front page of the Sunday

Telegraph a word on that quickly.

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This is a headache for the

government.

Such an extraordinary...

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This is a company that barely anyone

has heard of but it is a massive

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concern with 50,000 employees

worldwide and a huge number of

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contract including the HS two.

Resins, building, the maintenance of

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operating theatres in hospitals. The

banks that have lent money to this

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company really do think the

government wants to guarantee,

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should guarantee the debt in order

to ensure that the company can

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continue to this with all these

contracts. It seems to me from this

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that the government has said

actually, I don't think we want to

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guarantee that that. And that, that

the company may have to go into

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administration. Who knows what could

happen tomorrow both it is a very,

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very big story because the banks are

trying to test out the government to

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see whether they will minded -- they

are minded to bail out business as

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they were in 2008.

I don't agree

with the banks and what they are

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doing but they would have had a

written assessment -- risk

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assessment for this company, whether

it could do what they need to do.

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This is absolutely about risk and

they could be putting the government

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on brinkmanship to see if will come

in but if they have businesses in

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other countries, if they don't see

the United Kingdom as a place and an

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environment for them to invest, they

will not be doing it. The government

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has to make a philosophical

decision.

It would have to be very

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swift. We need to be swift. Story

with a huge reaction, the Justice

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Secretary might be trying to make

sure that John Worboys will not be

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released from prison.

A lawyer is

Justice Secretary. Here's very set

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and feels an sure ground to feel

able to attack the parole board

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decision to allow Worboys out. We

know that there was a few raw about

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this decision and the way in which

the were not properly informed that

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this decision had been main and also

-- made and also the secrecy of the

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decision. I suspect this is the

start of the unpicking of those

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decisions and the secrecy.

The

Conservative government has never

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had a lawyer in Justice. Now we have

a lawyer, thank goodness, at the

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head of just as you can look at the

situation, see what needs to be

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protected in relation to parole

board and if there is a hole he will

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keep that guy in jail. It is a good

sign and good news.

Interesting how

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this story, and this is what people

of all ages are interested in on

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social media.

Finishing now with Dry

January all year round because the

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government wants us to be more

healthy.

How will people like when

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they go into a and see this calorie

cap, on and be so Jenny meal they

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are about to sit down to -- on a

fact filled meal they are about my

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friend will not push that she will

be the one.

We must leave at there.

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You can see a picture thereof four

people who not been eating a lot of

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chocolate. Rowers who've managed to

break the record of going across the

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Atlantic in a rowing boat. What an

amazing achievement. That is it for

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the papers. Thank you to both of my

guests. Coming up next we have The

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Film Review.

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