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at the Winter Olympics

in South Korea in February.

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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 Kate Andrews,

News Editor at the Institute

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of Economic Affairs

and Sebastian Payne, who's

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Political Leader Writer at the FT.

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Many of tomorrow's front

pages are already in.

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The Times says allies

of the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn

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are planning to get rid of 50

Labour MPs.

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The Telegraph - which leads

with comments from

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the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

that the UK should welcome a visit

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from President Donald Trump.

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A poll in another newspaper suggests

that we do not want that.

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The Sunday Express says that more

than 100 Tory MPs will demand

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the Prime Minister end free movement

and leave the single market as soon

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as we leave the EU in March 2019.

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The Mail on Sunday leads with a plot

to target three ex-conservative

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cabinet ministers in -

what the paper calls -

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"a cash for Brexit scandal".

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With me are Kate Andrews,

News Editor at the Institute

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of Economic Affairs

and Sebastian Payne, who's

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Political Leader Writer at the FT.

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We can start with this story about

Jeremy Corbyn. I have the feeling I

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have read this headline before, but

let's go through it. Jeremy Corbyn

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allies plot to oust 50 Labour MPs,

what is it all about?

We had this

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big move on Labour's National

executive committee, which is the

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body that rules the party, and it

was taken over by acolytes of Jeremy

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Corbyn. Everybody is asking what

does this mean. This is what it

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means. They will use this new-found

power to try to oust MPs who do not

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agree with Jeremy Corbyn. We have

some of the names, Hilary Benn, the

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former shadow secretary. The former

Shadow Chancellor. And Maria Rigas.

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The idea is to use complicated

mechanisms within the party to get

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rid of them and bring in more lefty

MPs. But this is speculative. If you

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had this, all of these MPs would

just leave the Labour Party. They

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would probably form another new

party. This is a risky strategy for

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Jeremy Corbyn. I don't think they

would do this. They wouldn't have a

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shock and awe deselection. A couple

of people do it carefully and below

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the radar. Doing this is asking for

Civil War on the left which will

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hurt them at the ballot box.

If you

read until the end of this story it

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says that And said they were not

campaigning for this. Even so, there

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is a lot of movement. -- Momentum

said they were not campaigning for

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this.

Since Jeremy Corbyn did so

well in the snap election I think

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that tension has been escalating.

The sentiment has been modern MPs

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need to get on board otherwise they

could potentially be facing

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conflict. Sebastian is right, if you

did one big exodus that would just

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be setting up another new party and

spit your vote. The most important

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thing to take home about this is if

momentum are trying to bring in more

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radical MPs on the left, that 2017

manifesto we saw, which many people

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said it wasn't as radical as they

expected, would be going out the

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window. And we will see with Jeremy

Corbyn and McDonnell planned to do

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with power.

And they are getting

more confident. Pundits like us said

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they had no chance of winning. They

did very well. They get more

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confident in their position. The

real question is, was last June a

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fluke or is that what is really

going on? They need to be careful in

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not believing in their hubris too

much.

This is about a General

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Election, as well. Which is surely a

long way away.

You would think.

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Surely Brexit has to get out of the

way before any political party wants

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to have that debate. It's not on

Labour's interest to take over the

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Brexit negotiations now. They don't

have consensus in the party about

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what kind they would have. Imagine

saying that on television tomorrow.

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Let's move on. The Sunday Telegraph.

Their main story, we should welcome

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Trump visit, says Boris. This is all

against the background of what is

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going on in America at the moment.

The Government shutdown, protest

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marches, and so on. Trump one year

run. What is Boris saying?

He has

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suggested that he should be welcomed

into the UK because the relationship

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with the United States is so crucial

here. It is about respecting the

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office of the presidency, respecting

that security, and potentially trade

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in the future would be fighting

especially once Britain needs the

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EU. Boris has been saying this for a

while. I agree with him. In the

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short-term gain to completely push

the president out. I think a working

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trip would be appropriate. Bring out

all the bells and whistles for a

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state visit is another matter and

people have the right to protest.

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Boris is trying to highlight the

fact that the US has that special

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relationship. It has always been an

ally. And to cut it off because

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Trump holds office now could be an

error down the road.

Trump himself

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seems unwilling to come. He was

invited to cut the ribbon on the new

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American Embassy. He said he didn't

like it.

Off location, I believe.

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People south of the river upset

about that. It looks like it isn't

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just antagonism here.

I have

absolutely no idea what the

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Government's policy towards the US

at the moment is. One year ago,

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Theresa May was on the first plane

out of London to get to Washington.

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That backfired spectacularly when he

brought in that travel ban. She was

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left looking foolish. Then it has

gone to Wear his best friend, we're

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pushing him away, having paraded him

again. -- we are his best man. The

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UK US relationship goes way back.

Fact is, Trump isn't well liked it.

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There was a story on the front of

the express which says that we do

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not want him to come here,

particularly British women who feel

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his past actions are not something

they want to deal with. You would

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get huge protest if he came here in

a official state visit.

He has been

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to France, all sorts of country

where you might think he would get a

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hostile reception but he didn't. He

went done quite well.

It's

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interesting that the politico and

the elite here reached out. Other

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countries were hesitant. He has met

Emmanuel Macron. He has met Angela

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Merkel. These protests didn't

happen. The one country that is

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reaching out to him find the most

difficult to stomach him.

Theresa

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May and Donald Trump will have a

bilateral over a coffee. There will

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be no protesters. They can do what

Boris suggests here.

Interestingly,

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Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State,

is on his way to London, and Boris

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says he looks forward to having a

chat with him.

I'm sure. Somebody

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needs to open the new embassy

because Trump wasn't able to come

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here himself.

I like that.

CHUCKLES

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The Sunday Telegraph again. Junior

doctors must pay to leave the NHS.

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As if it didn't have enough hanging

over it, what is this about?

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Fascinating titbit which has come

from a chap who represents senior

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management in the NHS. Saying junior

doctors who get trained get all of

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the benefits of the health service.

If they then want to leave they have

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to pay back the £220,000 work

benefit. Surely this will get junior

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doctors annoyed. Remember how

aggrieved they were last year when

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they were hitting the streets and

some say trying to bring down the

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Government and all of that stuff.

Now to be told by managers you have

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to pay back.

It's quite a lot of

money.

It is. Training is a two-way

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scheme. If you say to someone you

are going into this contract to pay

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it back, it does seem unfair, but it

highlights the huge problems we have

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with the NHS at the moment.

Absolutely and the representative of

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this says this is one of the most

pressing problems of the NHS, we

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have thousands of doctors choosing

to go abroad. If you have invested

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that much money, hundreds of

thousands of pounds into one person,

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to see them take off immediately is

difficult. We don't have the full

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details. We don't know is going

abroad for a year would count. This

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is an indefinite move in which they

have to pay something back, for

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example. But there are other

services which have better pay,

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better hours, nicer services for the

workers as well as the patients. We

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must be aware of that when we have

these conversations.

Does this come

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back to the business of the fact

that the health system is a broken

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model. Fantastic staff, but it isn't

working, is it? It is just an

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example of it.

Everyday we have all

NHS crisis. Everyday we find

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something else is wrong. Nobody is

willing to come out and admit the

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fact that the system might not be

fit for 2018. And you have doctors

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voting with their feet to go to

other countries to work there and

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that should be a sign.

Theresa May

's Government should do something

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about it. Jeremy Corbyn has

proposals to raise taxes, keep the

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same model, but put more cash into

it. Talk has been coming from

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Downing Street about a Royal

commission. That would be a

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fantastic way of kicking the problem

into the long grass for the next

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five years and not do anything. All

of this talk about raising taxes. In

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the short term that is more money

in, but something needs to be done,

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we cannot keep going into this

situation. The population is getting

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older. Strains will grow greater.

And the internal argument between

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management and doctors will continue

to grow.

Indeed. We mentioned the

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Sunday Express before. The polls

saying Trump isn't welcome. Brexit

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enforcers is the headline. Kate, I

think it is your turn to explain.

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They are reporting that more than

100 MPs will demand that Theresa May

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ends freedom of movement and takes

Britain out of the single market in

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March 2019. What this is pointing

out is that the transition period

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should not include any kind of free

movement or access to the single

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market. Jacob Rees Mogg is reported

here to be...

What did you call him?

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Layla the new darling. I must

remember that.

He said that she must

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stick to his red lines which she has

theoretically laid out. Phase one of

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the negotiations wasn't something

the heart Brexiteers enjoyed. They

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felt too much money was being

offered. They feel like the question

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of the Irish border was leaning too

far towards remaining in the single

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market, rather than taking them out.

And the other issues they care

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about, like free movement, they

think they will not be listened to

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there either. I think they are

laying down the line now. It is a

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long game isn't it? It should not

just be about the next few years.

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Does Theresa May need this pressure?

Certainly not. She should be worried

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by this. Phase one was the easy

part. The EU said, give us lots of

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money. Then you will have to keep

the same rules of transition. The

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heart Brexiteers are saving their

ammo for the real fight, which is

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the end state. I don't know why they

are so worried about the transition

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part. As long as it has a finite

date, let's say the end of 2020, you

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exit all of the EU's institutions,

then that is fine. But these 100 MPs

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are the most powerful caucus within

parliament we have seen in modern

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history. Jacob Rees Mogg has

recently taken over the head of this

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group, which is called the European

search group, they are putting a

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Garda van Theresa May. If they lose

faith in her, they will knife her.

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So she should be worried. -- are

putting a guard around Theresa May.

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The transition will be the status

quo. I don't know what they're

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getting at here.

Very quickly. The

Mail on Sunday we cannot ignore

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this. Top Tories in Chinese cash for

Brexit for -- who furore. It is your

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story about undercover reporters. It

is Channel 4 saying this. It will be

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a Dispatchers programme.

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-- it is going to be a Dispatches

story.

It was a sting. They said

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somebody along to entrap MPs to say

something naughty. The MPs realised

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what was going on. The programme,

coming out tomorrow night, which

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really we will have to watch to see

what this is about, had targeted

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Angela Lansbury, and Peter Lilley.

They deny any wrongdoing.

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Absolutely.

Or they are saying is

Cani influence Brexit? And it'll

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open up the question of should MPs

have a second job.

The bigger

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question about this story is the

foreign aspect. -- can you influence

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Brexit? It seems like there isn't

much of a story, given the fact it

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has all been denied. We shall have

to watch tomorrow, as you say.

Thank

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you both.

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That's it for The Papers tonight.

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Don't forget you can see the front

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on the BBC News website.

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It's all there for you - seven days

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Thank you, Kate and Sebastian.

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Goodbye

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