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in South Korea in February.

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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 Kate Andrews,

News Editor at the Institute

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of Economic Affairs

and Sebastian Payne,

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who's 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 are planning

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to deselect 50 Labour MPs.

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The Telegraph leads with comments

from the Foreign Secretary Boris

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Johnson, arguing the UK should

welcome a visit from Donald Trump.

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The Sunday Express says more

than a 100 Tory MPs will demand

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the Prime Minister ends free

movement and leaves the single

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market as soon as the UK exits

the EU in March next year.

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The new look Observer

leads with a pledge

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from the Prime Minister

to punish bosses who fail

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to protect their workers

pension schemes.

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And the Mail on Sunday leads

with an investigation carried out

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by Channel Four into three former

Conservative cabinet ministers,

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in what the paper calls a 'cash

for Brexit' controversy.

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Well, as usual a mixed bag

of stories in tomorrow morning's

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papers -

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politics, celebrity weddings

and Donald Trump so let's take

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a closer look with my guests.

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Starting with the B new look

Observer. What we think of that?

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Kate? It is quite smart.

It does

look very tidy and clean. The Prime

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Minister has written in the Observer

tomorrow morning and in the wake of

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the Carillion problems, she is

calling for a crackdown on bosses

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who failed to protect pension

schemes. If you want evidence that

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Jeremy Corbyn and his movement are

gaining traction, look to this story

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right here. She is capitalising on

the left wing rhetoric that

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companies are the problem in the UK

and government intervention will be

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the solution. The rhetoric is empty

in some ways because when she talks

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about finding companies who are

caught in cases of wrong doing, it

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would almost suggest that these

companies need to go under to be

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fined. It is unsure how this could

pan out in a meaningful way and in

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the private sector, companies going

bust is not a story, that is what

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happens when they are not

successful. But Carillion has

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brought it to public attention,

particularly because of the

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government contracts. It will cost

money to get new contractors. It has

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made the public more concerned about

those sorts of collapses.

Sebastien,

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it is not very conservative and she

has promised not to govern for a

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bleached few. Labour put authors

simply?

Tony Blair said for the

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many, not the few. I agree that this

new Observer looks very nice but the

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language from Mrs May is empty and

populist rhetoric um the idea of

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tackling executives to line their

own pockets and put the pensions of

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workers at risk. It may be true but

it is not conservative than the

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problem the party has at the moment

is that it is not speaking up on

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behalf of markets and capitalism, it

is not saying that what happened

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with Carillion is what is supposed

to happen. If a company is not

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functioning it goes bankrupt the

shareholders suffer. This goes back

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to the rhetoric of Mrs May before

the election, someone trying to

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tackle this in society with

government intervention.

Moving on.

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Sebastien again, Donald Trump, the

front page of the Observer still,

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Trump plays the blame game.

We have

had this curious thing with a budget

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was not passed on Friday so there is

no functioning US government on

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Monday morning. Federal employees

will turn up and not get paid. It is

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interesting how this has been framed

because Chuck Schumer, the

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Democratic leader in the Senate

calls this a Trump shut down and

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Donald Trump calls it a Schumer shut

down. Really it is extraordinary

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that the Republicans control all

three branches of the US government

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and this still happened. It shows

you the unpredictability of Donald

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Trump. You cannot know what he says.

I agree to some extent that this

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President is more difficult to deal

with than others but it is not the

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President who determines budget, it

is Congress. The President does not

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have as much power as those at home

I think. He'd does not get to set a

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legislative position. This is the

19th shut down since the 1970s and

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it is a lot scarier than it sounds.

As it continues more and more people

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will see paycheques disappeared.

Benefits are still rolled out and

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any meaningful service like the

military will be operating but

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politicians need to get their act

together. One of the biggest

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problems they have is that the

Republicans hold all the branches

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that the Senate only by a few seat.

If they cannot get enough votes from

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Democrats or they lose a few seats,

it all goes under.

Staying with

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Donald Trump, the story from the

Sunday Telegraph about welcoming at

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visit from Donald Trump. That's what

Boris Johnson says. OK, this is Mr

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Trump himself who does not want to

come, rather than us not wanting him

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here? That is asked in the broadest

sense.

I think the position of

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Donald Trump has been affected by

the feeling of the British public

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who made it very clear that there

would be mass protest if he showed

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up. All of a sudden he is not

showing up because he is not happy

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with the new embassy and it seems a

bit funny. Again, interesting that

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the Foreign Secretary is writing

this article today but I think it

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has to do with Rex Tillerson and his

counterpart from the United States.

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He makes the point that it is to

think of Donald Trump as being what

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we want to oppose but we need to be

careful not to oppose the Oval

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Office overall. The relationship

between the US and the UK is so

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crucial in terms of security and

history in terms of trade in the

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future.

Yes, because once Brexit

happens we will need all the trade

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we can get.

What Boris is trying to

do is pave the way for negotiating a

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free-trade agreement with the US

because that will be the Republican

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held Congress that make that happen.

Or as Johnson was once a big critic

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of Donald Trump chip -- Doris

Johnson was once they'd need critic

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of Donald Trump. He once said he

would never go to New York in case

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he bumped into Donald Trump. Now he

is our best and greatest ally... In

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geopolitics it is very much thinking

about the realities of this year and

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the UK does need to get close to the

US and it needs to work with the

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Trump administration. You need to be

careful that when there are moral

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questions about things the President

has said about calling the Mount.

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Theresa May got this completely

wrong when she ran off to Donald

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Trump's side and did not take the

careful approach of France and

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Germany.

Donald Trump has been to

France and Germany. He has said

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hello to Angela Merkel and Emmanuel

Macron. There were no big

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demonstrations there.

He seemed to

be welcomed. When he first met

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Angela Merkel he refused to shake

her hand and that was terrible. That

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was a terrible moment. It is not as

if he has been on this behaviour.

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That the troops have gone smoothly

because they took the practical view

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that you need to work with the

United States. Beading onto the

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Sunday Times. I feel I have read

this headline before. Jeremy Corbyn

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allies plot to oust Labour MPs. Is

that the new story, old story?

This

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is something a lot of people suspect

is happening within Labour although

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we do not act fully know. Last week

there were crucial changes within

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labour when the national executive

committee, the all ruling body, was

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taken over by an acolyte of Jeremy

Corbyn. And now the Sunday Times

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reveals that hit list of MPs they

don't like or agree with and want to

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get rid of. The former Shadow

Secretary -- for -- Foreign

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Secretary... Other big names, they

are on this hit list. Is not lot

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approved behind it. At the very end,

Momentum, they say they are not

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campaigning to the deselecting of

any sitting MP. The keyword is

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sitting. If the boundaries were to

change, there would suddenly be

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trigger ballots for all MPs and that

is when they made use the moment to

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get rid of people they do not like.

This is the first in many headlines

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as Jeremy Corbyn gets more confident

and powerful within the party.

Yes,

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interesting. What it says is that

they have been told not to rock the

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boat. It is the Labour leadership

trying to impose discipline in its

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party which is what all political

leaders want?

Certainly. If you look

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back to the previous campaign, many

people within the Labour Party did

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not think Jeremy Corbyn would get

any traction. They thought it would

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be utter defeat. They were defeated,

it is important to remember, despite

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the rhetoric we have heard, but they

did much better than anticipated and

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now they are in a position to say to

moderate MPs that they have

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traction, time to get on-board. If

they were to get some radical MPs in

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we would have a radical manifesto.

The Sunday Express now. Their story,

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they tend to stick to the weather

and royal family that this is a

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straightforward political story. The

headline rather peculiar, Brexit

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enforces.

Explained this to us. Over

100 MPs who are going to demand that

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Theresa May take Britain out of the

single market when the UK leaves in

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2019. Jacob Rees Mogg says he will

make her stick to her headline. This

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stage to where the high Brexiteers

want a stronger voice. I think they

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felt ripped off by phase one, that

they would pay too much money to the

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EU, that the Irish border question

has fundamentally been sold, and it

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takes is closer to the single market

rather than away. They are going in

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early and strong now on an issue

that was a part of the referendum,

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regardless of which side of the

immigration debate you are an.

Jacob

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Rees Mogg is the cheerleader, the

man...

The man insisting on all

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these. He is being celebrated

amongst the Right now. For him to

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come out and hold Theresa May's

feature the is more meaningful.

It

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does put more pressure on the Prime

Minister. What is the likely

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reaction to be?

I think they are

worried about the story because so

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far this 100 plus group of

Conservative MPs have been

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protective of Mrs May and let her do

her best that strategy, make opera

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misers, and over 45 billion euros.

The real thing is that they are

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waiting for this fight on the Brexit

end state. That once we have left

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the EU and transition, where will we

be? And people want a clean and

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total break with the EU, control of

borders and control of everything.

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The problem is that if they want

that in March 2019, that is no

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transition. EU has been clear,

transition is the status quo. This

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has been a shot across the bowels of

the Downing Street Brexit strategy.

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Finally this one, Michael Gove a

senior Cabinet figure ramps up clock

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watching civil servants. -- rants

at.

They are not working hard

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enough. According to a cabinet

source, Mr Gove went off on a rant

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in a Cabinet meeting where he said

does the Public service is to work

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for five days? And he was told was a

flexible time. He goes in, rips up

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government, tell citizen and clearly

he has ruffled a few feathers. He

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has made great inroads in the

environment Department one year

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after everybody thought his

political career was over but this

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really shows that the Whitehall

machine may not be the biggest fan

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of him and he is not the biggest fan

of them either.

I don't know if he

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cares a lot about that. He lacks

efficiency. He likes to see public

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servants held to account.

Importantly, he is highlighting the

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Brexit glycol. All domestic policies

have been pushed aside to focus on

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Brexit were still need to look at

like housing and NHS public servant

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are doing that.

Benefits of the

papers denied. Don't forget you can

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see the front pages of the

newspapers online on our website and

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it is all there for you. -- that if

it for the papers tonight.

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