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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 economics commentator

and author Dharshini David

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and broadcaster and former

Fleet Street editor Eve Pollard.

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Many of tomorrow's front

pages are already in.

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The Observer leads on comments

from a former head of the civil

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service, who makes a scathing

comparison between some brexiteers

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and German nationalists

between the world wars.

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Theresa May will face a coup

from cabinet Brexiteers

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if she persists with plans to remain

in the customs union,

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according to the Sunday Times.

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And more Brexit on the Sunday

Telegraph which says

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the Prime Minister is being urged

to invoke the example

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of Margaret Thatcher

and defy her chancellor over brexit.

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-- of Margaret Thatcher

and defy her chancellor over Brexit.

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The Express accuses

Jeremy Corbyn of environmental

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hypocrisy, claiming he left a diesel

car waiting outside his house for 40

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minutes before getting in for a 6

mile trip to Westminster.

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Meanwhile, the Mirror has an image

of the Health Secretary,

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Jeremy Hunt, taking a nap

in a hotel, which the paper claims

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was taken while thousands marched

through London calling

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for more NHS support.

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A lot of Brexit but a lot of other

stories so let's start today with

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the Sunday Times. This is a story

about the doping scandal hitting the

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Winter Olympics which are about to

kick off in South Korea, this is a

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story that the Sunday Times have

done a lot of these Expose is about

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alleged drugs cheating in sport,

this one says secret data has

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exposed the extent of the doping for

insurance skiers at the Winter

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Olympics. -- interrupts. --

endurance.

This is exactly the kind

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of scrutiny they don't need. It

starts on Friday, I believe, the

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opening ceremony, and 10,000 blood

test, the Sunday Times is claiming

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it is seen from nearly 2000 Winter

Olympians.

What they are saying is

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one third of all metals, 99 Golden

medals, one in the Olympics and

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World Championships in 2001 by

skiers have test results which could

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be deemed to be suspicious.

They say

some of them in fact there is only a

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one in a million chance that the

blood result, as a result of natural

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circumstances.

Absolutely. A

credible detail saying with some of

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them their blood was so dangerously

sick at the skier should have been

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in hospital rather than competing.

It's extraordinary. Of course the

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number one country they name is

Russia. And of course lots of the

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Russian entrance, they were not

going to come in fact, they are not

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going to be able to fly under a

Russian flag and it so cheap, you

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remember, there were stories about

secret agent swapping shoots and

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blood tests so that they would come

out with as many winners as possible

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-- Sochi. It's terribly upsetting,

this, because I can remember when

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the doping thing hit and my son was

about 13 or 14 and how could you are

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this was at the Olympics, how can

you explain that the person who

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actually breaks the wire and gets

across first actually is the loser

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because he is taking something that

would enhance and I mean, it is out

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of control now. I mean, and it is

sad because this is going to be our

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only respite from Brexit is watching

people flailing down and it is

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coming to snow here so we can get

ready here to prod us. -- slalom

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down. You know that it is fake.

It

seems to be so prevalent in other

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sports that you begin to question

everything that you see.

Some

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countries who cared to do you

remember those little gymnast from

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Eastern Europe were never allowed to

grow up and have periods because

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they had to stay small, tidy and

flat.

It is extraordinary when you

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talk about the fact they have

approached the sponsors of the game,

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Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Visa, to say

it -- we're not sure if you're

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responsible about this, they have

put their money behind the Olympics

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and it is a risk than knowing what

happened last time.

They probably

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thought it had been taken care off

and obviously it hasn't.

Let's have

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another look at the Sunday Times

again but this time another story

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about, of course, Brexit. How could

a Saturday night go by without a

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discussing it! In view of next week,

the Cabinet subcommittee will meet,

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they are apparently going to try to

come to some agreement about what

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the future relationship will be.

This feels like the moment where

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they are actually trying to bring

the two competing sides in the

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Conservative Party together and will

have to come up with something but

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depending how you look at it, they

are saying a dream team could be

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heading for number ten. Who is in

the dream team?

It is like fantasy

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football! Somebody has very strange

dreams! Boris Johnson, VM,

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apparently, is the plan, Jacob

Rees-Mogg, the man who apparently

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thinks that Treasury columnist are

all against Brexit and aren't up to

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the job, for chancellor, that could

be interesting, and Michael Gove in

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their as Foreign Secretary. -- in

there. What could be interesting,

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it'll give them a chance and mock up

a wonderful picture. This underlines

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that we should be talking about the

fact that the captain has to come

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together on Wednesday and Thursday

and come up with a planned but

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instead we are talking about

division and the fact that Theresa

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May is facing a hugely distracting

challenge at a time when we need to

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be talking about what the future

relationship looks like.

How will

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she square the circle? It seems

impossible. Whatever they come up

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with it will really annoy a large

number of people in her party.

This

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was always going to happen, there is

a group of determined Brexiteers for

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whom Brexit means a complete break.

I feel this has all been exacerbated

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by Duff of swear -- Davos where she

wasn't involved in business and, I

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mean, Davos is about to be about

deals and Trump wandered around

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trying to fix up deals and she had

dinner with her aides. It is a scary

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thing. The figures we are getting,

first of all, why aren't these open?

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Why have hidden? Why is BuzzFeed

leaking some? And of course you and

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I know that the figures you get

other once you put in. Nobody is

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perfect. What you have to have

involved is business, where, when

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the civil service or the Brexiteers

said this is what is going to happen

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to our car industry, you need

somebody who is on the shop floor

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saying actually, we sell everything

we do to Europe and we will find it

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very hard to sell cars that drive on

the other side of the road to other

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countries. I mean, you just need

that to be part of the square as

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they seem, I think, to be pushing

this at people who are very, very

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pro- Brexit.

The Observer as well,

sorry, is just talking about Brexit

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and Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Treasury

and whether they are deliberately

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coming up with figures that mean we

should stay in the customs union all

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the rest of it, they are saying this

is an ex- Cabinet Secretary Sam is

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attacks on the civil servants are

worthy of 1940s January. -- 1930s

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Germany.

In my misspent youth I was

a Treasury economist at one point I

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confess and they are complex models

and it is like cooking, you do to a

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certain amount getting what you put

in. -- get out what you put in. It

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colours the picture somewhat but on

the other hand and you know this as

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a public service broadcaster have to

be in partial and so the civil

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servants. They are accustomed to it,

they understand what is going on and

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I think it is firm language, I'm not

sure it is entirely an accurate

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picture of what is going on but

ultimately what you were saying, the

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problem really is we have a Prime

Minister who doesn't seem to be

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engaging in there for everyone seems

to be second guessing and not

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getting in the right way.

And the

problem is it is all taking a long

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time and 24-hour news business means

people are impatient, they want

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stuff now. There has been the sort

of gap while the Prime Minister has

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been in China and it is, you know,

where I'll be going, what are we

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doing?

Reading on, private parole

firms failing to hit their targets

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on crime cuts, this is presumably

about reoffending?

Private companies

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which are apparently checking people

by telephone, you know, phoning up

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and saying murdering anyone at the

moment? No, I am having a cup of

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tea.

This is -- at least it is not

by text, though.

I imagine that this

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is a big deal to a private company,

I don't want to knock a private

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company, the private companies say

we can do this with a slightly less

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staff or people live and then you

are doing by telephone, I'm in my

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answer probably is if you remember

Abu Hamza, so disliked prison in

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America, but he wants to come back.

Obviously prison is not as bad as we

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think, they are flying drones in

with drugs and television and the

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rest of it. So maybe we have to

change the way we regard presence.

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We need to move on quickly because

the front page of lots of the papers

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has Uma Thurman who has made

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allegations against Harvey

Weinstein, saying that he attacked

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her, he denies this, and in fact are

said to be considering legal action

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against her. At yet another

accusation in this story.

A series

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of accusations, this is and people

would remember she came out with a

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lot of Instagram post towards the

end of last year hinting that she

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was angry and should when she felt

the time was right was going to tell

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and she has. To the New York Times.

These allegations against Harvey

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Weinstein but also talking about her

experience after that when she went

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to make the Kill Bill films which of

course he made.

Too?

Two. You think

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it is quite telling that she carried

on working...

If you are a

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20-year-old and you have no money

and no reputation than I can see you

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would but she is Uma Thurman, she

has made quite a lot of money, been

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married to a film star, the idea

that you would then carry on

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working...

How do you keep that,

have UKIP being at the top of the

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game and getting those starring

roles unless you keep going?

Lots of

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people happy. What is still to talk

about but we are out of time I'm

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afraid, that's it for the papers.

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Thank you, Dharshini and Eve.

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