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leader of the ANC. On meet the

author of this week, my guest has a

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book that is a creepy thriller that

turns into a contemporary horror

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story.

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Welcome to our look ahead. Many of

the front pages are already in, we

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have been looking through, the Metro

uses a musketeer analogy to describe

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the comments of amber Rudd on

Cabinet relations. Theresa May is

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appeasing Tory Brexiteers by

scrapping plans to remain in the

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customs union, meanwhile the Times

says a Cabinet compromise on the

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customs union is on the cards. Then

a top Bank of England official warns

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against post-Brexit banking

regulations. The Guardian has an

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exclusive on a secret fraternity of

Freemasons which is continuing to

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operate in Westminster. Lloyds is

becoming the first bank to bank

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customers from using credit cards to

buy Bitcoin. And the express says it

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is time to wrap up warm, describing

the

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forthcoming cold spell as a

Scandinavian freeze. On the same

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story, the Mirror says temperatures

are going to plummet to minus 14.

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That is a little flavour. No real

consensus on what the main story

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will be, let us see what has

appealed to I guess this evening.

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You will kick us off with the eye.

Brexit, what is the latest

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development.

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Theresa May is trying to soothe the

hardliners.

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This is the head of the biggest

summit. The Cabinet are planning to

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sit down and have a discussion about

what will happen, what the deal will

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look like. I don't think I would

want to be referee.

There is a lot

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of argy-bargy.

You are getting these

conflicting opinions and information

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coming through. The idea that Boris

Johnson, Michael Gove and Jacob

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Rees-Mogg are going... I wish I

could.

He is the Chancellor

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apparently.

Are going to take us to

a fantastic new place. What is

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interesting is this battle is

continuing and I thought Amber Rudd

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was really good, she seemed solid

unsure of herself and she said these

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guys are not going to wreck the

cohesion in our Cabinet but then you

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read on and Theresa May is allowing

herself to be rattled, again and she

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is making these pre-emptive

statements, not looking at the

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evidence that is now building up to

Phil God knows how many big

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containers, but this has been locked

out of the customs union, that would

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not be a good idea. The Tory party

has been at this since Ted Heath,

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they will never reconciled. It is

like the Church of England and gay

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marriage, I think they will have to

split.

There are families who did

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not reconcile after Brexit.

These

are people who are supposed to be

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governing us.

You are looking at the

times. Secret plan to end Tory

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turmoil.

For the first time, it

sounds as though there is a plan.

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Essentially, there is a move towards

a compromise, which could be struck

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by asking the Brexiteers to sign up

to a time-limited extension to

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elements of the existing customs

union and what they are essentially

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saying is they are trying to put a

wedge between those individuals.

Let

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us test them. Whatever they do, they

are not going to be able to settle

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this one. As soon as something seems

to be vaguely agreed, these cowboys

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go off and do their own thing.

These

are the people who are governing us

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and that is why, I don't know when

it will settle but I don't think

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there is going to be an agreement on

this. If there is, they have to

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negotiate on this.

The EU might not

agree. There are so many fronts,

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there are the divisions in the Tory

party and then Michel Barnier

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arrives and divisions arrived with

him and he has his own 27 coming

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end.

We have got a government and

Theresa May seems to be losing her

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nerve and I think this is quite

worrying. She goes with the forceful

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males who are riding this thing. I

hope the Times is the more accurate

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reflection. I still want to believe

there is a plan somewhere, I am sure

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it is buried under a lot of paper

but I want to believe there is a

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plan somewhere.

Take is to the

Guardian, because there is a group

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of people who might know what the

planners, this is about secret

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Freemasons Lodge is for and

journalists.

It is an exclusive. One

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new, I have known about this funny

thing called the Freemasons and how

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they do funny walks. But, this is

about MPs and journalist and I am

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quite shocked. We are in the 21st

century and there are these circles

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within circles, propping each other

up.

Underneath on the front page of

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the Guardian, there is a story about

votes for women, 100 years on from

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that act and above that, there is a

story about an old gentleman 's

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club.

It explains why men have been

much more privilege. I once by

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mistake stepped into their

headquarters not knowing, because I

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was lost, oh my God, you should have

seen their reactions, it was like an

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alien had stepped in!

It is

interesting, we do think, we look at

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Freemasons and we think about silly

rolled up trousers and mysterious

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handshakes, it is almost slightly

comical and yet this story is quite

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serious.

Yes, David Staples, the

Chief Executive of the United grand

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Lodge of England, that might have

been where you wandered into, he

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says being a Freemason helps those

members in roles serving society and

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that they have good acts that are

done, too made a lot of money and

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the more positive side is put

forward.

Why do they need to do

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this? I give money to charity, I do

not need to be a dark circle to do

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that. Women don't.

It is quite odd.

The mystery around it, something

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that Freemasons believe, that is

part of the good thing but to many

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others, it does us the most harm.

Recently we heard a suggestion that

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a lot of police chiefs were in this.

I always suspected that there was a

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judge is logged in here, because

they are so similar. Here is a

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picture, of when we got the vote and

we are still living with these

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gentlemen 's clubs.

Onto a totally

different thing, the Daily

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Telegraph, at the bottom, records

numbers die of malnutrition in the

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NHS, what are they talking about?

There is a story here that says that

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record numbers are dying of

malnutrition in NHS hospitals and

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statistics show that 351 patients in

England and Wales had malnutrition

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listed on the death certificates, as

the underlying cause or contribute a

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factor in 2016. It is a shame we

have only got the front page,

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because they do not know how

malnutrition is judged because part

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of the story suggest that there are

many elderly people who are living

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alone who go into hospital and they

have not been looking after

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themselves at home and they are

already malnourished and actually

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there is a challenge for hospitals

in what they do. I don't know when

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there are end of life care and some

people just do not have food for

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example, whether they are listed as

malnourished.

I have a severely

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mentally ill sister in hospital and

she is not eating and the food was

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there when you went and it was quite

nice. I could not make it, the

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nurses do not have the time to stand

there for an hour to persuade her.

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Some of it has to do, what do you do

when a patient just says no.

Mental

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health can be a huge factor.

And as

you say, time is a big factor. The

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suggestion that if the nurses had

more time, they would spend it on

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coaxing people.

Today my sister did

not want to eat a single sperm, I'd

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tried and tried and my husband

tried, you cannot force her to eat

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-- she did not want to eat a single

thing.

And shoulder times. This is

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deep mined -- and the Financial

Times.

This was their artificial

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intelligence efforts and they

started to divert some very clever

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people and I was suspicious, it

sounded a bit scary. This story is

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one of the first I have seen. It is

essentially crunching data from

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thousands of retinal scans and they

are working with London Moorfields

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eye Hospital, one of the best in the

world and what they are able to do,

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the computers are effectively able

to pick out algorithms which are

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identifying the early signs of eye

disease which they are claiming

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humans would not have managed to

pick up. They are starting to work

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out the similarities, picking up the

rhythms, different conditions and

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what the early stages might be. It

is a massive breakthrough and it is

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still in the early stages, where

they start to send it all off.

We

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have all been talking about AI and

thinking it is sinister but it could

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make a good difference. All this

thing with robots and the deep

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technology which I do not even begin

to understand.

It could be

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fantastic. When you think about

glaucoma and diabetes and the huge

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impact they could have, this sort of

thing could make a difference to

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people's eyes.

Finish as off, if the

weather does not. The killer freezes

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coming.

It is going to be cold but I

keep thinking, we have an

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unprecedented number of homeless

people now living in doorways and so

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on and up to a point, I think they

can survive some temperatures, but I

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wonder how many of them will not

survive unless councils make special

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provision for them or some of them

just do not want to go indoors. We

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never know the number of homeless

people who die over winter, we know

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how many elderly people die, we need

to count them.

OK. Pressure on the

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NHS always tends to come.

And fuel

bills, the cold weather is a hard

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thing to cope with for everyone.

That is it for The Papers, but we

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will be back at half past 11. Join

us then. Now it is time for Meet

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