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Hello and welcome to our look

at the Sunday papers.

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With me are the broadcaster Lynn

Faulds Wood and the Political Editor

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of the Sun on Sunday,

Dave Wooding.

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Let's have a look at some

of the front pages.

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The Observer leads with Labour's

attack on the privatised water

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industry, calling the amount

in dividends paid to

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shareholders "scandalous".

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The Mail on Sunday's front page

says that Brendan Cox,

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husband of murdered MP Jo Cox,

was accused of sexual abuse.

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His lawyers say he vehemently

denies the allegations.

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The Sunday Telegraph

reports on concerns

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from some EU countries that

Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel

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Barnier's conduct could lead

to the UK walking away

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from Brexit talks.

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The Sunday Express previews a speech

from the Prime Minster,

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saying she will set out plans

to make the UK "a truly global,

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free trading nation".

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The Sunday Times has more

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allegations concerning the conduct

of aid workers, suggesting that more

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than 120 people working for leading

charities have been accused

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of sexual abuse in the past year.

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There we go. That start off with

that story in the Observer,

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continuing allegations about Oxfam.

Their front page have line, Oxfam

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faces fresh claims over a start

paying for sex. We have seen the

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allegations.

Some of the front pages

I find a bit thin. Based on not much

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evidence. In this wonder is quite a

lot of evidence. Oxfam's chap...

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This was 200,000 people died in the

earthquake. You don't move into a

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nice flat and then run things. It's

horrible barren ground. You have to

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find people who were prepared to go

into these words owns. -- horrible

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bear on the ground. There were 2000

charities piling in there. It's a

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bit chaotic. However, they found out

that this guy has got form because

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he was previously in Chad, when

there was a civil war. He has been

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one of these people prepared to go

to hotspots, and hasn't been much

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control over what he has been doing,

it looks like. A sacked for people

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in 2011, and they put in new

contracts were they have to sign

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that they want to give people money,

won't exploit under 18-year-olds and

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so on. But it looks as if they have

handled it really badly. They should

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have warned more about what was

going on, they should have told the

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Charity commission more about what

was going on. Getting hit for to do

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so, and more stuff is going to turn

up. They have safeguarding teams

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now, whistle-blowing. But the papers

are finding out all sorts of things

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went on that really, this is only

six years ago, should have been

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disclosed to us.

How damaging is

this going to be to Oxfam is

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potentially other charities, in

terms of, obviously, they depend on

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goodwill from the public to raise

funds?

Oxfam is the gold star of

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charities. It is a big brand, a

major brand. When you want to help

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developing countries, it is one of

the charities you think of first. If

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we ask journalists were doing

something about a tragedy of some

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kind in these far-flung countries,

which charity do you ring first?

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Oxfam.

It is a trusted brands.

They

received £32 million last year from

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the government. As well as money

from well-wishers and donors. Small

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donations, the donations. This is

massive. We have stories already

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about the huge salaries paid to the

bosses of these charities. Now we

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are seeing some of these key

workers, in Chad here, having sex

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parties in their houses, when

they're supposed to be helping

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people. It's going to be really

long-term damage for them. They do

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good work, in fairness, we have to

accept that these charities do a lot

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of good work, but this just doesn't

help at all.

They do great work.

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Oxfam is like the BBC, a trusted

global brands. Several points made

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in the article, who do you think

runs Oxfam? They say here that it is

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mainly white blokes and that they --

the trustees also are mainly white.

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In these countries, they tend to be

white blokes again and that are out

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there. The locals will think twice

about reporting a white man in these

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countries. There is a lot. I think

Oxfam is a great charity, and I hope

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they can get through this and that

people don't withdraw too much

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funding. It is the world needs them.

The Sunday Times are focusing on the

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same story. The daily Times has been

making the running on this Oxfam

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story during the week. They're

saying more than 120 workers from

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Britain's leading charities have

been accused of sexual abuse in the

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last year alone. Fuelling fears that

paedophiles are targeting overseas

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aid organisations.

There are other

household names being dragged into

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this now. The figures are quite

gobsmacking. Oxfam, 87 incidents

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reported, 53 of them sent to the

police. They do children are

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involved now in various allegations.

31 people there, ten of them refer

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to the police. Christian Aid, the

British Red Cross as well. All of

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these charities have had incidents.

What seems to be the theme is that

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they're concerned with damage to

their reputation, damage or

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imitation and PR than they are about

coming clean and dealing with these

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problems.

I've been very involved in

the charity world of cancer. I think

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they're quite often run by naive,

kindly people. Or that is the way

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they start out. I don't see evil

coming at them well enough. They

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have to get better at looking at

their staff, especially in hotspots,

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where they have hundreds of

thousands of millions of vulnerable

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people, and making sure that they

somehow have intelligence spread

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between themselves. Some of the

people they sacked in 2011 have gone

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on to work in other charities in

other hotspots. And probably behaved

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in the same way.

OK, let's go onto

another story that is in the

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Observer. This is about Labour's

nationalisation plans. The headline,

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the water pay-outs are a public

scandal, says Labour. The Shadow

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Chancellor promising permanence,

total and cost free

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renationalisation of water, energy

and rail. If Labour win the next

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election.

Back to the future! Those

of a certain age will remember the

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nationalised industries. A new

generation now seeing the railways

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as they have been for the last 30 or

40 years, privatised and still might

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them. They don't know what

nationalised railways were right.

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And then of course the water

industry and the power industries

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are all within the site of the

Labour Party now. John McDonnell,

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Shadow Chancellor, is highlighting

in the Observer piece of the Private

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water authorities have a lot of

criticism about them. They make

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profits and they haven't invested

money in dealing with the

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underground is...

Is this a vote

winner?

Possibly. I think British

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rail is more a vote winner than

anything else. That's consistently

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is the only thing, certainly at the

last election, that Labour were

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polling high in against the

Conservatives.

I'm waiting.

People

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do want to see the roadways improve.

John McDonnell's big problem is

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convincing us all how he's going to

paper at this. He said yesterday he

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is going to borrow money as exit and

everyone gasped. He said it's just

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like borrowing a mortgage to buy a

house, and he rented out and get

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money back in from the people you

read too. You make so much profit,

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pay off the mortgage and spend some

money on dealing with the repairs

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inside, riding a better service. The

problem is, who were you going to

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get to do the dealing with it?

Politicians don't normally make a

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good job of running things.

Visibly

and man in the audience at question

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time a week or two ago, saying, they

are already owned by nationalised

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industries. -- there was a brilliant

man. The company 's own utilities,

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our water are so one, and rail. They

all already nationalised. In

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Germany, France, Spain, the

Netherlands, they have all got

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nationalised industries. They own

large chunks of our industries. I

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think there is a third way that

needs to be looked at, not the hard

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nationalisation, not the free for

all but we seem to have on private

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companies owning this and paying

their... Paying more money than they

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need to. And also they get tax

benefits, tax credits that outweigh

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the tax they pay. There should be a

third way. If it works in these

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other European countries, why aren't

we doing more of it here?

That talk

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about Brexit. No paper review would

be complete without our Brexit

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round-up. The Sunday Telegraph have

a big front-page lead about Michel

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Barnier. You have been talking

pretty tough again about the UK. --

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he has been talking. Some of the

other 27 countries in the EU are

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worried that Michel Barnier is

risking a UK walk-out. Is that

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right?

Michel Barnier is being

accused, the chief negotiator, of

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being a bit of the bully this week.

He has been saying...

He says the

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transition is not a given.

They will

ground the planes from flying across

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Europe. I can't see that happening.

They seem to be doing all the

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running. They seem to be digging

their heels in, playing hardball. We

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seem to be of four bit more meat and

smiled at these negotiations.

We are

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also divided.

The Labour Party want

to show that the tree government are

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doing a bad job. And you have the

Remainers as well.

And then the

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government.

.

Michel Barnier

represent the 27th? Do you think the

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location is he's going out on the

bit about them?

I think it could be

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a bit of that. They're claiming that

the Nordics and the Eastern

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Europeans are not feeling that this

is being well handled. I would

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love... I did watchdog for ten

years. I have never been allowed to

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put everything on screen that

haven't got evidence backing it up.

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I don't see the evidence here.

I do

believe the actual thrust but if the

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British government were to walk away

at... One of the points he wants to

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do, Michel Barnier, is to say,

during the two-year transition, we

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have to abide by new directives that

are issued in that two years. There

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is about 40 of them being lined up.

We also have to continue to pay our

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money on. Is Britain said OK, we

have got power of veto, not good to

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pay you a penny. They were like

that. We have a negotiating strategy

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as well as the EU in this. This is

all to be fleshed out over the next

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few weeks.

I would like to see a

strategy from the government.

They

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have been talking about that in this

Brexit Cabinet committee.

It is

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called a war cabinet. We are not at

war! We chose to leave, let's do it

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nicely. There were too many men

involved in this story. Let's have

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better language.

That let a woman

in. Hang on, Theresa May is doing a!

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Let's go onto cheerleaders in the

Observer. A great story about the

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Winter Olympics. The North Korean

spare the sister of Kim Jong-un. I

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skip to paper. Never mind. We will

stay with the Observer. We have

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these cheerleaders in Jung Chang for

the Winter Olympics. -- into Jung

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Chang. They are doing synchronised

clapping which is rather wonderful.

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Is this an opportunity for some

detente between North and South

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Korea?

It certainly looks like it.

They are talking as if they are

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united at least over the Winter

Olympics. The cheerleaders have to

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move a lot of people out of the

seats of the Google be together. It

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looked like they have been

rehearsing for weeks to do this

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synchronised charger leading. -- so

they could be together. We know

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China is worried that the North will

get too cosy with the South. America

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is worried that the Southgate too

cosy with the North. They are caught

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between two superpowers. It's nice

to see something positive happening,

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when up to now we have been

frightened of these nukes.

That

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picture of Kim Jong-un's sister

checking hands with the South Korean

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president.

It is 60 or 70 years

since these countries have been

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officially at war. I think it's

tremendous. It shows there is a hope

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even in what we think is the most

stark scenarios. What I love about

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these is that instead of watching

this first game where the two

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countries played together in the

Olympics, and sadly lost, everyone

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was watching the cheerleaders rather

than the games. They were so

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excited. I'm going to watch

Liverpool this afternoon. They're

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all dressed in red. I think we

should get them cheering on the red!

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'S

in all comes down to football!

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The Sunday Telegraph. We talked

before about the Boris Bridge, this

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idea that Boris Johnson talked

about, as well as the tunnel we

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might have a bridge across the

Channel. There was quite a lot of

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scepticism when he first mentioned

back. The Sunday Telegraph

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suggesting it. Dreams May come true.

Is very longer bridge anywhere in

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the world?

There is one in China

which is huge. There is a big one in

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Sweden but I don't know what it's

called.

It's not another Boris

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distraction...

It may be a bridge

too far.

They were able to put in

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measures to stop the IRA blowing up

the tunnel or minimise the

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likelihood. How will you stop people

sailing under a bridge and blowing

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it up underneath it? It just seems

to me completely impractical. As not

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fall through, which may of course be

Boris's way of making a distraction.

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It's like Trump, you just lob

something out there to distract

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people from what's really happening.

The thrust of this story, despite

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the government rolling arrives, is

that the French boss of Eurotunnel

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has not ruled this out. In fact he's

going a bit further in saying they

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are positively looking at this and

it might be something... They're

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always looking at ways to extend

their...

Of course.

I would have

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thought another tunnel.

You can

control a tunnel. The huge flaw with

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the bridges that you can't control

it. And who is going to pay for it?

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Is the Mexicans again? Or money

tree?

I think you work and using the

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issue! -- or confusing the issue.

This is a nice story in the Sunday

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Times. I've felt by, and that of a

heart-throb, isn't it? -- he has

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been touted as a possible James Bond

in the past. -- Idris Elba. He has

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proposed to his 29-year-old

girlfriend. The Post yesterday as a

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preview of his new film. Actually in

the cinema. Siovas proposed her.

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Everyone piled Andy Dalton. It used

to be one of those areas that no

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light was shown on. So thank you

very much, Idris Elba. I used to

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watch on the wire and he was

brilliant. He is a wonderful actor

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and I wish or the luck in the world.

It is is time achieved. The paper

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describes the breast to us short

lived.

I don't big we need to go too

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much into that. -- describes the

first two marriages as short lived.

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I love the Tutte week. One young

woman puts, I am heartbroken. Please

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note texts or calls today. Another

Brits, don't worry, he will be back

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on the market within a couple of

years.

For an actor that lives an

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extraordinary life, he looks like a

nice bloke.

Speaking of nice people

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who are actors, let's talk about sex

and the city. This is the nice --

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the front page of the mail on

Sunday. There is a bit of a war

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going on between the sex and the

city stars. You are a bit of a fan,

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I think?

No, I... Way back when. It

was novel a long time ago. There

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were two films and... This is

between Kim could row and Sarah

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Jessica Parker. Jim's brother has

very sadly died. He looks to have

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been a bit troubled. -- Kim. Sarah

Jessica Parker tweeted or text it is

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publicly about her sympathy. King

trowel jests went straight into her,

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saying she should not have sent out

that tweets. But out. There seems to

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be very bad blood.

Alter a hypocrite

as well.

I can't find my paper.

Stop

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exposing our tragedy, you cruel

grids. You assume have a watch that

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theory is that they're all great

friends. -- cruel hypocrites.

It is

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like the series friends, do you

think they all got on well? You were

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a huge fan of sex and the city,

weren't you?

It was one of these

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programmes with fashion, cocktail.

It went across various age groups.

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Young people and older people. It

was a bit of a cult series. When

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something gets so popular, people

buy into the personalities they see

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us believe that, not that they are

real, but that's that is what

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they're in person. Clearly they are

not. There is some friction.

The

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tweaks, and you were normally

allowed 140 characters, this is an

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extremely long tweets from him. I

hope she regret sending it because

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it is so strong. My mum asked me

today, when will that Sarah Jessica

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Parker and leave you alone? It's

horrible.

A sad note to end our

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paper review. I do so much for being

with us. Banks again. -- thank you.

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Don't forget you can see the front

pages of the papers online

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on the BBC News website.

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It's all there for you -

seven days a week at bbc dot co uk

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forward slash papers -

and if you miss the programme any

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evening you can watch it

later on BBC iPlayer.

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Thank you, Lisa and Sarah.

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Goodbye.

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Thank you, Lisa and Sarah.

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Goodbye.

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