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as freezing air, dubbed The Beast

from The East, arrives from Russia.

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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 Martin Lipton, who's

the Deputy Sports Editor at The Sun

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and Benedicte Paviot, President

of the Foreign Press Association,

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as well as the UK Correspondent

for France 24.

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Many of tomorrow's front

pages are already in.

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Following the UN's resolution

for a ceasefire in Syria

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the Observer carries the picture

of two children in Eastern

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Ghouta under the heading

Syria's endless agony

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Brexit leads the Sunday Telegraph -

with Theresa May's de facto deputy

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David Lidington writing that the SNP

risks "splitting" the UK's economy

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and damaging trade deals.

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Staying with Brexit -

the Sunday Express reports

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that the Prime Minister will declare

Britain's "best days really do lie

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ahead of us" in a speech

in Brussels this week.

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The Mail on Sunday reports

that the Ministry of Defence

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is setting up a helpline for British

troops suffering from

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conditions including PTSD.

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So no consensus over

the main story, but Brexit

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appears in several

guises, perhaps not surprisingly.

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Should we be surprised at that? We

will start with the Observer. And

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Syria, the breaking news this

evening, good news on the face of

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it.

On the face of it, but so long

awaited, more people getting killed

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everyday, allegedly 500 this week in

this besieged enclave. In the

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outskirts of Damascus. Here we have

two children and one shudders to

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think... The Observer calls an

endless agony, and so is it going to

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end for 30 days which are not the

vote has been delayed so many times

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-- is it going to end for 30 days?

Is it going to be countrywide across

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Syria? Easy-going to be implemented?

The US ambassador Nikki Haley says

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it needs to be implemented

straightaway -- is it going to be

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lamented? -- implemented. 400,000

people in Eastern Ghouta and the

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French UN representative said this

is very belated and on Friday said

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that if this was not passed very

quickly this really would be a

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failure to act and could spell the

end of the United Nations itself.

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Very scary and Wawrinka but these

people living on the ground,

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children who have not seen daylight

-- very scary, all these people

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living underground. And they do not

have medicine.

Questions over

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whether Assad is going to comply but

Russia really is being pointed at.

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Russia are the force in the Middle

East, there has been a disengagement

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by the US, and the Russians have

huge sway over the Assad regime as

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they have had for a number of years.

Unless they twist his arm he will do

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nothing, clearly, because he doesn't

want to stop and he wants to have

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more of his perceived enemies

destroyed, no matter who they are.

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It seems that the Assad regime of

use anybody as expendable whether

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they are child or adult, it matters

not to them, it is collateral damage

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in their ongoing civil war. The UN

Security Council can vote and people

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can talk but unless there's a will

for something to be done nothing

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will be done and I fear that nothing

will be done.

We also had three

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Brexit stories. To go through them

-- we also have. The Observer has

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bad news for Jeremy Corbyn, the

Labour Alliance putting pressure on

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Jeremy Corbyn over his Brexit

stance.

This is one of the Caucasus

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within the Labour Party which feels

we should still stay inside the

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single market even though Jeremy

Corbyn is likely on Monday to go

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back to officially backing

membership of the customs union, to

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try to possibly vote for a

compromise deal. Going to the House

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of Commons.

If we move to the Sunday

press, what is their take on Brexit?

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Quite extraordinary.

-- Sunday

express.

Theresa May is very upbeat

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and she said ministers have set the

Brexit course and UK's best days lie

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ahead. On page four, it shows

Theresa May with some papers on her

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lap and on the other side of the

cosy fire is David Davis who is said

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to have taken back control of taking

back control. Ollie Robbins and

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Jeremy Helan -- Hayward seems to be

running the show, but now David

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Davis was being listened to

according to the Daily Express by

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the Prime Minister and they seem to

be in unity.

Happy days are here

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again.

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The Sunday Telegraph says that the

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deal could be ruined.

Oh, happy days

are here again! This is David

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Lidington accusing Nicola Sturgeon

and also the Welsh assembly of

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potentially putting up barriers to a

smooth Brexit by daring to argue for

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their own power on things like food

safety and other such things. The

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only thing that is certain about

Brexit is the fact that all the

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major parties love fudge, whether it

is British fudge, European fudge, it

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is a big mess and it will continue,

but happy days are here again.

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Talking about things continuing...

He thinks he's going to get clarity.

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Staying with the Telegraph, the aid

charities story, and I want to put

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this to you, many charities have

said it is all about putting

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safeguards in place to protect the

vulnerable and to stop the

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perpetrators of abuse.

Why has it

taken this for them to act? These

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things were happening under the

edict and they did nothing about it.

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The question is, should you be

looking at the people who allowed

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them to continue higher up the

structure?

One of the things about

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the scandal which I have been

covering a lot, and it is absolutely

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fascinating but also terrifying, but

basically there is fantastic work

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done by British aid charities and

French and international charities,

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whoever, they do install the rework

and they going to difficult

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countries, war-torn countries --

they do incredible work. The work is

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commendable but as rules have

tightened up in the UK and

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elsewhere, it would seem that these

aid charities have been targeted by

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people who want to pray on the

vulnerable and abuse their power.

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The reason why this is coming out

now in the last few days, is because

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penny mordant, very clearly has

said, you put everything on the

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table, so it's not just about what

has been the allegations which

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happened, it is the way these aid

charities have actually covered it

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up and not being transparent and

taken the money from the government

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and from individual donors. We know

from the Parliamentary committee,

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with Save the Children and Oxfam,

just on Tuesday 7000 individual

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donors had already cancelled their

checks, and we don't know whether

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corporations are reserving their

judgment. They have got until Monday

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to come clean.

We will see, when we.

We will finish off with the Sunday

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mail. The Mail on Sunday has great

news for those supporting the Fire

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Service. What is this helpline for?

Troops who suffer from PTSD, stress

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disorder, they will have somewhere

to go, a permanent line that they

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can dial up any time 24 hours a day,

to get some help and advice, because

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the levels of suicide from Armed

Forces personnel is exceedingly

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worrying and there has long been a

view that those returning from the

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battlefield with the help of that

and the damage it can do to them,

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some have been left.

They have not

had this service?

They might have

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been a service but it is not being

one which is on demand, seemingly.

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This is something I've been talking

to various Jewish sources about this

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in the past months

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-- this is something I've been

talking to various British sources

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about this in the past few months,

and this helpline is great, that is

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some progress, but it will be about

proper care and support and that can

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take weeks and it can take months,

and that is what is needed. It is a

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scandal that that hasn't been done

before, and they need to be treated

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properly and they need to be cared

for.

Many of the public don't

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realise that our service men and

women are not being treated in such

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a way, so when the public hear the

stories there is shock.

Quite a few

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of them are on the streets, through

some of the homeless work I've done,

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it has huge personal effects,

consequences.

So much -- thank you

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so much for that.

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That's it for The Papers this hour.

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Martin and Benedicte

will be back at 1130

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for another look at the Papers.

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