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It will be a very significant change, partly because the estate

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in London hospitals is worth massively more than in any other

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It could mean a cash boost for the NHS as well as

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And under a Donald Trump administration, all lives matter!

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The fiery preacher who opened Donald Trump's election speeches

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on why Londoners shouldn't fear his presidency.

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Plus, the funding row over babies with an allergy to milk -

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some parents face losing free prescriptions for

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And the magical lantern festival lighting up the capital

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for the Chinese New Year of the rooster.

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Hello and welcome to the programme with me, Riz Lateef.

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First this evening, two of the most pressing

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problems facing the capital - a deepening crisis in the NHS

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Well, this evening, we can reveal that there's a radical plan

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to tackle both issues, by giving London

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NHS trusts here could be allowed to sell off spare

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land and keep the money, whereas in the past, it would have

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A cash boost for the NHS and more land for affordable homes.

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Here's our political correspondent, Karl Mercer.

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The great and the good of London politics, in a room, talking about

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more powers and more money for the capital, with a plea from the city's

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mayor. The only way we'll will make

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progress in this agenda in the years ahead is if London speaks with one

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united for use. Siddique Khan wants more of the tax

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London raises kept here. Everything from stamp duty to tourist tax. It's

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big wish list, but BBC London has learned there is a more real deal on

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the table. Crucially, top officials here at the Treasury are involved.

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As a top officials at the Department of Health and even number ten

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Downing St. It's a deal that means that London's hospitals, unlike

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those around the country, will be able to keep the money they get from

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selling off spare land. So instead of handing the money back to the

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Treasury as they do at the moment, hospitals will be then the able to

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use the money to reinvest in local health services. The land could then

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be used in conjunction with their mayor to build affordable housing

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for key workers. It's hoped the deal will oversee the process of selling

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land all over London. It'll be a very significant change,

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because the estate of hospitals in London is worth massively more than

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any other part of the country. It would be an opportunity for using

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the land values that are often used in London in the private sector for

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a direct public sector reinvestment, either in hospital buildings or

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potentially in hospital services under stress.

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It's understood the deal should be finalised within weeks. The mayor is

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not prepared to give much away today, however.

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What I will say is this, I have been impressed by the compositions I'd

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had with central Government about them recognising that this isn't

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about party politics, it's about wrecking Isaac that when decisions

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are made at the coal face, they tend to be better. -- recognising that

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decisions. Does this give you some hope that

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you will get further powers as you've as for?

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I'm an optimist. And politicians tend to be optimists

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if they know there's deal around the corner.

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We heard from Sadiq Khan there, and today he also backed

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a call to allow London to introduce a tax on tourists -

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all part of the mayor's proposal to devolve more powers to City Hall.

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Asad Ahmad can tell us more, he's in Covent Garden.

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I'm amongst Torres and onto riskier in Covent Garden, which attracts

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millions of visitors every year. But is it right to level an extra tax on

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Theresa just want to come here and spent a night in a hotel here in

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London? It's not a new idea, Boris Johnson approved at the idea, though

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it go anywhere. The new mayor has already paid a tourist tracks if you

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have paid a visit to cities across the world, including New York, which

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levies attacks of over 13% on top of your hotel bill. In Paris, the

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figure is your normal bill plus 10%. Then additional fees of a few euros

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on top that. Enron, it's a bit simpler, up to 2 euros per room per

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night. Does matter in Rome, it's bit simpler. There hasn't been too much

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opposition to it. I get furious, as a traveller,

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when I get to Rome and suddenly, when I'm checking out,

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they say, oh, yeah, you paid in advance for the room,

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but we'll need an extra 10 euros It's not clear yet exactly how it

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will work in London, but most certainly, the hotel

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industry, as well as all the tourists, will be very upset

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by yet more taxation. Simon Calder, very well respected

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travel writer, there. What about tourists here in Covent Garden, what

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do they think about a potential tourist tax?

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I think to spend more pounds for a tourist tax is fine.

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I come from Turkey, I think the living expenses in London are ready

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pricey, so giving this tax might not be very encouraging for tourists to

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come. There is a lot of support amongst

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politicians, not just the merit of London for this tax. They say it's a

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small tax that could make a massive difference to London and the lives

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of Londoners and tourists alike. But does it also sent a message out

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about Brexit and London being open for business, doesn't contradict

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that? Get people talking. There will be a few steps before anything like

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this comes into force. It seems there are growing

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calls for more powers It's one of the big words around and

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politics at the moment. If politicians aren't talking about

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Brexit or Trump, they also talk about devolution. We're seen

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institutions around the country getting devolved powers from central

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Government. Other regions like Manchester and the West Country

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being given more powers, keep your own money, sort things out -

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it hasn't happened in London, despite continued demands from Boris

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Johnson and Siddique Khan under this London finance commission. This will

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be a big deal for London, this NHS deal. Because the NHS is in crisis,

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in London, more than anywhere else in the country. The Government are

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starting to listen. At the Treasury is willing to release the purse

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strings a lot about to the NHS, where might they go in London? What

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they go down the line of those extra taxes to be kept here? Perhaps the

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tourist tax, because I be so much of the Government handing over money.

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Thank you. As London marks Holocaust Memorial

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Day, one women who survived the camps as a child tells

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us her story. Next, the row over special

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formula for babies. At the moment, parents whose babies

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have an allergy to milk can get it as a substitute,

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free on prescription. But this programme has learnt

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that there are plans to withdraw funding for those prescriptions

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in at least two London boroughs What has money got?

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Seven-month-old son has not consign your allergies. He needs a special

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formula to help manage them, which is mother gets a prescription for

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from her GP in Croydon. But she has been told that could soon stop,

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because the group which decides how prescriptions are funded in Croydon

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needs to make cuts. Prasanna, AU days, it would cost us

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?40 every two days to buy his milk. Norma formula is about ?40 a week,

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and his will be at ?140 per week. It's medical need.

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Prescribing in Croydon amounts to millions of pounds per year. 9%of

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the Clinical Commissioning Group's total budget. It's currently in

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deficit as safe for% of its budget this year. Baby's milk is not the

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only area the CCG is try to make savings. In a meeting last year,

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decision was made to try and reduce the describing of gluten free foods,

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vitamin D foods, eczema cream, and baby milk in an effort to save

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?600,000 per year. In a statement, the group's chair said...

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And Croydon isn't alone. Richmond is also cutting the formula. Nine other

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CCGs across London say they're looking at how to make savings on

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restriction funding. Babies with these allergies are

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particularly vulnerable. From a CCG perspective, it would make more

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sense to invest in education and primary care to make sure that the

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babies get diagnosed early and don't need to have special formula is

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longer than they need to, that would lead to significant savings.

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At the CCGs says it's working with health professionals before

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influencing any plans. Sam's mother says this is one cost that families

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like hers cannot afford. A short while ago said -- the premise said

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that the president and first lady would be coming to the UK on a state

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visit after a invitation from the Queen. Mark bands here is the

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preacher who played a key He's been telling London is why they

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shouldn't fear a Trump presidency. Help me like the next president of

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the United States of America! Donald J Trump! Shut Trump!

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The rallying cry that in the end succeeded. But in London, Pastor

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Mark Burns says he's surprised and saddened by the unpopularity of his

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new president. He is not as he has been per trade

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in the media. What about Muslim Londoners who may

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be concerned about going to America. Because, if your present had his

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way, they might not be allowed? That isn't true. The president has

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not waged war against Islam. He has suggested that Muslims are

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based from entering the US, he has said that.

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That me finish. This is the media taking bits and pieces of whatsit is

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it set on creating the false narrative that isn't true. The

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president has made it clear, he has done nothing other than President

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Jimmy Carter did, by proposing a temporary ban against territories

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that are supporting radical terrorist groups.

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President Trump didn't say that though, he didn't say, not the good

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guys, he said, I will consider banning Muslims from entering the

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United States. There was no nuance on that. Is that not the problem

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with Donald Trump? Donald Trump has made it very clear

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he's not a polished politician, he's learning.

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Donald Trump said something which upset many Londoners, he said there

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were many areas in London that were no go areas, where police feared for

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their lies. That's not true. Have you seen those areas, will you tell

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him he is vitally incorrect? I have not in those areas, but have

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only seen a small part of London. If you say it isn't true, being a

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Londoner, I would take your word for it.

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The former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, says the immigration

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system is failing those who need it, and

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"staff don't even know their own rules".

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His damning comments follow the case of an eminent professor who's been

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living here for 40 years and was wrongly denied

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British citizenship on a technicality.

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Reconnecting, remembering... This professor is many things to

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many people. An academic, psychoanalysis, an employer to many

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people at her surgery in Hampstead. She is also a wife to a British

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husband. I have worked and pay taxes for 40 years.

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I been part of British society. When she applied for citizenship she

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was rejected. Shouldn't have a residency permit even though she had

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been already granted permanent leave to remain.

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That trust you have built up between yourself and the country that you

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have adopted. That you think has adopted you, suddenly rejects you

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and doesn't want to acknowledge that contribution any more. It's

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incredibly painful. She's far from alone. Latest figures

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show recognise those of Europeans had been applying for residency. We

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have seen the single biggest increase in a decade. More than

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22,000 Europeans applied in the year to 2015. Compare that to the three

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months immediately after the referendum. That doubled to over

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56,000 applications. The is suggestion the rules -- there is no

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suggestion the rules had been made harder since Brexit, they've always

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been tough. There is a suggestion of disco nation against you nationals

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who have never had to apply before. As the EU National you'd have

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freedom of movement, so a lot of people might have trouble listing

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every absence from the UK in the last five years.

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The Home Office say they are always looking to use reminder process.

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Nick Clegg says the Government should now guarantee all European

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residency rights here, irrespective of what other governments choose for

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Brits abroad. You can't treat people like a

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bargaining chip. They're not people whose wealth and emotional well

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being and commitment of this country should be bargained away. It is such

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a cynical, bloodless way of treating human beings that have nothing but

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good will towards the United Kingdom.

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As from today, the professor is British. Cue the national anthem.

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She won her battle, but says it has been a long, expensive and painful

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process. Despite Government assurances that they want to

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guarantee residency rights are other Europeans here, becoming British

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after Brexit has become a very different feeling from what you hope

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for. I've come west to see the Chinese

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lanterns of the East. Glowing installations

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in Chiswick House and Gardens to welcome in the year

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of the rooster. Today, London pauses

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to mark one of darkest chapters in human history -

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remembering the millions of Jews who were murdered

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during the Second World War. Well, one woman from Finchley

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who survived the horrors of the concentration camps

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is Susan Pollack - who was only 14 when she was separated from her

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mother in Aushwitz-Birkenau. Now in her 80s, she's

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dedicated her adult life to sharing her story

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with schoolchildren, thank you for coming in. We do

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appreciate that some memories can't be easy to revisit. Can I ask how

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vivid your memories of the camp are? Very much so. I remember it quite

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clearly. The main events, particularly. And it's always with

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me. With me and the sense that I repeat it. I go to schools, and have

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been doing so for many years now, and also I hold it due to myself.

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How does a 14-year-old girl get through the horrors of that

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experience? In my own case, I had, not

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consciously, but ie withdrew within myself. I withdrew from the horrors

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of the outside that was present for my whole year that I was

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incarcerated. I dismissed it as much as I could, because I wouldn't have

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been able to survive otherwise. And by the time of liberation in

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1945, you were suffering from TV, typhoid and severe malnutrition.

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What do you remember about that moment of liberation, realising you

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had been freed? Well, it wasn't, by then, I was very

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much dehumanised, and had left any form of wishes and hopes. But at the

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same time, I remember it quite clearly, when I had been picked up

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by deliberate errors. -- by the liberators. He picked me up with

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such gentleness. I was seconds away from death. But I remember that.

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Later on, when I met the major of that liberation team, I asked him,

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what could that goodness into your heart that you were so good to me?

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And that opened up a channel of hope in me.

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Dimensions that you share your story with schoolchildren, when I asked,

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when you look to the future, a safer future, how optimistic do you feel?

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I think... I do have hope, but at the same time, I'm quite a realist

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as well, realising that memories have been challenged, and it needs

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to be repeated constantly. We need to talk about it, the importance of

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having a Memorial Day like we have now. And I'm grateful that the

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Holocaust is being taught at schools as well. And that I've had the

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immense privilege of doing it with the help of the Holocaust

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educational trust, and many other organisations.

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Thank you so much for sharing your story with us, it's privilege to

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have you here. Thank you.

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The last time these two teams met in the FA Cup,

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So all eyes will be on Stamford Bridge tomorrow to see

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if Brentford can pull off a win against billionaire club Chelsea.

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Brentford were in League 1 when they almost caused a cup shock

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And they lead again here, Brentford, what a story

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It took a ?50 million worth of striker to deny them the victory.

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Plenty has changed at Brentford since then, including promotion

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But the challenge of facing Chelsea remains the same.

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It's the toughest draw we could have got.

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The leaders of the Premier League, away from home,

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But it's one we're looking forward to, and hopefully we can

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compete and give a good account of ourselves.

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There's a lot of belief in our squad.

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And the players believe they won't be overwhelmed

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We've played at big stadiums, we've played in front to big crowds.

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The occasion's not really going to affect us, we've just got

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to make sure we turn up and stick to our game plan.

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It's not exactly a level playing field - Brentford's playing squad

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Brentford's owner Matthew Benham has put in around

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Roman Abramovich has invested at least a billion at Chelsea.

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Both clubs are hoping to build new homes.

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Chelsea's, over nine times that amount.

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The Bees hope that moving grounds will go some way

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Griffin Park holds 12,000, Stamford Bridge holds 45,000.

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They have several thousand people in hospitality.

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I can fit less than 100 into Griffin Park.

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So the new stadium, if we get into the Premier League,

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will actually helped to make us truly competitive.

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So, as Brentford prepare for another trip to Stamford Bridge in the

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FA Cup, the real aim is to be playing there

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in the Premier League every season.

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Turning now to the colour and light of Chinese New Year.

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Tomorrow night there'll be celebrations in the capital to see

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in the year of the rooster - especially as here in the capital,

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there's a long-established Chinese community.

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Wendy Hurrell is at a festival in Chiswick -

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That's writer. For some 2000 years, the Lantern Festival has become a

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significant part of Chinese New Year celebrations. The ones here at

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Chiswick House and Gardens are a little younger than that. It's been

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going to years, but all around the gardens here are beautiful glowing

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installations, handmade in China. They make up the Silk Road, that

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ancient network of trade route that linked the East to the West. Here we

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have the Tang Dynasty Palace, and you travel along glittering walkways

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of the beautiful reds which is so reminiscent of the Chinese

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decorations. The Silk Road would have travelled through countries

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like Egypt. Glittering off the lake, beautiful colours and like. -- and

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light. The person responsible for this beautiful light show is Ian

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Xiang. Why did you decide to use the Silk Road as a theme this year?

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The Silk Road is an ancient route connecting China to the rest of the

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world. It was along the Silk Road, the culture and colour is so

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vibrant. We hope everybody coming here can find something to celebrate

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and enjoy themselves. How will you be celebrating in

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London this weekend? In London, people will have family

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together to eat dumplings, and we also hope people will come to the

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magic lantern festival to celebrate Chinese New Year in style.

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Dumplings, that sounds delicious! If you need some light in these cold,

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long winter evenings, the fiery wrist will be crowing to the end of

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February. I will try to say happy New Year and

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Mandarin, you can try it out yourself.

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Tomasz is here with the weather. Hello.

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The good news, for folks who want milder weather, that's it, the main

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headline this weekend, milder is the word. The last couple of days,

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especially yesterday, what was with that cold? Below freezing during the

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day at lunchtime, -1 at High Wycombe during the day. It's turned milder

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now, but with that, it'll turn cloudy. Damp weather on the way. You

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can't have it both ways in a situation, we're going to have to

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get the cloud and rain of the Atlantic to bring that milder

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weather. This time last night, right now, my car was frosting up already.

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That won't happen tonight, the wind coming in from the south and south

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west. Tomorrow, grey and damp in the morning, later in the day it will

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brighten up. It will probably happen after the sun sets, so overall,

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grey, cloudy, damp picture for most of the day. Tomorrow evening, the

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weather clears up, and will have celebrations in central London for

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the Chinese New Year. It's it looking like? Temperatures around 6

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degrees, dipping to five mid-evening. Sunday, more rain on

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the way, so Sunday at the two will be the soggy day. But look at that,

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we haven't seen that from while, 10 degrees is that spectacular for

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London, but a lot of milder than what we've had. Next week, much

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milder, temperatures into double figures, at the moment it looks like

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winter is kind of on hold. Soggy Sunday, eh? Thank you very

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much. That's all we've got

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time for this evening, Whatever you re doing,

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have a wonderful weekend.

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