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European election results. That's all from the BBC News at Six - so

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Now it's over to Susie for the rest of the programme.

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And I will be here with all the day's news from the rest of the

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region, including back on the ward, a year after safety concerns at

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Bedford Hospital, junior doctors will be allowed to return. Why is it

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our hospitals struggle to recruit our hospitals struggle to recruit

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and retrain enough nurses? @nd one and retrain enough nurses? And one

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of the country's Reverend Flowers is back for the first time in ` decade.

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a moment, why so many nursing posts remain unfilled. But first, a year

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after junior doctors were suspended from Bedford Hospital because of a

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lack of qualified staff to supervise them comes the decision to `llow

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them back on the wards. It was July last year when trainee doctors were

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suspended along with childrdn's services because of a concern over

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patient safety. Children thdn had to be sent to Milton Keynes for

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treatment. But in January, the hospital was once again allowed to

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take emergency admissions for under`16s. Today came the rtling

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that there is now enough support and expertise on the wards for junior

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doctors to return. But as Mhke Cartwright reports, it doesn't mean

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business as usual. Are you feeling better now? Yes

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You've been really brave. Charlie, aged three, stayed at hospital

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overnight after arriving with stomach pains. His mum Jo stayed

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with him. Pregnant, her second child will be delivered any day. Without a

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children's ward in Bedford, she would have had to head to Milton

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Keynes. The thought of going half an hour down the road, driving, just me

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and my son, would have been a nightmare and I probably wotldn t

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have gone into the walk`in. I wouldn't have taken him, or if I

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had, I would have been in tears, I think, I'm so emotional at the

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moment anyway. From August, junior doctors will work on the children's

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wards here once again ` eight paediatric consultants provhding

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proper supervision, say health managers. The approach for junior

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doctors will be that they h`ve more people around to help sort out

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problems that they might encounter, and that's sustainable, that will

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continue in the future. Beforehand, junior doctors would have done all

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the frontline care. They met the patients, they did the inithal

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assessment. What will be different now is that all that will bd carried

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out by consultants. July protests, after emergency treatment for

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children was stopped, followed by a damning report from the health

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watchdog. The chief executive now says treatment has been turned

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around. This is the first thme in the country that trainees have been

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returned to department once they have been removed by the GMC, and

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that is a fantastic achievelent and shows that we are really improving

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services and the environment for junior doctors and we are very proud

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hospital. Children will havd to go elsewhere for long`term specialist

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treatment, but for parents like Jo, there is relief that paediatric care

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Meanwhile, hospitals across the region are struggling to find enough

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Many are increasingly having to turn to Europe and even further `field

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Earlier this month, the Royal College of Nursing highlighted

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the importance of employing enough staff to guarantee patient safety.

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But for many of our hospitals that's proving a challenge.

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If we just take a snapshot of the region, you can see the Luton

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and Dunstable Hospital have a vacancy rate of 3.5%.

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At Kettering they've recently recruited 26 nurses from ovdrseas,

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And at Addenbrooke's in Cambridge, 10 %

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Our reporter Ben Bland has been to Peterborough City Hospital

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A three`day stay in the cardiac ward for Phyllis Johnson, and thd care

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she received from the nurses was a vital part of her recovery.

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Very important, they are very good, very kind,

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Here on the cardiac ward they have 12 nurses

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and healthcare assistants on duty, spanning the day and night shift.

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To cover those shifts over the course of a week means they need to

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employ 55 nurses, and that's just for one ward in one hospital in one

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city, so you can see why qu`lified nurses are in such high demand.

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At the minute we are looking to fill 150 posts.

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Not all of those are vacant at the moment, some we have had notice of

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people moving on to new and exciting other posts and then we havd filled

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some of those and we are waiting for nurses to come and join us from

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where they are currently working, but we cannot make up the ntmber we

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We have been looking at overseas recruitment.

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And they have just recruited more than 20 nurses from Spain,

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They will start at Peterborough Hospital later this year, but some

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think hiring nurses from abroad is only a short`term solution.

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It doesn't solve the problel because we will still have a shortfall

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We need to get more qualifidd nurses within the workforce and I do know

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from talking to my other colleagues within the Royal College of Nursing

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that Peterborough are a little bit later than some of our organisations

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in looking abroad to recruit qualified nurses.

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At this hospital, they parthcularly need nurses for the operating

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theatres and emergency departments, but training and recruiting them is

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The rest of the challenge is keeping good nurses and persuading

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Earlier I spoke to Karen Webb from the Royal College of Nursing.

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She told me why hospitals h`ve little choice but to recruit

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To put it bluntly, we would need to recruit every single school leaver

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in the country at the moment in order to staff the NHS to the state

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that it is at the moment, so frankly we have to go overseas at the moment

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to find enough people with the qualifications,

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experience and skills to fill the nursing vacancies in thd East.

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But what could we be doing better or more of in this country,

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Is it training? Are we not training enough people?

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We need to invest more in nurse training places through

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There are no shortage of young people wanting to train to

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be nurses but there are shortages of commissioned places

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There isn't a single area in the East of England

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at the moment that isn't crying out for qualified experienced ntrses

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It takes four years to prep`re a nurse to be competent

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for practice, and clearly over the years the investment has not gone

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Does that mean patients are being put at risk if we are

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so desperate and so short of those trained nurses?

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Of course patients are being put at risk.

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If patients go to any wards now they will be able to see how many

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nurses and what skill mix there should be in the clinical area and

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they will be able to see what there actually are in the clinical area.

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Any time a patient or a pathent s visitor goes to a ward and there are

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four nurses instead of five, you know your relative is being put at

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risk because if that is the assessed number of staff there should be,

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there really isn't an excuse for why they are not there,

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other than cost`cutting and saving money on nursing posts.

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A couple from Northampton who were extradited

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to America last week have had their application for bail refused.

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Paul and Sandra Dunham appeared at a court in Maryland this afternoon

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They face 13 counts of fraud totalling $1.4 million

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The Dunhams have been told their trial is unlikely to be heard

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Now for something that's not been seen in this region

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for more than a decade. It's blue and white.

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But now the Fen Violet has returned to Cambridgeshire and Wicken Fen.

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Wicken fen, it believed to be the oldest nature reserve in England,

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internationally recognised for its conservation. And we have jtst heard

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conservation. And we have just heard a cuckoo. Last year they fotnd 3

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a cuckoo. Last year they found 53 new species. Now they have

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discovered the fen Violet, found deep in the heart of the reserve.

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That's what all the bosses `bout. `` That's what all the bosses about. ``

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all the fuss is about. They last saw it ten years ago. We know as here it

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likes disturbed ground, we know it likes boggy ground and we know that

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it doesn't compete very well so it doesn't like a lot of agitation.

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doesn't like a lot of agitation This is just a tiny fragment of what

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was once a great friend, most of which has been drained and farm.

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Conservationists say this l`nd is Conservationists say this land is

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vital to protect rare specids Conservationists say this l`nd is

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vital to protect rare species that vital to protect rare specids that

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survived on this unique habitat. survived on this unique habhtat

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Those are your top stories tonight. gramme.

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Today, Labour leader Ed Milhband came to Essex, vowing to win back

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And some of the region's Lib Dems joined calls for their leaddr

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In a moment, a live debate with senior politicians.

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That's after this from Andrew Sinclair.

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These are the headline figures for the East of England. Three seats for

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UKIP, three for the Conserv`tives UKIP, three for the Conserv`tives

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and one for labour. Dig a little and one for labour. Dig a little

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deeper and it is clear that you get by definitely the winners. Their

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share of the vote up from 19% last share of the vote up from 18% last

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time to 34%. Where has it come from? The Liberal Democrats are down, but

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they also take seats from Labour The Liberal Democrats are down, but

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they also take seats from L`bour and they also take seats from Labour and

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people who have never voted before. Labour are notably up, but it seems

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that most of that vote came from former Liberal Democrats. There are

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stories that in some places many Labour supporters did not turn out

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to vote. If that is true thdn Labour supporters did not ttrn out

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to vote. If that is true thdn that is worrying for the party, so close

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to general election. It was dire for the Lib Dems, they got fewer votes

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than the Greens. That is whx the Lib Dems, they got fewer votes

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than the Greens. That is whx some councillors from this region have

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signed a letter for Nick leg to stand down. The big debate hs

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signed a letter for Nick leg to stand down. The big debate is how

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stand down. The big debate hs how seriously to take UKIP. `` Nick

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Clegg. In parts of Norfolk and Clegg. In parts of Norfolk `nd

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Cambridgeshire they could easily Cambridgeshire they could e`sily

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influenced the outcome of next influenced the outcome of next

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year's election. But becausd influenced the outcome of ndxt

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year's election. But because UKIP are appealing to voters across the

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political spectrum, how do other voters adjust their policies? Or do

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they just say, this is a protest vote that will go away next year?

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But given the result of the sport, can the parties continue to say

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that? `` this vote. Here in the studio are Norm`n Lamb,

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Liberal Democrat MP and Health Minister, and Richard Howitt,

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Labour MEP. Conservative MEP Vicky Ford is

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in Cambridge and newly elected UKIP Congratulations on that restlt for

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UKIP. It is it a good result for the region? Are you intending to do work

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for us in Europe? Yes, but we have to look at the big issue on the

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doors, which is immigration. We are the only party with a plan to take

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back control of the Borders. The other parties may say that they want

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to do that whilst being in the European Union, and that is an

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impossibility. The only way we can take control is to leave thd EU Are

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UKIP speaking the language of the ordinary working people that Ed

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Miliband said today that Labour is not reaching? I am grateful and glad

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to see Ed Miliband in Essex delivering that message and I think

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that there is a big difference between understanding concerns,

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concerns about the health sdrvice and access to that, whether children

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can get jobs, and also homes. UKIP's prescription is to stpport

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UKIP's prescription is to support the health service and to rdmove

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the health service and to remove people's appointment rates, which

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will increase job security. The very things that voters are worrhed

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about, Labour has the prescriptions that UKIP does not. 30% of voters

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chose UKIP over you at the Duropean chose UKIP over you at the Duropean

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election. The disillusionment is not just with the government, it is with

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you. There is an anti`polithcs you. There is an anti`politics

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disenchantment, and labour's job is to Windows people over. In Norwich

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and Cambridge Labour had thd majority and it looks like we will

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wind at the general election next year. The Labour vote went tp. It

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wind at the general election next year. The Labour vote went up. It is

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the first time in 20 years hn the the first time in 20 years in the

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European election that Labotr has beaten the Conservatives. It was a

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good election for Labour. But you good election for Labour. But you

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did badly in places like Grdat did badly in places like Great

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Yarmouth. Is it over for thd Lib Yarmouth. Is it over for the Lib

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Dems in this region? You did not even bother to put up some Lib Dems

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on some of the council elections. We do you go from here? It is

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absolutely not over. We have do you go from here? It is

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absolutely not over. We havd faced absolutely not over. We have faced

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this question many teams and be always bounce back. Our focts has to

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be rueful sleigh on focusing to get this country back after really

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difficult times `` ruthlessly. You cannot get the country back if you

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do not have any MPs? We have cannot get the country back if you

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do not have any MPs? We havd many do not have any MPs? We havd many

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MPs in Parliament and we are do not have any MPs? We have many

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MPs in Parliament and we ard in do not have any MPs? We havd many

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MPs in Parliament and we are in the coalition government. We have to act

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in the national interest. It is critically important that wd

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in the national interest. It is critically important that we have to

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critically important that wd have to listen to what the voters said last

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Thursday, that we treat people with respect for the decisions that they

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take. The way that the EU operates, it has let people down. We need to

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devolve power, make it more democratic and accountable. I want

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the Lib Dems to make fat reform argument. Little stock about

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reform. Your party is under pressure to spell out what it wants to

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change. What will you be arguing for ? The Conservative vote held up

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quite well. The people have spoken. They want reform and a new

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relationship with Europe. That is precisely why the Prime Minister

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relationship with Europe. That is precisely why the Prime Minhster has

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gone to Brussels today to start that renegotiation. On my list of things

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that I want to see be negotiated renegotiation. On my list of things

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that I want to see be negothated is that I want to see be negothated is

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that issue of immigration and freedom of movement of people and

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how the controls of that have not been strong enough for certain

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how the controls of that have not been strong enough for cert`in parts

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been strong enough for certain parts of the East of England. There are

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also issues to do with human rights and decisions on home affairs and

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justice. Those have been on our list. But a key difference between

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ourselves and UKIP is that I want list. But a key difference between

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ourselves and UKIP is that H want to see every negotiation that looks at

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the detail so that business and British businesses will not be left

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with uncertainty, because wd British businesses will not be left

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with uncertainty, because we need to with uncertainty, because wd need to

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make sure that we support British businesses, British jobs, through

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this renegotiation. Can I just ask this renegotiation. Can I jtst ask

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you... Very briefly, this is a vote for a referendum, and I support a

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referendum, 52 Conservative MPs in this region support and want a

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referendum so that people can referendum so that people can

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choose. How concerned are you? You did well in the European vote but it

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is not looking so good for the Conservatives in the first past the

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post elections and that could be the big problem for you in this region.

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If people want a new relationship with Europe, which is suggested in

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last week's vote, then they need to make sure that they have MPs that

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are in favour of a referendtm. If there is a vote that splits the

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pro`reform, pro`change votes, they could end up with a Labour LP.

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pro`reform, pro`change votes, they could end up with a Labour MP. And

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those Conservative seats th`t we won those Conservative seats that we won

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in the last election, if thdy those Conservative seats th`t we won

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in the last election, if they go in the last election, if thdy go

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back to labour you will not get you in out referendum. You are planning

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to stand in Thurrock. This region is high on UKIP's target list. But it

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will not just be about Europe, it will be about the economy, housing,

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welfare. Do you really think you can persuade voters to vote for you to

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be at Westminster? Absolutely. We won the popular vote at the council

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elections and in the European elections. What you have he`rd

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elections. What you have heard there, completely misrepresdnting

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UKIP's position on NHS, particularly a cheap shot when Labour introduced

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public private partnerships. We have a comprehensive platform to bring

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change. If the Tory's best `rgument is vote for the blues to stop the

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red then they are all the s`me. is vote for the blues to stop the

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red then they are all the same. Let red then they are all the s`me. Let

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me put to you that we must have a balanced debate about immigration

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and recognise that immigration has in many respects done an enormous

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amount of good for this country If amount of good for this country. If

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you think about the NHS... Let me finish this point. Let me make this

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finish this point. Let me m`ke this point. If you think about the NHS

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and you think about our card and you think about our care

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service, the whole system would collapse without extraordinarily

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dedicated people from across Europe working and caring for our frail

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older people. You have to answer the question about where does that here

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come from if we send all those people back on? Last time UKIP good

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result in the European elections they went down to 3% by the general

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election. I was debating whether election. I was debating whdther

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UKIP candidate this morning he said that yes, it is a protest vote. Next

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year the alternative is Labour and that is why Labour is on cotrse to

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that is why Labour is on course to win that general election. We have

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spoken to many voters who did win that general election. We have

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spoken to many voters who dhd vote spoken to many voters who did vote

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UKIP and they said that thex spoken to many voters who dhd vote

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UKIP and they said that thex do not know if they will vote UKIP in the

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general election. They want to see you prove yourself. You will be

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under a lot of scrutiny. Exactly. We have shown in the areas where we

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gained on Thursday, we'll acted one councillor in Thurrock in 2012, and

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people have seen the great work that that councillor has done and they

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have elected five more `` wd elected one councillor. We will see places

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where we can make real breakthroughs, where we can actually

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sure that we can give up on the Punch and Judy of reds, bluds

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sure that we can give up on the Punch and Judy of reds, blues and

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sometimes he was, and actually get real change. The truth is that

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nobody knows how it is going to play out at the general election, it is

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uncharted territory, which is uncharted territory, which hs

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dangerous for the party in power. If you vote UKIP and we end up going

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back to Labour then remember what it was like when we took over, with the

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country in deep financial crisis, we run out of money and it has been

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enormously painful getting this country's economy back together. A

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country's economy back together A lot of people have felt that pain.

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But look at where we are now. We have cut the deficit to bring the

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economy back under control. 1.5 million new jobs have started,

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economy back under control. 1.5 million new jobs have startdd, .5

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million young people given apprentices. Let us not get this

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country get back into financial disaster again. This has been done

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by the coalition. And it is two parties working together. You are

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not getting the credit, is that what you were saying? Yes, the smaller

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you were saying? Yes, the slaller party does not get the credit

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you were saying? Yes, the smaller party does not get the credht that

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you were saying? Yes, the slaller party does not get the credit that I

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party does not get the credht that I think in time we deserve. But

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party does not get the credit that I think in time we deserve. Btt I

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think in time we deserve. But I think it has been criticallx

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think it has been critically important at a time of incrddible

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danger to this country for two parties to work together, and our

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clear message has been that we work for a stronger economy, but also a

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fear society. Can I just... We have achieved massive tax cuts for people

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on low pay, a punk your costs. We on low pay, a punk your costs. We

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have reformed pensions in a way that have reformed pensions in a way that

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gives the money to people on low incomes. These are real achievements

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in government and that is what we should focus attention on. Xou

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in government and that is what we should focus attention on. You have

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lost your identity in doing so. In your constituency the Lib Ddms

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lost your identity in doing so. In your constituency the Lib Dems were

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your constituency the Lib Ddms were down more than 12%, UKIP up 16%. I

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down more than 12%, UKIP up 16% I do not think we have lost our

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identity. I think that we have fought very clearly for a stronger

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economy and a fairer society. fought very clearly for a stronger

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economy and a fairer societx. It is economy and a fairer societx. It is

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extraordinarily difficult for a time of economic people that we have been

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working with the party that have not in our natural allies. Economic

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dislocation is not just in Britain. Look at what has happened across

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Europe, French, right`wing parties, like UKIP, in France, in Austria, in

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Denmark, all gaining. It should be worrying to people. Let us talk

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about this region. There is some suggestion that Labour voters did

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not turn out, for example in Luton. Just 28% turnout. Are your voters

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staying at home? There were not local council elections... The

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turnout was higher than where it was just the European election. But in

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Luton we have to greet Labotr MPs Luton we have to greet Labour MPs

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and we're on course with victories in Norwich, Cambridge, Watford, for

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Labour to be winning key se`ts that Labour to be winning key se`ts that

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it needs to win. 110 since `` one sentence from all of you. What will

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you achieve for this region next year? We're on the road to economic

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year? We're on the road to dconomic recovery, let us not ruin it. If you

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vote UKIP you could end up with Labour and you will get back to

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financial disaster and you will not get a referendum on Europe. The old

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three parties, you cannot tdll get a referendum on Europe. The old

:23:58.:23:58.

three parties, you cannot tell the three parties, you cannot tell the

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difference between them. If you want back control of your borders,

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sovereignty and democracy, vote UKIP. The austerity policies have

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gone too far, we need to get that European money into the Easter think

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in. I am the only MEP that works for that and we need to deal with job

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insecurity and not slash employment rates. What are we missing out on?

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Jobs and the economy. We will work in the government to rebuild this

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economy after an incredibly different time and I think we are

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achieving a real difference. Thank you all very much for joining us

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this evening. It has been up pretty grotty day weather`wise, so we sent

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Alex outside. If we kick off with the pressure

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chart we can see the culprit, which is an area of low pressure out over

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the continent. That will mean the continent. That will mean

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further outbreaks of rain this evening and overnight, but ht will

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evening and overnight, but it will improve, so hang in there. The radar

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chart shows us where the heaviest of chart shows us where the heaviest of

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this rain has been and some of it has caused problems with localised

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flooding. Some heavy rain in a short space of time. Looking at tonight's

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chart you can see the track of this rain. It is starting to clear

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westwards through this evenhng and westwards through this evenhng and

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overnight. It brings us heavy pulses of rain. By the end of the night it

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looks as though the main rahn of rain. By the end of the night it

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looks as though the main rain band looks as though the main rahn band

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will be sitting on the north`west of it. For many counties it will be a

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dry end to the night. A good deal of cloud temperatures will rem`in

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relatively mild, around ten, 13 degrees. We kick off tomorrow with a

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lot of cloud around. If you live in northern counties, northern parts of

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Cambridgeshire or Norfolk, ht northern counties, northern parts of

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Cambridgeshire or Norfolk, it will be cloudy but it will start to clear

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northwards. That is where the main focus of this rain will be `cross

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the country tomorrow. If you're focus of this rain will be across

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the country tomorrow. If yot're off to the Suffolk Show you may well see

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a glimmer of brightness. It may well remain quite cloudy across the

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region, but rarely get any brightness or sunshine, which could

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be in short supply, but we lay get some, temperatures may claim to

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around 15 or 16 degrees. Moderate north to north`easterly wind. But

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there will be limp through than by the end of the day. The chart shows

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just that. This is going to give you some hope, because this is the

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pressure chart that we will end with, which shows how presstre

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with, which shows how pressure building for Friday. It is `n

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building for Friday. It is an improvement. Before we get there,

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looking at the outlook, we have closed with outbreaks of rahn to

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closed with outbreaks of rain to come on Thursday. It becomes

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gradually drier and brighter and then for afraid he entered the

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weekend we have later when sent brighter spells and some sunshine

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around. It is looking like a brighter spells and some sunshine

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around. It is looking like ` dry forecast for the weekend. Let

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around. It is looking like a dry forecast for the weekend. Ldt us go

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back to Suzy. That is all from us after a very

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lively debate on the issues surrounding the European elections.

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I and sure that that debate will continue in the coming months.

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