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this is bbc news. the headlines at five... as the conservative party conference opens in manchester, the prime minister insists britain won't rely on immigration to boost the numbers of truck drivers to deal with the fuel crisis. the way forward for our country is not just to the way forward for our country is notjust to pull the big lever marked uncontrolled immigration and allowing huge numbers of people. fuel retailers say supply problems are continuing in london and parts of south eastern england but they suggest the "crisis is virtually at an end in scotland, the north and midlands". police scotland introduce new verification checks for lone officers in the wake of the kidnap,
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rape and murder of sarah everard. at least eight peoople have been killed in an explosion outside a mosque in kabul in the first major blast since there the withdrawal of international troops. two new streams of lava erupt from the la palma volcano as activity intensifies. and ethiopia's sisay lemma wins the men's london marathon. kenya'sjepkosgei took the women's title in the first full—scale staging of the race in over two years.
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on the first day of the conservative party conference in manchester, borisjohnson has declined to rule out further tax rises. he said the country had been hit by a pandemic, the like of which had not been seen in our lifetimes, and that the government wouldn't be irresponsible with the public finances. asked about the shortage of lorry drivers threatening supplies of food and fuel, he said the country couldn't simply reach for the lever of uncontrolled immigration and suggested firms pay more to attract more staff. here's our deputy political editor, vicki young. a lot�*s happened since the last time conservatives were here in manchester, an election victory, brexit and a pandemic. is the country in crisis? now the prime minister has a petrol crisis. is rishi sunak right in saying that these problems could go on until christmas? right or wrong?
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he is invariably right. in everything he says, but what you're seeing is a... it depends how you interpret what he is saying. _ borisjohnson says britain is going through a period of adjustment. when people voted for change in 2016 land voted again in 2019 as they did, i they voted for the end of a broken model of the uk economy. - that relied on low wages and lowj skill and chronic low productivity. what we can't do is reach for the lever called - uncontrolled immigration. the government has been forced to issue thousands of extra visas for foreign lorry drivers and workers in meat processing, the argument you will hear from ministers is wages are rising. but taxes are too and that is not something many tories welcome. but mrjohnson said covid was a problem and billions had to be spent.
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you have no fiercer and more zealous opponent of unnecessary tax rises - than me, but we have had to deal with a pandemic on a scale - which this country has not seenl in our lifetimes and long before. we don't want to raise taxes. of course we don't. will you do it again? we won't be irresponsible with the public finances. i are you going to do it again? if i can possibly avoid it ii don't want to raise taxes. thousands marched through the city angry at the conservative government. some tories are worried too about the cost of living and those on universal credit will see their payments drop from this weekend as emergency support is withdrawn. supply issues and labour problems could cause more problems. borisjohnson has to show he has a plan to deal with it. our political correspondent,
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chris mason, is in manchester. talk us through what has been said so far. ., ., . , ., so far. from the arches of the convention. — so far. from the arches of the convention, this _ so far. from the arches of the convention, this was - so far. from the arches of the convention, this was a - so far. from the arches of the j convention, this was a railway station until the late 60s. this must be one of the biggest once they have done since the pandemic. fascinating strands of conversation here, here we have a governing party that has been in government for 11 years and conventional wisdom suggests after 11 years most parties are weary if not frankly clapped out and yet the conservatives have an opinion poll lead in most polls and remain pretty chipper but as vicky set out there that is this colossal set, this scenario problems that they are confronting, and the essence of the question in politics
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now is how much do voters blame some of these supply chain issues and shortages on the government, all to what extent are they blamed on private sector haulage firms who have been too reliant on too long as the prime minister would see it on cheap imported labour rather than better working conditions and better pay for domestic —based staff? where do people conclude the responsibility lies because the prime minister has tried to make a choice between transitioning the economy from one of low to higher wages with less reliance on immigration, and yet at the same time he says he does not want to crack the lever of immigration but thatis crack the lever of immigration but that is what he has done to try and ease the burden of the
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brian madderson is chairman of the petrol retailers association, which represents nearly 5,500 of the uk's 8,000 filling stations. hejoins me now. give us your latest update on the situation around the country. we decided to drill down this morning,
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and what we found was revealing. two thirds of members providing their stats about stations were in the midlands, north and scotland and wales, and they were much improved, and only 6% of their sites were dry, so still a few dry pockets here and there, but overall much improved and they were saying businesses getting back to normal, no queueing, and thatis back to normal, no queueing, and that is great for everyone, but in the south—east it was worse than we expected, and over 20% of sites were dry. and with everyone going back to work tomorrow and school, this is continuing to be a serious crisis for the 25 million or so people living in london and the home counties and whilst the government have taken action it needs to take
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much more action to get the fuel where the problem is. minn; much more action to get the fuel where the problem is.— much more action to get the fuel where the problem is. why do you think the problem _ where the problem is. why do you think the problem is _ where the problem is. why do you think the problem is persisting - think the problem is persisting in london and the south—east? it’s a london and the south-east? it's a hue london and the south-east? it's a huge metropolitan _ london and the south-east? it's a huge metropolitan centre. - london and the south—east? it�*s —. huge metropolitan centre. anyone who goes on the m25 can see ten mile queues, three, four lanes, just the amount of traffic volume and the people does make it a very special case, and perhaps we should have all realised this, the industry in particular and the suppliers, that in any kind of surge of buying, london and the south—east could be the worst affected and that is what has happened. i do the worst affected and that is what has happened-— has happened. i do you think the situation has _ has happened. i do you think the situation has got _ has happened. i do you think the situation has got worse - has happened. i do you think the situation has got worse in - has happened. i do you think the | situation has got worse in london and the south—east then it was a few days ago? and the south-east then it was a few da s auo? , and the south-east then it was a few da saao? , and the south-east then it was a few dasaao? , ., and the south-east then it was a few dasauo? , ., ., days ago? yes, according to some of our retailers — days ago? yes, according to some of our retailers they _ days ago? yes, according to some of our retailers they have _ days ago? yes, according to some of our retailers they have been - days ago? yes, according to some of our retailers they have been out - days ago? yes, according to some of our retailers they have been out of l our retailers they have been out of stock completely for anything up to five days, and this is just not single sites but multiple group sites, so they have really been suffering, not only because they
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don't have any fuel but because people are not therefore go into their shops or using their car washes, so it is a triple whammy in terms of their income, and of course these neighbourhood retail sites get a lot of custom and they are very upset about their regular use is because they cannot service it as they would normally like. we have not the they would normally like. we have got the military — they would normally like. we have got the military stepping - they would normally like. we have got the military stepping in - got the military stepping in tomorrow, how much difference do you think that will make? it’s tomorrow, how much difference do you think that will make?— think that will make? it's only marginal- _ think that will make? it's only marginal- in _ think that will make? it's only marginal. in crises _ think that will make? it's only marginal. in crises like - think that will make? it's only marginal. in crises like this, l think that will make? it's only i marginal. in crises like this, any marginal. in crises like this, any marginal help is very welcome. we have had drivers training around the south—east over this weekend with regular drivers and that is really important that they understand the whole job from a to b, important that they understand the wholejob from a to b, and of important that they understand the whole job from a to b, and of course the hgv drivers themselves are highly skilled, they are loading their tankers at the terminals with their tankers at the terminals with the right products, sometimes up to
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four different products, they then go through some of the crowded dangerous roads in the country, getting to a full court, they then have to put those products into the different boxes underground in any sort of crossover can be disastrous because they might break down outside a filling station, so we hope the training is good, it might take longer but it's better to be safe and sure and we welcome their involvement. the taliban in afghanistan say an explosion outside a mosque in the capital kabul has killed at least eight people. 20 others were injured as a memorial service was taking place for the mother of a taliban deputy minister. it's the first major explosion in the city since the final withdrawal of international troops in august. our south ssia editor anbarasan ethirajen has been
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following developments. caliban officials say this explosions happened outside one of the biggest mosques in afghanistan, there were plans to hold a memorial service of the late mother of the spokesperson and the deputy information minister and culture, she passed away last week, and in fact the taliban announced about this memorial service a day earlier and this has come as a big shock even for officials because it's a major attack on a gathering, and we understand that several people have been killed and injured, a number have been admitted to hospital, and some eyewitness accounts say there was gunfire soon after this blast, so this has come as a big surprise and shock for the taliban who have been trying to assert their authority over afghanistan in the
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last 6—7 weeks, after they seized power in mid august, and i was a wake—up call even for the taliban, even though no group has admitted responsibility for this blast, in the past the islamic state group militants carried out similar attacks. the prime minister said he wanted to hearfrom the the prime minister said he wanted to hear from the police watchdog's review and told women they should trust the police. sarah's death has led to serious questions, the effectiveness of the whole criminaljustice system. the prime minister has now committed in his words to getting more rapists behind bars despite the fact that the budget for the department of justice has been cut by around 25%
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in the last decade. it’s justice has been cut by around 25% in the last decade.— in the last decade. it's not 'ust a ruestion in the last decade. it's not 'ust a question «i in the last decade. it's not 'ust a question of money, * in the last decade. it's not 'ust a question of money, you b in the last decade. it's notjust a question of money, you need i in the last decade. it's notjust a| question of money, you need the three parts of the criminaljustice system, the police, prosecutors, the judiciary, they need to work better together. and people... rape victims and domestic violence victims need to get a better service. {lining and domestic violence victims need to get a better service.— to get a better service. only 296 of re orted to get a better service. only 296 of reported rapes _ to get a better service. only 296 of reported rapes in _ to get a better service. only 296 of reported rapes in england - to get a better service. only 296 of reported rapes in england and - to get a better service. only 296 of i reported rapes in england and wales ending a prosecution, convictions are at an all—time low, campaigners and charities say there needs to be change every level across the uk. the criminaljustice system fails to respond _ the criminaljustice system fails to respond to— the criminaljustice system fails to respond to crimes of rape. we really need _ respond to crimes of rape. we really need to— respond to crimes of rape. we really need to create a culture where that behaviour— need to create a culture where that behaviour is being challenged, not tolerated — behaviour is being challenged, not tolerated. in behaviour is being challenged, not tolerated. ., ., . tolerated. in scotland one concrete chance tolerated. in scotland one concrete change following _ tolerated. in scotland one concrete change following the _ tolerated. in scotland one concrete change following the death - tolerated. in scotland one concrete change following the death of - tolerated. in scotland one concrete| change following the death of sarah everard, people are being told they can verify the identities of lone police officers by asking to speak to the force control room. it police officers by asking to speak to the force control room.- to the force control room. it not recruirin to the force control room. it not requiring women _ to the force control room. it not requiring women to _ to the force control room. it not requiring women to be - to the force control room. it not requiring women to be the - to the force control room. it not i
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requiring women to be the people to the force control room. it not requiring women to be the people who are proactive _ requiring women to be the people who are proactive here, _ requiring women to be the people who are proactive here, the _ requiring women to be the people who are proactive here, the police - are proactive here, the police themselves_ are proactive here, the police themselves had _ are proactive here, the police themselves had to _ are proactive here, the police themselves had to be - are proactive here, the police i themselves had to be proactive, are proactive here, the police - themselves had to be proactive, if you have — themselves had to be proactive, if you have a — themselves had to be proactive, if you have a loan _ themselves had to be proactive, if you have a loan officer— themselves had to be proactive, if you have a loan officer he - themselves had to be proactive, if you have a loan officer he has - themselves had to be proactive, if you have a loan officer he has to l you have a loan officer he has to requirem — you have a loan officer he has to requirem he_ you have a loan officer he has to require... he should _ you have a loan officer he has to require... he should be - you have a loan officer he has toj require... he should be required you have a loan officer he has to i require... he should be required to provide _ require... he should be required to provide verification _ require... he should be required to provide verification as _ require... he should be required to provide verification as to _ require... he should be required to provide verification as to who - require... he should be required to provide verification as to who he i provide verification as to who he is, not _ provide verification as to who he is, notjust— provide verification as to who he is, notjust having _ provide verification as to who he is, notjust having a _ provide verification as to who he is, notjust having a police - is, notjust having a police identity— is, notjust having a police identity card. _ is, notjust having a police identity card.— is, notjust having a police identity card. is, notjust having a police identi card. ~ ., identity card. will sarah's's murder lead to the way _ identity card. will sarah's's murder lead to the way prosecutions - identity card. will sarah's's murder lead to the way prosecutions are i lead to the way prosecutions are happening? the government is pledging to provide better services for women. the headlines on bbc news... further tax rises are not ruled out by borisjohnson, but he insists britain won't rely on immigration to boost the numbers of truck drivers to deal with the fuel crisis. one in five petrol forecourts are still dry in london and the south east, according to the petrol retailers association, but it says the "crisis is virtually at an end in scotland, the north and midlands". police scotland introduce new verification checks for lone officers in the wake of the kidnap, rape and murder of sarah everard.
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a busy day of sport. we will have the latest from the liverpool manchester city match but in the premier league thrilling comeback from crystal palace who came back from crystal palace who came back from 2—0 down to grab a draw against leicester. they began well against leicester, creating plenty of chances, but did not find a way past kasper schmeichel, something that we are a's site came to regret, he gratefully accepted this present from anderson. six minutes later harvey barnes's pass eluded anderson
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and jamie vardy made it to happen zero to leicester. they usually win premier league games but vieira had turned to youth, the 19—year—old saab pulled one back for palace in style but if that was a quick impact how about this? the former leicester man had been on the pitch for 48 seconds when he drew palace level. 2-2 seconds when he drew palace level. 2—2 is how estate, still unbeaten at home. drama at the london stadium, brentford snatched a late winner to beat west ham and tottenham picked up beat west ham and tottenham picked up a much—needed victory at home to aston villa. the spurs midfielder scored the opener as they look to avoid a fourth straight defeat, ollie watkins had an equaliser for villa with 20 minutes to go, the teams level for less than five minutes as messi target was off target, is an own goal.— minutes as messi target was off target, is an own goal. there were more goals — target, is an own goal. there were more goals in _ target, is an own goal. there were more goals in this _ target, is an own goal. there were more goals in this game, - target, is an own goal. there were more goals in this game, the - target, is an own goal. there were i more goals in this game, the chances we had to really kill the game, but in the end it was about being
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resilient, not conceding any chances to villa and the support the fans gave us today was huge. find to villa and the support the fans gave us today was huge.- to villa and the support the fans gave us today was huge. and in the name of gave us today was huge. and in the game of the — gave us today was huge. and in the game of the day — gave us today was huge. and in the game of the day between _ gave us today was huge. and in the game of the day between the - gave us today was huge. and in the game of the day between the polar| game of the day between the polar manchester city is just coming up to half—time, the latest score there at anfield 0—0, the winners of this game go top, city very much in the ascendancy so far and the best chance was kevin de bruyne of whose header was over the bar but go and field right now. rangers have gone top of the table after coming from behind to beat hibs at ibrox, morrellos with the winner, celtic won their first away win the league since february after a late victory against aberdeen, the visitors took the lead early but aberdeen gave themselves a chance after lewis ferguson equalised without header there after the break, butjust six minutes from time giotto got the winnerfrom minutes from time giotto got the winner from close range minutes from time giotto got the winnerfrom close range to put celtic six points behind their glasgow rivals. in a women's super
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league manchester city's. to the season continued as they lost at home to west ham, there are away wins to everton and tottenham's women who continued their record with a 2—0 victory at leicester. in the london marathon the women's winner made the decisive move at 22 miles and went on to win by 15 seconds. and in the men's sisay lemma landed his biggest win of his career. and a huge shock in the arc de triomphe as a victory was claimed with all eyes of the favourites, the horse ridden by thejockey made with all eyes of the favourites, the horse ridden by the jockey made a late charge on the outside to claim
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the upset in the 100th edition of the upset in the 100th edition of the race, the winner of the derby could only finish fourth. that is all the sport from us for now, more on those stories including the latest of the big game at anfield on the bbc sport website. secondary school pupils across the uk have started to get their covid jabs. the vaccine is being offered to 12 to 15 year olds. organisers expect well over half of them to take up the offer. our social affairs correspondent, fiona lamdin, went to a school in weston—super—mare to see the rollout in action. normally, these 12—year—olds are here for pe — today, they are here for their covid jabs. my whole family has done it. my mum and my stepdad have done it. it can be safer for them because there is flu going around. itjust helps keep everyone else safe. the reason why i wanted to have the covid jab is because my mum has already had
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two and she says it is not painful. i want to make sure i am safe around everyone. to keep my community safe from, like, being hurt and stuff. - the team carrying out the vaccinations don't want us to film the actual process, but the covid jabs are being given behind this screen. and for the first time ever, over at this station, they are offering the nasal flu spray to older children in years eight, nine, 10 and 11. yes, we welcome anything that helps us to keep schools open and keep children attending. we are really clear families need to make informed choices as to whether the vaccination is right for them. they only started vaccinations in mainstream schools this week but already take—up looks high. it is early days at the moment and the consent process allows us to get some idea of how many children are going to go forward for vaccination. we are aiming for 85% of children and at the moment we are really
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hopeful we will achieve that. the take—up is looking very good currently and more than we expected. back in school, these year 8s have just had theirs. how was it? not so bad. it was good but it hurt a little bit when you get the needle in your arm. it only pinches a little bit. you have to wait 15 minutes because that isjust the rule. are you pleased you have had it done? yes, so you can be with friends. very best friends. so we can go out and be more safe. if we do get it, we have more chance of surviving. the team behind this roll—out hopes these vaccinations will be finished by mid november. a 15—year—old girl has died from coronavirus on the day she was due to be vaccinated. jorja halliday from portsmouth died in hospital on tuesday, four days after she received a positive pcr test. her mother, tracey, said the gcse
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student was a loving girl, a talented kickboxer and aspiring musician. 30,439 new infections of the latest 24—hour period, an average of 34,572 cases a day in the last week, and another 43 deaths have been announced, or people who died within 28 days of a positive test. on average in the last week there were 112 deaths per day, the latest figures on those being treated in hospital and the percentage of people vaccinated have not yet been made available. police have charged a 53—year—old man with right, sort and throwing petrol bombs. the man was shot dead in derry in april 2019 as she observed writing in the city,
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three men have already been charged with her murder and another four with her murder and another four with rioting and associated offences. all of those on board the plane were killed, local media reporting one of those was a child, emergency services are now working at the scene. the french businessman, politician and football club owner, bernard tapie, has died at the age of 78. he had been battling stomach cancer. he built up a retail empire before moving into cycling, football and politics — serving briefly as a minister. our paris correspondent hugh schofield told us more about his life. his first appearance as a public figure was as a crooner in the
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mid—60s and he reincarnated himself in the 2000s, becoming a soap actor, then appeared on stage, hosted his own television programmes as well, so he was a jack of all trades and also a very interesting figure and an important figure in modern france, that story briefly as he is a self—made man who made millions having come from nowhere, became a politician on the left but managed to reconcile the left with the idea of being rich and being ok and in that sense was a very modern man, before that business people had been on the right, but he was a man of the people who became very rich, became a tycoon, and yet kept in touch with where he came from. there are other important thing is a day that television was his medium, he
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is a communicator and in that sense he represents the road that came after him. he was an absolute prime manipulator of television, communicating was his great asset and people loved him as you said in your question, he was very successful but he had a number of with the law. at the end of his life he knew a lot of business very well indeed. overnight, scientists recorded eight new earthquakes and say activity in the area remains "intense" almost two weeks after the first eruption. our correspondent danjohnson reports from la palma. the weekend chores now begin with clearing endless volcanic dust.
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ramon only moved here four months ago, but he's not letting this relentless eruption weigh too heavily. translation: it's true | there's uncertainty now, but this will be over and people will be stronger, and they'll start again and push this island forward. la palma's coastline is pushing forward — into the atlantic, as lava hits the sea and sets hard. satellite pictures show how it sliced through this island. and some of the british scientists here as part of the international team are monitoring gas levels and tracking fresh streams of lava from new vents that have opened up. that's why thousands of people are still being kept from their homes while many thousands more have been told to stay in and keep windows closed, safe from the gases. i am afraid, very, very much. and at night it always makes like "boom, boom, boom," and i'm afraid to sleep here. will you stay? no. the volcano is still really active. there's more lava flowing and more ash too. and look at the effect
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that is having on these, the nearest homes. just look at the amount of volcanic dust there is in the bottom of the swimming pool there. a really big effort for people here to keep their homes safe and to keep them clean. over this side, you get a real perspective on the trail of lava. all that black steaming mound flowing down the hillside. this eruption has already produced twice as much lava as the last one here 50 years ago and, after an intense, amazing, fearfulfortnight, the signs are there's more to come. we still have a blustery wind out there that has brought a mixture of sunshine and showers, a few showers making their way to eastern areas but most in the west. more showers continuing through this evening and overnight as well, particularly across southern parts of england and wales, where to hear and milder. where we have clearer skies further
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north, temperatures down to 4 or five degrees. more sunshine to come but also showers tomorrow, not as windy as today and the bulk of the showers in the west with the sunny skies towards the east. temperature—wise the numbers look similar across many parts of the country today's values but in wales in the south—west cooler because the cloud will increase in the afternoon and by the evening wet and an area of low pressure that will bring wet and windy weather across many parts of the uk on tuesday, icy may well brighten up a bit while southern parts of england will mist most of the rain but a caudate underneath the rain but a caudate underneath the wind and rain, typically only 13 degrees. the secret dealings of hundreds millionaires have been exposed in the pandora papers, they reveal the king ofjordan amassed millions of pounds of uk and us property and how tony blair and his wife saved 310
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£12,000 in stamp duty when they bought a london office. on panorama tonight, prime ministers, presidents and royalty — their secrets exposed. it ministers, presidents and royalty - their secrets exposed.— their secrets exposed. it feels unfair, because _ their secrets exposed. it feels unfair, because they - their secrets exposed. it feels unfair, because they got - their secrets exposed. it feels l unfair, because they got access their secrets exposed. it feels - unfair, because they got access to an advantage that the rest of us don't have. an advantage that the rest of us don't have-— don't have. millions of leaked documents — don't have. millions of leaked documents reveal— don't have. millions of leaked documents reveal hidden - don't have. millions of leaked - documents reveal hidden fortunes. as a former government official, i would — a former government official, i would he — a former government official, i would be looking very hard at this. we will— would be looking very hard at this. we will show you how world leaders use off shore companies to conceal wealth. ., , use off shore companies to conceal wealth. . , ,., ., wealth. that is sort of funneling money abroad _ wealth. that is sort of funneling money abroad all— wealth. that is sort of funneling money abroad all this _ wealth. that is sort of funneling money abroad all this time? - wealth. that is sort of funnelingl money abroad all this time? that would _ money abroad all this time? that would look— money abroad all this time? that would look bad. _ money abroad all this time? that would look bad.— money abroad all this time? that would look bad. these are the deals the didn't would look bad. these are the deals they didn't want _ would look bad. these are the deals they didn't want you _ would look bad. these are the deals they didn't want you to _ would look bad. these are the deals they didn't want you to know - would look bad. these are the deals they didn't want you to know about. | they didn't want you to know about. you are following me all day. welcome to the pandora papers, the massive leak that shows how the
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