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"Taken from the Evening Standard's editorial column. This is the leader for the whole thing. Pick of the newspaper had two standard Dando Kodo UK slash comet in a moment modern Bentham reveals more on that exclusive report into Prince Andrew Police protection take after days hidden from view. Prince Harry was back at work and in front of the wild cameras at Buckingham Palace Palace hosting the Rugby League World Cup draw. He also released a campaign video for the tournament. Promoting mental health. Rugby League isn't just a sport. It's a community nudity on one that takes care of its own. This may well be his last. Public engagement is a senior royal implications of that are still to be decided particularly overcast but evening standard's revealed the May now be a president of a security sources. Tell US Andrew who stepped down in the aftermath of his BBC interview interview with Jeffrey Epstein could have police protection removed. That means the public won't pay for it and our editorial column thing Saturate de Proposal to remove police police protection from Prince. Andrew is a sensible reflection of both his altered role and the demands on the public purse that such security entails entails while those royals whose official activities project them into the spotlight should be protected in case they become targets for terrorists or others. Those who abandon these tasks should generally be left to look after themselves as ordinary citizens. Do It's true. Of course that Prince Andrew you can never escape his world profile and the potential for attention this brings the tiffany's concern than he remains a wealthy man who should be out to pay for his own security security detail. A more difficult decision looms over what royal protection that you could end up chess of Sussex should retain once. They switched the new role they desire area. The same principles should apply if they're performing royal duties than they are entitled to protection but if not then they should pay for it themselves selves as part of the financial independence. They seek a home affairs editor. Modern Bentham modern. What kind of protection does Prince Andrew currently have? Well well he as we understand it is one of the internationally protected people who therefore gets interface twenty four hour protection royal protection officers armed officers will be available and they accompany him another royal family members. Who are in that? Category diplomat some diplomats as well wherever they go in essence potentially essentially to ensure their safety. We don't actually know exactly how it's organized and whether the raw security is there all the time but certain it's available all the time and it's clearly inexpensive cost for the taxpayer to fund. That's the critical thing. And of course it's it's meant to be there to protect people who are requiring that international protection because of their status and their and their role who makes the final decision on this will ultimately. It's a home secretary decision. Although of course I suppose finally it would go to the the prime minister in a situation of great sensitivity about the Metropolitan Police which provides the officers makes recommendations but the ultimate goes to a special panel. which is chaired by the Home Secretary? at the moment oversee Pretty Patel. So that's where the decision is made this annual review of exactly who should get this type of protection because clearly it subject to change potentially at any at any point and the issue there as you mention is that if Prince Andrew isn't going to be representing the country as a member Emba senior member of the Royal Family. Then there's an issue over whether the country should pay for his security. I wonder if that though brings up implications for Prince Harry Harry and Meghan as they you know. They've announced a stepping away from being senior royals different situation. But I wonder if the effect could be setting a precedent. Well it could to clearly. We don't yet know what's this progressive new role of they're seeking is going to involve Disappear that may involve some row duty so at least for that politics they may receive some form of protection and clearly is also the case that Prince Harry is a bit closer to the the throne grown more high profile than Than these uncle Prince Andrew so from that point of view is possible that there may be a desire to retain its oversee. He served in Afghanistan Ghanistan. And so clearly there's a high level of threat potentially to to Prince Harry always has been but if he's not performing any public duties anymore so if that happens then perhaps you can expect to see a change in his states as well next so the congressman may have a vote and it's on the impeachment hoax so if you want to go out and vote and vote. Those Congress members did Donald Trump's impeachment impeachment. Trial is going ahead. House has passed eight red red seven nine eight. A resolution of pointing authorizing managers within each of Donald. John from the president of the United States. President is not above the law. He will be held accountable. He he has been held accountable. He has been impeached. They can never erase that. The reason for this impeachment is the same reason taken Democrats thirty days to send the articles to the Senate by. They wanted to stay in the president's record without giving him a fair chance to clear his name. It's not gonNA matter because it's a very well they have a hoax. It's going on over there. Let's take care of it. And what did you you've done so I just WanNa thank you all really tough. I love that well. They did it eventually after voting to impeach Donald Trump on December the eighteenth the US Congress finally sent the papers for the trial to begin last night. Mr Trump will will become only the third. US President in history to face a legal challenge to his office. In theory he could be kicked out in practice. Probably not the US correspondent. David Gardner has been watching events over there. David Nancy Pelosi citing this off with a bit of a Hollywood flourish. And she's not being subtle about how she thinks. The President President Acts as she. Hollywood came to Washington rather improbably with house speaker. Nancy Pelosi invoking the Irishman Maffia movable things when signing off on the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. In a comparison I guess of Mr Trump to who among boss the president of the United States and using appropriated funds funds. That were meant to help. The Ukraine ain't fight. The Russians. President considered that his private. ATM Machine I guess and said he could say to the president. Do me a favor ever do me a favor do paint houses to what is this. Do me a favor in the movie. A character played by Al Alpa. Chino use the phrase. You paint houses. Don't you while talking to account to play Deniro. WHO's supposed to be kind of Hitman? The phrase phrase refers to kidney basically. So what happens now David. It's been awhile since its whole impeachment. Affair started started Rach up few kids go part one and part two. This is going to be impeachment. Part One and part two the first part pretty straightforward in the House of Representatives was that by the Democrats but impeachment PARTU goes to the Senate the Republicans are in control. There they call the shots and it's extremely like the the. Mr Trump will be acquitted. But it's theater before that the Senate trial will be ruled over by chief justice. John Roberts who choose the will cool all hundred senators on a Oath of impartiality. That's not going to happen. It'll be knowing that won. The Republicans have already said quite clearly that they will be siding with President Breaking that oath even before it was was taken and so it will be something to show trial and speaking of Donald Trump. Remember this you may have heard. There was a dust up involving yours truly and presidential financial contender. Donald Trump. There was blood coming out of her eyes. Let coming out of her. Wherever did he accused me of increment? Straightening wait. Am I going to be the the story now. No I'm going to be the story. That's Charlie's theranos Fox News host Megan Kelly with a recreation of that movement during the Republican primaries. Has the new movie bombshell so. It's the allegations of sexual harassment filed against Fox News. Founder Roger Ailes Well Evening Standard's Katie resents key individuals. Jason Kenney handed an actress known for her strong feminist roles. Find a way to play the part of Megan Kelly who wants proudly proclaimed. She's not a feminist. Well when I spoke to her sunning that was really interesting that she said was she kind of channeled the fact that even like a few years ago. She didn't feel like she could actually identify as a feminist herself. If Meghan was just a feminist and we were watching a."