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Good evening, welcome to

Lateline, I'm Leigh Sales in

Canberra tonight with our election eve special. We'll

have a preview of tomorrow's

Neilsen and Newspolls in a

moment, we'll wrap up the day's

events and to assess the campaign and the critical day

ahead we'll be joined by

regular election commentators

Michael Kroger and Paul Howes.

Let's go straight to Let's go straight to the

Political Editor of the 'Australian' Dennis Shanahan

who has the latest Newspoll numbers paper tomorrow. You've polled

another 1,000 or so people -

what's the latest? The

two-party preferred is 50-50.

To be precise it's 50.2 to To be precise it's 50.2 to the

Labor Party, and 49.8 to the

Coalition, but the real story,

I think, in the number s that

Newspoll has are in the primary

vote and are in the seats and States that are in Queensland. Tell us more about

has been that? The two-party preferred

has been the bane of Julia

Gillard's life during the

election campaign. The headlines have been running

52-48 and so forth and she's

been worried about a primary

vote which has been too low and

a protest vote and that's

certainly what seems to be

coming through. The primary

down vote for the Labor Party is

Coalition it is up to 43.4.

The golden rules are the

Coalition can't win government

on 43 or less and that the

Labor Party can't win on a

primary vote of less than 40.

They're both sitting on those

golden numbers and it would

seem a huge fall away in

Queensland for the Labor

has cost them overall support

which just has to be offset

with gains in Victoria. NSW is

also very bad for the Labor

Party in primary vote and in

two-party preferred. The

Coalition's ahead in both

Queensland and NSW where all

the seats are and where all the

marginal seats are they fear to

be lost. On these numbers the

Labor Party could Labor Party could lose at

worst-case scenario up to 25

seats. Queensland, of course,

has the Kevin Rudd factor

because he is a Queenslander,

why are things so why are things so difficult for

Labor in NSW? I think the

similar factor at work in NSW as there is in Queensland and

that is tainted Labor State

governments. It is clear and

we saw this at the Penrith

by-election at the very

Kevin Rudd that State and beginning of the

Federal issues or at least the

brand of Labor is melding

together and people have every

Party right to take it on the Labor

Party they see, particularly in NSW where Julia Gillard was

assisted to the leadership by

the very same people who had

assisted various Premiers in

NSW out of their job and put

Kristina Keneally into the job.

I think there is a very spread of the taint of NSW

State Labor and State

Queensland Labor onto Federal Labor and Julia Gillard is

paying the cost. What's your

assessment of the campaign overall and the performances by

each of the leaders? Look I

think personally the two

leaders have done very well

indeed. Certainly Tony Abbott

has performed beyond all

expectations. He has got Coalition into at least expectations. He has got the

striking distance of government

when two years ago, three years

ago he couldn't get a seconder

for the leadership. So that

for him, he has performed very

well, he's been very

discipline. Labor expected him

to make mistakes and he hasn't.

He didn't handle the national

broadband well and he hasn't

handled and economic argument

well but overall he's done very

well. Likewise Julia Gillard

in a terrible situation where there were week when a whole range of

Cabinet documents were leaked

which damaged her standing and

Labor went into freefall in that week.

but the question is now has she

recovered enough after that hit

and will the momentum clearly

with the Liberal Party now

continue through to polling

day. It's very tight, but it

comes down to that momentum. Do you care Dennis Shanahan to

make a brief prediction on

which way you think it will

go? On these numbers, on the

have to say the Coalition is

more likely to win than Labor

and probably, or possibly the most likely result is a hung

Parliament. It seems that

Labor will lose its 13 seats to

lose power. The question is

will the Coalition win enough to form government? Dennis

Shanahan the Political Editor of the 'Australian', thank you

very much. Thank you. The final

day of campaigning has seen

frantically working electorates Julia Gillard and Tony

as in what many are now describing

as the closest of contests. Political correspondent Nick

Harmsen has our coverage on a day that saw both leaders

campaigning in and

Sydney. He's not sizing up the

number one job just yet. I hope

it's not too big for me. But

the polls show the Coalition is

a real chance of snatching a

shock victory. Day 35, the

final day of campaigning

brought a curious mixture of

positive images. But peace and

love only go so far. Backstabber Gillard. And Labor's final words turned

distinctly negative. There is a

very real risk, don't risk it,

don't risk your family's futures with Mr Abbott. There

is a very real risk for you and your family if Mr Abbott is

elected as Prime Minister WorkChoices will be is a real risk. Frankly, the

only risk in this election is

that a really bad government

might get the second chance

that it doesn't deserve. The

Coalition countered Labor's

negatives with its own in negatives with its own in NSW

highlighting Julia Gillard's relationship with an unpopular

State Government and in

Queensland a knived former

leader. She had no compassion

for Kevin Rudd and, therefore,

the Australian people should

have no compassion for Julia

Gillard. Here she is, the nation's girl, the Prime Minister Julia Gillard. From

them alls of Bennelong to the

factories of western Sydney, the Prime Minister made

final pitch. I'm not for going

back, I'm for going forward.

This is the moment, this is the time. While Tony Abbott

continued his merry dance. Of

TV shows, radio studios and

market s on a trail through 10

seats in 30 hours. I for the biggest job in the

country and if you're running

for a big job you've got to

make a big effort. His make a big effort. His effort

in government, he says, would include

include stemming the flow of

boats to three a year. For

now, Julia Gillard's working

hard to combat the dual threats

of complaceency and protest votes. Every vote counts and makes a difference. That's

where The Greens hope to

capitalise. They echoed

Labor's WorkChoices cry in

their quest for the balance of

being dominated. Labor can't

win control of the Senate, but

Eric Abetz is one seat short of

dominating the Senate and

dominating the Senate and we know what that means. He'll tweak more than industrial

relations. In the final hours,

the battle for undecided voters

knows no bounds. Many minds

are already made up. A record

1.8 million voters have cast pre-poll

pre-poll ballots. Tonight the Prime

Prime Minister encountered some

voters who are well and truly

are not happy. You and your

Labor Party got us into debt. If the result is as close

as expected, it could be a long

week ahead. Also with us

tonight is the Political Editor

of the 'Sydney Morning Herald',

Peter Hartcher. He's got the latest Neilsen poll which will

be in the 'Age' and the 'Sydney

Morning Herald' tomorrow.

Peter we've heard Dennis

Shanahan earlier give us a

preview of tomorrow's Newspoll,

what do your figures show? Ours are different. Ours are 52-48

in favour of Labor Party so

that gives compared to the

Newspoll result you just heard

a minute ago, that a minute ago, that gives the

Labor Government a 2 percentage

point advantage over the

Newspoll number. Dennis

Shanahan was talking quite a bit about the primary vote,

what have you got there? From

what I understand of what you

heard from Dennis, Newspoll has

Labor with a primary vote of

36%. We have Labor with a

primary vote of 39%. That's a

pretty big difference in such a

tight election probably a

difference between Labor scraping back and Labor losing

power. Is there any way to

explain that difference? I

don't have the detail of the

Newspoll obviously, except I

could simply observe this, if you

you look at all the evidence

assembled in front of us which, I think, is the smart way to do

it there have now been 10

telephone polls in 10 days. If

you set Newspoll aside for a moment those 10 moment those 10 polls including

the Neilsen poll in tomorrow's papers including the Morgan

poll out tonight and including

the Galaxy Poll in the News

Limited tabloids today all 10

of those polls have come down

with Labor between 51 and 53% of the two-party preferred

vote. The Neilsen poll is in the middle. We have 10 saying 51-53 gives you, I think, a

fairly strong clue and a fairly

steady range to say that on the

national vote share at least

Labor goes into this with a

slight advantage. Also the

betting markets, the evidence

is pointing to the same sort of

outcome which is Labor scraping

back with a much-do you sayed

majority but the most likely

outcome is I would submit on

the evidence we have to hand a narrow narrow Labor victory. How does

that square with what the parties themselves are discovering with their

discovering with their own internal polling? As far as we

can glean, that sort of range

of 51, 52% two-party preferred

in favour of Labor does line up

with what the party strategists

are telling us that their own

national poll is finding. Can

I add this thought too.

Anybody that's saying or making

the claim that the Coalition

will win will win or can win in their

own right on these numbers

would really have to look at

Newspoll and Newspoll as the

only source of support for that contention otherwise there

isn't any objective credible

evidence that would point to

that. Let's take a step back.

In an election this tight

anything could happen but we're

talking about a balance of

probabilities. Let me ask you

what I asked Dennis Shanahan

which is what did you make of

the campaign overall and the

performances of both of the leaders? It leaders? It was a pretty funny campaign right down to Tony

Abbott the man who's going to give us a grown-up government

was pulling an all-nighter and

hanging out in haunts of knock

turnal Sydney. Most of the

humour and entertainment has

come from the Labor side, the

ghost of Kevin Rudd, the random

blurtings of Mark Latham. It's

been a pretty campaign in the theatrical

sense. In the political sense a relatively low stakes

campaign. Neither party with

big transformative reform

agenda. The differences have

come down to broadband and the

mining tax as the two really

big dividing points. The

conduct of both of the leaders

has been pretty good. Do the poll numbers

poll numbers as you describe

them with Labor having that

slight edge indicate that

Labor's strategy to campaign on the idea risk is hitting home with

voters? Labor went into the

election with a stronger lead

than they have now. than they have now. Among the

many influences on a campaign

and on the outcome I suggest in

my view what we've seen is the

Liberal Party has contained the

image of Abbott as a risk, but

the Labor Party has had a lot

of trouble containing the concept of Labor as trustworthy, particularly Labor's Labor's been battling with the whole Rudd betrayal question followed by the Labor States,

Labor trust question. While

risk has been a factor for Abbott and the Liberals they've contained it and I don't think

Labor's done so well on the

question of trust. I did ask

Dennis Shanahan to pull out his

crystal ball, I'd better do the

same for you - do you have any

tip or prediction you'd care to

make? I would look at the assembled evidence on the

preponderance of the weight of

the betting

polling. You would have to say

the likely outcome is a narrow Labor victory. We'd probably on those

on those polling numbers again setting Newspoll aside because

their primary vote and their

two-party preferred vote are out of line with the other 10

telephone polls of the last 10

days, you'd have to say you'll

see a Labor loss of something

around the 9 to 12-seat mark,

but just barely clippinging to

power, that would be where the balance of probabilities lie.

You're asking me to be very

brave, because in 24 hours we'll actually know. Hartcher the Political Editor

of the 'Sydney Morning Herald', thank you very much. Has it

been a campaign of substance

and vision or a political

beauty contest and pantomime?

In a moment Michael Kroger and

Paul Howes will have their

assessment of the past five weeks, first let's take a look of this recap of the

Karen Barlow. Today I seek a

mandate from the Australian

people to move Australia

forward. Am I electable? Yes,

I am. This election is going

to be a referendum on our very

quality of life. My fellow

Australians, this election is about

SONG: # Let's face the music

and dance # WorkChoices is dead, buried,

cremated. The Government will

provide further paid parental

leave support for fathers. I

made a judgment about saving

the country from recession by

investing in schools. I think

I'm in the cake purchasing

business. What people want is a competent steady government

that respects the taxpayers'

dollar. SONG: # There may be tear drops to shed #

Kevin Rudd is in the tent.

His presence on the campaign

trail will be a reminder of

trail will be a reminder of the

kind of political thuggery which

which now haunts the modern

Labor Party. I can't for Labor Party. I can't for one

stand idly by and watch Mr

Abbott try to slide into office. We've got your policy

briefs here. Like the cut of me Speedos, tone Ji? I thought he could work on his 6-pack frankly. What we're seeing

between the two leaders is an

absolute farce, an absolute

farce and people everywhere are

rolling their eyes. This means

I will act when the Australian

economy is ready and when the Australian people are ready. We

already have a citizens' assembly, it's called a

Parliament. What we've seen is

a failure of leadership, a complete copout.

complete copout. You've been

seeing glimpses of me, but I'm

going to make sure you see a

whole lot more of me. Would

the real Julia please stand up.

Are you brave enough to my hand? If you're going to

make complaints you should make

them about Rudd, he's sabotaging your campaign. I'll sabotaging your campaign. I'll

let the Labor Party soap opera

unfold. I won't be saying

anything bad about the Liberal anything bad about

Party. I love them very much. You'd need to be

handicapped not to appreciate

this government is dissolving

before your eyes daily. There

are lots of terrific gay

relationships. All people are

equal and all people have the same right to marry

they love. If you're going to

get me into a technical argument I'm going to lose it, because I'm not because I'm not a tech

head. I'm enjoying this,


SONG: # Face the music and dance # dance #

We've heard the latest on the

Newspoll and the Neilsen poll

now to our guests, in Melbourne

in the Victorian Liberal Party Michael Kroger, a senior

and in Sydney Paul Howes the national secretary of the

Australian Workers' Union.

Welcome to both of you. A

number of commentators have

been saying this could be the been

closest election in decades,

why do you think it is so

close, Paul Howes? It's been a very

very tight contest. There's been very few first term

governments that haven't faced

close elections, but this, of

course, has been a very hard

fight. It would be wrong ,

completely untrue for anyone to say a few issues on the campaign,

those malicious leaks in the

second week of the campaign

certainly did destabilise the message the Prime Minister was

trying to get through clearly

in that first week. At the end

of the day, the colour and the

movement of the campaign, we're

here the night before the

most important thing we need to people cast their votes and the

remember and think about as we

go into the polling stations

tomorrow is about what

direction do we want our

country to go forth into? Do we

we want to move forward and ensure

economy and our health system

and our schools, have proper

funding of our hospitals, our

education systems, ensuring we don't go back to WorkChoices,

or go down Tony Abbott's path

which will be cuts to services,

cuts to schools, no National

Broadband Network, a 1.5% tax

on our groceries and a return

to WorkChoices. That are the real issues that working real issues that working people

and Australians will have to

look at as they go to the

tonight. Michael Kroger when I thinking about that polling booths tomorrow and I

asked Paul Howes why it was a

close election he said well first-term governments always

face a close election at the

end of their first term, do you end of their

accept that? No, the reason

this election is close is

whilst first-term governments

are always re-elected in

Australia this one's been an

embarrassment and that's why

it's so close. Michael Kroger,

you've been on this program

many times saying in the

strongest terms that Labor has

been a die government. If they're as bad

say about your side if you as you say, what's it going to

don't defeat them? It'll say that Tony Abbott's run a

brilliant campaign to get so

close, because six or eight months ago we were dead and

buried and he's brought us back from the grave and we're competitive against a first

term government which a year

ago was riding incredibly high

in the polls and they've

collapsed in the last year.

They've lost the campaign and it'll say

can get close. Of course we

don't want to get close we want

to get over the line. There's

a chance of that tomorrow. We

heard Paul Howes say in his

first answer what he thinks first answer what

people should be thinking about

when they go into the box tomorrow, what do you think when they go into the ballot

they should be thinking

about? Exactly the opposite of

Paul needless to say. One of

the issues that's emerged today

is the issue of WorkChoices.

This has not played out well

for Labor today. I think

people think this is desperate stuff. They don't believe Tony stuff.

Abbott's going to bring back

WorkChoices. He can't they

because the Senate wouldn't

ridiculous approve it. We've seen this

ridiculous argument by Labor people saying, " Even if the

Senate didn't approve it,

minister could bring in some regulations". Everyone knows

inside that either House can disallow any regulation that a

minister brought in anyway .

All of the people, all the political insiders know this WorkChoices argument today is a

never be nonsense and a sham and it'll

never be brought back and the fact that Julia Gillard is

saying that shows everyone

inside the political process

that Labor are pretty desperate

today and they've lost ground yesterday

question is will it be

enough. Paul Howes is it the case, that at this point

Labor's campaign has boiled

down to a scare campaign that

Tony Abbott's a real risk that

he will bring back WorkChoices,

is that the best message you've

got going for you now? Not at

all. At the end of the day the

Prime Minister has laid out a very strong concise vision for the future

of this country. She's laid

out an economic plan based on

the credentials Labor has for

economic recession during the saving this country during an

last three years. She has said

she wants to make sure we have

more jobs in this country and

jobs. That was desperate spin

from Michael saying WorkChoices

laws wouldn't get through the

Senate, basically saying

anything that Tony Abbott wants

to do on the extremities won't Liberal Party are running

scared on this at the moment.

As Michael knows sitting up

there on the Liberal Party website now, they may have

taken it down, but sitting up taken it down,

there was a policy which said

they will re-introduce AWAs.

In their economic policy they

had it spelt out clearly that

they would bring back AWAs.

It's your policy. How can they

bring it back? It's your policy

your party is running out and - How would it get through the

Senate? To rip away the basic

thousands of Australians. If working condition of tens of

you're running this argument

that essentially any of your policies you're taking to the

election won't be enacted

because you'll have a hostile

Senate, well, that's a crazy

argument. That's a crazy argument. Are you basically saying if an Abbott Government

is elected on Saturday it won't

be able to do anything? That's

the logical conclusion of your that what you're saying? Paul

you are a lot better than

that. I think you've said

line at least 55, maybe 56

times during this election

debate. As much as I respect

you, it is patronising. It's

time for you to give it up.

Thanks for that, Paul. The former Commonwealth Attorney-General the

established queen's council

Neill Brown reminded me either of

disallow a regulation. The

Senate has already worked on

Fair Work Australia. Xenophon and Steve and Steve Fielding voted for

the Fair Work Act. 39 of the

76 senators have voted against

WorkChoices. There's no way it

can get through the Senate. I

know that, you know that, Leigh

Sales knows that, everyone

around the process knows. That

one of our senators said to me

today he's been in a marginal

seat all day and he's feeling people saying believe the WorkChoices argument. If Julia Gillard was

running on that, that Labor

have probably got to a Senate

state. That's where, I think,

Labor are at today. If you're

right, you shouldn't be so

defensive on the issue. I have

heard no-one explain that a ministerial regulation can be

voted down by either of the

Houses of Parliament. Your

people keep saying, " A

minister can pass a regulation"

it'll be overruled. Even if

they did, which is not going

by the Senate. You and I both

know - Let's move on. If you

want to look at the vote - Gentleman, gentleman. I

don't want to get bogged down

in this on election eve. Just

hearing you both talk about the possibility

possibility of a hostile Senate

brings me to the sort of

numbers we could end up in the

Parliament. There's talk it

could be a hung Parliament with the balance of three or four Independents.

Paul Howes, how do you think

that would go for the country

having a hung Parliament like

that? I think it would be very difficult and I think it's clear if there was a hung

Parliament who the Independents would support, but certainly

based on what we heard Dennis

Shanahan talking about earlier

tonight, there is the very real and probably likely prospect

now that on Sunday we will wake up

up to an Abbott prime

ministership. It's not a risk it's

it's a likely outcome and

that's something that Australians need to think about. Great, go to the polling booths

tomorrow. I hear that Liberal

Party strategists are getting

cocky down there in Melbourne.

Clearly Michael is tonight.

Sounding cocky there, mate, but

that's OK. I think a hung

Parliament isn't outside the

realms of possibility. It's interesting even though three

Independents are all former

National Party members. They

have a diverse range of views. Someone like Rob Oakshock a

Pollution Reduction Scheme keen supporter of the Carbon

which is different to how Bob

Katter feels on the subject.

time in politics, not It will make for an interesting

necessarily the best thing for the country, though. What's your take, Michael Kroger? A

hung Parliament would be hung Parliament would be one of

the worst outcomes particularly

if it involves a Labor-Green

alliance. It's quite possible.

I think as of yesterday, Labor

had 76 and I think the Coalition had there were the three Independents currently there

and a Green in Melbourne. I

think Labor were in front as

yesterday and I think there are

7 seats in doubt and the

Coalition needs to win three to

get to 73 all and govern with

the support of the three Independents. That's the

Coalition's best hope. It's

difficult for the Coalition to

win 17 in its own right. It

could but unless there's a big

swing away from Labor today,

then I think the best the

support, is govern with support Coalition are likely to do

of the three Independents but

not the Green obviously. Let's

say that occurred and say in

the Senate The Greens had the

balance of power, how do you

think a minority Coalition

Government would go with that

to deal with? That's going to

be extremely difficult. We

know The Greens are going to

hold the balance of power in

the Senate after June, July 1

next year. That's going to be

bad for the country. The

thought there would be a Labor-Green alliance in Lower House as well as a Greens

controlling the balance in the

Upper House. Hang onto your

hat if you've got shares in the

stock market, it is going to

opens with Greens holding the plummet if on Monday the market

balance in both Houses of

Parliament that's going to be a

disaster for Australia. A

disaster for the economy and jobs. Would Paul Howes The

Greens in that position force

Labor to the left? This is all

hypothetical, who knows? I'm not certain The Greens will pick up Melbourne, I'm not sure pick

about how realistic the polling

of the Greens at the moment is.

Minor parties always do far

better in opinion polls than

they do on election day. I remember back in the UK

election earlier this year the

Lib Dems were polling up to

35-40% at some points. In the

end they received about 20% of

the vote. Ultimately, a

majority Liberal government

would be a risk to our economy,

a risk to our services, risk to jobs. A majority Liberal

government would be a risk. If

people want to make a change they

they need to vote for the party

If they want to keep the to make the change for them.

country and economy strong, if

they want the nation to move forward with things like the

for the Labor NBN they need to cast a vote

for the Labor Party.

Ultimately in some of these

seats a vote for The Greens

could be a vote for the Coalition. Michael Kroger, you

yourself in this interview said

earlier only eight months ago

the Coalition was in a bit of a

state of disarray, how can we

voters trust then that you

really are ready to be returned to government? I think Tony

Abbott's done a brilliant job

You've seen over at bringing everybody again.

You've seen over the last month

months, it's been, over the last eight

months, a united team in

contrast to the divisions, the

hatreds within the ALP, which

are going to continue after the

election. If Labor gets

re-elected this soap opera will

go on for another three years.

What ministry Kevin Rudd will

get, whose job he leaks from the Cabinet. We've

proved to be stable, Labor are completely the opposite.

That's the form you've got to

look at is the form over the

last eight months since Tony Abbott became leader. What's

he done in that period and I

think he's done an outstanding

job. He's certainly

outperformed everyone's

expectations of him and run a

faultless campaign. Would that

stability endure, or has it

been a case of everyone coalescing at the moment around

this goal of winning the

election? The thing you look at with Tony

this on the show on another

occasion, there's not a single

person that dislikes Tony Abbott which is most there's Abbott which is most unusual, there's always a third that

hate the leader. They're

bitter, they're twisted, it

should have been them, they should have been promoted to the shadow ministery,

historical points going back

days. There's always a third

that hates you. No-one dislikes Abbott. He's a first-class human being, very

likeable. He's not a risk to

Australia, he's a strong, very stable person

terrific and no, no, he's got a

loyal deputy, a former leader

who's a friend. He said those

things, form Prime Minister who

supports him supports him in John Howard.

Who is the deputy? Julie Bishop. Where's she been? I don't think foreign policy's

been a big issue. You musn't

have been watching Lateline.

'Q&A' on the first week of the

campaign, I think her, Eric

Abetz, Barnaby Joyce, where have these people disappeared to? They've been locked up

somewhere, in some cellar in a

farmhouse in Tasmania. The problem is, after Sunday the

padlock's going to be off the

hatch and these people Bronwyn Bishop, Julie Bishop, Barnaby

Joyce will be in the Cabinet.

Julie Bishop will be representing our country

overseas. Can you imagine

national security on doorsteps that. The woman who works out

representing us in the UN. They've all been at home

watching Mark Latham and Kevin

Rudd, that's where they've all

been. Paul Howes, if Labor

loses will it mean the decision

to dump Kevin Rudd was wrong? If Labor loses it will

be for many reasons and

there'll be plenty of people

who'll make plenty of claims. A

lot of blood on the floor,

won't there? Whenever there's

an unsuccessful election campaign there's always plenty

of post-mortems. Some consider

very bloody. Ultimately, I think the parliamentary party made the right decision

forward when they changed

leaders. I think that was the

right decision then and today.

That is not the issue that

matters in this campaign. The

issues that matter is what

said before, not going back to

WorkChoices, keeping the NBN, building on health and

education and ensuring our

economy remains strong as

opposed to what we know will happen under Tony Abbott. Michael Kroger, a brief, final word? If Julia

Gillard wins she'll be there

for less than two years and

thrown out and Bill Shorten

will take the leadership. That is for certain. (Laughs) You can write fiction. Mate, everybody know s that. John Grisham. I've very much enjoyed

having you regularly during the election campaign. Thank you for your time.

Turning to other news.

France has deported more than

80 gypsies or Roma as they're

called to Romania as part of process to expel them from the

country and dismantle camps.

Under the voluntary program,

deportees are offered up to

$430 to leave on a plane or bush chartered bush chartered by the French

Government. Authorities in France say they're simply

enforcing existing laws but the Romanian Government is

concerned the decision restricts the rights of

Romanians to freedom of

movement within the European

Union. Europe correspondent

Philip Williams reports.

Unwelcome and heading home, the

French Government's decision to

close Roma

controversial. Some see it as

an attempt by President Sarkozy

to regain support on the right.

The reality for thousands Romanian and Bulgarian

travellers in France is

demolition of their camps and

for some a flight or bus home,

each adult lured with the offer

of $430 as resettlement money,

$150 for each child. But some

expressed fear of the future

back in Romania. It's very

difficult. You don't have food, do I have to steal? It's

not possible. If I steal they put me in prison. Arriving in

the Romanian capital Bucharest

this woman says she'll stay in

her country. "They don't want

us there" she said "We don't

have anything here". This man

says after three months in

France he was sent back. "We

can't leave Romania, no-one is

accepting us". The French

Interior Minister supports the

promise that illegal will be systematically

evacuated. When government

forces evacuate a camp that's

occupied illicitly and illegally by people who have absolutely no right to be

there, they are doing it by

virtue of a judiciary decision.

We have laws and we're simply

enforcing them. Critics say

far from the return of Roma to

their homelands being voluntary

those who've lost homes in

France have no choice. The

Romanian Government has

expressed concerns about the

free movement of and despite payments and

flights there's nothing legally preventing these people from

boarding the next flight back

to Paris.

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'Previously, on the IT Crowd - Douglas receives a love potion

in the desert. from a mysterious blind man the lovely Jen Barber, Enraptured with an employee of Reynholm Industries, in the hope of enslaving her heart. he administers the potion the concoction by mistake, But when Douglas drinks he becomes incredibly aroused, which turns out to be Rohypnol, really only make you tired. even though Rohypnol would with Moss and Roy, Jen locks him in his office to achieve sexual congress. with whom he attempts on a lengthy legal process, An enraged Jen embarks a friend of her auntie's. using brilliant lawyer John Royton, After months of legal wrangling, is finally reached.' an amicable agreement THEME MUSIC You're robbing me blind, Jen. Sign here, here, here - I know where to sign Yeah, and I reckon settlement, thank you. on a sexual harassment taking this matter any further. I've got to thank you, Jen, for not great maturity, but also... Not only does that show I'm not asleep! Is she asleep? It's not just the money, you know. All right. All right. There's a principle involved. I know. was painful enough. Parting with the money I have to wear at work But the electric pants well, they're also painful. so I don't become aroused, Excuse me, I'm just charging them. get me going, either of you. Don't say anything that will Does it hurt, you know, when you? in the balls. Tea? It's like being tased No, thank you. Like being tased in the balls. Except, painful. with the 500 quid? So, Jen, what are you gonna do I don't know. have got more, you know. I still feel we could

He tried to use Rohypnol on me. Now, Jen, we've been through this. I thought it was a magic potion. it'd be your word against mine. Anyway, if this went to court, And who are they gonna believe? A woman or an Englishman? Oh, up yours. (BUZZES) Ugh! That wasn't even sexy. These pants are broken. (GRUNTS AS PANT-DEVICE CRACKS) Sorry to bother you, mate. my mum's been taken to hospital. But I've just found out

but she's just moved to Australia. Normally, my sister would go, Yeah. Australia? but my car's broken down. I need to get there, It's all I got. Right. OK. Lookit, here's 50p. than that story deserved. And it's 50p more Right. Heh. you got more than me. I can't believe Jen, we were violated too. Why wouldn't we? He chased you around a table. Violated? Right on the lips, apparently. He kissed Moss. I don't remember anything. Don't you remember? I went to Moss's happy place.

Ooh, you two are useless. we might have made some real money. If we'd stuck together, ?550 is not to be sniffed at, Jen.

No. And neither's ?560. the kind of money I can make, I tell you, if that's even more provocatively. I'm gonna start dressing some of that for Freddie. Yeah. Well, you can save You know this. What? What's this? who did the charity thing Freddie, that bloke