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Hello and welcome to the look at what the papers are ringing us

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tomorrow. I have Penny Smith and Sarah Connor, economics

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correspondent for the FT. Good evening. Let's have a look through

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the front pages. The Independent of the BBC has lost in snake. `` highly

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sensitive information relating to a military unit. Habibie says `` BBC

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says it would not military unit. Habibie says `` BBC

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says it be appropriate to comment. Pension incomes are rising and match

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the average salary of workers. The Telegraph reports on a claim elderly

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people are denied lifesaving operations because of age to scrim

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the NHS. That Mirror reports a British jihadist who went to Syria

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has triggered a teacher of bombs. The Guardian says cancer care in the

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NHS could be privatised. The FT says government curbs and skilled

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migrants have shrunk the pool of international talent available to

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rigid businesses. The mail reports on the dossier of allegations are

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that a paedophile network at Westminster nearly 30 years ago. The

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Times says Angela Merkel's party has backed David Cameron 's opposition

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to EU rules, meaning benefits paid to migrant children who live

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abroad. A real mix of stories. Let's start with the i. They report on the

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earning gaps hitting ?200,000. Depending on what education you have

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got, depends on how much you own. Are we surprised? Not really. Is it

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getting bigger? It says that privately educated children don't on

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average 38% more per year and the call is for access for poor people

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to education. We remember Alan Bennett, the playwright, saying that

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it is essentially unfettered have people who either, with money or are

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prepared to save and scrimp and send their children to privately educated

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schools, it is unfair and unchristian and they should start

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merging from the top down, and if you look at this, you think, I

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suppose there are people who would say he has a point. `` unfair. You

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have very academic, talented pupils going to not so great schools are

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not getting the opportunities. As a country on a whole, we lose out. It

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is the social mobility question you have to worry about. The term is

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opportunity hoarding. Rich parents have the wherewithal to forward

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opportunities for their children, whether or not they deserve them

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intellectually. You might have a not very bright rich boy who then gets

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excellent private school, excellent tutors, he gets into Oxford or

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Cambridge and goes on to be an investment banker. In some way, that

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is stopping perfectly bright people who don't have those opportunities

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from moving further up the ladder. Every party claims to care about

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social mobility, so this will be a worry. The i says calls for poor

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people to access public schools, how can you do that? With things like

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mercenaries or people who are bright getting in. The point is about

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social mobility, we want everyone who has... 20? You want everyone to

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move up, not those who are just supremely gifted. It is bizarre. If

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you think there is a gap between private and state school educated

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people, you don't give more access to public schools, you improve the

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state schools, isn't that the more obvious solution? The cheapest

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option I suppose is what we should go for. Let's move on to the

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Financial Times. Here is the twist in the tail of the most hotly

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discussed topic leading up to the general election, migration. Visa

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curbs on highly skilled migrants hit the UK talent pool. If they all went

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to really good schools, we wouldn't need them. Problem solved, let's

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move on. This is a problem, isn't it? There are very skilled people

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out there who could come and work here, though they can't. I have to

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speak with businesses in my job a lot and this is a big complaint with

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the coalition government. They are happy with falling corporation tax,

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but the migration thing has been an issue for businesses. What kind of

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jobs are we talking about? Engineering, software, that sort of

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thing. This story is trying to dig through the figures and they have

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found that the number of talented migrants coming from outside Europe

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has dropped more than a third since the new, tougher visa rules came in.

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There has been a bit of an increase from highly skilled European

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migrants, so that hasn't made up for the gap. That is why businesses are

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crying out and saying, you are stymieing the ability we have to

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compete in the global markets. It gives the lie to David Cameron 's

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claim that he could both cast migration to the tens of thousands,

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while also keeping the best and the brightest. This research shows he is

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failing on both. can't be done. It dents this theory,

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if it stacks up, that migrants are taking British jobs for British

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people. gaps in the jobs market, they are

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not being filled by British people. On to the Guardian, Tony Blair is

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one of the lead stories. He is one of the lead stories. He has been

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offering advice to the Egyptian President, Abdul Fattah al`Sisi, and

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this is one of Tony Blair's guys is now, isn't it? One of his many

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roles. He has promised to deliver huge business opportunities to those

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involved, and that is what the Guardian has learned. The former PM

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is now Middle East envoy, isn't it? He has supported the coup against

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Mohammed Morsi, and he is going to give advice on economic reform in

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collaboration with a UAE financed coalition in Cairo,

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business activities are and what his peace envoy activities are. This

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seems to have fallen into a great... Is not just a peace envoy,

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is trying to bring stability and reforms, and that comes from

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economy. Money makes the world go around. The issue with we don't

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know, it is not entirely clear whether he is doing this with his

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trying to be good for the world hat on, or trying to be good for my

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business hat on. Maybe a little bit the Guardian was told that this is

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his backing for Egypt assessing support in the international

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community, which it doesn't have a lot of. Just above that story, a

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rather different picture on the front page of the Guardian. Andy

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Murray, after his defeat today. We have seen lots of pictures of the

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royal family. It is rather an unflattering photograph of the

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Duchess of Cambridge. Maybe it is a boy thing, and maybe you can both

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answer this. If I had just lost something and someone patted me on

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the chest like that, I really would feel quite aggrieved, and possibly

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quite angry. What is wrong with just a handshake? I know they are made,

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but even so, give him a hug, but don't pat him on the chest. And they

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see checking that his heart rate is OK! It is difficult to tell in this

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picture, because it is a snapshot, but he looks quite surprised by the

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tap on the chest. He has his hand around his back, as well. What would

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you feel like few pages lost a match? The first British man, 77

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years, he waited a long time, he is out. He says he was outplayed, so he

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hears. His mate comes over and goes, sorry about that, tap. I don't know,

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how would you feel about that? I have always lost tennis so I don't

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know the foot dragging moment. I know the foot dragging moment. I

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thought this guy was a young gun, he was 23, and this was the new

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generation coming through. Apparently he is a late developer,

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23 is quite old. Let's move on to the Daily Express, and pensioners

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make it onto the front page. Right, we don't have that one, actually.

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This is pay`outs of up to ?884 per year, and there seems to be less of

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a gap between those working for a salary and those who are looking

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forward to retirement. It is also about the fact they are having to

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work longer. Our pensioners but they are actually working pensioners,

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that is how they make a bit more income. You think this is part`time

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work, is this pension is continuing to work the longer? I don't know. Is

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a there has been a huge increase in self`employment since the crisis,

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and about 4/5 of that has been people over 50, and a lot of those

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over 65. People working for themselves, dropping their hours,

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keeping control of it, but keeping their hand in and making some extra

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money to top up their pension. Nothing wrong with that! The Daily

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Telegraph, Rowan Williams turns to border. To Niger this, Rowan

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Williams has said he spends 40 minutes a day squatting and... It is

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embracing all beliefs, isn't it? We are a multicultural world, and there

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are many benefits. Have you ever tried it? I have done yoga for a

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long time, and I suppose that is sort of a similar thing, we

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concentrate on trying to clear your mind, and sometimes it doesn't work

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and you are thinking about whether you have remembered to defrost the

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chicken. Often you can zone out. It is at mindfulness of things. He

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describes it as a religious experience, doesn't it? It is a time

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when you are aware of your body as a place where things happen, and

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therefore, God happens. I have never tried it, but it is becoming very

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trendy, meditation. Lots of CEOs and business executives are getting into

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it and claiming it can really help make you more productive during the

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day. I don't know if that is actually the spirit of it. Why not?

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I don't know if it is quite taken off in the world of journalism. I've

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never seen anyone do it in the newsroom. You would have to find a

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quiet spot. Which would be difficult around here. You would have to find,

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I don't know... There is a very sweaty form of yoga where it is lots

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of people in a very hot room. Bikram Yoga? Hole you don't want that, that

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is horrible. The idea of people throwing themselves into a warrior

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pose in that part of sweat going across the room. Thanks to leaving

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us with more in the Daily Telegraph tomorrow, Rowan Williams turns to

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border. Penny Smith and Sarah Connor will be back soon, stay with us. On

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midnight we will have the latest on increased purity measures being

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brought in at UK airports. Now, it is time for World Cup Sportsday.

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