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And we will look ahead to the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics following


the golden year in addition athletic. That is in the Mode to Rio


with me, Nick Hope -- Road to Rio. Hello and welcome to


our look ahead to what the papers With me are Michael Booker,


of the Express, and financial Nice to have you both here, giving


up your festive Sunday night. The Guardian says the failure


of flood defences has cast doubt on the UK's readiness for what it


calls a "new weather era" and features an image of elderly


flood victims being rescued from The i says the floods in northern


England have turned the streets into canals, beneath a similar


picture of a York flood rescue. The Times also leads on


the flooding and says David Cameron has put 1,000 troops on alert to


deal with the impact of heavy rain. The Mail includes


an aerial picture of the flood damage and asks why Britain is


donating money to overseas flood prevention schemes while parts


of the UK are under water. The Telegraph focuses on the NHS


and research which says that Britain relies more


heavily on foreign doctors than any Tomorrow's Express says there will


be no let up in the severe weather and warns that the storm chaos


could last until the New Year. The Telegraph focuses on the NHS


and research which says that Britain relies more


heavily on foreign doctors than any Tomorrow's Express says there will


be no let up in the severe weather and warns that the storm chaos


could last until the New Year. The Mirror reports that more than


500 prisoners, including a murderer, The Financial Times includes an


image of the floods and estimates that they have already cost ?1.5


billion, but leads on a story about Which we will park somewhere on dry


land. LAUGHS. Let's start with the floods, of


course. Poor people in the north of England. The Times - and parts of


Scotland - gripped the cities with more rain forecast, and David


Cameron sense troops to help families. The troops can keep people


safe, I suppose a. The front page, the people from the emergency


services -- I suppose. Not much they can do but help people out and keep


them safe, until the floodwaters go away, which won't happen for a


while, with more rain forecast and storms on the way in the next couple


of days. The river whose is not at its height until sometime tomorrow.


-- Ouse. This knock-on effect for a long time, even though tomorrow will


be a fine day. What can the troops do? It is there to reassure people.


We have these COBRA meetings, to show the Prime Minister doing


something. They are reviewing flood defence spending as well. That will


do a lot of good for those who are flooded out at the moment! They are


doing what they can, I suppose. If you look, the Times quotes ?2.3


billion that will be spent on projects over the next six years. As


we know, there have been calls for that to be increased, and that is


currently under review. That is one of those. I like the front of the


page on the Times. The other papers have gone with the same photo. This


is a different photo of a girl in her onesie clutching her dog. That


is another thing that has come out of these reports. The water level


rose so quickly that people were taken unawares and literally were


scrabbling out of buildings or homes or hotels... There was a picture of


a guy in a Land Rover who looked like he was caught in shock. A


number of people said that it rose so quickly that they were taken


unawares. They had no food or clothing. They just left their homes


because the water was rising so quickly. The Mail, the extraordinary


picture on the front, swamped as we sent ?1 billion in aid to the most


corrupt nations of the world. This is a picture of York. According to


the article, it is drowning in a tidal filthy floodwater. This is not


clean water. This has all sorts in it. It will take months for people


to clean their houses. And at the same time, you can understand,


someone is quoted in Rochdale as saying that we spend all this money


on foreign aid, billions of pounds each year, a lot of it going on


flood schemes in Serbia, corrupt nations as well. You can understand


why people will say that. They can see this money going over there and


they can see that it could be going in here making flood defences


better. You can understand why people are saying that. Money is


limited, that is the point. It was an anonymous resident. The quote


was, our taxes could be used on those who earned the money. It is


kind of the point. What I would say about EU money, you know, the


foreign aid budget goes on antiflood schemes. If it is that money, we


cannot control where it goes. It could go to all kinds of places we


don't control. The foreign aid budget, 12 billion per year on


overseas aid. 1 billion to the 20 most corrupt nations. The way that


newspapers and readers are, the Daily Mail will use this to talk


about foreign aid because they know that their readers don't like it.


The Guardian twisted to climate change. They know that their readers


are interested in that. That is how the papers work. It is not the first


time the Daily Mail has made this link between flood defence spending


and overseas aid. It has been made before. The Express have a lot of


the same readers as the Daily Mail. In the letters, it is always, why is


money being spent on foreign aid when it could be spent here? That is


what people believe. We have a commitment to foreign aid. You can


criticise whatever it is spent on. The Independent, the drowning of the


north of England, misery for Manchester, Leeds and York. And


beyond. These are cities that haven't seen floating like this


before. I like the photo. If you see the houses, they are up under


unbelievable levels of water, halfway up to the front door. This


is why they have chosen the photo. One family have put up a Christmas


star and one have put up a Christmas wreath. What do we do at Christmas?


Make our houses look beautiful. We did that for our mother's room.


People buy carpet and furniture because they want their homes to be


nice. Nice and comfy. Look at the right hand side window. They don't


want them to get all wet. It is a poignant photo. At a time when


people want to be in their lovely homes, they are being trashed with


sewage and... Just horrible. The Telegraph, flood hit areas clean up


before the next deluge. You must wonder whether it is worth it? In


Cumbria, cameras were returning to the same places every couple of days


when people thought the worst was over and then it would come back.


There is a relatively nice picture on the front of the Telegraph, with


kids helping out. It has united quite a lot of places in these


terrible times. It just looks as though they will have to keep doing


it. What choice do they have? Some places in Cumbria have flooded three


times. The papers, and the Express... (CROSSTALK). The mud in


the street, that is in everyone's houses. They are picking up on the


same line, the Environment Agency has warned, as with the Met Office,


more rain is to come. And it will be worse in the days to come.


Especially Tuesday and Wednesday. And a new era in the weather. The


Telegraph, another story, the NHS has the most foreign doctors in the


EU. How many do we have and white? More than a third of NHS doctors,


35%, come from abroad -- why? We are ahead of every country in the EU


other than Luxembourg, and three times that of Germany. The UK is


most dependent on foreign nurses as well. And we are a massive... At the


same time, we are exporting doctors. A lot of doctors train here, and I


think it is costing the taxpayer ?250,000 apiece. Fair enough, they


can go abroad. Stories like this try to make them guilty about it. We


have heard about the stress they are under in the NHS. You wonder why, if


you have the choice, should we go abroad to Australia? You wonder why


foreign doctors come here if it is so lousy. I think the numbers are


startling. 35 -40% of doctors born overseas. 5% in Italy, 19% in France


and 10% in Germany. People come here because it is a great place to live.


Why else would they come here? The increase is quite substantial as


well. If you look at the nurses, 29% of nurses born abroad, but only ten


years ago the figure was 15%. So, we are increasing the reliance on


overseas doctors and nurses in order for the health service to continue.


Why is it a problem? It is pointed out... (CROSSTALK). The researchers


have found hospitals with higher numbers of nursing and Doctor staff


has the highest level of dissatisfaction and rating. They


have put that there with these figures and the member of the


Patient Association says it could jeopardise care. Until June this


year it wasn't legal for regulators to test the language skills of


doctors if they came from within the European economic area. The law was


only changed after we had the Nigerian GP who worked in Germany


and killed a British pensioner by giving him a massive dose of


painkillers. Only until June this year you did not have to test


language skills. Being a doctor or a nurse, communication is essential.


That is rather worrying. Thankfully the law has changed. The Financial


Times. London grows as Labour's heartland under Jeremy Corbyn, who


is picking up young voters in the capital. They are all bearded


hipsters in the capital! Were you once a bearded hipster?! Never! I


can see you as one. Attracting ten times as many members in the


capital, as in Scotland, the heartland, deriving 20% of the


membership from London. It is young and trendy, possibly bearded,


possibly men and women, lefties... The only place Labour did well was


in London. And also, I think, you know, free-market capitalism has


failed in London housing policy. And many young people look at London and


say that there is no chance they will ever owned their own house in


London. Or even a flat or anything in London. And the rent is taking


90% of salaries. The failure of London's housing policy is what is


driving many young people towards Jeremy Corbyn. They need the


heartland, they need the north, in order to pay attention. Labour's


heartland. With or without beards. The FT, the chocolate that doesn't


melt when the mercury rises. Why do we need this? Emerging markets, warm


countries without refrigerated lorries and air-conditioned shops.


They need heat resistant chocolate because then of course they can


expand the market and sell it to these hot places and get them to eat


far too much talk as well. That is why it is the holy grail of the


industry. There is a race between Barry, a Swiss chocolate here, and


Nestle -- Chocolatier. And Barry's spectacularly named a spokesman says


it fundamentally changes the game. Although I suspect he says it much


more nicely. However, the US chocolate maker Hershey, gave it to


American soldiers in the Second World War. They have done it for


many years. I would argue that chocolate is quite foul. He/she goes


again! -- here it she goes again. Leave her them alone. Coming up


next, in a moment Nick Hope resents the Road to Rio. But first, I've got


to thank Michael and Louise. I have done that already. So, I will just


say goodbye. -- presents. Rio gold traditionally comes


in the form of sand, but that will change in the summer


of 2016, with the Brazilian city


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