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reviews on The Revenant and the other top releases in the Film


Review. Hello and welcome to our look


at the morning's papers. With me are the journalist


Rachel Shabi, and Tim Stanley, The Express leads with Britain's


future in the EU, citing new research that suggests


growing support for Britain to leave The Telegraph's main headline


concerns GP waiting lists. It says 10 million patients are


struggling to get appointments, with record numbers having to wait


more than a week. The Times headlines David Cameron's


plans to integrate Muslim women into mainstream society, including


English classes for new migrants. The Guardian covers plans by the NHS


to launch its own sugar tax The Daily Mail leads with mounting


pressure on Scotland Yard to apologise to ex


army chief Lord Bramall after child The Metro's top story is speculation


over delays to the relaunch of The Sun has more on Jeremy Corbyn's


desire to remove nuclear war heads The Independent covers


Saudi Arabia's stock market crash, after the lifting


of sanctions clears the way for Iran We are surprised he Iran deal hasn't


featured more widely on the front pages, but anyway. We start with a


Sun. Off his warhead, with Jerry Corbyn stuffed inside a missile with


his hat on. Do a Falklands deal and start talks with IS fiends. The


nuclear bid is interesting. Jeromy Corbyn has a problem. He would like


to get rid of Trident. He has playwrights saying he shouldn't do


it on principle and union saying he shouldn't do it because of jobs --


Blairights. And others are saying he should come out floating in a


halfway house modelled on what Japan does, apparently, whereby you retain


nuclear capability - in a sense that you can fire a nuclear weapon if you


want to, but you don't have their weapons, so you have the weapon


system but not the weaponry. In that way you are part of the nuclear


umbrella without being a nuclear power. Could you find yourself in


this artistic insight has a marine quickly? Where is the closest one?


-- could you find yourself a ballistic missile. He talked about a


lot of domestic policy. Wealth inequality, NHS, this is what the


Sun ends up with. And then they complain he does not talk about


domestic policy. It is always something that has been likely to


crop up. Absolutely. The nuclear issue. I am looking at the other


things. They are trying to cover a lot of bases. John Prescott


complained that they were focusing on things out of the past. They are


focused on lots of things. Jeromy Corbyn is out of the 80s. Trying to


apply a 1980s policies to today, having a conversation with Argentina


about handing back the Falklands... He didn't say, let's talk about


Islamic State. It is the point about the Trident, it isn't an 80s


conversation, it is a 2016 conversation. Trident is not an


effective defence measure. All but officials will say that. In the face


of the biggest threat, international terrorism, Trident is no use. It is


a really good idea to have this review. And to look at whether there


is better ways to spend the money. How does the Telegraph look at it?


Be careful what you say. LAUGHS. Why, what will happen? Deal with it


in an elusive manner... Jeromy Corbyn's the idea, the deterrent


with no ability to deter is like the army without rifles. They are having


a review, they are at the beginning of this review. This is one idea. I


am sure there will be more. The reason it was flagged is because it


is a way to look at not making a lot of people redundant. One thing of


concern with losing Trident is it will cause unemployment. That is the


reason they have looked at this compromise arrangement. I am sure


there will be of other things come up in this review. That quote is


from John Woodcock, Labour MP, from where Trident is found, so it is a


jobs issue for him. The lingering plus for the idea of keeping Trident


is maintaining Britain's prestige in the world. That is why we are at on


the Security Council, that is why we are at the heart of Nato. We have to


move on. We have a lot to move on with. The Times - half of UK


universities curbing free speech. The Times has information from Spite


magazine. It has totalled up the numbers of universities which have


asked publications to be shut down. It comes out with some striking


figures at universities, curtailing free speech among students. I think


it is down to students becoming consumers. When you introduce


tuition fees, asking people to pay for their education through the


roof, they start to look at their education in a different way. They


feel, I live here, it is very expensive, and I don't want that


newsletter around where I live, I don't want that person coming to


speak at the place which I take to be at. I think at the root of this


conflict is the fact we have changed the nature of higher education with


commercialisation. Isn't it about universities being cautious that


they cannot know for sure who is coming into their campus and what


they will say? Whenever you talk to people... This is just one example.


When you talk to people trying to counter radicalisation, what they


say is you cannot drive this conversation underground, otherwise


you can't challenge it. Have people say it out loud, in the open, to


demolish the argument. What I worry about is people won't be - if you


are not exposed to this dissenting voice, how can you learn to form


rational arguments against them? It is coming from left-wing activist


students, it is coming from those students making these demands.


Crucially, it is coming from the government, and prevent Mac strategy


encourages the closing down of society -- Prevent. It is asking the


government, proactive ways to stop free speech. This is not entirely


the fault of left-wing students. Nor universities. It is the fruit of


government policy. Pressure on Scotland Yard boss after ex- army


chief cleared of abuse. Lord Bramall was accused of sexual abuse by


someone. The police took it seriously, as they were right to do.


The result was his home was raided by 20 policemen. His wife, who has


Alzheimer's, witness to this and was very disturbed by it. The police


kept the investigation for over a year and finally they have said that


at the end of the investigation, because of insufficient evidence...


Some people say what they should do is plainly say they have ended it


because it is not a fair allegation. It is incorrect. And that the police


should give an apology. One of the things an officer did was described


the allegations made as credible and true, which is very unusual for the


police to do. One suspects they are responding after the fact to the


Jimmy Savile thing. In all of this, the victim is Lord Bramall. Let us


move on to the Express - Britain is ready to leave the EU on the back of


another survey. The opinion poll, which we know are not always right.


Yes. This has to be thought of couched. Dot a 6% surge in favour of


quitting the EU -- this has to be sought of couched... Put down to the


migration crisis, terrorism and the attacks on Cologne. We have to couch


it with even more caveats about opinion polls at, because with the


EU people don't vote in the way that they necessarily say they will. A


lot of people still don't know. There will be a lot of movement in


this until the referendum, whenever it will be. And the Prime Minister


hasn't made his case for it yet. When he comes out and says he wants


to stay in - people say that - whatever he gets out of the


negotiation, the figures will change. Is it fair, sensible,


accurate, to conflate leaving the EU with issues of terrorism? No, of


course not! As we were saying earlier, we are outside of


Schengen. We have strict passport can -- controls. Others have to show


their passport. We have cauterised some of the problems affecting


European problems in the refugee crisis. We don't take as many


migrants, for instance. Migrants don't cause terrorism. It is an


unfortunate completion. The public think it is an issue. It is not. If


the public thinks it, we should have a bigger debate and conversation


about why they think it, because it is erroneous. We will look at the


Telegraph. Millions wait longer to see a GP. 10 million. More than.


They are trying to find an appointment but having to wait more


than a week. For a long time we have talked about the hours GPs work. We


need more GPs to work more hours. Yes. I mean, it is the usual


depressing story about access to the NHS and seeing a GP. People are


waiting far too long. 30% of those surveyed said that they were having


problems getting an appointment. A lot of us can relate to that, trying


to get an appointment with a surgery. It is not that the doctors


are not aware of this - of course, they are - but if they spread


themselves to be available on the weekends in the same set up, which


is overstretched already, they will end up cutting back on services


available on a daily basis. It is an issue of funding rather than


available GPs. Good comment. I go to NHS walk-in centres. They are not


available everywhere. I know that I sound like I have discovered


something new. Amazing! There are growing numbers of practices where


you can pay 40 quid to see a GP. That is a lot of money! A lot of


professionals do it. Apparently, a lot of migrants do it. I am not


saying it is a solution. We finish with page three of the Times.


Behold, the great literary device. The idea that a chosen few writers


racked up a fortune, and others struggle. The book market in this


country - people say it is dying - has a problem, those that do well


only a small number benefit a couple of authors. This research has


discovered that the median income for writers is ?11,000, which is


below the ?16,000 that the Joseph Rowntree foundation should be the


normal wage. They have figures on how much people earn. Even these


figures, I suspect, having just seen the story, are a bit misleading.


When you list the sales of a book, that is not what the author is paid.


They are paid 5-10% of each copy. And if it is an e-book, Hugh get


nothing. It is effectively impossible to live as an author --


you get nothing. It is like winning the lottery, writing a book that you


can live off. This carries on from something we were talking about,


Philip Pullman saying authors should not appear at literary festivals


without being paid. That happens a lot. I am glad he has said that. The


article talks about the fact that publishers are if they are making


lots of money from top-rated writers, they are not using it to


enable them to take risk with other writers -- publishers, if they are


making lots of money... Publishers are playing it very safe and they


are not taking risks or going for people who might be a little bit


less mainstream. That of course is resulting in a very narrow and


planned market as well as one that isn't very well funded. Let's all


buy a book we wouldn't normally buy this week. There is the challenge.


If you buy a book! Lovely to see you both. Thank you. That is the papers


for tonight. Coming up next, the Film Review.


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