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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


With me are Pippa Crerar, the political correspondent


from the London Evening Standard, and the broadcaster John Stapleton.


The Independent's main story is the possible discovery of


a new planet, ten times the size of Earth, far out in our solar system.


The Financial Times says the falling FTSE means we're on the


The Telegraph reports on a ruling that means migrants


stranded in Calais can use European human rights laws to join relations


Falling global stock markets make the front page of the Guardian.


The Times also leads with fears over the economy, caused by volatility


The Mirror says a simple test can help doctors accurately predict


And the actor Suranne Jones is pictured


She's won Best Drama Performance for her role in Doctor Foster,


How about we kick off with economic doom and gloom. Yes, the markets are


entering their territory, as you indicated, this is because in the


Chinese economy. The prospect of interest rising in the US. --


interest rises. In the Guardian, they quote the former chief


economist of the Bank for International Settlements, he says


the problems building up the global financial system are worse than in


2007 and one central bank had used up all of their ammunition. We have


the guy last week from IDS saying, quote, sell almost everything. He


said the party is over. That raises concern among people like myself. On


the other hand, people are saying, hang on, it's not as bad as we


thought. The Times quote several experts. They use words like hype


and panic. The experts suggest that possibly what is happening with the


financial markets doesn't quite justified the magnitude of panic


that is gripping everyone. The Guardian's peace says we could be on


the brink of meltdown. -- piece. Bad news for George Osborne, that three


of the papers are splashing on the economy and those fears. People are


feeling jittery. The Times focuses on the consumer angle and looks at


some of the big British businesses and the impact on them. Billions of


pounds knocked off household names like HSBC and BP and Shell. But some


suggest it isn't as bad as that and there are indicators, like


unemployment being at an all-time low and Grexit is in the US showing


expansion, but it isn't all bad news. -- growth figures in the US.


This headline suggests it isn't great news. As part of the advice


from the gentleman just quoted, think about the long-term. Don't


panic and lead to any major conclusions yet. That's precisely


what one of the expert says. It is important investors stay focused on


the long-term. Staying with the Times. Calais asylum seekers can


come to Britain. This is a British court ruling. It was for a Syrian


refugee in the notorious Jungle camp in Calais. Refugees had been granted


the right to join their family members who had already been given


asylum. They were 216 -year-old boys and an older brother. -- two 16


-year-old boys. They had been granted permission to come into the


UK because of their rights to family life. There are fears in some of the


more right-wing papers that this will open the floodgates to lots of


claims. The Times suggest it could be hundreds more people, rather than


thousands. It points out in a much more measured tone but obviously


these particular men have been traumatised by their experience in


Syria and written has decided to take 20,000 asylum seekers. --


Britain. There is pressure from within EU to take more. They are


quoting a figure of 90,000. Then they would have a right under the


Dublin agreement to send back migrants who are here in illegally.


About 12,000 back so far. The right-wing have jumped on this, as


you say. Yes, let's have a look at The Daily Mail. They have a


particular take on it. They do. Judges punched effort the hall in


Britain's porous borders. They bring a dam across the Channel. I'm


interested in that word, gang. Three young lads and a 26-year-old who has


a mental issue. There may be evidence for The Daily Mail to use


the word gang. It infers criminality. There is a quote from


the MP, the former Tory minister, who was a leading Eurosceptic.


Helpful. You get the feeling that it isn't quite as balanced piece as it


should be. Yes, the quote is that the tribunal should have no business


in this matter. We have very strict laws on immigration. It is not for


the courts to undermine them in this way. It has further implications for


David Cameron, because this overshadows his negotiations with


regard to changes in the rules and regulations and arrangements with


Europe. Then there's the possibility of the referendum not taking place


in June. It might be put back to October and that's something the


Tory party would not wish. It may mean that immigration becomes the


key issue and we get headlines like this day after day over the summer.


And give the government the result in the referendum that they don't


want. The Prime Minister would definitely like that referendum to


be in June. I think July and it could end up at the end of the


summer, but that depends on next month's crucial summit in Brussels.


June or July. There will be local elections, including the London


mayoral election. Some Tory candidates would be very


uncomfortable about a referendum held just months after the mayoral


election not least because it would take away activists from stuffing


leaflets through letter boxes. It would also defy the party and he is


Eurosceptic, so it could be awkward for him in the run-up to that. He is


keen for that not to happen in June. But the government will obviously be


concerns that if you have a whole summer of stories about whether it


it's like this, or some of the other stories we've seen in recent weeks,


it could drive immigration further up the agenda and push people away


from wanting to stay within the EU. Now, if you like literate if


headlines than the Sun is for you. -- literate headlines. Yes, this is


the headline. For the benefit of those who haven't been following


this, this is related to the uppercrust Tory MP, as the Sun


refers to him as, who stunned the House of Commons today I admitted he


regularly uses party drug poppers. We should point out that he is gay


and he uses this party poppers because apparently they relax the


muscles and enhance a gentleman's sexual pleasure. He is voicing


concern about the proposal by the government to have them banned. The


government aren't just doing this because they are party poopers, is


says it is because they can cause death in some circumstances. He says


it will drive people like himself into the hands of criminals. And


they fall under the bracket of legal highs. They do. They will be banned


from April. It was concluded that they would ban them for now but they


will hold a review to see if poppers should be part of this band. Various


people in the Commons debate today pointed out that poppers are


psychoactive in the same way that nicotine, alcohol and caffeine are


and if people are aware of the warnings then maybe they should be


put in that category, rather than band and forcing people into


illegality. Also potentially opening public figures to back the and all


those sorts of things. I must admit, the House of Commons didn't seem


especially stunned when he spoke about it! Anyway, the Daily Mirror,


they talk about a simple test to reveal your dementia risk. Yes. The


Sun... Sorry, the Mirror claimed that GPs will now be able to look at


a patient's history of depression, alcohol intake diet, weight loss and


blood pressure and from that will be able to ascertain the quite a high


degree of accuracy whether or not somebody is likely to be at risk of


developing dementia. This is for people between the ages of 60 and


79. They will get 85% accuracy. The older they are, less likely to be


accurate. This opens a can of worms. Dementia affects almost 1 million


people in Britain and there's no known cure at the moment. I was


under the impression that the majority of cases were, they


thought, genetic. It can be slowed down, as long as it is caught fast


enough. For example, mental and physical exercise and a healthy


lifestyle is key, but there's no cure. I this raises the ethical


issue as to whether you would want to know. Exactly. They feed into the


system your history, things like depression, stroke, whether you have


drunk too much, diabetes, you have an irregular heartbeat, et cetera.


They look at this information and they can predict whether you have a


likelihood to suffer from dementia or not. Some people may not want to


know and whether or not they can do anything about it. Why that stage in


someone's life, it depends to what extent they have abused their body


or suffered from any of these conditions in the past. The other


thing of course is it is great to hear this, obviously it would help


people if some treatment could be offered, but the other question is


whether the NHS can afford it. You look at the front page of the


Guardian and it says Britain is spending less and less on health


services by international standards and by 2020 we will have to devote


?43 billion more every year just to match the spending of other European


countries. Good news, but possibly some way. And as you, ethical


concerns. Finishing in space. I have to say, my knowledge of all


matters space are based on Star Wars, and my six-year-old son,


probably. Several of the papers have this image, which is not a photo, we


should say. This is an artist's impression. You might be asking why


we had not spotted it before, of the ninth planet that has been


discovered. We think we have discovered it. It is believed to be


ten times the mass of birth and to speak as Neptune. -- earth. It has


been named planet X, which I think is a bit unfair, given the others


have quite nice names. I like the language used, it is lurking on the


dark icy fringes of the solar system. It is not just there, it is


lurking. Research is at the California Institute of technology


described it as the most planety planet in the solar system. Maybe he


has his knowledge from Star Wars as well. Thank you both very much,


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