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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be

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With me are Reuters Business Correspondent and author,

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Tom Bergin and broadcaster Joan Bakewell.

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You have become an author in the build-up!

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Tomorrow's front pages? The Financial Times focuses

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executives warning that leaving Europe could damage

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Metro leads with the killer storm in the US - saying Britain is poised

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for new floods as the storm crosses the Atlantic.

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The Telegraph's headline says patients are being given hips made

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the wrong size after its own investigation

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IVF hope for older women is the i's lead, saying a controversial cell

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technique aims to make older eggs young again.

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The Independent features a picture of one of four dead whales -

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which have washed up on the North Sea coast.

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The Express looks at why diet is key to beating arthritis saying that

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simple changes could ease agony for millions.

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Osborne in ?3 billion vow to beat malaria is The Times' lead story

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which says taxpayers are to fund the bulk of a new deal

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And the Guardian focuses on the treatment of asylum seekers

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in the UK saying arrivals in Cardiff are being issued with coloured

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We can start with the independent and this next IVF regulation. It

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says older women are more like to have babies and makes older eggs

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young again. I do note that the IVF success rate is very low and costs

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and friends who tried this have been disappointed over and over again so

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anything to improve the chances is welcome but the secret to this story

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is it involves the mitochondria, which is an important part of the

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cell. And to intervene with this presents all sorts of opportunities

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for eliminating illness but also sets up resistance because people

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feel this is a slippery slope, tampering with nature and not to go

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down that path but one in 5000 people have mitochondria disease in

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this country so crossing the frontier and dealing with this will

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make a big difference. That is where the controversy lies. Do we know how

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expensive this is? Available on the NHS? These questions might come out

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because of these tests but it will have an impact on a lot of people

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and the demographic trends are people are having babies older and

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this is because of increased participation, people cannot afford

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to get married until later and often older women having IVF is depicted

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as being very selfish and took them a long time to get their act

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together but this is a natural function of the world today so this

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is potentially good news for a generation. It is just one clinic

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that has applied for the licence so this is an early start and we do not

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know if it will be granted a licence but this is a move that might be

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around for some time. The Financial Times, a couple of stories, leaving

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the EU with damage the UK's global influence, says big pharma.

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Remaining as part of the EU for the sake of research, this helpful

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voice? This was before the bankers became the pariah of the business

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world, in terms of corporate scandals which we have covered, big

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pharma has had its big share. When the bankers came out to support the

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stay in campaign, the Brexit campaign said these are not the

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friends we should have so we're not worried about big pharma but this is

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an example, David Cameron said to the business community, it needed to

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get behind the stay in campaign so this could be just a reflection of

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that. Aren't we seeing all global companies saying we need it in to

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stay in Europe? Because we deal with Europe and dealing separately with

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Britain would be quite a difficult thing for global companies to do. We

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are part of the European enterprise and slowly, all these big companies

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will come out in favour of staying within Europe? How cohesive are both

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camps was back not at all. Everybody seems divided. They both have to

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sort their act out and I see that Nicola Sturgeon suggests it does not

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have the referendum yet because both sides need to get organised properly

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and present the cases we can really understand. Staying with the

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Financial Times, Iran poised to launch their boss jets in a business

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bonanza. It was a short time since sanctions were dropped and these

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huge deals are being formed? The Iranian 's were waiting, the moment

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the agreement were settled, to lift the sanctions, businessmen were

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pouring into Iran and contracts are being done, quick off the mark.

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Absolutely, interesting with this story, these jets, this is a sign of

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not wanting to replace the existing fleet that they want to become a

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major interconnecting spot for international air travel and that is

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reflection of the fact that Iran wants to be a regional superpower, a

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big way, to take up some of the roles of some of the regional

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neighbours have got. This is part of a bigger thing that will continue to

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worry the neighbours. And back on the map for tourism? I would love to

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go, very interesting and there is plenty to see in Iran. Tom has! Yes,

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it is a beautiful place. The Guardian. The mark of the asylum

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seeker, wristbands for food hand-outs. If you want to qualify

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you must wear them bracelet? Asylum seekers get pushed around and it

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often come in a terrible traumatised state and they have left terrible

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issues behind and they tend to be pushed around into immigration

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centres and anything that humiliates them further is sad. Someone says

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wristband is discrimination, clear and simple. We are made to feel like

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second-class humans. Life is tough enough already. I would think that

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there might be other ways? If you are human, you deserve food? What is

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the justification? There was a time when I went to nightclubs and we

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would have these kind of things. But you volunteered! This is the point.

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It is a simple and practical way to identify people so I can understand

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this but we also understand that when it comes to receiving welfare,

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people don't want to be stigmatised by making it very public. We

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understand that we should be sensitive about these issues so it

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is strange that this system, although effective and efficient and

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cost-effective, why there might be problems with that and also in this

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case, some of the asylum seekers say the concern for security because it

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might identify them to people who might not like asylum seekers. The

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red door effect. They will have to change the colours of those doors.

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Navel-gazing... The Times. The BBC will plead with pensioners to give

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up free television licences. This is because the cost of the free over 75

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TV licence will rest with the BBC after a deal done with the

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government? This is interesting and that is a of money, it will be

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difficult for the BBC to make that up so this is possibly one way. But

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wealthy want welfare pensioners will pay for this and not accepted. And

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will not accept this giving it free. These campaigns do not work very

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well and have a look at things like the winter fuel allowance, people

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said we should refuse it. It does not tend to make much of a financial

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difference and while it could help solve this particular problem of

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funding, I would question how many people would actually accept to pay

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winningly. I declare an interest as a BBC employee and a pensioner and

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in the House of Lords I did raise this and other people spoke up. It

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is full of pensioners! It was generally agreed that something

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should be done to help the situation that could not be retrieved. It

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should not have happened because the government has used the licence fee,

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paid by viewers, that BBC belongs to viewers, they pay for it but the

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government has seized part of that licensee to implement its welfare

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policy. It has no right to do that. When Gordon Brown decided that

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anyone over 75 will get a free license, that could have been

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perceived that the cost of that could have been moved at any point

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and it was up to politicians to make sure it was presented in a way that

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it could not be off-loaded on the BBC for the next government. It

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should not have been off-loaded onto the BBC, it is bringing together two

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entirely different functions of the state, one of which is the licence

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fee which belongs to the BBC, a civic institution which is governed

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and the government through the licence fee and it has been doctored

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by the government to take this money for its welfare purposes. We will

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find out what will happen to the licence fee later, we know what will

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happen with charter renewal but the idea is famous people, maybe like

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you, Lord Bragg... Terry Wogan, they will be wheeled out to encourage

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everyone who can afford it... And me! Thank you very much! You will be

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encouraged. Of course. It is worth it and I shall pay it. That is one

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we have got back! We shall look at the final story, the Metro. The US

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storm will dump six inches in one day. We have seen what this

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extraordinary storm has done Indian added states and it was stalling

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over their and we will get the melted variety. It would be nice to

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have some snow. It is going to be rain for us! I would rather like the

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snow and Seward the children and people who like to wake up and the

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world is white. No greater moment than that. I had a tweet from

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someone investor Virginia who said they could have spent less than

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seven hours -- could have done something else than shovelling the

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snow, it has been deadly. About one week ago we had a smattering of

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sleet on the ground and spent one hour making a 12 inch snowman with

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my children so it would make my life easier but only for that one hour...

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Parts of the country here really do not need any more rain. And when you

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think that America, three feet of snow, what happens when it melts? I

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hope somebody is across that because melted snow causes flooding. And it

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could be extensive and damaging. It is not a good outlook. We don't want

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any more rain here. Communities have already been through it. Sandbags at

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the ready. This is the problem, the ground is soaked. No ability for the

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rain to dissipate so we hope it does not end up like this. Maybe it will

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stay for longer on the ground and it gives them more time for it to

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dissipate but it is quite worrying. It is indeed. That is it for this

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section but we will be back again for another look at the front pages

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at 11:30pm. Stay with us, coming up next, it is Click.

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