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Manchester United and Derby County. And another setback for many to a


lady -- Tualagi. Hello and welcome to our look


ahead to what the the papers With me are the Evening Standard


columnist Mihir Bose and Assistant The Times leads on a payout made to


eight Republicans who had their convictions for being part


of an IRA kidnap gang overturned. The Sun leads on the case of


Tareena Shakil, the first British woman found guilty


of being a member of IS. A new theory that Alzheimer's may


have been transmitted between patients during particular types of


surgery, that's the lead in the i. In the Telegraph,


the Head of the Army warns that fabricated legal claims made against


the military may cause soldiers to The Daily Mail leads


on comments made by a senior immigration judge that many migrants


in Calais are not genuine refugees. Hospitals are being told


by regulators to get rid of staff to rescue the NHS


from financial crisis, And the Independent leads


on comments by a World Health Organisation expert


that the Zika virus could travel across the Atlantic to Africa,


and even to parts of Europe. We will start with the Daily Mail.


Migrants, a judge who dared to tell the truth. He says that many in


Calais are not genuine refugees and they are after our benefits. This is


a judge who is considering the application of four refugees who


have siblings said to come to the country. He had granted them leave


to come to this country, but there were special circumstances, the


question of a possible mental disorder and disability. At the same


time, he has used a judgement to say that not everyone in the Calais


jungle can claim to be a refugee, that many are just migrants who see


a better life in this country and they want to leave France and come


to Britain, because Britain offers more. This raises the question, a


lot of people have discussed this in this country. Many refugees a


terrible situation, many are fleeing war, but many of the others are


piggybacking on the back of them, if you like, hoping to come to this


country because they think it offers a better life. Doesn't the


accusation that they are after benefits that Britain offers get


contradicted frequently by statistics that we net gain by


having immigrants and refugees here? We are in the middle of the


great philosophical argument as to whether refugees are phenomenal


source of capital, talent and employment, which is what Germany


thought when it brought in all those refugees, or as to whether they will


just be a drain on our services. It will be a debate that runs right


through to the referendum on EU membership. You are saying to me


earlier that you thought that migrants would be the issue, the


issue that decide the outcome of the vote. I think so. I think a lot of


people feel that they are losing their country, and that fear will be


played on by those who feel we should leave the EU. The question


will be, we are part of the EU, free movement of labour, so any number of


people from Europe can legitimately come. I think that will be a hard


line. As far as refugees are concerned, we are facing a situation


we have never faced before in Europe were a lot of refugees are coming


from another culture, that is one thing, and normally they come backed


by armies. These are poor and helpless refugees, most of them


fleeing war. How does Europe, which claims to be a humanitarian


continent, with great humanitarian traditions, how do we cope with


that? What the judge has raised and this is what the paper has


highlighted, in addition to those sterile are the refugees who are


economic migrants and they should be judged by different standards. Also


we are seeing great moral problems that Sweden is having, which was a


very welcoming country and is now turning the other way. It is an


extraordinary moment in our history, and people really want to


be kind but they feel that maybe they look as if they are mugs. There


are so many complex arguments rolling around. You mentioned the EU


referendum. The Daily Express headline, pathetic EU deal in chaos.


The PM is said to be under pressure, vowing to keep on fighting. Has a


deal being done? I think there has just been a lot of discussions. This


idea that the PM is saying that he wants to get rid of the idea that


people get something for nothing, it is merely under deliberation, this


idea. There has been no deal to put a brake on benefits for migrants at


all. This is in the Express, which is a paper that will argue that we


should leave the EU I think. We have had a feeling among those who want


to leave in the past few weeks that the PM and some of the other


ministers are already making the case for Europe, for us to stay, and


if you like this is the backlash argument coming up and saying, there


is no deal coming along, the PM can't get a deal good enough for us


to stay. How many more months doing have obvious? I'm trying to count


how many... How weary people will be the EU referendum by the time it


comes around. This debate will be longer than the one about whether


Louis van Gaal stays at Manchester United. Which we have all followed


as closely as you have. If you are in the Yes camp or the No camp, stay


or go, you have decided anyway, haven't you? I don't know whether


anyone is truthful about their voting intentions following the


general election. All these shy Tories, people who profess to great


socialist ideas, but when they get their finger in a polling booth a


vote Tory. I think there are quite a lot of people undecided, and I think


that politicians and all these warring sides need to realise that


the average person only turns on to politics for a few days around the


time of an election. Just as they get into the booth. I think it


depends on whether the younger people vote or not. If they do, we


will stay in. If it is mainly the older people, I think we might well


be out of the EU. That is my feeling, and I'm not a poster. Say


that recording and we will play it back and see if you were right.


Outrage pay-out for IRA gang. ?1.6 million reward as soldiers and the


tombs suffer. These are convictions that were quashed because there was


a secret agent involved in the defence were not told. There was


someone involved in the ranks of the IRA, and this was not to disclosed,


someone was kept kidnapped in the house. Now we come to the moment of


compensation, which seems to be a roundabout ?200,000 each are these


people, including a member of the IRA who famously said that power


would be grabbed with a ballot box and the Armalite. I sense an awful


lot of people will be quite disturbed and dismayed by this,


thinking, what about the compensation for people who have had


no redress for injuries from bombings, and also the ability of


lawyers to get money for people who have been found guilty? They were


only exploiting or following the rules, aren't they? They were


following the rules. They have changed, and prove that the crime


was not permitted, in order to overturn something. In this case,


that information was not disclosed. I think this reflects the fact that


we live in the compensation culture, that anybody who feels they have


been a victim of justice claims condensation. The other question is,


this has taken so long, some of these crimes were committed 25 years


ago. It does raise the question as to why it has taken so long. And


also about how much we know about the troubles, and what will always


remain secret in the relationship between the British government and


informants, and members of the IRA and informants. These Troubles will


haunt us for many decades to come. It is almost within families, that


is part of the problem. The Guardian has a picture of the daughter of


Aravindan Balakrishnan, who has been jailed for 35 years. She was


imprisoned by her father in south London for 30 years, and yet she


says she has forgiven him. I think this is a remarkable story. She says


she has forgiven her father, taking the advice of Nelson Mandela, who


said if you leave prison with anger and bitterness, you are still in


Britain. The fact that she has been willing to do that when the


temptation must have been very great not to come out and talk about it at


all, and also to come out and be very bitter about it... To think


this was a father who told her you must never leave the house because


there are fascist groups out there who are going to enslave you. And


not just for a few months or years, but for such a length of time. To


imagine the cruelty that this girl must have gone through. Apparently


she is a very bright woman, who was terrified of crossing the road


because she had never done it. She was told she would spontaneously


combust if she stepped outside and threatened the rule of law. This is


an important thing newspapers need to do to make people realise life is


worth living. To hold a people and say if she can put that kind of past


behind her, what can I do? I do think there will be a big emotional


response to this. This is a terrible family story of how this could


happen. And the amazing thing is that Balakrishnan still has some


women who say he is right and that he is the victim. The FT, Japan


enjoys the negative rates club, the move sparks surge in equities and


bonds, fears rise over China and of slowdown. This feels like deja vu


for Japan. This is an interesting headline because an awful lot of the


18 million savers in Britain will read that headline and think, there


have by the grace of God go where. People will think, what is the


difference between what I am receiving and negative rates? This


is Japan flailing around and trying to find ways of getting its economy


moving again, to deal with the problems of the fact that they have


a shrinking population, an ageing population, and to get people


spending. Whether this will overcome the natural habits of thrift, I'm


not sure. They must hope that if you have to pay to keep your money in


the bank, you might as well go out and shop. Of course, whether it


happens or not... Of course I think the implication of the FT leading on


this story is that we might see it happening here. Probably not in this


country, I don't think we need negative rates here. The ECB and the


Bank of England have said they are willing to shift their policy


stances as well, because they were heading towards rate rises. The


final story on the FT, Apple build a virtual reality unit in search of


the next tech platform. Who are they trying to outdo? An interesting


story. We may be at Pete iPhone. -- peak. Many people have got an iPhone


and maybe they didn't want one, so maybe people want to move onto


something else. I am told people will put virtual reality goggles on


to visualise pieces of furniture in their sitting room to see where they


would go. That we may watch news stories that way, read a news story


about Syria and then be in Syria. I put these on and I find it slightly


unnerving, but Apple is a very interesting company. They are


determined not to be left behind, they won't be the Sony of the 21st


century. They got left behind in technological innovation and Apple


is determined to be one step ahead. It sounds like they are trying to


build on something Google did with Google Glass, and Apple tend to do


that. They managed to perfect something that was invented by


someone else. Apple have a good habit of coming late to the party


and drinking the champagne. Or trying to do it. What an excellent


idea! That is what we would all like to do, wouldn't we? Apple is at the


vanguard of technology, I am so far behind... You are late adopter. I


think this thing about virtual reality, many people will be having


virtual reality goggles and then living their lives in our living


room? Is that how it will be? Apparently the boss of Apple think


it is really cool. What we can imagine the carpenters in here. That


is it for the Papers tonight, lovely to see you both, thank you very


much. Now, Sportsday.


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