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Hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


With me are writer Bonnie Greer and the Metro's Joel Taylor.


Sir Terry Wogan is pictured on many of the front pages.


Thanks, Tel, is the headline on the Metro.


Express calls the broadcaster a 'true national treasure'.


Independent leads with research which found the pay gap faced


by black workers widens the more qualifications they obtain.


The Times says the Prime Minister's hopes


of securing an EU renegotiation are hanging by a thread


after the president of the European Council walked out of Downing


The Guardian reports that an estimated 800,000 people have


dropped off the electoral register since the government introduced


The Mail says GPs have voted to stop looking after hundreds of thousands


The Telegraph says Mr Cameron has forced Brussels to admit Britain


needs an immediate "emergency brake" on the number of


And the Sun's headline beside a picture of Sir Terry: Thank


We will start with the Times, and coverage of the talks that have


taken place for only one and a half hours this evening. Just what it for


hours to reach a deal with Europe. This time. There might be lots of 24


hours before them. I don't think that is exactly what the story says


exactly. It says he wants to try to get this deal going around in-work


benefits and the Times figures he has 24 hours to do it. Donald Tusk


walkout apparently saying no deal. What ever that means. The PM now,


his people, they are saying that there is kind of one but we are


going to see if we can make it better than it is. It is all quite


bizarre. No deal and yet they are constructive talks. Looking at the


papers, the Times and the Telegraph, the Times says he has 24


hours to save the deal, it is an ultimatum. The Telegraph is


suggesting the conversation has been positive. It is almost like an


Hollywood movie trailer. Yes. The Telegraph is suggesting they have


made a significant concession in the EU. They have finally said Britain


needs an emergency brake. And then finally it mentions that Tusk walks


out saying no deal. International calls are not supposed to end like


that. It does sound like the Prime Minister said we need a break and


Tusk says that is what you do and that is it. If he walks out saying


there is no deal then none has been done. It says there is a significant


concession and they say the levels of migration into the UK require a


break. Any idea what the formula is to work that out? The other point is


that Tusk has said that the rest of the EU has to agree on the level the


UK has reached in order for some break that might happen to kick in.


The Prime Minister wants it to happen right away. We don't know


what this is. If they even get the chance to apply for this, the other


EU member states have to agree to it. Others might want that brake. If


you think of Greece. That adds a whole other level of complication.


Hard to see a way through this that is going to be easy. Meanwhile, back


at the Conservative Party, the parliamentary party, a segment is


very angry. The Eurosceptics. They are saying this is not a real thing.


This isn't real. Someone called it a sick joke. That's not nice. Let's


look at the Guardian. Students hit hard by a slump in electoral roll.


The Labour Party say that the change in the rules, so that individuals


have to register to have disappeared from the list.


Apparently. They would supposedly have to reapply. Yes. Labour are


concerned. They fear these are likely to be people more likely to


vote for them. They are highlighting this. It doesn't seem that the


Cabinet office and the Government are taking it on board. They have


said these entries are by people who have moved or died or were on the


list fraudulently. How can you know if you have slipped off the list?


They have said this around the time of the election, these people will


be missing from the electoral register. It will be interesting for


someone to publish figures or to see something definitive. We've just


been told this is happening. It would be nice to know. We're not


getting that definitively. Presumably, the first time someone


would know they are not on the list is when they come to the election.


You wouldn't think, I need to go and check. There are almost a million


people declared ineligible to exercise their vote, that would be a


concern to all parties. Particularly young voters. A head scratching


about how to attract young people to get involved. -- a head scratch. I


find it quite strange. Maybe after this they will do something. Pay gap


hits black graduates in white college jobs according to the


Independent. A report showing how they miss out despite tries to curb


discrimination and it's not just when they go into work. The NUS says


it starts at the moment, when HR enters the education system, they


are immediately on the back foot -- when a black child enters the


education system. University graduates earn 23% less than white


graduates and that is huge. We have laws to deal with it. Anthony


Lester, leading human rights lawyer, has tweeted to us: We have strong


equality law against racism but not enforced. The human rights


commission should tackle this. I have to say, it isn't popular, but


40 years ago the US tackle this by quota -- tackled this bike quota.


People are entitled to have the same amount of access to jobs and


education but there has to be legislation to enforce it. It


happened. It worked. What about the argument, if you do quotas for women


or minorities you don't get the best candidates. That didn't happen in


the United States. We have a whole generation of people. We have had to


African-American attorney generals. -- two. A whole generation


benefiting from these quotas, not least the president of the United


States. It works. There are still incredible racial divisions in


America. We are talking about people accessing jobs. This level of


inequality is appalling. It isn't anything that a democratic society


should be willing to tolerate. And it should be something that is an


emergency situation. Oxford University says it does not see the


need for extra legislation. They have tried to say there is a broader


problem within society. Their figures are stark. Last year, 64


black students were enrolled at Oxford University. That's up from 30


95 years ago. That still very low numbers of people -- that's up from


39 five years ago. There is a sort of intellectual bar that stops


people from seeing these problems. You start to see when there is


legislation to help you to see. I have to say that. In the United


States people were incentivised to do things. How? For instance, you


were given extra money, literally, extra money, to run your business or


your university, if you considered hiring. And people did it and it did


bring in a workforce. It brought in people, people became entrepreneurs


and business owners, and it enabled people to go to universities. It


happen. Did it stop the problem? In introducing those incentives? Did it


mean that you had enough minorities within an organisation that they


were then role models for people coming behind them? They became role


models. It became stagnant after a while, of course, as everything. It


created a generation of professionals. Let's look at Donald


Trump on the top of the Independent. America starts to give its verdict.


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump seemed to be leading in the polls in


Iowa, where the primary takes place. It's all a bit close and


there is a big margin of error. But they are the leading candidates. We


are told. The mountain Mr Trump would have to climb even to be


nominated as a Republican party candidate is massive. First of all


he has a lock of the Republican Party establishment against him.


Even though he has a lot of the grassroots interested in him -- he


has a lot of the Republican Party establishment against him. I have to


say that the president of the United States is not directly elected by


the people of the United States. He has to be elected by the electoral


college, the assemblage of the popular vote. The Democratic Party


at this point in time has a lock on the... That is literally what it is


called now. A candidate like Donald Trump would not break that. So that


is the dilemma for the Republican Party. He is not going to get them


the White House, and they know it. So, tomorrow, the Iowa caucuses,


with bad weather there, and people worrying about the turnout... He has


to win it and win it big. But he does have a lot of grassroots


support. He is different. It might not be palatable, what he says, but


he is certainly outspoken. Absolutely. He is appealing to this


disenfranchised body of people who feel they have not been represented


in the White House. Are they likely to vote? I don't know. He is facing


a battle to convince his own side. Certainly. I want to say, it is


important to say, this is not a matter of a person going to vote.


This man has to be elected by a specific waddy. The process he has


to go through to get their is so enormous -- body -- there. It is for


everyone. The party who nominate him do not want him. Barack Obama's


former adviser was talking today, saying how the Republicans are off


the rails, in a similar way to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, that


was his comparison. It is a party that at the moment it is hard to see


how they can pull up. Let's finish with tributes to Sir Terry Wogan,


who has died of cancer at the age of 77. The Daily Mirror and the Sun


have the same headline, but different photos. Thank you for


being our friend. And the quote, Bonnie, about not seeing millions


but people were individuals. That is what he was, and artist of the


radio. I have lived here for 30 years and I remember where I was


when I first heard him. He came right through that radio and that is


a rare gift. He used it superbly. The Sun, a different picture with a


cheeky grin of a national treasure. As Bonnie has said, he had such a


reassuring... Always familiar, strangely familiar. You listen to


him and he would just might you were just relax and enjoy his humour. The


instrument was beautiful as well. That is the other part, the


instrument itself was beautiful. Nice way to finish with tributes to


Sir Terry Wogan. Thank you so much for taking us through the front


pages. That's it for this evening. Coming up next, it's the


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