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

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We are not sure that people in southern England can watch this

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because of Storm Imogen affecting people's satellite dishes.

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With me are the broadcaster, Alice Arnold and

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The FT reports that the US is urging China to punish

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North Korea after it launched a long-range missile without warning.

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The Independent says David Cameron is poised to turn his back

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on the Conservatives tough policy on prisons

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by admitting the stance has been a "scandalous failure" for years.

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The Daily Mail's take on that same story is summed up

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in its scathing headline: "Lock up prisoners just for weekend".

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The Express claims the former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis

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has warned that the Prime Minister's deal on EU reform won't

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The Guardian says the EU is preparing new legislation to make

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global firms more transparent over their tax dealings.

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The Metro alleges that a so-called Islamic State fanatic made his way

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to Syria on a convoy organised by former MP George Galloway.

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In a statement tonight he insisted he didn't know Alexanda Kotey.

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The Times suggests that agency medics are using

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the junior doctors dispute to demand higher rates of pay for shifts.

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And finally, the Mirror says a father who lost

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his daughter in the 7/7 terror attacks says he was upset that

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a bus was blown up as part of a film stunt near the Houses of Parliament

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I feel breathless after that with a lot to get through. We start with

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the Telegraph. Grexit brings the jungle to Kent -- Brexit. We would

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have thought that a Brexit would mean people would not come to

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Britain but David Cameron is trying to warn that if we are not in the EU

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we won't have border guards in France as they are now to catch

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people before coming on the back of lorries and on trains. And therefore

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they would get to Britain and set up camps because they wouldn't have

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anywhere to go. The other argument would be that if we were not in the

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EU then these people perhaps would not be bothered about coming in the

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first place because they would not get the advantages of being in the

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European country so I don't quite know what he is saying. People might

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want to come here because they will claim asylum anyway, irrespective of

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whether we are in the EU. Britain is an attractive country. There is the

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subtext - the PM has realised the tide is going in favour of exit from

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the EU community and he is pressing the buttons on the people, things

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they will be scared off. If you leave the European community you

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will get more migrants. It is a Daily Mail kind of approach. I think

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it is a fatuous argument but it is a worrying sign that perhaps they fear

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the country will vote to leave the European Community. We have a way to

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go. We don't even know when the vote will be. He is playing the security

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issue, rather than economic. Interesting that he is playing that

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card. It would be more rational to say that the economic links are so

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strong that extricating ourselves would cause problems. Some

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businesses don't think so. They say we carry on as we are. I think it is

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much more complex. If we leave the EU, you will get more migrants.

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Let's look at the Times. Bank builds $98 billion Brexit warchest to save

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the pound. The markets don't like uncertainty. I think this is a more

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coherent argument, that those who want to stay in the EU can put

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forward. There is always the Law of unintended consequences, when

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something comes along that was unexpected, whether for the good or

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the bad -- law. They built up this war chest. They have built lots of

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dollars to save the pound. The idea is to buy pounds with dollars if the

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pound is threatened. NHS locums exploit crisis to get higher rates

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of pay. Yes. Supply and demand. This is because locums, who are not

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staff, are working in different areas. If they can get a job

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somewhere else that pays them more, that's where they go, and they are

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leaving hospitals in trouble because they are not working in that

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hospital. The answer would be to have more stable staff that you are

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using, and fewer locums and agency staff. If you have staff committed

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to you then you would not have a problem. Modern business - let's cut

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cost. We are doing great! Look at the bottom line. Oh, we need a

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freelancer. It happens all of the time. The illusion of management and

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cuts. It doesn't work. The NHS would be better getting a better body of

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staff and so you don't need freelancers. This is not private

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business but the NHS. Whether it is the BBC or the NHS, the same things

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happen. The illusion of management and savings, when it does not bring

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the any savings. No, you dare not, not in here! Londoners identified as

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part of ISIS hostage cell with a picture of one of the men, Alexanda

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Kotey, from west London, believed to have been an important recruiter,

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encouraging others to go to Serie A. Several papers have this story --

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Syria. They have identified another kind of gain, with Emwazi, this man

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was called Alexanda Kotey, he went over some years ago and they have

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pictures identifying him as coming from west London -- another kind of

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gang. It is not set in stone. Some people do not say this is confirmed.

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There is another member of the gang who has been confirmed. It is just

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identifying that this group of four went over and have now joined ISIS.

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They seem to have gone for a different reason, not to fight

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necessarily but to help with the aid effort. The focus of the story,

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George Galloway, who arranged it. We are focusing on how they got there,

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not how they got their mentally and intellectually. We need to look at

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how to stop these young Muslim kids who have become disenfranchised

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about of tune with society that they want to go and fight for ISIS. --

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and out of tune. I think that the government would disagree with you.

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I don't think they are even beginning to get to the problem of

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the problem. It is quite hidden. Radicalisation is a difficult

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problem to spot. We've been through as similar thing before. We can look

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at Northern Ireland. The communities in Northern Ireland were

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radicalised. The population with the least criminal convictions became a

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terrorist situation. Yes, we do have the data and knowledge of. The

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exclusive in the Guardian regarding Google and tax. -- knowledge. Tax

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avoidance by global firms. The idea is that you reach a certain level of

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profits and they look into it. What's interesting is that one of

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the leading initiatives is from Joel -- Jean-Claude Juncker, who created

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this tax haven for these companies in Luxembourg. I think the

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realisation has come that the political pressure of seeing these

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huge companies getting away with paying no tax and making huge

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profits is massive across the European community. It is

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interesting, because a lot of the companies they want to target were a

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-- originally based in America. They say it is unfair picking on their

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companies, which distribute the profits across the world, and then

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they would have to be publicly declared in the whole of Europe and

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pay tax in Europe. The United States is not happy because they say they

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are being unfairly targeted. I want to go back to that story on Alexanda

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Kotey, travelling on an aid convoy to Syria, organised by George

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Galloway. We have had a statement from him, his statement said he had

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never heard of Alexanda Kotey until his name appeared in the press. The

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aid convoy predates the formation of Islamic State. There were 120

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vehicles and 500 people part of this convoy and neither he, George Ore

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have any recollection of this guy. His name was not known to George

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until now and it is possible that he could have been on the trip but he

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just does not know his name -- George or I. It predates Isla next

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eight. Moving on to the Mail and the Independent. -- Islamic State. Soft

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justice fears as David Cameron plans to free offenders from Monday to

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Friday. But treat prisoners as assets, says the Independent, not

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liabilities, as David Cameron says we have to see prison reform, which

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is not always what we hear from the Conservatives. This is the first

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time a conservative Prime Minister has taught on prison reform in 20

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years. Clearly, the prison system isn't working. The Daily Mail is a

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brilliant paper. It knows its audience so well. It knows out to

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press the buttons easily. The prison system is not working. It is costing

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money. People who are going to jail go back in. There is no

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rehabilitation for many people. It is becoming a growing, a bigger and

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bigger business and we need to stop it. The Daily Mail knows the

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leadership won't agree with this. The Daily Mail will make it sound as

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if these violent criminals will be let out on the street, which is not

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at all what is being said. We have a massive overcrowding problem. And

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because of that, they cannot do the work they might do, which is to

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rehabilitate and train prisoners so that they can have a job when they

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get out of prison and can set their lives back on the right path. That

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is good for everybody. Scottish Daily Mail. This is different from

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the rest of the country. NHS shares our details every day. Fears over

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privacy and cyber crime. Who is it sharing our details with?

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Presumably, other agencies within the NHS. I didn't really see the

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problem with this story when I looked at it. I always find it

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difficult to get excited about identity theft cyber crime stories.

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If it happened to us we would think differently probably. How often does

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it happen? I think it happens a lot. We are led to believe. So we are

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told. I have seen no statistics to prove it. I think it is a modern

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myth that has come a long which can be dragged up at any time. And

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saying, they are sharing our details! What are they going to do?

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Someone goes to the doctor and says, yes, I have his bad knee. They

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can be fined lots of money. They don't want them to share the

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information with taxmen, airports and solicitors. There would be

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issues with insurance policies if the information was known. The Daily

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Mail, Aronica, tasteless, thoughtless, the exploding bus as

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part of a film set was frightening for people caught up in terra

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attacks -- moronic. I live in that area. It is obvious. Someone said

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they live in that area. It is obvious. Someone said they lives out

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for them. -- they lived out there and it was not obvious for them. --

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terror attacks. Becky said it would have shaken her because she was not

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aware that it was... It is difficult to warn everybody. I saw that

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picture and I thought, golly, I haven't seen that in the news today.

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That is the aim of the Daily Mirror, to make everyone think it was real.

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Very convincing. It has been very lively tonight on Twitter. Thank you

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for your comments. Thank you Alex and Tony. That is it for the papers.

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Now it is time for the Film

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