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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


With me are political analyst and journalist Mina Al Oraibi


and Rob Merrick, the Westminster correspondent


The Guardian shows a picture of the German train collision.


The paper also reports that David Cameron has been accused


of buying off Conservative MPs who are threatening to block local


The Mirror says Mr Cameron's own auntie has come out against cuts to


The i leads with tomorrow's strike by junior doctors in England,


after last-ditch talks failed to reach an agreement.


The Telegraph says ministers may lower the drink-driving limit


in England and Wales, bringing it in line with Scotland.


The same story is on the front page of the Times.


The FT reports Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche,


could buy back several billion euros of its debt amid market fears over


The Daily Mail says official figures show Britain's trade with EU


countries has lagged behind exports to the rest of the world, giving


And according to the Express, Britain is now on snow alert,


with temperatures in some parts of the UK expected to fall to


Beginning with the penultimate paper that I mentioned, The Daily Mail.


Why don't you kick us off with a reference to Britain's trade


slumping? We will expect many more Europe front pages to come in the


next few weeks. This focuses on these statistics. The Mail says


Britain's exports to Europe are lagging behind exports to the rest


of the world and focuses on the cup between what Europe sells and the


initial amount we managed to sell them. The conclusion is it's a boost


for the Leave campaign because the rest of Europe is so desperate for


us to carry on buying their stuff that they will offer us favourable


trade deals if we offer to leave. We thought it wasn't much to boast,


which may not be the case. The Mail is splashing on this tomorrow. There


have been a series of very pro Brexit front pages. Very influential


newspapers. We assume it will all be for coming out of Europe, but it


hasn't done that yet. This front pages suggest it might. Is that your


reading? Yes. Within the story, and it in the headline, they've brought


in completely different angles. They say Turkey's Foreign Minister warns


1 million more refugees could flee Syria if President Putin continues


his bombing campaign. New figures show ten times as many migrants


arrive in Europe. It has nothing to do with the trade issue. They are


trying to say that if we leave the EU we leave these problems, which is


not true. If you leave the EU you will change certain aspects but not


geography. They are trying to link these issues but haven't. On the


trade slump is interesting because they save Britain's love buying


French wine, German cars. -- say Britons. We know that. But we are


propping up a struggling economy, is what it says. There is a quote, EU


nations would be happy to strike trade deals following the Brexit,


adding they would not want to impose trade barriers because it is so


profitable. I can hear what the PM would say, he isn't arguing that we


can't be a successful trading nation outside the EU. The argument put


forward is that we would be better off inside the EU, not that it would


be a disaster if we left. I don't see those sorts of statistics as the


clinching argument, but clearly if you are John River End you would be


-- gone you would we wanted to push the line. Internationally speaking,


people think that British economy is more attractive being part of the


EU, even though it isn't part of the eurozone, which is a good balance to


strike. Who wants to take us to this cartoon which is striking a similar


note? I think it is a brilliant cartoon on the Telegraph front-page


about the Brexit. Now we have the angel of death coming to visit us.


Clearly a political note, saying we are sick of the scaremongering.


Presumably that's David Cameron? Well, it is the Angel of death. It


could be this thing off them refusing this idea... Still four


months to go! Staying with the Telegraph. This is the story about


Deutsche bank. Significant falls in their shares. We spoke about this


earlier. The Financial Times has this as their lead story as well.


This is written from the point of view of trying to make us believe


that it's a threat to all of our financial health, not just joined


the bank. I'm not an expert on what they're falling share price means


for the rest of us. -- Deutsche bank. There have been stories about


gathering economic dark clouds. I think when the FTSE falls it


normally comes back and it doesn't necessarily point to some sort of


fresh economic crash. It depends how far it falls. Obviously that they


will one day come but in recent weeks the FTSE has fallen and gone


back up again and got a less attention when it did, but


economists will tell us we are closer to the next recession. We


look at the German economy and what it means, the fact that this story


and that this story and Batty the FT finance minister coming out and


saying Deutsche bank is OK. -- the fact that. 80,000 staff got a letter


saying they are rocksolid. It is indicative of the fact that they


don't want jitters. We had the shares falling over 40% of the


beginning of the year, which is indicative of the price fall. But it


could be propping up again soon and we are all just getting nervous. But


with everything happening on the markets, I think there is some


concern to be had. Because people's pensions are wrapped up in the FTSE.


One of the points the Telegraph is making. Yesterday when I sat here we


had a brief conversation with my two reviewers about David Cameron's


Mahbub. Now the Mirror, and it was the Mirror then, talks about his


arms. -- mother. She also lives in Oxfordshire and is very worried


about cuts being imposed by Oxfordshire council because funding


has been cut so dramatically by Mr Cameron. She goes further than


Cameron's mother. The story yesterday was that his mother signed


a petition. Here's aunt says it is shortsighted, a great error. I am


pretty sure she directly blamed the government and said it was a matter


for the government rather than purely for a council, which is of


course embarrassing for the Prime Minister. It is trying to calculate


where it might rank on the list of political leaders embarrassed by


their relatives. Tony Blair's father-in-law was always popping up.


It isn't as bad as that, I think, as Margaret Thatcher's son who was so


embarrassing he had to be banished from the country and later got


involved in a military coup. I think Cameron has some way to go before he


reaches that. Interesting, we were discussing this earlier, David


Cameron's Mum was a trending hashtag on Twitter. This is also about


children's centres that are being threatened in Oxfordshire. This is


about families and an impact they have on either care homes or


children's centres. The fact that it is his family commenting on it is


interesting. It does affect people's lives. It is politically


embarrassing. David Cameron has written his own letter. Some Labour


MPs call it the lead of the anti-austerity movement in


Oxfordshire. Maybe tomorrow they will ask if that's a title held by


his mum. Go into the front of the Times. The Telegraph has this as


well. Drink-driving limit facing first cut in a generation. Yes. This


is a story about the possibility of this cut. There is still no serious


consideration about it, however, Andrew Jones, the Roads Minister,


said he plans to discuss with the Scottish minister of the experience


of lower limits, which they did in Scotland. I have to say Scotland has


cut the limit from 80 mg to 50 mg, which brings it in line with France,


Italy, Germany. It is actually more Europe wide. So, this is important


in the sense that for those who drink and possibly drives this is


going to be the lowest... The first revision in about 50 years. I don't


drink, so for me it looks very interesting because I think... I


always consider how people measure what they drink. It is serious


because of the impact it has on road safety and apparently in Scotland


drink-driving offences have dropped from 4200 to about 3600 since they


imposed this new limits. I think we felt the story didn't quite


deliver, in that it is based on a written parliamentary answer, rather


than an interview with the minister. And of course you would expect him


perhaps to have talks with neighbouring country, Scotland,


which has made this change. I will call it a country! Apologies.


Obviously it will be a significant change. It hasn't happened yet. It


has a certain logic because we have had restrictions on mobile phone use


when driving a car, so I suppose that the direction it is going in.


It's something safety campaigners have talked about and been pushing


for for some time. Staying with the Times. I think it is mentioned on


the front and covered inside. Wealthy towns urged to take their


share of asylum seekers. This is the story the Times has led on, in


exposing how unfair the disposal of asylum seekers around the country


has been. In terms of the poor areas, they've taken very large


numbers. No area is supposed to take more than one asylum seeker per


200, but Middlesbrough has taken on to 180. That has increased tensions


in the local community. There could be a shortage of housing. That's why


they should try to do it more fairly. David Cameron's area has


zero, the Home Secretary's area has five, the Chancellor's two. Today


they say they will try to or intended to spread their more


effectively. But in these areas housing is cheaper and more


available. Clearly there is some effort to put the asylum seekers in


Britain are part of the -- parts of the country is, -- country. Easier


to say than do. Thank goodness this is talking about housing them in


towns rather than detention centres. We have seen some of the events that


have happened. For people seeking asylum there is a mixup in some of


the language used here. We talk about migrants and they talk about


asylum seekers and they talk about those coming from Syria as migrants,


whereas in reality they are refugees. There has to be some


sensitivity. But it goes back to the point of when local councils are


facing cuts, when it is a time of austerity, then it has to be equal


burden sharing. That's what this is leading to. But there's a report


mentioned here by the overseas development institute about what is


important. You want to put people where there is work and if they have


family and friends you want to bring them into society and make sure that


if their asylum application is accepted that they are integrated


one way or another. The point made here, just looking at the Times'


take on it, migrants were influenced by the presence of friends and for


the already in Britain or in other EU states, dictating where they want


to go. The other part of the story is we will have many more asylum


seekers arriving in the country because we reluctantly were forced


to accept a larger number coming from a Syrian region. Small, in


comparison with the European countries, but more than they


currently are, so the pressure of finding them somewhere to live will


grow. On that note, thank you both very much. Coming up next, it's time




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