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That's all after The Papers. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to what the the papers will be With me are Beth Rigby,


who's media editor at the Times and the political commentator


Lance Price. Let's get straight to it, beginning


with the Telegraph newspaper. Generals, we are safer in Europe.


We've had big bosses of FTSE 100 companies, we will probably have


bakers tomorrow and hairstylists the next day. This time, it is the


generals who are saying we should stay in Europe? Yes, it was the FTSE


100 Chief Executive 's this morning. Only one third? 34 out of 100, but a


lot of that see companies never want to make any announcements on these


kinds of matters, it is not a bad number -- FTSE. More will come out


as there are more board meetings. We are talking about the generals! They


are bringing in the Army! This is a letter in The Daily Telegraph, and


forces chiefs believe that it is in our national interests to remain in


the EU. What we are seeing here is this is the beginning of the number


ten machine, gearing up to try to win the argument on Europe, there is


a pol in the Times which hopefully we can get to later, suggested by


YouGov that it is neck and neck. There are issues around national


security, David Cameron argues that we are better off if we stay in


Europe, Eurosceptics, and those who want to leave the EU say that it is


Project Fear, and attempt to scare the public into staying in and they


would like for them to make more positive arguments about staying in


the EU rather than trying to scare us all into voting in. Lance, the


alt camp would say that it is not Europe who defends our security but


Nato? -- out. Yes, I am a strong pro-European, but I think defence is


one of the weaker arguments. Britain could have defence cooperation with


in the European Union just as easily as if we were outside. There's a


good defensive case about the defence of the country through


intelligence cooperation and the rest of it, and European arrest


warrants, the idea we are more vulnerable to attack from Russia or


so-called Islamic State is probably stretching it a little bit. But what


is interesting is a few days into the campaign... And you are bored


already? Not at all! It is really important. All of the big arguments


are being deployed straightaway. Four months of this, and as we were


saying, we've had the big businesses, now we have the


generals, all of the big arguments are put on the table now. And


presumably things will go quiet. Because it is so close, as that poll


in the Times suggests. It is a knife edge, anything could swear it.


Generals, security, that could help with swaying people one way or the


other in the debate? I think the other point about this is that over


the weekend with a declaration of Michael Gove, the Justice Secretary,


and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, the declaration of those


two big cabinet beasts saying they want to support the out campaign,


Downing Street on a back foot and want to take the momentum. If you


think about what happened on Monday morning, every single national


newspaper aside from The Financial Times on horse Johnson's decision.


Not all of them complimentary. -- Boris Johnson. It was blanket


coverage, if you like. What's David Cameron and number ten and those


Conservatives who want to stay in, they are trying to set an agenda. At


the moment, but -- because the campaign is just


kicking off, there is such an appetite to cover it, you want to


feed the media beast, feed it with your stuff, rather than let your


opponents get theirs in. One thing that could be influential is the


migration crisis. The Telegraph has this headline...


If you look at the kind of issues that people tell the pollsters they


are most concerned about, migration is always around the top. One of the


reasons, I think, suggested in this story is that David Cameron wanted


the referendum in the first half of the year, before the summer months


when traditionally the numbers of migrants rise. Even now, it's a mild


winter, and in February we are seeing figures that are way higher


than the same time last year. Migrants coming in, it may well be


that this is an issue that others haven't talked about. The


International organisation for migration are basically saying there


are 110,000 people in the first six weeks of the year compared to 7500


in the same period last year. What is that telling us? That the


continued civil war in Syria and the inability of the international


community to come to an agreement to create a ceasefire is creating a


huge migration crisis. In the story, the Telegraph say an apparent


inability of the EU to find a joint solution to the migrant crisis, hang


on, this is the worst migrant crisis since the Second World War. It is a


very big problem. The situation in Syria, the problem itself, and Iraq,


it happens elsewhere, it is not something that the EU can solve. It


is the EU that bears the brunt of trying to deal with this. Supporters


of the EU will say... Just one more point, we aren't a member of


Schengen. Migrants coming into the EU, it does not mean that the UK


will take a lot of migrants in, and refugees in. We know David Cameron


said 20,000, that is our count... Some people would read that


headline... We aren't talking about Britain, but there is a knock-on


effect. In the Guardian, junior doctors declare a fresh wave... Of


strikes. Two months. This is really getting nasty. It is. Basically,


after two months of protracted negotiations and very public and


bitter fighting between the Department of Health and Jeremy


Hunt, the Health Secretary, and junior doctors, the row continues


and threats of strikes. Jeremy Hunt has imposed this contract on junior


doctors now, to work a seven-day week and work weekends. They are now


saying that they want to have three new 48 hour strikes, and seek a


judicial review in an escalation of what is already a bitter dispute.


The Department of Health's view is that once the contract is imposed,


then the resistance will ebb away, because a lot of doctors will find


it is not as bad as they thought, or conditions are improved. That is the


Department of Health. The one thing I would say about this is watchful


Jeremy Hunt to be reshuffled after the June referendum. If you think


about what happened between Michael Gove and the teachers... And


Lansbury and the NHS. Yes, I think after this episode that David


Cameron will want to... Lance, the junior doctors clearly believe


public opinion is on their side? In this whole dispute. They would not


be calling the kinds of strikes that would put people's hospital


appointments off for weeks or months if they did not go the public were


behind them. I think that they feel the majority of the public are


behind them, let's face it, looking at any card upon about who you trust


in society, people trust a doctor over a politician. -- any poll. I


think people do have sympathy, the junior doctors are doing their best,


as soon as it looks like they were asking for more money, then some of


the public sympathy would ebb away. But we have two C. It could go one


through the summer, it might do at this rate. -- we have to see. Do you


like chocolate? I'm partial! Don't buy a Mars bar. Plastic has been


found in a Snickers bar, but the Mars company makes them.


And Snickers bar would not be such a headline! Plastic has been found in


one in Germany. They found plastic and one, but because they aren't


sure whether sources, and they aren't sure, because the factory


probably produces millions of lovely Chocolate. They are having to recall


a lot of chocolate. It is one of the food industry's biggest ever recall


is. Will the brands suffer as a result of this? Probably not. What


some people would say is that they are overreacting. Rather than under


reacting. That is always a good thing. I think Perrier few years ago


took millions and millions of bottles of of the shelves, costing


them a fortune but protecting the brand. -- off the shelves. They are


worth a fortune. You will be back later to discuss more of the


stories. Stay with us, more coming up. Now,


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