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team pursuit. And, the news of Victoria Pendleton, former cyclist,


who has won her first race as an amateur jockey.


Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


With me are Emily Ashton, Buzzfeed's chief political


correspondent, and Dan Bilefsky from the New York Times.


The FT leads on claims made by the French economy minster that


the migrant camp at Calais would re-locate to UK soil


Sticking with the EU referendum, the i focuses on the row over statistics


The remain camp are accused of using misleading data to support


Among the stories picked up by the Telegraph, the paper points out


that petrol prices have increased for the first time since the summer,


The former England footballer Adam Johnson is pictured on the front of


the Metro following his conviction for sexual activity with a child.


The Guardian reports that the chief executive of Rolls Royce Motor Cars


has written a letter to its staff in Britain, warning that their jobs


could be threatened if the UK votes to leave the European Union.


And the Mail leads on the dangers of online dating.


It reports on a man who used dating websites to


We will start with the Mirror. Go and say goodbye to your daughter,


prison will mean he will not see her for some time. This is a man who was


idolised around the country, indeed in many parts of the world, as a


Sunderland and Manchester City footballer. He has been brought low


some would say by ego. This shows a pathological sense of entitlement by


someone who had it all, and had his whole career ahead of him. The fact


that the girl had just turned 15, it is deeply depressing for her and her


family, it is just beyond words. My vampire boot job headline juxtaposed


with this story seems like an odd juxtaposition. This is a man as you


say who had everything. He was hoping to see out the rest of his


career playing in the US in the Major League Soccer over there. His


career is over now, finished. This is a man earning ?60,000 a week, and


he has just been told today that he should prepare for jail time. He


could be facing up to ten years in prison. He has a baby daughter. What


possessed him to do this? This girl's life ruined. Just a very sad


story all around, a man who thought he was invincible, really, and could


get away with anything. The Times also has this on the front page,


talking about it from the perspective of Sunderland football


club, which allowed him to play on, earning about ?3 million over


several months, despite having these charges against him. Now the club


faces questions. That is the front page on The Times. Club allowed


paedophile football player to keep on playing. The allegation is that


Adam Johnson admitted some kind of sexual activity with this child, we


don't know what exactly, to the child. He had been suspended for a


time but the club reinstated him, and that seems to be were a lot of


the focus is now being centred, as far as the club's involvement is. It


beggars belief that there is the premise of innocence until proven


guilty, and someone has to respect that, but the moment that someone


comes under this kind of scrutiny, it beggars belief that they would be


able to play at all. The club have put out a lengthy statement tonight


following these allegations, after Adam Johnson's conviction, and they


are basically, over a couple of pages, making it clear that he was


allowed to play on for the club before his trial, because executives


were not aware of his guilty plea. They didn't know that until the


trial began. They are saying that they did not, unlike what the Times


is alleging, they did not allow a paedophile to keep playing for the


club. Reports this evening are saying that fans in Sunderland are


very angry about what is being suggested that has happened.


Footballers are put on pedestals in this country when maybe they


shouldn't be, and I think this statement... It needs to be next to


the story on the Times. We don't know when sentencing will be, it


could be at the end of the week, but it could be anything from 5-10


years. Let's move on to the Independent.


Super Tuesday results mean a Donald Trump presidency is suddenly a


serious prospect. The real estate billionaire faces toughest enemy


yet, his party's furious establishment. The polls make


Hillary Clinton the favourite, but her polarisation of the electorate


means that a tight race is likely. Up until now, the establishment has


been in denial about the hair apparent. Hillary Clinton is


considered to be scripted, and she is going up against Donald Trump,


who is this shooting from the hip circus performer. Clown perhaps?


Perhaps. There will be a run-off. She will call him a dangerous


renegade who is not qualified to be commander-in-chief. He will bring up


the e-mails and the Benghazi issues, and it will be fierce. Hillary


Clinton will probably have the overwhelming support of her party if


she wins the nomination. What Donald Trump will not have is that. He is


hated as much by Republicans as he is by Democrats. It is incredible.


Didn't he wants lean towards the Democrats? Here's a left it on


healthcare and various things. Here's a political chameleon, and he


is appealing to these angry, working-class white men across


America, but he comes from a 1%. Reading about Republican strategists


desperately trying to predict this, trying to get rid of Donald Trump,


and the Democrats are trying to do the same thing. He is a Teflon


candidate who is not going anywhere. He has been getting less


than 35% of the vote. There is the possibility that he might not get


all the delegates he needs by the time they reach the convention. If


that is the case, do you think the Republican hierarchy might try to


hijack the nomination and say, you haven't got the delegations, we are


putting forward Marco Rubio, for whoever they see fit. Marco Rubio


one 1 state, Ted Cruz appears to appeal to the evangelical


electorate. Mitt Romney? Who? A lot of people are saying that they are


not... His roommate from college, Ted Cruz's, said he is not voting


for just because doesn't like him. A taxi driver told him that he liked


Jeremy Corbyn and he liked Donald Trump, and it is because they are


different to the ordinary politicians. There is no paper trail


of working in government. No experience. He is a businessman and


reality TV star. Some are arguing that he made all his money simply


because house prices have gone up, property prices have gone up. That


hasn't actually been any involvement. But you are right, he


has tapped into a section of the American population, and Jeremy


Corbyn has done the same, who have seen their wages flat line since the


1970s. He has seen these people who feel that they have been cut out of


a burgeoning middle class. They have been put to one side, and Donald


Trump has tapped into that. And they feel that ordinary politicians don't


get it, they don't understand the real world. People like antipolitics


politicians. This is not only happening in the US, it has been


happening in France, with Jeremy Corbyn in this country. Also in


Spain. This is an interesting era, the ear of the Islamic State. People


are angry and rebellious, and they think Donald Trump has read the move


of the American electorate and is playing it smartly. The question


remains, when he goes before the entire electorate, could he win?


Although polls can change, the latest polls show that Hillary will


beat him, and that Bernie Sanders could beat him as well. That Bernie


Sanders would beat him as well? If it was head-to-head between those


two, based on the polls, and I must say it is early, but Bernie Sanders


could beat him. Bernie Sanders is more of a socialist and Barack Obama


ever was, and yet he could beat Donald Trump? Exactly. Donald Trump


is the Frankenstein monster of the Republican Party. For years the


party have been creating a message that the Democrats are bad, that


Barack Obama is not really American, and they created this hatred, and it


has ended with Donald Trump. We will end it on that. Let's move on to the


Financial Times. French threat to end Kelley Deal and move the border


if the UK quits the EU. This is about a warning that the border


controls that you see in front at the moment will come to Britain if


we leave the EU. There is a bilateral agreement with France, and


they think that if we leave the EU that would be torn up. At the time


everybody says that it was wrong, but now we have the French economy


minister backing up David Cameron and saying, if Britain leads, you


can deal with these migrant camps because the border controls will be


on your LAN. This is a huge boost to David Cameron and to be in


campaign. You think you really means it? We know the vast majority, in


fact all of the 27 states, want Britain to stay in. This is a bit of


leverage, isn't it? Science it could well be a bit of rhetoric, but that


is the kind of thing that will resonate with people. The image of


those camps being in England will resonate with people. The Tory party


is arguing with itself, and many have somebody from outside, from


France, saying that there are serious economic, strategic and


security costs if Britain leads the EU. I think that might be something


of a wake-up call. The Telegraph says wages will rise if we quit the


EU. This is coming from the leader of the in campaign. This shows how


archaeologically loaded the British media is, to the extent that


depending on which newspaper you read you get a completely different


narrative. That wouldn't be the case in America, what it? Of course


not... But it is a lot more archaeologically loaded here. --


ideological it. This is saying that if migrants don't come to this


country, wages will go up. That will be that the business but arguably


good for salary. It is a muddled message, but it shows how everything


is being spun through whichever prism or camp you are in. It is very


hard to balance that. What is it say about Lord Rose? He doesn't have a


great track record on this. It was one long sentence at the hearing


that the Telegraph have blown up. The Yes camp needs a colourful


character to rest this on. You have Cameron, but he can't carry the


whole debate by himself. A white-haired former captain of


industry, very experienced and distinguished... Not so


distinguished so far as far as this is concerned. Finally, ?100 million


bill for licence fee dodgers, after the BBC closes loophole. At the


moment, everyone pays their ?145 a year, but if you are only watching


it on your computer or iPad or phone, then you don't have to pay


it. So many people do now watch iPlayer, for example, I just watched


Happy Valley on the iPlayer. Now those people will have to pay a


licence fee as well. It is great for the BBC, it is something that plugs


a funding gap. ?100 million is still a seventh the cost of having to fund


license fees for Rover 75 is. That is something the government has


imposed on the BBC. Swings and roundabouts. At a time of austerity


and with the changing digital model as we are all trying to figure out


how to stay afloat, we need all the money we can get. If people want


other great quality broadcaster like the BBC, they have to pay for it. I


am not saying anything else. It has been great having yuan, looking at


some of the stories behind the headlines. Thank you. Much more


coming up. Now, Sportsday. -- having you on.


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