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prepare to defend their Davis Cup title. We will head to the women's

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football team in Florida. Hello, and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the papers will be With me are Miranda Green

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from the Financial Times, and the Telegraph's media

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commentator Neil Midgely. Before we hear from them let's show

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you... Know, we are going to go straight to the Metro, we are not

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going to tease you extract there we go, live television! Britain will

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face consequences once President Hollande, that is the pretty brand

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headline -- blunt headline. David Cameron had a summit with Francois

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Hollande today, after which President Hollande gave a press

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conference in which he said quite carefully that he wasn't threatening

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any harm to the friendly relations between our two great nations. But

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he did say that he wanted the British people to be aware that

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there would because quinces of voting to leave the EU, not least

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the question of immigration, because the Jungle camp in Calais, this

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question of people flocking up through the continent and then they

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stopped at the channel. He was saying this would not apply any

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more, effectively these people would come to the UK as not be stopped in

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France. This is a significant intervention, because a few days ago

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David Cameron tried to argue this and was sort of shouted down and

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accuse of scaremongering, which is the word of the week, but this is

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President Hollande saying, no, absolutely, the French would no

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longer hold British immigration inside French borders. Quite

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significant. Let's talk about the word scaremongering. We are seeing

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these headlines in other papers and globally, they use the word

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scaremongering, that is going to be used by those who want out of the

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EU. We are hearing a lot of this word at the moment. It goes back to

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the Scottish independence referendum and project fear, the staying

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together in the UK campaign was blocked project fear because it is

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all about, this will be the great unknown if we broke up the UK, if we

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broke up the EU that is the great unknown, lots of terrible things to

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be scared. I have to say, not sure that David Cameron will want people

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to be reading this. It is probably quite good for him that we get this

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out of the way early in the campaign, because actually threats

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from the French president are not, psychologically, you know the kind

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of, the British voter's psychology I don't think is the thing, oh, the

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French president thinks we should stay in the EU and is threatening us

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if we leave, in which case we will do exactly what the French president

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says, I don't think that is how your average British voter thinks, I

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think they are a bit more contrary than that, especially whether French

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is concerned. It is a difficult balance, if your strategy is based

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on warning people about risks, if you overdo it you become like a

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parent whose child is no longer listening. How to base a whole

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campaign on play it safe, don't leave, when there is concern that

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the other side are going to accuse you of scaremongering, also that the

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voters will cease to believe your warnings of the risks. It is a

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really tricky walk. The thing about the Jungle camp at Calais, as we

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have discussed before on the papers, that is a bilateral deal between

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France and the UK, it is not technically affected by Britain

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leaving the EU. So what the French president is effectively saying is,

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I will take my back at my ball and my stumps home if you decide to

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leave the EU. -- my bat. Is it not EU policy that controls it? Feruz

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and EU asylum process, it isn't working -- there is an EU asylum

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process. The specific deal allows us to do British immigration tracks on

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French soil, this is an Anglo-French deal, not EU deal. President

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Hollande is then, if you leave the EU I will have a strong Pantera pie

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thought our bilateral deal. -- I will have a strop. That is a

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small-minded, petty way of looking at things. If he is not trying to

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tear up the historical ties and all the lovely history we have with the

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French. I'm not sure about that. Another EU referendum story emerged

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today, much more in the Telegraph tomorrow, is about how top business

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leader says he sees a bright future in Brexit, a comment that created

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divisions within the business community, particularly between

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small and large businesses. It is really interesting, this. There

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several associations that represent employers at the CBI, which is the

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big employers, there is also the engineering employers Federation,

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there is the BCC, which this story is about, the British Chambers of

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Commerce. And there is the small businesses Association as well. They

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all take a different position. This is the BCC leader, John Longworth,

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the Director-General, saying that he personally favours an exit. It is

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quite an interesting story actually because it then goes into the fact

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that the Business Secretary Sajid Javid of course is known to be a

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lifelong sort of Eurosceptic, but is actually backing David Cameron's

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deal and backing the campaign to get the people of this country devote

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the Main. Again, it is another story which brings up this idea of which

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side is the risk on -- to vote remained Macri. This guy is saying,

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we could have a great future. Sajid Javid is saying, there is risk on

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both side and there is a lot more certainty on staying in, that is

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from a lifelong Eurosceptic. It just draws attention to the fact that

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this whole campaign, we have got four months of this, the whole

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campaign is going to be, where do you see the balance of risk? And

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interesting quote from Mr Longworth, he said, in the long run we have the

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capacity and capability to create a brighter economic future outside of

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the EU, just as we would have done had we had the opportunity to this

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day in a truly reformed EU. Which of course goes back to the Boris

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position, which Boris has now I think resigned from, for today, this

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week, which is, you know, if we say, no, the only countries that the EU

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ever listens to our countries which say no, if we vote no in the

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referendum that doesn't mean not out, it means go back to the

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negotiating table. There are echoes of that and what Longworth has said.

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It did not work for the Greeks, they thought they could hold the EU to

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ransom by voting no to something, and what happened after that was

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that they were just punished, essentially. Whilst business leaders

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are arguing this out, it is becoming increasingly relevant, it is not

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just about economics, it is about jobs and businesses and surviving

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and who does what jobs. It suddenly starts to become even more relevant.

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It is about a holiday home! That is on the front page of The Times. We

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haven't got it now. The Times is worried about your holiday home in

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France. And what Brexit would do to that. The freedom of travel for your

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holiday, absolutely. We will move onto the Telegraph, and talk about

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the US elections. Very interesting events today. Donald Trump, as you

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saw on BBC News, dividing the Republicans. Mitt Romney coming out,

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this is something the Telegraph reported on their front page, Mitt

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Romney lasts dangerous, quoting him, Trump -- blasts. He said worse than

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dangerous. It was wonderful, wonderful fun to watch speech

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because he did what the American -- the Americans call fried him. He

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said Trump's promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump

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University, pretty cutting. When Mitt Romney was running for

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president last time, he was endorsed by Donald Trump. Donald Trump have

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hit back immediately to might with his own press conference in which he

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pointed out that Mitt Romney he says begged for the endorsement of Donald

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Trump, he would have gone on his knees to get me to endorse him, Key

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said. This fighting at the top of the Republican party as the

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establishment tries to stop Trump, actually it is a bit of a gift to

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Trump. The difficulty is that the Republican establishment, as today

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the personified by Mitt Romney, doesn't actually have an

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alternative, and apparently viable alternative to Trump. I was chatting

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to a friend of America dock you have been hearing rumours? I heard

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rumours that Romney will himself drawing the race. If you go to Mitt

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Romney's website, it is paid for by Romney for president Inc. You heard

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it here first! You'll both be back at 11.30pm

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for another look at the stories But coming up next,

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it's time for Sportsday.

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