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


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


to what the papers will be With me are Miranda Green


from the Financial Times, and the Telegraph's media


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


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


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


face consequences once President Hollande, that is the pretty brand


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


Hollande today, after which President Hollande gave a press


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


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


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


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


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


question of people flocking up through the continent and then they


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


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


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


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


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


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


longer hold British immigration inside French borders. Quite


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


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


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


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


the Scottish independence referendum and project fear, the staying


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


divisions within the business community, particularly between


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


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


big employers, there is also the engineering employers Federation,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


capacity and capability to create a brighter economic future outside of


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


that they were just punished, essentially. Whilst business leaders


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


dangerous. It was wonderful, wonderful fun to watch speech


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


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


University, pretty cutting. When Mitt Romney was running for


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


for another look at the stories But coming up next,


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