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That leaves of one rubber apiece. We will bring you the results from a

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host of rugby matches across both codes. That is in 15 minutes after

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the papers. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the papers will be With me are the Mirror's

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Deputy Political Editor, Jack Blanchard, and the Daily

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Telegraph columnist Tim Stanley. The Independent claims that Facebook

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may pay "little or nothing" in additional tax for the next few

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years, despite today's announcement The Culture Secretary,

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John Whittingdale, tells the Telegraph that the Prime

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Minister should release figures that show "the true number

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of European Union migrants" A Home Office Minister tells

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the Daily Mail that human rights laws mean some illegal immigrants

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can't be deported from the UK. Meanwhile, the Express says

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the number of new asylum applications lodged across the EU

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last year rose to 1.2 million. According to The Times,

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George Osborne has abandoned an overhaul of pension tax

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after a revolt from Tory MPs. 20 years since 16 pupils

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and a teacher were killed at Dunblane Primary School,

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the headteacher back in 1996 has given an emotional

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interview to The Mirror. We are going to start with pensions,

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which I know will have everyone on fire! Threat of the new Tory revolt

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before the referendum. What is he abandoning? Good question. It is a

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plan that has been floated about for a couple of weeks, it is about

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cutting pension tax relief. It is another screeching U-turn from the

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Chancellor that is made at something of the trademark of his, and he

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tends to do it on a Friday night as well, maybe he thinks people will

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notice. There has been lots of opposition from Conservative MPs and

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papers, like yours. He has decided that this isn't the time to do this.

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He is feeling a bit sensitive about backbenchers and at don't think he

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thinks he has the strength to do it. Well, we bang your head a brick wall

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if you are not going to get it through? Maybe he shouldn't have

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floated the idea in the first place. By taking more from higher rate

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earners to discourage them from putting money in the pension pot.

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The payoff of taking more when people invest is that he said he was

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going to allow them to enjoy their pension income tax-free. The problem

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with that is it is robbing Peter to pay Paul. The Treasury will get lots

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of money now, 10,000,000,000-a-year, but down the road it would have

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meant there would be less income coming in and do you trust a future

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government not to decide we do think we will tax pension income. It has

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to be said, fans of Boris enemies of Georgia starting to say that he is

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of Gordon Brown. First of all, being somebody who likes to tinker

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cleverly in ways that squeeze more money out of the middle-class

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taxpayers, but also somebody who has a habit of U-turns. There was

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U-turns over the tax credits, a bit like the 10p rate under Gordon

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Brown. Why did you give him some credit for changing his mind when he

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sees it is not politically expedient or not as good an idea as he thought

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it was. Normally you would give somebody credit for changing their

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mind because maybe the situation has changed. The truth is he doesn't

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have the strength to push this through. They are fighting in the EU

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referendum on all fronts at the moment. The government are taking a

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lot of stick from their own party and their own press and I think this

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is one battle he has decided it is not the right time. He is going to

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have to make big cuts. This was his big idea. It is quite complicated,

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not many people would understand that, maybe he thought he could do

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it without people really noticing the people have noticed that they

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Dorff. A problem with this reform is that it is so complicated. That is a

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Gordon Brown style trait of doing things which seem very clever

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because they are very complex in the hope that nobody will notice that

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what you're actually doing is simply taking more money from people. They

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were supposed to be handing more money over in tax, Facebook to pay

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more tax, but not yet. Facebook apparently was written in thinking

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through Ireland's, meaning it could avoid paying tax but they say they

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will not do that. The Independent has pointed out that it is sitting

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on ?21.4 million in deferred tax relief so could be some time before

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that money is paid to the Treasury. You can do very losses, can't you.

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You can if your Facebook. They haven't actually told us what the

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new structure will look like. The still have an extremely public at a

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corporate. How much more they will be playing we have no idea. It seems

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like there are larger customers will have their business processed here

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rather than in Ireland and smaller customers will still be held in

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Ireland, as I understand that. We don't know how much business they

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are actually going to do in the UK. They are not compelled to tell us.

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Right, and this is about us moving away to add kind of economy where

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big companies can pay that kind of tax they want to wherever they want

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to. That is the nature of capitalism. It is hard to find a

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global policy Forum getting tax, is that? Really they just pay as much

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tax as they feel like. Deviously they felt like paying next to no

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tax. People got very angry, they want to get some good PR, but really

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they are deciding we will pay this much now. They are not paying the

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same sort of level that a small business pays, and they don't get a

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say. Paying tax should not be a matter of PR. Reputation believe,

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how bad is it for Facebook? To advertise to stop advertising if the

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company they are using to advertise have good ways of getting around tax

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law? I don't think so. It comes down to the nature of this kind of

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corporation, the nature of capitalism today. He used to know

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that a coal mine, a physical thing, you could go to it and tax it.

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Migrants next. The Daily Mail first of all. Human rights mean there is

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nothing we can do to deport them. Who are at this particular group of

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illegal migrants? I don't think it is any particular group. They are

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the ones who are in this country, are still coming to this country. Of

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course there is an ongoing problem of illegal migration and many

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countries are at tackling this problem of illegal migrants. I don't

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think it is a new situation. The problem is it is now very prescient

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because of the situation in Europe. Suddenly the sorts of issues become

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very politicised. Richard Harrington, Home Office Minister, he

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seemed to be speaking about these immigrants who come in having burned

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their passports and they would say where they come from. If you don't

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know the country of origin, you can't send them back there. The

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thing to do is ask the asylum seekers! I'm sure that tried that!

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If somebody has come on has burned their passport and was not

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cooperating, they should be arrested and face jail. I'm sure in the

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process of going to the criminal justice system we will find at some

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point where they have come from. If so we can make a good guess on

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whether or not they should be sent back. If we put them in prison, we

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still don't know where to send them back to when they come out. Some

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Tory MPs were trying to push for a change in the law, where we could

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lock them up for six months. What Harrington said to them in the House

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of Commons, what happens after the six months? Will this really deter

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people from trying to get to this country? They will risk of hunger

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and disease the rest of the top six months in a British prison, no, I am

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not doing that! It is an intractable problem. The whole world is trying

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to deal with this. It could be solved if people were processed

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outside the United Kingdom. They are supposed to be processed in Greece

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and Italy. The numbers are too high. Italy and Greece can't afford to do

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it. France has got the nerve to talk about the handling of Calais. They

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shouldn't be in Calais, they should have been returned to Italy or

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Germany. It is a breakdown of the Dublin agreement. Asylum seekers

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should be processed in the first country they arrive in. A lot of

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refugees don't want to stay with a full slant -- where the first line,

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do they? Tough cheese. It got to you. If they don't, they are

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breaking the law. It is not a humanitarian issue in the sense that

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we should take people, I am not denying that, but there has to be

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illegal struck at the people obeyed. The culture secretary has called for

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the Prime Minister to reveal the true number of migrants. This is the

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latest attack of the Eurosceptic movement, to seize upon this.

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Understandably so. It is a genuine question first Group just before

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Christmas by an economist, the difference between our official

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migration figures and the number of people from abroad who have

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registered for a National Insurance number, there was a huge difference.

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There are many more of these National Insurance numbers and there

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are officially people here. Why is there of this disparity question are

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a lot more people here than official figures show? It was raised to prime

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ministers questions on whether he batted it away, but this is clearly

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not a coordinated attack by the Eurosceptics to put some pressure on

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him, to suggest that migration is served an even bigger figure. You

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could come for a short while, get yourself a number and go again. You

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could, absolutely. I don't think it is about trying just to figure out

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how many people here. I think he's trying to prove point about why

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people come. When David Cameron came back from Brussels with a great deal

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he put the emphasis on benefits, saying we will delay access to in

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work benefits on the principle that people come to Britain in such large

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numbers in order to access benefits. Eurosceptic Sir saying that isn't

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true, that is only a small proportion of people. People come

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for the work. That is what I think John Whittingdale is trying to

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prove, that unless you can sort the borders, stick to a number... I

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think most people think migrants come here to work. It is true, isn't

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it? Let's finish with the times and the picture of a newly married

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couple. The man owns the paper. It is a flattering photograph! Can we

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be nice about this? Yes, why not? I am pleased. It is the Roman Spring

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of Rupert and Jerry. Her first wedding, his fourth. You can be as

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mean as July, but I to join in. The Mirror has done this page three

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tomorrow, and I hope Rupert thinks is appropriate.

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Thank you Jack Blanchard and Tim Stanley.

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You'll both be back at 11.30pm for another look at the stories

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Coming up next it's time for Sportsday.

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