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have knocked on a title tilt, and Eva Carneiro could have a possible

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settlement in her case for constructive dismissal. More from me

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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be

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With me are Phillipa Leighton-Jones of the Wall Street Journal

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Welcome, both of you. You look at the front pages first of all.

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The Independent newspaper leads on the emergency EU Turkey summit,

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describing a growing sense of dread, it calls, that any deal to return

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migrants could trigger violence. Its sister title shows figures that

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40 migrants a day are trying to enter the UK.

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The EU is planning to enter Britain's control over its own

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asylum numbers, according to the Daily Express.

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The Bank of England is preparing to pump billions into the UK colony to

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stave off a collapse of financial markets in case there is a vote to

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leave the EU. -- economy. The Daily Mail says that

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Downing Street phoned the director-general of the BCCI was

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before he was suspended over comments suggesting that Britain

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should leave the EU. The Times has figures suggesting

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that the taxpayer could save ?17 billion if plans are scrapped to

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build that new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.

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Let's discuss some of those with our guests.

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Before I do that, I will mention that we've had a tweet from Donald

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Tusk, the president of the EU Council. He says the 28 EU countries

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are about to resume their meeting" to agree a revised statement".

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The dinner is off, a reference to what was clearly planned in

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Brussels. There will be a press conference with the Turkish Prime

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Minister. There's a suggestion that some sort of resolution could be

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Brussels. After an earlier Brussels. After an earlier

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suggestion there will be further discussions over the coming days

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because they could not arrive a conclusion, the EU leaders and the

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Turkish Prime Minister. More on that to come, I did not interrupt you

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both come I did not get as far as talking to you! Let's dip into the

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front pages. Philippa, the Independent, we mention that at the

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start. For you, it has a striking image? This arresting image of this

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little boy walking through razor wire, it's gone with the human cost

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of the migrant crisis. All we've heard about all day is the political

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talks, what it means for Turkey and the EU. What it could mean for David

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Cameron and his EU position. But here, we have a story that is

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actually saying that if these migrants are forced back to Turkey,

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there are fears of violence because people are so desperate not to make

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that move, they are desperate to continue to progress through Europe,

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there are fears of violence. Migrants are holding up babies and

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knives to their throats, there are reports of that, threatening

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different actions not to be turned back. This is reminding us that away

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from Brussels, in Greece, in the freezing cold conditions, there are

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still many people tied up in this and an increasing number. The

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country is getting full. It is an arresting image. It is a reminder

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that, as you said, the focus on this all day has been political, there

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are a great many migrants and refugees, hundreds of thousands

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basically being used as a note by the Turks, Eurosceptics are using

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them as a threat for all of the things that staying in Europe would

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mean to us, Cameron says, we are not taking these people. The independent

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reminds us what we are talking about, a little boy in razor wire.

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There is a line if European leaders, if you compare an image of leaders

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and with him, it is not a good luck. The Daily Express has it to take on

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it. The EU wants asylum control, a suggestion that if Brussels has its

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way, it would effectively decide where people go, and individual

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countries would no longer have their say? The Daily Express is never

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going to give us a front page that says everything is wonderful with

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migration, but as it happens, they are right, of course EU wants to

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centralise asylum control, most countries in Europe do because they

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are where refugees come into and until recently they could move

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around freely. We have the sea in the way, that is why we have taken

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few. The fact the EU wants to do this is not new. The EU certainly

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will not be able to do this, almost certainly, I think it would be

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fairly devastating for David Cameron's plan to keep us in the EU

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progress was made in the EU on this. I don't think it will be. Mr Cameron

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has, so far, said it would not be part of his bidding. He's been on

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the back foot. He's come out and said look, we have an agreement, we

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are outside of Schengen, we have a situation where we can stop it from

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happening. We want to get involved in talks but it does not need to

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necessarily involve us in the same way it does other EU countries. At

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the same time, trying to get closer to the EU, and prove it is still a

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viable proposition. It is difficult for him. The migrant story on the

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front of The Guardian newspaper as well, it is a reference to events

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back to early autumn last year? It is shocking and quite powerful. It

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is oddly buried along the bottom after this stuff about the

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millennial is. It is talking about people who came across the Channel,

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often came through the Channel Tunnel, and where they were held in

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Britain. Hundreds were held in a shed with a concrete floor, with no

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food or clothing. Using the blankets of the last lot for up to and over

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24 hours. It included children. Hundreds of people. It is always

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worse because we are talking about so few people, we could have done

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better than that. To treat people like this, when they have got here.

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When they managed to get here. Never mind whether we will keep them or

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not. To take someone who has managed to crawl through the Channel Tunnel

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and keep them on a concrete floor without a cup of tea for 24 hours, I

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hope that is not a country we are. There are children involved here,

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unaccompanied children, they have no clothes -- wet clothes, illnesses,

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they don't have access to basic sanitation facilities when they have

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dehydration, diarrhoea, and no facilities and the fact that some of

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these children are unaccompanied. We are supposed to be a well-run

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country. Let me stay with you, Philippa. Another EU related story,

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but a different angle. We mentioned a moment ago The Daily Telegraph

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talked about what the Bank of England is preparing to do in

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advance of the referendum? This is a story that the Bank of England said

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today that it would run more liquidity auctions around the

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referendum time, before and after, it basically means that it will have

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cash available for banks in case there are fears of a run on the

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banks. It may look like scare tactics. I'm sure plenty would say

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that they are in camp fear, George Osborne is strong arming them into

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seeing these banks are at risk. But actually, it is quite sound planning

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by the Bank of England. All it is saying is that the trading partners

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need not be worried that the cash will run out. There were similar

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plans around the Scottish referendum, it did not reveal them.

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The rhetoric around the referendum did not happen like this, it was not

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as forceful. Today, the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney,

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was in front of the Treasury Select Committee, he will be asked about

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it. It is sensible to talk about it now. It is sound financial planning,

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I'm sure a lot of people will jump on it. There is the suggestion that

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will be made that the second half of that story is that the bank is doing

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it frighten people. I don't think that is how the central bank would

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work. I think they would develop stability higher than whether they

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would want to score a few points in the referendum debate. It is

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interesting that Mervyn King, that -- the ex-governor of the Bank of

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England has come out and talked about it. Hugo, going back to The

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Independent newspaper. It is a story about legalised cannabis, which

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could raise "One billion pounds per year". It is a new study involving a

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panel of experts and academics. On one level, it is interesting and

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almost exciting, on another side it is about the Liberal Democrats, you

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can fit all of them in a small car. We should not be carried away. Two

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cars for everyone else. It is the idea that the cannabis policy in the

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UK should follow the model as established in the US. So far, it

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has been a success. The effectively close Asian of cannabis, it is

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different to decriminalisation. That is what people are talking about. --

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the legalisation. Spain and Denmark have done this in the past, Holland

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in particular. They talked about decriminalisation. All it does is

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keep the supply chain illegal. It is a boom for organised crime. In

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America, they've legalised the whole process, stripping crying out the

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industry, raising tax revenue. -- crime. It could happen here and

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under this government. In our final 30 seconds, if Maria Sharapova was

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looking for sympathy in the papers tomorrow, she should not read the

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Metro. This is their headline. It seems that she was claiming it was a

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mistake on her part, she did not open an e-mail about a drug that she

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was taking had been banned. We should point out it is in no way

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linked to The Independent newspaper story. Completely different. It was

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to do with magnesium levels. On that note, let's hope she does not read

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the Metro. Thank you to both of you.

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They will be back in one hour. In the meantime, you will be watching

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Sportsday.

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