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


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


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


The Independent newspaper leads on the emergency EU Turkey summit,


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


migrants could trigger violence. Its sister title shows figures that


40 migrants a day are trying to enter the UK.


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


asylum numbers, according to the Daily Express.


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


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


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


Downing Street phoned the director-general of the BCCI was


before he was suspended over comments suggesting that Britain


should leave the EU. The Times has figures suggesting


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


build that new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.


Let's discuss some of those with our guests.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Brussels. After an earlier Brussels. After an earlier


suggestion there will be further discussions over the coming days


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


are a great many migrants and refugees, hundreds of thousands


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


centralise asylum control, most countries in Europe do because they


are where refugees come into and until recently they could move


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


is oddly buried along the bottom after this stuff about the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


today that it would run more liquidity auctions around the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


the Metro. Thank you to both of you.


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