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Wenger has discussed the end of the Premier League. That is all in

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sports day and I will be back just after the papers.

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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers

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

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The Independent leads on the EU-Turkey summit - describing

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what it calls "a growing sense of dread" that any deal to return

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The i says 40 migrants per day are trying to enter the UK.

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The EU is planning to end Britain's control over its own asylum numbers

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The Bank of England is preparing to pump billions

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into the UK economy to stave off a collapse in the financial markets

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in case there's a vote to leave the EU, that's in the Daily Telegraph.

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The Daily Mail says that Downing Street phoned the Director

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General of the British Chambers of Commerce, hours before he was

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suspended over comments suggesting Britain should leave the EU.

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The Times leads with figures suggesting

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the taxpayer would save seventeen billion pounds if ministers scrapped

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the planned new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point.

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The Guardian has an investigation showing what it calls

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"the true extent of the financial crisis gripping young adults".

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And the Metro leads on that positive drugs test

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Just before we review of all that, but what about the events in

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Brussels. A newspaper is quoting a spokesperson saying that the summit

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with Turkey is over and a statement has been agreed, it does not

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elaborate. And eight spokesperson is hailing and EU breakthrough with

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Turkey at that summit. Still awaiting further details are

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marketed would appear after further discussions that we brought news you

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about an hour ago, but some sort of revolution has been arrived at.

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Why don't you start, Hugo? It is easy to think this is all about the

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politics and what Turkey once and what they will get, the invocations

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30 European Union and all of these other things. You have this very

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powerful image on the front page and it reminds us, but that is not what

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it is about. This is what it means to be a refugee and to be an asylum

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seeker and migrant. There are humans here and they are the people we are

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talking about. If they are forced to return, and they suspect they will

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be, violence may erupt in border camps. Because they will be so

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desperate in their circumstances getting out the direction they

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wanted to go and enforced to go back. As many of us would be.

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They've spent their life savings making this journey to get as far as

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they have and they have no money left. They are not going back and

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they are doing some desperate measures. Some of them are holding

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children overboard, holding knives and threatening to take action with

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their own minds just because they are so desperate not to go back. And

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the image of a boy being trapped and the board is being closed in the

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Balkans, there is nowhere further for them to go. This sums it up. It

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is worth remembering that the influx continues and people keep coming

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through the winter, and of course as the weather starts getting better,

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they are exporting a whole new wave of migrants which is why these talks

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are happening now. I'm just looking at a couple of other lines coming

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out of Brussels, they are talking about that the agreement has

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finished. They are planning to discuss it again at a summit at the

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17th of March, but it is not clear how much. Of course Turkey has been

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using this to push its European Union a gender and push for more

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access to Turkish citizens across-the-board as. Turkish is

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using this fall political posturing and it will be interesting to see

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what comes out of that. The stakes are high for Britain as well and

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nothing would kill David Cameron's hopes of keeping us in the European

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Union more soundly than Brussels are minding that the UK accepts more

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people than it wants to. Let me stay with you and the Guardian front

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page, and this is a reference to the refugee and migrant issue but it is

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taking us to the UK. This is about people who made it through the

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tunnel and what happened to them when they got here. It is talking

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about a few hundred people but they were kept in a shared near the

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tunnel for up to and over 24 hours and slept on a concrete floor in the

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shared and did not get a chance to change out of their wet clothes,

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given no food, and when asked for food they were given nine, and were

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not given blankets. Many of them were dehydrated, had scabies and

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diarrhoea. It is a smaller but people and that is all of the more

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shocking. We can do more than that. I don't like to think we have that

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kind of country. This is the Chief Inspector of prisons disclosing some

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of the information that we are alluding to. 381 children, some of

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them who are not accompanied via parent, and the soap terrify --

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these were terrified children. I would not have expected this. A lot

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of people reading this would not have expected that we treated

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migrants like that and we can only hope that things will get better

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than that. Going to the front of the Times we all mention 2-storey. -- to

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-- two stories. This is the chaos about the referendum and the chaos

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that has been coarse about the uncertainty about the possibility of

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a Brexit. Banks trading partners are unsure about what is going on.

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They're pumping money into the economy but they are offering banks

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loans in returns the assets and more money than they normally would to

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keep those banks solvent in case it is the threat of a run. There are

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talks about this being an unprecedented move and this is an

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unprecedented move. The Bank of England is putting in contingency

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places in case people were going to come out about how they are going to

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keep stability in the financial sector. The Governor of the Bank of

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England will be asked about Brexit and he has been asked about Brexit

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planning for a long time and now he can finally revealed some details. I

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think this is not a sinister as much as the out will make it to be. It is

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interesting the different takes the different newspapers have on the

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same story. As far as the Telegraph is concerned this is an attempt to

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scare people. Be afraid. Whereas the Times has the same story and saying

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it will all be fine. And of course making references to the Scottish

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Referendum. People may ask why was it so secretive, and the reason I

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assume it was secret and public now, it was secret because there was some

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turmoil and they would try to avoid that. Let us stay with the Times,

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the nuclear deal that will save ?17 billion. There is a time when

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controversy and disaster about where it will go about Britain's plan to

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build a new generation nuclear power stations. These are essential to

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keep the light on but to meet our carbon emission commitments. Is been

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a it has been a controversial -- it has been a controversial deal. It

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was struck when other forms were more expensive and nuclear power is

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going to be more expensive. There are some suggestions that the deal

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will fall apart. They lost their finance chief just a few days ago.

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Things seem to be very much on the edge. The problem is that the

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subsidies they been offered are three times the current electricity

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price. This is not due to come online until 2025. Politically this

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was a great deal for the UK and China and the relationship building

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with France. Actually, economically it does not stack up. The government

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did not know what it was doing and it is the worst deal I've ever seen,

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said one energy consultant, while at the same time the politicians are

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saying this is groundbreaking. The problem is with the EDF it has an

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agenda. We don't save ?17 billion in the end because we have to spend

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money getting the power if we don't spend it there. We can get it more

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cheaply than it is suggested. The Financial Times is talking about

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this as well with the United powers are lining. This is not just an

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industry story, this goes right to the heart of government. This is

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about written's flagship idea about keeping the lights on and combating

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climate change. It is about the French premier energy company.

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France has a better history with nuclear power and they have a huge

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amount more than we do. Henceforth, build a nuclear power stations in a

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more sensible way. Someone described this morning as British nuclear

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power industry is a repeated active moon shots. We just go to the front

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page story with reference to the climate change issue, really if you

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do move away from nuclear power, it is argued, and to a different

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alternative, it wouldn't not necessarily fulfil the climate

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change agenda. And maybe there is long-term view is to be taken but in

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the short-term, this may be an economic deal, but in the long-term

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it pushes down nuclear agenda and it might get us to that same situation

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with France where we are building sensible nuclear plants. Many ways

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of looking at it. Let us finally just reflect what has happened to

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Maria Sharapova. Obviously we have been covering this when it broke a

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couple of hours ago. The Metro, judging by their headline, is not

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very sympathetic. They are using the same time. The medicine she was

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taking from 2006, prescribed by her family doctor and she does not say

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she was taking it for sporting purposes as you says it is only just

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been, six months ago I believe, been banned. She kept taking it and she

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is now tested positive at the Australian Open. She gave a press

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conference last night and people assumed she was about to announce

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her retirement. Yes they did. This is good to have a big impact on her

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career and what she is left of one. That is the point because we don't

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understand but there is a ban starting on Saturday, and we don't

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how long that will be for. She doesn't know how long I do. --

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either. She does admit that there is accountability on her part. She did

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open an e-mail that said that this substance was banned. She said I

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held my hand up and that is my fault and I should have been more cautious

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and careful. On that note, thank you both. Before we move onto other

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matters we're going

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