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26/03/2016

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Hello and welcome to our look at the papers.

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With me are the columnist and journalist, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

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and the political commentator, Vincent Moss.

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Many of tomorrow's front pages are already in...

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Let's have a quick look at some of the front pages now.

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The Sunday Times leads on a call from the former

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Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair to crush ISIS or be faced with

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a terrorist act in Britain worse than Paris or Brussels.

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He calls on the West to equip Arab ground forces.

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The Mail on Sunday says convicted terrorists are being paid

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It criticises the government's commitment to spending 0.7%

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The Telegraph quotes one of America's top generals,

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David Petraeus, as saying he thinks a Brexit would weaken the West

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The Sunday Express says that after the terror attacks in Europe

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It reports that SAS squads are ready to fly in and protect any town

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The Star on Sunday leads with "Got Him".

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It says Belgian police have arrested the third Brussels airport bomber,

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whom it names as Faycal Cheffou, and charged him with murder.

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The Observer leads with a warning from the

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He says if Britain votes to leave the European Union then the NHS

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would face budget cuts, falling standards and an exodus

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And England's winning footballers, celebrating their 3-2 win tonight

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over Germany are the cover stars of the online Independent on Sunday.

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We're going to start with the Observer and a very different look

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at the Brexit argument. This time with a warning from Jeremy Hunt. Yet

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he is linking it to the economy, which many people have done. Those

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who want to remain in the EU keep pointing out that the British

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economy is deeply tied to the new project and it would go through a

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terrible crisis if we left because all the deals and the treaties would

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take years to renegotiate. He has linked that economic uncertainty and

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pessimism with what's then was the National Health Service. And you are

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getting the feeling that there is a table of announcements and this week

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it was Jeremy Hunt's time. I think so. Every department will be putting

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out their warnings and I think it is Easter weekend, and this time is

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Jeremy Hunt's turned. What other things he is pointed out apart from

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the economic issue is a thing about my Visa, what if you're working for

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the NHS. I think there is 100,000 skilled workers. Mortaza means that

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they're working and living Visa. It is creating uncertainty about who we

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really want to leave and hoping that is what people think. Because that

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might affect your job. If you're one of the 100,000 people, you may be

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influenced his argument. And is all about the undecided one here. Yes,

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but they are not being well served at the moment and they need much

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clearer explanations from all sides. Staying with the Brexit, but moving

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on to the Telegraph, and this is saying that the US General is saying

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that a Brexit will raise the terrorist threat. How does that

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work, Vincent? He is raising this Winston Churchill tone that if you

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don't like your allies, you should stick together because that is the

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only way you can get things done. You need to work together and he

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says that there is the one thing worse than fighting with allies, and

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that is fighting without them. You can be a strategic dead-end and it

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will be calamitous for the entire world. That is counter to what to

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the former MI6 was saying that Brexit could be a good thing and

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this is very much an ardent the most senior Americans seem to be saying

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that they probably like the idea of the EU and they would rather that

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Britain did not leave. The Churchill thing is three important because

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people think that Churchill was this narrowminded nationalist who

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single-handedly with Britain and America fought the war. Actually he

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was for the Human Rights Act, he was for broader alliances with European

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nations and he was not an isolationist. People don't know that

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enough about Winston Churchill. With that story due by the argument that

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it written leaves Europe then there won't be the level of cooperation

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between anti- terror organisations that they currently use? -- then

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there currently is? It is clearly been a problem with the lack of

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sharing. But there is no doubt that they do a good sharing relations

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with the Americans, some would say too much, but we need to say it is a

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rather fluid terrorist organisation and you can only do that through

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international corporation. -- cooperation. It would be a potential

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breakup and that jeopardises that level of cooperation. Staying with

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Brexit, but we moved to the Sunday Times, and looks back to the list of

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250 is as leaders who are backing the campaign on Saturday to leave

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the European Union. There are claims in the Times that that is beginning

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to unravel. This is interesting because many of the papers on the

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right to give me the sense that they are for Brexit are to running

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stories which they might not have expected. So this list that was put

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up, business leaders who think that Britain will be better with leaving

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the European Union. Some are saying that I didn't know my name would be

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on the list, they did not check with me. And is always very dangerous to

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put up lists of whichever side because there is always going to be

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some annoying person who does not want to be part of a campaign

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group. By staying in has had a problem in the past and has

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mentioned that people have said that I did not lend by name to that

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campaign. I'm not sure how much it influences people to vote. I don't

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know of another field if people said they were in or out of wood

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influence the vote. If Wayne Rooney says he is in and out that influence

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football fans? Would that influence people? I don't know. If you work

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for a company where the bosses I think this, would that affect? I

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wonder. But is a very interesting point and that is how much it be

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influenced by your boss to. point and that is how much it be

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influenced by your boss -- boss. There is an important thing when

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there are global businesses, what they want is a movement. There won't

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be able to get the talent from where ever they can and that is a big fear

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within the businesses that the anti immigration fever is going to affect

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their growth and their ability to move their people around. And that

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is a real threat. I don't think that is something that is a match in. I

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do believe that papers will have far less invalid to Mr Bateman they do.

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As we expect them to come out on a pro- Brexit argument, I don't think

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that will have the influence that they had ten or 15 years ago.

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Because they can get their media from semi- other sources so will

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play far less important than many proprietors think it will do.

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Interestingly, one of the two, and the paper highlights two of the 253

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they should not be on the list. One is the code billionaire founder who

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said he was surprised to be on the list but he had previously supported

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Brexit. So I wonder what is going on with that? People don't like their

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names being used without their permission. And to consider someone

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has gone and done that with people who were previously expressed an

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opinion, he would not have changed his mind, and people like to move

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around as we know. Onto The Mall, and let us change the story

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completely because the male has an exclusive saying Petronella is

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breaking her silence on the relationship with Boris Johnson. I

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don't think there are a lot of surprises. I think this will just

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sell more papers, frankly. It is a titillating an interesting story and

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maybe people are fed up with the terrorism, the fear that has

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obviously been going on for a few days. And getting a politicians

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private life is always fun. But the angling and the timing of this

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against Boris Johnson is quite interesting. Quite right. George

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Osborne had a very bad week with his white Djite and he seems like the

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only people who could become the Tory leader if it was not to be

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George Osborne so he's getting a bit of scrutiny and a very interesting

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piece in the Times who refer to him as dishonest and reckless. It is a

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much more typical Sunday morning tabloid read with Petronella talking

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about a man who needed to be love and who are decidedly Eastern views

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on monogamy. I do object to this. I think we have to move on. Tony

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Blair, of course former Prime Minister saying that we should crush

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Islamic State or the horror will intensify. Well he hasn't succeeded

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in crushing many of the previous terrorist networks. I think he has a

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very simple view of the world sometimes, Tony Blair. He is someone

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that I want to say in some ways that he did such good for the this

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country and I wish it wasn't so obsessed with his bad record in Iraq

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and wanting to go in. There is a madness that he wants to go in and

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create more walls. But we have seen what has happened, with Iraq and

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Libya, and the whole infection has spread. Mr Blair needs to sit down

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and think very carefully about why he is so obsessed with guns. We've

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not got very long left but he talks about Arab ground forces, but I

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can't see what they are. I don't think there is much meat behind the

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headline but he talks about you can't contain ISIS and we know that

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already. There needs to be some cooperation with the nations in the

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region to do something about it. But there is no detail about how he sees

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that being done. There's not much light in what needs to be done. Is a

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it is a -- it is a guerrilla movement. One should never listen to

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Tony Blair on this. Ever. We should leave it because we're just run out

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of time on that point. Thank you very much for joining us today for

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the review of the papers. Coming, it is the film review.

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