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Hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


With me are Claire Cohen, the Deputy Women's Editor at the


Daily Telegraph, and Rob Merrick, the Parliamentary Journalist.


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with:


The Express says one in five people believe they will


have to work into their 70s or face poverty in old age.


The Metro leads with teachers at the NUT conference calling


for the Government to drop an initiative that would require


them to report pupils over views they express in the classroom.


The New Day has a feature on the increasing number of children


being arrested for firearms offences - currently nine every week.


The Telegraph says senior fire officers are claiming retirement


payouts by leaving their jobs and then returning shortly afterwards.


The FT leads with the Chinese insurance firm Anbang increasing


its offer to takeover Starwood Hotels - extending a bidding war


The Guardian says Pakistan's army have arrested 'a number'


of suspects across Punjab province, a day after a suicide bomb killed


The Times claims a growing number of British expats are returning home


because of uncertainties over what will happen if the UK leaves the EU.


And the Mail continues with the EU theme, leading with a report


from Vote Leave, which says free movement has allowed


dozens of foreign criminals to commit serious offences in the UK.


Let's start with the Guardian. A fascinating story, Brussels is urged


to fight the West. The sad texts presumably coming from is the state


or people affiliated with it urging youth to fight. Really interesting


story on the front page of the Guardian. These texts were sent over


the weekend to use in Molenbeek. Beverley knows where they came from


-- two years. Why not fight the Westerners and make the right choice


in your life, they say? It comes hot on the heels of a video on Facebook


apparently showing local youths celebrating the attacks in Brussels,


and that was from a prepaid account they could not be traced. It is


worrying, that sort of what we ready new, that this battle is being


fought on social media and via text message as well as on the ground --


already knew. You only have to look back at the girls being recruited as


jihadi brides, three girls from Bethnal Green who were recruited on


Twitter. It comes hot on the heels of that. They were targeting young


men in Molenbeek, which we know is of concern. It is a rundown area of


Brussels. And predominately Muslim as well. It seems as if they have


the numbers to send the text messages from Isis recruits. They


will download all of the contacts from phones, harvest those numbers,


and send out those text messages. There is no suggestion that people


receive the text messages are Isis sympathisers necessarily. They have


just had contact with people who became Isis recruits. They are


almost trying to start writing in a particular area, which can only add


the siege mentality that Molenbeek has received. It speaks about a far


right group trying to hold a demonstration in that area next


Saturday, but a similar group disrupted a vigil the other day. It


is thrown much centred on this one area. People are discussing all the


time how does a young Muslim, a teenage girl or boy, young man or


woman, the, radicalised? Often when I have had discussions like this and


with experts as well, what you often hear is it is not a simple


radicalisation. -- how do they become radicalised? It is social


injustice, lack of opportunity, rebellion. It makes the whole issue


much more complicated than stopping medicalisation on the Internet.


Experts have talked about it not so much being the radicalisation of


Islam. There will not pick up arms just because of a text. They talk


about the is my session of radicalism, so people would think


for a cause because they are genuinely dissatisfied with their


lives or have particular beefs. -- Islamisation. They attach themselves


to the extreme Islamic causes as a means of pursuing radicalism rather


than perhaps Islam in general becoming more radical. It is people


just generally dissatisfied. A lot of these teenagers have typical


teenage issues, they are disaffected, looking to rebel,


looking for answers and someone to listen to. They are being misled as


well which is why some have come back. We should move on.


Fascinating, but we have other stories. Let's move on to the Daily


Mail, and the headline that the cost of our open borders. This is


presumably about EU free movement. This is a report from the exit


campaign, vote to leave, saying 50 of the most dangerous European


criminals have entered Europe freely and have committed further crimes


over here. It goes on to say that EU membership will make the UK less


safe and less secure. That's what the Brexit campaign say. It is


conjecture, Frickley. We don't have any idea whether it will not --


frankly. We don't know how a Brexit or otherwise will affect our


borders. It is another talking head from that campaign without much


clarity of thought. It highlights one of the big issues, which is free


movement. That is what people are worried about. I think there really


is a thinking, great, a story about the EU referendum, just what we were


waiting for. That phrase is interesting, staying in would make


the UK less safe and secure. The Prime Minister says if we leave we


will be less safe and secure. I think people are confused. They have


letting dozens of foreign criminals, but most people would dispute that


in this story, but that foreign criminals have come to Britain, but


whether it is free movement rules that have allowed them to do so. We


still have passport checks, we are not part of the Schengen area. That


will not change whether we are part of the EU or not. We will have to


wait until June to find out if Britain quits the EU, but some


experts are doing that already, coming home. Thousands return home


amid exit fees. One does wonder how it will affect Brits abroad. It is


an odd story because it starts suggesting that Brits wilfully


Europe and come back to Britain, but this is been happening for the past


two years and 72,000 Britons have ready left Spain. -- Brits will flee


Europe. We have read about the eurozone crisis and Brits fleeing


Spain and coming home because of sponsoring property prices in


difficulty getting jobs. And things getting more expensive. -- echoes of


rising poverty prices and difficulty getting jobs. Ahead of the


referendum, why would you disrupt your life in the dream you have had


of living abroad and come home now ahead of the vote? Does not make


sense. But it makes sense that people would come home if we vote to


leave, and the consequence may be that they lose the right of free


healthcare. This is not just an issue for expats. The numbers are


startling. Tens of thousands of British pensioners, hundreds of


thousands, in both France and Spain. Fewer than 100 Spanish pensioners


here or French pensioners here. We have a great deal at the moment.


They sent over the young people who work for us, pay taxes and make us


rich, we send out old people over there who cause an enormous cost on


the health services. It raises questions over what happens to those


who have settled here from the European Union. The daily Mirror,


this is a shocking story. I am not especially shocked because I did an


investigation into this some years ago. Kids of ten in gun crime


epidemic. Hundreds of children cope with weapons. I did an investigation


where I revealed that children as young as nine or ten could hire a


gun on what was often referred to as the Hackney mile because there were


so many murders. It shows guns are in Britain. Maybe not as many as


other countries, but it is a huge problem. This has come out because


of a freedom of information request. The feeling seems to be that


children are being used as meals for gangs or at having guns as a status


thing. Having a gun is seen as having power, the statement says. It


is going culture. It is a shocking thing. We are used to seeing


headlines to do with kids when it is digital crime, cybercrime. The last


time I saw a headline about kids that age, they were being caught up


in revenge born online. It is visceral in that sense. But they


might be to its -- but there might be more to it. The most arresting


thing is the idea that it is kids age and is ten, but it is about 500


year arrested for gun offences. That is triggering in general, so


obviously a small number that will be that age. Most cases involving


young children are probably imitation weapons, which might be


serious, they might be a rivals and that sort of thing. -- air rifles. I


think you have to understand going culture as well, because you have


these different names for different gangs, but you have the elders, by


the real criminals. You have the young people, who have to prove


their worth and what to get in on the gang. Gang recruitment does


start at that age, ten or 11. You might start with an imitation gun.


What does it lead to? We have about one minute for each of these three


stories. The front page of the daily Telegraph. Anger over payments to


retiring fire chiefs. They are coming back after a nice pay-out. We


have long heard about boomerang bosses in the NHS and Whitehall.


This is slightly different in that these fire chiefs are taking


then coming back to work as little then coming back to work as little


as a day later with hugely inflated salaries. It is quite embarrassing,


actually. It is a time when fire services are under huge that. There


are stations being closed and people losing jobs and you have these


people coming back on huge salaries is not great for the fire service.


They claim it saves money as they don't have to recruit anybody. We


have run out of time. There are so many stories on the front page of


the daily Telegraph, but I think we picked one of the best ones. They


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