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Treasury claims it could cost households the equivalent of more

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than ?4000 if we vote to leave in June.

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

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With me are the former Sunday Express Editor,

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Eve Pollard and columnist for The Telegraph, Tim Stanley.

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The Daily Telegraph headlines a warning from

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the Chancellor that public services including the NHS would suffer if

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The FT says there's evidence of a slowdown in hiring

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and investment because of uncertainty over whether the UK

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The Metro reports on the 14-year-olds charged with

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The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to take a U-turn in

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the dispute with Junior Doctors says the Guardian. The i

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leads with a fierce condemnation of Europe's policy towards Syrian

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The Daily Express headlines a survey on migration into

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the UK - 71% of those asked thought migration has been too high.

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The news that a drone hit a plane on its approach to

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Heathrow is on the front of the Daily Mail.

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And it's back to the EU referendum

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Chancellor saying households will be over four thousand pounds worse

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Wright we will start with the Times, and that story we have just been

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mentioned. George Osborne estimating the cost of Brexit will be ?4300 per

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person. That is the cost they have estimated because they say we will

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lose trade deals and allsorts of things. If you want to go on holiday

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abroad you will lose a lot more. I have just come back from America,

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and the pound and the dollar is not a happy place it used to be, you get

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$1.40 for the pound, much worse than you used to get. These are the sort

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of things I think will decide it for people. Currency fluctuates anyway,

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doesn't it? It has been going down ever since the Brexit thing, and I

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suppose it will until it is sorted out once and for all. ?4300 per

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house. It is not a big surprise that the government report issued by the

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government, when the government is arguing for remain, should come out

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in favour of remain. I think the public will rightly be sceptical

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about its claims. The public might also be sceptical about the claims

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of a Chancellor who said he would reduce the deficit much more than he

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has done. He has a record. That is true of all political parties, isn't

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it? It is, and there is risk about leaving the EU. But it is not just

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our government, it is the governments in the EU. Why do they

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want to sustain it if it is a hopeless case? Dehra governments

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outside the EU who are doing perfectly well, and whose economies

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have flourished. But they are not Great Britain, they are not

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comparable. No, they are not, we are bigger and better than them. Our

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clout on the global stage and the ability to negotiate with the EU if

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we left could be even stronger. There is the possibility that we

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would vote out and end up going back in a completely different terms. We

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are straying from what The Times is suggesting. According to the

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Treasury, investment on hold. This is a survey of 370 European groups,

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and more than a fifth said they were discouraged from investing, and they

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are waiting until after the decision in June. I think you can understand,

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people would wait, everything is sort of on hold. While things are on

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hold they are not growing. There is no denying, I can only repeat, there

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is an element of risk whenever you hold any kind of election. There is

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a threat of a Labour government being elected. Likewise, people are

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concerned and investors make lots of decisions based on not being able to

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predict future or being able to predict that. But they also make

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decisions and think it is a risk to stay in because of the week economic

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performance of the EU. Some say they don't mind the risk because they

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want to regain control. Do you think the papers are wearying of it?

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Definitely, if you do any research, people make their decisions much

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closer to the date. Some people have already made their minds up the

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various reasons, but many people consider it seriously about two

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weeks before. I think the campaign is far too long, and I have always

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thought it was a plot to bore people off the subject so they would end up

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voting to stay in. Moving on to the Express. You could argue this is to

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do with Brexit, but this is the headline. 71% of British people

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believe net migration has been too high over the past decade. This

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conflicts with what Jeremy Corbyn said last week in his speech about

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the EU, where he said in his judgement, too many people have not

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come to the UK in the last ten years. This is claiming 71% of

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people think it is the other way around. The government promised to

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reduce the numbers to the tens of thousands, the net migration rate is

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around 350,000 per year. This issue bleeds into the EU, and I think a

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lot of people will vote not so much on the basis of financial risk, they

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will vote on the basis of what they believe the EU means for

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immigration. This survey holds? I do think people think Britain is

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overcrowded because of problems with schools, with the NHS and all the

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rest of it. I do think though that as far as I know if we leave the EU

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it won't be as easy for people from the EU to come here, but a lot of

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people who come here from the EU work. Every waiter, every bartender,

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does come from the EU. The problem is people who don't want to

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integrate and become part of Britain. I think that is what people

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are worried about. And they are also worried about people getting

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something for nothing. 58% think that citizens of other EU nations

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should only come if they have the definite job offer. Other countries

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do this, Australia, America, and I think it is fair to say you want the

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people who are qualified and will help the country, rather than just

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anyone who turns up. That is something that I think will happen

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to this country and has to happen to this country, in a fair way. I want

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to move on to the Guardian and get off the Brexit. This is claims that

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Jeremy Hunt may, allegedly, have misled Parliament, and that he won't

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be able to impose the contract, he will have to introduce it. This is a

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U-turn on behalf of the Health Secretary on the basis of a letter

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seen by the Guardian and confirmed by the Department of Health, in

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which he switches his language and says he will impose a contract, to

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him introducing the contract. That would suggest Jeremy Hunt does not

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have the authority claims to have publicly, and that may mean he has

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misled Parliament. What this means for the strike is that Jeremy Hunt

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was going to impose a contract and that is why the doctors were taking

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militant action. If it turns out he couldn't do that, people will ask

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themselves why the government has held out, and also why the doctors

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are resisting if a contract cannot be imposed on them. This is

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government lawyers. What have they been doing for the past two or three

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months while this has been ratcheting up and up? I do think it

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seems crazy that he has been saying to the government, or to Parliament,

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to the country, I am going to impose this, we now it turns out he legally

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can't. If this is true, do you blame the government lawyers or Jeremy

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Hunt or both for what looks like a bit of a mess? It does look like a

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mess, it seems extraordinary to government lawyers didn't say, hang

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on, I think you should look at this wording will carefully. What have

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they been doing? It seems strange. This is not a pro-government paper,

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it will be interesting to look at it tomorrow. 50% of the story is the

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Guardian's interpretation of the letter and the language being used.

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It may well be that the Department of Health has an answer to this, and

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the wording of the letter is correct. Let's move on to the drone

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story, covered heavily by a couple of papers. Thankfully the plane was

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able to land safely and could take off later on. Ricky Gervais saying

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that was all fine. -- British airways. This sounds quite scary,

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and if they can do this sort of damage, imagine if it got into the

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hands of extremists. It is dangerous enough when you hear birds have got

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caught up. The ID you can send up a drone that goes that high and can

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inflict death on the whole planeload of people, not acceptable. It

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shouldn't be something you can fly in and around an airport, obviously

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that should be banned. Not only in and around an airport, what about

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all the private planes? I think there should be banned, it is a bad

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idea. And costing as little as ?25. In America you have two register

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where they are. There have been more and more of these incidents, and

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they are looking at legislation on what to do. I would have thought the

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airline companies would get on to the government and say you have to

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do something fast. For a start, I think you should have to register.

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That would put a lot of people off and might alert a lot of parents and

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grandparents, because I did via Little wants my grandson, to say

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that this is a dangerous toy and you shouldn't be playing with it. There

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is testing on what happens to an engine is a drone grows into one.

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What if it gets into the cockpit, smashes the glass or gets in the way

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of a pilot looking out. You know I am terrified of flying... It is

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difficult conversation for me to have, it is like discussing

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tarantulas. This is one more reason for me not to fly. In the Daily

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Telegraph has Boaty McBoatface. This vessel cost about ?2 million or

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something, and they voted to name the boat. It is unlikely it is going

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to be called that, because it seems the minister is unlikely to endorse

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the result of the poll. What happens when you open the things to public,

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we had a similar one when we had the national census and people

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describing themselves as Jedi. It then had to be taken seriously, and

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from that has grown a Church of Jedi. It has become a

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self-fulfilling prophecy. Why are we spending 2 million on a boat, and

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what is it going to do for us? If it is for environment and science they

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should have asked children, who are going to study such subject, and

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maybe they might have gone with Horatio Nelson was something. 200

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million! Now, it is time for The Film Review.

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