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Hello and welcome to the Paper. Good evening. Before we hear from them,


let's look at the front pages. Let's start with the Metro. It leads with


the news that net migration has followed. The never features the


dramatic picture of the waves whipped up by Doris.


The i top story includes an interview with Michael Gove. The


Daily Express looks at storm Doris. The Times leads with a story about


students. The Guardian says that recent quality will be threatened


within the force. The Daily Mail leads with a story about tumble


dryers. What a mix. A real mix of stories. Doris features heavily. The


Metro has decided to read on the latest migrant figures. They all


kinds of reported in a different way. It's all how you want to read


the figures. Metro says that migrants could UK after Brexit


fault. Net migration is actually up. It is just slumming. A lot of these


figures are focusing on the Polish and to give the


Bulgarians are taking the place is. I think that the focus is on the


number of Eastern European immigrants that came here in the


first wave in the first group of eight countries. You pointed out the


remaining and the body of years. That is on the Financial Times. It


seems to be as ever, complicated. Lots of people would like to think


that immigration is straightforward. More people are coming in but even


more people are coming out. Yes, where they are from is interesting.


The people from the EU aid, the Eastern European countries that


joined that were allies to come during 2011, many seem to be going


home. Bulgaria and remaining, given freedom of movement in 2014, make up


20% of all immigrants from the European Union. Is this to do with


the Brexit fault? Are they coming in before the door slams shut? -- is


this do with the Brexit fault back? We will see more squabbling over


numbers and immigration will be read as a story for a long time. The


number of students coming to study seems to be going down. That is


interesting. There is a wider issue of how that pushes up the costs for


domestic students. What is the knock-on effect for us? Is that the


intended outcome of Brexit? Probably not? What the Brexit voters want is


less immigration and there will be a knock-on effect. The former number


ten chief is criticising the civil service. Yes, what a man he is. This


is the man that famously put top-secret documents in the bin. He


said he would cut public spending driven to slither to one LX and --


during the 2001 election campaign. He says that civil servants hide


behind jargon. The union, not surprisingly, says that being in


Government he cut their pay, maybe that has nothing to do with it. It's


strange that he is talking about it. Let's move on to the Daily


Telegraph. We've been hearing from the Northern Ireland Secretary that


says that the troubles and quirky as unfair to soldiers. He says that you


cannot keep investigating soldiers that were involved in the Northern


Ireland troubles for years and years. It cannot be and open ended


in quarry. He says that you should be focusing on uterus. -- focusing


on the temperatures. You can see both sides of the story. There were


some soldiers from the 60s and 70s that do not know when this will come


back to them. There are a lot of victims that start care. They just


want closure. Why is this coming out now? Because of the Stormont


elections? There was a backbench debate about it. There were very few


MPs. It is a kind of story that the Telegraph likes. Strangely, the


minister says that he has called for a new system. He is the minister,


why doesn't he just do it? Clearly it fits with the Stormont elections


coming up next week. We will see the impact on that. Another story on the


Telegraph. Chaos warning over business rates. The Government seems


to be changing their mind about the business rates. Game of the business


not sure about the business rates they will be playing. -- they will


be paying. Is it chaos? I think it's fair to say... Chaos is an


intriguing work because the Prime Minister said yesterday there


wouldn't be more money and the local Government minister said yes, there


will be. People say this is chaos. It is the second day in a row that


this story has had this work. -- this story has had this word


attached to it. We also know that governments like to test policies


out and see what the reaction is before they actually present


through. The times are offering most of the front page to absolute


heartbreak for some students. Students are being offered degrees


over two years. It will just cost you a bit. But then you can get into


work of us in. That's not really the idea of going to university, let's


be honest! You spend less time it going to summer holiday and you can


squeeze your studies into a more expensive to your course. -- two


your course. Most students don't know what to do after I would like


extra time to think about it. -- what to do after and would like


extra time. There is an interesting perspective there that anybody who


is not an undergraduate or is trying to squeeze study in around other


things. I would be really around anything that is shoring tuition


fees going up. -- tuition fees going. The do room is mitigating its


front page to the huge waves. That was the picture in London. In


London, someone's and roller-coaster runway. It is actually a weather


bomb, not just a storm. That is the technical... I think there is a loss


of, it was a windy day and it is very sad, there were some horrific


accidents. A storm gives more front-page credibility because it


has a name. It passes the test of what people will talk about in the


pub. Everybody is talking about tourists.


Everybody is talking about it. Interestingly it is called Doris.


Apparently storms with female names are regarded less threatening than


the storms with male names. What is the next one, Evan? UN, I think.


It'll be interesting to see if that will be more threatening. -- Ewan.


On Twitter? I'm being cynical. It is a Met Office, not a stunt, but it is


a way of getting attention both on the Met office and the weather. It


is designed for people to take the weather more seriously. A story


inside the times. The housing crisis clogs up canals. This is an old


story for me because this has been going on in London for a long time.


People opting for boats rather than houses. The route between little


Venice and Regents Park is a motorway, they say. It is nice. It


isn't a motorway, it is nice and pretty, it is pleasant. There have


been complaints. Lots of complaints from residents who live along the


canal about the noise and the pollution and the letter from the


amount of canal boats. The pollution is a pretty good point, because,


they do charge out some horrific fuel fumes. And smoke. And smoke


yeah, maybe it is time... The point is, people are doing it. It is a


London story. Because even in the copy it says that it'll happen in


Birmingham and Manchester, as well. But house prices are crazy in


London. Living on a riverboat seems like a cheap and cheerful option.


Consequently, loads are taking to it. There is a survey saying more


than half are doing it for financial rather than lifestyle reasons. Is it


as romantic as it seems? Somebody says it is cold and cramped and I


love it. We must leave it here. Thank you for taking us through the


papers. Thanks for watching. You can see all of the Papers on the


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on iPlayer. Thanks to you all. Good night.


After a very stormy day today I'm pleased to say


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