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

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With me are Baroness Ros Altmann, former Pensions Minister

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and Mihir Bose, author and Evening Standard columnist.

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The FT leads with employers calling for more clarity over the status

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of EU Nationals after Brexit - following the fall in

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The Metro has more on the woman accused of wasting police resources

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The Telegraph says new "driverless" lorries are to be trialled on UK

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motorways next year - despite warnings over

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It says up to three wirelessly connected vehicles could

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The Express has more on Britain's lowest net migration

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And the I has girls scooping most of the top marks in this year's

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The Mirror has predictions of travel, is this bank holiday weekend

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as millions are addicted to clog the Lords. And the Guardian approach for

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cars on the bad minister to rethink our thoughts on foreign students, as

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figures show that less than 5000 at stake their Visa. Lester Bento at

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least some of those over the last ten minutes.

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The express is basically saying that migration has fallen since EE you.

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I'm not sure that would be a big surprise to be honest. They are

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calling it able Brexodus, with lots of people leaving you in and gone

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back to Europe. They are at the lowest level for three years, and

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the express is sort of celebrating this, and it is saying now we have

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to leave you... Of course, more than half of aggression was from the EU

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in the first place. We could have stopped that altogether, it was

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nothing to do with the EU, but there is a net migration figures, because

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part of the reason for the dissatisfaction that led to believe

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what was probably to do with the number of people coming to this

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country. They express has patched a story in a particular way, Edward

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nominally emphasise that this was their first evidence of Brexit, even

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though we haven't looked yet left, and it also contradicts some of the

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claims being made that it will be difficult to get staff, and there

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might be star sorted is and so on until poor. And it points out that

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migration from the EU is higher than it was for the Eastern European

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states key men and things like this. You hang that there might be other

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takes on this. Take us to the FT. They have a different take. And in

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my opinion, a more balanced it. It covers it more comprehensively, the

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point about overseas students that Ros mansion. It points out that it

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was believed that 100,000 overseas didn't overstayed, in fact the

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actual figure is 4600. That is greater dramatic fall. It is quite

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interesting that in the express the same story is presented the

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Government closing down bogus colleges, largely, this just seems a

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long piece of counting summer. You'd bridges that many overseas student

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of a saint by closing down bogus colleges. Inmates also the point

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that already there has been a 17% fall in farm workers applying to,

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during the summer, and for people wanting to take up jobs in nursing,

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so there is quite impact there of the people not staying on, wanting

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to leave, and therefore the impact on the economy. It could be quite,

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tip. I think the most important thing for me in this story is that

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employers are becoming seriously concerned. This EBI and enter Judah

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directors have both expressed concerns today. Serious concerns

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about struggling to recruit enough workers to do the work that needs to

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be done if business is to be able to continue as it has been. There is a

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real downside to the emigration story, which is every can't get

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enough skilled workers coming in, or enough workers coming and to do the

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jobs that we needed doing, then that will have a real serious impact on

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the economy, potentially. And employers are saying that EU

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citizens seem to be very nervous about overcoming here sting here and

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a way that they haven't seen before, and they want the Government to

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clarify what EU workers' rights are going to be, and of course that is

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what the Government and a EE were trying to do. The figures are that

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the unemployment rate is a loss since 1975. Brexit supporters would

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say that is as law, but that sell these is significant number of

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people without a job, so why can't those vacancies be filled by British

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people? They haven't got the skills. You are not going to get to 0%. This

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is an important one, actually, because the Prime Minister has come

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under a great deal of pressure from people with an Reina party to

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exclude students from the numbers of net migrants. And she wants to count

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them still. She has insisted so far that they should be counted, but

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this story is that the way in which the Government has tried to justify

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keeping the numbers of students included has been exposed as a bit

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of a mad. Even Nicky Morgan they think that the reasons given gone

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ring true. For example, the Government has said that it believed

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up until now that about 100,000 students who have come here to study

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don't go back after full stop in fact, the latest figures suggest

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that the true number is only 4600. If we can be sure that the students

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coming here do actually go back, then they are not truly emigrants at

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all, and in fact... The problem again is that fewer students are

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gradually coming and. 27,000 fewer students have applied to study at

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British universities. This is the central question. Yes, you don't

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want students to oversee, but what about those who want educated here,

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because that dividend is a generational dividend. The local

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home, they will have been linked with this country. That is what

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other highly developed societies do, that is what America does. Every

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don't take that into account, we are paying a curious numbers game which

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actually can be various misleading. It is also crucial for the

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universities, because the universities rely on overseas

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students coming in to help their budget. Let's talk about those who

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might be going to university in the future and those who have done their

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GCSEs. Girls outperforming boys. They kind of do every year. This is

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the new grading system. We have gone away from the old one. Nine to me

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suggest to me that somebody gets 9%. What is and testing is that the

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girls that have done well have got 60% on grade nine, but at the same

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time, the overall pass rate has sank to their lowest level in nearly a

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decade, so I think this is a system that has been, if you like, tested,

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and I think these results don't actually give us eco-as to how well

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it is working. Which is how bound to be the case. That is what they

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headteachers are saying. Reversing this sheer scale of the changes

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means you can't really compare the results this time than with the

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previous results, and the whole system has got to bed down. Only

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three subjects have changed. Everything else has been the same.

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It is only endless language, English literature and maps that have got

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the new gradings. -- English language. It is important to say

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that the A-level results as usual that buys had overtaken girls. We're

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catching up. In the mail, page,. -- page two. This is also something

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that the Prime Minister has been signalling for quite some time,

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which is that she once too, if you like, have justification for the

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extremely high-level paid for some top executives, so forcing companies

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to publish the ratio for top bosses' paid to the pay of the average

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worker. Also, Greg Clark was together workers more say in the

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boardroom. I actually think that that is a really good idea, it is

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something that Germany does very well. They have unions and workers

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represented on their board, it much more collegiate, collaborative

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approach, and actually that could be very good for British business, I

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suspect. But they have backtracked from that. The Prime Minister's

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original proposals were more far reaching. I think this is a very

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good thing if they can do it, but they need to do it, because our

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accounts historically have not presented much information on what

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people are boardroom level down. They have given it in a very cryptic

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fashion, you would have to be quizmaster to figure it out. As you

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know, and this is part of the unease in our society, that the disparity

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in income between those who are well of and those who are not well of, we

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are not using that Fresno from the Prime Minister balances that it is

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going, and that is a bad thing for society. And also, reward for

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failure is something that people can accept. Very often you see that

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failing companies are still banking huge sums. Let's go to the roads,

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and the front of the Telegraph. Driverless lorries to hedge UK

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roads. This is going to be lorries in convoys. Protruding, it has been

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called. The first lorry will have a driver, the next two will not have a

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driver, but there will be a driver setting and niqab. They will be

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going along, and it is worrying the motoring industry. They are worried

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that this could cause an enormous amount of problems, because it might

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have skewered the exits. This will be quite interesting. There's might

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involve football formation. Hybrid at work, I don't know? I am glad you

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have introduced some sport! Are you feeling uneasy about this? I we have

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to be mindful about what the motoring organisation say, they are

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the experts. Apparently they can't bite would be about the length of

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half a flip up edge. You might not be able to see road sign. This has

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already been done in America. Yes, but American motorways are very

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different. And them to raise are not as crowded, say you cannot

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necessarily say that it is fined over there so it is OK already are.

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I think we have to be cautious. Drivers who use their mobile phones

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as sat nav is no rest being banned from the road. I think this is

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really frightening. People do need to use their sat nav is, and the

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point is that even if you are touching the screen to change your

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route, and you attach your sat nav if you needed to change at it, you

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will get six points. Surely you should start before you touch it?

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The phone sat nav 's are much better sometimes than the other ones. That

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is the problem. If you are driving on a motorway, that is the problem.

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True. On that note of uncertainty, thank you both very much.

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