Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What are Wednesday's papers saying

Two blasts from the past on the front pages,Alastair Campbell and Madaleine McCann.

For the former unrepentant and still lying says the Mail reporting how he dismissed the overwhelming evidence of government papers and his own diaries that he pressured spy chiefs to harden Tony Blair's 'dodgy' dossier on Iraqi weapons.

For the Times the main thing to come out of yesterday's appearance that was Tony Blair promised George Bush that Britain would support military action by the United States to overthrow Saddam Hussein in a series of secret notes written a year before the invasion of Iraq.

For the Independent he has prepared the ground for Tony Blair

true to his nature, Alastair Campbell decided yesterday that the best form of defence was attack. In his evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry on the invasion of Iraq, the former Downing Street communications chief flatly contradicted evidence given by some of the senior civil servants called previously.
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Meanwhile the Guardian reports that the first independent assessment of the legality of the conflict, an official Dutch inquiry has concluded that "the military action had no sound mandate in international law".

To the other return and the Express reports on the fisrt day of the McCann libel trial as

a police chief told a court in Portugal yesterday that Maddy died in her family’s holiday apartment as the result of a tragic accident and her parents concealed her body.

Maddy is dead and you hid her is the headline in the Sun reporrting how Maddie's distraught mum Kate uttered "No, no" as she listened to the allegations in Lisbon.

The Telegraph leads with a report that MPs who have admitted breaking expenses rules have been offered secret Parliamentary deals to repay the money without being identified,

Many of the papers feature the story that Google is threatening to close its operations in China.According to the Times the company said last night that it had detected a “highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China”.

The Guardian reports that the European court of human rights has ruled against the unlawful police use of ­counter-terrorism stop and search powers on peace protesters and photographers.

Back to the weather and motorists have been warned to expect "dire" conditions on the roads after councils were ordered to cut their grit use by a half in an effort to prevent supplies running out entirely. reports the Telegraph

Whilst the Mail reports on an avalanche of uncollected filth as for many homes the last visit from the binmen came five weeks ago, meaning many bins still have the remains of Christmas Day dinner rotting inside them.

To politics and the Independent reports that the Liberal leader Nick Clegg has said that faith schools should be legally obliged to teach that homosexuality is "normal and harmless", and gay civil partnerships should be replaced by true marriage,

Even my parents think I'm overpaid says the Guardian refering to the comments of RBS chief Stephen Hester as he stressed that his bonus package was currently worthless because the bank's shares had failed to rise.

There is mich coverage of the case of the niece of Quentin Davies, the Defence Minister who says the Times was jailed for 15 years by a French court last night for murdering a man after a failed attempt to make love with him.

Finally life on Mars but not quite as the Sun reports

A Mars probe has stunned NASA scientists by sending home pictures of what look like trees.Rows of dark "conifers" appear to sprout from alien hills on the Red Planet.
But the scene is actually a remarkable optical illusion.

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