Saturday, January 23, 2010

What Saturday's papers are saying

Thae battle for Broken Britain breaks out in the papers this morning after the sentencing of the two brothers for the horrific crimes in Edlington as the Mail says that

The drug addict mother and violent alcoholic father who allowed the brothers to smoke cannabis and cigarettes and drink vodka from the age of nine, could follow their sons into the dock.

The Sun carries the warning from one of the victim's fathers who said that they will kill if released.

"Never let them out. Next time they will kill. I am certain of that. I don't think it will ever be safe to release them. I am convinced they will do it again. They loved what they did. You could see it on their faces in court. They were smiling. They are bloodthirsty."

The brothers were given an indeterminate sentence and must be detained for a minimum of five years for the prolonged sadistic attack in Edlington, near Doncaster, last April. They are considered to pose such a high risk to the public that they may never be released. One is thought to be in danger of becoming a psychopath.
says the Times

Meanwhile the Telegraph reports that David Cameron caused a political row after he claimed the case of two brothers locked up indefinitely for the sadistic torture of two schoolboys was evidence of Britain’s “broken society”.

The Guardian reports that disciplinary action has been taken against a member of staff from a Doncaster child protection agency involved with the two young brothers

Away from that story and the paper leads with the revelation that police in the UK are planning to use unmanned spy drones, controversially deployed in Afghanistan, for the ­"routine" monitoring of antisocial motorists, ­protesters, agricultural thieves and fly-tippers,

The Independent chooses to focus on the story that Hundreds of people have been killed in horrific bombings in Iraq after a British company supplied "bogus" equipment which failed to detect explosive devices.

The head of the company, which has made tens of millions of pounds from the sale of the detectors, has now been arrested and the British Government has announced a ban on their export to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Back in the Uk and the Telegraph reports that Home Secretary Alan Johnson has announced that the UK's terror threat level has been raised from substantial to severe,adding that the announcement means that an attack is now "highly likely".

To Haiti and the Times reports that thousands of children unaccounted for since Haiti’s earthquake are at risk of falling prey to child traffickers

The Guardian reports on a Lancet article which says that thousands of lives could have been saved in Haiti if aid efforts had focused more on injured survivors rather than rescuing trapped people,

Banking wars broke out yesterday and as the Times reports,Banking industry lobbyists are preparing to do battle, against the ambitious and agressive plans laid on Thursday by President Obama.

The Independent reports that Britain's banks yesterday urged the Government not to join Barack Obama's war against Wall Street

Finally spare a thought for one of Barack Obama's top economic advisers whose spurned mistress has exacted revenge by plastering details of their affair on giant billboard posters across the U.S.

YaVaughnie Wilkins is said to have paid £150,000 to reveal her relationship with Charles Phillips to the world after he went back to his wife.
says the Mail

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