Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday's papers

Bullying not surprisingly features in the papers this morning.The independent reports that Downing Street's top civil servant made an extraordinary plea to staff yesterday to come forward if they had been bullied.

It adds that Labour's poll recovery is being jeopardised as the PM's behaviour is questioned.

The Times says that most civil servants working at the heart of Gordon Brown’s Government are afraid to challenge the way Downing Street is run.It has seen an internal survey of cabinet staff that suggests a third want to leave, and 6 per cent want to quit “as soon as possible”.

But there is good news from the polls for the party in the Guardian which publishes its latest ICM poll which suggests that we are heading for a hung Parliament.

The Telegraph chooses to lead with the news that British Airways crew have voted to strike and could throw the travel plans of hundreds of thousands of passengers' into chaos as early as next week.

Results of a second strike ballot released last night showed that more than 80 per cent of cabin crew, on a turnout of 79 per cent, were prepared to strike over changes BA has introduced to its in-flight service.
says the Times

The Mail turns its attention to the energy companies which it says are are making more than £100 out of every customer by refusing to cut bills during the record freeze.

A bungled airstrike in Afghanistan has dealt Nato's effort to woo hearts and minds the third such blow in a week, with Kabul claiming the bombing killed 27 civilians reports the Independent

Meanwhile the Guardain reports on moves afot by the Afghan President to tighten his grip on the country.

According to the Telegraph,Barack Obama is scaling back his plans for far-reaching legislation in an attempt to save his party from disaster in elections later this year.

the president is trying to dissociate himself from complex bills which have been held up by political disputes and tarnished his image as an agent of change.

The saga of the Coles continues in the tabliods,the Sun reveals that Cheryl has been dating dancer Derek Hough since walking out on cheat husband Ashley.

The Mirror's 3am girls report how there was

Plenty of chitter-chatter was apparently the order of the night for Cheryl and her cute new mate Derek Hough, before he was spotted leaving her hotel (clutching his ickle wickle pet dog - aww, we like him already) at 4.15am.

The Mail reports that serial criminal Walid Salem has walked out of court for the third time since invading a businessman's home with two knife-wielding thugs.

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