Monday, February 01, 2010

What Monday's papers are saying

A poll for this morning's Telegraph shows that four out of five people believe that relatives should be allowed to help terminally ill loved ones take their own lives.

The Mail leads with a report that 500,000 patients every year are readmitted to hospital after apparently being sent home too soon.

Not surprsingly it blames Labour's waiting-time targets adding that almost 1,500 a day were apparently being released before they are well enough, harming their recovery.

The Times leads with a report that the Prime Minister will use the launch of a Green Paper on the future of the Armed Forces to promise a new generation of warships and fast jets over the coming decade.

He will adds the paper

put two new aircraft carriers at the heart of his vision for the military this week as he commits Labour to billions of pounds of extra defence spending.

The United States is meanwhile raising the stakes against Iran.According to the Guardian Barack Obama is deploying a missile shield to protect American allies in the Gulf from attack by Tehran.

According to the Independent,

The US will provide new anti-missile systems to at least four Arab countries, and help Saudi Arabia triple the size of a 10,000-man force protecting its most important potential military targets from attack.

It leads with what it describes as a highly sophisticated hacking operation that led to the leaking of hundreds of emails from the Climatic Research Unit in East Anglia was probably carried out by a foreign intelligence agency.

Many of the papers report from Haiti on the attempt to smuggle children out of the country.Most of the 33 Haitian children taken by a US church group in an alleged attempt to move them out of Haiti have family members that survived the earthquake,says the Telegraph

The Baptist aid workers, from the Idaho-based New Life Children's Refuge, were arrested on Friday as they attempted to leave the country for the Dominican Republic,says the Guardian

Her face is gaunt and drawn, her frame skeletal and weak.says the Mail as it reports that the kidnapped Chandlers

renewed her plea for urgent help, saying: ‘We have not much time left and are being badly treated. Please help us – these people are not treating us well.’

Probably not surprisingly the Sun reports that John Terry's wife has fled Britain for Dubai after telling him their marriage is over

How could you do this says the front page of the Mirror.

The Guardian meanwhile reveals that

The government is consulting the media and the judiciary after becoming "very concerned" that super-injunctions, such as the double gagging order which was obtained by the England football captain John Terry but lifted last week, are being used too often.

Many of the papers quote the words of a defeated Andy Murray in Melbourne yesterday.

Choking back the tears, he said "I can cry like Roger, it's just a shame I can't play like him. I'm done. Sorry."
reports the Independent

No shame in Andy Murray's defeat by a champion playing at his brilliant, ‘crazy’ best says the Times

Smokers could be forced to light up away from the entrances to public buildings under government moves according to the Guardian

The Mail adding thatplans to cut the number of smokers by pressurising them not to light up at home and in cars have been unveiled.

Finally at the premier of the new film Invictus,Morgan Freeman has admitted that he knows very little about rugby despite being its stara film about the sport's famous 1995 World Cup in South Africa.reports the Telegraph

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