Monday, February 15, 2010

What Monday's papers are saying

Varied headlines in the papers this Monday morning.

From the world of politics the Guardian reports that The Liberal Democrats are planning to rule out forming a coalition government with either the Conservatives or Labour if Nick Clegg holds the balance of power in a hung parliament after the general election.

The Times reveals that senior figures in the Labour party are urging the Prime Minister to adopt a “masochism strategy” to brave the wrath of voters in person during the general election campaign to prove that he understands their concerns.

Meanwhile on the day that the BNP changed its constitution,it reports how one of its reporters was ejected from the meeting

One man grabbed my nose and tried to remove it from my face. I was seized and shoved out of the door towards a parked car. I threw my hands out to steady myself. A BNP thug snarled: “Don’t touch people’s cars mate.” Obviously, I offered no resistance.

According to the Independent,the Prime Minsiter will be forced to fight the general election against the backdrop of accelerating job losses,

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) says that unemployment rates will increase sharply as the public sector feels the impact of cost-cutting. Dole queues will increase to 2.8 million in the second half of the year, a rise of up to 50,000 a month.

The Telegraph leads with the story that Bottles of wine, beer and spirits would have to carry health warnings about alcohol and safe drinking under government plans to be published today.

The Independent has been looking into the affairs of Goldman Sachs and its involvement in the Greek fiscal crisis as

a spotlight has been shone on techniques used by Greece and other indebted countries to give the appearance of lower budget deficits and debt levels.

According to the Mail,A single mother-of-six is getting more than £80,000 a year from the taxpayer to live in a £2million mansion in an exclusive London suburb.

A similar theme on the front of the Mirror which reports how Two boys of 14 had gastric band operations on the NHS – after they each ballooned to over 18st.

As the offensive continues in Afghanistan,the Guardian reports that

Two Nato rockets aimed at Taliban insurgents in Helmand missed their target today, killing 12 civilians sheltering in their home and dealing a sharp blow to hopes that civilian casualties would be avoided in the largest western-led operation of the nine-year Afghan war.

Meanwhile reports the Telegraph,A second British soldier has been killed by an explosion in Afghanistan.

The luckiest couple in England says the Mail.

A couple from near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, are a staggering £56.5million richer after being confirmed as the owners of a winning ticket from Friday night's EuroMillions draw.

The latest football revelations on the front of the Sun reveals that

Ashley Cole is today exposed as a liar and a sex text cheat after X-rated messages and photos of him were found on another blonde's mobile phone.

Finally many of the front pages carries pictures of Dick Francis who died yesterday at the age of 89.

Over six decades Francis wrote more than 40 books, which have sold more than 60 million copies in more than 20 languages says the Telegraph adding how

it all stemmed from his first career as a National Hunt rider, in which he won 345 races and claimed the title of Champion Jockey for the 1953/54 season.

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