Monday, March 15, 2010

What Monday's papers are saying

According to an exclusive in the Times this morning,Labour wants to promise five guarantees in its manifesto aimed at winning over a sceptical electorate in the post-expenses world.

The party hopes to tackle voter mistrust with new legally binding rights on public services, jobs and Britain’s deficit. This is part of a “personal offer” designed to rebuild confidence with the electorate and accountability in government.

Politics on the front of the Telegraph as well as it reveals that Lord Adonis has become the first Cabinet Minister to speak out against the trade union behind the British Airways strike,a subject that also makes the front of the Guardian which reveals that

Gordon Brown has intervened personally in the British Airways industrial dispute in an attempt to avert a walkout by 12,000 cabin crew next weekend.

The Independent reports on the far-reaching conclusions on how to tackle the crime of rape which finds failures to investigate and prosecute effectively and recommends that Forensic and medical evidence should be gathered by the NHS,and not police.

The Mail reports on what is calls the betrayal of 20,000 cancer patients who says the paper have died needlessly early after being denied cancer drugs on the NHS.

What really happened on Bloody Sunday asks the Independent.

More exclusives this time in the Guardian which reveals that the income of thousands of the most senior British academics has soared over the past decade, far outstripping growth in average lecturers' pay,
Twelve years ago Lord Saville began his inquiry into one of the darkest chapters in the history of Northern Ireland. Now, £200m later, he will finally deliver his report

The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland resisted calls for his resignation yesterday reports the Times,despite admitting that he took part in meetings where the victims of a paedophile priest were forced to take a vow of silence.

There is much coverage from the Lib Dems spring conference.

Nick Clegg was forced to quell dissent from within his own ranks and fight off attempts by Labour and the Tories to woo his party yesterday,reports the Independent whilst the Guardian says that

Speaking over the heads of the party faithful, the leader encouraged wavering voters to vote "with your heart" and not dismiss the Lib Dems because the electoral maths where they lived suggested the party would not win a seat outright.

Whilst the Telegraph reports that The Liberal Democrats would be the ‘guarantor’ of the economy if the general election results in a hung Parliament,

Most of the papers report that David Beckham's world cup is over.

The former England captain wept after rupturing his Achilles tendon while playing for AC Milan last night, and told a doctor: "It's broken, it's broken."reports the Sun

According to the Mirror,Jon Venables has been transferred to a new jail to keep him safe from other prisoners.

He's now being kept in an isolation unit and guarded by a hand-picked team of 20 prison officers who are sworn to secrecy. A source said: It was getting harder to guarantee his safety where he was. No one can get at him where he is now.

Meanwhile the Mail says that pressure to sack an official who dismissed the James Bulger murder as 'unpleasant' was mounting last night.

Finally reports the Telegraph

Millions of Georgians wrongly thought their country was being invaded after a spoof prime time news broadcast showed Russian tanks heading towards the capital Tbilisi and said the president, Mikheil Saakashvili, had been killed.

adds the Guardian

For the next half an hour there were scenes of absolute panic, as the mobile network collapsed, Georgians spilled on to the streets, and friends and relatives desperately tried to reach each other and seek out information.