Monday, 29 June 2009

Monday's papers

Future governemnt spending is the main theme in this morning's Telegraph as it reports that

Gordon Brown is to reject warnings about the scale of the public debt and press on with high levels of spending through the recession,
adding that

Mr Brown's determination to boost spending on frontline services will be underlined with the launch of his much vaunted national plan for public services on Monday.

The Independent looks at one of the new initiatives reporting that

Patients will today be promised six new rights to NHS treatment as the Government attempts to push through a new raft of public service reforms in the run-up to the forthcoming general election.

The Times reports that

Britain reacted angrily yesterday to the arrest of at least eight Iranians working for the British Embassy in Tehran, calling the move unacceptable “harassment and intimidation”.

The Guardian concentrates on the events at the G20 protests earlier in the year reporting the conclusions of theCommons home affairs select committee inquiry into the G20 protests of April 1.

Untrained officers must never again be put in the frontline of policing public protests,

The tabloids are still concerned with the death of Michael Jackson,the Sun says that

Harrowing leaked autopsy details show the singer was a virtual skeleton — barely eating and with only pills in his stomach at the time he died.
His hips, thighs and shoulders were riddled with needle wounds — believed to be the result of injections of narcotic painkillers, given three times a day for years.

The Express meanwhile says that he has left his three children a £60million secret treasure chest of unpublished songs to save them from financial ruin,

Finally according to the Mail,

At least 85 Islamic sharia courts are operating in Britain, a study has claimed. The astonishing figure is 17 times higher than previously accepted

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