Sunday, 6 September 2009

Sunday papers

Libya dominates the Sunday's

According to the Times

Gordon Brown personally vetoed an attempt to force Colonel Muammar Gadaffi to compensate IRA bomb victims because it might have jeopardised British oil deals with Libya.
after having taken

a close interest in a campaign to secure payouts for the 2,500 families of those blown up by the Libyan-supplied Semtex explosive used by republican bombers.

The British, Scottish and Libyan governments connived to free Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds says the Telegraph.Under the headline,Lockerbie the Truth the paper says

Medical evidence that helped Megrahi, 57, to be released was paid for by the Libyan government, which encouraged three doctors to say he had only three months to live.

Meanwhile the Independent reports that

Tony Blair will be thrust into the controversy over the release of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi with questions in Parliament over a secret meeting the then Prime Minister orchestrated that brought Libya in from the cold.

According to the Telegraph,a mass sale of public assets by an incoming Conservative government could include large parts of the BBC and Royal Mail.

The Independent reports from the G20 where

Bankers blamed for the global financial crisis will see their pay packages limited under a blueprint for steering the international economy towards recovery, it emerged yesterday.

BRITISH Special Forces have dealt a heavy blow to Taliban terrorists responsible for the cowardly roadside bombing campaign against our troops in Afghanistan
.reports the Express

Royal Marines from the Special Boat Service – motto By Strength and Guile – have destroyed 500 of the home-made devices and killed 21 insurgents in an attack on a Taliban bomb factory in an old hill fort.

A Labour plot to smear the new head of the Army, General Sir David Richards, because of his daughter’s ‘crime’ of working for David Cameron was exposed last night.reports the Mail on Sunday

The cargo ship that vanished in the Channel was carrying arms to Iran and was being tracked by Mossad, the Israeli security service, according to sources in both Russia and Israel.
according to the Sunday Times

The Arctic Sea, officially carrying a cargo of timber worth £1.3m, disappeared en route from Finland to Algeria on July 24. It was recovered off west Africa on August 17 when eight alleged hijackers were arrested.

The Observer leads with the report that the chief executive of the children's charity Barnardo's has told the paper that many more children need to be taken into care at birth to stop them being damaged beyond repair by inadequate parents,

Martin Narey called for less effort to be directed at "fixing families that can't be fixed" and for social workers to be braver about removing children at risk .
After revelations about the neglect and dysfunctional background of two young brothers from Doncaster who viciously attacked an 11-year-old boy and his nine-year-old nephew, social workers have once again come under fire for failing to intervene at an early stage.

Many of the papers report that two young jockeys died and two were injured yesterday in a suspected arson attack on a block of flats.

One of the victims was 19-year-old female rider Jan Wilson, who was described as a ‘bright star’ in a male-dominated sport.
The second, Irishman Jamie Kyne, 18, was hailed the ‘apprentice find of the season’ earlier this year. Both had been due to race yesterday afternoon.
says the Mail

The News of the world has more revelations about Jack Tweed who the paper says was

still partying when police raided his home in the early hours to arrest him for rape. He emerged looking dishevelled and when officers accompanied him upstairs to his room to get properly dressed, they found ANOTHER woman in Tweed's bed.

Finally the Sunday Times reports that a city millionaire who doubles as a monarch of the glen is having to sell a huge chunk of his domain amid a bitter divorce battle.

Maurice Robson, 65, who operates his property and finance empire from a former sawmill, has been told to divide his possessions to meet his wife’s settlement.

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