Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Care homes,English rugby and Chris Huhne scandals and Ken soft on crime-Wednesday's papers

Both the Mail and the Telegraph lead this morning with what the former describes as a damning report into home help for the elderly.

Thousands of elderly people are being abused and neglected in their homes by the very staff meant to care for them.
In some cases the treatment is so appalling that frail and vulnerable pensioners have been left ‘wanting to die
says the former

The report from the The Equality and Human Rights Commission,says the Telegraph warns that care workers often spend just 15 minutes with an elderly person, ticking off pre-arranged "tasks" in an approach that displayed "chronic disregard" for their dignity.

The Sun leads with another scandal of sorts as it reports that criminals have run up a bill of almost £2b in unpaid fines and confiscation orders.

The paper blames the Soft Justice secretary Ken Clarke whom it says of that the failure to grab the cash made a mockery of Mr Clarke's claim that he wanted to jail fewer offenders.

It is definitely the morning for exclusives.The Times has two on its front page.

It leads with news that Chris Huhne was embroiled in a lobbying row last night after it emerged that his partner touted access to Cabinet ministers in return for a job in the private sector

The paper reveals that Carina Trimingham, the girlfriend of the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, made the offer to use her political contacts last month to a lobbying company as she looked for work.

Meanwhile it has also uncovered what is calls te rotton heart of English rugby.Official documents it says show that some of England’s rugby stars were more interested in making money than representing their country.

Egypt makes the front of the Guardian as the paper reports that hundreds of thousands have gathered in Tahrir Square to demand immediate exit of military chief.

In an extraordinary display of people power, protesters at a mass rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square demanded the immediate departure of Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf), just as they had demanded President Hosni Mubarak's humiliating exit in February.

Back to domestic matters and the Independent claims that the government is to curb workplace rights in an attempt to cut red tape for business and boost Britain's anaemic economic growth levels.

The idea,it says has been proposed in a review for Downing Street by Adrian Beecroft, a venture capitalist and Conservative Party donor, has run into strong opposition from the Liberal Democrats and caused a rift at the top of the Coalition.

The Telegraph meanwhile claims that David Cameron is facing questions over his purchase of land neighbouring his Oxfordshire home from the chief executive of one of Britain’s biggest public relations and lobbying companies.

The Mirror leads with the news that 13 members of theWhitney drugs family were jailed for 82 years for flooding Liverpool with Class A drug yesterday

They raked in profits, targeting the city’s desperate addicts in what Merseyside Police described as a “drugs cash-and-carry business” says the paper.

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