Thursday, 3 November 2011
More Greek worries,gold plated pensions,superflu and a Bieber baby-Thursday's papers
A mixed bag of headlines this Thursday morning.
The Guardian claims that the UK is considering contingency options to back up a possible US action against Iran as fears mount over Tehran's capability.
The paper says that the UK believes the US may decide to fast-forward plans for targeted missile strikes at some key Iranian facilities and is examining where best to deploy Royal Navy ships and submarines equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles over the coming months as part of what would be an air and sea campaign.
The continuing crisis in the Eurozone is not far from the headlines.Only the Independent leads with it though.Eurozone's ultimatum to Greece says the headline reporting that George Papandreou was placed under intense pressure in emergency talks that carried on late into the night on the eve of the G20 summit in Cannes.
According to the Telegraph,French president Nicholas Sarkozy told the Greeks that rescue loans won't be paid until after the bailout referendum.
The FT confirms that on its front page saying that the overdue tranche of €8bn in international aid to Athens will be suspended and European leaders demanded Greece make a clear decision on whether it wanted to leave the eurozone.
The Times leads with an exclusive this morning claiming that it has learnt that a surgeon,Gideon Lauffer who is alleged to have botched operations that seriously injured or killed more than 20 patients has resumed practising against the wishes of the General Medical Council.
The paper says that Lauffer was suspended last year by an independent adjudication panel after the deaths of two patients but his suspension expired six months later and the former consultant is now working in the A&E department of St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
The gold plated pension deal is not enough says the Telegraph reporting that two million public sector workers are poised to hold a national strike despite being offered a pensions deal that will allow many to enjoy a retirement most private sector staff cannot hope to match.
The Guardian adds that as employers' leaders accused ministers of conceding too much, union leaders said they still had a series of concerns about government plans to raise the retirement age and to increase employee contributions.
Betrayal of the family says the Mail in its leading story.Despite all those Tory promises, fathers and grandparents will still be denied the right to see children after a divorce says the paper
adding that a report out today says "The long-awaited Family Justice Review was branded a ‘monstrous sham’ that undermines David Cameron’s pledge to lead the most family-friendly government in history.
To the Express which yesterday was warning of Siberian weather conditions and today warns of a new super flu on the way.Experts warn they write of a new strain of killer flu which could spread to Britain within 24 hours is “one of the biggest biological threats of our time”.
The Mirror leads with the news of a heart scare for Spurs manager Harry Rednapp.The Spurs boss they say "was feeling “triffic” after successful surgery to unblock coronary arteries and promised friends: “I’ll be back.”
Finally the Sun reveals that a Justin Bieber fan claims the 17-year-old pop idol fathered her baby in a quickie backstage romp.