Monday, 7 November 2011

Problems at the border agency-Corruption in the City and Anton's death threats-Monday's papers

Both the Times and the Telegraph lead with the continuing problems at the UK's border patrol.

The Times reveals that the Home Office sanctioned a system of reduced passport checks that was abruptly halted on the day it suspended the UK’s border chief for ordering a similar practice.

The paper adds that a whistleblower from inside the Agency said that staff warned their managers that the scheme, in which the chips on biometric passports of foreign nationals were not checked and visitors with visas did not face additional questions, was dangerous for national security.

As the crisis continues the Telegraph says that the Home Secretary Theresa May faces questions in the Commons and will be accused of being responsible for the most serious immigration scandal to face the Coalition since it took office last year.

The tragic events on the M5 on Friday night continue to dominate the papers.

Orphaned by M5 fire ball says The Mail on its front page.If Emma Barton wholay in a coma last night with her childhood sweetheart at her side,pulls through, she faces the heartbreak of learning she has lost her father and sister in the M5 disaster.

The Independent says that police have launched an investigation into the crash after witnesses reported that visibility on the motorway was hampered severely because of a bank of smoke that may have come from a display at Taunton Rugby Club.

The Guardian has seen documents that suggest that Michael Bear, the lord mayor of the City of London,is involved in a property company has invested at least £100m of public money in land purchases that opponents claim will enhance the value of neighbouring developments.

The report says that Community campaigners opposing plans for the construction of high-rise tower blocks regard the developments as a blurring of the lines between the interests of the Corporation and those of powerful business interests.

Yesterday,he was on the front of the Observer,today it's the Indy as Labour Leader Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of defending the interests of Britain's top one per cent and says the he is incapable of standing up for the remaining 99 per cent.

Britain's dementia timebomb is the lead in the Express which says that 400,000 Britons are suffering in silence, undiagnosed and without access to vital support.

The Sun reveals that QPR defender Anton Ferdinand,embroiled in a racist comments row with England Captain John Terry has become the target of a terrifying death threat.

The paper reveals that a letter was sent to his Queens Park Rangers club and that police have told Anton to fit a panic alarm at his home.

Elsewhere within the papers,The Times reports on the trial that could cost Ecclestone millions.

The 81 year old,says the paper,will step into the witness box at Germany’s biggest fraud trial this week facing a possible tax bill of millions if Revenue & Customs decides to open an inquiry into the Formula One supremo’s complex financial affairs and find against him as a result of his evidence.

The Independent says that a new report out today finds Britons more concerned with keeping warm than worrying about the environment.

The Guardian publishes research by the British thinktank Demos which reveals that a new generation of young, web-based supporters embrace hardline nationalist and anti-immigrant groups across Europe

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