MPs shoot themselves in foot over expenses

June 19, 2009

The online release of MPs’ expense claims has only served to further dent their already battered reputation.

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On Bankers and Busing

February 9, 2009

Bankers are having a rough time of it lately.  It is not just that their companies are collapsing beneath them and their bonuses are the subject of global hate and derision. They also have to put up with the barbs of journalists (who are very familiar with being at the bottom of the popularity pile).

Editorials praise Brown’s energy package

September 12, 2008

brown.jpgUnions and energy watchdogs lashed out at Gordon Brown’s aid package aimed at helping householders cope with soaring energy bills, saying it was ”too little, too late”. Even  pensioners’ charities gave a frosty response.

Palin – the next Thatcher or Diana?

September 5, 2008

palin.jpgThe British press, like their American cousins, doesn’t seem to able to get enough of Sarah Palin.

Wednesday’s front pages

May 14, 2008

times-wed-may-14.jpgThe papers are nearly all agreed that Chancellor Alistair Darling’s 2.7 billion pound fix for the 10p tax row is the day’s main story.

Tuesday’s front pages

May 13, 2008

tel13.JPGThe cost of living and falling house prices, school tests, knife crime and pictures from the Chinese earthquake feature in Tuesday’s headlines. 

Monday’s front pages

May 12, 2008

express12.JPGThere were further potentially damaging revelations about Gordon Brown from within the Labour Party, claims about the rising cost of living, as well as coverage of Manchester United’s Premier League title win on Monday’s front pages.

Friday’s front pages

May 9, 2008

indie09.JPGAbortion, Ant and Dec’s award – that wasn’t, and the confessions of the Austrian cellar man dominate the front pages of Friday’s papers.

Thursday’s front pages: anti-social behaviour

May 8, 2008

guardian.JPGThe latest initiative to tackle anti-social behaviour and an apparent loophole in airport security feature prominently on Thursday’s front pages, along with the Chelsea gun siege and the Austrian house of horrors.

Tuesday’s front pages

May 6, 2008

mailfrontpagemay5.JPGThe destruction and loss of life caused by the cyclone in Burma features on many of the broadsheet front pages, while Chelsea’s win, which keeps the title race going until the final day of the football season, is promoted in all the papers.