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What the Sunday papers are saying

March 30th, 2008

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Politics in the newspapers as Summer Time begins

The Sunday Times reports that a leaked Home Office memo shows that hundreds of illegal immigrants are working in care homes in the UK, while Brown has been condemned as “stilted and lacking personality” by one of his own Downing Street insiders.

According to The Mail on Sunday, Westminster insiders privately predict that the scale of the expenditure on refurbishing his residence could be the final straw for the beleaguered Speaker, following a leader in Saturday’s Daily Telegraph calling on Michael Martin to step down.

The election in Zimbabwe receives much coverage, with the MDC claiming to have won the poll, amid allegations of widespread vote-rigging, while closer to home, the Independent highlights the long-running investigation into Bertie Ahern’s finances that could bring him down, with his secretary breaking down in the tribunal witness box.

Finally, the Washington Post is reporting Hillary as saying she may challenge Obama all the way to the convention in August, which must surely delight Republicans. “I have no intention of stopping until we finish what we started and until we see what happens in the next 10 contests and until we resolve Florida and Michigan, … and if we don’t resolve it, we’ll resolve it at the convention.”

Guest Editor’s Note

As you know, I’ll be looking after PB while Mike takes a break in the Somme département, although hopefully he’ll be able to play more than a cameo role this week.

If anyone would like to submit an article on UK, US, or international politics, please drop me a line at electiongame@yahoo.co.uk – many thanks.

Paul Maggs “Double Carpet”

Guest Editor






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