Top o’ the Morning

May 29, 2009 at 6:32 am | Posted in Morning Paper | Leave a comment
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The best of the British papers for Friday, May 29th, 2009:

The Telegraph pulls together a video montage of the best excuses from British MPs under fire for using Parliamentary allowances to subsidize their lifestyles and second homes.

Heading into elections next week, the Guardian Editorial page explains why now is a good time to be a Liberal Democrat

Today’s Op-Ed in the Financial Times says Obama must respect the choice of Lebanon’s voters

Also at FT, a review of U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ commitment to reshaping spending at the Pentagon:

When President Barack Obama opted to retain Mr Gates in his job – the first time a Pentagon chief from the opposing party had been kept on – it was clear that change was coming to the five-sided building that spends more than $20,000 (£12,520, €14,320) a second.

BBC News reports that a mother has been reunited with her ‘kidnapped son’ after finding him on Facebook

And Britain’s Got Talent says Susan Boyle’s show will go on, according to the Daily Mail.  Boyle says she will stay in the competition, despite threats that she has packed her bags over the pressure of instant stardom.


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