Press Roundup Wednesday 18 August 2010

By Press Office
August 18, 2010

A selection of stories from today's press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's areas of concern, produced daily by George Fitzherbert-Brockholes, and including The Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, BBC and the tabloids

Economy & Politics:

Lib Dem deputy leader in call for coalition veto
Liberal Democrat MPs should get a veto on policies from the coalition Government, the party's deputy leader said today.

Coalition's first 100 days: Tory and Lib Dem aides share much in common
Ideological differences not as wide as either side expected, but stresses still evident at No 10

George Osborne: recovery will be 'choppy'
George Osborne has admitted that Britain's economic recovery will be ''choppy'', but insisted there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Millions of OAPs risk losing winter fuel payments under ConDem plans to slash welfare bill
The move comes despite David Cameron giving a firm election promise on live television to protect the winter fuel payments. The Coalition agreement also promised to “protect key benefits for older people”.

Peace & War:

New tapes emerge of CIA interrogation
The CIA has tapes of the alleged 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments helped the US in holding and questioning suspected terrorists.

Leading article: Money will not buy salvation from Iraq war
The Iraq war may no longer feature regularly on the front pages now that British troops are no longer there. As the impassioned response to Mr Blair's donation has shown, however, this war remains as fresh in the memory – and almost as divisive as it was when it began.

Now it's 'Obama's War': President sees same number of U.S. troops - 575 - die in Afghanistan as during Bush years
Afghanistan was dubbed ‘Obama’s War’ last night after it was revealed that as many American soldiers have died in the conflict during his presidency as during George Bush’s entire time in office.

Religion & Society:

Richard Dawkins: 'faith schools should not be allowed to opt out of religious education'
Richard Dawkins, the outspoken atheist, has called on Ofsted to force faith schools to bring religious education in line with the national curriculum.

Community & Family:

Caution culture fails to send right message to youth, think tank claims
The caution culture fails to address youth crime and sends the wrong message to young offenders, a think-tank said on Tuesday.

Summer babies 'more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD'
Summer babies are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit disorder at school because their relative immaturity confuses doctors, a study indicates

Education & Culture:

One-third of university students unhappy with lecturers' performance
Thousands of university students still find their lecturers too remote despite pledges that standards of service would improve with the introduction of top-up fees of up to £3,225 a year.

Race & Identity:

The refused asylum seekers living against the clock
A family awaits the dawn knock at the door amid fears that ending detention of child asylum seekers will lead to quicker deportations

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