It's the race to prevent an oil catastrophe in the US. An in the UK, it's the last leg of the race to becoming Prime Minister.
We start out with the INDEPENDENT. Making the front page here is the oil spill in the
So far, this on is already at 5000 barrels and could just catch up. Originally, authorities had estimated that about 42,000 gallons of oil were leaking into the
At that rate, it would take 52 days to be the second worst ever oil spill, and the worst oil rig accident in
There is also an editorial that says, this couldn’t have happened at a worse place or time. The oil spill hits the coast at the height of the breeding season and there are a lot of threatened species just off the
Staying with the spill, shrimp famers have begun filing lawsuits because they will loose a lot of money. And TampaBay.com reports that even hotel owners in
But tourism operators in the area are blaming
So it’s all the Europeans’ fault, but either way so far
The White House had planned to do exactly that on both coasts, East and West. But Nelson says, he would like to see a congressional inquiry to make sure government has taken all the necessary steps to make sure another disaster can be prevented.
Moving on, the front page of the GUARDIAN reads: “Brown fights for his life.” The current UK Prime Minister came in last in yesterday’s debate, all about the economy, which should have been his strong point.
But his recent gaffe of calling a voter a “bigot” after she asked him a question about immigration didn’t help his case.
So Labour is bringing its secret weapon: Tony Blair.
His itinerary was prepared before the incident but might now be looked over. Blair’s coat isn’t all white. His involvement in the
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH looks at the same issue from a different angle: Conservative David Cameron, the winner of last night’s debate.
According to polls, 41 percent of people preferred him, compared to the 25 percent that supported Brown.
And the editorial here reads: “Tory leader saves his best for last.” It says that Cameron knew how to seize the opportunities and seemed confident. “For once,” the article says. So maybe that last debate can be considered Cameron’s secret weapon.
The WASHINGTON POST says, no issue has ever created as much political interest as “a woman wearing a veil.” According to the article here,
And Human Rights Watch reports that
Remember that in December, Swiss voters already outlawed the building of minarets.