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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2010-09-27

Is this the end of the French lunch?

In Monday's international papers, the British press gives a cautious welcome to new Labour leader Ed Miliband, Haaretz says Netanyahu has something to hide, and the Times is bemoaning the decline of the French lunch.

Starting in Britain where all the papers have new Labour leader Ed Miliband on their front pages-

 

The Guardian- Labour’s most loyal paper- is reluctant to pass judgement this morning- its headline says ‘Red Ed years to put forward his centrist vision’- saying the new leader is in danger of being pigeonholed as unelectably far left.

 

Commentator Polly Toynbee has an open letter to the new leader on the front page- she has a list of recommendations including Don’t take money from millionaires, Don’t talk about God and Don’t let the right wing press scare you.

 

The Times editorial is exactly what she’s talking about- it says the last election could be a disaster from which the Labour party never recovers.

 

They say to make himself electable Ed Miliband will have to disavow his own campaign because his positions are too left wing- they conclude the Labour Party has chosen the wrong man.

 

Turning to the Israeli press for reactions to the lifting of the settlement freeze- Haaretz’s editorial says the fuss about the settlement freeze is a mask for Netanyahu’s true intentions.

They say the crisis over settlements covers the really explosive issue- of whether Palestinians will agree to recognise Israel as a Jewish state- and thus give up the right of return for refugees.

And finally back in the Times- whose editorial is bemoaning the death of the French lunch.

They say once nothing could stand between a Frenchman and his long lunch- but now longer working weeks and lighter wallets due to the recession have put paid to it!

By Elena CASAS

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