INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Thursday, 25.11.2010: Yesterday, Paddy Power bookmakers passed out Ireland's big banks to become the country's largest financial institution - a fitting metaphor for the gambling that has brought the country's economy to its knees. The Irish Independent has calculated each household will be nearly €4,600 a year worse off by the end of the Government’s rescue plan.
The French President was interviewed by a panel of 11 French citizens last night on the TF1 channel. The papers agree that Nicolas Sarkozy sought to rebrand himself as a calmer President who is very aware of the problems of ordinary people.
In a letter in today’s The Guardian, Noam Chomksy and several others call on the international community to respect Haiti’s sovereignty and express outrage at the US for “prioritising the accumulation of foreign soldiers [in Haiti] over the distribution of emergency supplies.”