The Telegraph has Boris, the Guardian has Jowell, the Indy has Egypt and the Mail has babies.
Boris Johnson has done an interview with the paper in which he urges George Osborne to outline a “clear direction of travel” in favour of lower taxes when he gives his budget in a few weeks’ time. I think the story, however, is that Boris also urges the government to get tougher on strike and use “its Norman Tebbit side.” This could end up being a bit of a story in itself.
Women over 35 are six times more likely to have problems having a baby than those under that age, according to new research. By the age of 40 a woman is more likely to have a miscarriage than a birth. All worrying statistics.
The Guardian – “Hacking row grows as Jowell speaks out”
Tessa Jowell, a minor figure in the history of the Labour Party, finds herself on the front pages complaining about phone hacking. The interesting part of the story is that Jowell was told that her phone had been hacked again this week. Now I struggle to see why anyone would bother to hack the phones of the Shadow Minister for the Olympics and I very much doubt it was the News of the World.
Robert Fisk has changed his tune faster than a Scottish bagpiper. Last week he was deeply cynical about the Tunisian revolution saying that it would change little if anything in the Middle East. Today he is saying that Mubarak may not survive new protests across Egypt and sounds almost positive about the prospects for change in the region.