What the Sunday Papers said…
Monday 20 August 2012
The Independent on Sunday: Leading airlines combine to attack air passenger duty
A coalition of UK airlines has ramped up its campaign for air passenger duty to be axed with an investigation into how badly the tax hurts the UK economy. Bitter rivals Virgin Atlantic and British Airways owner IAG, along with the low-cost carriers easyJet and Ryanair, have asked the accountant PricewaterhouseCoopers to produce an economic assessment into the £2.7bn a year tax they loathe.
The Sunday Times: Santander HQ threatened by legal battle between moguls
A tycoon from Sheffield is threatening to put into administration the company that owns the €2bn Madrid headquarters of the Santander banking group. Glenn Maud, a lawyer turned property investor, is understood to have made the threat after a legal row with Sheikh Mansour, the owner of Manchester City football club, who could lose €200m as a result.
The Mail on Sunday: Transport boss hits back at Branson over rail franchise
Tim O'Toole, chief executive of the transport company FirstGroup, has accused the Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson of being hysterical and accusing him of spreading fear among his workers. Mr O'Toole was speaking after FirstGroup beat Virgin Rail to win the West Coast main line franchise. Sir Richard branded the decision "insane", warning it could hit the quality of service and cost jobs.
The Sunday Telegraph: Death of accountant 'linked to Standard Chartered scandal'
The family of a senior partner at Deloitte has called for answers after he apparently committed suicide days after the auditing firm was linked to the Standard Chartered Iran dollar trades scandal. Daniel Pirron was found dead after US regulators accused Deloitte of aiding Standard Chartered. Deloitte denies the allegation and said that Mr Pirron was not involved in its work for the bank.
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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