In Today's Other Newspapers
Sunday 19 December 1993
City businesses are exploiting a tax loophole by giving away very large quantitites of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild to reward highly paid executives, reports the Sunday Times. Cases of the finest claret and burgundy have replaced gold bullion and cocoa beans as a tax-free perk.
The newspaper also says that Betty Boothroyd, the first woman Speaker of the House of Commons, is the alleged victim of a dirty tricks campaign, emanating from the Tory whips office.
The Pope has made a personal appeal to the IRA to end its campaign of violence, says the Sunday Mirror. It will be relayed to the gunmen and bombers through secret channels established during the past two years, according to the paper.
A boy of 12 is to sue the Official Solicitor, who was appointed to represent him under the Children Act, says the Mail on Sunday. He is to claim damages from Peter Harris and his predecessor, whom he accuses of failing to follow his wishes to let him live with his father after his parents split up.
Government ministers are spending pounds 7m of taxpayers' money on tax-free, chauffeur-driven cars, says the People. John Major has used pounds 107,395 on his two cars this year, while Downing Street officials are costing the nation nearly pounds 1,000 a day.
The Sunday Express reports that, for each person with the Aids virus, the Government is spending an average of pounds 130,000. The newspaper claims that 10 times less is spent on treating people with cancer.
Most voters have lost faith in the Government and politicians, particularly Conservatives, according to a poll in the Observer which puts Labour 22 points ahead of the Tories. The Prime Minister's rating is 14 per cent, compared with John Smith (28) and Paddy Ashdown (18).
- 1 Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
- 5 New Tricks: Dennis Waterman to leave the show after a decade of crime-solving
Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Ice Bucket Challenge: US firefighter Tony Grider dies after participating in charity craze near power lines
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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