Newspaper review: Papers focus on new Argentina row


The Sun dismisses the Argentine president's open letter to David Cameron in which she re-stated her country's claim to the Falkland Islands.

The Sun has retaliated by taking out an advert in an Argentine newspaper.

The Daily Express says President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is creating a false storm to try to save her own neck.

The Daily Mail dismisses the letter as a populist tirade that shows wilful disregard for history.

The Times says a coalition commitment to give MPS the right to veto proposed military action is in doubt amid warnings that it would compromise British security.

Officials are said to be struggling to draw up a Bill that would give ultimate authority to the House of Commons before sending UK forces into battle.

It says former generals have warned the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, a legal requirement to consult parliament would rob the military of the element of surprise.

The Independent leads on a poll commissioned by the TUC suggesting a campaign by Tory ministers is turning voters against welfare claimants.

Benefit 'myths'

The paper says the public is being fed "myths" about those on benefits.

It says the TUC has accused ministers of demonising benefits claimants in an attempt to justify their decision to below-inflation rises in benefits.

But ministers tell the paper there is strong public support for reducing the welfare bill.

The Daily Telegraph reports the Planning Minister, Nick Boles, has said people opposed to onshore wind farms should not have their views "ridden over roughshod".

It says he has written to the Energy Minister, John Hayes - a fellow Conservative - saying wind farms are not appropriate in all settings.

The paper says the intervention is the first evidence of a Tory ministerial alliance against Liberal Democrat attempts to introduce more onshore wind turbines.

The Sun's main story features a former postman who has just given up the title of the world's fattest man after shedding 46 stone.

Paul Mason, from Ipswich in Suffolk, now weighs 24 stone, but tells the paper: "I still have a way to go".

He used to consume 20,000 calories a day - with lunch consisting of four portions of fish and chips, two kebabs and a roast dinner.

All he eats for lunch now is a small portion of spaghetti bolognese.

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