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Fury over lack of protest arrests
Mastheads of the national newspapers
Monday's papers continue to focus on why police did not arrest people threatening violence during protests against cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Independent says the law of the land has turned a blind eye.

A cartoon in The Sun shows militants protesting while nearby police are busy catching a motorist in a bus lane.

Papers have also called for help in finding a protester who dressed as a suicide bomber. But the same man is interviewed in the Daily Express and the Star.

Cameron's call

The Guardianleads with a call by David Cameron to give parliament more control of powers officially held by the Queen.

The powers include the right to declare war and send troops abroad.

This is his first constitutional intervention since becoming Conservative leader, the paper says.

It adds that he is entering unlikely Tory territory in joining forces with a campaign that is supported by Tony Benn and Clare Short.

Underage sex plans

The main story in theDaily Mail is on government proposals that aim to identify men who prey on young girls.

It says the plans would make it compulsory for GPs, nurses and social workers to tell police if they come across underage girls having sex.

The paper says this is a chance to catch those with the potential to become another Ian Huntley.

But, it adds, some groups believe the move could deter youngsters from seeking advice on contraception.

Sick Britain

The Daily Telegraphis among papers covering claims that the first Monday in February is "national sickie day".

According to a report, more workers will call in sick today than any other day of the year.

The Guardian says post-Christmas blues, bad weather, a long wait to the next bank holiday and reluctance to take leave early in the year are to blame.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror says Britons spend 289,866 weeks each year sick, while 365,366 weeks of holiday time are wasted on hangovers.


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