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Debate over July bombing inquiry
Mastheads of the national newspapers
Many of the papers take up the debate as to whether there should be a public inquiry into the London bombings.

The Daily Mirror says that if the US can hold its own investigation into the 9/11 attacks, than there should also be an inquiry in the UK.

But the Guardian disagrees, saying this is more a need for an independent and ongoing review of intelligence efforts.

The Times says security services must have resources, imagination and strategy to defeat terrorist threats.

The Daily Telegraph cannot understand why failings were blamed on the lack of resources when the Treasury gave security services everything they asked for.

The Daily Mail says that after 10 months and three investigations, it is still not clear who the masterminds were and when they will strike again.

The bombing victims stare out from the front page of the Independent with the headline: "How we failed them."

Pensions deal

The Financial Times reports on what it calls is an historic pensions deal.

The Sun suggests Gordon Brown may be giving his full support to the pension reforms in return for Tony Blair's resignation letter next summer.

Papers are divided over the bill on assisted dying.

The Daily Telegraph is worried that even a limited law is capable of abuse and it would give British doctors "a terrible responsibility" .

In the Guardian, Polly Toynbee supports the bill - drawing on the experience of her mother who wanted to die.

Youngest mum

The Daily Mirror leads with the death of a woman killed when she was hit by a stolen car in South Shields.

The Sun leads with news of "Britain's youngest mum", who it says is pregnant after a drunken one-night stand at the age of 11.

The Daily Express says the people of Britain have pushed spending beyond the 1tn barrier for the first time.

The Guardian says holiday spending has now reached an average of 790 per year for every adult and child.




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