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'Obamania' sweeps through papers

Sunday papers
In the words of the Independent on Sunday, the vultures of the cabinet were circling Gordon Brown even as he was meeting Barack Obama.

The Sunday Times says Labour would be well advised to heed Senator Obama's own slogan - "It's time for change."

It remarks that in just one year Gordon Brown has reached the low-point that it took Mrs Thatcher 11 years to get to.

The Sunday Telegraph says Labour is approaching a tipping point from which recovery may well become unthinkable.

Obama fans

White House hopeful Barack Obama is showered with compliments, after his whistlestop tour of Whitehall.

The Observer hails him as the world's most recognisable phenomenon - hundreds of fans were waiting on the streets with cameras and phones held high.

Mr Obama's cheery wave on the steps of Downing Street prompts the People to seek the skills of a palm reader.

"He's a highly-organised, emotionally stable and very considerate leader," is the verdict.

Political record

Conservative leader David Cameron is widely reported to have been impressed by his meeting with Barack Obama.

The Sunday Express says Mr Cameron cheerfully confessed that he would have no hope if pitted against him.

The Sunday Times says Mr Cameron gave Mr Obama a selection of CDs by the Smiths, Radiohead and Gorillaz.

The Mail on Sunday tells its readers the choice of music could have been designed to underline the generation gap with Gordon Brown.

'Torture of mourning'

The Mail on Sunday and Sunday Mirror carry lengthy interviews with the sons of John and Anne Darwin

They describe their deep sense of betrayal and anger over the couple who planned a 250,000 swindle by faking Mr Darwin's death in a canoeing accident.

"I can't ever forgive them for putting us through the torture of mourning," Anthony Darwin tells the Mail.

In the Mirror, he says: "Our mam lied to our faces for six years. My mam will do anything to save her skin."


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