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The papers: Tuesday's front pages

Journalist Dame Joan Bakewell and Times columnist Hugo Rifkind joined the BBC News Channel to review Tuesday's newspapers.

They began by discussing the Daily Mail's front page, which says Labour's Harriet Harman and MP husband Jack Dromey have refused to say sorry over a paedophile campaign group's affiliation - in the 1970s - to a human rights organisation within which they both held roles. Ms Harman claims she has been victim of a "politically-motivated smear campaign" but the paper argues she has "failed to answer the Mail's central points".

The pair then moved on to the Daily Telegraph's front page, suggesting that David Cameron will pledge not to form a coalition after the next election even if the Conservatives cannot form a majority government. They also discussed a story in the Times, which says Downing Street has "reacted furiously" to claims that Conservative policy is being dictated by a public school "cabal".

  • 25 Feb 2014
  • From the section UK