Newspaper review: Silvio Berlusconi sentence in headlines
- 27 October 2012
- From the section UK
The prison sentence handed to former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud is widely reported in Saturday's papers.
The four-year term was capped at one year under a law designed to prevent prison overcrowding. The Daily Mail asks if he will go to jail.
As the US Presidential election enters its final stages, the Financial Times thinks Mitt Romney will frame the election as a change versus a failed status quo.
The paper believes the race is tightening.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Mr Romney insists he can win the swing state of Winsconsin, even though he has not been there for 75 days.
And the Independent focuses on the frantic rush for votes in swing states.
The murder of British oil executive Nicholas Mockford, who was shot dead in Brussels, is widely reported.
The Daily Mirror says experts believe the attack had the hallmarks of a professional hit.
The announcement by power firm EDF that it is raising gas and electricity bills by 10.8% is widely covered.
The Sun wonders whether the fuel suppliers live on the same planet as the rest of us.
Meanwhile, the Daily Express also expresses concern and urges the government to get on with its plans to secure a better deal for consumers.