Front pages: MPs' pay rise 'fury' and NHS drink strain

Daily Mirror front page 9/12/13 The Daily Mirror is outraged at news which broke yesterday that MPs are in line for an 11% pay rise. It says "shameless" politicians are "facing mounting pressure" to refuse it. The paper compares the 11% with the 1% given to public sector workers following several years of pay freezes.
i front page 9/12/13 The i also leads with the MPs' salary story under the headline: "We're not worth it!" It says many MPs are arguing they "don't deserve" the pay rise and ministers have branded it "unjustifiable". The i's main picture is of young choristers in South Africa at a service to remember Nelson Mandela.
Times front page 9/12/13 The Times says Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has given "the strongest indication yet" that the entire Cabinet will reject the pay rise. The paper also says an ex-Scotland Yard intelligence chief is warning that foreign criminals are receiving lenient jail terms because police "routinely fail to check their criminal past".
Guardian front page 9/12/13 The Guardian carries the same beautiful picture from South Africa above its main story, which says more than half a million people have been hospitalised since 2010 due to drink or drugs, "with those in their 40s behind a surge in cases putting a strain on the NHS".
Financial Times front page 9/12/13 The Financial Times has the news that HSBC has "sounded out investors" about a possible floatation on the stock market. It has also discussed the possibility of selling a sizeable stake "informally at board level", it reports. The paper's main picture is of demonstrators in Kiev destroying a statue of Lenin.
Daily Mail front page 9/12/13 The Daily Mail leads with the story of a father who has been fighting for 12 years to see his daughter, but despite "82 orders that he be allowed to see the girl... none was enforced by a system which senior judges agreed 'had failed the whole family'".
Daily Telegraph front page 9/12/13 The Daily Telegraph leads with the views of a senior High Court judge who says "couples should not have children if their relationship is not stable enough to merit getting married". Its main image is of the latest Strictly Come Dancing evictee, Ashley Taylor Dawson.
Independent front page 9/12/13 The UK is experiencing "the biggest drop in living standards since the Victorian age", according to the Independent. The New Economics Foundation tells the paper women and part-time workers are hardest hit. The front page picture is again of a young girl in Soweto holding a candle for the late Madiba, as Mr Mandela was known.
Daily Express front page 9/12/13 Yet another warning of terrible weather from the Daily Express. "Another deep depression, similar to that responsible for last week's storm, is poised to rip across the country," it writes. Apparently experts say we could be in for a "Christmas deluge".
Daily Star front page 9/12/13 I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here may be over but the Daily Star continues to mine it for stories. It says contestant Joey Essex is planning a reunion with his ex-fiancee Sam Faiers. Elsewhere, the Star reports that TV psychic Derek Acorah has been charged with careless driving.

There is anger in a number of papers at news that MPs are in line for an 11% pay rise after the next election.

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