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Newspaper review: Government woes dominate papers

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Published: 1st Apr 2012 06:43:48

The Sunday Times returns to the "cash for influence" row, accusing the prime minister of failing to declare numerous secret meetings with big donors.

It alleges that Peter Cruddas mixed with David Cameron and large donors at more than a dozen private events.

Mr Cruddas has resigned as Conservative Party treasurer.

It says the disclosures will "raise fresh questions about the veracity of the Conservatives' response to the crisis that engulfed the government".

The Observer has an interview with Labour leader Ed Miliband in which he predicts the coaltion will be a "one-term government".

He says David Cameron's entire political project has been fatally undermined by rows over tax and petrol.

The Independent on Sunday talks of a "backlash" against the government over the petrol panic and the pasty tax.

This was the week, it says, when the Conservative Party went from being out of touch to being out of control.

The Sunday Express views George Galloway's by-election victory in Bradford on Thursday as a wake-up call for both Labour and the Conservatives.

Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens confesses to "rather liking" him even though he disagrees with Mr Galloway.

"He means and believes what he says," writes Mr Hitchens.

"He appeals to the public," says the Sunday Telegraph, "because he is, at least, a colourful, memorable personality."

According to the Sunday Telegraph, MI5 has uncovered a plot to assassinate a Russian politician in London.

The paper says judges have allowed the man MI5 believe would organise the hit to stay and fight to remain in Britain.

The government is to expand hugely its powers to monitor the online activity of every person in Britain, according to the Sunday Times.

The paper suggests the plans are similar to ones shelved by Labour in 2006 after fierce opposition.

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