Wednesday, 14 March 2012

US Republican race leads the UK news agenda

The race for the Republican presidential nomination in the US was the top story in the UK media in the week ending Sunday, March 11, according to journalisted.

Mitt Romney (top) inching towards the Republican presidential nomination with 6 victories in 10 states on Super Tuesday, generated 165 articles; the Liberal Democrats got embroiled in internal debates about tax - particularly around their proposal for a Mansion Tax - at the Lib Dems spring conference, 147 articles; The issue of gay marriage became controversial - again - after the intervention of Cardinal O'Brien, 125 articles; and Prince Harry charmed the citizens of Belize, Brazil, the Bahamas and Jamaica on the Diamond Jubilee Tour, 120 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were Yemen militants, who have links with al-Qaeda, attack Government troops, 185 dead, 12 articles; Spain's new Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, gets in a fight with Brussels as he seeks to stop Spain becoming the next Greece, 12 articles; and Nicholas Sarkozy threatened to pull out of the Schengen zone in an attempt to woo right wing voters prior to the French election, 6 articles.

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