Newspaper headlines: Commons 'chaos' and Mick Jagger's 'traumatic stress'

Scenes of "chaos" in the House of Commons do little to impress the papers reporting the vote on adopting EU justice measures.

The Times describes ministers "ducking" a vote specifically on the issue of signing up to the European Arrest Warrant, which allows quick extradition of criminal suspects and which is opposed by some as a threat to the liberties of Britons.

Speaker John Bercow is quoted by the Guardian describing the decision to instead roll the warrant into a package of 35 measures to be voted on as a "sort of artifice" and a "sorry saga". Meanwhile, the Telegraph finds "senior Conservatives" firing back that Mr Bercow had "completely lost the plot" in his criticism.

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"A promised motion on the European Arrest Warrant which didn't actually mention the European Arrest Warrant," is how Independent sketchwriter Donald MacIntyre sums up proceedings. The writer captures backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg's complaint of "legislative legerdemain… tyranny… an outrageous abuse of parliamentary procedure", before adding: "And this was just the Tories!"

Meanwhile, Home Secretary Theresa May accused her Labour shadow Yvette Cooper of "playing politics" by resorting to an arcane Parliamentary measure described by Ann Treneman of the Times as aimed at: "Making the House of Commons stop. Just stop. Cease."

"In the end it all came down to something that sounded like an absurdity worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan," is how the writer describes Ms Cooper's request that: "I wish to put the question that the question be not now put."


Stones payout?

Images of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and his former partner L'Wren Scott - who killed herself in March - appear on several front pages after details emerged of a court dispute between the band and an insurance firm over a payout following the cancellation of their tour in the wake of her death.

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Most papers - like the Telegraph - focus on one document claiming the singer suffered "acute traumatic stress disorder" and was told by a doctor not to perform for a month after Scott's death.

The Sun, which renames the star "Sick Jagger", reports that insurers are refusing to pay out. "[The Stones] were insured for losses in the event of a loved one dying, but underwriters say L'Wren's suicide was not covered in the policy and rejected their claim for £12m," it says.

The paper says the policy provided for the band to cancel a gig in the event that any one of 51 named people "died, suffered a life-threatening accident or discovered they had a life-threatening illness".

Despite Jagger's two ex-wives and one former partner being among those named "they couldn't get cover for his bandmates' boozing", reports the Daily Mail. "Hidden among the fine print of their tour insurance policy is a long list of exceptions - health issues for which each member of the ageing band is not covered," it says.

"For example, and perhaps not surprisingly, the insurers say they will not pay out if anything happens to guitarist Keith Richards related to 'alcohol abuse, liver failure and/or disease and osteoarthritis'."


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Classified information

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is featured on page three of the Daily Mirror, which reports her engagement to the Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner.

It seems the couple were determined their impending nuptials wouldn't slip by unnoticed, given they took out a classified ad among the Times's births, marriages and deaths notices.

The paper enjoys its part in proceedings, pointing out that Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch recently used the same method to alert the world to his engagement to theatre director Sophie Hunter.

It reprints the text from Halliwell's advert, which reads: "The engagement is announced between Christian, son of Mr and Mrs G.M. Horner and Geraldine, daughter of the late Mr L.F. Halliwell and Mrs A. Parkinson."


Wet, wet, wet

Weather forecasts make grim reading, with the Daily Express's front page predicting "a month of wild storms" as torrential downpours "threaten to dump four weeks' worth of rain by Friday".

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The Times is even more pessimistic, reporting that Britain will be "lashed with rain and strong winds over the next two months as storm fronts come in from the west".

However, it's a "Beast from the East" that troubles former BBC forecaster John Kettley. He writes in the Daily Mirror that "winds from Russia could see temperatures fall to -10C (14F) around New Year".

It prompts the paper to run through a variety of "barmy weather" conditions that readers will hope to avoid, including a "storm of sprats" such as that which rained fish in Great Yarmouth in 2000, giant hailstones - as fell on Leicestershire in 2012 - and a tornado like the one that tore through Birmingham at 136mph in 2005.


Hungry for more?

Some reporters have praise for actress Jennifer Lawrence, who was in London for the world premiere of the third film in the Hunger Games series.

Impressed by her "racy dress", the Mirror's Jess Wilson writes: "Smiling Jennifer Lawrence looks just white for a leading lady last night as she swirls into the world premiere of the third Hunger Games film."

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Meanwhile, Jessica Barrett notes in the i that the actress "signed autographs and posed for selfies for over an hour" with fans on the red carpet in London's Leicester Square.

But is the film, Mockingjay - Part 1, any good?

The Daily Mail isn't convinced, wondering if it is "really suitable for children" given it features "public executions, corpses being devoured by wild animals and the bombing of a hospital".

The review of 14-year-old Molly MacIntyre, writing in the Times, would seem to back that up. "I worry that, as the series has gone on, the darkness has escalated: [underground military bunker city] District 13 resembles a psychiatric ward with crazed patients screaming on screen," she writes, adding that the ideas are more easily digested in the written form. Her mum - Times chief critic Kate Muir - was more impressed, giving it four stars to her daughter's three.

Meanwhile, the Mail's Brian Viner is simply frustrated at a trend for dividing in two the last film of a series, which "has less to do with story-tellers indulging our appetite for delayed gratification and more to do with executives enriching themselves".

The i's Geoffrey MacNab agrees, saying: "There is a 'half a sandwich' feel - a sense that the film-makers have denied us a full experience." As the Telegraph's Robbie Collin puts it, the film is "all queue, no rollercoaster". He adds: "As you watch, you can feel a franchise being eked out to squeaking point."

If the film doesn't live up to the hype, the Guardian finds actor Donald Sutherland hoping it will stand for more than just entertainment by inspiring young people to become politically active. "I hope this film will in some way help generate a leader who will pull young people together in a way which they will understand," he's quoted as saying.