Newspaper headlines: Jihadist 'ban', Fifa 'shame' and Kim Kardashian's photoshoot

The prime minister's plan to deal with British citizens who have joined Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq are examined by the press.

Efforts to ban them from returning to the UK will mean they are "effectively made stateless", according to the Daily Telegraph, with police being given powers to seize passports temporarily. However, it clarifies that the United Nations would consider such a move illegal and so the proposal would allow them to return to Britain after two years provided they were to submit to strict conditions such as curfews and surveillance.

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The Guardian says 500 Britons have travelled to Syria, with the return of about 250 coinciding with an increased number of detected terror plots. It says the government's plans were agreed with the Liberal Democrats and quotes a party source saying they diluted Mr Cameron's previous suggestion that passports would be permanently removed.

The Times argues that such temporary exclusion orders "cannot be faulted for their intent" but argues: "A free society has to be vigilant that the defence of its freedoms does not itself tip over into an infringement of liberty". Saying there was no compelling reason that powers to confiscate passports should be extended to police, it adds: "These proposals have been ventured in good faith but they go too far."


'Festering boil'

The report by football's world governing body Fifa clearing Russia and Qatar of corruption during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process attracts consternation, particularly as it criticises England's bid for trying to "curry favour" with a former official.

And the Financial Times suggests Fifa is in "turmoil", given the man who led the investigation, American lawyer Michael Garcia, has disowned the report as containing "numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations".

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The FT says the situation "shames global football", while the Sun declares Fifa "a festering boil on the face" of the sport and calls on its sponsors - "tainted by association" - to "pull the plug".

Daily Mirror chief sports writer Oliver Holt calls it "the greatest whitewash in the history of sport". He says it ignored the fact Russia's bid evidence has been destroyed, that Qatar's summer heat reaches 46C (115F), and that many voting members have since been "forced to resign" and yet criticised England's bid because "it had doled out Mulberry handbags in an attempt to ingratiate itself with the committee".

Owen Gibson writes in the Guardian: "In hindsight, the £21m England bid not only looks naive but, worse, stupid in surrendering the moral high ground for the sake of sweeteners that obviously would never have made a difference."

Listing key points from the report, the Times says it leaves more questions than it answers. Henry Winter, writing in the Telegraph, says Blatter must now circulate Mr Garcia's original report, declaring: "Publish or be damned."

However, as Martin Samuel points out in the Daily Mail: "Garcia's case will be heard by Fifa's appeals committee, which is in turn appointed by the Fifa executive committee - this being the executive committee whose shady business Garcia wishes to disclose."


Bum notes

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Tabloids spend a second day examining photographs of Kim Kardashian in varying states of undress. The Daily Star's front page expresses "shock" the reality TV star posed fully naked, a day after it printed images from the Paper magazine photoshoot including one of her balancing a champagne glass on her behind.

Under a headline "I'm getting too much exposure, says Kim," the Star records her displeasure at photographers outside her home. Meanwhile, the Sun has two writers debate whether she was right to show off so much, and snaps three builders baring bums in their own versions of one of the magazine shots.

Despite criticism on the web, the Times's Caitlin Moran has Kardashian heading up the paper's Celebrity Watch charts: "Isn't this everything we've fought for? In 2014 we have bums that are dispensing champagne!"


Fighting spirit

Ed Miliband's bid to boost his leadership of the Labour Party attracts much attention, with Daily Mail sketchwriter Quentin Letts describing a speech "delivered with such force, his front teeth almost shot from their gums". The Daily Mirror concludes that he's "finally" shown he has what it takes to be prime minister, adding: "Miliband must show that fighting spirit every day for the next six months to the election."

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"It was a good speech, not out of this world but certainly passionate as he set out his horror of a 'zero-zero' economy (zero-hour contracts for the workers, zero tax for the bosses)," agrees Ann Treneman, of the Times, while the Guardian says it will have done "a good deal to hearten the diminished ranks of his supporters".

But the Independent wonders if he forgot his "more eye-catching proposals" when delivering a speech attacking the use of tax havens that was "lame to the point of satire". The Express's Macer Hall notes that unlike during his party conference speech: "At least Ed Miliband did not forget about the deficit."

Fraser Nelson, in the Telegraph, heard a speech that was "nuanced, intelligent and a decent attempt to speak to (and for) millions who genuinely feel trapped in a broken system". But he complains: "[Miliband's] problem is a lack of substance, as well as a lack of show. An opposition party is expected to come up with workable solutions."


Major differences

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The Daily Mail sums up ex-PM Sir John Major's speech in Berlin, in which he said the case for Britain leaving the EU would be strengthened if the UK could not limit immigration, with the headline: "There are too many migrants."

"He is absolutely right," says the Daily Express. However, it argues that the comments are just part of David Cameron's strategy to renegotiate Britain's membership and that the current PM has no intention of leading Britain out of Europe. "Using former prime ministers to woo foreign politicians will do little to improve that difficult negotiating position," it reckons.

And Stefan Wagstyl, writing in the Financial Times, says Berlin and London are still "worlds apart" on the issue of freedom of movement within the union. "Germany shares some of the British Tories' concerns... but only some," he writes, saying that while Germany supports controls on migrants' access to benefits, Chancellor Angela Merkel's position remains that "freedom of movement is very important".


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