Newspaper headlines: Corbyn v the 'fat cats' and 'mother's cry' as girl found dead

  • 11 January 2017

"Corbyn's fat-cat attack" is the headline in the "i" newspaper - which is one of several to lead on his proposals for limiting the executive pay.

The Guardian believes pay ratios could gain acceptance, given time, and that the labour leader, Mr Corbyn should run with the idea. But the paper asks why, in a momentous week for the NHS, he chose to deviate from that subject.

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Image caption Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's policy launch receives a mixed response

Similarly, the Daily Mirror thinks the idea has flaws and has diverted attention from the NHS crisis - but says the leader of the opposition deserves credit for his willingness to contemplate radical answers to major problems.

The Financial Times believes many high earners would avoid any cap by setting themselves up as a company.


The main front page story in The Sun and the Daily Mail is the death of Katie Rough - the seven-year-old girl found seriously injured in a field in York.

Her headmistress tells the Mail that Katie was kind, thoughtful and hardworking, with a particular talent for creative writing.


The number of cars clamped for non-payment of road tax has more than doubled since paper tax discs were abolished, according to figures obtained by The Times.

The paper also claims that savings made by the new online system have been dwarfed by losses from non-payment, as the amount of money collected has fallen.

The DVLA disputes the figures, but the Times says the DVLA has "taken a wrong turning" and that paper tax discs worked and it may make sense to reinstate them.

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'Tourist tax'

The Daily Telegraph and The Times report that Bath could become the first city in Britain to charge visitors a "tourist tax".

Councillors say the levy on all those staying in a hotel, or a bed and breakfast, would help pay for local services, offsetting £37m in budget cuts they need to make. Venice, Paris and Berlin all charge hotel taxes.

The Times calculates that such a levy could raise millions of pounds for Bath - but says it would be likely to anger hoteliers.


The Telegraph and the Guardian both pay their own tributes to their legendary reporter, Clare Hollingworth, whose death was reported on Tuesday.

The Telegraph says that, as well as getting the "scoop of the century" - when she reported the outbreak of the Second World War - she helped more than 2,000 Jewish refugees flee Europe.