Newspaper headlines: Care payment 'crisis' and Corbyn in IRA 'furore'

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Image caption The spotlight continues to be shone on the Conservatives' social care plan by Monday's papers

The Tories' social care plan continues to be a big topic of discussion in many of Monday's newspapers.

The Financial Times claims Theresa May failed to consult some of her most senior colleagues about her plans to overhaul the social care system in England, suggesting that the policy was added to the Conservative manifesto only at the last minute.

Tory sources tell the paper the head of the Downing Street policy unit had advised against the move, while an unnamed minister says the policy "came out of the blue".

"Tories feel the heat" runs a headline in the Daily Mirror, which claims Theresa May is under mounting pressure over her plans.

In the Guardian, think tank the King's Fund warns the plans will be challenging for councils to implement and could risk unintended consequences, including discouraging people from seeking help.

But, writing in the Times, Libby Purves describes the proposal as bold but necessary. "If an old person needs home care, then for heaven's sake let the damn house contribute," she declares.

The Daily Express condemns what it calls "the hysterical scaremongering" which has greeted the proposal.

The Sun concedes there will be losers but concludes the Tory plan is the "only sensible option".

Corbyn and the IRA

The lead in the Daily Mail is the reaction to Jeremy Corbyn's refusal to state that he unequivocally opposes the IRA, choosing instead to say that all bombing is wrong.

The security minister, Ben Wallace, tells the Telegraph that people will be "rightly outraged" and he accuses the Labour leader of having "spent a lifetime siding with Britain's enemies".

But a Labour spokesman tells the Sun that Mr Corbyn has condemned all violence by the IRA and by those on all sides of the Troubles.

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Boris's sneak peek

"Caught In the Act," runs a strapline in the Daily Telegraph which prints several photographs of Boris Johnson sneaking a peek at questions prepared by ITV's Robert Peston for his Sunday morning TV show.

The paper says the foreign secretary was seen smiling as he leafed through the notes while the journalist went to interview other guests.

Facebook's 'secrets'

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The Guardian says its revelations about Facebook's secret guidelines for what users can post will fuel the "global debate" about the role and ethics of the social media giant.

According to the paper, leaked internal manuals advise staff that videos of abortions should be allowed to remain as long as there's no nudity, while footage of violent deaths doesn't always have to be deleted.

The Guardian likens the task of policing billions of posts to "servicing a speeding car without the right tools" and says many moderators feel overwhelmed.

In the Times, the former Conservative minister, Tim Loughton, says Facebook's control over content appears to be "in complete chaos".

But Facebook tells the Telegraph the safety of its users is paramount and it's investing in more moderators and better systems.

'An ambitious leader'

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The tone of President Donald Trump's speech to Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia is welcomed by the Times which describes it as a reversal of "the hostile rhetoric" of his election campaign.

For the Guardian, Mr Trump's address in Riyadh on Sunday established him as "an ambitious leader" prepared to revamp views and policies in order to win trust.

But the Financial Times points out that the president's critical comments about Iran came just a day after the country had re-elected its moderate president, on a platform of re-engaging with the outside world.

Battle of the bins

Image caption Some residents in Bath believe their front gardens are "too lovely" for wheelie bins

Finally, there's news of a battle raging behind the stone facades and neat gardens of a street in Bath.

The Mail says house-proud residents of one street have launched a protest over plans to make them keep wheelie bins in front of their terraced Georgian homes.

Some say their front gardens are "too lovely" for the unsightly plastic containers and are demanding alternatives, like bird-proof rubbish bags.

It's left to the Telegraph to come up with a solution. It suggests resorting to architectural camouflage by disguising the wheelie bins with pediments and panelled lids.

With a little invention, they'll soon fit right in, the paper says. But it warns that dustmen would then have another problem: how to empty rubbish bins that have been listed.