Scotland

Scotland's papers: 'Prison hermit' Tobin

The Herald leads with a prediction by Scotland's Brexit Minister, Michael Russell, that the UK's exit from the European Union will be so bad for the country that Britain will try to rejoin the trading block within a generation.

Under the headline The Brexit Squeeze Has Begun, The Scotsman reports that the Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned that inflation is pushing up prices and will outstrip wage growth across the UK.

Away from economics, Kezia Dugdale's call for a new Act of Union has seemingly been "completely ignored" by Labour Party bosses in London, according to The National, which writes that even although a draft version of the party's manifesto committed Labour to a constitutional convention, there was no mention of the Scottish party chief's push for a "federal solution".

Meanwhile The Times claims that Labour candidates were in revolt last night as Jeremy Corbyn and his allies "forced through" a manifesto for what could amount to the biggest state intervention in more than four decades, according to the paper.

Jeremy Corbyn is set to make spending commitments which could total at least £50bn a year as he promises the highest level of state intervention for decades, is how the i newspaper reports the story.

In other news, the Daily Record claims that Peter Tobin has become a hermit in prison because he is too scared to leave his cell. The paper writes that the "frail" serial murderer, who once "revelled in terrorising women and girls", cuts a "pathetic figure" at Saughton jail in Edinburgh as he hides himself away from other prisoners.

A tycoon had a "bust-up" with his model wife after splashing out £70,000 on her boob and nose jobs and funding her "fling" with a millionaire DJ, according to claims made at Inverness Sheriff Court and which feature on the front of The Scottish Sun.

Britain's "dementia crisis" is forcing sufferers and their families to find as much as £100,000 simply to cover the "spiralling" costs of care, according to figures published in the Daily Express.

Eastenders has ruled out a return to the BBC soap for "troubled" actress Daniella Westbrook, claims the Daily Star.

The Press and Journal's north east edition leads with the final confirmation of candidates standing for seats in the general election in the area.

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