Newspaper headlines: 'Palace crisis' and a government 'betrayal'

By BBC News
Staff

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Jeremy Corbyn again finds himself facing criticism over his handling of the continuing row about anti-Semitism.

The Daily Telegraph says he has been shunned by his political allies as the issue threatens to engulf the party.

We do not believe for one moment, argues the Daily Mirror, that Mr Corbyn is anti-Semitic - but some of his devoted fans clearly have a problem with Jews.

The i feels he has displayed a puzzling tin ear to protests that the party has been slow to eradicate anti-Jewish prejudice on its fringes.

The Daily Mail believes he stands utterly condemned by his failure to rid the party of what it calls "this poison".

And the Sun accuses him of sitting mute while one of his senior allies on the party's governing body blamed "Trump supporters" for cooking up false anti-Semitism allegations to wound Labour.

Theresa May's decision to cut short her holiday to meet French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday is seen as a positive development by the Daily Express.

The Financial Times believes she will urge him to soften his stance on Brexit or risk a chaotic departure that would cost European jobs.

But the Times says it's been told by a senior Elysee adviser that she should not have high expectations.

The Sun is pessimistic about the future - arguing that Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was right when he said that the chance of no deal rises every day that Brussels, Berlin and Paris continue to assume that Britain will eventually surrender.

The Daily Mail condemns the Financial Conduct Authority's decision to take no further action against senior managers at the Royal Bank of Scotland over the way the company's Global Restructuring Group treated small firms.

It says it is sickening that the regulator claims it has no power to take action.

The Telegraph highlights the case of a former paratrooper who is under police investigation for the attempted murder of two protesters hit by flying debris on Bloody Sunday in Londonderry in 1972.

The sergeant - who was interviewed under caution two years ago - questions why he is still being investigated, and tells the paper he has been betrayed by the government.

In its editorial, the paper says it is time to end the witch hunt because pursuing veterans after a gap of almost half a century is "simply unjust".