Newspaper headlines: Defiant May and plastic 'polluting' people

  • 23 October 2018
Guardian front page - 23/10/18
Image caption The developments in the government's Brexit negotiations continue to generate headlines. The Commons debate on Theresa May's deal is the focus for the Guardian. It reports the PM faced down Tory critics of her strategy as she "pleaded" to be given time.
Times front page - 23/10/18
Image caption The Times says a defiant PM secured a partial reprieve from opponents in her own party with a categorical rejection of Brexit contingency plans that, in the paper's words, "would divide Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK". But her rejection of the EU's idea for the so-called backstop has increased the chance of a no-deal exit, the paper says.
Metro front page - 23/10/18
Image caption A study that suggests toxic microplastics are "polluting people's bodies" is the lead for the Metro. Austrian scientists say potentially dangerous particles can be ingested by eating fish exposed to waste, drinking tap water and using cosmetics.
Daily Mail front page - 23/10/18
Image caption It is the "proof we all eat plastic," says the Daily Mail's headline. Tiny pieces were found in samples from every participant in the research which tried to estimate how much plastic people eat every day.
Daily Express front page - 23/10/18
Image caption The Daily Express reports MPs and peers have signed an open letter calling on investigations into alleged offences committed by soldiers who served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles to be halted. They are demanding the PM give the veterans legal protection from what the paper's headline labels an "Army witch-hunt".
Financial Times front page - 23/10/18
Image caption Better-than-expected public finances will help save the chancellor from raising taxes to pay for NHS spending, says the Financial Times. The £13bn windfall will allow Philip Hammond to avoid presenting a Budget that would infuriate his fellow Tory MPs, the paper says.
Daily Mirror front page - 23/10/18
Image caption The Daily Mirror leads on the case of murdered midwife Samantha Eastwood, describing it as a "family love triangle horror". Michael Stirling, 32, pleaded guilty at Northampton Crown Court to killing her during a row over their affair.
Sun front page - 23/10/18
Image caption Under the headline "Deadly Affair", the Sun says Stirling killed Ms Eastwood after she threatened to reveal their secret relationship. Like the Mirror, the Sun carries a front picture of Stirling at a wedding alongside his wife Katie, Samantha Eastwood and her former fiance - his brother.
Daily Telegraph front page - 23/10/18
Image caption A warning from Public Health England that hip and knee operations are becoming life-threatening because of the rise of antibiotic resistance leads the Daily Telegraph. The paper cites figures showing the number of patients contracting once-treatable blood infections after operations has risen.
i front page - 23/10/18
Image caption The i says a UK study has found people with advanced head and neck cancer responded "spectacular well" after using an "immunotherapy drug" as a first treatment. The trial saw patients live 40% longer and with fewer side affects than chemotherapy, it reports.
Daily Star front page - 23/10/18
Image caption Finally, the Daily Star focuses on Strictly Come Dancing and the claims by some fans that Vick Hope and Graziano Di Prima were unfairly ousted from this week's show in order to save Seann Walsh and boost TV ratings. The paper's headline suggests this all amount to a "Strictly fix fury".

Theresa May's Commons statement on Brexit - and her claim that 95% of the withdrawal agreement has been settled - gets widespread coverage and makes the lead for the Times and the Guardian.

For many, nothing has changed since her statement to MPs seven days earlier.

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The Guardian says the fundamentals - that the EU will not agree to the selective Chequers approach and the prime minister lacks the numbers in her party to deliver that kind of deal - remain as true now as before.

The Daily Telegraph says the option of extending the transition period does not seem to have placated her MPs.

For the New Statesman website, time is running out and the prime minister just repeats herself.

'Enough is enough'

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Newspaper headlines: Brexit revolt warning and Beckhams' break-in scare

  • 22 October 2018

The start of a new working week and the papers are full of further talk of plots and revolts against Theresa May over Brexit.

The Times says the prime minister faces a rebellion by 40 of her MPs if she does not bow to fresh demands from Brexiteers within the next 48 hours.

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Newspaper headlines: Theresa May's Brexit 'show trial'

  • 21 October 2018
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Several papers warn that Theresa May faces a fight to keep her job over the coming week.

Rebel Tory MPs are demanding a "high-stakes show trial", at Wednesday's meeting of the Conservative Party's 1922 committee, according to the Mail on Sunday.

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Newspaper headlines: Saudi 'hitman' and Anjem Choudary's release on front pages

  • 20 October 2018

Saudi state TV's report that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at its consulate in Istanbul came too late to make the first editions of British papers.

However, the Daily Mail reports that four members of a "hit squad" suspected of killing him accompanied Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on his state visit to the UK in March.

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Newspaper headlines: 'May's transition gambit draws fire'

  • 19 October 2018

The Times's lead article suggests Theresa May "faces the most perilous week of her premiership" after "infuriating" her party by raising the prospect of extending the post-Brexit transition.

It says "rival blocs of Conservative MPs" have "stepped up" their "plotting against the prime minister", with a small band said to favour installing David Davis as a caretaker leader.

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Newspaper headlines: 'Brextra time!" and 'sex care scandal'

  • 18 October 2018
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Two Brexit-supporting papers offer their views on Theresa May's idea of extending the transition period following the UK's departure from the EU - and reach wildly different conclusions.

For the Sun, the proposal would keep Britain "shackled" to the EU for another year and is an "outrageous non-starter".

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Newspaper headlines: 'No-deal Brexit could lead to £36bn bill'

  • 17 October 2018
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As Theresa May heads for the EU summit, the Brexit-supporting papers insist there must be no compromise in the UK's position. The Daily Telegraph says Mrs May's trip to Brussels must rank among the most important overseas forays by a British prime minister in recent times.

If she returns with no agreement but having stood up to the EU, it says, she may yet live to fight another day.

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Newspaper headlines: Call for Bercow to quit and Meghan baby news

  • 16 October 2018

The head of the Commons Standards Committee has told the Times that Speaker John Bercow should step down.

It comes after a report that found allegations of sexual harassment against MPs had been "tolerated and concealed".

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Newspaper headlines: 'Brexit impasse' and a 'tussle in Brussels'

  • 15 October 2018
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There are detailed assessments of the state of the Brexit negotiations in Monday's papers following Sunday's unsuccessful talks in Brussels.

"We are now entering the moment of crisis", declares Boris Johnson in his regular column in the Telegraph - accusing the EU of treating the UK with "naked contempt" on the issue of the Irish border.

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Newspaper headlines: 'Cabinet mutiny' and DUP pressure on May

  • 14 October 2018
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As Theresa May prepares for a cabinet meeting on Tuesday and a summit with EU leaders the following day, the Observer asks whether she has run out of Brexit options.

The paper's political editor, Toby Helm, feels it's increasingly hard to see where the prime minister can win enough support at home for a deal, even if she gets one in Brussels.

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