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Scotland's papers: Alister Jack 'out of touch' as Boris on 'warpath'

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Image caption The new Scottish secretary is the focus of The Scotsman's front page after Alister Jack claimed that a no-deal Brexit would not be "seriously damaging". Mr Jack said there would be "some bumps along the way", however the SNP said he was "completely out of touch", the paper reports.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail leads with a "Boris windfall" for Scotland after he promised to reduce crime by putting more money into the police force in England. The promise means that Scotland will get at least £100m to spend as it sees fit, the paper says.
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Image caption The i focuses on some of Mr Johnson's other pledges, including an amnesty for 500,000 people in the UK without papers. The new prime minister also promised to take the NHS off the table in US trade talks and abandoned Mrs May's target for cutting net migration to below 100,000 a year, the paper reports.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Express describes Mr Johnson as being on the "warpath" with the EU. The new prime minister told the Commons the UK would not be paying the £39bn "divorce bill" in the case of a no-deal Brexit, with the EU's chief negotiator branding his speech "combative".
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Image caption Meanwhile, Mr Johnson also faces challenges closer to home, according to The Times. His attempts to secure the support of hardline Tory Eurosceptics suffered a serious blow on Thursday when a senior Brexiteer turned down a ministerial role, the paper says. It says Steve Baker refused a job in the Brexit department because it would have left him "powerless".
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Image caption After Mr Johnson made his first speech as prime minister in the Commons, SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford criticised his "undemocratic" path to power, reports The National. The paper quotes Mr Blackford's response as he insisted "Parliament will stop this madness in its tracks."
Image caption The Herald says that despite Mr Johnson's promises on the EU, he "ran into a brick wall" during a phone call with Jean-Claude Junker. The outgoing European commission president said the existing deal was "the best and only agreement possible" and made clear the bloc would not renegotiate, according to the paper.
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Image caption Moving away from politics, the Daily Record features a couple who claim their son's suicidal behaviour was "ignored" by doctors. The paper reports Anton Michael, from Stornoway, was deemed "low risk" by the NHS when he took his own life in December 2017.
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Image caption The Press and Journal leads with an image of a rescue operation in Lossiemouth where emergency services evacuated 30 people from a beach in case they became stranded. The footbridge to East Beach was closed on Wednesday when structural engineers ruled it was unsafe.
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Image caption DJ George Bowie features on the front page of The Scottish Sun as the paper reports his wife saved him from choking on a piece of lamb. According to the story, Ellene performed the Heimlich manoeuvre after finding him "clinging on to the kitchen worktop".
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Image caption The Edinburgh Evening News reports on the family of a man killed by a tram who said they were "shocked" by the safety failings identified by rail investigators. Carlos Correa, 53, died last year after being hit while crossing a tram line in the Saughton area of the city.
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Image caption An HGV driver admitted causing the death of a local councillor who had to be cut free from a car wreckage, The Courier reports. Keith Murray appeared at the High Court in Glasgow this week and may face a jail sentence next month.
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Image caption And the Daily Star of Scotland leads with sweltering heat, reporting that sleep-deprived workers will be "turned into a horde of zombies" amid the hottest July on record.

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