In today’s briefing update, catch up with Brexit and the PM’s claim the UK will leave the EU like The Hulk.
Former PM David Cameron claims Boris was a Remainer but switched to further his political career.
The PM continues his tough approach to criminal justice. Longer sentences for the worst criminals!
According to one national newspaper, Britain has lost faith in its MPs. Find out all the staggering statistics!
A fresh blow for Boris as another Tory deflects.
Rugby star Gareth Thomas reveals he has HIV.
CAMERON’S FURY AT THE ‘LIARS’ OF LEAVE
The Sunday Times reports on an extract of the former prime minister’s memoir, For the Record. In the extract published in the paper, David Cameron calls Micheal Gove a “foam-flecked Faragist” and accuses PM Boris Johnson of backing the Leave campaign only to “help his career.”
Read the full story on the Times
WE’LL BREAK FREE OF THE EU, LIKE THE HULK
The Mail on Sunday reports on PM Boris Johnson’s message to the EU. According to the paper, the PM says if there is not a deal by 31 October the UK “will break out of its ‘manacles’ like The Incredible Hulk.” And reportedly, Boris will “ignore the Commons vote ordering him to delay the UK’s departure” if negotiations fall apart.
Read the full story on the Daily Mail
LIFE MEANS LIFE FOR CHILD KILLERS
The Sunday Telegraph says Mr Johnson has unveiled “dramatic” criminal justice plans by getting tough on sentencing. He has said killers of young children will never be released from prison. And according to the Sunday Telegraph, the PM will use the five-week parliament shut down to unveil a “tough new approach to criminal justice.”
Read the full story on the Daily Telegraph
BRITAIN HAS LOST FAITH IN MPS
The Sunday Express front page says “Britain has lost faith in MPs.” A survey for the paper found almost eight in 10 people believe Parliament is in desperate need of reform and a staggering 74 per cent believe it’s not fit for the 21st Century. And almost six in 10 believe Parliament has not respected the 2016 EU referendum result.
Read the full story on the Daily Express
EX-TORY MINISTER SLAMS ‘POPULIST JOHNSON’ AS HE JOINS LIB DEMS
The Observer reports on former Tory minister Sam Gyimah joining the Liberal Democrats. The paper calls the deflection a “fresh blow” to the prime minister and a “major coup” for Jo Swinson. The paper interviewed Mr Gyimah who said centrist MPs have been “cast out” of the Conservative Party and Labour.
Read the full story on The Observer
RUGBY STAR GARETH: I’M LIVING WITH HIV
The Sunday Mirror’s front page reports on former Wales rugby union captain Gareth Thomas revealing his shock HIV diagnosis. According to the paper, it was “a secret that tortured him for years.”The rugby star says he wants to “break the stigma” around HIV. And talks about how the diagnosis left him feeling suicidal.
Read the full story on the Daily Mirror
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Sunday 15th September
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THE MAN WHO BROKE BRITAIN
In today’s special feature we look at how the newspapers have covered excerpts of David Cameron’s memoir.
The Independent leads with Mr Cameron’s claims Boris Johnson didn’t believe in Brexit. In what the paper calls a “blistering new attack on the new PM,” Cameron also takes a swipe at Micheal Gove. The paper picks up on Mr Cameron’s claims that Mr Johnson only backed the leave campaign to further his career. According to Mr Cameron, Johnson had privately claimed there could be a “fresh negotiation, followed by a second referendum”- which Boris now opposes. The paper acknowledges the former PM called his one-time close friend, Mr Gove a “foam-flecked Faragist.” Another key point the Independent reports on is Mr Cameron accuses the leaders of the Leave campaign of declaring “open warfare” on him. He says they were guilty of “lying” to the public to win the 2016 referendum.
The Sun focuses attention on the former PM’s admission on how the Brexit referendum took a toll on his family. In particular, the paper focuses on the admission his daughter launched into a four-letter outburst during a screaming match with another girl at a school fair. Cameron goes on to express his love for his family and how supportive they were during that stressful time. The Sun adds Mr Cameron reveals he is “truly sorry” for the uncertainty and division caused by the Brexit vote. Adding, he thinks about the consequences “every single day” and worries desperately about what happens next. The former PM insists giving Brits a sat on EU membership was the right thing to do. But a second vote could be for the best. In The Sun’s article on the memoir, they report on Mr Cameron’s relationship with the Queen.
The Times puts simply ‘I’m sorry. I failed.’ In their reporting on the memoir, they lead with the former PM’s regrets over the outcome of the 2016 referendum. Cameron says he was right to hold the Brexit referendum but said: “I failed.” The Times reports he has admitted that some people will never forgive him. But Mr Cameron argues that a changing European Union meant that an “inevitable” referendum was already overdue by the 2016 polls. And argues it was the “right approach.”
BBC News says forget Brexit. And instead focuses on what else his book tells us. It includes his views on gay marriage, drug use and an embarrassing Royal story. Perhaps, the former PM’s cannabis smoking admission is the most grabbing. He admits during his time at Eton College he and his friends would regularly spend the afternoon “gently off our heads.” Cameron says his wife, Samantha, was the one who convinced him to come out and support gay marriage. And the PM says legalising gay marriage is “one of the things of which I’m proudest.”