Today’s news summary – Paper Talk

Most of Monday’s front pages lead with the finale of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and a potential vote of no confidence for the PM.

Today’s news summary – Paper Talk

Most of Monday’s front pages lead with the finale of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall alongside Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and their three children made a final appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony to close out the ceremony. The papers report this is the new slimmed-down monarchy. 

A feared confidence vote could be triggered this week – the news features on several papers as MPs return to work after the four-day royal celebrations. 


Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – ‘My heart has been with you’

Many of the papers quote the Queen’s message to the public: “My heart has been with you all.” 

Several papers, including the Daily Mirror and Daily Express use the Queen’s words along with similar pictures. 

The Daily Telegraph says the Queen’s decision to greet well-wishers was “the most moving of finales”. 

the Times highlights the royals who appeared on the balcony with her – Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. “The implication of that line-up was unmistakable,” the paper suggests, adding: “This is the Crown, and these are the people who matter. Heir apparent, second in line, third in line.”

The Sun states: What a wonderful weekend it was” and concludes the “whole show was a triumph.” 

Vote of no confidence to be triggered

Away from royal celebrations, politics also dominates the news. 

The i leads on Tory rebels accusing government whips of “blackmail and threats” ahead of a possible confidence vote in his leadership. An unnamed senior Tory is quoted saying the threats have been “horrific” and that some of the party’s MPs who won their seats in 2019 are “too afraid” to submit letters of no confidence.

The Guardian reports the PM’s allies have now accepted such a vote will happen and are focusing on making sure he wins it. The paper has been told by a Downing Street source that the PM will not resign – even if he wins by a narrow margin.

Finally, the Financial Times reveals that many UK drinkers seem to be losing their taste for stronger beers. The paper reports sales of low or no-alcohol beers have almost doubled in the past five years. 

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