Today’s news summary – Paper Talk
There’s a variety of stories dominating Tuesday’s front pages – reports on the controversial Rwanda plan, another reported royal rift and the backlash to the changes to the Northern Ireland protocol.
“Clear for take-off” is how the Metro splashes on the story that the Court of Appeal ruling means the first Rwanda asylum flight can leave the UK as planned this evening.
The Daily Mail hails “the court of common sense” but claims the lack of migrants on board is a “farce.” The paper says just a handful of the original 130 passengers will be on board.
The i newspaper’s front page leads with criticism of the policy from the leadership of the Church of England – with the plan described by Church leaders as “immoral” and something that “shames Britain.”
Tax news is the lead for the Daily Telegraph which reports the PM is not planning to cut taxes until inflation is under control. The paper suggests this means that action is unlikely before next year.
Downing Street and the Treasury fear prices could rise further if taxes are reduced to help with the cost of living.
But the Sun says Tory MPs are urging the PM not to listen to “bean counters in Number 11” and “cut levies to turbocharge growth.”
The Times leads with a different political story. “Stop boring everyone to death” is the warning to Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer from some members of his shadow cabinet.
The paper says there is “unease” about Labour’s chances of winning the next election and several of Starmer’s frontbench have urged him to set out his priorities for the government before September’s party conference.
For several of the tabloids – the latest royal news dominates the front pages.
A senior source told the Daily Mirror that Prince William was “adamant” he would not be involved if Prince Andrew insisted on taking part in a royal procession in Windsor.
The Daily Express calls the decision to bar Prince Andrew from events in Windsor a “fresh blow” for the duke. The paper says the duke’s future is a “major headache” for officials as Andrew is keen to assert his hereditary right to return to working royal life as soon as possible.
The Guardian’s lead reports that the EU is “poised” to begin legal action against the UK, after the government published legislation to overhaul post-Brexit trading arrangements in Northern Ireland.
Whilst the Financial Times says any legal cases would probably end up in the European Court of Justice, which could impose fines. If the UK refuses to pay, the EU could impose tariffs on British goods.