Newspaper headlines: Keith Vaz and Brexit futures

On the day that Labour's Keith Vaz faces fellow MPs over allegations that he hired male sex workers, the story once again makes the front pages.

Several newspapers urge him to stand down from his position as chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee.

The Daily Mail says: "If he had any shred of dignity left, Keith Vaz would now have apologised, retreated from public view and be desperately trying to atone to his family."

It believes he should not be chairing a committee which scrutinises policy on prostitution - and that if he will not resign he must be removed.

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Image caption Keith Vaz will meet his fellow members of the Commons Home Affairs Committee

The Times says Mr Vaz's behaviour is "unworthy of an MP".

The paper says: "He is alleged to have been hiding his involvement in precisely the activities his committee is charged with investigating. He cannot now command the respect of those he scrutinises nor the trust of those he represents."

The Daily Mirror - whose sister paper the Sunday Mirror broke the story - prints what it calls "new revelations", publishing further transcripts of tape recordings made of the encounter.

It claims the tapes prove that Mr Vaz was not "set up" by journalists or drugged by his companions as has been suggested by his friends.

The Mirror calls him "shameless" and says he is not fit to remain in charge of his committee.

Lords reform

The UK's future after Brexit is the other story commanding many pages of coverage. There is frustration and some impatience that Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit Secretary David Davis have yet to make clear their plans for the UK.

The Guardian brands Mr Davis's statement to the Commons "anodyne" and says "the increasing worry now, from both sides of the Brexit argument, is that Mrs May does not actually have a plan at all".

The Financial Times says both UK businesses and foreign investors face a period of "unprecedented uncertainty" and "need clarity" about what the future will hold.

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Image caption There are differing views over the pace of plans for the UK to leave the European Union

But the Daily Telegraph believes the government's plan to consult widely to establish a consensus before moving ahead is "a sensible, pragmatic approach".

The Sun is one of several papers to report that the new Speaker of the House of Lords, Lord Fowler, believes the upper chamber is too big and the number of peers should be reduced.

He has told the parliamentarians' magazine The House that having more than 800 peers cannot be justified at a time when the number of MPs is set to be reduced to 600 under a review of constituency boundaries.

He urges peers to bring forward their own plans for reform before changes are forced upon them.

Shakespeare's phrases

It is being claimed that William Shakespeare has been credited wrongly with coining many common phrases that, in fact, appeared in earlier texts.

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Image caption William Shakespeare is said have made some contemporary phrases "more catchy"

The Telegraph reports the findings of a lecturer from Melbourne University, David McInnis, who used online searches to discover that many phrases attributed to Shakespeare by the Oxford English Dictionary had already been employed by other authors.

Among his examples are "eaten out of house and home", "it was Greek to me" and "a wild goose chase". But Dr McInnis concedes that the Bard invented many other commonly used phrases and refashioned others to "make them catchy".