Newspaper headlines: 'Brexit impasse' and a 'tussle in Brussels'

  • 15 October 2018
Financial Times
Image caption The UK and the EU have reached a "Brexit impasse", according to the Financial Times, which says the Irish backstop "remains a sticking point" in the negotiations. The paper reports "EU leaders may conclude there is not enough progress to justify proceeding to a special Brexit summit in November", increasing the risk of a no-deal exit next year.
Metro
Image caption "Tussle in Brussels" is the headline on the front page of the Metro. The paper says Brexit talks will go "down to the wire" ahead of Wednesday's EU summit, adding the potential divorce agreement could "make or break Theresa May".
Guardian
Image caption The Guardian reports that Mrs May has suffered a "setback" in Brexit negotiations, with the Irish border issue threatening to "kill off hopes of an October deal". Quoting the EU's deputy negotiator, Sabine Weyand, the paper says Sunday's meeting between Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier was "sobering" because both sides had been hoping a deal could be concluded.
Times
Image caption Like the FT, the Times says Brexit negotiations have reached an "impasse" over the Irish border. The paper says ministers have been told to start "implementing plans for a no-deal Brexit within weeks".
Daily Telegraph
Image caption The Daily Telegraph reports Mrs May "refused to endorse" a draft Brexit deal agreed by negotiators on Sunday because of fears the cabinet "would fail to back the plan". The paper says it is the first time both sets of negotiating teams had agreed any sort of deal - but it was still not enough to convince the PM.
The i
Image caption The prime minister's fears of a Tory rebellion are well-founded, according to the i, which says former Brexit minister David Davis has warned of a leadership challenge "if Downing Street refuses to change tack on Brexit proposals".
Daily Express
Image caption As if a potential leadership challenge was not enough to unnerve Mrs May, the Daily Express says as many as 10 cabinet ministers could resign over a potential Brexit deal. The paper says the prime minister is "fighting for her political life".
Daily Mail
Image caption Away from Brexit, the Daily Mail leads on the government's new strategy to deal with loneliness. One aspect of the strategy is that, instead of "doling out pills", doctors will be able to prescribe social activities to those suffering from loneliness and social isolation. The paper also asks, perhaps slightly tongue-in-cheek, if the Duke and Duchess of York are set to "wed again".
Daily Mirror
Image caption Russia is on a "drive" to recruit British "traitors", according to the Daily Mirror. The paper says "spooks and diplomats" have been warned that "ruthless Russians will try to 'turn' them".
The Sun
Image caption Strictly Come Dancing's pantomime villains are the splash on the front page of the Sun. Alongside the headline "shirty dancing", the paper says judges were furious that "kiss pair" Seann Walsh and Katya Jones dodged "the bullet" while their fellow contestants were upset that they got "extra help".
Daily Star
Image caption "Snowflakes are killing off British comedy," reports the Daily Star, quoting "Absolutely Fabulous icon" Jenifer Saunders. Ms Saunders says comedians are shying away from controversial material because there is "always someone tutting".

There are detailed assessments of the state of the Brexit negotiations in Monday's papers following Sunday's unsuccessful talks in Brussels.

"We are now entering the moment of crisis", declares Boris Johnson in his regular column in the Telegraph - accusing the EU of treating the UK with "naked contempt" on the issue of the Irish border.

For The Times, the blame is less clear cut.

"Every relevant faction is unyielding at present", it says, suggesting that "with the deadline looming, it is time for all to soften", in case "everyone means what they say and the result is chaos".

But others have questioned whether things are as gloomy as they appear.

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Newspaper headlines: 'Cabinet mutiny' and DUP pressure on May

  • 14 October 2018
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As Theresa May prepares for a cabinet meeting on Tuesday and a summit with EU leaders the following day, the Observer asks whether she has run out of Brexit options.

The paper's political editor, Toby Helm, feels it's increasingly hard to see where the prime minister can win enough support at home for a deal, even if she gets one in Brussels.

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Newspaper headlines: 'Fergie time' in Windsor and 'that kiss'

  • 13 October 2018
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Most of the papers have extensive reports about Friday's wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

In its coverage, the Guardian describes the service as both a highly formal royal event and "a somewhat idiosyncratic ceremony", which it says reflects the distinct character of the younger generation of royals.

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Newspaper headlines: 'Tax cut' confusion and a 'welfare revolt'

  • 12 October 2018
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Image caption Royal wedding, the sequel

There is talk of ministerial revolts and resignations over the backstop proposal to avoid a hard Irish border after Brexit in Friday's papers.

The Times reports that, at Thursday's meeting of senior cabinet ministers, at least six of them challenged Theresa May to put a time limit on a plan to keep Britain tied to the EU customs union.

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Newspaper headlines: Ethnicity pay gap, and DUP's Brexit threat

  • 11 October 2018
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The Times and the Daily Mail lead on government proposals to force private companies and public sector employers to reveal the pay gap between their white and ethnic minority staff.

The Mail says the radical plans to tackle racial inequality mirror rules earlier this year to expose the gender pay gap. According to the Times, some of the worst disparities are expected to be in the armed forces, police service, NHS and schools.

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Newspaper headlines: Mental health checks for primary pupils

  • 10 October 2018
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Image caption Young people are turning their backs on alcohol

A number of the front pages on Wednesday focus on social issues facing young people, on a day which features a wide range of headlines.

The Daily Express says soaring property prices have forced more than a quarter of young adults - 3.4 million - to live with their parents.

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Newspaper headlines: Novichok suspect named and 'criminal' cuts

  • 9 October 2018

A number of papers and commentators raise concerns about the consequences of cutting police numbers.

The Daily Express - under the headline, "Thin blue line gets thinner" - leads with figures showing that just six police forces in England and Wales have officers on their front desks.

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Newspaper headlines: Post-Brexit trade and diabetes 'scandal'

  • 8 October 2018
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Image caption Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told the Financial Times Britain would retain its "global strength" after Brexit

The Financial Times leads on its interview with the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, in which he proclaims that Tokyo would welcome post-Brexit Britain to join the Trans-Pacific trade partnership "with open arms".

It believes his remarks will encourage Brexit supporters, while turning up the pressure on Brussels and London to strike a timely exit deal.

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Newspaper headlines: May's centre ground bid and Brett Kavanaugh fall-out

  • 7 October 2018
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Image caption Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as Supreme Court Justice on Saturday evening following weeks of divisive debate

The news of Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court came too late for most of the UK papers but for the US media the episode reflects the deep polarisation in American society.

The New York Times calls his confirmation fight "a showdown of epic proportions that tested a President, gripped the nation and exposed the dark corners of America's struggle with sex and power".

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Newspaper headlines: Group GP appointments and Russia 'targets teens'

  • 6 October 2018
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Image caption The Daily Express and the Financial Times lead on the news Unilever, the company which makes Marmite, has scrapped plans to relocate its headquarters from London to the Netherlands

The Times reports on research indicating that Russia is targeting British teenagers with a social media propaganda campaign.

Citing a study by US academics, the paper says Kremlin-run accounts are posing as Harry Potter fans and using images of celebrities to amass young followers - who are then subjected to misinformation about sensitive topics such as GM foods or the MMR vaccine.

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