Newspaper headlines: 'May in meltdown' and 'Bercow may stay as speaker'

  • 19 January 2019
Image caption "May in meltdown" is the headline in the Sunday Times. The front page says that leaked emails between Remain MP Dominic Grieve and a parliamentary clerk detail plans to suspend Britain's departure with the EU. The paper also says Theresa May plans to offer a bilateral treaty to Ireland that would remove the backstop from her EU withdrawal deal.
Image caption The Observer reports that John Bercow is considering abandoning plans to step down as Commons speaker after cabinet ministers threatened to deny him a peerage. It had been reported that Mr Bercow was planning to quit as speaker in the summer.
Image caption International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has warned that failing to deliver on the 2016 referendum would open up a "yawning gap" between voters and Parliament. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the Conservative MP added that removing the option of a no-deal Brexit would mean the UK had given up its "strongest card" in negotiations with Brussels.
Image caption The Sunday Express reports that a group of Remainers in the Cabinet will support an alleged plot to secure a second referendum in a bid to stop Brexit.
Image caption Prince Philip has received a "ticking-off" by Norfolk Police after he was photographed not wearing his seatbelt two days after a crash near Sandringham, the Mail on Sunday reports. A Norfolk Police spokesman said "suitable words of advice have been given to the driver".
Image caption The woman whose wrist was broken says she has not received an apology from the Duke of Edinburgh, the Sunday Mirror reports. Emma Fairweather, who was a passenger in the car involved in the collision, said: "It has been such a traumatic and painful time and I would have expected more of the Royal Family."
Image caption A boy suffered 25 heart attacks in 24 hours - thought to be the most suffered by one person in the UK in a single day - the Sunday People reports. Baby Theo suffered the heart attacks at nine months old, but 12 months on he has recovered from the life-saving operation and is flourishing.
Image caption The wife of darts player Raymond van Barneveld fled her house after three gun-wielding burglars ransacked the couple's home in the Netherlands, the Daily Star reports. Silvia van Barneveld said she was beaten by the intruders who held a firearm to her head, while her husband was playing darts in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

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Newspaper headlines: Prince Philip gets a new car - but will he drive it?

  • 19 January 2019
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Is it "Time to Call it a Day?" asks the Daily Mail, as the paper reports Buckingham Palace is under pressure to stop the Duke of Edinburgh from driving.

The Daily Star says now is as good a time as any to revisit the rules for older drivers - but the paper says it's too complicated to issue a blanket ban. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents tells the Daily Mirror that older drivers are, in fact, safer than younger ones.

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Newspaper headlines: Duke of Edinburgh's 'miracle escape'

  • 18 January 2019
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Image caption Debris at the scene where Prince Philip was involved in a traffic accident

A picture of the overturned Land Rover belonging to the Duke of Edinburgh, who was involved in an accident on Thursday, appears in most of the papers.

"How did he walk away?" asks the Daily Mail, concluding Prince Philip had a "miracle escape" - while The Daily Mirror talks of him cheating death. The Daily Telegraph says witnesses described him as "quite distraught". And the Sun claims the Duke of Edinburgh was in agony and yelling "my legs!" as he was pulled from the wreckage.

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Newspaper headlines: Corbyn's 'snub' amid Brexit deadlock

  • 17 January 2019
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Inevitably there's plenty of analysis of the turmoil in Westminster over Brexit.

The Telegraph says it has heard a recording of a phone call, in which the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, told business leaders that the threat of a no-deal Brexit could be taken "off the table" within days.

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Newspaper headlines: Theresa May's 'historic' Brexit vote defeat

  • 16 January 2019
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Wednesday's papers leave readers in no doubt about the scale of Theresa May's defeat in the crucial vote on her Brexit plan.

The Daily Telegraph's front page headline describes it as "a complete humiliation" for the prime minister. For the Sun, it was a "rout".

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Newspaper headlines: Brexit 'D-Day' provokes strong stances

  • 15 January 2019

On the morning of the "momentous" Brexit vote, most papers are not discussing the likely outcome so much as the scale of defeat Theresa May faces in the Commons.

Both the Times and the Daily Telegraph suggest the number could top the 166 recorded against the first Labour government of 1924; the worst defeat in any comparable vote.

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Newspaper headlines: PM's last-ditch Brexit plea to MPs

  • 14 January 2019

"Twenty-Four Hours To Save Brexit" is the main headline for the Sun and the Daily Express, the latter describing how Prime Minister Theresa May will spend the day "racing against the clock" to rescue her EU divorce deal.

For the Guardian, it is the most important week of Mrs May's premiership, but the paper says there are few signs of the shift in opinion she had hoped for before Christmas, when she postponed the vote on her Brexit deal.

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Newspaper headlines: Brexit 'coup', and talk of Tory split

  • 13 January 2019
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Image caption Theresa May urges MPs to back her deal in an article in the Sunday Express

With just two days to go until the crucial vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, the papers leave us in little doubt that this will be one of the most significant weeks in recent political history.

Mrs May tells the readers of the Sunday Express that she has been navigating a path through a complex web of views and warns MPs to forget the games and back her deal.

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Newspaper headlines: 'Blocking Brexit' and short prison terms 'to end'

  • 12 January 2019
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Image caption The Guardian highlights a study that says short-term exposure to air pollution is as likely to raise the risk of miscarriage as smoking.

Prisons minister Rory Stewart tells the Daily Telegraph that "very short" jail terms are long enough to damage, but not long enough to heal.

Mr Stewart admits his plan - to scrap jail sentences shorter than six months for most crimes in England and Wales - could provoke a backlash from the public and some Conservative MPs, but he insists "it's a debate I have to win".

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Newspaper headlines: May's Brexit 'phone plea' to union bosses

  • 11 January 2019
Robotic systems work on the chassis of a car during an automated stage of production at the Jaguar Land Rover factory in Solihull on March 1, 2017 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Uncertainty about Brexit played a major part in the decision by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to announce thousands of job losses, says the Daily Mirror

Theresa May's phone calls to union leaders, hoping to gain their support in pressuring MPs to back her Brexit deal, make Friday's headlines.

For the Daily Mail, it was a "surprise move" by the prime minister, while the Independent website describes it as a "desperate bid to secure backing".

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