Scotland

The papers: Ruth Davidson in 'open revolt'

Image caption The Herald says that Ruth Davidson has thrown down the gauntlet to Theresa May on immigration, tax and the NHS as part of a pitch to move her party to the centre ground ahead of the next Holyrood election.
Image caption Voters across the UK will not forgive the Conservatives if the party fails to put significantly more money into the NHS to make it fit for the future, quotes the i newspaper from Ruth Davidson's speech at Glasgow University.
Image caption The Scotsman says that during her speech, Ms Davidson acknowledged that the Tories' success in 2016 by campaigning to be a "strong opposition" to the SNP would not work twice.
Image caption The speech has resulted in Ruth Davidson being accused of making a "very strong case for how the UK is simply not working for Scotland", writes The National.
Image caption Ms Davidson is also pictured on the front of The Times, but the paper's lead is a call by Scottish police chiefs for investment of £200m in new IT systems to help them fight cybercrime.
Image caption The death of Mark O'Brien features on the front of The Sun, which claims the 28-year-old "tombstoned" to his death at Craigiehill quarry in Ayrshire on Monday.
Image caption A Scottish island passport scheme is being considered to boast tourism and mirror the success of the NC500, says The Press and Journal, which claims the initiative could be a lifeline for the sector.
Image caption The Daily Record leads with pictures of a former teacher who was convicted of abusing two children, leaving his home. The paper claims Peter Toner was "hounded out" of the Glasgow housing estate by an "angry mob".
Image caption According to The Telegraph, more than four million calls to HM Revenue and Customs are going unanswered after the tax authority conceded problems with its advice and helpline are almost twice as bad as previously disclosed.
Image caption The Daily Mail leads with a warning that cancer patients in Scotland are "dying needlessly" because of increasing waiting times for lifesaving treatment in the NHS.
Image caption The bosses of firms that "plague" householders with cold calls could face personal fines of up to £500,000, says the Daily Express of consultation plans by the UK government.
Image caption The Daily Star claims that Eastenders actor Danny Dyer has given his blessing to his daughter to have as much fun as she likes while appearing on the ITV2 show Love Island.

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