Scotland

Scotland's papers: Banning the bigots and Boris' comeback

Image caption In an interview with The Scottish Sun, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has hinted the Scottish government will take action if football clubs do not do more to tackle the problem of bigoted fans.
Image caption Elsewhere the Tory leadership race dominates the papers. The Times reports that Boris Johnson is beginning a "fightback", with a series of public appearances planned to dispel accusations he is hiding from scrutiny. He will take part in five events in a single day, including a visit to a high street in south-east England, the paper says.
Image caption The Scottish Daily Express leads with the endorsement of Jeremy Hunt for the job of prime minister by Theresa May's deputy, David Liddington who said he would be more reliable in a national crisis than Mr Johnson.
Image caption The Herald also focuses on the comeback of Mr Johnson and his comments in a BBC interview that it would be possible to negotiate a new deal with the EU by the 31 October deadline.
Image caption Meanwhile, Mr Johnson has launched a "passionate defence" of his right to privacy, the Telegraph says. The paper also reports comments from an interview with the BBC, where he argues it is "not fair" on his loved ones to talk about matters involving them.
Image caption The i claims a photograph of Mr Johnson and his partner was released by the MP's campaign team in an attempt to get his leadership bid back on track. It comes after Mr Johnson was called a "bottler" by his leadership rival Jeremy Hunt, for refusing to debate him on TV, the paper reports.
Image caption The Tory leadership race also features as part of the front page story in The Scotsman which previews a speech by Gordon Brown where he is expected to warn the future of the UK is under threat due to what he describes as a "growing indifference" to the Union.
Image caption The front page of the Daily Record focuses on the contents of a text message allegedly sent by a man suspected of killing a Fife woman before taking his own life.
Image caption The National's front page focuses on an upheld complaint about BBC news bulletins broadcasting the views of a businessman, based in Merseyside, without making clear the man was a Tory member and former mayoral candidate for the party.
Image caption The possibility of Aberdeen City Council buying the city's bus fleet from transport giant First is the front page story in the Press and Journal.
Image caption The prospect of local authority workers going on strike in Dundee has rescinded after the city council changed a controversial pay and conditions policy, The Courier reports.
Image caption The flash floods experienced by some parts of Scotland leads the front page of the Daily Star, which reports a heat wave is coming to Scotland in the next few days.

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