Newspaper headlines: ‘Labour – SNP deal’?

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Image caption The Times reports that Labour has said it would try to form a minority government and rely on SNP votes to implement its policies in the event of a hung parliament. The paper says shadow home secretary Emily Thornberry spoke as polls showed Labour gaining ground on the Conservatives.
Telegraph front page
Image caption The Daily Telegraph claims Labour’s election campaign is being boosted by fake social media accounts that pump out positive messages about Jeremy Corbyn thousands of times a day, based on analysis by the newspaper and an Oxford University study.
I front page
Image caption “Rivals clash over Brexit,” declares the i. The paper says Mr Corbyn promised three million EU nationals the right to remain in the UK and vowed to deliver tariff-free access to European markets. Theresa May said the Labour leader “doesn’t believe in Britain” before painting a sunny picture of a “great global trading nation”.
Express front page
Image caption The Daily Express says Mrs May warned that Labour would turn Brexit into a disaster because Mr Corbyn “does not believe in Britain”. She also hinted at a coalition between Labour and the SNP, it adds.
Financial Times front page
Image caption The Financial Times says Mrs May moved to revive her faltering election campaign with a pledge to embrace “the promise of Brexit”, amid falling poll ratings that have alarmed the Conservative Party.
Mail front page
Image caption The Daily Mail says figures from the Conservatives suggest that Labour will drag an extra 1.2 million family homes into the “grip of inheritance tax” if Mr Corbyn wins the election.
Sun front page
Image caption The Sun claims Mr Corbyn’s spending plans would blow a £300bn hole in the UK’s finances and cost families an extra £3,500 a year.
Guardian front page
Image caption Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 Paris climate agreement provides the lead for the Guardian. “The world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gases will quit the international effort to address dangerous global warming,” notes the Guardian.
Metro front page
Image caption The Metro leads on the mother of the youngest victim of the Manchester attack, who has regained consciousness to learn of her daughter’s death. Lisa Roussos, 48, was left with serious shrapnel injuries in the suicide bombing that killed her eight-year-old daughter Saffie.
Mirror front page
Image caption The Daily Mirror reports that more than 10,000 people have lied about being at the Ariana Grande gig to claim free tickets for Sunday’s benefit concert. Former Manchester MP Lucy Powell says: “It’s disgusting.”

The Times reports on a Labour plan for Jeremy Corbyn to take power in the event of a hung parliament, as polls suggest the prospect is growing more feasible.

The paper says Labour would try to form a minority government, if there was an inconclusive election result, and would rely on Scottish National Party votes to implement its policies.

The Times adds that the commitment, given by shadow home secretary Emily Thornberry, is designed to stymie Tory claims of a “coalition of chaos”.

But it goes on to say the move would invite further questions about how Labour would behave without an outright majority.

The Guardian points out that Labour has ruled out pacts or coalitions.

But the Daily Mail raises the question of whether Mr Corbyn would seek support from Sinn Fein MPs in key votes.

The Sun calls Labour’s plans for a minority government a “potty alliance”.

The Daily Telegraph assesses the apparent Labour surge in popularity in the run-up to next week’s election.

The paper claims the Labour vote is being boosted by fake social media accounts, pumping out positive messages about Mr Corbyn thousands of times a day.

Labour denies being behind the accounts and the paper says automated accounts also back other parties but to a far smaller degree.

However, the Telegraph carries a warning from Oxford University academics who say the situation is “worrying” because of the power that automated accounts have to “distort” and influence views.

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“Shame of the 10,000 bomb concert ticket leeches,” declares the Daily Mirror.

It says there’s fury at “unscrupulous” people who lied about being at the Ariana Grande gig on the night of the Manchester suicide bombing, so they could claim free tickets for Sunday’s benefit concert.

The Mail reports that touts, who have managed to get tickets, are selling them on for as much as 10 times their face value.

As the fallout from the British Airways IT meltdown continues, the Times says it has learned that a “catastrophic blunder” by a person, rather than any equipment failure, was probably to blame.

The paper cites a BA source as saying there is a rumour that a contractor doing maintenance work inadvertently switched off the power supply although it goes on to say this has not been confirmed.

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The Financial Times says British Airways passengers, whose bank holiday travel was disrupted by the global computer crash, are facing more pain.

The paper says they are now being caught in the middle of a battle between BA and insurance companies over who will foot the bill for compensation claims.

Finally, if you want to beat jet lag – or even the negative effects of shift work – there could be a simple solution.

Both the Mirror and the Mail report on research that suggests changing the time you eat your meals could help.

The Mail says scientists have found that delaying mealtimes, or bringing them forward, tricks your body clock into changing the time zone more quickly.

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Put simply, eat earlier if flying east and later if flying west, says the Times.

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