The Papers: MP’s ‘N-word shame’, and teachers’ pay

Latest news

    Daily Mirror front page
    Image caption “Tory MP’s N-word shame” is the headline on the front of the Daily Mirror, which is among the papers to lead on racist language used by Anne Marie Morris during a discussion about Brexit. The paper quotes Lib Dem leader Tim Farron as saying the Newton Abbott MP “must resign”.
    Metro front page
    Image caption The Metro also leads on the Conservative MP’s remarks, noting that she later apologised for the comments, which she said were “unintentional”. Prime Minister Theresa May said she “immediately” asked for the MP to be suspended from the party and described the language as “completely unacceptable”.
    Daily Telegraph front page
    Image caption The future of the education system is at “substantial” risk because of the public sector pay cap, the body which advises ministers on teacher pay has told the government, reports the Daily Telegraph. The paper says Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a cabinet split after ministers announced on Monday that pay rises for teachers in England and Wales would remain capped at 1%, the paper reports.
    Guardian front page
    Image caption Mrs May has been accused of “insulting” teachers with the 1% pay rise – an offer that was made in spite of pressure from some Tory MPs, the Labour Party and trade unions to lift the pay cap, the Guardian reports. The paper quotes Labour as saying the government is causing a “recruitment crisis” in schools by holding down pay.
    Times front page
    Image caption Meanwhile, the Times says ministers are considering scrapping a programme to build hundreds more free schools, as they struggle to fund a manifesto promise to boost education budgets by £4bn.
    Daily Mail front page
    Image caption The judge in the case of baby Charlie Gard has “dismissed” interventions from US President Donald Trump and the Pope, the Daily Mail says. Mr Justice Francis told the High Court only “dramatic and new” evidence could make him change his mind over his ruling in April that life support should be ended for Charlie, an 11-month-old whose rare health condition has left him severely brain damaged.
    The Sun front page
    Image caption Sarah Ferguson was “blasted” for hosting a party for ex-footballer David Beckham’s daughter, Harper, at Buckingham Palace “behind the Queen’s back”, says the Sun. The paper says the tea party was held in the Duchess of York’s ex-husband Prince Andrew’s private suite while the Queen was in Scotland.
    Daily Express front page
    Image caption There’s good news for caffeine addicts on the front page of the Daily Express. The paper reports that drinking three cups of coffee a day could lead to a longer and healthier life, according to a new study.
    The i front page
    Image caption “Millions of carers go five years without a day off” is the front page headline of the i. The paper quotes a charity as saying that one in four unpaid carers are now at “breaking point”.
    Daily Star front page
    Image caption And finally, the Daily Star reports that Love Island’s Jonny Mitchell was in “crisis talks” over quitting the show after fellow contestant Tyla Carr “ditched him” for being “too dull”.

    Several papers report the warning from a pay review body that schools in England are struggling to recruit teachers, after the government decided to cap their pay rises at 1%.

    The story makes the lead in the Daily Telegraph, which says the prime minister is likely to face more challenges from her own MPs on the issue.

    The paper says the pay review body’s warning will add to mounting pressure on Chancellor Philip Hammond to ease the pay cap in his Budget later this year.

    The Guardian says Mrs May has been accused of insulting teachers.

    It also believes pressure is building on the government to announce a review of public sector pay in the autumn Budget.

    In other education news, ministers are considering scrapping the Conservative programme to build hundreds more free schools, as they struggle to fund a manifesto promise to boost education budgets by £4bn, according to the Times.

    The paper also reports the decision to continue the 1% cap on pay rises for teachers, calling it another real-terms salary cut for half a million staff in England and Wales.

    Image copyright Getty Images
    Image caption The parents of Charlie Gard appear in many of the newspapers

    The grim-faced parents of Charlie Gard are pictured on the Daily Mirror’s front page, after a hearing at the High Court on Monday.

    The Times reports how they shouted at the judge and a lawyer as they were told to provide fresh evidence that their terminally-ill baby should be taken abroad for treatment.

    The Daily Mail says that after the hearing, many were left pondering the same simple clash of arguments.

    It was the medical establishment versus a family not prepared to admit defeat, as long as someone, somewhere, was saying that something might be done.

    ‘Sixth mass extinction’

    The main story in the Financial Times is that the drugs industry is going to court to try to stop the NHS imposing new limits on the price it will pay for medicines.

    The FT says the industry has complained that the policy might prevent patients from securing cutting-edge medicines for the most serious diseases.

    The paper says the rules also affect drugs for very rare illnesses, which often affect children, and will be subject to a cost limit for the first time.

    The Guardian’s front page, meanwhile, highlights a warning from scientists that the sixth mass extinction of species in the earth’s history is well under way.

    The paper says the new study analysed both common and rare species and found that billions of regional or local populations had been lost, mainly because of human overpopulation and over-consumption.

    Animals affected include lions in South Africa, Guatemalan bearded lizards, as well as red squirrels and barn swallows.

    Cross-party plea

    A front-page report in the Financial Times says the government has conceded that the European Court of Justice could continue to have sway over Britain for a limited time after Brexit.

    The paper sees the move as a “blurring” of one of Prime Minister Theresa May’s red lines over negotiations with the EU, and says it could pave the way for a softer Brexit.

    The FT calls it the most consequential concession since the referendum.

    Mrs May’s call for a cross-party approach to tacking the challenges facing the UK is given short shrift in the Telegraph.

    The paper says that instead of prompting a great coming together, the idea seems to be falling apart almost immediately.

    The Conservatives sometimes appear to have lost their bearings, the paper says, and the prime minister will not find the right path by following Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

    But the Sun believes it was honest and brave of Mrs May to offer other parties a say.

    What it calls Jeremy Corbyn’s “graceless” rebuff was predictable, it says.

    Wimbledon sexism

    Amid all the Wimbledon coverage, the Telegraph highlights complaints of sexism in the tournament’s scheduling.

    It says critics have pointed out that the show courts at the All England Club are routinely hosting two men’s games, but only one women’s match, each day.

    It says Andy Murray has entered the fray, urging Wimbledon to begin play earlier on Centre Court to allow four matches and an equal split.

    Coffee benefits

    And finally, there is widespread coverage of two new studies, which conclude that drinking coffee can reduce the risk of dying early.

    The findings make the lead in the Daily Express, which says three cups a day can cut the risk of cancer, heart disease and strokes.

    The Times adds that while coffee has been blamed for health problems such as insomnia, heartburn and weak bones, the new findings appear to show that the benefits outweigh the risks.

    View the original article:

    Fill the cafetiere, it advises, but ditch the cigarette.

    In the same category are

    Birmingham and Hyndburn ‘worst for food hygiene’ Image copyright PA Birmingham and Hyndburn, Lancs, are the UK's worst areas for food hygiene for the second year, a study has found.Consumer watchdo...
    Garden waste collection charges rise to £74m a year Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than half of councils now charge for green waste collection UK councils are charging almost £74m a...
    Uber to begin appeal over London licence denial Image copyright Getty Images A London court will consider later today if Uber is "fit and proper" to hold an operator licence in the capital.The tax...
    The Papers: ‘Panemonium’ at England’s World Cup victory By BBC News Staff Image caption The Sun features a full-page picture of England's players celebrating a John Stones goal after thrashing Panama ...
    World Cup 2018: Who needs what to qualify in the final round of group games? Lionel Messi's Argentina were almost down and out, but Nigeria's win over Iceland improved their chancesWe are heading into the final round of group ...
    Greenwich murder: Man charged after body found in garden A man has been charged with the murder of a woman who was found dead in a back garden in south-east London.Gary Davies, 50, of Tunnel Avenue, Greenwic...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.