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What the papers say – April 18

The death of a Maltese journalist also features in the news.

What the papers say - April 18
What the papers say - April 18

Anti-Semitism, controversy over the treatment of the Windrush generation and Ant McPartlin lead the papers on Wednesday.

The Times leads on a standing ovation given to three Labour MPs after tackling the party’s leadership on anti-Semitism. The paper reports that tensions in the party are “erupting”.

The Daily Telegraph also leads with criticism of Jeremy Corbyn over the “betrayal” of Jews – reporting that Luciana Berger was  moved to tears as she spoke about the “torrent” of abuse she had received.

The Guardian reports on the Home Office destroying landing card slips from the Windrush generation, with the main picture in the paper of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The increasing strength of the pound makes the front of the Financial Times, who report investors expect an interest rate rise in May.

The Metro leads with an ongoing court case,  where a father is alleged to have told his son to take the rap for a murder.

The i leads with Theresa May’s apology to Caribbean leaders over the Windrush debacle.

The Independent carries a picture of French president Emmanuel Macron who claimed the European Union is in a state of civil war with the paper’s main story leading on the results of a poll suggesting people think Labour have a problem with prejudice.

The Daily Mirror leads with comments from Nick Freeman, also known as Mr Loophole,  who claims the £86,000 fine given to Ant McPartlin should have been higher, adding penalties “should be proportionate to offence as well as the pocket”.

The Sun carries a report on a woman who is said to have shot an alleged burglar with a crossbow.

The Daily Mail reports the Home Office being accused of “systemic incompetence” over the handling of the Windrush scandal.

The Daily Express sticks the boot in to former Chancellor George Osborne, claiming that his warnings about Brexit have not come to pass.

And the Daily Star also carries comments from Mr Loophole, who claimed the police “bungled” the investigation into Ant McPartlin.

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