What the papers say – April 23
Pressure mounts on the Government as the Windrush row rumbles into a second week, while the Prime Minister faces a challenge over her Brexit plans.
The growing Windrush row and a Cabinet Brexit clash make headlines on Monday, along with reports on childhood obesity and car theft.
Sir Mo Farah in pictured on several front pages after he set a British record at the London Marathon – despite the race being the hottest ever.
The Guardian leads with the latest on the immigration row over the so-called Windrush Generation, saying a letter from 2016 shows a Government minister was aware of the effect of ‘hostile environment’ policies.
According to The Independent, staff working for Home Office agencies at the heart of the Windrush row reported personally experiencing discrimination and harassment at work.
The Times says Theresa May is heading for a showdown with senior Brexit-supporting ministers over plans for a “customs partnership” with the EU, with Brexit Secretary David Davis, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Trade Secretary Liam Fox among the critics.
The i says a survey of 220,000 people shows the majority want free trade and open migration with Europe, suggesting Britain should remain a member of the single market.
Meanwhile the Financial Times reports the EU will shift billions of Euros in funding from central and eastern member states to southern regions in a draft 2021-27 budget to be unveiled in May.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is calling for fast food restaurants to be banned from opening within 400m of schools to tackle the obesity epidemic among youngsters, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The Metro leads with legal action by Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis against Facebook, alleging the site profited from fraudulent adverts posted on the site by criminals that used his image.
Inmates at a prison in Surrey put on a production of Les Miserables that the public could watch for £70 a ticket, The Sun reports.
The Daily Express says it has carried out an investigation which found children as young as 14 were able to buy knives in some high street shops.
The Daily Mail says a hacking device that could be used by thieves to steal cars is available to buy online for as little as £100.
And the Daily Mirror leads with a man’s claim that a diet high in blueberries and walnuts helped his mother fight Alzheimer’s.