What the papers say – August 11
Web shop tax and burka row latest.
A tax for online retailers, the Boris Johnson burka row and Turkey’s plunging lira make for headlines on Saturday.
The Guardian leads with Chancellor Philip Hammond’s intention to consider “temporary tax measures” for online firms if consensus cannot be reached with other countries over levelling the playing field with traditional retailers.
Guardian front page, Saturday 11 August 2018: ‘Amazon tax’ needed to save high street, says Hammond pic.twitter.com/10i8VjZHPu— The Guardian (@guardian) August 10, 2018
The Daily Mirror claims the move as a big victory for its High Street Fightback campaign.
Meanwhile The Times says Amazon will be banned from saying it can guarantee next-day delivery service for its Prime customers.
Theresa May’s “personal rivalry” with Boris Johnson is behind the former foreign secretary facing a “show trial” investigation into comments about the burka, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said in an article for the Daily Telegraph.
Meanwhile MP Conor Burns told The Sun that the prospect of the former London mayor having to undergo diversity training is “a joke”.
In other news, the FT Weekend leads with Turkey’s ongoing currency crisis after the Lira slid further on Friday amid fresh sanctions from the US.
The Daily Express says veterans of the Cypriot conflict in the 1950s have reacted angrily after a request for “allegations of wrongdoing” was issued.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was photographed at the graves of terror leaders linked to the Munich Massacre, the Daily Mail reports.