What the papers say – August 15
Brexit manoeuvring and “royal hypocrites” lead Thursday’s papers.
An opposition-led move to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal and holidaying Harry fill the front pages.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has asked for the help of rebel Tories and opposition figures to form a caretaker government to stop a no-deal Brexit and force a general election, according to The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Financial Times.
Guardian front page, Thursday 15 August 2019: Corbyn urges opposition leaders and Tory rebels to help oust PM pic.twitter.com/pTBJmuPgDl— The Guardian (@guardian) August 14, 2019
Leaked documents show students only have to score 55% to be graded with an A in their A-levels for mathematics, according to the i newspaper.
The Times leads with an investigation claiming telephone operators for the police dismiss complaints and insult callers.
The Times 15/8/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) August 14, 2019
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist who has vowed not to fly, setting off via boat (the Malizia II), from Plymouth to New York yesterday. Photo : Times Photographer Jack Hill.#thetimes #tomorrowspaperstoday #gretathunberg @thetimes pic.twitter.com/f2UEyL2TNF
The Sun accuses the Sussexes of being “royal hypocrites” over their environmental credentials, saying Harry used a private jet twice in a fortnight.
The Daily Mirror also covers the couple’s trip to Ibiza, while leading with an accusation against Ghislaine Maxwell by the sister of an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein.