What the papers say – August 23
The papers mostly lead with Brexit and what Boris Johnson said to Emmanuel Macron, and vice versa.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit dealings on his trip to France make headlines in Friday’s newspapers, as does Will and Kate’s budget travel plans.
The Guardian says Emmanuel Macron has described the Irish backstop as “indispensable” to a Brexit deal and urged Mr Johnson to set out his proposed alternatives as soon as possible, while The Daily Telegraph has a somewhat different take on the same story, reporting that the Prime Minister has demanded a new border plan.
Guardian front page, Friday 23 August 2019: Macron tells Johnson Irish backstop is indispensable pic.twitter.com/hSCdV9GwX4— The Guardian (@guardian) August 22, 2019
The Times lead on a story saying teenagers have overturned gender expectations in GCSE results, with girls performing better in maths and
physics than in previous years and boys getting more top grades in English.
The Times 23/8/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) August 22, 2019
England's Jofra Archer celebrates after taking six wickets on the first day of the 3rd Ashes Test cricket match. Australia were bowled out for 179 at Headingley cricket ground in Leeds. Photo : Jon Super/AP #thetimes #tomorrowspaperstoday #theashes @thetimes pic.twitter.com/bCJC9A1kz9
The i has a clever Second World War reference in its headline on the Johnson/Macron summit, while its former stablemate, The Independent, has a more restrained take on the same issue.
The Daily Express reports that Mr Johnson gave a “Brexit victory salute” after his talk with Mr Macron.
Here is tomorrow's @Daily_Express #frontpage:— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) August 22, 2019
- Buoyant @BorisJohnson wins over hardliner Macron in crucial EU talks
- 900,000 war heroes to lose free TV licence
- William and Kate's £73 budget flight#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/O9m9Q5yQv6
The Daily Mail says thousands of lives could be saved by a cheap, four-in-one pill cutting the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
The Sun leads with a story saying the Duke and Duchess have flown with FlyBe after Harry and Meghan took four private jets in 11 days, while The Mirror covers the same territory.
The Financial Times says the EU has plans to crackdown on the use of facial recognition technology in public areas.
The Daily Star reports that Love Island’s Caroline Flack has a horrifying secret.
Here is tomorrow's @Daily_Star #frontpage:— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) August 22, 2019
- #LoveIsland's #CarolineFlack has a dirty little secret - and it's horrifying
- Get set for a scorcher this weekend
- Army kid crisis #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/oRn6yaDoAP