What the papers say – August 6
Brexit is prominent on front pages, as are stories on the NHS.
The Prime Minister’s Brexit strategy and a plea from Barbara Windsor on dementia care make headlines in Monday’s papers.
The Times reports that Boris Johnson would refuse to step down as PM, even if he lost a vote of no confidence.
The Guardian leads on the same story, saying diplomats have been briefed that the Prime Minister sees a no-deal Brexit as the “central scenario”.
The Guardian front page, Tuesday 6 August 2019: PM intent on hard Brexit and has no desire to renegotiate, EU told pic.twitter.com/xTs44mJowQ— The Guardian (@guardian) August 5, 2019
The Independent also features Mr Johnson in its lead story, saying MPs have accused him of acting like a dictator.
The Financial Times reports on the latest in the China-US trade war and its implications for global trade.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail leads on the Carl Beech case, saying it has discovered that a police form used to authorise a raid on the home of Lord Bramall “was riddled with falsehoods”.
The Daily Telegraph front page says the paper understands Brussels believes that Britain will leave the EU without a deal after accepting that Mr Johnson “isn’t bluffing”.
The i reports that Mr Johnson has been accused of pretending money previously set aside for the NHS is new funding.
The Daily Mirror leads with a story on Barbara Windsor calling on the PM “to end the dementia care funding scandal”, while the Daily Express covers the same ground.
Tomorrow's @Daily_Express front page:— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) August 5, 2019
- Dame Bab's plea to end dementia agony
- #BakeOff split: I feel betrayed by #PaulHollywood says ex
- 20 ways to protect your eyesight
- TV's Fern: Why life's great at 62 pic.twitter.com/bfxZRwevQS
The Sun front page is about a mother battling the NHS so her daughter can be treated abroad.
And the Daily Star‘s front page says Match Of The Day host Gary Lineker wants a pay rise.