What the papers say – December 12
Election day dominates the newspapers on Thursday.
The General Election is the only story in town on Thursday, with some papers making their recommendations and others reporting on a likely close race.
The Daily Express, The Sun and the Daily Mail have urged their readers to vote Conservative.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) December 11, 2019
— The Sun (@TheSun) December 11, 2019
The Daily Telegraph flags several pro-Tory columns on its front, but leads with the election being poised “on a knife edge”.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) December 11, 2019
The Daily Mirror urges readers to elect the Labour Party, while The Guardian reports on opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn calling on voters to “shock” the establishment.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) December 11, 2019
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 11, 2019
Guardian front page, Thursday 12 December 2019: Corbyn urges voters to deliver ‘shock to the establishment' pic.twitter.com/dCyYOd2nTv
The Times says the Tories are facing a last-minute threat from the Brexit Party, with a study suggesting they might cost the Conservatives 16 seats.
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) December 11, 2019
The Times 12/12/2019
The broadcaster David Bellamy, who popularised botany and had a voice often parodied by impressionists, has died aged 86. Photo : Mark Thomas/Rex/Shutterstock#tomorrowspaperstoday #thetimes #davidbellamy @thetimes pic.twitter.com/gZk1kvUZ4W
The Independent reports on polls forecasting a slim Tory majority, but says a Brexit deal will be impossible by 2021.
— Thair Shaikh (@ThairShaikh) December 11, 2019
The i and Metro play a straighter bat, saying today is the day Britain decides its fate.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) December 11, 2019
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) December 11, 2019
The Yorkshire Post takes a different tack, with a front page editorial calling for electoral reform after a campaign laced with “spin, conjecture and downright deceit”.
— James Mitchinson (@JayMitchinson) December 11, 2019
“The people of this country must never again be asked to navigate a maelstrom of misinformation in order to decide who will govern them.”
We’re on the side of truth. We are calling for an end to the lies. The deception. The fakery. @ElectoralCommUK we are knocking on your door. pic.twitter.com/yHVNyzdWbb
The Financial Times says polls indicate the Tories might not secure a decisive majority.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) December 11, 2019
And even the Daily Star leads with the election, though it has mocked-up Boris Johnson and Mr Corbyn in clown outfits.
— Daily Star (@dailystar) December 11, 2019