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What the papers say – February 11

Brexit, insects and equine flu all make the front pages on Monday.

What the papers say – February 11
What the papers say – February 11

A mixed bag of news makes the headlines on Monday – from the latest on Brexit to the ongoing equine flu outbreak.

Olivia Colman also features on several front pages after her film The Favourite won big at the Baftas.

The Times reports that Theresa May opened the door to a soft Brexit by engaging with Jeremy Corbyn on a customs union, adding that the move puts her at risk of losing the support of members of her Cabinet.

The Financial Times says the PM indicated her willingness to work with Labour to break the Brexit impasse as she offered fresh concessions on workers’ rights and called for further cross-party talks.

The Guardian leads on a global scientific review which suggests a plummeting number of insects could lead to a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”.

And the Daily Telegraph reports on allegations against Topshop owner Sir Philip Green.

HS2 makes the front of the Daily Mail, which says a growing Cabinet revolt is threatening to sink the rail link.

The equine flu outbreak which has stopped horse racing in Britain makes the front of the Daily Star.

And the Daily Express leads on a study which suggests one in three people live in an area with dangerously high levels of air pollution.

In other news, the i leads on an investigation into low-income workers living in squalid and dangerous properties, while the Daily Mirror runs with its campaign to save free TV licences for the over-75s.

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