What the papers say – February 14
Brexit speeches and the ongoing Oxfam scandal feature prominently on the front pages.
Oxfam continues to make headlines in Wednesday’s papers, while Boris Johnson and Barry Bennell also appear on the fronts.
The Times leads with the latest developments in the Oxfam sex scandal, reporting that the charity’s director in Haiti – Roland van Hauwermeiren – had already been investigated for allegedly using prostitutes while working for another charity.
Brexit leads the Daily Telegraph, with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson set to warn about the dangers of Brussels continuing to have influence over laws in the UK following the country’s exit from the bloc, saying it could damage trade deals.
Barry Bennell leads the Guardian after the former football coach was found guilty of multiple sex offences against boys while working at Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra.
Guardian front page, Wednesday 14 February 2018: Former coach found guilty of sexually abusing youth footballers pic.twitter.com/S18htNix3n— The Guardian (@guardian) February 13, 2018
The Financial Times leads on South Africa, where Jacob Zuma has been told to step down as president by the African National Congress.
Property leads the Metro, which reports the number of first-time buyers is at its highest level for more than a decade.
The i carries a preview of Boris Johnson’s speech, which is entitled The Road to Brexit: A United Kingdom.
The Independent runs with claims the Government is “woefully underprepared” to deal with changes to immigration after Brexit.
Oxfam leads the Daily Mail, which says that more than 1,000 people have cancelled their standing orders to the charity as part of a “backlash”.
The Daily Mirror runs with a story claiming “arrogant yobs” at a Conservative event in Oxford groped women.
The Sun reports Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is “repulsed” by an alleged scam which saw hundreds of false abuse claims made against British troops during the Gulf War.
House prices lead the Daily Express, which reports the average property has increased by £1,000 in a month.
And the Daily Star leads on the return of British holidaymakers to Tunisia after the Sousse attacks in 2015.