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What the papers say – February 22

The latest political movements make headlines on Friday.

What the papers say – February 22 (PA)
What the papers say – February 22 (PA)

A variety of stories lead the papers on Friday, with Brexit and political divisions making headlines, as well as the murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail.

The Times leads with warnings that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faces an “exodus” of MPs from his party unless he backs calls for a second referendum on the terms of Brexit.

The Daily Telegraph leads with a vote which means churches will no longer be obliged to hold services every Sunday.

The Guardian runs with Brexit, saying that Theresa May is facing a “serious Cabinet revolt” next week, with as many as 25 people said to be ready to vote for a delay to Brexit unless “no deal” is ruled out.

The Financial Times carries news from across the Atlantic, reporting that Donald Trump is against “blocking out” Chinese firm Huawei from 5G.

The Metro carries a report of a court case in Scotland, after a 16-year-old boy was convicted of killing Alesha MacPhail.

The i reports the Liberal Democrats have offered a “pact” to the newly formed Independent Group.

The Independent says that only one in 10 jihadis returning to the UK from Syria are subject to prosecution.

The Daily Mirror reports that “hundreds” of headteachers are piloting a ban on people parking near school gates.

The Sun also carries details of the Alesha MacPhail court case, saying it was a crime that “shocked a nation”.

The Daily Mail reports on a rise in the number of school children being admitted to hospital after self-harming.

The Daily Express leads on Shamima Begum, after Jeremy Corbyn said she should be allowed to return to the UK.



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