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What the papers say – February 5

Britain in the deep freeze and Brexit hotting up provide fodder for the front pages.

A wintry week ahead for Britain as the temperature rises around Brexit makes the headlines on Monday.

The Queen is also pictured on several front pages, after she made a public appearance in West Newton near Sandringham on Sunday.

On Brexit, The Times says ministers are going to attempt to stop the acrimonious row in the Tory party over Britain’s departure from the EU by reaching a compromise over the next round of negotiations.

The Metro reports on comments by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who dismissed claims that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Jacob Rees-Mogg were plotting to topple Theresa May.

The i also reports on the Prime Minister’s attempts to placate hardline Brexiteers in her party.

Meanwhile, the deputy governor of the Bank of England has warned against a “bonfire of the regulations” after Brexit, the Financial Times reports.

The Daily Mirror, Daily Star and Daily Express lead with reports on an upcoming cold snap, which forecasters say could last 10 days and send temperatures as low as minus 14C.

The Independent says it has acquired figures that show the Department for Work and Pensions paid outsourcing firms nearly £255 million to perform personal independence payment (PIP) assessments in 2017.

Lloyds bank has banned customers from buying Bitcoin on their credit cards over concerns a collapse in the value of the cryptocurrency, which has halved since December, could lead to people defaulting on payments, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The Guardian reports two Freemasons’ lodges set up for MPs and political journalists are continuing to operate in secret in Westminster.

And the Daily Mail reports on a study showing men are dying of prostate cancer because they are too embarrassed to go to the doctor.


From Belfast Telegraph