What the papers say – February 9
Foreign aid, the NHS and interest rates are also making headlines.
The Brexit latest and the capturing of two so-called Islamic State fighters known as ‘The Beatles’ are making the headlines in Friday’s papers.
The Times leads on an investigation which it claims shows workers for Oxfam “covered up the use of prostitutes” in Haiti. The charity said the internal investigation into the claims was launched publicly.
Brexit continues to be a staple on the front of the Daily Telegraph, with the paper reporting that Jeremy Corbyn told EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier that he was open to Britain remaining in the customs union.
The Guardian leads on a “crackdown” on unpaid internships, saying HMRC will be writing warning letters to those who flout the rules. The paper also reports that British drivers may need new licences to travel abroad post-Brexit.
Guardian front page, Friday 9 February 2018: Ministers warn employers over unpaid interns pic.twitter.com/WdbB3HuPaU— The Guardian (@guardian) February 8, 2018
The potential increase of interest rates in the UK is making headlines in the Financial Times, with the paper reporting it was likely to raise them earlier and faster than previously expected.
The Metro leads on two British extremists believed to have been members of Islamic State’s brutal executions group dubbed “The Beatles” reportedly being captured.
The i carries the same story, saying ‘The Beatles’ are accused of 27 murders and were seized by Kurdish forces.
The Independent carries a striking picture of a North Korean military display alongside a story saying human eggs have been grown in a laboratory in a scientific first.
The Daily Mail runs with a story about George Soros who has been told to “butt out” after “bankrolling efforts to keep Britain in the EU”.
The Sun carries a story about a three-year-old who was asked to put down a toy car after allegedly breaking by-laws in a London park.
The Daily Mirror runs with waits being suffered by NHS patients.
The Daily Star runs with a story about Amanda Holden “appearing to let rip” at Britain’s Got Talent auditions.
While the Daily Express leads with a campaign to cut the foreign aid bill.