What the papers say – January 26
Photographs of Theresa May meeting Donald Trump feature prominently on the front pages.
A meeting between Theresa May and Donald Trump, a warning from the Defence Secretary over a Russian attack on Britain and an emotional plea from Dame Tessa Jowell all make the front pages on Friday.
Many of the nationals feature a picture of the British Prime Minister sitting side-by-side with US president Mr Trump during talks at the World Economic Forum in Swiss ski resort Davos.
The Times reports that Mr Trump said he wanted to scotch a “fake rumour” of a rift between Britain and the US, with the pair agreeing the outline of the president’s “stripped-down” trip to the UK in the summer.
The paper also reports that Mrs May rebuked Chancellor Philip Hammond after he predicted “very modest” changes to Britain’s relationship with the EU after Brexit.
The Metro carries a photograph of Mrs May and Mr Trump shaking hands, saying their body language “showed they have kissed and made up and the special relationship is back on”.
The i uses the same snap, and says Mr Trump’s trip to Britain will be “less prestigious” than the state visit originally proposed by Mrs May a year ago.
The Guardian, meanwhile, picks up the story of Mr Hammond’s comments on Brexit, and reports that the PM’s leadership was “under threat” as she tried to quell a new Brexit revolt.
Guardian front page, Friday 26 January 2018: May’s leadership under threat as fresh Tory revolt erupts over Brexit pic.twitter.com/bKXisZix1U— The Guardian (@guardian) January 25, 2018
Mr Hammond’s speech “outraged” Eurosceptics, the Financial Times says, reporting that the “fragile” Conservative party truce on Europe was “blown apart”.
Strong words from Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson make the front of the Daily Telegraph, as he warned Russia could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands” of deaths in an attack on Britain that would cripple the UK’s energy supply.
And the Daily Mirror reports on a poignant speech by Labour veteran Baroness Jowell, who brought the House of Lords to tears as she spoke of her terminal brain tumour and pleaded for more NHS funding to help fellow sufferers.
The headline reads: “Let us live well with cancer… not just die from it”.
Elsewhere, the Sun reports that Laura Plummer, the British woman jailed in Egypt for taking illegal painkillers into the country, is preparing to be freed in the coming days.
Tomorrow's front page: 'Laura Plummer out of jail within 48 hours' pic.twitter.com/e70Dpaif3j— The Sun (@TheSun) January 25, 2018
The Daily Mail claims meat from a supplier at the centre of a health scare was served at several chains for 12 days before the public was warned, while the Express reports that experts have warned diabetes can increase someone’s chances of being struck down by dementia.