What the papers say – July 12
England’s cricketers trouncing Australia makes all the front pages, with Labour party woes, defence and tax amongst the non-sport headlines.
Labour’s troubles are compounded, while England’s cricket win over Australia is a cause for national rejoicing in Friday’s papers.
The Guardian reports that more than 30 whistleblowers including current members of staff will submit evidence to the equalities watchdog’s examination of anti-Semitism within Labour, amid warnings the party had failed to grasp the seriousness of the investigation.
Guardian front page, Friday 12 July 2019: Dozens more will testify over Labour antisemitism pic.twitter.com/k2vyWPfNJT— The Guardian (@guardian) July 11, 2019
The Financial Times says the UK and France are tackling the US over taxing big technology companies. It also gives prominence to the England cricket team beating Australia to reach the World Cup final.
On our front page tmrw: France and the UK square up to the US over taxing big tech and the England cricket team beats the Aussies to reach the World Cup final #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/6XKyTuqIQN— Matthew Garrahan (@MattGarrahan) July 11, 2019
The Independent‘s lead picture is of rejoicing England cricketers, and its main story quotes Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson saying the smearing of whistleblowers who spoke to BBC’s Panorama programme by party officials is “deplorable”.
The Times has a front page picture of England’s victorious cricketers and an intriguing lead story about “radical” prison reforms which could see inmates handed cell keys.
Meanwhile, the Daily Express reports that House of Commons staff have suffered sexual assaults and harassment, while also taking delight in England’s cricket win over Australia.
Here is tomorrow's @Daily_Express #frontpage:— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) July 11, 2019
- #HouseofCommons staff suffer sex assaults and harassment
- #England thrash the Aussies to make it through to #CricketWorldCup2019 final#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/kWPKPTATmg
The Daily Mail leads says a woman it calls “Britain’s most notorious female paedophile” is being freed after less than 10 years in jail.
The Daily Telegraph leads with Tory leader aspirant Jeremy Hunt saying Britain must strengthen its navy in response to the Iran shipping crisis.
And the Daily Star‘s front page has an exclusive on “hacker pervs” allegedly sending sexts from Paul Gascoigne’s phone.
Here is tomorrow's @Daily_Star #frontpage:— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) July 11, 2019
- EXCLUSIVE: Hacker pervs send sexts from #Gazza's phone
- #LoveIsland's Curtis is at it again
- #England through to #CricketWorldCup19 final after smashing the Aussies #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/pPgZ34sZ8k