What the papers say – July 27
Chaos for holidaymakers features prominently on the front pages.
Travel misery and pledges from new Prime Minister Boris Johnson make the headlines on Saturday.
The Times reports that Mr Johnson is to target Labour’s pro-Brexit heartlands and promise to spend more than £2 billion on deprived towns.
The Times 27/7/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) July 26, 2019
Ferrets are just some of the animal attractions at the 61st Game Fair, a celebration of the British countryside, at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, until Sunday 28th. Photo : Zachary Culpin/Solent News & Photo Agency#thetimes #tomorrowspaperstoday @thetimes pic.twitter.com/7AnCkrLnSx
The Financial Times leads on Brexit, and says Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has warned Mr Johnson that a hard Brexit could threaten the place of Northern Ireland and Scotland in the UK.
Just published: front page of FT Weekend, UK edition, Saturday 27 July pic.twitter.com/yTSnHuauCr— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) July 26, 2019
Jacob Rees-Mogg features on the front of The Daily Telegraph, with the new Commons Leader saying in an interview that the only way Conservative rebels can stop Brexit is to revoke Article 50.
Fears of a no-deal Brexit have fuelled the decline of the pound, the Daily Mail reports, as sterling hit its lowest rate ever against the euro in any mid-summer.
The Daily Mirror leads on what is calls “hols hell” after the weather sparked travel chaos in the UK.
The Daily Express says thousands of families had their holiday plans wrecked as storms combined with technical failures and industrial action.
Tomorrow's @Daily_Express #frontpage— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) July 26, 2019
- Travel misery ruins holidays
- #Boris Popular in Birmingham... less so in Brussels #BorisBritain
- The day I aged fifty years and turned invisible
- Free ice lolly at Spar #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/xFZ0XvqnYs
And the Daily Star brands the disruption “pathetic”.
Tomorrow's @Daily_Star #frontpage— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) July 26, 2019
- PATHETIC: A little bit of sun, a splash of rain... and the whole of Britain falls apart
- Gulls just wanna have fun!
- Free Celeb and TV mag and racing pullout
- Free ice lolly at Spar #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/axXYalk3nu
In other news, The Guardian reports that just 1.5% of rape cases reported to police result in a suspect being summonsed or charged.
Guardian front page, Saturday 27 July 2019: Revealed: collapse in rape cases that end up in court pic.twitter.com/gyS750ED1H— The Guardian (@guardian) July 26, 2019
And The Sun claims Harry and Meghan’s neighbours have been asked not to talk to the couple or ask to see baby Archie.