What the papers say – June 12
A variety of stories make the front pages on Wednesday.
Stories on weather, Brexit jockeying and reaction to charging old age pensioners for TV licences lead Wednesday’s papers.
The Daily Star and Metro feature weather on their front pages, with the latter predicting a “monsoon” as Britain is forecast for its wettest June on record.
Labour is bidding for Tory support to stop any new Prime Minister from forcing a no-deal Brexit in October, according to The Guardian.
The Guardian front page, Wednesday 12 June 2019: Extreme weather triggers fastest carbon emissions rise in a decade pic.twitter.com/XaewoM5Rjk— The Guardian (@guardian) June 11, 2019
Continuing with Brexit, the Daily Express reports that Boris Johnson says Britain must quit the EU by October 31.
In tomorrow's @Daily_Express— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) June 11, 2019
- @BorisJohnson set to vow to sort #Brexit by October 31
- Kate Middleton shears sheep in hands-on display
- @susannareid100 in tears over axe to free TV licences #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/w0jgy2ja4M
Meanwhile, The Scotsman reports Mr Johnson is considering rowing back on his plan for tax cuts for the wealthy after an “outcry” from leadership rivals and opposition parties.
The Daily Mirror quotes a royal source as saying the Duke of Sussex wants to rid Angola of land mines “to fulfil his mother’s legacy”.
Financier Neil Woodford faces the “humiliation” of being removed from his namesake investment trust, the Financial Times reports.
The Charity Commission has warned Oxfam that it must produce a radical reform plan in three weeks or risk losing hundreds of millions in aid funding following a report into sex scandals in Haiti, The Times says.
The Times 12/6/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) June 11, 2019
The behaviour of Roland van Hauwermeiren, Oxfam’s country director in Haiti, was exposed by a Times investigation in February 2018 relating to sex with Haiti survivors. The charity watchdog issued Oxfam with a warning.#thetimes #tomorrowspaperstoday @thetimes pic.twitter.com/GDTNwsP9of
And the Daily Mail and The Sun report hundreds of thousands have signed petitions against means-testing over-75s for TV licences.