What the papers say – June 13
Brexit and the Singapore summit dominate the headlines.
The Singapore summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un and the Brexit latest make the fronts of Wednesday’s papers.
The Times leads with a picture of the US and North Korean leaders above a story about the United States calling an end to “war games” on the Korean peninsula.
The Guardian says the US promise to suspend military exercises with South Korea was made in a bid to “woo” Mr Kim, while the main story focuses on the Brexit bill and Theresa May “narrowly avoiding a humiliating defeat”.
The Guardian front page, Wednesday 13 June 2018: May escapes Brexit bill defeat as Tory rebels accept concessions pic.twitter.com/8T08xstBAS— The Guardian (@guardian) June 12, 2018
According to the Financial Times, Conservative rebels forced Mrs May into a “Brexit climbdown”, with the concession “all but ruling out a no-deal Brexit”.
The Independent also runs with a similar line, saying the climbdown handed Parliament greater control of Brexit if Mrs May fails to seal a deal.
The Sun calls Mrs May “desperate”, referring to the situation as “chaos”, with Leavers and Remainers appearing to be told different things about any potential “veto” of a no-deal.
Tomorrow's front page: May the farce be with you pic.twitter.com/jIMcTZAfp4— The Sun (@TheSun) June 12, 2018
And the Daily Telegraph reports that a trio of Government ministers have held talks with anti-Brexit campaigners who wish to hold a second EU referendum, while the Daily Express says the PM “fought off” Brexit rebels, and that the Government had quelled a Tory revolt.
Meanwhile, the Metro‘s main picture is of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, with the paper running the headline: “Kim hearts Don”.
Its lead story is also on the Brexit vote, with the paper reporting that Mrs May had bought time on the bill after offering concessions.
The i runs with the headline: “May wins the day”, saying the Prime Minister avoided a “disastrous Brexit defeat”.
Elsewhere, the Daily Mirror leads with a “crisis in our classrooms”, with headteachers warning about the dangers of addictive games such as Fortnite.
The Daily Mail carries a story about the rate of prosecutions of British jihadis returning from Iraq and Syria, with the paper reporting 40 out of 400 have been subject to legal action.
And the Daily Star reports on the health of actor Leslie Grantham.