What the papers say – June 27
Pictures showing the hot weather are among the images on Wednesday’s fronts.
Cabinet divisions, defence spending and Brexit all have found their way on to the fronts of Wednesday’s papers.
The Times leads on Gavin Williamson, with the Defence Secretary to “pitch” for £4 billion extra a year next week to be spent on the armed forces.
The Daily Telegraph says Business Secretary Greg Clark has been accused of “project fear mark two” over Brexit after allegedly praising the “business voice” that puts “evidence before ideology” about Britain’s exit from the European Union at a speech.
The Guardian also runs with Brexit, with trade unions joining with the Confederation of British Industry in calling for the pace of negotiations to step up.
The Guardian front page, Wednesday 27 June 2018: Unions join business leaders to demand urgency in Brexit talks pic.twitter.com/eZCTxe2euA— The Guardian (@guardian) June 26, 2018
The Financial Times leads with General Electric taking steps towards breaking up the conglomerate with two large divisions – healthcare and oil – being spun off.
The Metro runs with the trial of Khalid Ali, who is facing life in prison after being found guilty of plotting a terror attack.
The i reports that Cabinet “squabbling” over taxation is damaging the Conservatives’ chances at the next election.
The Daily Mirror reports GPs have voted to cap the number of appointments they hold in a day.
The Sun shows its support for England ahead of their World Cup match against Belgium on Thursday.
The Daily Mail carries comments from justice minister Rory Stewart who said that many sentences of less than a year should be cut to tackle prison overcrowding.
The Daily Express carries the latest from the royal visit to the Middle East, where the Duke of Cambridge was asked to pass a message of hope from Israel to Palestine.
The Daily Star reports on the weather latest, saying the heatwave has been a killer with three people dying.