What the papers say – June 28
A variety of stories feature on the front pages.
Boris Johnson’s leadership bid, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s trip to South Africa, and a potential cure for baldness all make the front pages on Friday.
The Times reports that Mr Johnson is preparing an emergency budget for a no-deal Brexit including aggressive tax cuts and an overhaul of stamp duty if he becomes prime minister.
The Guardian carries comments from the European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt, who has warned that the Tory leadership front-runner is locking the UK in to a no-deal Brexit with his use of “false promises”.
Guardian front page, Friday 28 June 2019: Johnson’s ‘false promises’ locking UK into no deal, says Brussels chief pic.twitter.com/WcjFxDbsgU— The Guardian (@guardian) June 27, 2019
Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson has said the UK could break up under Mr Johnson, the i says.
Mr Johnson also appears on the front of the Daily Mail, which claims the BBC cut a crude remark by the then foreign secretary about the French from a TV documentary.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror reports that Harry and Meghan will take baby Archie on a two-week visit to South Africa this autumn.
The Sun leads on research by scientists who say they have found a way of growing natural-looking hair using stem cells.
And the Daily Express carries an interview with West Midlands Police Chief Constable Dave Thompson on youth violence.
Tomorrow's @Daily_Express #frontpage— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) June 27, 2019
- Life is a 'war zone' for today's children
- #Archie on tour as royals off for African adventure #ArchieHarrison
- The sun has got its hat on in 91f weekend scorcher 🌞🥵
- England's #Lionesses roar to victory #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/X8lMY7RL8D
Crime also leads the Daily Telegraph, which reports that police forces are letting users of class A drugs avoid prosecution.
Elsewhere, the Daily Star leads on a story about Inbetweeners star James Buckley.
Tomorrow's @Daily_Star #frontpage— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) June 27, 2019
- 'I am being destroyed by fame' says #Inbetweeners @James_Buckley
- Her we go! #Lionesses roar into semi finals
- #LoveIsland flirty dozen: Show's hot newbies stir it up
- Snorkel girl killed by three sharks #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/Szg4ItxrhP
And the Financial Times has an interview with Vladimir Putin as the G20 summit begins in Japan.