What the papers say – June 6
Brexit, crime and Kate Spade top the agenda.
Labour Brexit policy and violent crime make headlines on Tuesday.
Several papers also carry images of American fashion designer and entrepreneur Kate Spade, who was found dead in her New York apartment after an apparent suicide.
The Guardian leads with a shift by Labour to propose seeking an “internal market” for a new and close relationship with the EU that would provide full access to the single market while falling short of full membership.
Guardian front page, Wednesday 6 June 2018: Labour seeks full access to single market pic.twitter.com/xT1fBP23un— Guardian news (@guardiannews) June 5, 2018
The Times says the significant change in policy aims to unite the party around the issue and marks a shift towards the “softest possible” Brexit.
The Daily Mail says the country is “in the grip of a violent crime wave” as figures showed more than 60 armed robberies were being committed every day.
And the Daily Express asks if the authorities have lost control of Britain’s streets after a “spate of savage crimes”.
The mugging of Michael McIntyre makes The Sun‘s front page after the paper acquired footage of the moment the comedian was attacked by two robbers on a moped.
In other news, failures by Oxbridge to attract more black students are “staggering”, Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has told the Daily Telegraph.
The Financial Times leads on alleged actions by the former chief executive of Cambridge Analytica in the lead-up to the Facebook data scandal.
The Independent‘s online edition reports on an accusation that Conservatives are failing to tackle Islamophobia out of fear of damaging political power.
The i leads with the Cabinet’s decision to give the go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow.
And the Daily Mirror says a poll suggests four in five people back a 1p rise in National Insurance to increase funding for the NHS.