What the papers say – June 8
Honours, a court case and the Conservative leadership latest make the front pages.
A range of stories lead the Saturday papers, with the Queen’s Birthday Honours, the Conservative leadership race and the court case of Sally Challen making an appearance.
The Times leads with an anti-semitism “row” in the Labour Party relating to Peterborough by-election victor Lisa Forbes, with a senior backbencher calling for the whip to be withdrawn.
The Times 8/6/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) June 7, 2019
Sally Challen and husband Richard whom she killed with a hammer after enduring 40 years of coercive control in their marriage. She was released by the Old Bailey after being told she would not face a retrial for murder.#thetimes #tomorrowspaperstoday @thetimes pic.twitter.com/R70ZF2QQF7
An admission that Conservative leadership hopeful Michael Gove took cocaine “on several social occasions” leads the Daily Mail and The Sun.
The Daily Telegraph leads with the Queen’s Birthday Honours and a damehood for Carolyn Fairburn who, the paper says, was accused of being an architect of Project Fear in the Brexit referendum.
The i says “true British heroes” have been honoured.
The Guardian leads with its University Guide which has seen Oxford fall to third place in the UK rankings, behind Cambridge and the University of St Andrews.
The Guardian front page, Saturday 8 June 2019: Oxford falls to third place in university rankings pic.twitter.com/KKC9Dwh3gx— The Guardian (@guardian) June 7, 2019
The Financial Times carries the latest on Neil Woodford.
The Independent and the Daily Express both lead with the story of Sally Challen, who served eight years in jail for killing her husband and whose murder retrial was dropped on Friday.
Here is tomorrow's @Daily_Express #frontpage:— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) June 7, 2019
- Abuse victim #SallyChallen walks free after dropped murder retrial - but still loves her husband
- Three people die from listeria in hospital sandwiches
- Royal honour for TV queen #OliviaColman #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/wNNZPVHjTT
And the Daily Star reports that Jeremy Kyle has been summoned to appear before MPs.
Here is tomorrow's @Daily_Star #frontpage:— Daily Star (@dailystar) June 7, 2019
- #JeremyKyle to be grilled by MPs over guest suicide
- #LoveIsland's Lucie is jealous of Molly
- #MichaelBarrymore 'deserves an Oscar' for @piersmorgan interview#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/c9LISumuA0