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What the papers say – May 2

The papers also report on the ‘death of the sickie’.


What the papers say - May 2

What the papers say - May 2

What the papers say - May 2

Brexit, tax havens and car safety all appear on the fronts of Wednesday’s papers, while pictures of revellers celebrating May 1 are also featured.

The Times leads with an inquest into the death of a former Gurkha who was killed when he swerved his car and struck a tree. The coroner’s court reportedly heard that BMW failed to recall thousands of cars which had a potential problem which meant the vehicles could stall.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Theresa May has been told she should abandon plans for a post-Brexit customs partnership with the European Union or the Government could collapse.

The Guardian reports on so-called dirty money, saying that British overseas territories, including the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands, will be forced to identify company owners.

The Financial Times leads with a report that up to 7,000 foreign students may have falsely been accused of faking their English language proficiency by the Home Office.

The Metro leads with online attacks against the new Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

The i runs with what it calls a “u-turn” on tax havens, which will see people using British Overseas Territories to house money being identified.

The Independent runs with the same story, with campaigners calling the move a “huge win”.

The Daily Mirror runs with the story of Max Johnson, who has met the family of the heart donor which saved his life.

The Sun reports that actress Sheridan Smith is due to tie the knot.

The Daily Mail says Theresa May has been warned a customs partnership with the European Union post-Brexit would make the country a “vassal state”.

The Daily Express carries a poll which suggests Labour and the Conservatives are level pegging, while 43% of people think she is the “right person for the job”.

The Daily Star leads on a court hearing relating to the anonymity afforded to killer Jon Venables. James Bulger’s mother said she does not want the child murderer to be unmasked.