What the papers say – May 28
The implications of Thursday’s European elections for the Conservative and Labour parties lead the papers.
The continuing fallout from the European elections – as well as the unfolding race to become the next Prime Minister – make the headlines at the start of the working week.
The Times leads with a picture of a jubilant Nigel Farage after the Brexit Party’s performance at the ballot box, reporting that contenders for the Conservative leadership have “embraced a no-deal Brexit to see off the threat” of the former Ukip leader.
The Times 28/5/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) May 27, 2019
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks to the media during a press conference 27/5/2019. They scored a resounding win in the EU elections, winning at least 32 percent of the vote. Photo : Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA#thetimes #tomorrowspaperstoday @thetimes pic.twitter.com/jPKlmOtWVN
However, the Daily Telegraph leads with comments made by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who said it would be “political suicide” to push for a hard exit from the European Union.
The Financial Times says both the Conservative and Labour parties are “rushing to revise their Brexit stance” after the vote on Thursday.
The Guardian focuses on the Labour side of the debate, with leader Jeremy Corbyn pledging to support a second referendum on a Brexit deal.
The Guardian front page, Tuesday 28 May 2019: Brexit deal must be put to public vote, says Corbyn pic.twitter.com/0m0rqOR1dV— The Guardian (@guardian) May 27, 2019
But The Independent reports that senior Labour party figures are “at odds” with Mr Corbyn over a second referendum.
The Daily Mail writes that Mr Corbyn is “close to surrender” to backing a second referendum.
The Metro says that Mr Farage has his sights on Westminster – with the Brexit Party leader saying he could win a general election.
The i carries a similar tale, reporting Mr Farage saying he does not trust the Conservatives to deliver Brexit.
The Daily Mirror writes about the “Euro elections fallout”, saying that the Conservative leadership contest has taken a “lurch to the right”.
The Sun says there is panic after the “rout” at the ballot box.
The Daily Express writes that Conservative leadership candidates are taking part in a “scramble to make promises on us quitting the EU”.
Tomorrow's @Daily_Express #frontpages— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) May 27, 2019
- Battle to get Brexit sorted
- #Mastechef 's #GreggWallace on why he was scared to be a dad at 54
- Victory in fight to halt care home abuse #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/BK3PkCQABa
And the Daily Star reports a schoolboy awoke from a coma after his mother sprayed his favourite deodorant.
Tomorrow's @Daily_Star #frontpages— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) May 27, 2019
- The Lynx effect: Lad brought out of coma by smell of fave deodorant
- #LoveIsland is back and uneven better
- Prince William loving #AstonVilla promotion
- @AleshaOfficial 's second baby is on the way #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/IALfMuwg40