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What the papers say – May 29

Developments on both sides of the political fence lead the Wednesday papers.

What the papers say – May 29 (PA)
What the papers say – May 29 (PA)

Politics remains front and centre of the papers on Wednesday – with the Conservative leadership race and issues at the Labour Party featuring among the headlines.

The Times leads with the fallout of Jeremy Hunt’s comments that a no-deal Brexit would be “political suicide”, with the paper reporting the Foreign Secretary is losing support to Michael Gove in the race for Number 10.

The Independent leads with the Conservative leadership race and Brexit after Speaker John Bercow said MPs could block a no-deal departure.

The Daily Telegraph turns its attention to Labour, reporting that leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing a “mutiny” after grandees admitted voting for other parties and the equalities watchdog opening an investigation into the handling of anti-Semitism complaints.

The calls it Labour’s “day of turmoil”.

The Daily Mail says the watchdog’s investigation meant the Labour party faced “one of the most shameful days in its history”.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror reports that Mr Corbyn is planning to back calls for a second referendum on Brexit.

The Guardian carries an interview with Mr Bercow in which he says he intends to stay on as speaker, arguing it would not be “sensible to vacate the chair” while major issues were being discussed.

The Financial Times runs with an interview with leadership contender Matt Hancock in which he takes aim at Boris Johnson, alongside a story about Chinese e-commerce giant Ali Baba.

The Metro runs with the story of JLS singer Ortise Williams who was cleared of raping a woman.

The Sun reports claims of a rugby star sharing intimate photos.

The Daily Express says that police are “struggling” to solve burglaries, car crimes and robberies.

And the Daily Star runs with the return of Gavin and Stacey.



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