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What the papers say – May 7

There are also reports of a ‘new deportation scandal’.


What the papers say - May 7

What the papers say - May 7

What the papers say - May 7

Brexit is never far from the front pages, and Bank Holiday Monday is no exception, while supportive messages for Sir Alex Ferguson also make headlines.

The Times claims the European Union is seeking to place restrictions on trade and free-market policies on Britain post-Brexit as the bloc fears a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn.

The Daily Telegraph features new proposals to give grandparents the right to see their grandchildren following divorces.

The Guardian’s main image is Manchester City fans wishing Sir Alex Ferguson a speedy recovery, while the front page claims at least a thousand skilled migrants are wrongly facing deportation.

The Financial Times reports that Theresa May is looking to press on with a plan for the UK to maintain a customs partnership with the EU post-Brexit.

The i carries the same story, saying the Prime Minister is risking the “wrath of Tory rebels”.

The Independent carries the results of a poll suggesting more than 50% of British people think the Windrush scandal has revealed wider problems with immigration in the UK.

The Daily Mirror leads with Eamonn Holmes, who has urged people to pray for Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Sun reports on the alleged off-field activities of Andrew Flintoff.

The Daily Mail carries a picture of a river in Yorkshire littered with plastic, saying the picture “shames Britain”.

The Daily Express reports on a “weekend of violence on the streets of Britain” after three people died in the last two days.

And the Daily Starreports that football has united behind Sir Alex Ferguson.