What the papers say – November 21
The front pages are led by the Duke of York stepping down from public life amid the fallout over his relationship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The Duke of York’s decision to step down from royal duties fills the nation’s papers on Thursday’s.
The Times headline says Andrew “stands down after crisis talks with Queen”, the Daily Mail casts the duke as an “Outcast”, and the Daily Mirror leads with the headline “I’m sorry mummy”.
The Times 21/11/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) November 20, 2019
The Duke of York has stepped down from public duties after crisis talks with the Queen and the Prince of Wales in the wake of his BBC Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis. Photo : Jamie Wiseman/Daily Mail#tomorrowspaperstoday #thetimes @thetimes pic.twitter.com/v1N8pju9xp
Andrew was “shamed into stepping down” from his duties, the Daily Express says, with the i claiming there is a “Crisis at the palace”.
Here is tomorrow's @Daily_Express #frontpage:— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) November 20, 2019
- #PrinceAndrew shamed into stepping down from royal duties
- #BorisJohnson's tax giveaway - £465 windfall for millions of workers #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/TuTSyd1uGu
The Daily Telegraph also reports on the duke’s departure from public life, and covers an election pledge by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the elderly will not have to sell their homes to pay for social care.
Meanwhile, Labour has promised £75 billion to tackle the “UK housing crisis” if elected, according to The Guardian.
Guardian front page, 21.11.19: Labour in £75bn pledge to tackle UK housing crisis pic.twitter.com/Bxus57LpsW— The Guardian (@guardian) November 20, 2019
The US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, has testified he followed orders from US President Donald Trump “on Ukraine quid pro quo”, the Financial Times reports.
The Independent continues its reporting on the deaths of babies and mothers in the care of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, saying hundreds of families are still “in dark” over the situation.
And the Daily Star decries a “Scrooge ban on Xmas Crackers” by “Barmy business bosses” who want to do away with excess waste.