What the papers say – October 28
The killing of the Islamic State group’s head in Syria leads many of Monday’s papers.
The manner of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death makes headlines on Monday, as does a possible route to a December election.
The Daily Express, The Times, The Sun, Metro and The Independent all splash on stories about the death of the Islamic State leader in Syria.
The Times 28/10/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) October 27, 2019
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the fugitive leader of Islamic State, blew himself up with 3 of his children after a raid in northwest Syria, President Trump announced yesterday. Photo : Al-Furqan Media/AFP via Getty Images#tomorrowspaperstoday #thetimes @thetimes pic.twitter.com/PRkuFAge14
Tomorrow's front page: The families of British terror victims saluted US special forces after their raid killed IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi saying: "Good riddance." https://t.co/W4bjg0zscm pic.twitter.com/CWlAaF4NpX— The Sun (@TheSun) October 27, 2019
Meanwhile, The Daily Telegraph says a Liberal Democrats’ offer to Prime Minister Boris Johnson could lead to a December election.
Tomorrow's front page pic.twitter.com/xR05l7dQmz— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) October 27, 2019
The Daily Mail leads with a story reporting the head of the NHS will launch an “outspoken attack on the homeopathy industry for peddling deadly anti-vaccine myths”.
And The Guardian says a leak has revealed the EU is ready to give the UK a three-month Brexit extension, while the i reports that a pre-Christmas election is looming.
Guardian front page, Monday 28 October 2019: EU ready to give UK three-month Brexit extension, leak reveals pic.twitter.com/r8VGBQUaVn— Guardian news (@guardiannews) October 27, 2019
The Financial Times features a picture of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but its splash is on the supposed financial woes of The Daily Telegraph newspaper.
The Daily Mirror says Mr Johnson is not to be trusted with getting a good post-Brexit trade deal with the US.
And the Daily Star splash reports that “Police chiefs have been slammed for allowing sensitive snowflake cops to leave training sessions with too much swearing.”
Tomorrow's @Daily_Star #frontpage:— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) October 27, 2019
- Police farce shocker: Thick-skinned blue line
- #Corrie's #CatherineTyldesley out #StrictlyComeDancing2019
- #AntandDec war hero
- Abbey's fabby hols!#frontpagestoday pic.twitter.com/SXRJJqHwjw