What the papers say – October 8
The spotlight on diplomatic immunity for American woman Anne Sacoolas heads a mixed bag of front page stories on Tuesday.
The case of an American diplomat’s wife wanted for questioning over the road accident death of a British man heads a varied collection of front page stories in the nation’s papers on Tuesday.
The Daily Mail leads with the grieving mother of Harry Dunn calling for the return to Britain of American diplomat’s wife Anne Sacoolas over the crash in which he died.
The Daily Mirror reports Ms Sacoolas had been fined for poor driving the US.
Tomorrow's front page: U.S. Envoy wife has driving conviction#tomorrowspaperstoday— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) October 7, 2019
US spy wife who fled Britain after crash that killed teen has driving conviction https://t.co/8Be3wwL6HL pic.twitter.com/IDqsEN8ADw
And The Times says Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge US President Donald Trump to waive Ms Sacoolas’s diplomatic immunity, a theme similar to the front page of the i.
Meanwhile, the Metro leads on the Jennifer Arcuri TV interview, reporting claims it proved Mr Johnson had lied about the nature of his relationship with her.
The Guardian carries a front page photo of Ms Arcuri, alongside a lead story that a no-deal Brexit would raise public debt to a 50-year high.
Guardian front page, Tuesday 8 October 2019: No-deal Brexit would raise public debt to 50-year high, Johnson told pic.twitter.com/athLiLiWks— The Guardian (@guardian) October 7, 2019
And the Daily Express reports on Mr Johnson’s threat to EU chiefs that a no-deal Brexit would be pushed through if Europe doesn’t offer Britain concessions.
In other news, The Independent leads with former Tory MP Heidi Allen joining the Liberal Democrats.
The Daily Telegraph reports major internet entities are “cashing in” on the misery of children, resulting in a surge in computer game addiction.
The Financial Times says increased customs paperwork under a no-deal Brexit would cost business an extra £15 billion.
The Sun runs with the appearance of a humpback whale in the Thames.
And the Daily Star carries a story on the guest of the Jeremy Kyle Show who allegedly killed himself.