What the papers say – September 12
The Scottish Court ruling on proroguing dominates papers.
The Scottish Court of Session’s ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament was unlawful dominates the nation’s papers on Thursday, along with more forecasts about imminent developments on Brexit.
The Daily Mirror attacks Mr Johnson over the court’s ruling that he “lied to the Queen”, a theme echoed in Metro and the i.
Thursday's front page: Constitutional crisis as Queen dragged into 'unlawful' shutdown of Commons pic.twitter.com/n2bYMch8gp— i newspaper (@theipaper) September 11, 2019
The Independent leads with the Scottish court’s decision, and on water vapour having been discovered on a distant planet.
The Times reports on the court ruling, and on Mr Johnson defying MPs by refusing to publish private message on proroguing Parliament, rather than merely the publicly released Operation Yellowhammer documents.
Tomorrow's front page:— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) September 11, 2019
'PM blocks key memos on shutting Commons'
Our front page picture shows the British-Australian couple, Jolie King and Mark Firkin who have been named as the two people being detained in Iran
Read more here:https://t.co/HQJ5YN7s2v#TomorrowsPaperToday pic.twitter.com/G346BQZINg
The Daily Telegraph says Mr Johnson has offered his 21 rebel MPs the chance to appeal against the withdrawal of the whip, hinting he needs the numbers on his side for a coming Brexit battle in Parliament over Northern Ireland.
The Guardian reports on fears of chaos under a no-deal exit as ministers are forced to publish Operation Yellowhammer documents.
The Guardian front page, Thursday 12 September 2019: Fears of no-deal chaos as ministers forced to publish secret documents pic.twitter.com/LfDALnHWyO— The Guardian (@guardian) September 11, 2019
And the Daily Express leads with Mr Johnson vowing not to form an alliance with the Brexit Party to ensure victory at the next election.
Here is tomorrow's @Daily_Express #frontpage:— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) September 11, 2019
- I won't do deal with @Nigel_Farage, says @BorisJohnson
- NHS green light for life-saving wonder drug
- #PrinceHarry seals mega 9/11 charity deal
- Fashion queen #OliviaColman stars in Vogue#tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/e6dIc8X4O0
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports on the UK being at the bottom of international rankings on cancer survival rates.
The Financial Times says a likely rejection is coming for the Hong Kong bourse’s bid to buy the London Stock Exchange.
The Sun reports on Andrew Flintoff’s accident while filming Top Gear.
TOMORROW'S FRONT PAGE: Top Gear star Freddie Flintoff miraculously walked away from a 124mph horror crash while filming at the same spot where Richard Hammond almost died. https://t.co/utk8mhtdfo pic.twitter.com/TYoAtxDrqi— The Sun (@TheSun) September 11, 2019
And the Daily Star reports on the “shame” felt by Emmerdale’s Asan N’Jie over a public spat with another soap star.
Here is tomorrow's @Daily_Star #frontpage:— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) September 11, 2019
- Axed #Emmerdale star says she's 'so ashamed'
- #LoveIsland's India says she's NOT cheating on Ovie
- @GaryLineker says footie mob tried to kill his son#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/RqEcdKDRHo