What the papers say – September 16
Political stories from home and abroad make Monday’s front pages.
A variety of stories make the front pages at the start of the working week – from more moves on Brexit through to trouble in the Middle East.
The Times leads with unrest between the United States and Iran – after Washington accused Tehran of launching drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) September 15, 2019
The Financial Times carries the financial implications to the attack which has seen production levels halve.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) September 15, 2019
The Daily Telegraph runs with Brexit, and carries a column from Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying he wants to “get this thing done”, adding there were “real signs of movement” on the Irish backstop.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) September 15, 2019
The Guardian carries reaction to Mr Johnson comparing himself to the Incredible Hulk alongside an investigation which suggests a rise in children linked to county lines gangs.
— The Guardian (@guardian) September 15, 2019
Guardian front page, Monday 16 September 2019: Surge in UK children linked to ‘county lines’ drug gangs pic.twitter.com/qXjQhGtjRU
Metro puts the Hulk story front and centre – with Guy Verhofstadt calling Mr Johnson “infantile” after making the comparison.
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) September 15, 2019
The Daily Mirror reports that music star Rod Stewart has “beaten” prostate cancer.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) September 15, 2019
The Sun reports that guests who meet the Queen have been asked not to talk about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
— The Sun (@TheSun) September 15, 2019
The Daily Mail reports “hundreds of thousands” of crimes are “written off” by police 24 hours after being reported.
And the Daily Star reports clowns have faced a downturn in business after horror films have left parents scared of hiring them.
— Daily Star (@dailystar) September 15, 2019
In tomorrow's @Daily_Star:
+ Horror films kill off Clowns
+ Get ready for hot-tober
+ Gareth Thomas: Tears of an ironman
+ Mega footie pullout pic.twitter.com/1QaSE9uaH4