What the papers say – September 17
Boris Johnson’s trip to Luxembourg makes headlines on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s trip to the continent makes most of the front pages on Tuesday – after the Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel continued with a press conference despite Mr Johnson’s absence.
The Times leads with anger at what it calls an “ambush” of Mr Johnson, saying that Mr Bettel was guilty of an “extraordinary break of protocol” which led to a “diplomatic spat”.
The Times 17/9/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) September 16, 2019
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The Daily Telegraph puts it more succinctly, running with the headline “Luxembourg laughs in Johnson’s face” and saying the PM was “belittled with an empty lectern”.
The Guardian says Mr Johnson left “humiliated” as he was “mocked for ducking out” of a press conference, leading to claims of progress in Brexit talks being “in tatters”.
Guardian front page, Tuesday 17 September 2019: Johnson left humiliated as Brexit visit ends in chaos pic.twitter.com/21tkbY7IK4— The Guardian (@guardian) September 16, 2019
While the Daily Express says Mr Johnson was insulted by a “stage-managed anti-Brexit rant”.
Tomorrow’s @Daily_Express #frontpage— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) September 16, 2019
-No wonder Britain voted to leave the EU #Brexit
- Cheeky Anton's quip over #Strictly chances
- Special rugby pull-out #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/Jtorumaayr
Metro runs with the headline “it all ends in jeers”, the i says Mr Johnson was “hounded out” of talks with the EU and The Independent says the PM has “gone missing”.
Away from Brexit, and the Daily Mirror says that Gary Lineker has asked for a paycut from the BBC where he is the corporation’s highest paid presenter.
The Sun leads with the half-brother and sister of Ben Stokes who were shot dead before the cricketer was born.
The Financial Times leads with the latest on oil prices after disruption to supply in Saudi Arabia.
Front page of the Financial Times, London edition, for Tuesday 17th September 2019 pic.twitter.com/OTFNG1oOBk— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) September 16, 2019
The Daily Mail runs with a “fiasco” over smart meters as the rollout of the devices will be delayed by four years.
Meanwhile, the Daily Star carries the latest from the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom.
Tomorrow’s @Daily_Star #frontpage— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) September 16, 2019
- #Strictly Gum Dancing - Anton says I'll win now I've a partner with own teeth
- #MadeleineMcCann parents' #Brexit hell over detective
- My Python pal Terry doesn't recognise me
- #XFactor winner's vile rant at Gareth#tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/ul8SCGPH4Q