What the papers say – September 18
Developments in the Supreme Court make headlines on Wednesday.
The legal battle in the Supreme Court features on many of Wednesday’s front pages after 11 of the UK’s most senior judges heard submissions over the legality of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament.
The Guardian carries a picture of Gina Miller, who is arguing the prorogation was unlawful. The paper’s lead story says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to carry out whatever outcome the British people decided in a second EU referendum if he becomes prime minister.
Guardian front page, Wednesday 18 September 2019: Corbyn: I’ll stay neutral and let people decide on Brexit pic.twitter.com/lg9FMrzt7J— The Guardian (@guardian) September 17, 2019
The i leads with submissions from Ms Miller’s lawyer, Lord Pannick, that Mr Johnson abused his power to “silence” MPs, noting that the Government’s lawyer said the PM was entitled to suspend Parliament.
And The Times leads on the case, with the Prime Minister warning judges to stay neutral from a political standpoint.
The Times 18/9/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) September 17, 2019
The 11 Supreme Court judges began yesterday to hear two appeals over the prorogation of parliament. The suspension was said by Lord Pannick, QC, to be an abuse of power by a prime minister. Photo : Supreme Court#thetimes #tomorrowspaperstoday @thetimes pic.twitter.com/4BIs10Bdhn
The Daily Telegraph‘s lead story focuses on comments made by the US Ambassador to the UK following the PM’s trip to the continent when Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel continued with a press conference without Mr Johnson in what the paper calls a “Brexit stunt”. Ambassador Woody Johnson is quoted as criticising the “trap” set for the PM.
Both the Daily Mail and the Daily Express lead with reports about a rise in obesity diagnoses. The Mail says “one in eight new cases is now a young adult”, while the Express says “hospitals will be swamped with diabetics by 2030”.
Tomorrow’s @Daily_Express #frontpage— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) September 17, 2019
- Diabetes: Forecast to shock Britain
- #GBBO - what got Paul Hollywood hot under the collar?
- So inspiring: Family of ten who survived breast cancer
- #BorisJohnson will ask Queen to recall MPs is he loses court battle #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/XE6nJtCraV
The Daily Star carries the story of a teenager who went blind because of his diet, saying his mother blames the NHS.
Tomorrow's @Daily_Star #frontpage— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) September 17, 2019
- What a silly wotsit! Mum blames #NHS after son blinded by diet of crisps
- Brave #JesyNelson back on stage
- Cold is cured? #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/a8kYc2Apg8
While the Sun leads with the story of a plumber who refuses payment from vulnerable customers.
Metro leads on the latest in the murder case of Jodie Chesney who was stabbed to death in a park.
And the Financial Times runs with comments from Microsoft founder Bill Gates on fossil fuel divestment.