What the papers say – September 27
The front pages are filled with Brexit rancour and criticism of the Prime Minister’s language in the Commons, as well as Washington’s current turmoil.
Brexit and the US president’s whistleblower scandal lead Friday’s papers.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s special adviser Dominic Cummings says parliamentarians who “refuse” to accept Brexit cannot complain about the current state of relations in the Commons, The Daily Telegraph reports.
The Times goes a step further, with a senior Cabinet minister telling the paper the country faces a “violent, popular uprising” on the scale of the Los Angeles riots and France’s gilets jaunes protests if Brexit is not delivered.
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'Deliver Brexit of face riots'
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Our front page picture shows the Duchess of Cambridge attending the naming of the RRS Sir David Attenborough with the man himself.
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The PM will not “surrender” the threat of a no-deal exit from the European Union, the Daily Express reports.
A whistleblower alleges the administration of US President Donald Trump “covered up” his phone call to his Ukrainian counterpart, according to the Financial Times, which also reports Mr Johnson will campaign on the accusation his opponents have given in to a “Brexit surrender”.
The Guardian also leads on the alleged White House “cover-up” and notes the threats made against female MPs including Labour’s Paula Sherriff.
Guardian front page, Friday 27 September 2019: White House accused of cover-up over Trump call pic.twitter.com/Q2jNCVw8bB— The Guardian (@guardian) September 26, 2019
The PM’s sister has accused him of being “tasteless” in his remarks, Metro reports, with the i adding Rachel Johnson has said the PM is using a “strongman gambit” to encourage the electorate’s support.
The UK’s “fraud epidemic” is growing at an alarming pace, according to statistics obtained by the Daily Mail.
The Independent reports an oil firm run by a “major” donor to the Conservatives – who met with the PM – had a £1.6-billion deal underwritten by Britain’s taxpayers, “despite it being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office”.
Derby County players Mason Bennett and Tom Lawrence have been “caught on film boozing in pub hours before horror car crash”, following which both were charged with drink-driving, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Sun says Strictly head judge Shirley Ballas will have her breast implants removed at the end of October over cancer fears.
And the cast of this year’s Apprentice have been slammed as the “most stupid ever” after one of them mistook a rhinoceros for an elephant, according to the Daily Star.