UK News What the papers say – June 9
What the papers say – May 31
The race towards June 21 and the further easing of pandemic measures leads the nation’s Bank Holiday papers.The Daily Mirror hails the blend of warmer weather and the easing of Covid restrictions that has already taken place, covering a busy day on Bournemouth beach under the headline, “Taste of freedom”.
Some of Wednesday’s papers are led by outrage at a reported move from Oxford university students to distance themselves from the monarchy.
The Daily Mail and Daily Express lead with “fury” over reports that students from Oxford University’s Magdalen College Middle Common Room voted to remove the Queen’s portrait because she is a symbol of colonialism.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK)
Tomorrow's front page: How dare they! Oxford students cancel our Queen
Coronation Street: Peter gets life-changing news
Will the transplant be a success?Daniel finds Peter in the Bistro, weak and on the point of collapse.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express)
The Guardian reports Chancellor Rishi Sunak is willing to accept a “short postponement” of England’s scheduled June 21 reopening date amid concerns over the spread of the Indian variant.
Guardian front page, Wednesday 9 June 2021: Sunak open to four-week delay to lockdown easing
— Guardian news (@guardiannews)
The i says a rush of under-30s to receive their jabs boosted hopes for the end to restrictions to proceed as planned, while an estimated 50,000 weddings could be at risk if the lockdown is extended, according to the Daily Mirror.
Wednesday's front page@ Fresh rush to get jabs raises hopes for end of lockdown
Emmerdale: Andrea's dog is in danger
But who is responsible?
— i newspaper (@theipaper)
Tomorrow's front page: Bride and Doom
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror)
Meanwhile, The Daily Telegraph carries an interview with Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber, who says he is determined to open his theatres on June 21 and is prepared to be arrested if authorities try to intervene.
The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
'You’ll have to arrest us to stop us reopening'
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— The Telegraph (@Telegraph)
The Times reports the Government has been accused of a U-turn on foreign holidays after Britons were urged to remain in the UK instead of travelling abroad.
TIMES: Ministers under fire for summer holiday muddle
Neighbours: Amy's return infuriates Roxy
Roxy receives some advice from Chloe.UK airdate: Thursday 10 June 2021 at 13:45 and 17:30 on Channel 5
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis)
The Independent leads with trade tensions over the Northern Ireland border threatening to escalate.
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— Thair Shaikh (@ThairShaikh)
The Financial Times reports Mr Sunak is pushing for the City’s big banks to receive an exemption from the G7’s proposed new global tax system.
Just published: front page of the Financial Times, UK edition, Wednesday 9 June
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes)
An international police operation netting hundreds of arrests through a fake messaging app is covered by Metro.
Wednesday's front page:
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews)
And the Daily Star dedicates its front page to the space race between Sir Richard Branson and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
– New space race: One giant leap for manhood
— Daily Star (@dailystar)
Video: Daily politics briefing: June 8 (PA Media)
Hollyoaks: Mercedes is confronted over the affair .
What will she do?