UK News What the papers say – June 19
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Debate over the June 21 reopening date continues to feature on the nation’s front pages.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.
The nation’s papers are led by reaction to the Conservatives’ shock defeat in the Chesham and Amersham by-election.
The Guardian, The Times and FT Weekend report Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under pressure from senior Conservatives, with the party blaming the unexpected loss on the PM’s planning law changes.
Guardian front page, Saturday 19 June 2021: Tories fear 'blue wall' seats at risk after Lib Dem victory
— The Guardian (@guardian)
TIMES: PM warned homes plan turning off Tory voters
Allies hope to bond, look beyond virus at G-7 summit in UK
LONDON (AP) — There will be roundtable meetings, one-on-one chats and a group photo against a picturesque backdrop. When leaders of some of the world’s richest nations meet Friday at the English seaside for a three-day Group of Seven summit, much of the choreography will be familiar. But the world has changed dramatically. Since the G-7 last met two years ago, the coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 3.7 million people and decimated economies with lockdowns and layoffs. A planned G-7 meeting in the United States last year was postponed, then canceled.So when British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes U.S.
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis)
Just published: Front page of the FT Weekend, UK edition, for Saturday-Sunday, 19-20 June
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes)
The Daily Express leads with Mr Johnson’s vow to use “rocket boosters” to rebuild the country after losing the Buckinghamshire seat that has been a Tory stronghold since its creation in 1974.
Tomorrow's front page – Boris: I'll rocket boost election promises
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express)
The Sun and Daily Mirror carry reaction to England’s 0-0 draw with Scotland, with the Mirror running the headline “Flopscotch”.
Tomorrow's front page: 'England & Scotland can't be separated'
As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate
FALMOUTH, England (AP) — The Group of Seven leaders aim to end their first summit in two years with a punchy set of promises Sunday, including vaccinating the world against coronavirus, making huge corporations pay their fair share of taxes and tackling climate change with a blend of technology and money. They want to show that international cooperation is back after the upheavals caused both by the pandemic and the unpredictability of former U.S. President Donald Trump.
— The Sun (@TheSun)
Tomorrow’s– Battle For Britain: FLOPSCOTCH – Lacklustre England held by Scotland in 0-0 Euros clash
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror)
The match also features on the front of the Daily Star, with the paper blaming the result on hypnotist Uri Geller.
Tomorrow's front page: It's all Uri's fault!
— Daily Star (@dailystar)
Elsewhere, the i weekend reports Brexit red tape has forced the Royal British Legion to stop selling poppies in the EU.
I: Brexit red tape stops charity poppy sales to the EU
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis)
And the Daily Mail carries an interview with a former Scotland Yard chief who interviewed the Prince of Wales over allegations he “plotted to kill” Diana, Princess of Wales.
How UK's worsening Covid data put a hold on June 21's 'Freedom Day'
Official data from the NHS and Public Health England show that positive tests, hospital admissions and the numbers of people in intensive care have all risen at the start of June, sparking third wave fears.Cases have spiked 50 per cent in a week across the UK and the number of people needing hospital treatment for Covid is rising slowly in its wake, with more than 1,000 people now on wards with the virus.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK)
Video: Daily politics briefing: June 18 (PA Media)
What the papers say – June 24 .
The trial of a police officer over the death of a footballer, Russian jets and a psychic seagull feature on the front pages.The Times leads with the “military confrontation” involving the HMS Defender, with the Royal Navy vowing to continue sailing near Crimea.