Newspaper today headlines: Huawei ‘mole’ hunt and ‘hi-tech’ Heathrow

Hunt for the Huawei deal mole” is the headline on the front page of the Telegraph. The paper says cabinet ministers “will be hauled before a leak inquiry” over the weekend after details of a National Security Council meeting about Chinese telecoms firm Huawei were leaked to the Telegraph. The PM’s chief of staff has warned that, if the leaker is found, they will be sacked, regardless of their position.
The Times
Passengers flying out of Heathrow will soon be able to check in and board their flight without showing their passports, the Times reports. The paper says the airport will go “hi-tech” and install facial recognition technology, removing the need for passport checks. The technology, which will be in use at Heathrow from this summer, is also being trialled at Gatwick, the Times adds.
Daily Mail
The Daily Mail says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of “staggering hypocrisy” after “snubbing the Queen’s invitation to a state banquet with Donald Trump”. The Mail contrasts Mr Corbyn’s refusal to meet the US president on ethical grounds with his “record of meeting terrorists and extremists”.
The i weekend
Teenagers are “risking their lives” by not being vaccinated against meningitis, a report in the i weekend warns. The paper suggests victims of the disease were “not aware” that having the vaccination could have saved them.
FT Weekend
“Buffet backs Britain” is the headline on the front page of the FT Weekend. The paper carries quotes from billionaire investor Warren Buffet, 88, who says he is “ready to buy something in the UK tomorrow”. The FT adds that Mr Buffet’s previous UK investments have enjoyed “mixed” success.
Daily Express
A mother who suffers from cystic fibrosis is asking to meet Health Secretary Matt Hancock so he can explain “why she cannot have life-saving drugs”, according to the Daily Express. Carlie Pleasant, 29, wants access to the drug Orkambi – but the US company that makes it, Vertex, refused the NHS’s offer of £500m for five years of the drug.
Guardian
In a separate health story, the Guardian says online pharmacies are using “aggressive tactics” to sell opiates online. According to the story, at least two pharmacies registered in the UK are “sending customers emails urging them to order drugs by claiming stocks are running out”.
Daily Mirror
The Daily Mirror leads with a story about private school Eton College, which the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex both attended. Eton, the paper says, avoids “millions” of pounds in taxes due to its status as a charity. By contrast, the Mirror continues, “most state schools pay the full amount”.
The Sun
Strictly Come Dancing dancer Katya Jones has been both “chopped” and “axed” from the main line up of this year’s show, according to the Sun. The paper says the decision was made “over her snog with dance partner Seann Walsh” in the previous series.
Daily Star
The Daily Star warns its readers that a “plague of deadly caterpillars” is “creeping menacingly across the country”. The “toxic” insects can apparently cause asthma attacks and severe rashes.

The Daily Mail leads with what it calls Jeremy Corbyn’s “snub to the Queen” – after he turned down an invitation to a state banquet for US President Donald Trump.

It says his explanation – that it was wrong to kowtow to a man who has engaged in racist and misogynist rhetoric – is “extraordinary”.

The Daily Telegraph says the Labour leader has been accused of “staggering hypocrisy”, since he has – as the paper puts it – a track record of meeting terrorists and extremists.

The Sun dismisses Mr Corbyn and the Lib Dem leader, Sir Vince Cable – who is also staying away from the dinner – as “political pygmies”.

In the online edition of the Spectator, the magazine’s US editor Freddy Gray, calls the boycott “virtue signalling” that won’t bother the president.

“British politicians, vain creatures that they are”, he says, “often struggle to understand how little they mean to American leaders.”

He says Mr Trump is well-disposed towards Britain but pays even less attention than most, despite his enthusiasm for Brexit.

The Queen, US president and first lady
US president Donald Trump and his wife Melania will visit the UK in June

Cabinet ministers will this weekend be “hauled” before the Huawei leak inquiry, according to Telegraph.

It says the hunt for whoever revealed details of a meeting of the National Security Council is now gathering pace.

The Financial Times says ministers and their advisers could have their phone and email records checked.

The Mail’s columnist Peter Oborne argues there should be a full-scale criminal investigation, involving the security and intelligence services – and the culprit should be sacked and charged.

But the paper’s editorial instead warns that the leak inquiry must not be allowed to hinder press freedom.

It says a witch-hunt is not justified.

Huawei

The front page of the Guardian says some online pharmacies are using “aggressive tactics” to sell strong, opiate painkillers.

It says even firms which are registered with authorities are still failing to carry out proper identity checks.

The paper adds it was able to buy large numbers of painkillers despite uploading random pictures when asked for photo ID.

Doctors tell the paper it is “astounding” and “shocking” that people are being sent e-mails urging them to buy powerful drugs.

Lyra McKee funeral
Lyra McKee was killed while observing rioting in Londonderry last week

The Daily Mail calls the announcement of new talks about Northern Ireland’s devolved government “a breakthrough”, prompted by the fatal shooting of Lyra McKee.

She was killed while observing rioting in Londonderry last week.

The Times says there had been “growing pressure” for progress, while the Daily Mirror says the talks have been “spurred on” by the journalist’s murder.

The Irish Independent is worried the words of Father Martin Magill – the priest who led her funeral – had fallen on deaf ears.

It says the DUP leader Arlene Foster and Mary Lou McDonald of Sinn Fein have both seemed bullish and confrontational despite wanting more talks – and it asks: “When will they be mature enough to realise that compromising and capitulating are not the same thing?”

On its front page, the Daily Express focuses on a young mother suffering cystic fibrosis, who wants to know why she can’t get life-saving drugs on the NHS in England.

The paper carries an open letter from Carlie Pleasant to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock, asking him to visit her to give an explanation. The NHS says it is continuing talks with the drug’s US manufacturer

Finally, the Times reports that Heathrow airport is to make it possible within months for all passengers to board their flight without showing a passport.

It says a £50m system, which will be in place by the summer, will instead use cameras and facial recognition. It suggests the idea is creepy but clever.