TIMES 13 September 2019
The Times leads on what it calls a potential lifeline for Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal. The paper says it understands that, for the first the time, the DUP would accept Northern Ireland abiding by some EU rules after Brexit. The move could form part of a new deal to replace the Irish backstop, the Times says.
Daily Telegraph 13 September 2019
Jeremy Corbyn would embark on a billion-pound “raid” on private school fees if he became prime minister, according to the Daily Telegraph. It says it has seen shadow Treasury plans to charge VAT on fees if the party gains power. Critics, the paper says, have accused Labour of using a “class war” theme to develop its policies.
EXPRESS 13 September 2019
There are further fears of Labour tax increases in the Daily Express, which reports a warning from Boris Johnson of a “bombshell” if Jeremy Corbyn gains power.
THE I PAPER 13 SEPTEMBER 2019
The NHS is paying £600m in interest to the government, the i paper reveals. It says the Department of Health is charging hospitals interest rates above what they might get elsewhere. The yearly cost is equivalent to the salaries of 7,500 nurses, the paper says.
SUN 13 September 2019
“Furious” British Airways pilots are plotting a 10-day “mega strike”, according to the Sun. The paper says disruption this week during a two-day walkout by captains and co-pilots “is nothing” compared to what could come in November. BA earlier cancelled flights ahead of a planned second strike later this month.
Guardian 13 September 2019
Outgoing Speaker of the Commons John Bercow has warned Boris Johnson he is prepared to “rip up the Parliamentary rule book” to stop a no-deal Brexit, the Guardian reports. The paper says the “direct warning to No 10” is a “dramatic intervention”.
STAR 13 September 2019
There is set to be “one last blast” of summer this weekend, the Daily Star says. “Balmy” weather is due for the weekend when the paper reports temperatures could reach 25C.
Metro 13 September 2019
The Metro reports on the 22-year-old man charged over the death of a 11-month-old boy in Greater Manchester. Zak Eko was charged with murder on Thursday evening.
Daily Mail 13 September 2019
Fewer women than ever are getting married, the Daily Mail reports. Campaigners, the paper says, are warning of the “continued degradation of marriage” and have called for better tax breaks to boost the number of nuptials. The Duchess of Sussex’s return from maternity leave also makes the front page.
Daily Mirror 13 September 2019
A dramatic picture of a fire in the Brazilian Amazon leads the Daily Mirror. The dystopian image is accompanied by the headline “Our world… choking to death”.
FT 13 September 2019
The FT leads on the European Central Bank’s move to introduce rate cuts and economic stimulus to revive Eurozone growth. The paper points out that the move attracted the attention of US President Donald Trump who tweeted that the Federal Reserve should follow suit.

A potential shift in the DUP’s Brexit red lines leads the Times, which says the move could help Boris Johnson unlock a deal with Brussels.

The party is reported to have said for the first time that it would accept Northern Ireland abiding by some EU rules after the UK leaves, as part of a new agreement to replace the Irish backstop.

A government source has told the Times the move is “significant” but a deal is still “a long way off”.

John Bercow’s speech on Thursday night is reported by several papers, including the Guardian, which interprets the outgoing Speaker’s comments as a “direct warning” to No 10.

The paper says Mr Bercow “lambasted” the idea that Boris Johnson could even consider ignoring legislation which mandates him to seek a three-month Brexit delay if there’s no deal with the EU by mid-October, in what it calls a “dramatic intervention”.

Meanwhile, the Independent website claims to have seen a leaked draft document from the European Parliament, which shows the hostile environment policy employed by the Home Office is “making things worse” for EU citizens ahead of Brexit.

‘British Scareways’

With the headline “British Scareways”, the Sun says BA pilots are plotting a ten-day “mega strike” in November to “break” the airline, as part of their ongoing pay dispute. A source is quoted as saying “the disruption seen so far is nothing” and the walkout would bring BA “to its knees”.

The paper argues the pilots’ union, Balpa, “has to give way” and calls on BA’s parent company, IAG, to “clear up this mess before it gets any worse”. Balpa, meanwhile, has tweeted to say the story “is nonsense”.

Private schools tax ‘raid’

Jeremy Corbyn is planning a £1.6bn tax raid on private schools if Labour comes to power, according to the Daily Telegraph. It says it has seen a leaked document, which shows Labour is considering scrapping discounted business rates for independent schools, and imposing VAT on fees.

The paper says the memo forms part of Labour’s “preparing for government” strategy, with Mr Corbyn’s inner circle “increasingly confident” they may be in Downing Street by Christmas. Labour declined to comment on the story.

Amazon fires

A stark, full-page photograph is featured on the front of the Daily Mirror, showing the paper’s US editor standing among the charred remains of what he calls the Amazon’s most fire-ravaged area.

Christopher Bucktin reports that Brazil has 85% more fires burning than this time last year, as criminal gangs clear the rainforest to illegally sell the land to cattle ranchers.

He says he feels like he has been led “to the gates of Hell” – and argues that after seeing first-hand the devastation, “it’s hard to view any apocalyptic predictions about the fate of the Earth as alarmist”.

The Guardian says a report by the think tank, Climate Change, has warned that the world is losing an area of forest the size of the UK each year.