Newspaper headlines: Corbyn speech and US trade war? – BBC News

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The Guardian pictures Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn literally pointing out from its front page after his party conference speech. The paper says Mr Corbyn described the “chilling wreckage of Grenfell Tower” as a monument to Britain’s failed economic and housing system, as he set out plans for city rent controls and a crackdown on gentrification projects .

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The Times says Ryanair faces prosecution for misleading passengers after 400,000 more travellers were dragged into the chaos over cancelled flights. “Europe’s biggest airline was threatened with legal action by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) following a decision to ground 18,000 aircraft until March next year,” reports the Times.

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The Metro says Ryanair has been accused of “cancelling Christmas” after axing another 18,000 flights this winter. The paper reports that the budget airline will offer no services at all for five months on 34 routes, including popular UK city hops.

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“Now Ryanair ruins hols for 400,000 more passengers,” is the headline in the Daily Mirror. The paper says the CAA may punish the firm for not telling passengers their rights.

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“Ryanair has admitted ‘messing up’ its holiday rosters for pilots, leaving too few on standby to keep schedules on track,” reports the Daily Mail. “Although the second wave of cancellations is bigger than the first, similar numbers of passengers will be hit because the flights are not yet booked out.”

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The Daily Telegraph says Theresa May has threatened a trade war with the US after it slapped punitive tariffs on UK-built aircraft, casting doubt on a key plank of her Brexit strategy. American aviation company Boeing complained that Bombardier in Northern Ireland had benefited from unfair state aid, it explains.

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The i says Brexit allies fell out after Washington imposed a 220% tax on imported jets, Bombardier jobs are at risk in Belfast with a knock-on impact for 15 smaller firms and the UK has told Boeing it could lose lucrative MoD contracts in retaliation.

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The Daily Express says experts have warned that three million savers into final salary pensions have only a 50% chance of receiving their full payout.

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The Sun’s front page carries pictures from what it says is a video of England cricketer Ben Stokes involved in a street brawl.

At the last two Labour party conferences, says the Guardian political sketch, Jeremy Corbyn has been fighting for his political life.

Now, he has the party at his feet.

“Power to the people” is how the Daily Mirror headlines its report of Mr Corbyn’s speech in Brighton, saying his confidence is infectious and praising how he has relaxed into the role of leader.

The Huffington Post says the speech was Mr Corbyn’s “best by far”, and adds that his MPs will have been heartened by the attempt to reach out beyond his own tribe.

But it then asks: “Has the nation reached Peak Corbyn?”, and questions: “Can he keep this up for five years?”

The Financial Times says Mr Corbyn’s plans for rent controls will have alarmed landlords – with one telling the paper they would be a disaster for tenants – while it says talk of nationalising industries “sent jitters” through the business world.

The Daily Telegraph says the Labour leader has been accused by the Tories of making pledges that would cost £312bn.

Politics Home says this was “not a great speech, but that doesn’t matter anymore”.

It says: “Voters don’t look for soaring rhetoric, they want authenticity.”

And many of the papers suggest Mr Corbyn has benefited from comparisons with Theresa May.

The Times’ editorial says Corbynism is “filling a vacuum of ideas” left by a Conservative Party that has failed to inspire voters.

It urges the prime minister to use the Tory conference to expose what it calls Labour’s “flimsy panaceas” but also present compelling alternatives.

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The storm clouds of a trade war with the US are gathering, according to both the i newspaper and the Telegraph, as they examine the dispute about planes made by Bombardier.

The US has put huge tariffs on imports of the jets – partly made in Belfast – after a complaint by Boeing.

The Sun urges Mrs May to “talk sense into Donald Trump” and settle the row.

“We are both mad keen on a post-Brexit trade deal”, it says, “we must not let an aircraft trade war kill it at birth.”

The Times says the dispute is a setback for the prime minister, who personally urged President Trump three times to intervene.

It quotes one source as saying that if the UK hits back at Boeing, the firm could simply “turn off” helicopters and planes sold to the UK.

The source explains: “You rely on the original equipment manufacturer for the technical data, servicing and upgrades.”

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Staying with the issue of technology, the Telegraph says Apple is urging children not to rely on the face recognition system on its new iPhone.

The technology is used to unlock the iPhone X, which will cost about £1,000, and is supposed to be far more secure than finger prints.

But Apple has warned that since under-13’s faces are still developing, there is a great chance that other children – especially brothers or sisters – will be able to unlock the phone.

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