Newspaper headlines: Irma ‘hell’ and Brexit plans in ‘disarray’ – BBC News
The fallout from the leaked memo about EU migrant workers post-Brexit continues to dominate some of the papers.
Theresa May’s plans are in chaos, says the Daily Telegraph. Two of the PM’s top ministers, Amber Rudd and Damian Green, have distanced themselves from the immigration policies – the paper adds. It also says Europe has described the policies as “toxic”.
According to the Financial Times, the leaked policy paper exposes the biggest unresolved question at the heart of Brexit: To what extent is the UK prepared to sacrifice its economic interests in the cause of restricting free movement?
They leave much to be desired, says the Times, warning an extreme clampdown would damage the economy.
Despite the Daily Mail saying the proposals are too long and too complicated, it argues the principles underpinning them are thoroughly sound.
The liberal left hate the idea of prioritising our own workers, the Sun says, even though all major countries outside of the EU do this.
Meanwhile, the second round of leaked documents feature in the Guardian. It reports the papers reveal fissures between Britain and the EU. They lay bare the complexity of Brexit delving into the technical minefields not covered during the referendum campaign, the paper says.
Dramatic pictures of Hurricane Irma and its destruction, which has so far killed at least seven people, appear on several front pages.
The Daily Telegraph describes how the worst Atlantic storm in history has unleashed havoc and destruction.
“Irmageddon” is the headline in the Sun as it talks of a storm the size of France hitting the Caribbean while the Daily Mail declares “paradise is pulverised”.
The i says that islanders are praying while tourists are hiding. It repeats a tweet by a man from London who describes the sound of Irma’s arrival as “apocalyptic”.
Alex Woolfall, who’s on holiday on St Martin, talks of “constant booms and bangs. This is like a movie I never want to see”.
Overseas, the Washington Post describes how the storm swelled into “a monster force”. It adds that Irma has already hit President Trump’s lavish waterfront estate on the Caribbean island of St Martin and is now heading towards his properties in Florida.
Much attention is paid to comments made by the Conservative backbencher, Jacob Rees-Mogg, that abortion is “morally indefensible” in all circumstances, including rape and incest.
The Times says his views are out of kilter with modern Britain. It recalls that Mr Rees-Mogg has said that he would rather be Pope than prime minister.
With his recent comments in mind, says the paper, he would be better suited to the former, than the latter.
He’s a Tory fossil who’s demonstrated that he is incapable of leading Britain to a better future, according to the Daily Mirror.
But the Daily Mail says while millions will profoundly disagree with him, others will feel grudging admiration for an MP who sticks to his principles – no matter how unfashionable or unpopular they may be.
The cheapest pint
The school making its pupils wear trousers and banning girls from wearing skirts is in many papers, saying parents are “furious”.
Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex is making all Year 7 pupils wear trousers, reports the Mirror, the Mail and the Sun.
Teachers say it will help the increasing number of pupils who are confused about their gender. But one mother tells the Mirror, “My daughter has got a gender and it’s female. She is proud to be a girl. Girls should be allowed to wear skirts”.
And finally, the Daily Telegraph reveals that Surrey is now the UK’s most expensive place to order a pint of beer. The latest Good Pub Guide puts the average price at Â£4.40.
It is the first time London has been overtaken as the place with the priciest pints. But, the Guardian says people living in Yorkshire and Herefordshire can enjoy the cheapest pint at Â£3.31.