What the papers say – July 12

Labour’s troubles are compounded, while England’s cricket win over Australia is a cause for national rejoicing in Friday’s papers.

The Guardian reports that more than 30 whistleblowers including current members of staff will submit evidence to the equalities watchdog’s examination of anti-Semitism within Labour, amid warnings the party had failed to grasp the seriousness of the investigation.

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The Financial Times says the UK and France are tackling the US over taxing big technology companies. It also gives prominence to the England cricket team beating Australia to reach the World Cup final.

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The Independent‘s lead picture is of rejoicing England cricketers, and its main story quotes Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson saying the smearing of whistleblowers who spoke to BBC’s Panorama programme by party officials is “deplorable”.

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The Times has a front page picture of England’s victorious cricketers and an intriguing lead story about “radical” prison reforms which could see inmates handed cell keys.

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Meanwhile, the Daily Express reports that House of Commons staff have suffered sexual assaults and harassment, while also taking delight in England’s cricket win over Australia.

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The Daily Mail leads says a woman it calls “Britain’s most notorious female paedophile” is being freed after less than 10 years in jail.

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The Daily Telegraph leads with Tory leader aspirant Jeremy Hunt saying Britain must strengthen its navy in response to the Iran shipping crisis.

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And the Daily Star‘s front page has an exclusive on “hacker pervs” allegedly sending sexts from Paul Gascoigne’s phone.

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