What the papers say – September 10
Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson makes the front pages for the third day in a row – with Monday’s papers reporting the latest fallout from his Brexit comments and his personal life.
The Times leads on allies of Mr Johnson claiming there was a “sanctioned hit operation” being orchestrated by Number 10 after he claimed Theresa May’s Brexit strategy was like a “suicide vest”.
The Daily Telegraph also leads with Mr Johnson, who writes in the paper that Mrs May should cut income tax, stamp duty and capital gains tax to give the country a post-Brexit boost.
The Guardian leads on claims the Metropolitan Police is “dropping” investigations into serious crimes within hours of them being reported.
Brexit leads the Financial Times, with the paper reporting the EU will give negotiator Michel Barnier “new instructions” to help close a deal with Britain.
The Metro reports on the condemnation of Mr Johnson’s “suicide vest” line from his Conservative colleagues.
The i carries a similar story – saying a “Stop Boris backlash” has begun.
The Independent reports the Tories are “at war”, saying that “internal divisions in the Conservative party have exploded into a bitter row”.
The Daily Mirror carries a story about Jamie Oliver “heroically tackling” a burglar who tried to break in to his family home.
The Sun leads on aspects of Mr Johnson’s life outside Westminster, reporting his wife is set to serve divorce papers on Monday.
The Daily Mail says a dozen Conservative MPs are ready to quit to prevent Mr Johnson from becoming leader.
The Daily Express leads on reports of a breakthrough in dementia care.
While the Daily Star carries reports on MasterChef host Gregg Wallace sharing his home with his mother-in-law.