What the papers say – September 12
A hard Brexit warning from Britain’s biggest car manufacturer, dismay over police pay and the nation’s health make headlines on Wednesday.
The Guardian leads with comments by the boss of Jaguar Land Rover that a hard Brexit will wipe out his company’s profits, resulting in the loss of tens of thousands of jobs.
Dr Ralf Speth’s warning is also on the front of the i.
In other Brexit news, farmers who are deemed the most environmentally friendly will be first to receive subsidies after Britain leaves the EU, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The Financial Times leads with shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s pledge to grant workers the biggest extension to workers’ rights for decades.
The Metro carries reaction by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner to the Government’s refusal to grant police a 3% pay rise.
The Daily Express also leads with Cressida Dick’s assessment that a 2% increase was like a “punch on the nose”.
Criminals are increasingly using children to sell drugs, The Times reports, after figures showed 11-year-olds have been arrested for dealing cannabis.
An epidemic of people using the drug spice has led to thousands of people becoming addicted, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Daily Mail leads with a report that shows two-thirds of Britons are overweight and one in four obese.
The Independent says NHS staff vacancies have risen by nearly 10% in three months, prompting warnings of a “national emergency”.
A man’s life-changing operation to give him a £50,000 “bionic” penis leads The Sun.
The Daily Star says police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are to ask for more money to continue with the probe.