What the papers say – February 5

Liam Neeson appears across Tuesday’s front pages after admitting that he once harboured violent thoughts about killing a black person.

The British Hollywood star said he contemplated exacting revenge after someone close to him was raped.

Brexit, energy bills and care also make headlines.

The Guardian leads with Brexit Secretary Greg Clark’s admission that Nissan was secretly offered £60 million in state aid if it built a new model of car in Sunderland.

The Daily Telegraph says the revelation has left the Cabinet minister, who previously insisted that there had been “no chequebook” involved, under fire.

The Tory head of the Treasury Select Committee, Nicky Morgan, has demanded answers as to why the package had not been disclosed, The Independent says.

The Financial Times says the row has put the Prime Minister under renewed pressure to rule out a no-deal Brexit.

Also leading with Britain’s EU departure, The Times reports that a concession by a top Brussels official over the backstop was rebuffed by MPs.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered optimism a deal can be reached if the UK and EU are “creative” and show “good will”, the i says.

The Daily Mail leads with a proposed crackdown on harmful online content.

Love Island winner Jack Fincham has apologised after admitting taking cocaine, The Sun reports.

The Daily Mirror says hundreds of people every day are leaving their jobs to look after ailing relatives.

Fuel bill rises lead the Daily Express.

The Metro leads with an associate of the Duchess of Sussex said to have been jailed in Saudi Arabia.

And the Daily Star splashes with Neeson.

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