What the papers say – October 7
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ongoing battle to ensure Brexit happens on October 31 heads a mixed bag of front pages in the national papers on Monday.
The Daily Telegraph leads with an article saying Mr Johnson will seek a Supreme Court ruling which he hopes will ensure he is not forced to postpone Brexit beyond the end of this month.
The Times also leads on Mr Johnson’s battle for an October 31 departure.
The Daily Express reports on Mr Johnson telling France’s Emmanuel Macron Brexit will happen at the end of the month, while the i says Mr Macron and Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar have voiced opposition to Mr Johnson’s plans.
And the Daily Mirror leads on fears of medicine shortages in Britain after a no-deal Brexit.
Meanwhile, The Guardian says thousands of people are unknowingly on a secret database run by counter-terror police.
The Independent carries a story on an official report saying far-right activists are exploiting concerns about the safety of women and children to target Muslims and ethnic minorities.
The Daily Mail leads on criticism from a former High Court judge about the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
The Metro reports seven Britons were thrown off an easyJet flight from Manchester to Tenerife after a fight on board, while The Sun has a story that paedophile former singer Gary Glitter is receiving royalties from the use of the use of one of his songs in the new movie Joker.
The Financial Times says the HSBC will cut 10,000 jobs worldwide in a cost-cutting drive.
And the Daily Star says the family of a Jeremy Kyle Show guest suspected of killing himself will demand ITV hand over files relating to his case.