Newspaper headlines: Labour’s ‘radical’ nationalisation plans

By BBC News
Staff

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The Metro leads with a pledge from the Labour Party to “tear up private finance deals” for schools and hospitals if it won power as part of a scheme to bring major industries back under state control. It also pictures Prince Harry holding hands with his girlfriend, Meghan Markle.

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“Labour’s plan for public ownership” is the headline on the front of the i newspaper, which also leads on the same story. It says the proposal is the “most radical agenda since 1983” and has delighted supporters but also caused “tremors” through the construction industry.

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The front of the Times claims that business leaders have warned Labour’s nationalisation plans would send investors “running for the hills”. Its front page also includes a story on research which suggests that happiness can boost the effect of a flu vaccine in the over-65s.

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“Labour is the real nasty party” is the headline on the front of the Daily Mail. It claims there has been an outbreak of intimidation and anti-Semitism at its annual conference. The front page also pictures Prince Harry with girlfriend Meghan Markle on their “first public appearance together”.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted she has “polarised” Germany with her refugee policy after election results saw a breakthrough for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany, says the front page lead in The Financial Times. Critics have accused her of “fuelling” the rise by moving too far away from her party’s conservative origins, it adds.

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The Daily Telegraph’s top story says a British jihadist from Manchester has emerged as a key so-called IS operative after the paper obtained footage of the terror group’s fighters. It claims Raymond Matimba was secretly filmed in conversation with leading British members of the group including Mohammed Emwazi, who was known as Jihadi John.

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The Sun front page leads on a court case involving Oxford student Lavinia Woodward, who was given a suspended sentence for stabbing her boyfriend in the leg. The paper says campaigners for male victims of violence have said it sends out the “wrong message”.

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The Guardian leads on North Korea threatening to shoot down US bombers after accusing President Donald Trump of declaring war. Its front page also features a story about a 35-year-old man in a vegetative state who has shown signs of consciousness after receiving therapy involving nerve stimulation.

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The Daily Mirror leads on a plea from the mum of a young boy waiting for a heart transplant for an end to “needless deaths” on organ donor waiting lists. Emma Johnson is quoted as saying that “last year 460 organs were not used due to lack of consent”.

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The Daily Express front page says millions of pensioners prescribed a daily aspirin increase their risk of a heart attack or stroke by more than a third if they stop taking the medication. It claims that scientists have found the body can suffer a “rebound effect” following a sudden withdrawal which can lead to clots in vessels that supply the heart or brain.

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The Daily Star leads on claims made in court that British model Chloe Ayling faked her abduction by a sex slave gang as a “publicity stunt”. The allegation was made by a lawyer for one of her alleged kidnappers who denies being involved.