Newspaper headlines: Corbyn ‘ready to be PM’ and Liz Dawn tributes – BBC News

The i front - 27/9/17

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“Corbyn: I’m now ready to be PM” is the headline on the front of the i newspaper. It says the Labour Party is planning for a possible run on the pound if it wins power. The Labour leader is also putting new skills for British workers at the heart of economic reforms, it adds.

Guardian front - 27/9/17

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The Guardian front page says Jeremy Corbyn will use his closing speech at the Labour Party conference to urge Theresa May’s cabinet to “pull yourself together or make way” and let his team negotiate Brexit. The paper also features a picture of playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, who has become the new artistic director the Young Vic in London.

Daily Telegraph front - 27/9/17

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The Daily Telegraph’s lead story says Jeremy Corbyn wants companies that profit from replacing humans with robots to pay more tax because he believes automation is a “threat” to workers. The Labour leader would use the money to create a fund to retrain staff who lose their jobs, it adds.

Daily Mail front - 27/9/17

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The Daily Mail front page says Jeremy Corbyn has been forced to deny Labour has become the “new nasty party”. The paper claims there have been further revelations and accusations of anti-Semitism within the party’s ranks.

The Times front - 27/9/17

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Britain is fighting a £10bn demand to fund the rising pension bill for retired Eurocrats after Brexit, claims the front of the Times. It also features a story on Saudi Arabia allowing women to drive for the first time, which it says marks a leap forward for human rights in the country.

Daily Express front - 27/9/17

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The Daily Express front page leads with a warning from Iain Duncan Smith that Theresa May needs to start planning to quit the EU without a deal following the “arrogant behaviour” of Brussels. The former cabinet minister has urged Mrs May to threaten to walk out on talks unless trade negotiations start by December.

Financial Times front - 27/9/17

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Emmanuel Macron has made an “impassioned appeal” to EU leaders to be “bold” against the threat of populism as he made a number of proposals to overhaul the bloc, says the front of the Financial Times. It says his speech made at a university was the “most integrationist” by a French leader since the creation of the euro.

Daily Mirror front - 27/9/17

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“Ta-ra, Vera love…” is the headline on the front of the Daily Mirror, which dedicates its front page to former Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn, who has died aged 77.

Daily Star front - 27/9/17

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The Daily Star front page also leads with the death of Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth in the soap for more than 30 years.

The Sun front - 27/9/17

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“Harry Chopper Slur” is the headline on the front of the Sun. It says Labour MP Emma Dent Coad is facing demands to apologise after falsely claiming Prince Harry was unable to fly an Apache helicopter.

Metro front - 27/9/17

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The Metro front page leads on a story about a man who is suspected of killing his wife and himself shortly after posting a photo from their wedding day on Facebook.

Events at the Labour Party conference in Brighton continue to dominate many of Wednesday’s newspapers.

The impression gained by the Financial Times was of “big talk” and radical attitudes – “if it moves… nationalise it”.

While the Sun says Labour has shown that the party is “mad, bad, and dangerous”.

Rafael Behr in the Guardian argues that it was “the Brexit revolution” which has given the Corbynites an opportunity to indulge in some “unworldly” utopian views.

The task of negotiating Britain’s withdrawal from the EU also features in the papers.

The Daily Express says it is “ludicrous” that the EU has refused to move on to “meaningful discussion of a trade deal”.

The Daily Mail did not like the “patronising air” of the European Council president, Donald Tusk, when he met Prime Minister Theresa May. It tells him to “stop sneering, and get down to business”.

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The expansion of the Tate St Ives gallery is praised by the Guardian as “a deft feat of engineering”.

The paper thinks the extension is “great” but regrets that, seen from the beach, it’s less visible than the block of flats behind it.

The Telegraph too gives the building a thumbs up, calling it “polite, self-effacing and one of the most beautiful galleries in the country”.

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Liz Dawn received an MBE for her charity work in 2000

Tributes are paid to Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street, in the newspapers following her death aged 77.

The Daily Star calls her “our lass” while the Daily Mirror says she was “a true legend” – and in real life “a human hurricane”.

The Sun says her acting genius made the “brash and argumentative Vera” into a warm and witty character.

She was the “resident nagging loudmouth” in the soap, says the Daily Telegraph. Liz Dawn gave her “the tongue of a viper and the cry of a corncrake,” it adds.

“You’re havin’ a caff” is the headline on one story in the Sun which reports that a builder was refused service in a café – because he was wearing his work clothes.

It says the incident happened in Islington, north London.


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