Newspaper headlines: ‘I’m going to be a terrorist’ – BBC News

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A number of newspapers feature the picture of the third London attacker to be named, Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba. The Times leads on the revelation that MI5 was made aware the 22-year-old was arrested last year on his way to Syria and had allegedly told authorities he ‘wanted to be a terrorist’.

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The Telegraph goes on to report that despite being added to an international watch list, Zaghba was allowed to enter the UK. The paper reports Theresa May’s plans for toughening controls on suspects, including internet restrictions and curfews.

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Leading with the same headline, The Mirror says there is “fury” over the latest intelligence blunder relating to the London attacks. The paper gives the other half of its front page to Jeremy Corbyn, who predicts a “very special” Labour victory on Thursday.

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The Metro leads on Theresa May’s announcement that she would be willing to change human right laws to better fight terrorism. Mrs May has urged voters to back her to stamp down on the latest threat of extremism, the paper adds.

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Also leading on the Theresa May’s human rights laws warning, the Guardian calls it a “last ditch intervention” adding that it was an attempt by Mrs May to “gain control of the security agenda” before polling day.

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The Financial Times says Theresa May will spend polling day on an “eleventh-hour tour” of Labour heartlands, where Tory strategists still think they can gain seats. The paper adds that Mrs May’s tour will be the “culmination of a lacklustre campaign that has twice been interrupted” by terrorism.

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The Daily Express makes its hopes for Thursday’s result clear as it “urges” readers to back the Conservatives. Britain has almost reached “the hour of judgement” and the decision “could hardly be more stark”, the paper adds.

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Similarly, the Sun makes its voting plea to readers as it claims that in 2002, Jeremy Corbyn made a speech at a Trafalgar Square rally which was attended by followers of hate preachers.

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The Daily Mail leads on a comment piece accusing the labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and colleagues Diane Abbott and John McDonnell of spending their careers “cosying up to those who hate our country”.

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The i dedicates its front page to Australian Kirsty Boden, 28, who was confirmed to have been one of seven killed in the London terror attacks on Saturday night. The paper says the “selfless” nurse was killed as she went to help the injured on London Bridge.

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Meanwhile the Daily Star features the three London attackers and suggests there will be heavenly rewards awaiting them as it reports that more than 130 Imams and Muslim religious leaders have refused to bury the trio.

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