Newspaper headlines: ‘UK will regret Brexit’ and Prince George school intruder – BBC News

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The Telegraph leads on comments made by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, who said Britain will “regret Brexit”, and called on Europe to develop stronger economic and political ties. The article calls the speech a “blueprint” for the “United States of Europe”, with closer unions on asylum, defence and foreign policy.

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The Daily Express also highlights Jean-Claude Juncker’s speech on the EU’s future post-Brexit, claiming “Brussels boss reveals plot to grab even more power”. The article highlights a quote from UKIP MEP Nigel Farage after the speech, in which he says “thank God we are leaving” the EU.

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New figures show foreign companies selling goods to the UK through Amazon and eBay are evading tax on a third of all sales, according to The Times. The article claims HM Revenue and Customs has accused Amazon of not tackling the multi-billion pound fraud, while profiting from commissions of sales. Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee said the marketplace was being obstructive in providing data, which is costing taxpayers £1.5bn per year.

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The i leads on news that MPs passed a Labour motion for a “fair pay rise” for NHS workers, after the DUP signalled it would not side with the government whip. Although the vote is non-binding it will put pressure on the government to consider a pay rise, after reports the cap for police and prison officers would be lifted. The DUP has a pact with the Conservatives to give Theresa May a working majority, so the government can pass major legislation.

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The Guardian reports on an independent inquiry into football sexual abuse, which has heard claims that ex-England manager Graham Taylor was warned about the perversions of an Aston Villa scout convicted for offences over a 13-year period.

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The Bank of England faces a dilemma on whether to raise interest rates as unemployment hits a 42-year low. Low unemployment has not yet resulted in higher wages, according to the Financial Times. The paper claims the unemployment rate falling to 4.3% and inflation climbing to 2.9% suggests higher interest rates are required to “cool the economy and halt inflation’s rise”. But with poor wage growth the UK’s central bank remains hesitant to raise interest rates from its record 0.25% low.

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The Metro reports on news that security measures at Prince George’s new school have been reviewed after a woman was arrested on suspicion of burglary. Thomas’s Battersea school was broken in to on Tuesday afternoon when lessons were in progress. Kensington Palace said the young prince was in the school at the time.

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The Sun also leads on news the Prince George’s school in Battersea was the victim of an intruder, who the paper claims tried to break in twice in a 24-hour period.

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The Daily Mirror also highlights the news that the Metropolitan Police is investigating reports of an intrusion at Prince George’s school. It also reports that ex-England football manager Graham Taylor has been accused of assisting a cover-up of sexual abuse in the game.

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The Daily Mail leads on news that UK overseas territories ravaged by Hurricane Irma cannot use a £13bn foreign aid budget because they are “too wealthy”. The paper adds that rules set out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development dictates that areas like Anguila and British Virgin Islands cannot receive aid, whereas developing economies like China and India can.

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