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What the papers say – June 22

What the papers say – June 22

What the papers say – June 22

22 June 2024

The General Election campaign continues to feature heavily on the front of Saturday’s newspapers.


JK Rowling accuses Labour of ‘abandoning’ women over transgender rights

JK Rowling accuses Labour of ‘abandoning’ women over transgender rights

JK Rowling accuses Labour of ‘abandoning’ women over transgender rights

21 June 2024

The Harry Potter author said she would struggle to vote for Labour and leader Sir Keir Starmer.


Defence rows break out as Cleverley accuses Farage of ‘echoing Putin’

Defence rows break out as Cleverley accuses Farage of ‘echoing Putin’

Defence rows break out as Cleverley accuses Farage of ‘echoing Putin’

21 June 2024

The Reform leader has been accused of ‘echoing Putin’s vile justification for the brutal invasion of Ukraine’.


Heatwaves ‘likely to hit UK’ after drizzly spring – but it will not last

Heatwaves ‘likely to hit UK’ after drizzly spring – but it will not last

Heatwaves ‘likely to hit UK’ after drizzly spring – but it will not last

21 June 2024

Most of the UK ‘will experience the finest conditions and highest temperatures so far this year’, the Met Office said.


Sunak tries to move on from betting row with plea not to ‘sleepwalk to July 4’

Sunak tries to move on from betting row with plea not to ‘sleepwalk to July 4’

Sunak tries to move on from betting row with plea not to ‘sleepwalk to July 4’

21 June 2024

Allegations and questions about insiders gambling overshadowed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Welsh Conservatives manifesto launch on Friday.


Tribute to First World War soldiers executed by British refurbished after flood

Tribute to First World War soldiers executed by British refurbished after flood

Tribute to First World War soldiers executed by British refurbished after flood

21 June 2024

Janet Booth’s grandfather was shot ‘for showing cowardice’ and the memorial remembers him and 308 other soldiers.


Starmer warns fuel duty freeze is a ‘budget-by-budget issue’

Starmer warns fuel duty freeze is a ‘budget-by-budget issue’

Starmer warns fuel duty freeze is a ‘budget-by-budget issue’

21 June 2024

The Labour leader said he supports freezing fuel duty but stopped short of guaranteeing a parliament-long freeze.


Spanish police reject help from Lancashire Constabulary in hunt for Jay Slater

Spanish police reject help from Lancashire Constabulary in hunt for Jay Slater

Spanish police reject help from Lancashire Constabulary in hunt for Jay Slater

21 June 2024

The 19-year-old was last heard from on Monday morning.


Windrush justice taking ‘far too long’, says Labour leader

Windrush justice taking ‘far too long’, says Labour leader

Windrush justice taking ‘far too long’, says Labour leader

21 June 2024

Windrush Day on Saturday marks 76 years since passengers disembarked from HMT Empire Windrush in Tilbury, Essex.


Two charged after jets sprayed with orange paint in Just Stop Oil protest

Two charged after jets sprayed with orange paint in Just Stop Oil protest

Two charged after jets sprayed with orange paint in Just Stop Oil protest

21 June 2024

Essex Police said it had detained two women after they gained access to a private area of an airfield and were ‘causing damage to two aircraft’.


In Pictures: Sunak aims to sweet talk voters but it’s far from a piece of cake

In Pictures: Sunak aims to sweet talk voters but it’s far from a piece of cake

In Pictures: Sunak aims to sweet talk voters but it’s far from a piece of cake

21 June 2024

The Prime Minister was in Wales handing out cake while Labour leader Sir Starmer headed for Scotland.


‘Cobblers’ that voters support Nigel Farage for his ‘provocative’ politics

‘Cobblers’ that voters support Nigel Farage for his ‘provocative’ politics

‘Cobblers’ that voters support Nigel Farage for his ‘provocative’ politics

21 June 2024

The Reform UK leader appeared on the BBC’s Panorama Interviews on Friday.


Nigel Farage says he ‘admired’ Putin for ‘control of running Russia’

Nigel Farage says he ‘admired’ Putin for ‘control of running Russia’

Nigel Farage says he ‘admired’ Putin for ‘control of running Russia’

21 June 2024

The Reform UK leader was appearing on a BBC Panorama special programme on Friday evening.


Farage stands by comment describing Tate as ‘important voice’ for men

Farage stands by comment describing Tate as ‘important voice’ for men

Farage stands by comment describing Tate as ‘important voice’ for men

21 June 2024

The Reform UK leader was on the campaign trail in Clacton-on-Sea.


Aer Lingus pilots announce eight-hour strike and accuse airline of ‘antagonism’

Aer Lingus pilots announce eight-hour strike and accuse airline of ‘antagonism’

Aer Lingus pilots announce eight-hour strike and accuse airline of ‘antagonism’

21 June 2024

Pilots at the airline will go on strike on Saturday June 29 as part of their pay dispute.


King and Queen’s dream of second Ascot winner must wait until final day

King and Queen’s dream of second Ascot winner must wait until final day

King and Queen’s dream of second Ascot winner must wait until final day

21 June 2024

The royal couple took on the late Queen’s thoroughbreds and last year had their first Royal Ascot winner.


Johnson calls on Starmer to ‘revoke’ claim Corbyn would have made better PM

Johnson calls on Starmer to ‘revoke’ claim Corbyn would have made better PM

Johnson calls on Starmer to ‘revoke’ claim Corbyn would have made better PM

21 June 2024

The former Conservative prime minister waded into the debate after Sir Keir would not repeat the assertion when speaking to journalists.


PSNI civilian staff set for 24-hour industrial action

PSNI civilian staff set for 24-hour industrial action

PSNI civilian staff set for 24-hour industrial action

21 June 2024

The action is planned to run from July 11-12.


Man who wore headband in support of Hamas spared punishment

Man who wore headband in support of Hamas spared punishment

Man who wore headband in support of Hamas spared punishment

21 June 2024

Khaled Hajsaad, 24, who has been living in Birmingham, wore the clothing at a pro-Palestine rally in Trafalgar Square on November 25 2023.


Election campaign day 30: Sunak fails to move on from betting scandal

Election campaign day 30: Sunak fails to move on from betting scandal

Election campaign day 30: Sunak fails to move on from betting scandal

21 June 2024

The Prime Minister repeated his formulaic answers when pressed repeatedly on whether others could be implicated.


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