Newspaper headlines: Brexit 'deadlock', and Weinstein claims


Newspaper headlines: Brexit ‘deadlock’, and Weinstein claims


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The Daily Telegraph leads on rumours of a “potentially disastrous Tory rebellion”, which the paper says has caused the prime minister’s EU withdrawal bill to be put on hold.

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The Guardian leads on what it describes as the “chaos” of Brexit talks, as the EU warns of “deadlock”. It adds that back in Westminster, a “whispering campaign” is building against Chancellor Philip Hammond.

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The Daily Mail says former Chancellor Lord Lawson has accused Mr Hammond of “sabotage”, after what the paper calls a “string of gloomy pronouncements on Brexit” from his successor.

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The Sun adds to the continuing revelations about movie producer Harvey Weinstein. It reports that the British TV presenter and former pop star Myleene Klass says she was propositioned with a “sex contract” by Weinstein during the Cannes film festival in 2010.

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The Daily Mirror leads on an allegation from UK actress Kate Beckinsale, who – the paper says – alleges Weinstein “tried it on with her” at a London hotel when she was 17. As allegations against the movie producer mount, his spokeswoman has said he believed all these relationships to be consensual.

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Meanwhile the Metro leads on confirmation from Scotland Yard that Weinstein is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police in connection with an alleged sexual assault.

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The i reports that more than 20 actresses have made accusations against Weinstein. The producer – who denies the allegations – has said he deserves a second chance.

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The Daily Star reports that the producer was headed to a rehab clinic on Thursday, when he told reporters that he was “not OK” and had to get help.

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The Times leads with a report that “more than 150” Vietnamese children rescued from traffickers and placed in the care of UK councils have disappeared from care and foster homes since 2015.

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The Financial Times leads on a new appointment at HSBC, which has named John Flint – currently head of the bank’s retail and wealth management arm – as its next chief executive. It is a sign – the paper says – that the bank has “opted for continuity”.

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And the Daily Express warns that the tail of Hurricane Ophelia is set to batter Britain with 80mph winds on Monday – 30 years on from the Great Storm of 1987.

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