Immigration

Several of the papers report Brexit minister David Davis’ plan to bring down the shutters on immigration immediately.

The Independent reports:

The new Brexit minister has suggested that new EU migrants who head for Britain could be sent home to avoid a spike in immigration ahead of a withdrawal from the bloc.

David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union told the Mail on Sunday Braitain “may have to deal with” a potential increase in those travelling to Britain, adding that “there are a variety of possibilities.”

He said: “We may have to say that the right to indefinite leave to remain protection only applies before a certain date.”

The Mail says:

New EU migrants who come to Britain could be sent home to stop a pre-Brexit immigration surge.

The warning by new Brexit Minister David Davis came as he vowed to take a tough line as the Cabinet supremo in charge of negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

In his first interview since being appointed by Theresa May, Mr Davis said he was determined to win a ‘generous settlement’ for EU migrants already here and for Britons living in EU countries such as Spain and France.

The Telegraph’s view is:

The new minister for Brexit has indicated that new EU migrants who travel to Britain may be sent home to avoid a surge in immigration ahead of the country’s departure from the bloc.

David Davis, the Secretary for State for Exiting the European Union, said that migrants already here will not have to leave, but that, for newcomers, a cut-off date might have to be set

Speaking to The Mail on Sunday, he said he wanted to secure a “generous settlement” for those European migrants already in the UK and for Britons who live on the Continent. 

And Sky News says:

Brexit minister David Davis says EU migrants who arrive between now and the UK’s departure could be sent home to prevent a last-minute rush to Britain.

Mr Davis wants to secure “a generous settlement for EU migrants here now and a generous settlement for British citizens in the EU” – but this may not apply to newcomers.

On the possibility of a surge of migrants before the departure, Mr Davis told The Mail On Sunday: “We may have to deal with that. There are a variety of possibilities.

“We may have to say that the right to indefinite leave to remain protection only applies before a certain date. But you have to make those judgments on reality, not speculation.”

Breitbart has a different angle:

The European Union (EU) is to establish a permanent policy which will see the bloc invite “refugees” to legally settle in the continent year on year.

The common EU Resettlement Framework aims to offer safe, legal routes for people deemed “in need of protection”. The European Commission hopes that this will deter migrants from paying people smugglers to transport them to Europe.

The Commission’s Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, said: “We need to move up a gear in our common efforts to provide international protection, and that includes resettling refugees in Europe in a safe and orderly way.”

 

Free trade

Another popular story for the media is the plan for free trade with countries all over the world.

The Express reports:

BRITAIN already has ten trade deals lined up with economic powerhouses around the world as it forges its post-Brexit future, Liam Fox said last night.

The new Secretary of State for International Trade has been tasked with negotiating the global trade deals that will make Britain “a beacon of open trade around the world”.

Last night he revealed that he will be allowed to cherry pick the brightest and the best from each Government department to ensure he heads the strongest team possible to advance Britain’s interests. 

One of the things that has always irritated people in Britain about our relationship with the EU is that we always applied all the EU laws,” he said.

The Times says:

Britain is “scoping” free trade deals with 12 countries in time to leave the EU on January 1, 2019.

Australia yesterday offered to strike a deal with the UK “as soon as possible” when Theresa May spoke to Malcolm Turnbull, her counterpart in Canberra. The prime minister said the offer was proof she could “make Brexit work for Britain”.

Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, also revealed that he had opened “very fruitful” negotiations with Canada on Friday.

The Independent concentrates on Australia:

Australia has called for a free trade deal with Britain as soon as possible, in a Brexit boost for Prime Minister Theresa May.

Mrs May spoke to her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday, who expressed his desire to open up trading between the two Commonwealth countries as a matter of urgency.

The new PM described the call as “very encouraging” and insisted it showed leaving the European Union could work for Britain.

She tasked newly-appointed International Trade Secretary Liam Fox to begin exploring options and he has told the  that he is “scoping” around 12 other deals.

As does the Guardian:

Australia has called for a free-trade deal with Britain as soon as possible, in a boost for the newly appointed prime minister, Theresa May.

In a phone call on Saturday, May spoke to her Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull, who expressed his desire to open up trading between the two countries as a matter of urgency.

There was, however, unsettling news for EU migrants who have recently arrived in the UK as the country’s new Brexit minister cast new doubt over their right to remain. 

General election

Britons are fed up with campaigning, reports the Independent:

Most British people have had enough democracy for the time being, according to an exclusive ComRes opinion poll for The Independent.

They say Theresa May should carry on without a general election, and they are opposed to a second referendum on Brexit.

The poll found that nearly half of the population, 46 per cent, agree that “the Conservatives were elected for a five-year term so Ms May does not need to face a general election to get support for her programme”, whereas 38 per cent say she does need an election. 

The Express has a similar story:

THE MAJORITY of Britons are turning their backs on another trip to the ballot box by rejecting calls for a second referendum or a snap general election, a poll has revealed.

The ComRes poll found that over half of Brits are against a second vote on EU membership once a post Brexit deal has been negotiated with the european bloc.

And just under half agreed that Theresa May should be the person to lead Britain through it until the next election in 2020 – including vast numbers of Labour voters.

 

NHS

The Mirror reports further trouble with the nation’s health service:

NHS trusts across the country are asking people to work for nothing due to the cash crisis hitting our hospitals, we can reveal.

A Sunday Mirror probe found dozens of ads for unpaid positions that normally come with salaries of up to £19,000.

Labour called the situation “a scandal” while unions said it proved that the Tory Government was trying to run NHS services on the cheap.

Last week the NHS Jobs website showed 32 “honorary” and voluntary posts including in maternity and mental health.

 

Labour leadership

The Guardian reports on the latest problems for the Labour Party:

The Labour party has been engulfed by a fresh bout of infighting as the camps of the two potential “unity candidates” set to fight Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership embarked on their own war of words.

On the eve of a pivotal week for the future of the party, one MP supporting Angela Eagle accused rival Owen Smith of using “sneaky tactics” to manoeuvre himself into being the sole challenger.

Meanwhile, a senior MP supporting Smith claimed there was an overwhelming consensus that only one candidate should emerge, and warned that currently supportive MPs would not give Eagle their nomination if she did not swiftly recognise the situation.

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