Brexit

Some of the papers predict talks with the EU could collapse soon. The Telegraph says: 

Number 10 has told business leaders that Theresa May could storm out of Brexit talks over the “divorce bill”, The Telegraph can reveal.
A senior Downing Street figure briefed industry and City bosses to prepare for the Prime Minister walking away from negotiations in September.
The move would be designed for “domestic consumption” to show Mrs May was playing tough over the €100 billion (£87.7 billion) some EU figures want the UK to pay before leaving.
The briefing took place at a point after the general election was held last month and the figure has since left in the recent overhaul of Downing Street.

The Sun claims the PM will ‘storm’ out.

THERESA May could be preparing to storm out of Brexit talks as early as September to spook EU chiefs.
Number 10 has told British business leaders to expect a show-of-force walkout from the PM, designed to prove that she is serious about the UK’s position on a “divorce bill”.
Some EU figures are demanding British taxpayers fork out 100BILLION Euros — £87.7bn — before leaving the bloc.
But she is said to be rehearsing a dramatic showdown in the Autumn if that figure is not scrapped, according to a Sunday Telegraph report.

Education

The Express claims university tuition fees should be the subject of a debate.

BRITAIN may need to have a national debate on university tuition fees, Prime Minister Theresa May’s most senior minister said yesterday.
Urging Tories to modernise to win over young voters, Damian Green said the current system, with fees capped at £9,250 a year, allows UK universities to deliver high quality courses and teaching.
It also accounts for the country’s disproportionate number of top institutions.
But the First Secretary of State acknowledged student debt is a “huge issue”, particularly after Labour unexpectedly eroded the Tories’ Commons majority in the general election after promising to scrap university tuition fees.

The Mail has the same story.

Theresa May is ready to consider a dramatic U-turn on university tuition fees to woo young voters back to the Tory Party.
The bombshell move was signalled yesterday by her most senior Minister, Damian Green, who said a ‘national debate may well be needed on this huge issue’.
He said the Tories were doomed unless they reacted to the surge in support for Labour, especially among the young, and called on the party to ‘change hard’. Millions of students voted Labour following Jeremy Corbyn’s vow to scrap tuition fees, slashing the Tory lead.

The Guardian claims it is university students who almost led to a Labour victory.

Britain may need to have a national debate on university tuition fees, Theresa May’s most senior minister has said after urging the Tories to modernise to win over young metropolitan voters who backed Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.
Damian Green said the current system, with fees capped at £9,250 a year, allows UK universities to deliver high quality courses and teaching, and accounts for the country’s disproportionate number of top institutions.
But the first secretary of state acknowledged that student debt is a “huge issue”, particularly after Labour unexpectedly eroded the Conservatives’ Commons majority in the general election after promising to scrap tuition fees.

The Telegraph claims the PM has been told to spend on schools.

Theresa May has been told to go on a billion-pound spending spree to protect school funding by one her most senior cabinet ministers, it can be revealed.
Justine Greening, the Education Secretary, has informed the Prime Minister that she wants the Tories to abandon plans to cut per pupil funding over the coming years.
It is understood she wants a public statement within weeks making clear the change in direction so schools know where they stand before the summer holidays.
It would mean spending £1.2 billion more than the Tories promised at the election by 2022, according to a respected think tank. Government sources accept the figure. 

NHS

Potential hospital closures have caused a row in government, says the Independent.

Plans to rescue the NHS are in “chaos” after a weakened Theresa May backed down from a fight with MPs likely to involve hospital closures, Labour has alleged.
Legislation to allow local health chiefs to transform the delivery of care – and, crucially, save many billions of pounds – has been shelved after the  Conservatives lost their Commons majority.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has admitted the legal shake-up cannot go ahead without a “consensus” and that it will not happen while the Government is fixated on Brexit.
Two thirds of the 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) propose closing a hospital, or moving treatment to a different site.

The Express has a story about health tourism.

A CRACKDOWN on health tourism that would have saved the NHS £500million a year has been abandoned by the Government.
Migrants were going to be forced to pay more for NHS treatment under a new law announced in last year’s Queen’s Speech.
But the legislation has now been dropped after the Tories failed to win a majority at the General Election.
The measures, drawn up by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, were announced with a fanfare in May last year. 

And the Independent concentrates on organ donation.

England could follow Scotland and Wales by moving to an “opt out” system of organ donation, Downing Street has indicated.
Theresa May’s spokesperson said that the Government was “keeping a close eye” on the new policy enacted by the devolved governments to see whether it boosted donation rates.
“Organ donation hit a record high last year here and we obviously want that to continue and continue to rise,” she said.

Fisheries

A proposal to stop foreign trawlers coming into UK waters is reported in the Mail.

Foreign boats will no longer be allowed to catch fish close to Britain’s coastline under a move announced by Ministers today.
Even before the UK leaves the European Union, it will tomorrow begin withdrawing from a 50-year agreement that allows five other countries to fish just a few miles off shore. The Government is to begin the two-year process to leave the agreement with France, Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands.
Latest figures suggest that 10,000 tons of fish, worth £17 million were caught by vessels under the London Fisheries Convention in 2015. Last night new Environment Secretary Michael Gove said: ‘Leaving the London Fisheries Convention is an important moment as we take back control of our fishing policy. It means for the first time in more than 50 years we will be able to decide who can access our waters.

The Express also reports today’s announcement.

BRITISH fishermen will have the exclusive rights to a 12-mile zone around the coastline under post-Brexit plans to “take back control of our fishing policy”.
Five EU nations, including France and the Netherlands, which currently have permission to fish up to six miles from our shores, will be banned from fishing the area.
Between them, the five countries catch thousands of tones of fish worth millions of pounds within the zone off British shores.
However, the Government will announce tomorrow that it is withdrawing from the London Fisheries Convention.
This will mean the five countries will be banned from fishing within 12 miles of the coast. 

The Mirror explains how it will be done.

Brexit hardman Michael Gove is to stop French and German fishing  boats trawling to within six miles of Britain’s coast.
The Environment Secretary is ripping up the 1964 London Fisheries Convention which precedes our EU membership by nine years.
It gave France, Germany, Belgium, Ireland and Holland the right to fish between six and 12 miles off our shores.
Now Mr Gove will announce he is pulling out of that deal in two years along with the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy which allows European boats to fish 12 to 200 miles offshore.
That means after Brexit no European vessel will be able to net British fish without permission.

The intention to scrap the agreement is reported in the Sun.

BRITAIN is withdrawing from a fishing deal that has given France, Belgium, Germany, Ireland and Holland special access to British waters since 1964.
Ministers will tomorrow trigger the two year process of leaving the London Fisheries Convention.
The five countries will lose the right to fish  to within six nautical miles of our coastline — but UK vessels will lose the same rights to their waters.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove said: “Leaving the London Fisheries Convention is an important moment as we take back control of our fishing policy.
“It means for the first time in more than 50 years we will be able to decide who can access our waters.

And BBC News includes a comment from Greenpeace.

The government is to end an arrangement that allows other countries to fish in UK waters, it has been announced.
The convention allows Irish, Dutch, French, German and Belgian vessels to fish within six and 12 nautical miles of UK coastline.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the move would help take back control of fishing access to UK waters.
But Greenpeace said ending the arrangement would not alone improve the future of the UK’s fishing industry.

Labour Party

The Independent reports a plan to strip the Labour leader of some of his powers.

Labour’s right wing has launched a new plan to rein in Jeremy Corbyn’s power despite his growing standing within the party following the general election result, The Independent can reveal.
The battle plan, issued to activists just a week after Labour overturned Theresa May’s majority, would water down Mr Corbyn’s influence on the party’s powerful executive by drafting in extra members likely to be hostile to him.
The manoeuvre is the latest sign of the continuing guerrilla warfare taking place behind the scenes in Labour, with Mr Corbyn’s own supporters undertaking a counteroffensive to try and cement the left’s grip on the party.
The competing plans set the scene for a major showdown at this year’s annual conference in Brighton, where the struggle for the heart of the party will rage on despite hopes the leader’s hopes that the whole party would now swing behind him.

And the Times claims a new party is being considered.

Labour moderates are plotting to form a new centrist party if Jeremy Corbyn’s allies start deselecting MPs, according to senior figures with links to Tony Blair.
Former donors have been approached about backing a new party — despite Labour’s strong performance in the general election — after Corbyn’s allies signalled that they want to purge critics of the leader and change party rules to strengthen their position at the Labour conference in September.
Some hope to enlist celebrities such as JK Rowling and Gary Lineker to back a new third party.
The Labour moderate Liz Kendall has revealed she was threatened with deselection as an MP within 48 hours of the election on June 8.

Yesterday’s anti-Tory demo is reported in the Mirror.

Thousands gathered for an anti-austerity march through central London today in a protest against the Tory government.
More than 10,000 people took part in the Not One Day More demonstration, which saw activists march from BBC Broadcasting House near Oxford Circus, to Parliament Square this afternoon.
Protesters waved placards with slogans that included “Wot A DisMay,” “Theresa May, Sashay Away” and “The Only Good Tory is a Lavatory”
Pictures from the scene also showed crowds accumulating in Portland Square, with signs stating: “Austerity kills” and “Kick the Tories Out.”

Farage

Nigel has said he won’t come back to be our leader – yet, says the Independent.

Nigel Farage has said he will not stand to replace Paul Nuttall as Ukip leader.
The three-time party leader  acknowledged his habit of resigning and returning to the role had become an “ongoing joke”, adding: “To return now would be premature.”
He said the threat of violence and the “amateur shambles” of the party’s ruling national executive committee were the main factors in his decision not to stand.
Mr Nuttall resigned following a disastrous general election in which the party won just 1.8% of the UK vote share and no Commons seats.
Writing in the 
Sunday Telegraph, Mr Farage left the door open to an eventual return if a “full and proper” Brexit was not delivered.

The Express turns the story round, claiming he might come back in the future.

NIGEL Farage has refused to rule out returning to frontline politics despite confirming he will not stand to replace former Ukip leader Paul Nuttall.
The Brexiteer-in-chief confirmed he would not return to lead the party for a fourth time after the resignation of Mr Nuttall, who stepped down after the party lost a significant share of the vote in both local and national elections.
But Mr Farage refused to rule out returning to the fray in the event Theresa May failed to negotiate “a full and proper Brexit”.
He said: “It is already something of an ongoing joke about the number of times I have stood for the leadership and resigned.
“To return now would be premature.

The Sun also carries the story.

NIGEL Farage said he would not throw his hat in the ring to replace Paul Nuttall as Ukip leader – but refused to rule out a future return to the helm.
The three-time party leader acknowledged his habit of resigning and returning to the role had become an “ongoing joke”, adding: “To return now would be premature.”
He said the threat of violence and the “amateur shambles” of the party’s ruling national executive committee were the main factors in his decision not to stand.
Mr Nuttall resigned following a disastrous General Election in which the party won just 1.8 per cent of the UK vote share and no Commons seats.

And ITV News also quotes his prospective return as ‘premature’.

Nigel Farage has ruled out standing to replace Paul Nuttall as Ukip leader.
The three-time leader acknowledged his habit of resigning and returning to the role had become an “ongoing joke” and that to return now would be “premature”.
He said the main factors for choosing not to stand was the threat of violence and the “amateur shambles” of the party’s ruling national executive committee.
Mr Nuttall resigned following a disastrous General Election in which the party won just 1.8% of the UK vote share and no Commons seats.
Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Farage left the door open to an eventual return if a “full and proper” Brexit was not delivered.

Westmonster claims it’s because of the way the NEC is being run.

Nigel Farage will not be in the running to be the next Leader of UKIP.
The former UKIP boss and mastermind of Brexit has said the party needs serious reforms and changes need to be made within its governing body, the NEC.
Farage said he became frustrated with the inner, decision-making core of UKIP, feeling as though he was routinely outvoted on important issues.
He said, with a heavy heart, that he could not go take on a leadership role in the full knowledge that he would be hamstrung by “unqualified” elements within the party.
The avid Brexiteer also said he did not recognise the true extent of the gulf he would leave behind when he quit as leader after the EU Referendum and makes clear he feels UKIP has the potential to remain extremely relevant and have a massive impact upon post-Brexit Britain.
When even Nigel Farage is saying UKIP must reform or face being replaced by another vehicle, those in the party really should wake up and listen…

 Anne Marie

And another prospective leader launches her bid, reports Breitbart.

Political activist Ann Marie Waters has launched a bid to become the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP).
Giving a speech to a small group of supporters and publishing her manifesto, Ms. Waters put the promise to create a written British constitution at the heart of her campaign.
“This constitution will affirm free speech, equal citizenship and civil rights for all, the authority of British law on British soil, and our democratic process, while putting in place common sense safety guards so that democracy cannot be used in order to destroy itself”, her manifesto explains.
In 2016, Mrs. Waters was blocked from standing for UKIP in the London Assembly elections due to her role in Pegida UK. In the 2017 General Election, she was de-selected as a parliamentary candidate after party leader Paul Nuttall described her views as “way above and beyond party policy”.
In her manifesto, she promises to protect the NHS, make law and order her “priority”, and give party members more influence in making policy.

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