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Newspaper headlines: Brexit Britain ‘more racist’

Newspaper headlines: Brexit Britain ‘more racist’


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A UN inspector has claimed Britain has become a more racist country as a result of Brexit and Theresa May’s immigration policies, the Times reports. Tendayi Achiume said hate crimes had risen since the EU referendum, and anti-migrant rhetoric had become “normalised”, even among high-ranking civil servants.

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The Guardian says Prof Achiume spent 11 days in the UK investigating the impact of Brexit on racial equality. She said there had been a “Brexit-related” growth in “explicit racial, ethnic and religious intolerance”.

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The Daily Express front page is devoted to investigations into historical allegations against former British soldiers and paratroopers serving during the Northern Ireland Troubles. The paper calls a government decision not to offer British soldiers amnesty a “betrayal”.

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WHSmith has been criticised by the head of the NHS England, after it was revealed tubes of toothpaste were being sold in one of its hospital concessions for £8, the Daily Telegraph reports. The store has apologised for what it called a “pricing error”. Proceeds from the toothpaste will go to charity.

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The world’s largest private equity real estate manager has been “muscling into Britain’s social housing market”, according to the FT Weekend. US company Blackstone owns a 90% stake in Sage Housing – a “for profit” social housing provider – which has been outbidding non-profit housing associations for affordable homes.

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The Daily Mirror features a picture of Prince Philip after recently undergoing hip surgery, with the Queen. The paper applauds the devotion of the couple after 70 years together, and says they are an example to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are getting married next week.

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The Daily Mail’s front page leads on its campaign to reduce plastic pollution across the UK. The story says 13,000 volunteers have joined a three-day drive to clean up streets and green spaces.

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TV’s Paul O’Grady claimed he got rid of his television after a series of health scares in an interview in the Daily Star. The paper reports the Radio 2 host “revealed he saved his own life by quitting watching the box”.

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