Newspaper headlines: 'Give me £20bn or I'll bring May down'


Newspaper headlines: ‘Give me £20bn or I’ll bring May down’


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Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has threatened to “break” Theresa May’s government if his department does not get £20bn over the next 10 years, the Mail on Sunday reports. Citing a discussion he had with “service chiefs”, Mr Williamson is reported to have said he will “crush” the Treasury over the issue. Mr Williamson, who ran Theresa May’s leadership campaign in 2016, is also reported to have said: “I made her – and I can break her.”

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Syringe pumps used to administer powerful painkillers by the NHS for at least 30 years could have contributed to the premature death of thousands of elderly patients, the Sunday Times reports. A whistleblower involved in the inquiry into more than 450 deaths at Gosport Memorial Hospital said the panel “ignored” evidence of fatalities caused by the devices because they feared a national scandal.

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One of the UK’s leading rabbis has drawn parallels between Donald Trump’s immigration border policy, and historical trends that have led to genocide, the Observer reports. Laura Janner-Klausner’s intervention comes amid growing international condemnation of US immigration policies, which has led to children being separated from their parents at the US-Mexican border.

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The government’s key housing adviser has said the solution to building more homes is to invoke the spirit of the country’s Second World War aircraft production effort, the Sunday Telegraph reports. In an interview with the paper, Conservative MP Sir Oliver Letwin said the installation of utilities across building sites was slowing house building down.

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Former Chancellor Lord Lawson has urged Theresa May to hold back the £39bn Brexit divorce payment agreed with the EU unless negotiators can make a deal with Brussels, the Sunday Express reports. The Thatcher-era politician is among 60 politicians, business officials and economists to suggest the hard negotiating tactics in an open letter to the prime minister.

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Barbara Windsor’s health has taken a “real dip” since she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a co-star tells the Star on Sunday. Rita Simons, who played Roxy Mitchell in Eastenders, said she was devastated to see her declining health.

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