Paper review: WW1 remembrance and ’50-50′ Brexit deal chance

Image caption The Mail’s eye-catching front page carries a photograph from the moat outside the Tower of London on Sunday night, where 10,000 torches were lit to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. They will be lit each evening until Armistice Day. The Mail’s writer Robert Hardman calls it a “stunning sea of blazing remembrance”.
Image caption The Tower of London display also makes the front of the Times. But the paper’s main story is on its own investigation which claims companies and charities are making millions of pounds by treating NHS patients in psychiatric hospitals that do not meet standards of care. And in a separate story, the paper reports on a “perilous year” for the restaurant trade, with more businesses gone bust so far this year than in all of 2017.
Image caption The Guardian leads on Brexit. It says that according to EU officials, the chances of Prime Minister Theresa May striking a Brexit deal on the Irish border which will be acceptable to ministers and Parliament is “50-50”. Downing Street says it does not have a deal ready to be signed off, the papers adds. Meanwhile, the paper also reports that exposure to toxic air from diesel cars increases the risk of children becoming obese.
Image caption People from Commonwealth countries living abroad will be allowed to join Britain’s Armed Forces, according to the Telegraph. The government plan, which will be announced on Monday, aims to fix the recruitment crisis. According to the paper, the Ministry of Defence will no longer require applicants from the Commonwealth – which includes Canada, Australia, Fiji and Kenya – to have lived in the UK for five years.
Image caption The Italian government’s spending plans make the front page of Monday’s FT. The ruling populist coalition has clashed with the EU over its budget, which plans to cut tax and increase welfare spending. Now, Italy’s deputy prime minister says the budget could be a “recipe” for growth across Europe, the paper says.
Image caption Meanwhile, the top story for Monday’s Star is on counterfeit poppy merchandise, which is reportedly being sold to the public under the false belief that the money helps the Armed Forces. The paper says Royal British Legion – the charity that runs the official poppy campaign every year – has blasted scammers for “defrauding” the public.
Image caption The Mirror leads on its own poll, which suggested the majority of people would pay more tax to ensure Britain’s elderly are cared for well. The survey of 2,000 people by ComRes found 56% would pay more National Insurance for “more and better social care”, while 54% would pay more tax.
Image caption The Metro reports on knife crime in London, after a 22-year-old man was stabbed to death in south-east London on Sunday. The newspaper says he is the fourth person to be stabbed to death in the capital in five days. Two teenage boys were killed in separate attacks in south London on Thursday and Friday. And another man, 38, was killed in south London on Wednesday.
Image caption The Express splashes with a story of a 62-year-old Falklands veteran who went on hunger strike in a tent outside a charity in Shropshire in protest at how ex-servicemen have been treated. The ex-paratrooper protested at the lack of mental health care for former soldiers. The paper says he has won a mental health care battle.

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