What the papers say – February 25
The Prime Minister’s efforts to negotiate with the European Union in order to solve Brexit-related issues make the front pages of several of Saturday’s papers.
The Telegraph says Rishi Sunak hopes to secure a deal on the Northern Ireland Protocol this weekend after claims of last-minute concessions from Brussels.
The front page of today's Daily Telegraph:'Sunak to secure new Brexit deal at weekend'#TomorrowsPapersTodaySign up for the Front Page newsletterhttps://t.co/x8AV4Oomry pic.twitter.com/sVcRjZ5DYQ
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 25, 2023
The Guardian says Mr Sunak is poised to announce a deal as soon as Monday but could face a fresh battle with pro-Brexit Conservative backbenchers in the European Research Group (ERG) and the Democratic Unionist party (DUP).
Guardian front page, Saturday 25 February 2023: PM set to seal post-Brexit deal in big political gamble pic.twitter.com/TCRyR87FiJ
— Guardian news (@guardiannews) February 24, 2023
The Financial Times leads on a warning from Ukraine’s western allies to countries helping Russia to evade sanctions.
Just published: front page of FT Weekend, UK edition, Saturday 25 February https://t.co/7e6DKq9sfE pic.twitter.com/bNc8FnLyq0
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) February 24, 2023
The Daily Mirror says Environment Secretary Therese Coffey’s comment that British consumers should eat more turnips instead of imported food has prompted a run on the root vegetable.
Saturday's front page: Tories in a stew over turnips#TomorrowsPapersToday https://t.co/znLc0oJnun pic.twitter.com/Rp0LjxGKZM
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) February 24, 2023
The Daily Star also reports that shoppers have stripped supermarket shelves of turnips with a front page reference to turnip-loving Baldrick from the Blackadder TV comedy series.
Saturday's front page: Save our salads!!🥬#TomorrowsPapersTodayhttps://t.co/rXAiQSzoD8 pic.twitter.com/dHhsSmz60C
— Daily Star (@dailystar) February 24, 2023
The Daily Express suggests the Queen Consort’s call to writers to be “unimpeded by those who may wish to curb the freedom of your expression” may have influenced Puffin UK’s announcement that Roald Dahl’s classic texts will remain in print despite concerns about potentially offensive language.
Saturday's front page: Camilla Forces U-Turn in Dahl Book Cuts Row #TomorrowsPapersToday https://t.co/WcStLJB1Pa pic.twitter.com/r3qZtfQSqE
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) February 24, 2023
And the Daily Mail reports on a grieving mother’s battle to keep her daughter’s killer behind bars.
Saturday’s @DailyMailUK #MailFrontPages pic.twitter.com/lg1IQy4HwA
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) February 24, 2023