What the papers say – March 18
No one story dominates Saturday’s front pages with Putin, passports and politics among the splashes.
The Daily Telegraph leads with the issuing by the International Criminal Court of an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes in Ukraine.
The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
'War crime arrest warrant for Putin'#TomorrowsPapersToday
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— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 17, 2023
The Daily Star is one of the newspapers which leads with fears for holiday plans after the Public and Commercial Services union said Passport Office workers will strike for five weeks in an escalation of a dispute over jobs, pay and conditions.
Saturday's Front Page 📰
We're not going on a summer holiday… 🏝
Huge passport delays ahead as strikes shut offices for five weeks 😱
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— Daily Star (@dailystar) March 17, 2023
The i says Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s post-Budget poll boost is not enough to suggest the Conservatives will win the next general election.
Saturday's front page: Budget boost for Sunak – but Tories still face defeat#TomorrowsPapersToday
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— i newspaper (@theipaper) March 17, 2023
The Financial Times leads with a “week of madness” in the banking sector.
Just published: front page of the Financial Times UK edition Saturday March 18 https://t.co/yYDHVeuI7t pic.twitter.com/54xbtls7KL
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) March 17, 2023
While The Guardian says NHS doctors are being offered £5,000 to work in the private sector.
Guardian front page, Saturday 18 March 2023: NHS doctors offered £5,000 to lure staff into private jobs pic.twitter.com/msyU94ypdm
— The Guardian (@guardian) March 17, 2023
The Daily Express suggests the BBC will face a revolt if the licence fee rises.
Saturday's front page: BBC faces revolt if licence fee riseshttps://t.co/pOWAhN4klV#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/GtK3ySIFHP
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) March 17, 2023
And the Daily Mirror claims a campaign victory after proposals to ban trophy hunting imports cleared the House of Commons.
Saturday's front page – 'MIRROR CAMPAIGN WIN'https://t.co/JaTqJVVcNU pic.twitter.com/S8zIMOJsxx
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) March 17, 2023