What the papers say – June 27

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A mix of topics make headlines in Thursday’s papers.

A variety of stories make the front pages on Thursday – from the latest pledges by the Tory leadership contenders to promising news in the fight against cervical cancer.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Boris Johnson has vowed to introduce an Australian-style points-based system for migrants to restore faith in immigration control in the UK if he becomes prime minister.

Jeremy Hunt has promised to protect free TV licences for the over-75s if he clinches the top job, the Daily Express says.

Mr Hunt’s pledge also makes the front of the Daily Mirror, which says 85% of pensioners told a survey they would refuse to pay for their TV licences if they were stripped of the benefit.

The i reports that Mr Johnson suffered a blow as 20 MPs are ready to block his no-deal Brexit.


Meanwhile, The Times leads on health news, and says scientists have predicted cervical cancer could be eliminated in Britain within decades due to the success of the HPV vaccine.

The Guardian reports on a warning from care chiefs that a funding crisis in social care is putting “tens of thousands” of people at risk.


And the Daily Mail claims a Tory-run group pushing for the legalisation of cannabis is being funded by North American firms making the drug.

The Sun leads on a court case, while the Daily Star leads on a miraculous tale of survival after a man was attacked by a bear in Russia.

Elsewhere, the Financial Times leads on the latest on the case of investor Neil Woodford.

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