Today’s front pages: Jeremy Kyle’s theatre of cruelty and victory for veterans
A round up of the headlines from UK newspapers on 15 May
There’s something of a stark divide between the broadsheets and tabloids on the front pages this morning.
The Daily Star, Metro, Daily Mirror, The Sun and Daily Mail all lead with the crisis surrounding The Jeremy Kyle Show. “Theatre of Cruelty” is the Mirror’s splash, while The Sun has further information on the man who committed suicide after he failed a “love cheat lie detector” on the show. Metro takes a different tact with candid images of the eponymous presenter at the centre of the controversy.
The other papers, meanwhile, are more of a mixed bag. Both the Daily Express and The Guardian lead with the new Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt’s proposal to protect members of the Armed Forces from prosecution for historical offences, although the two papers take slightly different stances on the issue. The Express leads on the win for “hounded” veterans while The Guardian notes the new proposal would not apply to offences committed in Northern Ireland.
Elsewhere both The Times and The Daily Telegraph feature claims from the trial involving Scotland Yard’s investigation into a VIP paedophile ring. The Telegraph says a court was told yesterday that the key witness in the £2m probe “invented the vile crimes”.
In business, the Financial Times has more on Whatsapp’s security breach. The paper says the hack allowed security spyware to to be loaded onto the phones of critics of governments from Mexico to Saudi Arabia.