‘No Scottish referendum before election’
A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
The Daily Telegraph leads on its interview with cabinet minister Michael Gove, who says the UK government will not grant a new referendum on Scottish independence before the next general election in 2024. It says his remarks put England and Scotland “on a constitutional collision course”.
The Guardian reveals that the government has confirmed there will be a consultation on privatising broadcaster Channel 4, meaning the channel’s four decades under public ownership could be about to come to an end.
After England reached the last 16, the Daily Mail praises the “rampant Lions,” the Daily Mirror says football is “staying home” and The Sun says that winning the group was “easy queasy” for Gareth Southgate’s men, in reference to the tough ties that could await England.