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Boris claims EU membership leaves UK facing ‘massive risks’…

BORIS union flag“Britain could be forced to hand an extra £2.4billion to Brussels if it stays in the EU, Boris Johnson claims today amid a dramatic escalation of the Tory civil war. Attacking David Cameron and George Osborne’s stewardship of the economy, the leading Brexit campaigner said the UK has been left facing ‘massive risks’.” – Daily Mail

  • Brexiteers warn that costs of membership are set to rise – FT
  • Cameron vetoed poster attacking Johnson over fears for party unity – The Times (£)
  • Prime Minister won’t sack Boris if UK votes Remain – The Sun
  • You’re lying! Major mauls Johnson as a ‘court jester’ – Daily Mail
  • Our subscribers say they back Brexit – Daily Telegraph
  • Banks tell customers not to worry about a Leave vote – The Times (£)
  • Brexit first step to EU’s demise, claims Farage – FT
  • Brussels red tape is risking lives by blocking new drugs – Daily Express
  • Former Labour MP explains why Glasgow should vote to Leave – Evening Times

Migration:

  • Cameron’s failure to meet migration target a ‘crime’, says Boris – Daily Telegraph
  • Brexit camp warns of 80m population – The Times (£)
  • Farage accused of ‘outrageous’ scaremongering over migrant sex attack warning – Daily Telegraph
  • Leave campaigners attack UKIP leader over comments – The Sun
  • Border Force appeals for Navy to patrol channel for migrants – Daily Mail
  • EU relations with neighbouring states to focus on immigration control – FT

Sketches:

  • A ranting former Prime Minister confronts an unusually zen-like Boris – Quentin Letts, Daily Mail

Editorials:

  • A dumping ground for Europe’s criminals – Daily Mail

>Yesterday:

…as Osborne claims Leave are championing ‘Farage’s Britain’

“George Osborne today slammed leading Brexiteers Michael Gove and Boris Johnson for lifting policies on immigration from Nigel Farage. The Ukip leader sparked new outrage today after explicitly warning women faced the risk of mass sex attacks by migrants if they refused to back Brexit on June 23.” – Daily Mail

  • Chancellor warns that Brexit will wreck the Northern Irish economy – Daily Express
  • Leaving the EU will ‘harden’ Irish border, claims Osborne – News Letter
  • Cameron ‘intensifies Tory civil war’ by uniting with Labour, Lib Dems, and Greens – Daily Telegraph
  • Trades union leaders urge six million members to vote Remain – The Guardian
  • Campaign to field all-female team against former Mayor in next TV debate – Daily Mail
  • Corbyn attacked by Labour grandees for his failure to make the Remain case – Daily Telegraph
  • Brexit a ‘gamble’ that would put Britain at risk, warn former police chiefs – Daily Mail

Editorials:

  • Business has to speak up on the dangers of Brexit – FT

>Yesterday:

Boris Johnson: A terrible hangover awaits those who allow Remain to scare them

EU monsters project fear“You put your head in your hands – because you realise you have given the green light to a continuing and intensifying disaster: attempts to preserve the euro by creating a United States of Europe – a territory where people will have no choice but to flee the less competitive zones, with ever-growing numbers coming to Britain, from EU countries where the average wage is a fraction of our living wage.” – Daily Telegraph

  • If he wins the vote, Cameron must be ruthless with his Tory foes – Matthew d’Ancona, The Guardian
  • Without EU regulations Europe could be tomorrow’s technology powerhouse - Matt Ridley, The Times (£)
  • Economic arguments about Brexit have succumbed to groupthink – Roger Bootle, Daily Telegraph
  • If the EU project fails, blame Merkel’s reckless immigration invitation – Trevor Kavanagh, The Sun
  • Deciding which way to vote is sheer agony – Clare Foges, The Times (£)
  • We benefit so much from belonging to the EU – Lord Campbell, The Scotsman
  • The Europe I backed in 1975 has disappeared – Lord Sterling, Daily Telegraph

>Today:

Welsh Conservatives attack last Lib Dem AM over government car hypocrisy

“Welsh Conservatives have accused Liberal Democrat Education Secretary Kirsty Williams of breaking her word by being prepared to use a costly ministerial car within her new Cabinet role. In February the Brecon and Radnorshire AM told her party’s conference in Cardiff that the Welsh Lib Dems were “not here for ministerial cars”.” – Wales Online

Miliband tells rebel MPs to ‘get behind’ Corbyn…

MILIBAND Red Ed“Ed Miliband is warning Labour MPs to stop being rude to Jeremy Corbyn as he paves the way for a return to the shadow cabinet. The former Labour leader has taken to touring the Westminster tea rooms to reprimand colleagues. It comes amid growing speculation that Mr Miliband could take the energy and climate change brief in a return to frontline politics. He has been providing regular “counsel and advice” to Mr Corbyn on handling the media and taking the party to the left.” – The Times (£)

  • Leader faces major rebellion by up to 80 MPs over spy vote – The Sun
  • Momentum leader working out of Corbyn’s office – Daily Telegraph

…as McDonnell reveals that Labour is considering a universal basic income

“Labour is considering backing the idea of a universal basic income – a radical transformation of the welfare state that would ditch means-tested benefits in favour of a flat-rate payment. John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, who is keen to find policies to match his slogan of a “new economics,” will appear at the launch of a report on the proposal from the leftwing campaign group Compass in the House of Commons on Monday evening.” – The Guardian

Chilcot ‘set to clear’ Campbell over Iraq dossier

alcampbell“New Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell is set to be cleared of wrong doing over the Iraq War despite more than a decade of claims he ‘sexed up’ a No 10 dossier make the case for war. Mr Campbell has reportedly not been sent a letter by the inquiry setting out criticisms and offering a right of reply – unlike his former boss Tony Blair.” – Daily Mail

Republicans savage Trump for attacks on Hispanics

“Senior Republicans fear that Donald Trump is leading his party into an electoral wilderness as his tirades against a Hispanic federal judge threatened to further alienate America’s fastest growing minority group. Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate majority leader, said that Mr Trump’s attacks on Hispanics could turn them against his party for generations.” – The Times (£)

  • Why a law to let 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia threatens Britain and our intelligence agencies – Tom Tugendhat, Daily Telegraph

News in Brief:

  • Huge price rise forces NHS to ditch life-saving drugs – The Times (£)
  • Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement in lead for Roman mayoralty – Daily Telegraph
  • Yorkshire tops the table for British jobs growth – FT
  • ISIS on the brink as Iraqi troops close on key stronghold – Daily Express
  • Scientists trying to harvest human organs from pigs create hybrid embryo – The Guardian
  • UK special forces take front-line role in Syria – The Times (£)
  • Gloomy forecast for Scotland’s economy after oil price slump – The Scotsman

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