UK Newspaper headlines: Rudd’s resignation and ‘DIY abortions’





The i, along with most other newspapers, leads on Amber Rudd’s resignation. The paper says the former home secretary telephoned Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday night to offer her resignation over her handling of the Windrush scandal. Ms Rudd’s claim she knew nothing about Home Office deportation targets were left “in tatters” following a leaked letter she herself wrote to the prime minister, says the Daily Telegraph. That leak led to the home secretary’s resignation, the paper adds. A day of “intense political pressure” led to the resignation of the home secretary, says the Times. The paper’s front page also says the government plans to reduce potholes on UK roads by making utility companies put their cables and pipes under pavements instead.


Rudd quits,” exclaims the Metro. The paper says that Conservative colleagues had spent the day offering support in the hope she would stay on in her role.
Ms Rudd’s resignation is a “huge blow” to the prime minister, says the Daily Mail. The paper says Mrs May has been using the former home secretary as a “firewall”.


The Daily Express says the prime minister is “in crisis” following Ms Rudd’s departure. The paper claims Mrs May is now facing “the biggest political crisis of her premiership”. The Sun leads on a story about videos on YouTube that show women how to perform “DIY” abortions and warns its readers to always seek “proper” medical help. The front page also mentions the resignation of Ms Rudd.
“Good Ruddance,” says the Daily Mirror, in reference to Ms Rudd’s resignation. The paper also features an interview with the parents of Charlie Gard, who offer sympathy to the parents of Alfie Evans – the toddler who died on Saturday.
The Guardian’s first edition came too early to report the home secretary’s resignation and focuses on the pressure on Ms Rudd to quit. The front page also features a story about protests in Malta against government corruption.


Supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Asda will leapfrog Tesco in terms of market share once they have merged, says the Financial Times. The paper warns that both politicians and suppliers have raised concerns of the power the new merged group will be able to wield.