Newspaper headlines: ‘Give me £20bn or I’ll bring May down’

Father Carlo Alberto Capella, a Catholic priest sentenced to five years in jail for possessing child pornography, talks with his lawyer during a trial at the Vatican (June 23, 2018)
Image caption Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has threatened to “break” Theresa May’s government if his department does not get £20bn over the next 10 years, the Mail on Sunday reports. Citing a discussion he had with “service chiefs”, Mr Williamson is reported to have said he will “crush” the Treasury over the issue. Mr Williamson, who ran Theresa May’s leadership campaign in 2016, is also reported to have said: “I made her – and I can break her.”
Image caption Syringe pumps used to administer powerful painkillers by the NHS for at least 30 years could have contributed to the premature death of thousands of elderly patients, the Sunday Times reports. A whistleblower involved in the inquiry into more than 450 deaths at Gosport Memorial Hospital said the panel “ignored” evidence of fatalities caused by the devices because they feared a national scandal.
Image caption One of the UK’s leading rabbis has drawn parallels between Donald Trump’s immigration border policy, and historical trends that have led to genocide, the Observer reports. Laura Janner-Klausner’s intervention comes amid growing international condemnation of US immigration policies, which has led to children being separated from their parents at the US-Mexican border.
Image caption The government’s key housing adviser has said the solution to building more homes is to invoke the spirit of the country’s Second World War aircraft production effort, the Sunday Telegraph reports. In an interview with the paper, Conservative MP Sir Oliver Letwin said the installation of utilities across building sites was slowing house building down.
Image caption Former Chancellor Lord Lawson has urged Theresa May to hold back the £39bn Brexit divorce payment agreed with the EU unless negotiators can make a deal with Brussels, the Sunday Express reports. The Thatcher-era politician is among 60 politicians, business officials and economists to suggest the hard negotiating tactics in an open letter to the prime minister.
Image caption Barbara Windsor’s health has taken a “real dip” since she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a co-star tells the Star on Sunday. Rita Simons, who played Roxy Mitchell in Eastenders, said she was devastated to see her declining health.

The Mail on Sunday leads with what it says is an “astonishing threat” from the defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, to Theresa May, in which he is said to have demanded an extra £20bn for the Ministry of Defence.

The paper says a furious Mr Williamson told the prime minister that if she did not commit the extra cash, then Tory MPs would vote down the next budget, effectively passing a motion of no confidence in her.

Mr Williamson is said to have boasted about running Mrs May’s leadership campaign, telling military chiefs: “I made her – and I can break her.”

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The Sunday Times reports that thousands of NHS patients may have died prematurely because of syringe pumps used by the health service. The paper says the pumps, used for at least 30 years, may have led to the rapid infusion of a dangerous amount of drugs into the bloodstream.

A whistleblower on the government inquiry into deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire tells the paper that decision makers “ignored” evidence of fatalities because they feared a national scandal.

The Sunday Telegraph says ministers have been told they need to invoke the war spirit to solve Britain’s housing shortage.

The paper says Sir Oliver Letwin, the Conservative MP who’s been carrying out a major review into house building for the government, believes the country’s housing infrastructure needs to be expanded with the same drive that Spitfire aircraft manufacturing was organised with in the Second World war.

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Under the headline “O.T.T” the Mail on Sunday, says that up to 10,000 police officers will be drafted in to protect Mr Trump from mass protests and the threat of a terror attack when he visits Britain next month.

The paper says the president will also be also protected by a small army of US security personnel and a fleet of bomb proof Cadillacs, known as The Beasts, in which Mr Trump and his entourage will travel.

The Mail says the plans to protect Mr Trump will put the rest of the country at risk, with resources drained to protect the president.

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According to the Sunday Telegraph, the stolen Aston Martin DB5 used in the original James Bond Film, Goldfinger, has been spotted in the Middle East.

The paper says that when it was taken from a Florida aircraft hanger in 1967 there were fears it would never be seen again.

Now, according to the insurance firm, Art Recovery International, a six figure sum is being demanded for its safe return.

The vehicle is distinctive because of a number of modifications including smoke emitters, fake machine guns and tyre shearing blades.

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The Mail on Sunday reports on what it describes as: “The saddest wedding suit”. The paper says the semi-bespoke wedding suit, designed to be seen by the world – and ordered by Meghan Markle’s father – has surfaced at Royal Ascot.

The Mail says that after Thomas Markle failed to appear at his daughter’s wedding because of a heart condition, his suit was sold by Chelsea outfitters Oliver Brown to Johnno Spence, a PR guru to the horse racing world.

The paper says Mr Spence, an Old Harrovian, paid £2,000 for the suit and three shirts – around half price – and proudly wore them at Ascot.

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