There’s extensive reaction to Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to form a government of national unity to avoid a no-deal Brexit in Friday morning’s papers.
The Guardian clearly sets out its stall, using its editorial to state that “it is the duty of all MPs who oppose no deal to work together”.
Rafael Behr uses his column to highlight his belief that some politicians’ opposition to the plan shows that they fear the Labour leader more than a “disorderly” exit from the EU.
Writing in the i, Stephen Bush says Mr Corbyn’s plan comes from “cloud cuckoo land”, pointing out that the plan is “so far-fetched, it would be less ridiculous to crowdfund the invention of time travel and head back to 2016 with ballot boxes full of Remain votes”.
A Paul Thomas cartoon in the Daily Mail takes a satirical look at the story, showing an A-level student saying: “I got a D in politics! Now I hope to form a government of national unity.”
The Times carries a story claiming that British banks have expressed concerns to ministers that they would only have around fours hours to switch all of their systems in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The article quotes industry sources expressing concerns about the short timeframe, with the paper saying the disruption could potentially create chaos in the financial system.
The Daily Telegraph reports that the wind farm that went off-grid during last week’s nationwide power cut was given nearly £100,000 to reduce its supply the following day.
The National Grid says the decision to ask Hornsea wind farm to cut its power supply was not related to the role it played in causing the blackout.
But the article quotes an energy expert, saying it was a “striking coincidence”, especially considering the wind farm had never been asked to reduce it’s supply levels before.
The Sun is one of a number of publications containing a warning that a host of popular traditional sweets could be about to be consigned to history.
They use the headline “Get Your Dib-Dabs Off Our Sweets” to illustrate the Institute of Economic Affairs’ warning that new guidelines from Public Health England will make it impossible for products like Liquorice Allsorts, Parma Violets, boiled sweets and fudge to continue to be sold.
And it appears that Donald Trump could be eyeing his biggest real estate deal to date – buying Greenland.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the president has asked advisers and legal experts to look into whether the US could purchase the territory from Denmark, and held numerous discussions about its abundant resources and geopolitical importance.
Buzzfeed claims that White House officials are apparently split on whether the idea is genuine or just a passing interest for the president.