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What the papers say – September 14

What the papers say – September 14

Two Russian men accused of the Salisbury poisonings feature on the front pages of several newspapers on Friday.

In an interview with state-funded news channel RT, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov said they made a weekend visit to Britain to see Salisbury Cathedral and were victims of a “fantastic fatal coincidence”, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Prime Minister Theresa May accused Moscow of “insulting the public’s intelligence” after the men’s claims, the paper adds.

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The Metro runs with the headline “For your spires only” as it reports that the suspects’ story attracted widespread ridicule.

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An image of the two men features on the front of The Guardian, which reports on Downing Street calling the interview “lies and blatant fabrication”.

The paper leads on a warning from Bank of England governor Mark Carney that the impact of a no-deal Brexit could be as catastrophic as the financial crisis a decade ago.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury features prominently on the fronts for a second day running, with the Daily Mail reporting that he faced accusations of hypocrisy after it emerged the Church of England had invested in Amazon.

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The Times reports that the church also advises its parishes to issue zero-hours contracts to workers despite his attack on them during a speech this week.

The paper leads on another warning by the Bank of England, that house prices would fall by 35% over three years after a chaotic no-deal Brexit.

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Mr Carney told ministers the bank would not be able to avert a crisis by cutting interest rates, and that inflation and unemployment would rise, the Financial Times says.

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Meanwhile, the i says the Government will consider lifting EU limits on Britain’s GM research after Brexit.

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The Sun says fast-food fans face having to pay a plastic tax on cups for soft drinks and shakes.

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And the Daily Express claims that huge sums of taxpayers’ money have been spent on “worthless” modern art.

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Elsewhere, the Daily Mirror leads on an investigation into life in North Korea.

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And the Daily Star says one of Britain’s top soap actresses has revealed her torment over losing custody of her children.

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