Friday’s UK newspaper front pages: 26 May 2023

The Times

The Times reports tens of thousands more patients will be signed up for clinical trials as ministers promise drug companies better access to the NHS.

Daily Mirror

Ministers stand accused of losing control over immigration to the UK after figures hit a record high last year, says the Daily Mirror.

The Guardian

The Guardian reports that more than 3,000 asylum seekers could be detained and deported from the UK every month to enforce Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s asylum bill, according to leaked documents.

Daily Mail

“Will anyone stop these eco-clowns?” asks the Daily Mail as it reports on protesters from Just Stop Oil and Animal Rising demonstrating at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Financial Times

Ministers are considering a sweeping reform to the fund that protects savers in company pension plans, according to the Financial Times.


Britain is on course to become Europe’s second-largest population for the first time on record, reports the i. 

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph leads with borrowing costs reaching levels not seen since the mini-budget under Liz Truss, threatening a new mortgage shock for homeowners.


Home Office minister Robert Jenrick attacking universities and accusing them of being in the ‘immigration business’ the same day data showed the highest ever net rise in people moving to the UK, tops the Metro.

Daily Express

The Daily Express leads with an exclusive from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who has told the paper “we must and will cut the number of people moving to the UK”.

Daily Star

Swarms of giant jellyfish are heading to UK seas due to warming waters, according to the Daily Star. 


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