Tuesday 17th January 2017

Papers Reviewed: The Sun, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Times

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Topic of article: Politics

Headline: Great Brexpectations

Author(s): Tom Newton Dunn

Analysis: The author informs its readers about Theresa May’s speech and her “12 demands”. The Sun has produced a very positive front page headline by using a positive tone in describing what May has set out to do. It mentions that May has opted for a hard Brexit and that this is a “major victory” for Brexiteers. The author fails to explore the consequences of a hard Brexit and the impact that the government’s choice will have on Britain.

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Topic of article:  Politics

Headline: May rules out UK staying in single marker

Author(s): Anushka Asthana

Analysis: The article is informing its reader about May’s expected speech today (which has now been delivered) on Brexit. The author sets the scene for an important speech delivered today by the Prime Minister. The points that May wants to put across in her speech is outlined as well as its impact economically, to Brexiteers and her opponents.

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Topic of article: Politics

Headline: Theresa’s New Free Britain

Author(s): James Slack (Political Editor)

Analysis: The Daily Mail informs its reader about Theresa May’s Brexit plan which she unveiled in her speech today. The Daily Mail, like The Sun, has put a very positive spin on this story. Its title implies that Britain was previously not ‘free’ and rejoices in the fact that “We’ll regain control of borders – and break free from EU judges”.  The author has selectively chosen quotes from her speech which are in-line with with what the Daily Mail has been fiercely advocating for in its Brexit campaign. It does not explore the negative consequences of May’s Brexit Plan.

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Topic of article: Politics

Headline: Trump broadside stuns Europe

Author(s): David Charter, Tom Parfitt, Bruno Waterfield

Analysis: The article informs its readers about Trumps comment on the EU, Nato and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Despite May’s important speech, The Times has chosen its main front-page headline on Angela Merkel and her wish to meet with US president-elect Trump after his comments on the EU and herself. The article outlines Trump’s criticisms and quotes the responses from Merkel “We Europeans have our fate in our own hands” and also the French President. These are fairly inflammatory comments by Trump and it appears that it will further alienate the U.S. from Europe. The article does not speculate on why Trump has made these comments.

Front page images from: http://en.kiosko.net/uk/

Reviewed by: Bruno Gnaneswaran

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