What the Newspapers Say – May 18

Newspapers across the country are led by the arrest of a Tory MP suspected of rape and sexual assault offenses spanning seven years.

The Daily Telegraphthe Daily Express and the DailyMirror all carry the arrest of the unnamed MP for the alleged sex offences, which police say took place in London between 2002 and 2009.

Metro says party whips have asked the man not to appear in parliament while police investigate.

Somewhere else, The Guardian and I report Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged by Tory MPs to take ‘decisive action’ to ease the cost of living crisis, while The temperature says Sunak is already planning rebates on heating bills and tax cuts.

the FinancialTimes says inflationary pressure is further stoked by the lowest unemployment rate in half a century.

the Daily Mail is leading a backlash against the Governor of the Bank of England over his decision to allow employees to work from home four days a week.

The sun carries the latest in the “Wagatha Christe” trial, with attention turning to a “war of words” between Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy.

The Independent devotes its first page to a special file on the Ukrainian resistance in Kharkiv.

And the daily star says US spy chiefs have revealed information about UFO sightings.

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