In the headlines
Brexiteers are up in arms over reports the government wants to pursue a closer, Swiss-style relationship with the EU, which could include payments to Brussels in exchange for access to the single market. Nigel Farage has called it a “betrayal”, saying: “The Tories must be crushed.” The England and Wales football captains will not wear pro-diversity “OneLove” armbands during their opening World Cup games today, after the threat of yellow cards forced a last-minute climbdown. England play Iran at 1pm, and Wales take on USA at 7pm. Cornwall’s outgoing tourism chief has slated some visitors to the county. Malcolm Bell told a local paper “you have friends, then you have guests, then you have tourists, then you have bloody tourists, then you have f***ing emmets” – a Cornish word for ants used to insult holidaymakers.