In the headlines
The Tories have “suffered a triple whammy” in local elections in London, says Politico, losing control of Wandsworth, Westminster and Barnet councils. Labour’s success is a “huge symbolic victory” – Wandsworth and Westminster have been in Tory hands for decades. Results are more mixed elsewhere, says Patrick Maguire in The Times, with Labour making only “modest gains” and even a few losses in the Red Wall. Families are set for a “record squeeze”, says the Daily Mail, after the Bank of England’s “bombshell” forecast that in the next year inflation will reach 10% and the UK economy could be tipped into recession. Freshly banged-up Boris Becker might be hired as a TV pundit for this month’s French Open, says the Daily Star. Eurosport is investigating whether a “home studio” can be set up for the “Wimblecon” in HMP Wandsworth.