Monday’s papers continue the Brexit debate as the prime minister’s deadline to trigger Article 50 draws closer.
The Daily Mail understands that, from next month, EU migrants moving to the UK won’t be entitled to stay here permanently.
The paper reports that Theresa May is planning the cut-off date to be at the point when she formalises the start of the process to leave.
The Daily Telegraph says that at the same time Mrs May wants a “quick deal” with Brussels which protects the rights of citizens from EU countries already here – so long as British nationals elsewhere in Europe have the same assurance.
Downing Street describes the Telegraph’s report as “speculation”.
The Times reports that the PM is also preparing for a “demand” from the Scottish Government for a second independence referendum in the autumn of next year. According to the paper, that call will also be made next month.
The Times says Mrs May could reject the demand, but such a move would risk causing a constitutional crisis.
The paper’s leader takes the view that plans for a fresh ballot are a breach of good faith as the answer was “no” barely three years ago.
The Guardian’s front page is a claim that between 2011 and last year, the NHS lost 500,000 pieces of confidential information sent between GPs and hospitals.
The paper describes this as one of the biggest losses of sensitive clinical information in the 69-year history of the health service.
The doctors union, the British Medical Association, tells the Guardian that some patients may have had the diagnosis of their illness delayed by the “blunder”.
The paper reports that millions of pounds is being paid to doctors to assess the scale of the medical impact.
NHS England says wherever possible, old correspondence has now been delivered. The Department of Health has declined to comment.
The Daily Mirror, meanwhile, condemns government spending on schools on its front page.
The paper has given its reaction to a report by the economic think tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies – or IFS – which says that schools in England are facing their first real-terms funding cut in 20 years.
The Mirror describes this as a “betrayal of our children” and blames what it says are “brutal” Conservative spending cuts.
The Department for Education says school funding is now at its highest level on record and that – as the IFS shows – per-pupil spending by 2020 will be at least 70% higher in real terms than it was in 1990.
The Financial Times has an article on the role of social media in the French presidential election, which the paper says is helping the far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, fight for victory in May.
The FT describes the National Front’s online unit as “dedicated and powerful” with an aggressive social media operation that’s the most powerful in French politics.
Ms Le Pen’s opponents are attacked with online videos and images that generate tens of thousands of Facebook likes and retweets.
The FT says the French election battlefield has shifted from rowdy town halls and cobbled village squares to Facebook, You Tube and Twitter – as was the case with Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election.
Finally, the Times says on its front page that plans are being discussed to scrap the use-by date on milk containers which could save more than 100 million pints a year.
Instead, there would be a best-before label, with households being encouraged to smell milk in order to judge if it is still drinkable.