Many of Monday’s papers lead with Labour’s reshuffle after the party’s election losses in England.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s late night reshuffle is on several of the front pages.
“Starmer swings axe after poll disaster” is the headline for the i.
It says the reshuffle was delayed while Sir Keir and Labour’s deputy leader, Angela Rayner, haggled over her future.
The Times describes the changes as a “reshuffle kerfuffle” after a weekend of chaos in Labour ranks.
The Spectator website says the drawn out process means that for many MPs, the reshuffle only served to show how Sir Keir’s authority has been weakened by the local election results and his actions in response to them.
The front pages of the Scottish papers are dominated by the aftermath of the SNP’s victory in the Holyrood elections.
The National says the first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, laid down the law when she took a phone call from Boris Johnson.
“FM tells Boris: we WILL have Indyref2” is the headline.
The Daily Record says Ms Sturgeon fired a warning to the Tories that the referendum was “a matter of when… not if”, according to its headline.
The Scotsman says the former prime minister, Gordon Brown, is to launch a campaign to save the Union.
He wants to hold onto “middle Scotland” – people who do not want to be forced to make a choice between being Scottish or British – to counter Ms Sturgeon’s demand for a second independence referendum.
According to the Scottish edition of the Times, UK ministers are preparing to offer help to clear Scotland’s cancer backlog and invest billions of pounds in infrastructure projects as part of a renewed bid to save the union.
The Mail in Scotland leads with the call by Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove for Ms Sturgeon to focus on economic recovery.
Its headline is: “Now get on with the day job, Nicola.”
The Courier has a similar message for the first minister as it highlights what it calls the scourge of addiction.
Below a picture of Ms Sturgeon walking into Bute House – her official residence – its headline urges: “Don’t turn your back on drug deaths, Nicola.”
Mr Johnson’s confirmation – expected later today – that the next stage of the government’s coronavirus road map for England will go ahead as planned next week, is the lead for many papers.
The Daily Express says the prime minister is giving the green light to the return of much-missed freedoms such as meeting indoors – and even hugging.