Monday newspaper roundup: French elections, British Airways, Partygate, Twitter, non-doms

Emmanuel Macron won a landslide victory over Marine Le Pen in the presidential run-off, becoming France’s first modern head of state to be re-elected while holding executive power. Macron, 44, won with 58.5% of the vote to Le Pen’s 41.5% after an aggressive run-off campaign in which he cast the leader of the National Rally as a far-right threat to the democracy and European security. – The temperature

British Airways is setting up its first overseas base for short-haul flights to tackle staff shortages that have triggered the worst wave of cancellations in a decade. The British flag carrier is to open a cabin crew base in Madrid as bosses scramble to avoid the recent summer-long travel chaos. – Telegraph

Britain’s hopes for a favorable post-Brexit trade deal with the United States risk being undermined by the government’s lack of commitment to workers’ rights, unions have warned. As a second round of talks between the US and UK begins this week, union leaders from both countries said Washington would push for a ‘worker-centric trade approach’ to help unlock a deal . – Guardian

A report from Whitehall on the lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street is so damning senior officials believe it may leave Boris Johnson no choice but to step down as Prime Minister, the Times has said. The report by senior civil servant Sue Gray is seen as highly critical of Johnson, both for attending certain events and the culture of No 10 under her leadership. – The temperature

Driving an electric car for a year costs almost £600 less than its petrol equivalent after fuel prices rose more than electricity costs, research from comparison site Compare the Market shows. Electric vehicles were already cheaper to run, according to figures shared with the Guardian, but the gap has widened significantly amid turmoil in global energy markets caused by the war in Ukraine. – Guardian

Boris Johnson will launch a push for families to take £2,000 a year in childcare support as he tries to refocus attention on how the government can help tackle the cost crisis of childcare life. The Prime Minister is keen to emerge from a deadly week dominated by the ‘partygate’ scandal, with a number of Tory MPs publicly criticizing his leadership. – Telegraph

The chairman of the House of Commons Business Select Committee has urged Kwasi Kwarteng not to let Downing Street delay legislation needed to push forward audit and corporate governance reforms. Darren Jones, a Labor MP, has written to the Business Secretary raising concerns over reports that the legislation has been dropped from next month’s Queen’s Speech. – The temperature

Labor has pledged to close the ‘no-dom’ tax loophole used by Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s wife to save up to £20million in UK tax. Rachel Reeves, the shadow chancellor, said it ‘simply isn’t fair that those at the top can get outdated non-dom tax benefits’ as ordinary people struggle with tax hikes taxes and the cost of living crisis. – Guardian

Two in three pharmacists now face daily drug shortages, research shows, amid growing concern about worsening access to hormone replacement therapy. Pharmacists said they routinely faced patients “overflowing” with rage amid desperation over shortages of treatments for dozens of conditions. – Telegraph

Twitter’s board is under pressure to engage with Elon Musk over his $43 billion takeover bid after the Tesla founder funded a deal. Musk met with major Twitter shareholders late last week and some have since indicated they expect the board to leave the door open for talks, even if his “best and final offer” $54.20 per share may not be enough to seal a deal. Shares closed at $48.93 on Friday. – The temperature

International travel should be protected in future pandemics, MPs urged, describing the UK government’s Covid restrictions as confusing, arbitrary and disproportionate. The Commons Transport Select Committee has said the government should learn from the coronavirus pandemic to create a predictable and transparent system for future public health crises, to support travelers and the aviation industry. – Guardian