Cambridge University’s review of its historic links to the slave trade makes the front page of the Times.
The paper says the investigation is the first of its kind in England and Wales, and it will examine the university’s funding, and the work of its academics between the 18th and early 20th Centuries.
The Daily Telegraph says the university could issue an apology for historic racism. But one of the university’s professors, Gill Evans, tells the paper the inquiry is a “backhanded” approach which could end up “messing with history”.
The Daily Mail says judging distant events by modern standards is “absurd”, and predicts it will end in “cringing self-flagellation”.
‘Victims like suspects’
Victims of rape step up the criticism of asking them to hand over their mobile phones to police – or risk a case being dropped.
One woman tells the Guardian that revealing details of her past love life were an invasion of her privacy, and she decided not to pursue her case.
In the Daily Mail, Carrie Symonds – who waived her right to anonymity to talk about an attack by the black cab rapist, John Worboys – said victims were being made to feel that they were on trial.
An editorial in the Times says it is right for prosecutors to be fair to defendants – but that it need not come at the expense of a return to victims being treated like suspects.
The face of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, is on several front pages after he appeared in a propaganda video for the first time in five years.
The Sun says it “stunned the West”, because there had been reports that he was dead.
Labour is “braced for a showdown” over a new Brexit referendum, according to the Guardian.
It says a meeting later – at which senior officials will discuss a manifesto for European elections – is “crunch time” for the party.
The Sun says the issue is “on a knife edge”, and it predicts a “titanic row”, and the Independent says Jeremy Corbyn has been warned his refusal to commit to a fresh vote is causing Labour members to abandon the party.
The Daily Mirror says it understands people’s concerns about a new Brexit vote, but says the uneasy alliance within Labour will disintegrate if it does not follow the agreed policy of backing a referendum, if there is no general election.
‘Hold them accountable’
For its lead story, the Guardian carries figures which show that more than 2,500 prison staff in England and Wales were disciplined between 2013 and 2018.
It says a Freedom of Information request has found that the most common reason was for “breach of security”, which can include bringing drugs and phones into prisons. It says other cases include assaulting prisoners, or having inappropriate relationships with them.
The paper says an anti-corruption unit is about to be launched by the Ministry of Justice.
The Daily Mirror leads on Monday’s meeting between the government and big social media firms.
It says a promise by Google and Facebook to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds protecting children from bullying and self-harm is “not nearly enough”, when the companies will “rake in” £183bn this year.
It says the companies must be made accountable for the content on their sites.
‘Saved by cinema’
The entertainment bible Variety joins tributes to the film director John Singleton, who has died aged 51.
It says he was a pioneer whose work was “groundbreaking” – including what it calls the “landmark” drama, Boyz N the Hood.
The Washington Post says he helped redefine American pop culture by making a film about young black men in South Central Los Angeles, an world close to Hollywood but previously overlooked by the film industry.
According to the New York Times, John Singleton said the cinema had “saved him from becoming a delinquent”.