In Thursday’s papers, all the details about the Covid new measures and the ongoing dispute over Downing Street are well covered.
Daily Telegraph’s headline said, “Don’t go to work. But do go to parties.” Boris Johnson, according to the Daily Telegraph, was subjected to immediate backlash by Tory MPs over what the paper calls “irrational” Covid new rules for England.
According to The Guardian, the government is “engulfed by a crisis in credibility that was sparked from the Christmas party scandal”.
We have a Plan B. The Daily Mirror’s view is that Plan lie, lie and lie for him. It says that the prime minister tried desperately to avoid being criticized “for rule-breaking parties at No10” last winter.
The Times reported that government scientific advisers are concerned that Plan C or D might need to be implemented after Christmas, if the spread of infections is not controlled sufficiently to stop the NHS from becoming overwhelmed.
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According to the Daily Mail, Mr Johnson was accused of speed-tracking curbs in order to divert attention from Christmas party row. It examines what it refers to as the “intense hunting” of the “mole,” who leaked Allegra Ston’s video.
Images of her tearful resignation appear on the newspaper’s frontpage. The paper takes an unusual step and dedicates a page to the leader column. It states that it supports the Conservative Party “steadfastly” but is also “not unthinkingly loyal.”
Boris Johnson should be in control of the No. 10 operation, as there are “scandals” all around.
Boris Johnson, the Grinch in a mockup is featured on the Sun front page with the headline “Do what I say…Not as I Christmas Do”.
It says that there is only one rule for them: you do what you like until you’re caught. However, the paper states that there are “four rules for them”, which include enforced face masks and vaccine passports. You can also work remotely if necessary, as well as Omicron Covid test.
According to The Daily Express, the Prime Minister stated that the new measures would give people the greatest chance to have a Christmas “close to normal”.
Metro, however, claims the PM “takes the public for fools”. They are now being faced with growing calls to quit.
Daily Star readers are invited to “exciting, new board game… Cluebo” which is a variant of the puzzle murder mystery. Boris Johnson is pictured as imagining his guess: “Everybody else in the Number 10, drawing room with wine and nibbles”.
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