Wednesday’s front pages are dominated by Boris Johnson’s lockdown law-breaking as MPs consider a Labor motion that would trigger an investigation with significant implications.
“A man without shame”, The Guardian: says, quoting Opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer who accused the Prime Minister of dishonesty during a furious exchange on Tuesday.
The: i: and: The Independent: lead with former chief Conservative whip Mark Harper’s call for the PM to quit over party fine, telling Mr Johnson he is “not worthy of great office”.
The: Daily Mirror: carries “a message to Tory MPs” as they prepare to vote on whether to probe claims the PM misled Parliament over Downing Street lockdown parties.
The Times: reports Government MPs have been told by Mr Johnson to block the proposed inquiry.
Metro:‘s headline features the apology itself and cheekily adds that “it did not occur to (the PM) that (he) broke (his) own Covid laws at Downing St bash”.
The: Daily Express: appears more sympathetic in its coverage of Mr Johnson and his “humble apology”, declaring: “What a waste of time! So much more is at stake. ”
The Daily Telegraph: covers Mr Johnson saying the BBC has been “more critical of No 10 than Putin”.
The PM undergoes the: Daily Star: photoshop treatment in its splash, depicting him as Star Trek’s Worf in a pun-inspired reference to the character’s species, hence he is the “Klingon PM”.
Elsewhere, The Daily Mail: claims that under a new Highway Code for self-driving cars which will reportedly be introduced later this year, people will be able to watch the TV and browse their phones while behind the wheel.
The Sun:meanwhile, says former Oasis rocker Liam Gallagher has been told he needs new hips.
And the: Financial Times: reports Britain is due for the slowest growth among G7 nations due to “truly horrific” rising energy bills.
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