The Guardian – ‘PM suffers huge Tory rebellion over Covid passes’
Summary of Today's Paper
‘PM suffers huge Tory rebellion over Covid passes’
The Guardian says a big Tory rebellion over vaccine passports underlines the prime minister’s “increasingly shaky grip over his party”. The paper suggests the scale of the Tory rebellion prompts “questions” over whether the PM would implement tougher Covid restrictions in the coming days “even if they are recommended by the government’s scientific advisers”.
The paper says the PM was ‘forced’ to depend on Labour after 99 Tory MPs defy his authority.
A report suggesting that Omicron variant cases could hit 1 million a day also makes the front splash.
Bank chief’s warning over apocalyptic food prices – that’s the headline on the front page of the Guardian!
The Guardian says hard-up families are skipping meals, wearing coats indoors to stay warm, and living in the dark because they can’t afford to switch on the lights.
The Guardian says special constables will be given access to stun guns as part of a flurry of crime initiatives, the home secretary will tell the Police Federation on Tuesday.
The Guardian says Japan will start conducting “test tourism” in the form of limited package tours in May ahead of a full reopening to tourism.
The Guardian says Elon Musk has suggested that he could seek to pay a lower price for Twitter, as the social media company’s would-be owner expressed further concerns about the presence of fake accounts on the platform.
The Guardian says the Blackpool forward Jake Daniels has ended decades of silence within men’s football to become the first player in the UK to come out as gay since Justin Fashanu in 1990.