Today’s news summary – Paper Talk
Many of Tuesday’s front pages are dominated by the verdict of two select committees on the UK’s early response to the pandemic.
The Daily Express leads with the news retailers are “pulling out all the stops” to meet demand over Christmas and keep shelves full.
The Mirror leads with a report that found the Prime Minister could have saved thousands of lives during the pandemic by locking down just days earlier.
COVID failings were among the worst in history, reports The Guardian. The paper focuses on that “fatalistic” approach and evidence, it says, of “British exceptionalism”. The paper says these factors exacerbated the number of deaths.
The Metro leads on a damning report that found the government’s response to the pandemic was “one of the most important public health failures the UK has experienced”.
The i’s top story is the clash between the business secretary and the chancellor over bailouts for businesses affected by high gas prices.
The Sun’s main story is that an Insulate Britain protester who was arrested for blocking the M25 is married to a road boss responsible for traffic flow at Transport for London.