Today’s news summary – Paper Talk
Tuesday’s front pages report on the Foreign Office whistleblower’s claim that fewer than 5% of Afghans who sent emails pleading to be evacuated during the Taliban takeover received any help from the UK.
The Omicron variant and fears of further restrictions over Christmas also make the front splash.
Bank of England’s deputy governor Ben Broadbent has said inflation is likely to rise “comfortably” above 5% next spring, the Daily Express reports.
The cladding fire risk was covered up by government ministers for years before Grenfell, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Independent leads with a story about failures in Whitehall crippling the government’s Afghan evacuation operation, citing whistleblower and former Foreign Office official, Raphael Marshall.
According to The Sun, Prince Harry has been mocked after telling anyone unhappy at work to quit.
Tens of thousands of Afghans were unable to access UK help after the fall of Kabul due to confusion in the Foreign Office, according to The Guardian.
The Metro leads with the trial of Ryder cup golfer Thorbjorn Olesen. It writes that a court has heard the golfer sexually assaulted a woman on a plane as he binged on drink and pills while partying with other stars.