The Tories’ sleaze line and attacks on Boris Johnson for ignoring debate on the issue dominate newspapers across the country.
Metro leads criticism of Boris Johnson for ‘dodging’ the Commons debate on sleazy by instead attending a photoshoot at the hospital, headlined ‘I’m a Prime Minister… Get me out of here!’
The I reports the Prime Minister’s refusal to apologize for an attempt “to weaken anti-corruption rules to protect (MP) Owen Patterson”.
“Anger as PM avoids showdown in House of Commons,” says The temperature, adding that Tory MPs have asked Mr Johnson for an apology for the Paterson affair.
The Daily Mirror launches a scathing attack on the Tory leader, showing him bare-faced during his hospital visit over a headline of “No apologies, no shame, no respect and no mask”.
The Guardian splashes Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer claiming Mr Johnson is leading his party “through the sewers”.
The independent is also leading the attack on the Labor leader, saying Mr Johnson “is afraid” of the “Tories sleaze storm”.
The Daily Express says Mr Johnson has been asked to say ‘sorry’ for ‘triggering Westminster’s lobbying division’.
And the Daily mail Taking another angle of “sleaze” with an exclusive saying, Tory MP Geoffrey Cox earned “hundreds of thousands of pounds” from a second job “which saw him voting in the Caribbean remote parliament.”
During this time, The daily telegraph sidesteps the sordid debate and leads to figures showing 11,600 people have died from Covid in the UK after catching the disease in hospital.
The sun leads on to a Strictly Story regarding Katya Jones and a “Behind-the-Scenes Fusion”.
The Financial Time says central bankers are in the middle of an interest rate “headache” because of their diverging stance on inflation.
And the Star of the day has a new take on shortages, reporting a “crisps crisis” as shelves dry up of Walkers products.