Newspaper headlines: 'Freedom day farce' and PM's isolation 'flip flopping'
1 week ago
By BBC News Staff
"Backlash forces Boris U-turn" is the main header successful the Daily Express, which says the premier curate volition walk what it calls "Freedom Day" self-isolating.
Metro says Boris Johnson has been shamed by the nationalist outcry implicit his and the chancellor's effort to debar quarantine. Referring to the premier minister's state retreat, its beforehand leafage declares: "Chequers Mate."
The Daily Star ridicules Mr Johnson with the headline: "Flip Flopping Fop's a Flipping Flop."
The Daily Telegraph calls it a "Freedom Day farce" and says Mr Johnson is nether unit to extremity self-isolation for radical who person had some jabs. One unidentified furniture curate tells the insubstantial that the strategy is "mad", adding: "This 'ping-mageddon' is getting ridiculous."
The Daily Mirror leads with what it calls the hopeless precocious plea by the premier curate to the federation to beryllium careful, portion "ploughing on" with his scrapping of restrictions. "Now helium begs: delight beryllium cautious" is the headline.
Elsewhere, a YouGov canvass for the Times suggests 55% of voters deliberation Mr Johnson's determination to reopen is wrong, with 31% supporting it. The insubstantial says elder authorities figures are privately tense astir the adjacent fewer weeks due to the fact that infections are truthful acold astatine the higher extremity of projections.
On Sunday, the Daily Telegraph reported that the authorities had ruled retired wide Covid vaccinations for under-18s.
It is inactive expecting the Joint Committee connected Vaccination and Immunisation to denote contiguous that lone susceptible 12 to 15-year-olds should beryllium offered a vaccine.
But it present understands that the JCVI volition "leave the doorway open" for much children to beryllium jabbed erstwhile trials reason aboriginal this year.