UK News What the papers say – October 5

10:55  05 october  2021
10:55  05 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

What the papers say – September 29

  What the papers say – September 29 The front pages continue to splash on the fuel crisis as the Government seeks to calm the public.The Times carries the headline “Disruption at pumps could last for a month” and Metro says there are “first signs fuel crisis is easing” despite the paper carrying a photograph of a fight at a forecourt.

The nation’s papers are led by Government messages on industry shortages and getting back to work after the pandemic.

The Daily Telegraph says Cabinet ministers have used the Conservative Party conference to criticise firms over “trying to shift the blame” for industry supply chain issues on to the Government.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to use his upcoming conference speech to urge office workers to “get back to their desks”, according to the Daily Mail.

Secret offshore wealth of world leaders revealed in huge data leak

  Secret offshore wealth of world leaders revealed in huge data leak Dubbed the Pandora Papers, the documents show how 35 current and former world leaders used accounts in tax havens to accrue huge amounts of wealth and carry out transactions. The files consist of 12 million documents from 14 financial services companies in countries including the British Virgin Islands, Panama, Belize, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Switzerland. They were obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) before being studied by more than 650 reporters from BBC Panorama, the Guardian and other news outlets.

The Guardian reports Mr Johnson is facing calls to hand back party donations after the Pandora Papers leak raised concerns over Tory Party donors’ alleged links to corruption.

The Daily Mirror leads with criticism of Chancellor Rishi Sunak for refusing to block the £20 Universal Credit cut.

The Times says NHS bosses who fail to cut wait times will be sacked under new Government reform plans.

Policing and Crime Minister Kit Malthouse has told the i vetting of police officers’ social media accounts only began this year.

Metro carries an interview with the founder of environmental activism group Extinction Rebellion, who defended the actions of offshoot Insulate Britain in repeatedly blockading roads.

The group also features on the front of the Daily Star, which dubs them “lowest of the low”.

The Independent leads with the Government’s frustration at the US for failing to name a date for the lifting of its travel restrictions.

The Financial Times reports US oil prices have risen to their highest level in seven years.

And The Sun says Dame Arlene Phillips is set to replace John Barrowman on the Dancing on Ice judging panel.

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