What the Newspaper Say – January 5

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Wednesday’s documents focus largely on the Prime Minister’s plan to stick to Plan B and not introduce new Covid restrictions as the NHS and other key sectors buckle under pressure from staff shortages.

The keeper, the times and The independentBoris Johnson’s front pages have all admitted health services could be overwhelmed in the coming weeks while resisting calls for pandemic restrictions on England.

The sun and Metro also carry assurances from the Prime Minister that Britain can “ride” the Omicron wave without any further brakes amid a record 218,000 cases.

the Daily Express echoed this, with the Prime Minister saying the battle against Covid is “far from over” but “we can find a way to live with it”.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror is carrying the response of key frontline health workers as the NHS cedes under the weight of the Omicron crisis.

The daily telegraph reports that testing rules will be relaxed to address Covid staff shortages and I adds that key workers will be tested daily as the PM sticks to plan B.

Elsewhere, the Daily mail presents allegations by former Defense Secretary Tony Blair that Downing Street told him to burn a “secret memo” about the potential illegal nature of the 2003 invasion of Iraq as the campaign to strip the former prime minister’s title of knight intensifies.

the Financial Time reports that shares in travel and leisure rose sharply as investors became more confident that Omicron’s threat was fading, despite a considerable number of cases in the UK, US and Europe.

And the Star of the day compares politicians to “killers, psychopathic clowns” after an ITV “political guru” said the leaders were “maniacs”.



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