The Guardian reports junior civil servant Raphael Marshall’s claims that Afghans were left to die due to UK red tape.
Guardian front page, Tuesday 7 December 2021: Afghans left to die in Kabul due to UK red tape chaos, says diplomat pic.twitter.com/U1OvDLN1lm
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 7, 2021
The Daily Mail says thousands of emails asking for help were opened but not dealt with while Foreign Office staff worked from home and refused overtime.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) December 6, 2021
The Independent also reports the claims that tens of thousands of pleas for help went unanswered as then Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab failed to understand the severity of the situation.
— Thair Shaikh (@ThairShaikh) December 6, 2021
Meanwhile, The Times says scientific advisers to the Government believe cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant are doubling every three days in Britain.
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) December 6, 2021
The Daily Telegraph says that the Covid-19 booster campaign has failed to ramp up despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pledge that it would be accelerated.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) December 6, 2021
While the i reports that further restrictions on socialising, transport and office working are unlikely unless Omicron is confirmed to be more dangerous than the Delta variant.
— Tim Alden (@timaldi) December 6, 2021
Elsewhere, the Daily Mirror reports claims that the Government covered up the fire risk of cladding for years before the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) December 6, 2021
The Daily Express says a Bank of England warning over price rises will mean there is a challenging time ahead.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) December 6, 2021
The Daily Star reports on research that suggests an injection made from grapes could lead to a longer life.
— Daily Star (@dailystar) December 6, 2021
Metro leads on the trial of Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on a British Airways flight. The Ryder Cup winner denies the allegation.
— Metro (@MetroUK) December 6, 2021
And the Financial Times says US regulators are stepping up scrutiny of so-called blank cheque company listings.