What the papers say – May 24
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest Covid-19 police probe leads the majority of newspaper front pages on Wednesday.
The Daily Mail says Mr Johnson is threatening to sue after extracts of his prime ministerial diaries were given to police.
Wednesday's @DailyMailUK #MailFrontPages pic.twitter.com/41WzoTzSSV
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) May 23, 2023
The Daily Express and the Daily Telegraph report on allies of the former prime minister calling the decision to report him to the police over Covid-19 lockdown breaches a “stitch up”.
Tomorrow's front page: Boris Johnson slams new 'witch hunt' lockdown breach claims as angry MPs rally round ex-PM #TomorrowsPapersToday https://t.co/qonpvb8NAb pic.twitter.com/wHgbYOfml3
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) May 23, 2023
The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
Johnson accused of Covid rule breaches#TomorrowsPapersToday
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— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) May 23, 2023
Both the Daily Mirror and the i focus on Mr Johnson breaking lockdown rules with friends at Chequers.
Wednesday's front page: Cops probe Boris AGAIN#TomorrowsPapersTodayhttps://t.co/IqiZdtXkIo pic.twitter.com/rabHPnBUPv
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) May 23, 2023
Wednesday's front page: Johnson referred to police by Cabinet Office#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/mumbLU9jb7
— i newspaper (@theipaper) May 23, 2023
The Guardian follows suit, leading with the Cabinet Office referring Mr Johnson to the police.
Guardian front page, Wednesday 24 May 2023: Johnson referred to police over new claims of Covid rule breach pic.twitter.com/nn47K5CNEB
— The Guardian (@guardian) May 23, 2023
The Sun and the Metro plump for the same headline as they lead with the “secret funeral” of convicted paedophile Rolf Harris, who died at the age of 93 two weeks ago.
On tomorrow's front page: Paedophile Rolf Harris was secretly cremated after dying from cancer two weeks ago — in a final snub to his victimshttps://t.co/U2aBX0sfYl pic.twitter.com/8vYToJAl8P
— The Sun (@TheSun) May 23, 2023
Tomorrow's Paper Today 📰
VILE ROLF'S SECRET FUNERAL
🔴 Death not revealed for two weeks🔴 Paedophile star's body cremated#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/kNni7huAcV
— Metro (@MetroUK) May 23, 2023
The Times looks at the economy with the International Monetary Fund urging Chancellor Jeremy Hunt not to cut taxes.
TIMES: Green quango blamed for blocking new homes #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/YidpKY8RgE
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) May 22, 2023
The Financial Times says the Bank of England has “big lessons to learn” after failing to spot high inflation.
Just published: front page of the Financial Times, UK edition, Wednesday 24 May https://t.co/NutcqIW50R pic.twitter.com/W0CDfK9nCb
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) May 23, 2023
And the Daily Star focuses on comedian Bob Mortimer saying he wants to die fighting a bear.
Wednesday's front page is a bit grizzly 🐻https://t.co/OHXFlimlMS#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/LdTLxhJSX2
— Daily Star (@dailystar) May 23, 2023