Uproar over 'clandestine' dinners shows France is a 'pressure cooker'

IN THE PRESS – Tuesday, April 6, 2021: In the UK, right-wing papers are angry over PM Boris Johnson's consideration of "sinister and discriminatory" domestic Covid-19 passports as Britain reopens. Papers in France are still discussing a viral report on secret luxury dinners that may have been attended by ministers. Regardless of whether government members are found to have participated, l'Opinion writes that the damage has already been done. We also look at the viral hashtag #saccageparis or "trashed Paris" that denounces dirty streets and could help political opponents of Mayor Anne Hidalgo.