The political crisis engulfing Boris Johnson’s leadership rages on, with national newspapers carrying the latest revelations about the partygate scandal.
The telegraph writes that members of the Met Police on duty in Downing Street during the alleged deconfinement parties were questioned by Sue Gray about what they witnessed.
While the Prime Minister awaits the conclusions of the inquiry into the party, The Guardian writes that he was dragged into another row after former minister Nusrat Ghani claimed she had been subjected to Islamophobia by the Tories.
the Daily Express quote Transport Secretary Grant Shapps’ assertion that Mr Johnson ‘recognizes the need for change in the operation of Downing Street’.
The Independent carries an exclusive on the Downing Street investigation, claiming No10 officials withheld information about Sue Gray’s investigation because they were ‘scared into silence’.
Elsewhere, the Daily mail reports that Mr Johnson is being asked to rethink a proposed 1.25% National Insurance hike which is due in April – at the same time energy bills and council taxes are also set to rise.
Continuing with the theme of the looming cost of living crisis, the DailyMirror splashes with the stories of those who will be hit hardest by soaring electricity bills.
Metro and The temperature both are aware of the deteriorating situation in Ukraine as 100,000 Russian troops appear poised to invade. While the first newspaper conveys the Ukrainian ambassador’s stern warning to President Putin, the second reports that the invasion will also trigger “record gas and petrol prices” in the UK.
Elsewhere, the FinancialTimes writes that Nelson Peltz’s “activist hedge fund” Trian Partners has invested in Unilever.
While The sun splashes with Katie Price – writing that she could face up to five years in prison for an allegedly abusive text.
And the daily star reports that a “quarter of all UFO sightings in the UK occur outside the pub”, according to a “significant new study”.