What the Newspaper Say – December 19
Lord Frost resigned from his post as the Brexit Minister grabbed the Omicron headlines on Sunday.
The “crisis” around the post of Prime Minister Boris Johnson worsened after the resignation of his main ally, according to Sunday Times.
Sunday mail reports that the move was prompted by Lord Frost’s growing “disillusionment” with the direction the government has taken.
The story is also covered by The Sunday Telegraph, which says the prime minister plans to trigger a third nationwide lockdown from this week.
the Sunday mirror reports Mr Johnson has been warned that Covid hospital admissions could reach 3,000 per day in January, while The observer cited official modeling as saying the daily number of infections could reach two million before the end of the year.
Up to 50,000 doctors, nurses and other NHS staff could be inactive by Christmas Day as Omicron ‘tears up’ healthcare workers, according to the Sunday people.
The independent quotes government scientists telling the Prime Minister tighter restrictions are needed before January to avoid “considerable pressure” on the NHS.
An emergency Cobra meeting takes place on Sunday amid threats of rebellion from Tory backbench MPs, reports the Sunday express.
And the Star of the day Sunday carries the news that soap star Rose Ayling-Ellis made history as the first deaf winner of Strictly Come Dancing and could be a godsend.