What the Newspaper Say – October 4
Monday’s papers are run by a leak of the financial transactions of some of the richest and most powerful people in the world.
The Guardian reports that the data breach has exposed the “offshore secrets” of 35 heads of state, more than 100 billionaires and 300 civil servants.
Leaked documents showed former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife, Cherie, were able to save more than £ 300,000 in stamp duty by buying the offshore company that owned a property they acquired, according to The independent and I.
Elsewhere, the Financial Time leads with Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledging more than £ 500million to help people find new or better jobs as some sectors grapple with ‘acute’ labor shortages.
The Daily Express says the move comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson promises to cut taxes in a bid to “silence” Conservative doubts about the historically high tax burden.
The daily telegraph reports that Brexit Minister Lord Frost has made plans to replace the Northern Ireland Protocol, as he warned Brussels that the threshold to trigger Article 16 in order to effectively tear up parts of the deal has been achieved.
Metro leads with a policeman on duty, who belonged to the same unit as the killer of Sarah Everard, accused of rape.
Nearly a thousand police officers have been questioned for posting offensive content on social media, according to the Daily mail.
The temperature reports that Mr Johnson is expected to announce this week that all UK electricity will come from renewable sources by 2035.
The sun says John Barrowman was kicked out of Dancing on Ice for claiming he repeatedly exposed himself on the sets of other shows.
The Daily Mirror leads with a survey revealing that one in four Britons is in a “worse state of mind” after the pandemic.
And the Star of the day said the nation is expected to bask in a five-day heat wave this week.