By Press Association 2021
The front pages show increasing pressure on the Duke of York as a shortage of Covid tests continues to cause problems.
the Daily mail, the I and The daily telegraph all lead to comments from Lisa Bloom, a lawyer representing the victims of Jeffrey Epstein, that the Duke should “shake in his boots.”
the Daily Express reports that the prince is worried about the damage done to the monarchy and has told friends he wants to “protect the queen” by preventing the civil case from being heard.
the Daily Mirror quotes Epstein’s former butler Juan Alessi – who testified in the Maxwell trial – as saying Andrew should speak to the FBI “or nothing else to exonerate himself.”
the Financial Time reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be allowed to break the ministerial code for a loan used to redecorate his apartment.
The temperature leads with comments from NHS supplier chief Chris Hopson that there is no need for more restrictions despite increasing hospitalizations. Corn The independent reports that the NHS is also warning that admissions will continue to rise for at least ten days.
The Guardian presents a warning from the British Medical Association that NHS workers are not being properly prioritized for Covid testing due to lack of supply. And the Star of the day reports that some side drain kits sell for up to Â£ 210.