The most recent allegations about lockdown-era gatherings at Downing Street have provoked a livid backlash on the entrance pages of Tuesday’s papers.
The usually pro-Boris Johnson Specific blasts a full-throated warning in its splash headline: “Sufficient Boris! You MUST finish ‘partygate’ farce now”, it says, reflecting backbench Tory exasperation on the drip-drip of damaging stories about partying No 10 staffers.
The Mail takes an identical line and says “Boris rocked by new occasion revelations”, ramming house the iniquity being felt by folks all through Britain with a subhead that reads: “E mail proves key aide invited 100 Downing Road workers to occasion with PM – whereas public may solely meet one individual open air”.
Others are extra scathing with the i selecting up on a very galling line from the leaked e-mail invitation to the gathering on 20 Might. “‘Deliver your personal booze’”.
The identical line is utilized by the Guardian as effectively with its lead story “Fury as e-mail reveals No 10 ‘carry your personal booze’ lockdown occasion”.
The Mirror describes the e-mail as “Invite to do what you want”, whereas the Metro goes with a play on phrases – “Downing it Road” – alongside an image of Johnson quaffing a pint of beer.
The protection contrasts with that of the Occasions and Telegraph, neither of which select to steer with the occasion revelations.
The Occasions does have the story on its entrance web page – “No10 celebrated ‘beautiful climate’ with lockdown drinks occasion” – however leads on limits to sporting fixtures being eased.
Ditto the Telegraph, which says “Johnson obtained invite to lockdown occasion” however leads on cupboard anger over deceptive isolation steering.