The fallout of alleged partying at Downing Street, Andrew’s demand for a jury trial and Ukraine tensions are splashed across the front pages.
The i’s headline states “Published and be damned: PM waiting on his fate” in reference to Sue Gray’s expected report, while the Daily Star mocks up a gravestone with the words “here lies the Prime Minister’s credibility”.
Thursday's front page: Published and be damned: PM waiting on his fate#TomorrowsPapersToday
— i newspaper (@theipaper) January 26, 2022
— Daily Star (@dailystar) January 26, 2022
The Guardian and The Independent report Boris Johnson has been accused of lying over his role in the evacuation of animals from Afghanistan.
Guardian front page, Thursday 27 January 2022: PM accused of lying over rescue of animals during fall of Kabul pic.twitter.com/zLcmhigf6a
— Guardian news (@guardiannews) January 26, 2022
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) January 26, 2022
Tory MPs have urged Mr Johnson to rethink the national insurance hike if he wants their backing over partygate, according to the Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) January 26, 2022
🗞️The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
'National Insurance rise will push up prices, PM warned'#TomorrowsPapersToday
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) January 26, 2022
The Daily Express, Metro and Daily Mirror cover the Duke of York’s demand for a trial by jury in the civil sexual assault case brought against him by Virginia Giuffre, with The Sun saying the move will be “no sweat”.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) January 26, 2022
Thursday's front page:
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) January 26, 2022
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) January 26, 2022
— The Sun (@TheSun) January 26, 2022
And the Financial Times says the European Central Bank has warned lenders with “significant Russian exposure” to prepare for international sanctions to be imposed against Moscow if it invades Ukraine.