What the papers say – April 23

A collection of British newspapers
A collection of British newspapers (PA Archive)
2:07am, Fri 23 Apr 2021
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The nation’s papers are led by allegations from No 10 against Boris Johnson’s former aide Dominic Cummings and further developments in the David Cameron lobbying saga.

The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Sun report a Downing Street insider has blamed Mr Cummings for the leaking of text messages between the Prime Minister and billionaire Sir James Dyson.

Elsewhere, The Guardian, the i and Financial Times say David Cameron personally lobbied the top civil servant at the Treasury and the deputy governor of the Bank of England on behalf of the failed finance firm Greensill Capital.

And The Independent focuses on Mr Johnson’s meeting with Manchester United executive Ed Woodward at Downing Street days before the launch of the ill-fated European Super League.

In other news, the Daily Express and the Daily Mirror lead on Spanish tourism chiefs putting out the welcome mat for British visitors this summer.

The Daily Mail, however, attacks the Government for being slow to lift the 30-person limit for funerals.

Metro leads on the environment, with US President Joe Biden’s call for the world to step up the fight against climate change.

And the Daily Star splashes on potential pint price hikes as Britons are encouraged to support their local pubs.

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