What the papers say – June 8

British newspapers
British newspapers (PA Archive)
2:42am, Tue 08 Jun 2021
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The nation’s papers on Tuesday focus on further developments around the easing of pandemic restrictions and a new Alzheimer’s drug being approved in the US.

The Daily Mirror and the i report on experts hailing the success of Britain’s vaccination programme as under-30s are invited to receive their jabs, though doubts persist over the June 21 date.

Meanwhile, The Times says ministers are “pessimistic” over the lifting will go ahead on June 21 and are weighing up delaying it by a fortnight.

Elsewhere, The Independent and Daily Express lead with US regulators approving the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years.

The Guardian says Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set himself on a “collision course” with many of his MPs after Downing Street suggested it would defy an order to bring a vote on foreign aid cuts.

The Metro carries a Government report which says chronic understaffing and worker burnout are jeopardising the future of the NHS.

The Daily Telegraph reports a desire for Northern Ireland shops to keep selling British sausages could spark a trade war with Brussels.

Relatives of the victims of paedophile Colin Pitchfork have condemned a Parole Board decision to let him go free, according to the Daily Mail.

The Financial Times leads with G7 countries targeting Amazon’s cloud computing business in a bid to ensure it pays more corporate tax.

And the Daily Star carries a rebuke of actor Laurence Fox for his comments on England footballers taking the knee.

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