What the papers say – May 26

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Tuesday’s papers are split on the Dominic Cummings affair, with some continuing calls for his resignation over his alleged flouting of lockdown rules, and others focusing on Britain getting back to business.

The Daily Mirror and Daily Mail again go on the attack, both running the headline “No regrets; No Apology”, and with the Mail asking “How can he survive?”


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The Guardian and the i lead on Cummings’s lack of regret.

And Metro continues to allege a double standard for how lockdown rules apply to different people, playing on the government’s ‘stay alert’ message with a headline of “Stay Elite”.

Meanwhile, the Daily Express and the Sun touch on Cummings but lead on an upbeat note, saying shops will reopen soon.

The Daily Telegraph also focuses on the reopening of retail outlets as the UK “edges back to normality”.

But the Independent says shops reopening is the news the government would “rather you think about”, and instead leads with a call for Cummings to apologise.

The Times reports on Cummings’s insistence he did not break lockdown rules.

HSBC has been led to rethink its overhaul due to greater than expected costs associated with the pandemic, the Financial Times reports.

And the Daily Star carries a story on the naming and shaming of British trophy hunters in Africa.

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    1. I’d say all the ones who were charged with breaking the rules who were not Cummings could say No Regrets, No Apology .
      Why are they treating these people like criminals in the first place has people alarmed I’d say.
      I further speculate that for the commons to break these rules must be frightening for the governent while having “career pychopath” like Cummings as a senior advisor is quite acceptable for the Prime Minister and for those who truly rule the country.
      Welcome to the Psychopathic Politics of the 21st century. Its hot, nearly invinceable with the latest, most clever, nonsense you will ever hear in your life. So successful too it appears, this bold unflinching lying where
      image, illusion means everything.

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