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What the papers say – December 10

The election has taken a backseat on Tuesday as the fallout of the volcano eruption in New Zealand takes centre stage.

What the papers say – December 10 (PA)
What the papers say – December 10 (PA)

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The New Zealand volcano eruption has taken the attention of most of the nation’s front pages as the run to Thursday’s election continues to heat up.

The Times and the i have focused on the victims of Monday’s White Island volcano eruption.

Closer to home, the Metro, The Guardian and The Independent lead off with Boris Johnson’s reaction to the story of a four-year-old boy who was reportedly forced to spend the night on a hospital floor due to a lack of beds.

Meanwhile the Daily Mirror splashed with a similar story of a baby who had to wait six hours on a hospital chair for treatment.

Elsewhere, the Daily Mail and Daily Express lead with Mr Johnson calling into question the future of the BBC licence fee.

The Daily Telegraph has splashed with a Tory memo outlining the key constituencies that could see Jeremy Corbyn oust Mr Johnson “without gaining a seat”.

The death of former United States Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker leads the Financial Times alongside a story on Tullow Oil’s 70% share drop.

The Daily Star leads with a warning over gangs of “dognappers” plaguing families over the Christmas season.

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