What the papers say – December 20
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Queen’s Speech features on the front of many of Friday’s papers.
The promises outlined by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his Queen’s Speech lead the front pages on Friday.
The Daily Telegraph and Daily Express both splash with Mr Johnson’s pledge to guide Britain into a new “golden age”.
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) December 19, 2019
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) December 19, 2019
Here is tomorrow's @Daily_Express #frontpage:
- @BorisJohnson promises new golden age as he outlines 25 key Bills in ten-year blueprint
- #Scrooge: TV's modern twist to shock you #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/n1SBBd4Gyn
Meanwhile The Guardian leads with the Labour Party’s concerns that new legislation outlined by Mr Johnson could lead to a potential “hard and extreme Brexit”.
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 19, 2019
The Guardian front page, Friday 20 December 2019: Fears of ‘extreme Brexit’ in PM’s blueprint for Britain pic.twitter.com/Nln2Eaqv7T
Staying with the Queen’s Speech, the i reports on accusations that the PM’s promises will not do enough to address the nation’s social care crisis.
Elsewhere, the Daily Mail leads with Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s calls for universal flu vaccinations for NHS staff after Public Health England figures revealed that 40% of frontline healthcare workers are not vaccinated.
The Independent leads with a story on Mr Johnson’s push for photographic ID to be required at polling stations.
— Thair Shaikh (@ThairShaikh) December 19, 2019
The Times reports on a Bank of England security breach that gave hedge fund traders early access to market information.
Still with the Bank of England, the Financial Times says that Financial Conduct Authority chief Andrew Bailey has emerged as the front-runner to take over from Mark Carney as governor.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) December 19, 2019
The Sun says that football legend Wayne Rooney’s new £20 million mansion comes with a secret getaway tunnel.
The Daily Mirror splashes with a bed-ridden 90-year-old’s Christmas wish to go shopping with her daughters.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) December 19, 2019
And the Daily Star leads with a story on a couple who were caught having sex on a double-decker bus.
— Daily Star (@dailystar) December 19, 2019
Here is tomorrow's @dailystar #frontpage:
- Couple have sex on the back seat of bushttps://t.co/7iiCi3Whta
- #LoveIsland 'challenge' kills fan https://t.co/8POvjLDPw7
- Father Christmas gender rowhttps://t.co/KmoyOrMc1n#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/hC4E8kJ60n