In the headlines
“In the name of God, grow up!” says the Mail, after yesterday’s effort by rebel Tory MPs to topple the Prime Minister appeared to crumble. With “Putin poised to start a war” and inflation soaring, this is no time for political infighting by a “handful of immature, political pipsqueaks”. It was the surprise defection of Tory MP Christian Wakeford to Labour that solidified support for the PM, says Politico, quoting a backbencher: “It’s one thing to demand Boris does a better job and another to be helping the opposition.” England’s Covid restrictions will be dropped next week, as the omicron wave seems to have passed its peak. That means no more mask mandates, vaccine passports or WFH. Hong Kongers trying to escape the increasingly isolated city are chartering private jets for their cats, dogs and rabbits, says the FT. With cargo restrictions on commercial jets, people are clubbing together to fly private at around £19,000 per pet.