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“Can even Boris the Greased Piglet wriggle out of this?” asks the Daily Mail, following last night’s shock resignations of Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid. Both said they no longer had confidence in Johnson after repeated lies about his hiring of alleged sex pest Chris Pincher. Another 15 Tory MPs on the government payroll have since resigned. “Whether he survives for hours, days or months,” says Robert Shrimsley in the FT, “this finally feels like the end of the show.” British Airways has cancelled a further 1,500 flights because of staff shortages, says the BBC. The airline had already axed 10% of scheduled departures between April and October. Tennis fans appear to have been bonking in a special “quiet space” at Wimbledon, says The Guardian. “Sheepish-looking couples” have been seen emerging from the new room, next to Court 12, which is meant for “private meditation, prayer or reflection”.