In the headlines
Boris Johnson has announced a 1.25% increase in national insurance contributions as part of his plan to overhaul social care. The £12bn-a-year levy breaks with the 2019 Conservative manifesto, says Christopher Hope in the Telegraph. “The rumblings of an all-out Tory rebellion are growing louder.” Priti Patel is threatening to withhold a £54m payment to France after a record number of migrants arrived in the UK yesterday. Paris is “going to have to get its act together if it wants to see the cash”, the Home Secretary told MPs. Germany’s only naked football team played their first match in front of spectators yesterday, wearing nothing but their boots and socks, and drew 8-8. It was “a spectacle of high balls and flying tackles”, says The Times.