In the headlines
“Is this the beginning of the end” for Boris Johnson, asks Allister Heath in The Daily Telegraph. The PM’s former press secretary Allegra Stratton tearfully resigned yesterday, amid growing anger over government Christmas parties allegedly held during lockdown last year. Meanwhile, Tory backbenchers are furious about the new guidelines on mask-wearing, vaccine passports and working from home, which they have labelled “draconian” and unnecessary. The PM’s wife, Carrie, has given birth to a baby girl. “No, darling, I’m afraid we didn’t keep any of the newspapers from the day you were born,” jokes former Labour adviser Tom Hamilton on Twitter. Officials in Saudi Arabia have disqualified more than 40 entrants to a camel beauty pageant for cheating. With £50m in prize money at stake, it’s no wonder many resorted to Botox and face-lifts for their pedigree animals.