Reaction to the violent events in Washington DC and Boris Johnson’s pledge of an unprecedented national effort to roll out Covid-19 vaccines across the UK fill the national papers.
Democrat calls for Donald Trump to be removed as president lead The Guardian and Metro, with The Daily Telegraph referring to the assault on the Capitol as “America’s day of shame”.
Guardian front page, Friday 8 January 2021: Democrats seek to remove Trump after 'darkest day' pic.twitter.com/YW27Qncl0n
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 7, 2021
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) January 7, 2021
Tomorrow’s Telegraph front page: “Remove Trump or we will: Democrat threat after America's day of shame”
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) January 7, 2021
The i says Mr Trump “faces the wrath of America” while the Financial Times quotes President-elect Joe Biden accusing the commander-in-chief of inciting “domestic terrorists”.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) January 7, 2021
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) January 7, 2021
The Independent asks: “Can America finally step out of Trump’s shadow?”
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) January 7, 2021
The Daily Star strikes a more humorous tone and has Mr Trump writing to its agony aunt to say: “Help! I’m out of my mind.”
— Daily Star (@dailystar) January 7, 2021
The Daily Mirror carries the news that the Prime Minister has called in the military to help with coronavirus vaccinations under the headline “A shot in the army”.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) January 7, 2021
As part of his “battle plan”, the Daily Mail says Boris Johnson has pledged 200,000 doses of the vaccine would be delivered daily by the end of next week.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) January 7, 2021
An arthritis drug cuts the risk of death by a quarter among the sickest Covid-19 patients, according to the Daily Express and The Times.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) January 7, 2021
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) January 7, 2021
And The Sun reports 22,000 readers and some of the UK’s largest firms have signed up to the paper’s Jabs Army to help with the vaccine rollout.