Concerns over the extent of the Prime Minister’s social care reform plan feature prominently on Thursday’s front pages.
The Guardian reports Boris Johnson has been warned his “£12bn gamble” to fix social care will not go far enough to address the issues facing the sector.
Guardian front page, Thursday 9 September 2021: PM warned £12bn gamble will not fix care crisis pic.twitter.com/9SCmA65yX2
— The Guardian (@guardian) September 8, 2021
Despite some Tory opposition, the PM won a “comfortable majority” in the Commons for his proposal, according to the Financial Times.
Just published: Front page of the Financial Times, UK edition, for Thursday 9 September pic.twitter.com/iA1Y0gGabv
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) September 8, 2021
The Daily Telegraph reports there are concerns over how the funding will be spent, as the NHS is hiring an “army” of executives to lead “new integrated care boards”.
📰The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
'NHS hires army of £200,000 bureaucrats'#TomorrowsPapersToday
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) September 8, 2021
Like several papers, the Daily Express runs a photo of US Open semi-finalist Emma Raducanu on its front page, while leading with a story saying British Border Force boats will be given powers to “steer migrant dinghies back to France”.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) September 8, 2021
The Independent reports the Government dropped plans to include Australia in climate targets while negotiating a trade deal.
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) September 8, 2021
The i says the NHS is aiming to deliver 35 million booster jabs by the end of December.
Thursday's front page: Booster jabs to be wrapped up by Christmas#TomorrowsPapersToday
— i newspaper (@theipaper) September 8, 2021
And the Daily Mail carries an open letter from a panel of victims of police corruption who are calling for the resignation of Met commissioner Dame Cressida Dick.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) September 8, 2021
Meanwhile, the Duke of York is “utterly convinced” he will be able to return to royal duties and that the sexual assault claims against him will “blow over”, according to the Daily Mirror.
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) September 8, 2021
Metro leads with a “gaffe” from Education Secretary Gavin Williamson after he mistook England footballer Marcus Rashford for rugby union player Maro Itoje.
Thursday's front page:
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) September 8, 2021
And the Daily Star says there is confusion over whether Geronimo the alpaca, who was put down for testing positive to tuberculosis, ever had the disease.