[Blogs] Newspaper headlines: 'Holiday madness' and 'PM trying to save his skin'
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Image caption, A variety of stories lead Saturday's papers. "And, er, relax!", reads the headline in the Star. The paper reports on travel disruption that has hit thousands trying to get away for half term by road and air. A picture on the front page shows long queues of cars and lorries waiting to check in at the Port of Dover.Image caption, The Express leads with the same story and warns that the disruption is "going to get worse". The paper says the delays have been caused by computer failures and staffing shortages, with one source claiming that an estimated 100,000 jobs are currently unfilled at airports around the country.Image caption, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been criticised after the ministerial code was changed so ministers who break it would not always be expected to resign, reports the Guardian. The paper says Mr Johnson is accused of trying "save his skin" ahead of an inquiry into Partygate set to be launched by the parliamentary privileges committee. A government statement published with the new code said it was "disproportionate to expect that any breach, however minor, should lead automatically to resignation or dismissal".Image caption, The i reports on YouGov modelling that suggests the Tories could be on track to lose all but three of their 88 key battleground seats at the next election. The paper says that allies of the prime minister are concerned about the threat from the Lib Dems and Labour in marginal seats, and that he faces mounting concern among his MPs ahead of next month's by-elections in Wakefield and Tiverton.Image caption, Footage shows a Conservative MP's son who is currently fighting in Ukraine, the Telegraph reports. The paper says that Ben Grant, son of Maidstone and Weald MP Helen Grant, and other fighters can be seen in the video dragging another foreign soldier to safety under fire from Russian forces.Image caption, Schools are under no legal obligation to allow trans pupils to do things like wear the uniform or use the changing rooms of their preferred gender, Attorney General Suella Braverman has told The Times. Speaking in an interview, Ms Braverman said that, since under-18s cannot legally change their sex, a child who says they are trans is still legally the same sex, and that "schools have the right to treat them as such under the law".Image caption, The Financial Times reports that accountancy firm EY is exploring a public listing or partial sale of its global advisory business. The paper says the move would be an attempt to resolve conflict of interest issues that dog the industry and that it would be the "most radical transformation" among the world's biggest accounting firms in two decades.Image caption, "Heirs to the future", reads the headline in the Mirror. The paper says there are plans for a finale to the Jubilee celebrations that will involve princes Princes Charles, William, and George, and that the Queen "wants [the] world to see [the] monarchy in years to come".Image caption, The Queen will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "with open arms" for the festivities next week, the Mail reports. A source has told the paper that the monarch wants the Jubilee weekend to be "an occasion in which the country, including her own family, comes together".Image caption, And The Sun's front page carries pictures of two women who were reportedly taken back to a luxury hotel suite by former England striker Andy Carroll, who has been in Dubai for his stag do ahead of his wedding next month. The headline reads: "Andy's 3 in a bed... but they all fell asleep".
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