What the papers say – January 20

The end of Donald Trump’s presidency leads Wednesday’s front pages.

British newspapers
British newspapers

The papers are dominated by the looming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

The Daily Telegraph reports Mr Biden is planning a “blitz” on Donald Trump’s “most controversial policies” in the hours after taking office on Wednesday.

The Independent, Metro and Daily Star lead with Mr Trump’s exit, with The Independent carrying the simple headline: “It’s over.”

The Financial Times says Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell has blamed Mr Trump for provoking his supporters to storm on the Capitol.

Elsewhere, The Times reports a reduction in the supply of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines has left ministers concerned over the pace of the programme.

The Department for Education is due to halt mass testing of teachers and pupils following new health advice, according to The Guardian.

The i reports the Government is planning to target workers for jabs, rather than the vulnerable, if immunisation is proven to stop the spread of Covid-19.

The Daily Mirror says ministers have been urged to prioritise police and teachers for vaccinations.

The Daily Mail carries comments from former prime minister Theresa May accusing Prime Minister Boris Johnson of abandoning Britain’s position of “global moral leadership”.

And the Daily Express leads with the UK recording its “deadliest day” of the pandemic, with 1,610 virus deaths reported on Tuesday.

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