Newspaper headlines: Double-jabbed 'holiday joy' and defence pact challenged

Newspaper headlines: Double-jabbed 'holiday joy' and defence pact challenged

9/17/2021 2:15:00 AM

Newspaper headlines: Double-jabbed 'holiday joy' and defence pact challenged

Changes to travel test rules and the fallout from the UK's submarine pact are among the front-page stories.

image caption"Hated" travel testing rules are to be torn up for the fully vaccinated in time for the half-term holidays, the Daily Mail reports. According to the paper, the double-jabbed will no longer have to take PCR tests when they return from abroad.

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image captionIt comes as dozens of countries, including Turkey, are to be removed from the red list banning international travel in time for next month's half-term holiday, the Times reports. However, the paper leads on Prime Minister Boris Johnson being challenged over fears that a new defence pact could lead to Britain being dragged into war with China. Former PM Theresa May asked Mr Johnson about the "implications" of the UK's nuclear submarine agreement with the US and Australia in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan.

image captionThe Guardian says the UK and US are battling to contain an "international backlash" over their pact, amid concerns the alliance could provoke China and prompt conflict in the Pacific. It comes after Beijing accused the countries of adopting a Cold War mentality and warned they would harm their own interests unless it was dropped. Mr Johnson told MPs the Aukus defence agreement was not "intended to be adversarial". headtopics.com

image captionChancellor Rishi Sunak is planning to use next month's Budget to introduce new rules to rein in government borrowing, according to the Financial Times. The paper says it comes amid Treasury fears that any rise in interest rates could blow a hole in the heavily-indebted public finances. Mr Sunak's new rules will commit him to stop borrowing to fund day-to-day spending within three years.

image captionThe government is set to approve genetic engineering in UK farming, according to the i, in what the paper calls Britain's biggest divergence from European laws since leaving the EU. Trials are to begin in Hertfordshire, the i says, with wheat that makes healthier toast without carcinogens.

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image captionBBC Sport presenter Gavin Ramjaun has spoken of his "disgust" after Twitter said a user who posted a racist comment directed against him had not violated its rules. The paper says the BBC host reported the comment but was told by Twitter that it did not find a violation of its rules. headtopics.com

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Saying the AUKUS pact will drag us to war is nonsense- if there’s a war the US is involved in then we’re in it, AUKUS or not. Plus, pacts like this are aimed at reducing the threat of conflict due to any potential aggressors being off-put by the combined strength of the agreement Watch out grandma it seems the great vaccinated are going to be doing a whole lot of super spreading. Murder Covid19

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Rip-off tests for double-jabbed travellers returning to Britain set to be scrappedTraffic light system expected to be replaced, but tougher restrictions await unvaccinated holidaymakers in shake-up of Covid travel rules

Rip-off tests for double-jabbed travellers returning to Britain set to be scrappedTraffic light system expected to be replaced, but tougher restrictions await unvaccinated holidaymakers in shake-up of Covid travel rules

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French officials CANCEL gala dinner celebrating ties with USFrench officials on Thursday canceled a gala to mark ties with the U.S. amid fury at Washington's role in wrecking a $90billion submarine deal with Australia. They can’t stop illegal migration and expect countries to give them nuclear submarine contracts ? 🤷‍♂️🤔🧐 I think people from USA like me. 😁✌️ 🐸 🐸