Newspaper headlines: 'Pay rise for truckers' says PM, and Labour 'chaos'

Newspaper headlines: 'Pay rise for truckers' says PM, and Labour 'chaos'

9/26/2021 5:10:00 AM

Newspaper headlines: 'Pay rise for truckers' says PM, and Labour 'chaos'

Several of Sunday's papers feature developments surrounding the UK's driver shortage.

image captionSeveral of Sunday's papers feature developments surrounding the UK's lorry driver shortage. The Sunday Telegraph reports that Boris Johnson has called for drivers to be given a pay rise. It comes as ministers urged 40,000 retired HGV drivers to return to work as supply chain issues led to disruption at petrol stations. The government announced on Saturday that up to 10,500 lorry drivers and poultry workers will be able to receive temporary visas to work in the UK in a bid to limit disruption in the run-up to Christmas.

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image captionHowever, the Observer reports warnings from haulage chiefs that the government's emergency visa programme to attract more European drivers to the UK is unlikely to succeed. Marco Digioia, head of the European Road Haulers Association, said there was a driver shortage across Europe. "I am not sure how many would want to go to the UK." Meanwhile, the paper's lead story centres on the problems facing Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer over the "chaos" that has engulfed the party's conference. Sir Keir was forced to backtrack on plans to limit the role of party members in selecting future Labour leaders.

image captionSticking with Labour coverage, the Sunday Mirror leads with an interview with the party's leader who has told the paper that he plans to scrap the charitable status of private schools. Sir Keir wants to end the VAT and business rate exemptions they currently benefit from. Such reforms would raise £1.7bn, Labour says. headtopics.com

image captionElsewhere, the Sunday Times says Mr Johnson will back a new generation of nuclear reactors as Britain faces an energy crisis. The paper reports that Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is ready to approve funding for Rolls-Royce to create a fleet of mini reactors. The Treasury has also concluded that more nuclear power is needed, according to the paper.

image captionMeanwhile, the Sunday People leads with a plea from England footballer and campaigner on child food poverty Marcus Rashford, who has asked the government to U-turn on its decision to cut £20 per week from universal credit. The additional cash was introduced as a top up to help people during the pandemic, but it is being stopped from next week.

image captionAnd the Daily Star Sunday reports that television presenter Eamonn Holmes has claimed that "snowflakes" are trying to get him sacked. Read more: BBC News (UK) »

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Agreed. BBC is in Tory tanoy BUT, those journalist guests eg. Ali & James Rampton ( 8 mins ago) on ‘Wothepapersay’) hit drawing pin on the head with, “… Labour have so many open goals …” to bulldoze the Cons, but they’re pondering “Tax rises on Indie schools 2pay 4 State 1s”?!! HEADLINE: Boris Johnson faces humiliation & ridicule as he makes massive Brexit U-turn BUT No of drivers needed- 90,000 No of new visas- 5,000 “This announcement is the equivalent of throwing a thimble of water on a bonfire.' BrexitFuelShortages

A Tory PM calling for more pay for a group of workers? What about the dividends of the party donors if they have to eat into their profits to give the workers a rise? Yeh, we all know it's another load of BS. Well done to all news media platforms again, scaremongering a fuel crisis when there wasn’t one, take responsibility for creating chaos everywhere, leaving essential services/people that need fuel in a precarious position.

Why doesn’t the government pay for the pay rise they caused the mess minister should take pay cut to foot the bill Truckers get a pay rise but NHS staff don’t. Westminster are an embarrassment it better not be more than the Drs and nurses got, you egregious villains Strange that you don't see the govt in total chaos ? Chaos after chaos

I hope so Tory chaos more like. But go on keep attacking Labour

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The tories have the bbc in their pockets. A shame. I’ve always supported the bbc. Never again Let’s see if this is true Won’t somebody please think of Eamonn Holmes? good luck What truckers? 😂🤣 Decentralization today's priority today's responsibility

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