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Some of Saturday’s papers lead with growing tensions between Westminster and regional governments over coronavirus restrictions. The Guardian says Boris Johnson has attempted to “strongarm” leaders in Greater Manchester into accepting restrictions without providing additional money to businesses. It comes after the PM held a Downing Street press conference during which he reiterated his threat to impose tier three lockdown – the highest one – if an agreement cannot be reached soon. Mr Johnson has dismissed suggestions of a national “circuit break” – apparently at odds with his chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance.

Guardian Front Page 14th of June 2024

Keir Starmer has vowed to fix Britain’s broken public services by placing wealth creation at the core of his plans, amid questions on how Labour will fund these changes without substantial tax hikes or service cuts.

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Guardian Front Page 13th of June 2024

Rishi Sunak’s closest parliamentary aide placed a £100 bet on an early July general election four days before Sunak made the surprise announcement of the election date, raising concerns about the integrity of the process and the potential misuse of insider information.

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