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A Scotland Yard probe into “partygate” allegations has been welcomed by Boris Johnson as a way to “draw a line” under the fiasco, writes the Daily Express. 

Boris Johnson faces being interviewed by police after Scotland Yard said Downing Street parties crossed the threshold for a “serious and flagrant” breach of lockdown rules, reports The Times. 

The Independent also leads with the Metropolitan Police investigation into Downing Street parties, adding Sue Gray’s report could be released as early as Wednesday. 

According to The Guardian, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is braced for the most perilous 48 hours of his premiership as the findings of Sue Gray’s inquiry are expected to be published. 

Boris Johnson is facing mounting pressure to publish Sue Gray’s report into the “partygate” allegations in full after the Metropolitan Police cleared the way for its release, according to The Daily Telegraph. 

Boris Johnson is at the centre of a police investigation into parties at No 10 after Scotland Yard revealed it has been handed evidence of the “most serious and flagrant type of breach” of lockdown…

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is geared up for the publication of Sue Gray’s inquiry into rule-breaking Downing Street parties after plotting a fight for political survival with allies and Conservative MPs, reports the Financial Times. 

The Times also leads with the story that No 10 has admitted the prime minister attended a birthday celebration in Downing Street at a time when social gatherings were banned. 

The prime minister’s former Brexit chief, Lord Frost, has said April’s national insurance
hike must be scrapped to help
the economy recover, writes the Daily Mail. 

Boris Johnson has warned Russia’s President Vladimir Putin that invading Ukraine will lead to a “painful, violent and bloody” war, reports the Daily Express. 

US President Joe Biden is preparing to send thousands of troops to eastern Europe and the Baltic states to deter a Russian invasion of Ukraine, the front page of The Daily Telegraph states. 

An imam appointed by the government to draw up a definition of Islamophobia has said he received no “meaningful engagement” from ministers, reports The Independent. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing renewed anger from MPs and bereaved families after it emerged that Carrie Johnson had thrown him a surprise birthday party during lockdown, writes The Guardian. Read more on this story…

NATO members have started sending additional ships and fighter jets to allies in eastern Europe as Boris Johnson said Russia had massed enough troops close to Ukraine for a “lightning war”, reports the Financial Times. Read…

A top minister has claimed the whole cabinet would back delaying the controversial national insurance hike to help families hit by the cost of living crisis, reports the Daily Mail. 

Boris Johnson understands major changes are needed to the culture at No 10 in order to deliver on his levelling-up pledge, according to an exclusive by the Daily Express. 

The Daily Mirror leads with a report on the UK’s energy crisis, in which they have spoken to a grandmother whose house is too cold for her grandchildren to visit. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing calls to launch an independent inquiry into Islamophobia in the Tory party after the former minister Nusrat Ghani claimed she was told her “Muslimness” made “colleagues uncomfortable”, reports The…

Ukrainians will “fight to the death” if Russia invades, the country’s ambassador to the UK has promised, writes the Metro.