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Boris Johnson is backing a new generation of nuclear reactors, which he sees as essential to the government achieving its 2050 net zero targets, according to The Sunday Times.

“We all knew this was going to happen when ministers said there was no need to panic” – the Daily Star blames the government for panic buying seen at petrol stations on Friday.

Foreign lorry drivers will be allowed back into Britain in an “extraordinary Brexit U-turn”, The Guardian says, reporting on the shortage of drivers that has seen some petrol stations forced to close.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the government is expected to bring in military driving examiners so more HGV licence tests can be conducted as a driver shortage hits petrol deliveries.

The Daily Mirror’s take that UK household are being hit with energy bill rises as they are shifted on to high tariffs by big firms mopping up customers from bust suppliers.

The Times says another 800,000 households face higher energy bills within weeks after two more companies collapsed amid warnings that prices may not return to normal until 2023.

The Daily Telegraph claims Boris Johnson and Joe Biden privately expressed astonishment at France’s heated reaction to the AUKUS pact, as the prime minister urged Emmanuel Macron to “get a grip”.