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The Observer reports that police vetting procedures will be reviewed in the wake of Couzens’ conviction. And former Met commissioner Ian Blair has joined the calls for an independent inquiry into the murder and how Couzens was allowed to become an officer in the first place. Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has been warned by a group of Conservative MPs that he cannot make poorer parts of the UK more prosperous – “level up” the country – whilst simultaneously raising taxes for working people and slashing benefits. It comes as the prime minister arrived in Manchester ahead of the Tory party conference. MPs raising concerns include those who won seats from Labour’s “red wall” at the 2019 general election.

Observer Front Page 28th of November 2021

The Observer writes that the prime minister has “absolute confidence” this Christmas will be better than the last – despite reimposing a range of restrictions to combat the new, highly transmissible variant of COVID-19.Also on the front page, an interview with a man whose wife and children were among the 27 people who drowned in the Channel.

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Observer Front Page 21st of November 2021

The Guardian has interviewed the former chair of the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, who says the rejection of multiculturalism by successive Conservative governments has helped fuel “vulgar racism” of the kind experienced by cricketer Azeem Rafiq. 

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