The Times leads on the story that Britain is set to send one of its new aircraft carriers to the Far East to “confront China”. The £3.1bn HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to carry out exercises with allies in the region including the US and Japan.
The Times says a secret dossier has been drawn up by the government on the impact of coronavirus on the economy, revealing that sectors such as the automotive industry, retail and the arts are facing significant job cuts and revenue losses.
Tougher coronavirus restrictions impacting tens of millions of people throughout January are needed to avoid yet another national lockdown. The Times reports on that warning by Boris Johnson.Read more here.