Britain’s border with France reopened last night but the freight backlog may not be cleared until after Christmas, The Times reports.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has claimed Downing Street is “ahead of the curve” in its handling of the coronavirus crisis despite the country being in “utter chaos”, the Daily Mirror reports.
Millions more people could be “plunged into Tier 4 as soon as Boxing Day” amid fears over the spread of a mutation of coronavirus, the Daily Mail reports.
A convoy of up to 4,000 food trucks were stuck in Dover last night due to the French travel ban but the prime minister thought there were only 170, the Daily Star reports.
French president Emmanuel Macron has proved he is “no friend to Britain” after he “grudgingly bowed to EU pressure to lift his blockade of the UK”, the Daily Express reports.
Ministers are set to announce a swathe of areas hit by rising coronavirus rates will be placed into Tier 4 from Boxing Day, The Daily Telegraph reports.
The Salvation Army has been helping “stranded truck drivers facing their third night with little to eat and nowhere to stay” after France closed its border to the UK, the Metro reports.
France is set to open its border with the UK to drivers testing negative for coronavirus as 7,000 lorries wait to cross, the Financial Times reports.