What the papers say – April 22


Criticism of the Metropolitan Police’s handling of protests leads many of the papers at the start of the working week.

The Daily Mail reports Jewish leaders have called for the resignation of Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley after an antisemitism campaigner was threatened with arrest at a pro-Palestine protest.

The Telegraph says the PM has refused to back Sir Mark, while The Times reports voters are losing faith in the police after a spate of scandals and rise in offences such as shoplifting and cybercrime.

Elsewhere, the Daily Express leads with Rishi Sunak warning Labour it must pass the Government’s Rwanda Bill.

Mr Sunak is under pressure to make last-minute concessions in order to get the Bill through, according to The Guardian.

The i says the Government is heading towards a new pay clash with public sector workers before the General Election.

The Daily Mirror leads with Sir Keir Starmer’s pledge to honour the legacy of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.

Metro reports a headteacher has called for school days to be extended to 12 hours in order to break pupils’ addiction to their mobile phones.

The Financial Times leads with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warning the country has no time to lose in receiving US aid funding.

And The Sun says British holiday flights are being deliberately jammed by Russia.



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