Newspaper headlines: 'March for change', and quarantine travel 'chaos'

By BBC News
Staff

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The UK's new quarantine scheme, which comes into force on Monday, risks descending into "chaos", the Daily Telegraph reports.

The paper claims to have seen a leaked Home Office document indicating that officials have no way to ensure details on travel forms are "genuine".

Fines will apparently be issued only for "manifestly false claims" such as you are called Mickey Mouse and live at Buckingham Palace.

The paper also reports that more than 50 travel and hospitality firms are lining up to join a legal bid by the airlines to reverse the restrictions.

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And according to the i, the head of the Channel Tunnel operator has written to Boris Johnson about the scheme, saying the extra admin it places on staff will pose a serious risk to the efficiency of the tunnel's operations.

There is a sense that the anti-racism protests are making history. The Daily Mirror's columnist, Darren Lewis, suggests that for black people the toppling of the statue of the slave trader, Edward Colston, in Bristol "could turn out to be our Berlin Wall, our Tiananmen Square."

On its front page, the Times reports that a new law is being planned because of growing concerns about the influence of China.

The paper says Mr Johnson wants legislation to stop foreign takeovers that pose a risk to national security.

The Times says it is feared that British companies could be more vulnerable because of the recession caused by the coronavirus.

Meanwhile the Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei, has taken out full page adverts in several papers, including the Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mirror.

It explains its 20-year long commitment to keeping Britain in contact with friends, loved ones and colleagues.

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The Guardian reports that a survey of international students suggests a 12% drop in those planning to come to British universities next year - with 40% of Chinese students yet to make up their minds.

The Times points out that if degrees were taught online, the fall would be sharper and most would expect their fees to be discounted.

The head of Universities UK, which represent university leaders, tells the Times there is a short window to convince undecided applicants and action is needed by the government.

Bugs Bunny will be safe from being shot at in future Looney Tunes cartoons, according to the Daily Mail.

The paper says that in response to US gun violence, the show's makers say they are stripping the hunter, Elmer Fudd, of his rifle and Yosemite Sam will lose his pistols.

But in terms of curbing violence "that's all folks" - the Mail assures us there will be knives, scythes and TNT.