Monday morning UK press briefing: The Telegraph’s main headlines of the day


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1. Boris Johnson plans to bring back the right to buy

Boris Johnson wants to give millions of people the right to buy the homes they rent from housing associations in a major overhaul inspired by Margaret Thatcher.

The Prime Minister has ordered officials to develop the plans over the past fortnight after he was convinced the idea would help ‘generational rent’, The Telegraph can reveal. Read the full story.

2. The Prime Minister’s allies question whether the lawyer should have given his opinion on the Sue Gray report

Boris Johnson’s allies have questioned whether it was appropriate that a lawyer who has previously criticized the Prime Minister advised the Civil Service inquiry into partygate.

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Daniel Stilitz QC, who helped Sue Gray with her inquiries into alleged breaches of government Covid rules, once tweeted that Mr Johnson should not be trusted. Read the full story.

3. Princess Charlotte poses with a pet for a photo to mark her seventh birthday

One becomes a seasoned professional at posing for photographs; the other is the new girl in front of the camera.

As Princess Charlotte poses for photographs on her seventh birthday, she brought the Cambridge family’s newest dog for her first paw prints in the spotlight. Read the full story.

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4. Andy Murray: I have no sympathy for Boris Becker – he broke the law

Andy Murray insists he has no sympathy for imprisoned tennis legend Boris Becker, saying he shouldn’t be given ‘special treatment’ for breaking the law.

Becker was sentenced to 2½ years in prison last week for hiding £2.5million in assets and loans to avoid paying his debts after being declared bankrupt. And speaking for the first time since Becker’s conviction, Murray was adamant his thoughts were with the victims of the German’s crimes – not the ousted former Wimbledon winner. Read the full story.

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5. ‘Porn MP’ Neil Parish Was Looking For ‘Dominator’, Friends Say

‘Porn MP’ Neil Parish was looking for ‘Dominator’ farm vehicles when he accessed adult material in Parliament, according to his friends.

The former Tory MP resigned on Saturday after admitting to watching pornography in the bedroom, saying he first came across the content while looking for tractors. Read the full story.

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