Saturday morning UK press briefing: today’s top Telegraph headlines


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1. Priti Patel envisions a Greek-style crackdown on migrants

Priti Patel is planning a Greek-style crackdown on migrants, with further restrictions on asylum seekers amid an escalating European crisis.

Channel migrants detained in new reception centers built for this purpose will have to obey strict rules or risk losing their right to seek asylum. Read the full story.

2. Vienna braces for violence as Austria becomes first European country to make Covid injections compulsory

Austria has become the first country in Europe to make vaccination against the coronavirus mandatory under new laws announced on Friday.

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This has raised fears that a 10,000-person march in Vienna on Saturday could escalate into violence as anger mounts over rules requiring people to be given the jab. Read the full story.

3. “Without France, the EU is dead”: Eric Zemmour wants to crush Emmanuel Macron – and Brussels too

He arrives late, immaculate in a dark blue suit, besieged by his own social media teams, a member of his entourage stepping forward to straighten his already straight tie, this brand of French politics, this man they call ” Z “like the mask – wear a hero from old school TV shows.

But unlike Zorro, Eric Zemmour, journalist turned star turned insurgent candidate for next year’s French presidential election, is only too happy to reveal his true identity: as the savior not of the damsel in distress, but of the nation, in what he presents as a clash of civilizations between France and Islam, which he fears that the latter “brutally crushes” his native land. Read the full story.

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4. The alleged victim of Ghislaine Maxwell “trapped Tom Parker Bowles in a cocaine injection in a newspaper”

One of Ghislaine Maxwell’s accusers tricked Tom Parker Bowles into a newspaper cocaine bite, the Telegraph can reveal.

The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, helped tabloid reporters trap the Duchess of Cornwall’s son, secretly recording him offering to buy him cocaine. The Telegraph understands the woman was paid up to £ 40,000 for her part in the undercover operation. Read the full story.

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5. The TBEN presenter’s carousel spins again, with Emma Barnett tipped to replace Andrew Marr’s departure

The role of the TBEN’s main political interviewer is up for grabs after Andrew Marr announces he is leaving the company to switch to commercial radio.

Marr will be leaving his flagship Sunday morning show after 16 years. His decision surprised many colleagues and will see some of the TBEN’s most prominent names scrambling to replace him. Read the full story.

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