Newspaper front pages for the 25th of September, 2021












The prime minister is ordering “emergency measures” to fix food and petrol shortages, reports the Daily Express.

“We all knew this was going to happen when ministers said there was no need to panic” – the Daily Star blames the government for panic buying seen at petrol stations on Friday.

Foreign lorry drivers will be allowed back into Britain in an “extraordinary Brexit U-turn”, The Guardian says, reporting on the shortage of drivers that has seen some petrol stations forced to close.


The Daily Telegraph reports that the government is expected to bring in military driving examiners so more HGV licence tests can be conducted as a driver shortage hits petrol deliveries.

The Daily Mail reports on panic buying at petrol stations, despite pleas from government and suppliers to “carry on as normal”.
Ten day to save Christmas, the Daily Mirror says, warning of a “winter of discontent” as a lorry driver shortage hits shops and petrol stations.
The prime minister is authorising a temporary visa scheme in an effort to fill a shortage of truck drivers, reports the Financial Times.

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