The Scottish newspapers: Conservative MP resigns after backlash and bonfire warning

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The resignation of Conservative MP Owen Paterson, found to have violated lobbying rules, dominates the front pages. Mr. Paterson claimed that he had been subjected to an “unspeakable nightmare” after a fight over his breach of MPs’ rules, The Scotsman reports.

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The Common Standards Committee concluded last week that Paterson had abused his position as a congressman to benefit two companies he worked for, following a damning report on his behavior by Standards Commissioner Kathryn Stone. Despite a recommendation to suspend it, the UK government ordered its MPs to vote for an amendment to stop the Paterson case and change the rules system, but changed its mind on Thursday, a move The National calls a “change. of massive meaning “.

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The Daily Telegraph says his sons urged the former minister to resign after controversy broke out when his colleagues voted to delay the decision on his suspension.

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“Tory Owen’s Goal” is the Metro headline. He reports that Paterson only learned that there would be a new vote on his suspension while shopping at a supermarket, and decided to resign hours later.

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Senior conservatives have publicly questioned Johnson’s personal judgment on the issue, the Times reports. He quotes former Chief Whip Mark Harper as one of the “least edifying episodes I have seen in my 16 years as an MP.”

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For i, it was a “day of chaos in Downing Street.” Conservative MPs have told the newspaper that the prime minister is in danger of a “real loss of credibility in the back banks.”

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The Daily Star says Johnson is in “confusion” after making a “fast and furious U-turn”. “Well, we didn’t see that U-turn coming. No one said. Never,” is the scathing headline of the newspaper.

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Away from Downing Street, The Herald reports that fire chiefs have warned people in Glasgow not to set garbage on fire amid an ongoing garbage workers’ strike. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service expressed concern that some people may be tempted to dispose of waste at bonfires after areas of the city were “littered with litter,” the newspaper says.

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The Daily Record claims that Danish police “attacked” Rangers fans outside the Brondby IF stadium in Copenhagen before the Europa League game started on Thursday. The newspaper says the force suggested that many Ibrox supporters showed up without proper fines, causing a “commotion”, with “at least one” person arrested.

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The Scottish Daily Mail reports the case of a hospital electrician who admitted to having sexually abused at least 100 bodies in the morgues in the south-east of England where he worked. The document says a major NHS safety review was launched as ministers and families of the victims demanded to know how David Fuller was allowed to continue his crimes during decades of work for the health service.

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There is good news on the front page of the Scottish Daily Express, which reports that the world’s first pill to combat Covid-19 will be administered to patients in a few days. Describing the treatment as a “game changer,” the paper says the tablet cut the risk of hospital admission or death in half in trials.

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The Scottish Sun reports that boxing champion Tyson Fury took two fans out on a wild night in Manchester after being asked for a selfie.

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A man died after his truck crashed on an overpass on the M90 ‚Äč‚Äčnear Perth, The Courier reports. The newspaper says the vehicle and its trailer crashed through a highway access road barrier and landed on the A912 below.

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One woman told the Edinburgh Evening News that her 82-year-old father’s two-month wait to leave the hospital has affected her mental health. The newspaper says the man is fit to leave the hospital, according to doctors, but the necessary care is not available for him to live at home.

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The Press and Journal reports that a plan to install ultra-fast broadband in northern Scotland has been delayed again until 2027.

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Dundee’s Evening Telegraph features fire-lifting events in the city that caused a “big explosion”, along with stark images of burned-out vehicles.

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About 2,000 residents in the west end of Glasgow have signed a petition urging the council not to go ahead with “draconian” plans to introduce parking permits throughout the neighborhood, reports the Glasgow Times.

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And shoppers in northeast Scotland have threatened to boycott John Lewis following the launch of his Christmas ad: In August, the retailer closed its only store outside the central belt in Aberdeen.

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