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What the Newspaper Say – August 30

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The deteriorating security situation in Kabul and its implications for the UK featured in national newspapers on Monday.

‘British troops arrive home – but war continues,’ headlines I as the last members of the British Army to leave Afghanistan are pictured disembarking from a Royal Air Force jet at Brize Norton.

The Financial Time reports that the United States launched a drone strike to protect the Kabul evacuation effort, with The independent claiming the Americans were targeting an “imminent Isis-K threat” near the city’s airport.

World leaders including Boris Johnson have received assurances from the Taliban that foreign nationals and those allowed to flee will be allowed to leave Afghanistan, according to The Guardian.

Former military leaders and diplomats have warned the Prime Minister that Britain faces its biggest terrorist threat in many years, The temperature reports, the newspaper adding that Mr Johnson has offered the Taliban diplomatic recognition if they prevent attacks from being launched from the Asian country.

The Daily Express quotes the Prime Minister telling the families of fallen heroes that “your sufferings have not been in vain” as a result of the sacrifices made during the 20 Years War.

The daily telegraph says the proposals presented to ministers suggested making Afghan special forces personnel into a new army regiment similar to the Gurkhas.

Meanwhile, teachers’ unions warn Daily Mirror the government has not done enough to prevent a surge in Covid-19 infections when students return to school.

Data from the House of Commons library shows that less than half of patients see their GPs in person in some parts of the country, reports the Daily mail.

And the Star of the day says “Bolshie Flakes” wants to cancel Paw Patrol cartoon because they fear it “brainwashes kids to like cops” because police dog Chase is braver than the other characters in the show .



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