Investigation into Prime Minister Boris Johnson's flat refurb dominates UK newspaper front pages

The Guardian and Daily Star front pages lead on Boris Johnson's flat refurbishment Credit: The Guardian/Daily Star

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's flat refurbishment continued to make front page headlines after the Electoral Commission announced it would investigate how it was funded.

The Guardian's headline "PM's fury as watchdog launches inquiry into 'cash for curtains'" is accompanied by four photos of Boris Johnson's "anger" as he faced questions at Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday.

The Independent and the Metro chose similar images for their front pages.

The Metro's story focused on the clash between the Mr Johnson and opposition leader Keir Starmer in the Commons.

The Independent leads on the fact that Mr Johnson will retain power to act as judge and jury on any separate findings by Lord Geidt, the independent advisor on ministerial interests.

Meanwhile, the Mirror ran with a more explicit headline splashed boldly across its front page:"Boris is the judge at own trial".

The Daily Star's drew attention to the "proper fancy wallpaper" that is now in Downing Street.

The i, the Financial Times, The Times, and the Daily Mail also lead on the Electoral Commission's probe.

The Telegraph included Boris Johnson's flat refurbishment on its front page, but it ultimately leads on coronavirus advice that it is "safe for two vaccinated people to meet freely".

The Daily Express ran a puff on the flat refurb story, redirecting readers to pages 8 and 9 of its newspaper. But its front page focused on the government's new order of 60 million booster vaccines.

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