What the Newspapers Say – September 30
The newspapers wrap up the working week with coverage of the government’s tax cut plans, after the prime minister emerged for a series of talks to defend it and the chancellor’s mini-budget.
The Guardian reports that Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng will meet with the head of the Office of Budget Responsibility on Friday about the current “fiscal chaos”.
Benefits should be cut to finance the mini-budget, according to The temperature and The Daily Telegraph.
Subway and The Independent Labor leads the Tories by up to 33 points in the polls as the Prime Minister insists she will not change her economic trajectory.
The I says Tories fear electoral ‘erasure’ after three weeks of Ms Truss in No 10, with the FinancialTimes reporting that Mr Kwarteng called on his party to unite.
The Daily mail quotes Margaret Thatcher regarding Ms Truss’ refusal to change her position, saying she is ‘not for the bend’.
‘Truss is making the crisis even worse’ following a series of radio interviews, says the DailyMirroras he unveils the new £5 coin which will ‘soon be worth around 50p’.
The queen died of old age, the Daily Express reports, based on the late monarch’s recently issued death certificate.
The daily star says scientists have warned that robots with artificial intelligence could cause a catastrophe “as serious as a nuclear war”.
And The sun leads with a photo of Fern Britton’s ex-husband Phil Vickery sharing a ‘lingering public kiss’ with Lorraine Stanton, whom the newspaper describes as Ms Britton’s ‘best friend’.