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Image description, The unveiling of the Conservative Party’s election manifesto on Tuesday is the main story in most newspapers. The i reports that Rishi Sunak is pinning his hopes for the upcoming election on a promise to cut national insurance contributions by a further 2p. The newspaper says the Prime Minister is betting that a “detailed Conservative manifesto on tax cuts can help get his stalled election campaign back on its feet”.
Image description, The Daily Express also reports on Sunak’s plans to cut welfare spending again, reporting that he will “vow to make drastic cuts to welfare spending” to fund it. The Prime Minister will use the pledge to create a “stark contrast” with Labour and claim that Sir Keir Starmer will raise taxes, the paper says.
Image description, The Times prefers to focus on the Tories’ promises to help future homeowners, reporting that the Prime Minister plans to put help for first-time buyers at the heart of her election manifesto. The paper says Sunak’s plans to support “earners, parents and pensioners” include more than £13 billion in tax cuts, to be funded by “a reform of the welfare system and a crackdown on tax avoidance”.
Image description, Tax relief for landlords is the promise the Daily Telegraph singles out from the election campaign plans. The newspaper says that under an initial two-year programme, Mr Sunak will promise to abolish capital gains tax for landlords who sell their properties to tenants.
Image description, The Guardian reports that leading Tories on the right of the party will make a series of demands to Mr Sunak for alternative promises if his election campaign plans to cut taxes fail. Conservative sources have told the newspaper that their demands will include tougher measures on immigration and human rights, among others.
Image description, The Financial Times reports that Labour’s refusal to rule out a capital gains tax increase has led to warnings that the move could deter people from investing. The newspaper has spoken to two senior business figures who argue that it would make Britain uncompetitive globally in attracting “wealth creators” and that it would become a “growth inhibitor” for entrepreneurs.
Image description, The Daily Mirror editorial focuses on Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s pledge to improve children’s health. Labour is promising to ban the sale of energy drinks to under-16s and junk food adverts on TV before 9pm, and to guarantee 100,000 extra dentist appointments for children, the paper says.
Image description, The first edition of the Metro reports on an urgent appeal by the NHS to find more blood donors after a massive cyberattack caused delays in work at London’s main hospitals. More donors with blood type O have been asked to come forward, the newspaper reports, as their blood is safe to give to most people while blood-matching systems are down.
Image description, The Daily Mail’s headline is about two 12-year-olds convicted of murder after carrying out a “savage, unprovoked attack” with a 16-inch machete in Wolverhampton. The newspaper points out that the two boys are the youngest murderers convicted since James Bulger’s killers were found guilty in 1993.
Image description, The Daily Star’s front page, adorned with the traditional flags, continues to prepare for England’s first European Championship appearance against Serbia on Sunday. The paper reports that the Three Lions’ “super team” have touched down in Germany after waving goodbye to thousands of celebrating young fans.

Many front pages feature articles about the publication of the Conservative Party’s election manifesto.

According to the Times, the manifesto will include lower taxes and help for home buyers, while Rishi Sunak positions himself as the “heir to Margaret Thatcher”.

According to the plan, tax cuts totalling over £13 billion are to be financed through a reform of the welfare system and tougher action against tax avoidance.

The Daily Telegraph expects a tax cut for landlords through changes to capital gains tax, a further cut in national insurance contributions and a new version of the Help to Buy scheme.

The Daily Express headline reads “Long live the workers!” as the paper welcomes news of an “unprecedented” third cut in national insurance contributions by a further 2p.

The i expects the same range of measures to be announced, but offers a different interpretation, saying that Sunak hopes a detailed tax cut manifesto “can help revive his flagging election campaign”.

And the Guardian says right-wing Conservatives are prepared to demand tougher measures on immigration and human rights if Mr Sunak’s manifesto promises “do not come to fruition”.

According to the newspaper, personalities such as Suella Braverman and Robert Jenrick are waiting to assess the public reaction.

The Financial Times instead turns its attention to the Labour Party, writing that the party’s refusal to rule out an increase in capital gains tax has fuelled fears that investment could be damaged if the party wins the election.

It points out that the Liberal Democrats have already proposed a capital gains-based funding policy. Analysts say such measures could deter UK investors and force entrepreneurs to sell their companies.

The Daily Mirror also puts Labour on its front page, highlighting the policy on energy drinks and dentist appointments, calling it an “ambitious push to improve the nation’s ailing health service”.

The Daily Mail reports on the conviction of two 12-year-old boys for a fatal stabbing in Wolverhampton.

Under the headline “Streets of the Wild West,” it says they are the youngest defendants since the killers of James Bulger to be found guilty of murder.

The Sun calls the murder “tragic,” while the Guardian says the case has shocked even the police. According to the Telegraph, the judge is now considering lifting the ban on identifying the two boys.

Two different studies on the topic of healthy eating are on the front pages this morning.

According to the Times, a diet focused on combating environmental damage can reduce the risk of premature death.

It says Harvard University found that those who most closely followed the “planetary health diet” had better health outcomes and their lifestyle resulted in 29 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions.

But the Daily Telegraph reports on a study that found that highly processed vegan foods can increase the risk of fatal heart disease.

The researchers from London and Sao Paulo believe that guidelines promoting a plant-based diet should also advise avoiding all highly processed foods.

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