An image of Boris Johnson holding palms along with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds options on a number of entrance pages in the present day, although many papers specific cynicism in regards to the timing and staging of the pic.
“What a Carrie on,” says the Mirror, alongside the image of the pair sitting on picket chairs within the Sussex countryside. In a strapline throughout the web page, the Mirror denounces the “Race for No 10 shambles”.
The Metro has the identical “Carrie on” pun in its major headline whereas the i has; “Johnson breaks his silence but refuses to discuss his ‘loved ones’”.
The Telegraph is extra sympathetic to its star columnist and leads with a headline saying: “Boris tries to keep the show on the road”. Nonetheless, it additionally splashes the lovers image on its entrance web page and says that whereas the “picture paints a thousand words” it “raises many more questions”.
Not each paper makes use of the image however they nonetheless report on the Tory management dramas. The Guardian has: “Johnson plans media blitz as Hunt calls him a ‘bottler’” and the Instances says “‘Cowardly’ Johnson launches fightback”.
The Specific calls in arch-Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg to rally to Johnson’s defence with a splash saying: “Time to stop the war on Boris”.
The Mail options the image of Johnson and Symonds and a deeply unimpressed headline: “Boris and the Mills & Boon scene that takes us all for fools”, although its major story is “Your £2.4m bill to do up Meghan and Harry’s cottage”. As is the Solar’s: “Harry’s $2.4m home Megover”.
The FT additionally has a front-page stry on the Tory management frontrunner, however it’s about what he may do if he reaches No 10. It says: “Johnson’s tax plans would cost £20bn and risk prlonging austerity, says IFS.” It’s major story, nevertheless, is about occasions within the Center East: “Trump raises stakes with fresh sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader.”