Advertisers trim budgets amid jitters over World Cup host’s human rights record and appearing ‘tone-deaf’ to austerity There will be no Christmas TV advertising boom this year as jitters over associating with the World Cup host Qatar’s human rights record and the cost of living crisis put paid to the annual battle of the big-budget extravaganzas that traditionally bombard the public over the festive season. UK companies will still spend a record £9.5bn in the
The Guardian - PM’s reshuffle gamble on first day in charge
Summary of the front page
The Guardian says the new prime minister Rishi Sunak has taken a “gamble” by restoring Suella Braverman to the Home Office less than a week after she was sacked for a security breach.
The paper reports on the cabinet reshuffle from the new PM on his very first day on the job.
The front page also features an analysis which asks whether the UK is seeing its own “Obama moment” after its first Asian prime minister took to power.
There is also room for handy tips on preparing your home for the winter.
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