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Today’s news summary – Paper Talk
Paper Talk: Rupert Murdoch quits – ‘end of an era’ marked by greed
Friday’s front pages report on a variety of stories. The PM’s education reform and Rupert Murdoch stepping down as chairman of Fox and News Corp are two popular stories this morning.
Several papers report that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is considering major reform of A-levels as part of plans to modernise the education system. The prime minister is said to want to introduce a “British baccalaureate” which would see English and Maths become compulsory until the age of 18 as well as a requirement that children study a wider range of subjects.
The FT says the PM has previously been a “vocal critic” of the “narrowness” of the current A-level system. The Times leads with a senior government source who tells the paper that while options are being looked at, no final decision has been made.
Rupert Murdoch quits
Many of the paper’s front pages lead with images of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
The Daily Mail features a piece from Andrew Neil who says Murdoch “wielded more power than any other press baron in the country” but that he has been “forever tainted” by the times he allowed “money to triumph over proper journalistic ethics”.
King Charles in France
Many of the papers feature images of the King speaking at the French Senate in Paris on Thursday as part of his state visit to France.
The Daily Mirror says it was “historic” noting it was the first time a British royal had spoken in the chamber. The Telegraph reports the King used the address to call for “nations to unite in the climate fight.” The Sun calls the visit “lark de Triomphe,” noting it has been a successful trip so far.
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