Today’s news summary – Paper Talk
Most of Thursday’s front pages lead on the reactions to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party conference speech, with many leading on the backlash.
The Daily Express features a picture of the PM with a beam of light radiating from his hand as he “invoked his political heroes of the past” during his Tory conference speech.
The Times quotes business leaders saying the prime minister is treating them like the “bogeyman” over labour shortages.
The Guardian leads with condemnation from businesses and thinktanks of Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party conference speech – which was described as “bombastic” and “vacuous and economically illiterate”.
Leading with a picture of the prime minister getting a kiss from his wife, Metro says Boris Johnson led a “banter-packed” speech that was “short on policies” at the Tory party conference.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror writes “Senseless slaughter,” as pig farmers warn the industry faces collapse due to an abattoir staff shortage that could see 100,000 animals culled.