What the papers say – July 24
Boris Johnson winning the Tory leadership battle and becoming prime minister is the story that unites all bar one of today’s fronts.
Boris Johnson may be pleased with dominating today’s front pages, though possibly less pleased with the note of caution in some of the lead stories.
The Times leads on the incoming prime minister’s vision for modern Britain and Cabinet promotions.
The Times 24/7/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) July 23, 2019
Newly elected leader of the Conservative party Boris Johnson arrives at HQ in Westminster, after it was announced that he had won the leadership ballot to become Prime Minister. Photo : Stefan Rousseau/PA #thetimes #tomorrowspaperstoday @thetimes pic.twitter.com/ggQeesQsY6
The Daily Telegraph says Mr Johnson will appoint a “Brexiteer Cabinet as he spends his first 100 days in No 10 focusing solely on leaving the EU on October 31”.
The front page of tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph: 'Prime Minister Johnson to appoint Brexiteer Cabinet as he spends his first 100 days in No 10 focusing solely on leaving the EU on October 31' #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/CQbhLqQ2UL— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) July 23, 2019
The Daily Mail reports that Mr Johnson has vowed to defy “doom-mongers” over Brexit.
The Metro features a picture of a saluting Mr Johnson and a message to not panic.
While the Daily Express says Mr Johnson promises to “defeat Corbyn and energise Britain”.
Here is tomorrow's @Daily_Express #frontpage:— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) July 23, 2019
- EU bureaucrats be warned, here comes #BorisJohnson
- New PM to appoint Cabinet showcasing 'all the talents'
- Boris vows to work 'flat out'#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/LG9CxX9UxO
Elsewhere, the Guardian quotes Mr Johnson as saying the UK is at a “pivotal moment in history”.
The Daily Mirror, amid a series of garish pictures of the new prime minister, says: “It’s really not funny anymore.”
The i says Mr Johnson promises to “unite the nation”, despite a “furious” reaction to his appointment.
The Independent writes that there are 100 days to go to avert what it calls “a no-deal disaster”.
The Financial Times says Mr Johnson has been warned by the IMF to avoid a no-deal Brexit.
And the Daily Star rocks the Boris leads consensus with a story about Coronation Street.
Here is tomorrow's @Daily_Star #frontpage:— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) July 23, 2019
- #CoronationStreet stars furious at show writer's cruel tweet
- #LoveIsland's India charms Jordan
- Curry can cause dementia
- Hunt for dog-snatching gull continues #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/NHzBdo1mOb