The papers are dominated by reaction to the Prime Minister announcing a tax hike to help fund social care.
The i leads on Mr Johnson scrapping an election promise by raising national insurance contributions to deal with the NHS backlog and deliver long-overdue reform of England’s social care system.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) September 7, 2021
The Times and Daily Telegraph report the plan will result in the country’s tax burden increasing to its highest point since 1948.
— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) September 8, 2021
The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
'Highest taxes since the War'#TomorrowsPapersToday
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) September 7, 2021
The Guardian says the PM has “staked his reputation” on the manifesto-breaking scheme, while the Financial Times reports he defied Tory “rebels” in unveiling the plan.
Guardian front page, Wednesday 8 September 2021: PM stakes reputation on £12bn health plan – but will it deliver? pic.twitter.com/tBZQSRfJ3H
— The Guardian (@guardian) September 7, 2021
Just published: Front page of the Financial Times, UK edition, for Wednesday 8 September pic.twitter.com/eCRVA0C5FP
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) September 7, 2021
The Sun calls the announcement Mr Johnson’s “biggest gamble”.
— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) September 7, 2021
Metro accuses Mr Johnson of playing “catch up”, while the Daily Mail calls on the PM to “make the care worth the cost”.
Wednesday's front page:
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) September 7, 2021
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) September 7, 2021
Social care leaders have warned the plan will not be enough to end the crisis, according to The Independent and Daily Mirror.
— The Independent (@Independent) September 8, 2021
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) September 7, 2021
The Daily Express carries a vow from Health Secretary Sajid Javid “not to waste a single penny” of the extra funding.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) September 7, 2021
And the Daily Star says the PM’s “pants are on fire” after breaking tax and pension promises.