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SunThe Sun has got excited about the Chancellor of the Sex-chequer’s "cut-price condoms" and "cheap champagne"…  A second ‘right-wing’ newspaper – The Daily Mail – also has a frontpage to delight Labour’s next leader…

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It’s certainly true that The Sun is warm about David Cameron’s response to the Budget speech (as are most newspapers) and within The Daily Mail there is plenty of critical commentary about Mr Brown’s Tenth Budget…

  • Stephen Pollard writes that ‘Money alone is not the answer’…
  • Senior economist Michael Taylor wrotes about ‘A tax burden that’s paralysing Britain’…
  • and Alex Brummer, Mail City Editor, notes that ‘His problems are mounting’…

…but overall there’s still a lot of residual warmth to the ‘Iron Chancellor’ who is desperate to move into Ten Downing Street.  There is, of course, a bit of Blair-bashing within the Brown-boosting but there is deeper affection/ respect for Brown in the two newspapers’ high-ups.  The Chancellor is known to have a good relationship with Mail Editor Paul Dacre.  Rupert Murdoch is also known to be positive towards Brown. 

Today’s newspapers are a reminder that two newspapers that Margaret Thatcher was able to take for granted are not going to be easy cheerleaders for David Cameron in his forthcoming battles with Brown.

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