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Newspaper Headlines: Politics, Parties And The Monarchy – The Last Front Pages Of The Year

Image caption, Several of the Sunday newspapers offer contrasting assessments of Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer’s chances of becoming the next prime minister. The Sunday Times leads with poll results suggesting that more respondents opted for Starmer over PM Rishi Sunak but the paper reports that the number of people who said they were undecided offers Tories some hope.

Image caption, By contrast, the Observer quotes a centre-left Labour MP and former policy chief as saying that in his judgement Starmer lacks a clear sense of purpose because of what he describes as a detachment from Labour’s “party traditions”. The comments by Jon Cruddas come in a new book.

Image caption, The Sunday Express focuses on what it describes as “the strongest signal yet” from the PM that more tax cuts are on the way. This comes as cuts to National Insurance come into force.

Image caption, Working from home is the focus of the Mail on Sunday, which reports that hundreds of civil servants have full-time ‘home-working contracts’ which do not require them to go into the office. Using Freedom of Information requests, the paper says there has been a doubling in the number who can permanently work five days a week from home.

Image caption, Baby news is on the front page of the Sun on Sunday – it says actress and comedian Emily Atack is pregnant with her first child.

Image caption, No such happy news in the Sunday People, which highlights gloomy weather forecasts for the last weekend of the year – with wind, rain and snow threatening to dampen new year celebrations.

Image caption, Gloom is banished by the Daily Star on Sunday which predicts that New Year’s Eve revellers will be undaunted by grim weather forecasts – with plenty of alcohol helping them to ring in ‘Happy booze year’.

Image caption, The Sunday Mirror reports on government plans for a poll of 175,000 people “to determine what they think of the Royal Family”. Results will be fed back to senior royals, the paper reports.