Paper review: Eamonn and Ruth split and Sunak's national service pledge

Sunday People: Eamonn and Ruth split shock
Sunday Mirror: Ruth and Eamonn split
Sunday Express: Rishi I'll bring in national service
Sunday Telegraph: PM I will bring back National Service
Sunday Times: Tory plan for all 18-year-olds to do National Service
The Observer: Rachel Reeves slams ‘desperate and reckless’ Sunak over £64bn tax pledges
Mail on Sunday: Rishi I'll bring back National Service
Daily Star: Did Earth move for me?
Finally, the Daily Star on Sunday also carries stories about Manchester United's FA Cup victory and the announcement of Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford's divorce. Fresh from his run at the Mayor of London elections, intergalactic character Count Binface says he is thinking about running in Rishi Sunak's Richmond constituency. [BBC]

Rishi Sunak's promise to bring back national service looms large on a number of the front pages.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, the prime minister says too much potential in the UK is wasted on what he calls purposeless lives. Mr Sunak says the scheme will open people's eyes to potential careers and he'd be very happy to see his own daughters do national service.

The Sunday Express calls the plans bold and eye-catching with the paper saying the pledge will strike a chord with voters of every age and help restore what it sees as a diminished sense of shared nationhood.

Conservatives hope the policy will mark a dividing line with Labour and present the Tories as the only party that can be trusted with the UK's defence, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford are to divorce, a spokesperson for the couple has announced
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford are to divorce, a spokesperson for the couple has announced on Saturday [PA Media]

In other political news, shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves is in The Observer accusing the Conservatives of making £64bn worth of unfunded spending commitments.

Labour's shadow health secretary Wes Streeting tells the Sunday Times he would tackle what he calls the cultural rot in the NHS if Labour win the election by promising a reformation of what he describes as the national religion.

Finally, news of broadcasters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford announcing they are to divorce after nearly 14 years being married features on the front of both of the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday People.

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