It’s well known the UK media is propaganda. But today’s front pages take the biscuit.

Theresa May at Conservative conference and logos for Guardian, Times and Telegraph
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It’s increasingly common knowledge that much of the UK corporate media amounts to propaganda. British people have ranked their mainstream media the least trusted in Europe, for example, for the past four consecutive years.

But the front pages across the board on 4 October take the biscuit.

Conservative HQ or Fleet Street?

From the Guardian to the Times, newspaper outlets took the prime minister’s claim that “austerity… is over” at face value. Never mind that May’s chancellor literally announced a £1.3bn cut to vital council services 48 hours beforehand. And don’t worry yourself that the Conservatives plan to continue spending cuts until beyond 2025.

On top of parroting May’s claims uncritically, many papers also painted a cutesy May, who ‘danced‘ on stage to Abba’s Dancing Queen before her conference speech.

“Complete con”

At least folks on social media were quick to call May and the press out:

And let’s not forget, May actually promised the end of austerity as part of her general election post-mortem in June 2017:

Besides, if May can simply declare austerity is over when it becomes unpopular, why was it necessary in the first place? It’s Catch 22 for the Conservatives. They have nowhere to turn.

The Tory party is only surviving at all because of the corporate media and their millionaire backers. And when it comes to today’s front pages, it’d be hard to tell the difference if May wrote them herself.

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