The Guardian leads with a warning from Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer that the government’s plans for students’ grades risked “robbing a generation of young people of their future” and who called on the prime minister to “change course”. The paper also reports on the end to the active investigation into the killing of Stephen Lawrence, with the teenager’s father, Neville, vowing to overturn the decision, saying it would leave racist killers out on the streets. Also featured on the front page is a photograph of Senator Kamala Harris, who Democrat Joe Biden has named as his vice-presidential running mate. She is the first black woman and Asian American to run on a major party ticket.
Rishi Sunak has been accused of creating a “smoke and mirrors” budget by Labour after the chancellor conceded just 20% of his biggest single spending commitment was made up of new money, according to The Guardian.
The Guardian carries a warning from trade union leaders that the government risks “another winter of chaos” if it does not implement COVID restrictions like mandatory mask-wearing in shops and on public transport.