Newspaper review: Mixed reaction to Budget
Alongside the headline "the laddie's not for turning", the Daily Mail has a bizarre picture of Chancellor George Osborne morphed into Margaret Thatcher.
The paper believes the chancellor seized the mantle of Baroness Thatcher on Wednesday and unveiled measures "aimed at restoring the aspiration nation of the Tory 1980s".
It was a good budget, decides the paper, with a clear sense of direction.
The Daily Express believes the budget is a boost for millions. "Cheers," declares its front page headline, as it welcomes the news of cheaper beer.
But the Guardian reports that an embattled Mr Osborne tempered fresh gloom on the economy with mainstream crowd pleasers such as one penny off a pint of beer, further freezes in fuel duty and lifting the personal tax allowance.Fudge-it Budget
Like the Guardian, the Independent talks of "a drown-your-sorrows Budget".
For the Daily Mirror, it was "the fudge-it Budget" which offered precisely nothing - apart from a "whopping" penny off a pint of beer.
The Times describes a scheme to help to guarantee home loans as "risky" while the Telegraph considers the move to be overtly political.£18m windfall
The Guardian says an £18m windfall from the bank means that this year he has more to celebrate.
The Express says Barclays has been accused of burying bad news by revealing large payouts to executives on the day of the Budget.
The Independent talks of the news being "smuggled" out in an announcement less than two hours after the chancellor had finished delivering his Budget speech.
The invitation comes in response to an open letter written by the human rights campaigner which accuses the Most Rev Justin Welby of being homophobic.'Commendable' response
The Telegraph notes a stark contrast to the relationship between gay rights groups and previous archbishops.
Mr Tatchell has described the response to his letter as "commendable", according to the Times.
"I am cruelly used, nobody feels for my poor nerves", Mrs Bennet opines in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, published in 1813.
"I should have been more careful," says a father after killing a man who held a knife to his son's throat in Cormac McCarthy's The Road, published in 2006.
The Telegraph says British literature has become less emotional over the past 50 years as fewer tumultuous events have struck society.