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Paper Monitor

14:13 UK time, Thursday, 22 March 2012

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

Today, a quiz - can you match the Budget Day headline to the paper in question? Answers at the bottom of this entry (no peeking).

  • The great granny tax grab
  • Cut cut cut
  • Osborne's dodgy plans on fuel, tax and pensions have put your money in... THE WRONG TROUSERS
  • The 50 gambler
  • 'Granny tax' hits 5m pensioners
  • Four million elderly will pay bill for Chancellor's tax giveaway: OSBORNE PICKS THE POCKETS OF PENSIONERS

So, what are your answers (show your working for extra marks):

1. Granny tax grab =_________________
2. Cut cut cut = _________________
3. Wrong trousers = _________________
4. 50p gambler = _________________
5. 5m pensioners = _________________
6. Picks the pockets = _________________

OK, turn over your papers.

Here are the answers.

  1. i paper
  2. Independent
  3. The Sun
  4. The Times
  5. Daily Telegraph
  6. Daily Mail

For regular readers, number six should have been an easy point - it is a classic example of the Daily Mail's favourite genre of headline: the headline so comprehensive that there is no need to read the accompanying story.

Good work, class.

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