Newspaper review: Focus is on PM's benefit cuts plan

media captionA look at the first editions of the UK papers

The prime minister's plans to reform the UK's benefits system is the focus of many of the Sunday newspapers.

A Mail on Sunday interview with David Cameron, and the welfare proposals it says he is expected to unveil, have had the papers sharpening their pencils.

It says while "nobody objects to the existence of a safety net" people are "weary of the culture of entitlement".

The newspaper says Mr Cameron's resolve is praiseworthy.

The Sun says it backs sensible steps to cut the welfare bill and end abuses but of Mr Cameron's curbs it says "we'll believe it when we see it".

'Targeting poor'

It asks if it would be better for the young people likely to be affected if ministers focused "as much on boosting employment as curbing benefits".

The prime minister has got it all wrong, according to the Sunday Mirror.

He is targeting the poor "at a time when the British people are outraged at the tax dodges of the rich", it says.

The real scroungers, says the paper, are the "super rich who use every trick their accountants can devise" to avoid paying their full taxes.

Iraq inquiry

The Sunday Telegraph interviews Liberal Democrat MP David Laws, who calls for more radical public spending and tax cuts.

The newspaper says the agenda will be music to the ears of Tories.

The Independent on Sunday says MPs are demanding the Iraq War inquiry be recalled , after revelations in Alastair Campbell's newly published diaries.

It says the diaries suggest Tony Blair prevented his attorney general from telling cabinet there was a legal case against the war, as well as for.

Murray answers back

On the eve of Wimbledon, tennis player Andy Murray has some harsh words for his critics.

According to the Sunday Express, he has been driven to anger by accusations that he is mentally soft. Suggestions Murray's back problem at the French Open might have been more mental than physical also anger him.

The Observer says he offered access to photos of eight injections in his back.

"I'm not accepting it any more", it quotes him as saying. "It's not fair."

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