Newspaper headlines: Starmer's 'gamble' and Queen 'handing over reigns' – BBC

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Many of the papers use the word "gamble" to describe Sir Keir Starmer's announcement that he'll resign if fined by Durham Police for breaching Covid rules.
The Guardian and the Times report that Labour has prepared evidence to show police that the gathering under investigation was a permitted work event.
According to the Financial Times, Sir Keir sought advice from senior figures within his party before he made the pledge, and he is certain he didn't break the rules.
The Guardian says the clear calculation behind his statement is that this makes him look bold and will win him praise for being decisive – two qualities he is not best known for.
The Daily Mail accuses Sir Keir of putting pressure on detectives who now know that their decisions could decapitate the official opposition.
Similarly, the Sun describes the Labour leader's announcement as a desperate and outrageous attempt to strong-arm police into clearing him.
But the Daily Mirror contrasts his move with the prime minister's refusal to go after he was fined. "This is what honour looks like, Mr Johnson" is the paper's headline.
The Queen's decision to miss the State Opening of Parliament makes the lead in the Sun. In an editorial entitled "We're hurting", the paper says: "Our hearts go out to Her Majesty, who will be distraught."
The Daily Telegraph says today marks a significant shift in Prince Charles's responsibilities, as he'll read the Queen's Speech for the first time.
A report in the Times says Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will move as soon as next week to scrap large parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol – even though she's been told that could lead to a trade war with the EU.
The paper says she believes there's little point in trying to reach a deal with Brussels on easing controls for goods arriving in Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.
Legislation has been drafted to remove the need for all such checks, which have been introduced under the Brexit deal.
According to the article Ms Truss has been warned that the EU could respond by imposing tariffs on British exports and even terminating a free trade deal with the UK.
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The boss of Volkswagen, Herbert Diess, has told the Financial Times that the EU should pursue a negotiated settlement to the war in Ukraine in the interest of the continent's economy.
The paper says the comments represent a challenge to the stance taken by European leaders. Ukraine's ambassador in Berlin said Mr Diess should talk directly to Vladimir Putin whom he knows well.
The Daily Telegraph says Western sanctions have plunged Russia's economy into its worst crisis for almost three decades.
A leaked assessment from the Ministry of Finance in Moscow says the country's economy will shrink 12% this year – wiping out around a decade of economic growth.
And finally, the i newspaper says Cornwall could become the first area of England to introduce controls on the number of holiday lets, because of concerns that some of its most popular attractions are becoming over-run during peak periods.
Under the proposal, all rented holiday accommodation providers would have to register, similar to a scheme introduced in Edinburgh earlier this year.
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