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Penny Mordaunt is the new bookies’ favourite in the Tory leadership race: the trade minister comfortably beats all five of her rivals in head-to-head polling. But her old boss, former Brexit minister Lord Frost, tells TalkTV he has “grave reservations” about her abilities, as she failed to “master the necessary detail” for negotiations. The second elimination vote is at lunchtime today. Netflix will start offering cheaper subscriptions to new users who don’t mind sitting through ads. The move, due later this year, comes after subscriber numbers declined for the first time in more than a decade. A self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh has been discovered on the back of another of his paintings, Head of a Peasant Woman, after it was x-rayed ahead of an exhibition. Conservators are trying to work out how to remove several layers of glue and cardboard to uncover the image underneath.