What the papers say – December 22
Brexit continues to be a focal point for the nation’s papers.
Big Ben set to ring again and Tesco being caught up in an alleged forced labour scandal are some of the stories leading Sunday’s papers.
The Sunday Telegraph says that Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle will not stand in the way of Big Ben ringing out to mark Brexit on departure day.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) December 21, 2019
Staying with Brexit, the Sunday Express leads with a prediction from the US ambassador to Britain Robert “Woody” Johnson that the EU departure will usher in a new “Roaring Twenties”.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) December 21, 2019
Here is tomorrow's @Daily_Express #frontpage:
- Sweet #PrinceGeorge stirs up festive joy for the Queen
- World Cup hero #MartinPeters dies aged 76
- Trade deal with US will spark a #Brexit boom #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/CE7jnoyON1
The Sunday Times features Tesco charity cards allegedly being packed by “Chinese prison slaves” on its front page.
— The Sunday Times (@thesundaytimes) December 21, 2019
In The Sunday Times tomorrow, read the harrowing story of how desperate prisoners in China smuggled out a message in a box of charity Christmas cards they had been forced to pack #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/WcL2AgjPAi
Back to politics, The Independent says that Labour voters are urging the party to return to the centre following last week’s disastrous election result.
— Thair Shaikh (@ThairShaikh) December 21, 2019
Meanwhile The Mail on Sunday leads with former Labour Minister Geoffrey Robinson being referred to police over a “suspected irregularity in Commons payments”.
The Observer carries accusations that the Home Office has ignored more than 1,000 offers from local councils to house child refugees.
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) December 21, 2019
The Sunday Mirror reports on a Telford abuse victim speaking out after four of her abusers were jailed.
And The Sunday People and Daily Star lead with tributes to 1966 World Cup-winning footballer Martin Peters, who died in his sleep on Saturday.
— The Sunday People (@thesundaypeople) December 21, 2019
— Daily Star (@dailystar) December 21, 2019
Here is tomorrow's @dailystar Star #frontpage:
- @WestHam legend #MartinPeters dies aged 76https://t.co/I0t1Udw4pw
- @BiancaGascoigne will be all alone this Christmashttps://t.co/qWCN1fWszq #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/nWbplBUQN6