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What the papers say – March 27

The ‘largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history’ makes up most of the front pages on Tuesday.

The news that scores of Russian spies are being expelled from more than 20 Western capitals in a show of support for Britain over the Salisbury nerve agent attack dominates the papers on Tuesday.

The Times reports on Boris Johnson’s comments that the world is at a “turning point” in the fight to curb Russian president Vladimir Putin’s “reckless ambitions”, while protests by the Jewish community outside Parliament over concerns about perceived anti-Semitism in the Labour party also leads the front page.

“We’ve crippled Russia’s spy web”, reads the headline on The Telegraph as Theresa May hailed the collective expulsion of Russian spies.

The Guardian leads with the same story, saying the action by Britain’s allies represents “the biggest concerted blow to Russian intelligence networks in the west since the Cold War”.

The Financial Times credits Washington for taking the lead, while also reporting on Wall Street bonuses almost returning to pre-crisis levels.

“West turns on Russia”, says the Metro on what it calls the biggest mass expulsion in history.

The Daily Express calls it a “victory” for Mrs May.

While the i leads with Russia warning that it will “strike back” as diplomatic relations plunge to a new low.

Away from Russia, the Daily Mirror leads with a picture of 30 patients “stuck on trolleys for up to 15 hours”, it says, at an A&E department in Nottingham.

The Sun features the wedding of trans army officer Hannah Winterbourne – who used to be a man – and trans actor Jake Graf – who used to be a woman.

A picture of the Jewish community protests in London is shown on the front of the Daily Mail, above the headline “Enough is enough, Mr Corbyn”.

And The Daily Star writes TV presenter Paul O’Grady is “terrified” to go to sleep at night in case he sees an alien.

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