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What the papers say – May 27

Ireland’s abortion referendum result and its consequences top the agenda.


How the papers covered the Royal Wedding (PA)

How the papers covered the Royal Wedding (PA)

How the papers covered the Royal Wedding (PA)

Ireland’s historic abortion referendum result, which backed liberalising laws, is on several front pages on Sunday.

The Prime Minister is facing a “revolt” by leading Tory women, including International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt and former home secretary Amber Rudd, who now want MPs to have a free vote over Northern Ireland’s abortion laws, the Sunday Times reports.

The Observer also leads with the historic vote, the paper saying the result “will be felt beyond Ireland’s borders”.

Britain could see a new generation of national parks established after a review announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove in the Sunday Telegraph.

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has bought a house near Parliament, the Mail On Sunday reports, fuelling speculation the leading Brexiteer is planning a leadership bid.

The Army major in charge of organising the military element of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding has told the Sunday Express of his “enormous pride” in how the armed forces performed.

Simon Cowell has backed a Sunday People campaign to find a kidney for a teenage girl.

The Sunday Mirror has spoken to Victoria Cilliers, whose Army sergeant husband was convicted of attempting to murder her by tampering with her parachute on a sky dive and causing a gas leak at their home.

The Independent reports on leaked emails said to relate to an investigation into Justin Forsyth, a former Save the Children chief executive.