Newspaper headlines: PM 'takes fight to EU' while Corbyn pleads with MPs


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Prime Minister Boris Johnson will warn EU leaders that they have “one last chance” to strike a deal before they risk making a “historic mistake”. The Sunday Express says Mr Johnson will visit France and Germany ahead of a G7 summit, to make it clear he “is not bluffing”.

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The Daily Mail says “Boris savages the saboteurs,” as it says the prime minister has accused Philip Hammond of “gravely damaging” Britain’s national interest with his “endless bids to frustrate Brexit”.

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Rebel MPs are using the Brexit delay to try and “cancel the referendum”, according to the front page of the Sunday Telegraph. It also says the government has accused “Tory Remainers of appalling dishonesty”.

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The Sunday Times is among the papers to focus on politics for its main story and has “Whitehall’s secret no-deal plan” splashed across its front page today. It says the leaked document lays bare the “gaps in contingency planning” as Britain faces “shortages of fuel, food and medicine”.

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Jeremy Corbyn has told MPs they must “unite to stop a no-deal Brexit before it’s too late,” says the front page of the Observer. It claims that a group of more than 100 MPs, representing every party except the DUP, have signed a letter stating it would be “unacceptable” for parliament to wait until next month before sitting again.

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Photos of children who have been “killed after the law allowed them to be left with violent parents” are splashed across the front page of the Sunday Mirror. As part of an exclusive “special investigation”, the paper says it found that authorities were “forced to honour dangerous parents’ human rights” despite knowing of their abusive behaviour.

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In other news, the Star leads with claims that the partner of a former Coronation Street actress, Paula Williamson, has been trying to sell access to her funeral service for £500.

“Boris Savages The Saboteurs” is the headline in the Mail on Sunday, which says that Boris Johnson has accused the former chancellor, Philip Hammond, of “gravely damaging” the national interest by attempting to block a no-deal Brexit.

In a leaked letter, the prime minister tells Mr Hammond it is as “plain as a pikestaff” that efforts to prevent a no deal are making it harder to secure a new agreement with the EU.

But the Brexit Party MEP, Annunziata Rees-Mogg, does not think Mr Johnson’s meetings with European leaders this week will change much.

“I do not expect the EU to behave in a rational manner”, she tells the Sunday Express – “I anticipate it attempting to drown the goose that lays the golden eggs”.

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After several days of public arguments, the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, tells the Observer that MPs will have to unite if they want to stop no deal.

He says his plan to oust Mr Johnson and replace him as head of a caretaker government is “the simplest and most democratic way” to avoid it, despite opposition from the Liberal Democrats and rebel Conservatives.

The paper agrees – declaring in its editorial that Mr Corbyn is “unequivocally right” on this issue – while urging other opponents of a no-deal Brexit to keep his offer alive.

The faces of dozens of babies and children killed by violent parents appear on the front of the Sunday Mirror, which is campaigning for a change in the law.

It says that in each of the 63 cases it uncovered, officials knew the children were at risk but could do anything about it, as they were “forced to honour the parents’ human rights”.

The paper recommends automatically banning anyone convicted of violent crimes, child abuse or sexual offences from having unsupervised contact with their child – unless a judge decides otherwise.

The Sunday Times reports that thousands of tickets are still being sold for flights on Boeing planes that remain grounded following two accidents in which 346 people died.

It says a number of airlines, including American, Norwegian and TUI, have scheduled more than 32,000 departures on the 737 Max jets later this year.

One British tourist says he felt like “a guinea pig” when he found out he would be travelling to the Caribbean on one of the planes, despite being given assurances to the contrary when he booked the flight. He then asked for a refund but was refused one.

The surgeon who performed the UK’s first successful heart transplant 40 years ago tells the Sunday Telegraph that pig hearts’ adapted for human use could be available within three years.

Sir Terence English says his protégé in the 1979 operation will carry out the world’s first pig-to-human kidney transplant before the end of this year. If successful, Sir Terence believes the process could all but eradicate the donor waiting list.

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