Sunday Papers: Labour to push for Commons vote on ceasefire – the full perspective
The Sunday newspapers cover several stories, including the latest from the Middle East conflict amid calls for a ceasefire.
Commons vote on ceasefire
The Mail on Sunday reports that Labour left-wing MPs are planning to defy leader Sir Keir Starmer – and force a Commons vote on a ceasefire in Gaza. The rebels are poised to appeal to the Speaker to allow a vote – or at least a debate.
David Lammy writes in the Observer that the siege conditions in Gaza are “unacceptable.” The shadow foreign secretary, who visited the region last week, called for an immediate humanitarian pause to the fighting.
The Sunday Express speaks to a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor who told the paper that the pro-Palestinian marches in the UK had left him fearing for his life. He claims to have been forced into hiding in Britain.
The Observer reports the government is considering broadening the definition of extremism. The paper says it has seen documents proposing that anyone who “undermines” the UK’s institutions and values will be branded as an extremist.
Labour is considering a “robot tax” according to the Sunday Telegraph. The tax would target firms that sack staff and replace them with artificial intelligence. A Labour spokesman said it had no plans to tax businesses for using AI.
British soldiers questioned
The Sunday Times reports that Kenyan detectives have flown to the UK to question British soldiers about the unsolved murder of a young mother. Agnes Wanjiry was found dead at a hotel near an Army base in 2012. The paper says a murder investigation will now take place after the UK was given assurances that any British soldier extradited for murder would not be executed.
The Sunday Mirror reports that Russell Brand made up to £350,000 from his online videos since he was accused of rape, which he strongly denies.
The Sun on Sunday leads with criticism of Disney – which recreated the 7/7 bombings in London for a TV show. Scenes were filmed where a bus was blown apart in the attacks which left 56 people dead in July 2005. A 7/7 survivor, who lost both his legs, described it as “absolutely shameful”.
THE SUNDAY PAPERS – REVIEWED AND SUMMARISED
The Observer – Plan to brand anyone ‘undermining’ UK as extremist
The Observer leads on what it describes as “deeply controversial proposals” to broaden the definition of extremism to include anyone who “undermines” the country. It reports the new definition, which has been prepared by officials working for Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove. But it says the plan is fiercely opposed by other officials who fear legitimate groups could be branded extremists.
The Sun on Sunday – Row over TV drama – 7/7 victim fury
The Sun on Sunday reports on the fury of a victim at the recreation of the 7/7 bombings for a Disney television programme. The scenes were filmed in London where the attacks took place in 2005, the paper says, and survivor Daniel Biddle called it “pretty sick”.
Biddle, who lost both his legs, described the movie set as “absolutely shameful”.
In a statement to the paper, Disney said in-depth research had been carried out to approach the filming with the “utmost sensitivity”.
Sunday Mirror – Russell Brand makes £350k since rape claims
The Sunday Mirror claims that Russell Brand has made up to £350,000 from his online videos since he was accused of rape, which he strongly denies. The comedian has been blocked from making money from adverts on YouTube, but he has continued to monetise videos on its rival Rumble.
The front page notes that five women have now come forward and one alleged victim has now filed a lawsuit.
The Sunday Times – ‘We find a tunnel and blow it up’
“We find a tunnel we blow it up” is the Sunday Times headline as it follows an Israeli brigade as it makes its way through Gaza City fighting Hamas.
Away from the Middle East, the paper reports on Kenyan police flying to the UK to quiz British soldiers over the murder of a young mother, Agnes Wanjiru, in 2012.
Agnes Wanjiry was found dead at a hotel near an Army base in 2012. The paper says a murder investigation will now take place after the UK was given assurances that any British soldier extradited for murder would not be executed.