What the papers say – August 9

Boris Johnson urging a return to schools and migrants in the English Channel are among the stories leading the papers on Sunday.

The Sunday Times leads with a suggestion from the Prime Minister that children are being harmed more by missing school than the potential harm of Covid-19.

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The Mail on Sunday reports on Mr Johnson saying there is a “moral duty” for schools to reopen, a move it says “throws down the gauntlet to union leaders”.

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And the SundayExpress says Mr Johnson has taken “personal charge” of the school situation.

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Angles on the coronavirus also lead the Sunday Mirror , which suggests Britain is on the path for a second nationwide lockdown, while the SundayPeople says pubs are on “last orders”.

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And The Observer writes that Mr Johnson is under pressure to offer compensation for people caught out by quarantine restrictions after travelling overseas.

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Meanwhile, The Sunday Telegraph leads with a claim from France for £30 million to help police the Channel.

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TheIndependent leads with the results of a diversity drive in police falling short of expectations.

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And the Daily Star Sunday reports Charles Bronson has fought to get fish and chips back on the menu of his prison.

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