What the papers say – December 22

Big Ben set to ring again and Tesco being caught up in an alleged forced labour scandal are some of the stories leading Sunday’s papers.

The Sunday Telegraph says that Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle will not stand in the way of Big Ben ringing out to mark Brexit on departure day.

Staying with Brexit, the Sunday Express leads with a prediction from the US ambassador to Britain Robert “Woody” Johnson that the EU departure will usher in a new “Roaring Twenties”.

The Sunday Times features Tesco charity cards allegedly being packed by “Chinese prison slaves” on its front page.

Back to politics, The Independent says that Labour voters are urging the party to return to the centre following last week’s disastrous election result.

Meanwhile The Mail on Sunday leads with former Labour Minister Geoffrey Robinson being referred to police over a “suspected irregularity in Commons payments”.

The Observer carries accusations that the Home Office has ignored more than 1,000 offers from local councils to house child refugees.

The Sunday Mirror reports on a Telford abuse victim speaking out after four of her abusers were jailed.

And The Sunday People and Daily Star lead with tributes to 1966 World Cup-winning footballer Martin Peters, who died in his sleep on Saturday.

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