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What the papers say – August 12

What the papers say – August 12

Boris Johnson continues to dominate the headlines on Sunday – with many papers featuring photos of the politician returning from holiday amid the ongoing burka row.

The Sunday Express carries a poll which found the majority of Britons believed Mr Johnson should not be punished for his comments, after he said women wearing the Muslim face-coverings looked like letter boxes or bank robbers.

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The former foreign secretary has sparked a “cabinet war”, says The Sunday Times, as US president Donald Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon said Mr Johnson should not “bow at the altar of political correctness” by apologising.

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The Observer uses a snap of the MP arriving at Gatwick Airport from his Italy trip and warns he is “flying back into a storm”.

The paper leads on a so-called “Brexit shift”, reporting that more than 100 constituencies that voted to leave the EU have now switched their support to Remain.

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Tory donors have called the decision to investigate Mr Johnson for his burka comments “discourteous”, the Sunday Telegraph reports.

It leads on a warning from the US ambassador to London that Britain should side with Donald Trump rather than Brussels over Iran.

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Meanwhile, the Independent reports that ministers are facing calls to ditch plans for nationwide voter ID checks to combat election fraud.

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The Star on Sunday claims Sir Bruce Forsyth’s ashes are to be buried at the London Palladium.

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And the Sunday Mirror carries the story of a 10-year-old who weighs 17 stone but says he cannot get vital NHS treatment.

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