What the papers say – January 21

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Former Cabinet ministers caught up in a ‘cash for Brexit’ sting, Eurosceptic MPs at action stations and the rumoured end to one of reality television’s biggest programmes.

What the papers say – January 21

Brexit, businesses, Boris Johnson and Big Brother make headlines in various guises on Sunday.

The Mail on Sunday reports that three former Tory Cabinet ministers have been caught up in a “Chinese ‘cash for Brexit’ sting”.

Meanwhile the Sunday Express says a group of 100 MPs it calls the “Brexit enforcers” will demand that free movement ends and Britain is taken out of the single market on March 29, 2019.

Up to 50 moderate Labour MPs are on a secret “deselection hitlist” drawn up by allies of Jeremy Corbyn, according to claims reported by the Sunday Times.

Meanwhile huge fines will be imposed on irresponsible company bosses who “line their own pockets”, Prime Minister Theresa May has said writing in The Observer.


The Independent says MPs have called for an urgent review into the £300 million contract awarded to private companies to arrest people for not paying court fines in the wake of the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion.

Mr Johnson has called for US president Donald Trump to be welcomed to the UK in a piece in the Sunday Telegraph, with the Foreign Secretary warning that not doing so could damage the public interest.


Big Brother could soon be consigned to history, according to the Daily Star Sunday, which says bosses are ready to pull the plug after ratings fell.

The Sunday Mirror reports that Lisa McPartlin is staying with friends after she split from I’m A Celebrity co-host husband Ant McPartlin.

And the Sunday People has spoken to the brother of Louise Turpin, the mother-of-13 who along with husband David, 57, kept their children imprisoned at their US home dubbed the “House of Horrors”.

The Sun on Sunday has a story about Premier League star Alex Sanchez’s off-field activities.

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