What the papers say – December 26

Brexit, Covid-19 and the Queen’s speech all feature in Saturday’s papers.

What the papers say – December 26

The conclusion of a Brexit deal on Christmas Eve and the Queen’s Christmas message are among the stories making headlines on Boxing Day.

The Times covers the accord struck between the UK and European Union which will allow the two parties to enjoy a “special relationship”, according to Brexiteer cabinet minister Michael Gove.

While The Daily Telegraph writes Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on Brexiteers to back his deal.

The Daily Mail writes the economy will bounce back in 2021 thanks, in part, to the new deal, while the Daily Express leads with Mr Johnson’s view the country is heading into a “golden age”.

Brexit also features in the Independent which says there’s a “race” to sign off on the deal before the December 31 deadline, while a similar story leads the i.

The Sun says the Queen “warmed the hearts of Covid-weary Brits” with her speech on Christmas Day.

And the Daily Mirror also writes about the Queen’s “message of hope”.

The Guardian leads with drug trials which could prevent someone who has been exposed to coronavirus from developing the virus.

And the Daily Star features Storm Bella which is set to “batter Britain” with 70mph winds.

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