What the papers say – February 7

The Sunday papers feature pandemic developments and embarrassment for Labour’s leader.

What the papers say – February 7

Potential jabs for younger workers and Prime Ministerial praise for Britain’s youth are splashed across the front pages.

The Sunday Telegraph promises Covid-19 vaccines at work for those aged under 50 “from spring”, while the Sunday People calls on Downing Street to “put kids first” in the country’s recovery.

Boris Johnson says in the Sunday Express that Britain’s youth “deserve the nation’s thanks” for their sacrifices, with the PM adding there will be “no limits to what Generation Lockdown can achieve in the future”.

The Government is considering hitting online retailers with a “double tax raid” as the firms’ sales boom during the pandemic, The Sunday Times reports.

Hauliers claim on the front of The Observer that exports from the UK to the EU fell 68% last month compared to the previous January.

The Sunday Mirror says a “staggering” 750,000 over-75s, who the paper calls “the grey army”, have refused to pay for a TV licence.

The Mail on Sunday reports Sir Keir Starmer has a “new headache” after an ally of the Labour leader was caught describing the pandemic as “a gift that keeps on giving” for lawyers.

Nearly a third of prosecutions due to alleged breaches of coronavirus laws have been dropped, according to analysis in The Independent.

And the Daily Star Sunday reports “it’s the ender Big Mo” as Laila Morse reveals she will leave Eastenders after 20 years late in the spring.

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