What the papers say – March 21

Probes on peers and the police feature on the Sunday front pages, as well as the ongoing vaccines battle with Europe.

What the papers say – March 21

Investigations into police forces and the House of Lords are among the stories leading the nation’s papers.

A special report by the Sunday Mirror says there is a “shameful” culture of sexism and misogyny “running riot” in British police forces.

And The Observer has a damning report which details a “grim list” of sex abuse claims against Metropolitan Police officers.

Meanwhile, The Sunday Times leads with “the truth about the peers who are born to rule”, reporting two candidates for House of Lords Speaker say hereditary peerage should be scrapped.

Sunday People reports on a plan to have violent partners banned from pubs, school gates and other locations under new anti-abuse proposals.

The EU has “lost the plot” on the matter of Covid vaccination and Britain is “on the brink of a vaccine war” with the bloc over jab exports, according to The Mail on Sunday.

Boris Johnson has been urged by MPs to promise all liberties will be fully restored once the pandemic is over, reports the Sunday Express.

And the whole country has been warned by leading scientists to learn from the past 12 months and start preparing for the next pandemic, according to The Independent.

The Sunday Telegraph leads on the intensifying of efforts to counter Russia’s influence in British affairs, with special forces staff to work with MI6 to confront a “wide-ranging threat from Moscow’s spies”.

And the Daily Star Sunday splashes with a “scandal” regarding overweight armed forced personnel, under a headline of “He ain’t half fat, Mum”.

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