What the papers say – November 21

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Migration, political machinations and allegedly “vicious” royal briefing wars are splashed across the front pages on Sunday.

The Sunday Telegraph reports the migrant crisis has put the “Tories in peril”, with a poll showing 77% of the party’s voters have called the Government’s approach “too soft”.

Loyal Red Wall Conservative MPs have told the Sunday Express they are still backing Boris Johnson to lead them to the next General Election, but the Prime Minister has reportedly been instructed to “solve” the migration situation.

Senior Tories have urged the PM to abandon plans for many of England’s poorest pensioners to pay more for their social care or risk another “humiliating” Government u-turn, reports The Observer.

The Sunday Mirror decries the “bare-faced cheek of Boris” alongside a photograph of a maskless Mr Johnson on a crowded northern train “hit by HS2 axe”.

Meanwhile, police express fears in The Independent that terrorists are “slipping through the net” amid the pandemic after figures showed the number of people flagged for radicalisation fell by a fifth in a year.

Sajid Javid has commissioned a review into possible racial and gender bias in medical devices, according to The Sunday Times, which adds that such technology “made for white people” may have driven higher minority fatality rates in the pandemic.

Senior royals including the Queen will refuse to co-operate with the BBC after the corporation refused them an advance screening of a documentary “alleging vicious briefing wars” between members of the family, according to The Mail on Sunday.

And the Daily Star Sunday says “we’re in the grit!” for winter due to a shortage of gritter drivers and low salt reserves.

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