What the papers say – May 9

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Repercussions from Thursday’s elections continue to feature in Sunday’s papers with reports of a further push for Scottish independence and a Labour “civil war” both making headlines.

The Sunday Times carries a preview of the Queen’s Speech with the paper reporting the Government will set out a “live local and prosper” agenda, ensuring people can find well-paid work in “red wall areas” and do not have to move to cities.

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The Sunday Telegraph reports on the Scottish National Party falling short of a clear majority and “bloodletting” in Labour after disappointment in Hartlepool and local elections.

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Events in Scotland lead The Independent, with the paper saying Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “heading for a constitutional clash” with Nicola Sturgeon over an independence referendum.

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Mr Johnson urging Ms Sturgeon to join “Team UK” to tackle the legacy of the pandemic leads the Mail on Sunday, and the Sunday Express says Mr Johnson has promised a “brighter future” after his government was buoyed by election results.

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Labour pains lead The Observer, with Angela Rayner’s dismissal as party chair making the front page.

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The cost of Covid tests for families looking to travel abroad on holiday this summer leads the Sunday Mirror, with the paper saying they could be more pricey than people’s flights and accommodation.

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The Sunday People leads on a campaign to fund stem cell treatment for a nine-year-old.

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And the Daily Star on Sunday writes about a woman who says she has been abducted by aliens 52 times.

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