Newspaper review: Cameron's gangs crackdown scrutinised

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The government's plans to get tough on gang leaders following the English riots dominate the Sunday papers.

The Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph carry similar headlines reflecting the prime minister's tough approach to gangs.

"Cameron: It's time for zero tolerance", the Telegraph says, while the Times leads with, "PM to make life 'hell' for gangs".

The Sunday Times says the first task is to restore and maintain law and order.

David Cameron tells the Sunday Telegraph of plans to reclaim the streets.

In an interview with the paper, he says he will be unveiling measures in coming months to fight crime and tackle rioters, looters and gangs.

The Observer's main story says senior Liberal Democrats have called for an end to "knee-jerk" reactions such as cutting the benefits of rioters.

The Sunday Express finds it hard to recall in recent memory a week that has been quite so bleak for Britain.

The Express says a poll for the paper shows an overwhelming majority want National Service brought back to save thugs from a life of urban violence.

The Sunday People believes the nation has rightly demanded tough justice and rough punishment for the rioters.

Mark Austin, in the Sunday Mirror , feels as if the country was collectively mugged.

The The Sunday Times says the decent majority, with their actions of kindness and heroism, easily trumped the violent minority.

The Mail on Sunday says ministers are locked in a battle with Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell over taxpayer-funded credit cards.

It says he is being blamed for blocking moves to reveal the true extent of official's spending on the cards.

Many front pages cover England's win over India in the Third Test, which made it the number one Test nation.

In the Sunday Times , Michael Parkinson says the win lifts the spirits of the country in an otherwise terrible week.

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