Newspaper headlines: Reaction to lorry deaths the focus on front pages

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Watch the best moments in England's win over All Blacks

England's rugby heroes are celebrated on every front page but one, with Ben Youngs and Manu Tuilagi in a roaring embrace the stand-out image.

The Sunday Times proclaims their World Cup semi-final victory over New Zealand to be one of the finest performances in English rugby history.

The Sunday Telegraph says the team are "one step from glory" and the Sun on Sunday proclaims "final here we scrum".

The Daily Star goes as far as to claim that beating the mighty All Blacks was "Japaneasy", while the Mail on Sunday suggests the England team be sent to sort out Brexit. cWith MP's due to vote on holding a general election on Monday, the Sunday Mirror warns that the country should not give in to Boris Johnson just because it's tired of Brexit... saying it would be like saying in 1944 that "we couldn't be bothered with D-Day because the Second World War was getting tiresome".

The paper even raises the spectre of voters trooping to polling stations on Boxing Day reporting a No 10 source as saying the possibility of an election being held during Christmas week "hasn't been ruled out".

'Power struggle'

According to the Sunday Times, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's inner circle is "at war" over whether to back an early election.

The paper says the party's elections chief Karie Murphy is "locked in a power struggle" with shadow chancellor John McDonnell over both whether to back an election, and how it should be fought.

The Mail on Sunday is reporting that rebel Labour MPs have set up a WhatsApp group to plot against Mr Corbyn - it says the group is called Clause One, after the party constitution's commitment to be a political force in Parliament, because they fear the party is losing sight of its mission.

Should the prime minister succeed in getting a snap election, the Sunday Telegraph reports that ministers have been advised there would not be enough time to extend the vote to 16 and 17-year-olds.

The paper says that appears to scotch plans by Labour and the SNP to table an amendment to extend voting rights.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has rejected Boris Johnson's election call unless the PM takes a no-deal Brexit off the table

Many of the papers report suggestions that the 39 people found dead in a lorry in Essex may have been part of a wider operation to smuggle up to 100 people into the country, with two other lorries possibly completing similar journeys.

The Mail on Sunday says that the way to ensure such a tragedy doesn't happen again is for the UK to be better at speedily returning illegal arrivals back to their home countries - to deter others from trying.

The paper leads with the words of a man it claims is a people smuggler.

It says the man, living in East London, "laughed off the fate of the 39 migrants", and told an undercover reporter that it was "the luck of the draw".

'Wake-up call'

The paper says the man offered to arrange for the reporter to be smuggled into the UK in a lorry from Belgium, for a payment of £14,000.

The Sunday Times says the tragedy is a "wake-up call", and says anti-slavery legislation is ineffective unless Britain's borders are properly policed.

The Observer warns that the UK could face being excluded from Europe's anti-trafficking unit once it leaves the EU.

It quotes sources from Europol - which runs the unit - saying it was unclear what future the links with British Police would be, calling it a "bleak prospect".

Writing in the same paper, the Archbishop of York John Sentamu says it should remind us that Britain has long offered sanctuary to the oppressed, and calls for the country to embrace a national policy of welcome.

The Sunday Telegraph leads with "Bercow in row over bullying stitch-up".

Officials, who have complained about the behaviour of John Bercow, say that new procedures to deal with complaints have been brought in too late, with the Speaker of the House of Commons due to step down from his role on Thursday.

A spokesman for Mr Bercow said he'd always denied bullying.

'Bercstop' says the Sun on Sunday, looking forward to his retirement - it says Labour's Sir Lindsay Hoyle is the favourite to take over.

However the Mail on Sunday's Harry Cole says there's a plot amongst Remainer MPs to install Labour's Harriet Harman.

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Labour MP Harriet Harman has been linked with the Commons Speaker role

The Sunday Times' lead sees Boris Johnson on the wrong end of a high tackle from the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Justin Welby tells the paper that the prime minister's use of "inflammatory language" risks "pouring petrol" on a country divided by Brexit.

That message is echoed by the Remain campaigner Gina Miller.

The Sunday Mirror reports that a crowdfunding page purportedly set up to pay for a hitman to murder Ms Miller, is being investigated by the police.

She tells the paper that politicians have to realise that "incendiary language has consequences".

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Campaigner Gina Miller and Archbishop Welby have issued warnings over the use of language

A call by Mr Johnson for Remainers to "stop holding Britain hostage" is the headline on the front of the Sunday Express, as MPs prepare to vote on whether to hold a general election.

The comments are reported by most of the papers, with general agreement that Mr Johnson looks set to lose the vote.

But according to the Sunday Express, the government will bring back the vote every day next week to show that the Labour Party is "running scared".

The Mail on Sunday says that will be backed up by a social media campaign to encourage voters to demand their MP's back plans to go to the polls.

The Sunday Times says the latest opinion polls suggest the PM's combative approach appears to be working.

North West western

The Sunday Mirror has the surprising revelation that the first Western ever made was filmed in Lancashire. Kidnapping by Indians, which was shot in woods around Blackburn and released in 1899, has been certified as the first example of the genre.

The paper adds that it's not the only link between the Western and the North West... as the famous outlaw Butch Cassidy was born in Preston.

And finally, the Sunday Times reports that ornithologists are getting into a flap about a 500 piece M&S "British birds" jigsaw.

It turns out nearly a quarter of birds featured - such as the California quail and Asian white-breasted waterhen - aren't actually British. M&S says the product is being "reviewed" and knocked £1.60 off the price.