The Paris climate deal – how did the British press react?

If this was an historic deal, most of the papers clearly didn't agree.

Oliver Huitson
14 December 2015

Only one paper led with the deal, the Observer:


While the Independent at least had a sizeable splash:


The Sunday Times granted a small slot in the bottom right corner of the front page:



The Sunday Telegraph led with Cameron's climbdown in EU negotiations and a plot to oust Corbyn:



At the Express there was the more pressing issue of roadwork clearance:



While the Mail on Sunday led with a story on jihadis:



The Sunday Mirror opened with Kylie, Cheryl, and Gordon Banks' cancer fight:



The Sun on Sunday showed typical gravitas, with boobs, a Bieber threesome, Rooney and a Tyson Fury romp:



And finally the Daily Star Sunday led with the scoop that Simon Cowell is very angry with the people that burgled him:


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