While the front-page headlines suggest yet another battle for Theresa May – this time over her refusal to release the full Brexit legal advice – the PM comes out fighting.
The Sunday Times leads on details of the legal advice – according to its sources – that it suggests could “sink” her, but also carries an interview with Mrs May, in which she warns ministers plotting behind her back that there’s “only one deal on the table”.
The prime minister says the nine days before MPs vote on her Brexit deal will be among the “most significant” in the country’s history in recent years, and that defeat for her agreement will lead to more uncertainty and division.
If that comes to pass, says the Observer, a group inside the shadow cabinet is pushing Labour to prepare to campaign for a possible second Brexit referendum.
Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, urges Leave supporters to get behind the Brexit deal.
The country, he says, is “within touching distance of breaking free from the EU”, and he doesn’t want to be left wondering “how we managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory”.
An image of a masked “yellow vest” protester, brandishing a French flag as he mans a barricade, fills the front page of the Sunday Telegraph.
“Rioters set Paris ablaze… again” runs a headline in the Sunday Times.
Meanwhile, in the French media, Le Figaro describes how the violent anti-government protests in Paris were repeated on the streets of Tours and Marseilles.
For Liberation, the demonstrations took place in an “atmosphere of insurrection”. According to Le Monde, a police union has called for a state of emergency to be declared – an option which the Interior Minister said he would consider.
“The man who ended the Cold War without a shot,” is how the Sunday Mirror remembers the former US President, George HW Bush, following his death at the age of 94.
The online Independent believes the 41st President wrought great achievements but never quite understood the “pitiless frivolity of US politics”. At his zenith, it says, he shone in the international firmament. But, at home, his grasp was never so sure, and his single term in the White House ended “in controversy and bitter defeat”.
In the Houston Observer, the former Secretary of State, James Baker, describes his close friend’s last words, which came when the former president told his son, George W Bush, that he loved him.
The New York Times says Mr Bush’s final days were “remarkably peaceful”, after an eventful life which took him from the skies of the Pacific during the Second World War to the Oval Office at the end of the Cold War.
“It was as gentle a passing as I think you could expect anyone to have,” the paper quotes Mr Baker as saying.
In other news…
The Sunday Telegraph highlights a warning by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, that many Christians in the Middle East are facing “the worst situation since the Mongol invasions of the 13th Century”.
Calling on the British government to accept more refugees, he says Christians in the region face the daily threat of violence and prejudice.
Finally, the Mail on Sunday says avocados – the super-food that became the staple of trendy cafes everywhere – are being dropped from some menus.
A cafe owner who serves up to 1,000 of them a week says she can no longer justify using ingredients which have been flown thousands of miles to get here.
“It may turn out to be the worst business decision I have ever made,” she tells the paper, “but at the moment, my customers support me.”