Newspaper headlines: May’s final gamble and Jamie’s ‘kitchen nightmare’

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Newspaper headlines: May’s final gamble and Jamie’s ‘kitchen nightmare’


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Theresa May’s announcement that MPs will get a vote on a “new” Brexit deal leads most of Wednesday’s papers. The Guardian says the PM’s “final desperate attempt” to patch together a parliamentary majority for her plan appears to have backfired.

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The i suggests Theresa May’s move amounts to “another fine mess”. Brexiteers who previously voted for the bill say the plan is “muddled” while Labour signalled it would reject it, the paper notes.

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The Daily Telegraph highlights the calls from some Tories for Theresa May to resign. With the headline “Desperate, deluded, doomed”, the paper says she angered them by “caving in” to Labour demands to give MPs a vote on holding a “confirmatory” ballot on her deal.

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According to the Sun, the prime minister is facing a new “coup”. The paper says senior Tory backbenchers will to try to force a confidence vote in Mrs May at a meeting later.

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The Times says Tory leadership contender Boris Johnson is among those against Mrs May’s deal. It adds that Brexit supporting cabinet ministers were expected to urge the PM to abandon her “irresponsible last throw of the dice” and allow her successor to find a way through the impasse.

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The Daily Express sums up Mrs May’s move by saying it was a last-ditch bid to win backing for her Brussels deal as her enemies circled. The Express also joins several front pages in reporting the collapse of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group.

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The Daily Mail also highlights “Jamie’s kitchen nightmare”. On Theresa May’s problems, the Mail says the PM’s Brexit deal is “hanging by a thread”.

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The Financial Times describes Theresa May’s offer of a new deal as her “final big gamble” as prime minister. On Jamie Oliver, the FT says the restaurant group is the latest victim of Britain’s struggling High Street.

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The Metro says Theresa May’s move sparked anger among Brexit-supporting Tory backbenchers. She was losing support from her own side within minutes of the announcement, it adds.

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Away from Brexit, Wednesday’s Daily Mirror is a special issue focusing on issues affecting young people. The lead story in the “next gen edition” – put together by teenage reporters – is on cyber-bullying, and Prince William’s call for more safeguards to be introduced.

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And for its lead story the Daily Star focuses on the defamation case brought by Johnny Depp against his former wife Amber Heard, who has accused the Hollywood star of domestic abuse.

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