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Sunday Papers – The Brexit Conundrum

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In today’s briefing update, much of the Sunday papers front pages focus is on Brexit. 

Boris Johnson refuses to sign the letter he’s sent to the Eu asking for a Brexit delay. 

The prime minister fights “Brexit wreckers” with defiant letters. 

The PM won’t allow there to be Brexit delays despite humiliating defeat in the Commons. 

Boris “humiliated” by “house of fools” after Commons defeat. 

Eastenders star now working as security in a shop. 

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JOHNSON REFUSES TO SIGN BREXIT DELAY LETTER

The Sunday Telegraph says the PM complied with a law imposed on him by opponents, requesting a Brexit delay. But he sent “an unsigned photocopy” of the delay request along with a note saying he will continue to seek MPs’ backing for his deal. Mr Johnson sent a second letter, this one signed, saying he believes a delay would be a mistake. 

Read the full story on The Sunday Telegraph

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BORIS FIGHTS ‘BREXIT WRECKERS’ WITH THREE DEFIANT LETTERS TO EU

The Sunday Times reports Boris Johnson’s “uncompromising response” to the Commons defeat opens up a “new front” in the battle for Brexit. “No 10 officials expressed hope that EU leaders could take until an emergency summit on October 28 to even respond- buying Johnson crucial time to pass the deal,” the paper suggests.  

Read the full story on The Sunday Times

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NO DELAYS, VOWS JOHNSON AFTER HUMILIATING COMMONS DEFEAT

The Observer says Saturday was a “humiliating” defeat for the PM after MPs backed an amendment that “withholds approval” for his Breit deal until legislation implementing it has been passed. The amendment, brought forward by former Tory cabinet minister Sir Oliver Letwin is aimed at ruling out a no-deal Brexit. The front splash shows protesters in the Capital demanding a referendum on the final deal. And reacted with jubilation when news of the vote filtered through. 

Read the full story on The Guardian

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SATURDAY COMMONS DRAMA: HUMILIATED

The Sunday Mirror says despite his ploy on sending EU letters with contradictory messages, there are fresh doubts Mr Johson will get his deal approved. The paper says the prime minister was “humiliated” and reports he has been “forced to beg” the EU for a delay. 

Read the full story on The Sunday Mirror

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THE HOUSE OF FOOLS

The Mail on Sunday is unimpressed by the Commons defeat, dubbing the Commons “the house of fools” for its front page. The paper says the defeat … “was the moment an exasperated nation let out a collective howl of frustration.”

Read the full story on the Daily Mail 

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WHY WON’T THEY LET US LEAVE?

The Sunday Express complains “why won’t they let us leave?” on their front page. It says in the prime minister’s letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, he has requested EU leaders “send MPs a message” asking them to reconsider their decision. 

Read the full story on the Daily Express

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EASTENDERS STAR WORKS IN SHOP

The Daily Star Sunday’s front page is Brexit free. Instead, they report that Katie Jarvis, who played Hayley Slater in Eastenders, is working as a security guard in a discount shop. 

Read the full story on the Daily Star

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UK Weather Forecast

Sunday 20th October 2019

Sunrise 07:35
Sunset 18:00

Today

Dry for many with bright or sunny spells and areas of cloud. However, there will be some scattered showers, particularly for north-east England and northern Scotland. Windy for northern Scotland.

Tonight

Much of the UK will remain dry with clear intervals, although a few showers will continue to affect north-east England and northern Scotland. Rain will also edge into south-east England later.

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Brexit: The super Saturday Commons defeat

In today’s special feature we look at the recent Brexit developments following the government’s Saturday Commons defeat. 

The Daily Express reports BBC veteran reporter Andrew Neil has perfectly explained how Remainer MPs will never allow Brexit to happen. Taking to Twitter, the Daily Express says Neil has analysed the bizarre turn of events that led the PM being forced to beg for a Brexit extension. The paper suspects Neil to be in support of the UK leaving the EU. And he sums up the emergence of the controversial Letwin amendment that won a vote of 322 to 306 blocking a meaningful vote on the prime minister’s deal. He said: “The Benn Act, forcing government to seek Brexit deadline extension in event of no deal, was drawn up in expectation of no deal. But Mr Johnson produced a deal.” The paper adds the defeat means there is no end to the UK’s relentless Brexit journey. 

The National reports the prime minister is acting like a ‘spoilt brat’ over Brexit extension letters. After the letter asking for a Brexit delay was sent to the EU, Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: “I told the Prime Minister to obey the law and despite his petulant posturing and bluster he finally has – he’s asked for an extension.”The Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said: “He may well be in contempt of Parliament or the courts themselves because he’s clearly trying to undermine the first letter and not signing the letter. He’s behaving a bit like a spoilt brat. Parliament made a decision, he should abide by it and this idea that you send another letter contradicting the first, I think it flies in the face of what both Parliament and the courts have decided.”

Sky News says ‘super Saturday’ defeat is no doubt a humiliation for Boris Johnson. They say they first Saturday sitting of Parliament on 40 years morphed into a scrambling-for-plan-B kind of day. They note it was supposed to be the PM’s big day. But it became less “do or die” and more debate and delay after the government was defeated. They say for all his political foot-stamping, the legal reality is that Mr Johnson has now complied with the Benn Act and his government has triggered an extension request that the EU is now considering. And after a successful EU council and effective lobbying operation to push Brexiteer MPs across the line, No 10 seemed blindsided by the Lewtin amendment. 

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