What the papers say – April 10
Brexit dominates the fronts.
Brexit leads most of Wednesday’s papers as EU leaders gather in Brussels for another crunch summit when they will be asked to sign off on a second extension.
Britain’s departure from the bloc is set to be delayed by up to a year after the Prime Minister was warned her proposal of another short extension was too much of a “risk”, the Daily Telegraph says.
Theresa May was told ahead of the summit that she needs to present a “clear plan with credible political backing”, The Independent reports.
The rebuff comes despite Mrs May visiting the leaders of France and Germany on Tuesday in an effort to persuade them to back her proposal, The Guardian says.
Guardian front page, 10 April 2019: May's hopes dashed as EU targets longer Brexit delay pic.twitter.com/aYdbk0wnU8— The Guardian (@guardian) April 9, 2019
The Metro reports that French president Emmanuel Macron is expected to push for the longer delay to Brexit.
But he has been urged not to “humiliate” Mrs May as the price of granting a long extension, The Times reports.
The Times 10/4/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) April 9, 2019
Theresa May meets Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on the eve of a European summit to decide on the postponement of the Brexit date. 9/4/2019. Photo : Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images#thetimes #tomorrowspaperstoday #brexit #gettyimages @thetimes pic.twitter.com/xY5ih8UZN2
The Daily Mail says a year’s delay to Brexit is a humiliating prospect and tough conditions are likely to be attached.
Among these will be a refusal to reopen the controversial withdrawal agreement, the Daily Express reports.
Tomorrow's @Daily_Express front page— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) April 9, 2019
- Brussels boss tells PM to accept one-year delay in hope Britain will rethink #Brexit leading us to ask - will we ever escape EU's clutches?
- Royal role for unknown actress as she gets set to play Princess Diana#tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/MwkNzxQmRn
Back in Westminster, a third of Tory MPs defied a Government whip to vote against an extension to Article 50 in the Commons, the i reports.
In other news, the Daily Mirror leads with a report on MPs’ houses.
The Sun reports on a prank involving former foreign secretary Boris Johnson.
And the Daily Star says Chinese consumers are buying up British pork, increasing costs for customers.
Tomorrow's @Daily_Star front page— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) April 9, 2019
- Save our bacon! Butties at risk as China grabs Brit pork 🥓
- Dawn Neesom says racist ducks furore is 'quackers' 🦆
- #Corrie Amanda is saved by 999 crew 🙌#frontpages #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/e8OpuUSt0s