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What the papers say – January 10

A day of Westminster drama leads many of the papers.

What the papers say – January 10 (PA)
What the papers say – January 10 (PA)

Brexit leads the papers on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May offered MPs new assurances over the backstop if they back her deal.

In a dramatic day in Westminster, MPs also backed an amendment requiring Mrs May to set out a Plan B if her Withdrawal Agreement falls in the Commons.

The Times leads on Mrs May’s Brexit plans, which the paper says are in “tatters” after Conservative remainers discussed an alternative with their Labour colleagues.

The Daily Telegraph leads on criticism of Speaker John Bercow, who is said to have “seized control” of the Brexit process from Mrs May.

The Guardian runs with reports of Mrs May’s power “ebbing away” after “another humiliating defeat”, as her room for manoeuvre was lessened if her deal falls.

The Financial Times also leads on Brexit, with Mrs May forced to draw up a Plan B should the Government lose the vote next week.

The Metro leads on the divorce of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.

While the i claims that Mrs May is “losing control of Brexit”.

The Independent says that MPs are planning a push for a second referendum.

The Daily Mirror says Mrs May has “caved in” on workers’ rights to save her deal.

The Sun says the Speaker was “out of order” as MPs accused him of trying to “scupper Brexit”.

The Daily Mail runs with a similar theme, saying he is a “disgrace to his office”.

The Daily Express accuses Mr Bercow of “flouting rules to thwart Brexit”.

While the Daily Star carries a story about Rio Ferdinand’s fiancee’s mental health.

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