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What the papers say – January 21

Brexit, the Duke of Edinburgh, cervical cancer and the Spice Girls are on the fronts.

What the papers say – January 21 (PA)
What the papers say – January 21 (PA)

As Theresa May heads to the Commons to update MPs on her Brexit plans, the issue leads several of the papers.

The Queen also features on a few of the fronts, with reports looking at the fallout from the Duke of Edinburgh’s car crash.

The Prime Minister halted cross-party talks to find a compromise on Sunday night, opting instead to go back to Brussels in a bid for more concessions, The Times reports.

Mrs May’s decision to not lay out a substantive Plan B will put her on a collision course with Parliament, the Financial Times says.

The i says backbenchers are hoping to wrest control of the process.

International Trade Secretary and leading Brexiteer Liam Fox has warned Parliament has not got the right to “hijack” Britain’s EU departure, the Daily Express says.

The Daily Telegraph says the Prime Minister could consider amending the Good Friday Agreement in order to break the deadlock over the Irish border.

In other Brexit news, The Independent leads with warnings by charities that tens of thousands of EU nationals living in Britain could become “undocumented migrants”.

The Daily Mirror leads with the latest on Philip’s crash, reporting that the Queen sent a message of concern to one of the women hurt in the incident, although there has been no apology from the duke.

The Metro also leads with Philip’s handling of the incident.

In other news, The Guardian has investigated the working conditions and pay of women in Bangladesh who make T-shirts for celebrity campaigns.

The Daily Mail leads with warnings that embarrassment is stopping millions of women taking potentially life-saving smear tests for cervical cancer.

And Ant McPartlin has told The Sun how presenting partner Declan Donnelly was angry at him following his drink-drive crash.



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