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What the papers say – January 9

Britain’s departure from the EU leads many Wednesday papers.

What the papers say – January 9 (PA)
What the papers say – January 9 (PA)

Brexit is back on the fronts of the papers on Wednesday while drone problems at Heathrow also feature.

The Daily Telegraph writes that Conservative rebels have begun a “guerrilla war”, saying they have “drawn first blood” after restricting the powers Theresa May would have in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The Guardian contains an opinion piece on the front, saying it was time to “go back to the people” on Brexit as Mrs May faces a “concerted campaign of parliamentary warfare”.

The Financial Times also carries a Brexit-tinged tale, after Brussels warned IAG its plans for flying around Europe post Britain’s departure may not work in the event of no deal.

The Metro leads on drones, after flights were grounded at Heathrow on Tuesday.

The i leads on “vile abuse” and “death threats” to which MPs are being subjected.

The Independent reports on “brinkmanship” over Brexit, after Mrs May said the country would leave with no deal if the Commons does not approve her blueprint.

The Daily Mirror carries a story about serial killer Levi Bellfield after a TV drama prompted three potential sex assault victims to come forward.

The Sun runs with an investigation into people smuggling with one man “boasting” to the paper that he had helped 300 migrants across the Channel.

The Daily Mail reports that a man who “repeatedly hounds” Anna Soubry over Brexit “has links to Ukip”.

The Daily Express claims Mrs May’s Brexit push “suffered a blow” after the Government was defeated over an amendment to Budget legislation.

And the Daily Star leads with back problems for Kelly Brook.

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