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What the papers say – July 10

Brexit “day of chaos” leads the papers on Tuesday.

What the papers say – July 10
What the papers say – July 10

The departure of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary after David Davis quit as Brexit Secretary dominates Tuesday’s papers.

Mr Johnson’s resignation letter warning that the Brexit “dream is dying” is picked out by many titles on their front pages.

After a “day of chaos”, The Times says Mr Johnson has joined a rebellion against Theresa May and Downing Street is braced for further resignations.

The Daily Mail says Mr Johnson declared war on Mrs May’s plans for Brexit that were agreed by the Cabinet on Friday.

The Metro says Mr Johnson’s “blond bombshell” further undermined Mrs May, who had said the Cabinet was united after the Chequers summit.

The Daily Telegraph says the Prime Minister now faces a leadership challenge as a result of the ministerial departures.

The Daily Mirror says Mr Johnson’s “treachery” leaves Mrs May’s weak grip on power fading.

However City AM says Mrs May was applauded at a meeting of the 1922 backbench committee, with the welcome instigated by Business Secretary Greg Clark.

Meanwhile the PM has warned that removing her risks handing power to Jeremy Corbyn, The Guardian reports.

The Financial Times says Mrs May vowed to fight any bid to oust her.

However the Daily Express says Mrs May was fighting for her political life after the resignations.

The i says Brussels viewed the turmoil with scorn, describing the ministerial exits as “rats leaving a sinking ship”.

The Independent plays on the Prime Minister’s name with the headline “24 hours of Brexit Mayhem”.

And with the England’s World Cup semi-final days away, The Sun says it backs football fans in calling on politicians to “get a grip” as they try to focus on the biggest match for the country in decades.

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