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What the papers say – July 11

Brexit “turmoil” and Facebook fined make up the Wednesday headlines.

What the papers say – July 11
What the papers say – July 11

More fallout over the Prime Minister’s Brexit crisis – including Donald Trump’s damning verdict – and a fine for Facebook over the data scandal lead Wednesday’s papers.

Several front pages also look ahead to England’s World Cup semi-final clash against Croatia tonight.

The Times says bitter divides are emerging among pro-Brexit Conservatives as the Prime Minister suffered two further resignations on Tuesday.

The i leads with the departure of Conservative Party vice-chairs Maria Caulfield and Ben Bradley.

The Daily Mail says the Prime Minister is facing a “guerilla war” with pro-Brexit MPs insistent on her dropping her plans.

The Daily Telegraph leads with Donald Trump’s comments that Britain is in “turmoil” and that he wants to meet his “friend” Boris Johnson during the trip.

The Sun also runs with the President’s comments, in which he also said a summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin would be “easier” than meeting the Mrs May.

Meanwhile the Daily Express says the PM has told ministers to step up plans for a “no deal” Brexit.

The Guardian and the Financial Times lead with a move by Britain’s data watchdog to fine Facebook £500,000 over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

The Information Commissioner’s Office said the social media giant broke the law by failing to safeguard people’s information and failing to be transparent about how people’s data was harvested by others.

Former England star Gazza is on the front of the Daily Mirror ahead of the World Cup semi-final.

And The Independent leads with a call by the Red Cross to overhaul Britain’s immigration detention system.

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