What the papers say – March 15
Another Brexit vote dominates the agenda.
Brexit features prominently on the front pages once again on Friday after MPs voted to delay Britain’s departure from the EU.
The Daily Telegraph runs with the headline: “One last roll of the dice”, and reports that pressure is being put on the DUP and Conservative Brexiteers to fall in behind Theresa May’s deal to avoid the risk of Article 50 having to be extended by up to two years.
The Guardian says another day of divisive votes exposed splits in the Prime Minister’s Cabinet, while Mrs May is now expected to bring her twice-defeated deal back to Parliament on Tuesday.
Guardian front page, Friday 15 March 2019: Cabinet split exposed as MPs vote overwhelmingly to delay Brexit pic.twitter.com/0DyC4UuCAO— The Guardian (@guardian) March 14, 2019
The PM must now ask Brussels for extra time to complete the necessary legislation, while EU leaders could demand Britain hold a second referendum as a condition for a longer extension, The Times reports.
The Times 15/3/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) March 14, 2019
Bryony Frost, 23, from Devon celebrates on Frodon, winning the Ryanair Chase making her the first woman to win a grade 1 jumps race at Cheltenham Festival. Photo : David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile#thetimes #tomorrowspaperstoday #cheltenhamfestival @thetimes pic.twitter.com/9MwepnflII
Next week’s third vote could be foiled by hardline Brexiteers, according to the i, while the Daily Express brands MPs as “failures” and says the Brexit delay comes after “the most wretched 994 days of obfuscation and chaotic in-fighting”.
Tomorrow's @Daily_Express front page:— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) March 14, 2019
- You have decided to delay #Brexit... what a damning indictment of our democracy
- Palace split for William and Harry #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/6SdMTja71G
Meanwhile, The Metro says the PM secured precious breathing space for her Brexit deal, while the Financial Times reports that the vote for a delay boosts her hand in pushing through her plan.
In other news, The Sun reports that One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s sister Felicite has died after a suspected heart attack.
The Daily Mail leads on former Liberal leader Lord David Steel being suspended from the Liberal Democrats.
Knife crime makes the front of the Daily Mirror, which says more than a third of criminals repeatedly charged with carrying blades are avoiding jail.
And the Daily Star reports that a TV star is on the hunt for a stranger to have a baby with.
Tomorrow's @Daily_Star front page— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) March 14, 2019
- A desperate TV star is on the hunt for a stranger to have a baby with
- Madeline McCann shocker
- Girl, 8, to cop: I’ll
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