What the papers say – March 26
Brexit leads the agenda once again.
Another significant day for Brexit leads the majority of the papers on Tuesday.
The Times reports that Parliament seized control of Brexit after a Commons vote, with three government ministers resigning as they joined 29 Tory MPs defying a three-line whip to defeat the Government.
The Times 26/3/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) March 25, 2019
Theresa May told MP's that if they took control of Brexit they would "overturn the balance of our democratic institutions". Photo : Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament#thetimes #tomorrowspaperstoday #theresamay @thetimes pic.twitter.com/j01IA8tSnO
The Daily Telegraph says Theresa May has been left powerless after MPs backed the plan to hold votes on alternatives to her deal.
The i calls it “yet another humiliation” for the Prime Minister, while the Daily Express says Mrs May was warned that triggering a general election might be the only way to end the Brexit deadlock.
Commons takes control of Brexit. Tuesday’s @theipaper front page, late edition. Splash story here: https://t.co/p2IVD7OFA4 #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #skypapers #Brexit #Brexitshambles pic.twitter.com/1AncaaEvhC— Tim Alden (@timaldi) March 25, 2019
The Guardian reports that the PM had earlier announced she did not have the support to justify holding a third “meaningful vote” on her deal.
Guardian front page, Tuesday 26 March 2019: MPs vote to seize control of Brexit from May pic.twitter.com/w1sQZHer6J— The Guardian (@guardian) March 25, 2019
Mrs May has admitted Britain could be heading for a “slow Brexit” after Tory Eurosceptics refused again to back her plan, the Financial Times reports.
The Metro runs with the headline: “Stuck in the muddle with EU”, while The Sun claims Mrs May is in a “Mexican stand-off” with Brexiteers after she hinted at quitting in exchange for MPs passing her deal.
The Daily Mail questions whether Britain could be facing a general election after ministers suggested the chaos over Brexit could see it happening within weeks.
In other news, the Daily Mirror reports that energy firms are holding £909 million of customers’ cash after a mild winter left many in credit.
And the Daily Star claims “killer” hornets are set to invade Britain as temperatures rise.