What the papers say – May 22
Brexit and Jamie Oliver dominate the headlines.
The Prime Minister features on many of the front pages on Wednesday after setting out last-ditch plans to get a Brexit deal through Parliament, while the collapse of Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain also makes headlines.
The Times reports that dozens of MPs have rejected Theresa May’s “new Brexit deal” and denounced it as “irresponsible”.
Tomorrow's front page : "Tories reject May's final attempt at Brexit deal"— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) May 21, 2019
Pictured : Elle Fanning on the red carpet at Cannes for the screening of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
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The PM faced calls to resign immediately after putting the prospect of a second referendum on the table, the Daily Telegraph says.
The Guardian calls it a “desperate” final attempt to break the impasse over Brexit and says her plan appeared to have backfired.
The Guardian front page, Wednesday 22 May 2019: May’s final effort to win backing falls flat as MPs reject ‘new deal’ pic.twitter.com/xamCvr0aqm— The Guardian (@guardian) May 21, 2019
The Sun echoes this sentiment, reporting that Mrs May is facing a new coup.
Tomorrow's front page: Theresa May faces a new coup after a gamble to force through her Brexit deal by offering Remainers a second referendum backfired spectacularly https://t.co/TFI1RGgdYp pic.twitter.com/HyEJZRw59F— The Sun (@TheSun) May 21, 2019
And the Daily Express says the PM took her “ultimate Brexit gamble” by offering MPs a vote on a second referendum.
Tomorrow's @Daily_Express #frontpages— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) May 21, 2019
- Besieged #TheresaMay 's last hurrah #TheresaMayStatement
- Tears as @jamieoliver 's empire goes bust #JamiesItalian
- #NikiLauda was the bravest of the brave and his death is that of a legend #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/CvJJFFYkYn
The i runs with the headline “Another fine mess”, while the Metro says Mrs May began losing support from her own side within minutes of setting out her plans in a speech.
The Financial Times leads on Brexit but also features Jamie Oliver on the front page after his restaurant group went into administration.
The Daily Mail brands it a “kitchen nightmare” for the celebrity chef.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror has produced a special “next generation” edition, which leads on cyber-bullying.
Teenagers have taken over the Daily Mirror to produce a special #MirrorNextGen edition. Here's tomorrow's front page: It's time to end online cruelty#TomorrowsPapersTodayhttps://t.co/9oyzCNoPrq pic.twitter.com/xOJoC7jIkA— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) May 21, 2019