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What the papers say – October 2

Boris Johnson and the Brexit news dominate today’s front pages.

A collection of British newspapers
A collection of British newspapers

By PA reporters

The prime minister telling the EU to take it or leave it and the Duchess of Sussex suing the Mail on Sunday are among stories making headlines on Wednesday.

The Times splashes with a story saying “Prince Harry launched an unprecedented attack on the tabloid press … accusing it of waging a ruthless campaign against his wife that has left him a ‘silent witness’ to her suffering.”

The Sun says there are just 10 days left for the UK to agree a deal with the EU, while The Independent says Boris Johnson is prepared to walk away from the EU without a deal.

The Daily Telegraph reports Mr Johnson will propose “two borders for four years” to solve the Irish backstop by keeping Northern Ireland partly in the single market until 2025.

Meanwhile, the says the UK has asked for total secrecy on Brexit negotiations, with most cabinet ministers kept in the dark on detail.

According to The Guardian, Mr Johnson will lay out details of his final Brexit offer today, “setting up a high-stakes fortnight with a threat that if the EU27 fail to engage, he will press ahead with no deal”.

The Daily Mirror reports on alleged events involving Tory politicians, saying it is a “horror show” at the Conservative Party conference.

The Daily Mail says Mr Johnson’s message to the EU is “take it or leave it,” while the Daily Express and the Metro take a similar line.

The Financial Times reports on how China’s 70th anniversary celebrations have been overshadowed by violence in Hong Kong.

And, according to the Daily Star, bakery chain Greggs is stockpiling sausage rolls to make sure they don’t run our after Brexit.

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