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What the papers say – October 21

Brexit divisions and a supposed royal split lead Monday’s papers.

What the papers say – October 21 (PA)
What the papers say – October 21 (PA)

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The front pages are dominated by Brexit machinations and “Bad Blood Brothers” in the royal family.

The Financial Times says Boris Johnson will today make a new attempt to win Parliament’s backing for his Brexit deal, with the paper predicting he will win the vote but the “result is on a knife edge”.

Metro reports that the PM believes he has the numbers to get his agreement approved

But the Daily Express says Labour has a “New plot to hijack Brexit” as it plans to call for a public vote, which the Daily Mail and The Times also cover with accusations from Downing Street.

Attacks, however, may be coming for the PM on all sides, with The Daily Telegraph warning that a “Rebel alliance of MPs” including former Tory Cabinet Minister Sir Oliver Letwin is threatening to derail the withdrawal agreement.

The Guardian also covers the “new alliance”, and features a quote from Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer: “if you want to work with us, our door is open”.

Labour will back a deal, according to the i, but only if a second referendum is included, which The Independent classes as a “Final Say” vote.


The Sun 
reports on a growing “rift” between William and Harry under the headline “Bad Blood Brothers”.

Workers at Amazon’s largest British facility, a depot in Essex, have told the Daily Mirror they have been “treated like slaves” as they attempt to meet their “gruelling targets”.

Britain faces searing temperatures and and “Halloween chiller” this week, according to the Daily Star.

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