What the papers say – September 3
Brexit and the possibility of a general election dominate Tuesday’s front pages.
Tuesday’s showdown over whether Britain will have an early election predictably dominates the nation’s papers.
The Daily Telegraph says Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call a snap election for October 14 if parliament votes to “seize control of Brexit” from him on Tuesday.
The Independent also highlights a likely October 14 election, while also pointing to the other key date under discussion, with rebel MPs proposing a law demanding a three-month Brexit deadline until January 31.
The Guardian calls it “Johnson’s ultimatum” as he tells MPs that if they block his no-deal Brexit plan he will call an election.
Guardian front page, Tuesday 3 September 2019 - Johnson’s ultimatum: back me or face a snap Brexit election pic.twitter.com/rUHssO7TiU— The Guardian (@guardian) September 2, 2019
And The Times and the Daily Mail go the same way.
The Times 3/9/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) September 2, 2019
Boris Johnson spoke outside 10 Downing Street to insist again his plan was to leave the EU next month, "no ifs or buts". Photo : Times Photographer Richard Pohle.#thetimes #tomorrowspaperstoday #brexit @thetimes pic.twitter.com/8rcSlRNVPD
The i conveys events similarly, reporting also on Mr Johnson’s defiant vow that the UK will leave the EU on October 31, “no ifs, no buts”.
The Sun says Mr Johnson has tried to warn rebel MPs not to force an early election.
And the Daily Mirror cheekily mixes the possible election with news that a rescue dog has moved into Number 10, running with the headline: “Brexit dog’s dinner”.
The Metro also combines both those stories on its front page.
Meanwhile, the Financial Times leads with news that the chairman of Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco has been replaced.
And the Daily Star again proves a Brexit and election-free zone, with their front page reporting on a boy who went blind for a lack of fruit and vegetables.