It appears we have two children in charge of Brexit, one who will not listen to anyone elses point a view and the other one spits his dummy out and walks away from meetings!

‘It’s not my fault’ – what the papers say as May blames MPs over Brexit

Front pages react after the prime minister says it’s her and the people against parliament

Front pages of the UK papers on Thursday 21 March 2019
 Front pages of the UK papers on Thursday 21 March 2019. Composite: Various

Theresa May’s televised appeal to voters is the focus of much of the front page coverage today.

The Guardian’s splash is: “May: don’t blame me for Brexit crisis, blame MPs”. The paper calls the PM “defiant … as she blamed squabbling MPs for delaying Brexit” but says she faces a “furious backlash” from “infuriated backbenchers” who have called for her resignation.

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The Guardian

The Telegraph – “May ‘on bended knee’ to the EU” – focuses on the response from Conservative Eurosceptics, who warn “Theresa May risks leading Britain to ‘national humiliation’ by going on ‘bended knee’ to the EU and asking for a Brexit delay”. The paper quotes Iain Duncan Smith who asks: “Why are we begging for things we don’t need?”

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Thursday’s TELEGRAPH: May ‘on bended knee’ to the EU


The Mirror’s headline is: “It’s not my fault”. The paper calls the prime minister “arrogant” and says it is “deluded defiance” to blame everyone apart from herself.

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Daily Mirror



Tomorrow’s front page: It’s not my fault

The Sun’s front page depicts Theresa May as Wolfie Smith, Robert Lindsay’s character from sitcom Citizen Smith, raising her fist in a Marxist salute under the headline “Power to the people”.

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The Sun



Tomorrow’s front page: Theresa May launched a furious attack on warring MPs over the Brexit stalemate – as she assured voters: “I’m on your side” 

he paper says the PM is not arrogant or deluded but “furious” – “I’m on YOUR side … not warring MPs’” is its account of May’s address to voters, saying she “laid the blame squarely on parliament” and would give “MPs one final chance to pass her EU deal”.

The i lays things out simply under the headline: “Brexit blame game”, saying: “Prime minster accuses parliament of thwarting the people and says applying for Brexit extenson is ‘a matter of great personal regret’”.

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Thursday’s front page: Brexit blame game as Theresa May accuses MPs of thwarting will of the people


i’m on your side”.

The paper says May made “a dramatic television address” in her “quest to end the Brexit crisis” and warned “bickering MPs to get on with it”.

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Daily Express



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The Daily Mail warns the country: “We’re on a no deal knife edge”. It calls May’s TV plea a “dramatic” attempt to salvage Brexit and focuses on what might happen now, saying the country is only eight days from leaving the EU with no deal. The paper characterises the opposition leader walking out of discussions this way: “Corbyn flounces out of crunch talks”.

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Thursday’s MAIL: We’re on a no deal knife edge


The FT focuses on the PM’s desperation: “May pleads with rival parties to save deal as EU issues ultimatum”. It reports: “Theresa May pleaded with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn yesterday to help save her Brexit deal, as EU leaders prepared to issue an ultimatum to MPs: back the prime minister next week or risk crashing out of the EU on March 29.”

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Thursday’s FT: May pleads with rival parties to save deal as EU issues ultimatum
The Times – “Voters back my Brexit plan, May warns MPs” – quotes heavily from her address, which the paper says was “designed to deflect blame” and an attempt “to turn voters’ anger on to MPs”.

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Thursday’s TIMES: Voters back my Brexit plan, May warns MPs

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