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What the papers say – July 3

What the papers say – July 3

A Tory bust-up over the Prime Minister’s Brexit peace offer, England’s Colombian World Cup clash and the discovery of 12 boys and the football coach in a flooded Thailand cave lead Tuesday’s papers.

The Times says Theresa May’s attempt to establish a Cabinet ceasefire over Brexit was plunged into chaos amid infighting and suspicions over a compromise on the customs union.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson publicly backed Jacob Rees-Mogg after the eurosceptic MP warned the PM she risks the collapse of her Government if she gives too much ground to Brussels, Daily Telegraph reports.

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Meanwhile the Daily Express says “senior Tories” have made it clear they are prepared to bring down the Government if Mrs May compromises on Brexit.

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The Sun and the Daily Mirror lead with England’s first knockout match of the World Cup against Colombia on Tuesday.

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The i leads with the Thailand cave rescue, which also features on several other front pages.

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In other news, the Financial Times leads with an announcement that Tesco is to join forces with French retailer Carrefour to cut costs.

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The Guardian reports that the Government is close to increasing fuel duty for the first time in eight years.

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The Daily Mail leads with its campaign to reform business rates.

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And The Independent says there has been a surge in the number of prison officers resigning from the jobs in the last two years.

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