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What the papers say – December 10

What the papers say – December 10 Photo: PA

Brexit leads many of Monday’s papers as the debate over Britain’s departure from the European Union continues in Westminster.

The Times reports that Theresa May is “facing the prospect of a leadership battle” as the 48 letters needed to trigger a contest are “likely” to be submitted. Leading the pack, the paper says, is Boris Johnson as the rivals “set out their leadership pitches” over the weekend, the paper says.

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The Daily Telegraph leads with Mrs May’s “11th-hour crisis talks” with EU leaders over the “doomed vote” on her Brexit deal. It adds that Mrs May told aides that her vote is “unwinnable”.

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The Guardian also runs with Brexit, reporting Mrs May will start a “last-ditch attempt to win over mutinous Tory MPs” with less than 48 hours before the crucial vote.

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The Financial Times leads with Crossrail, reporting on delays and cost increases on the new rail project in the south east.

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The Metro carries tributes to Grace Millane, a Briton who went missing in New Zealand with a man later charged with her murder.

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The Independent returns to Brexit, with a front page riffing on the artwork from a Sex Pistols album.

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The Daily Mirror carries a picture of I’m A Celeb winner Harry Redknapp above a story about Mrs May having “24 hours to save her job”.

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The Sun leads with allegations against a former chauffeur to the Queen.

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And the Daily Mail carries statistics suggesting drug driving is at its highest level since records began with 37 drivers a day failing tests for banned substances.

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