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What the papers say – December 14

What the papers say – December 14 Photo: PA

Theresa May’s latest trip to Brussels to discuss Brexit makes headlines on Friday, while a rise in the number of rough sleepers also features on the fronts.

The Times leads with a picture of Dutch and Belgian leaders fistbumping at the EU summit with their main story reporting that “warring factions” at the Conservative Party are undermining Mrs May’s call for unity.

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The Daily Telegraph writes that the European Union has turned a “deaf ear” to her wishes for a legally binding backstop assurance.

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The Guardian said the British Prime Minister had “pinned her hopes” on a last-ditch effort to ask the EU for help in drawing up a legal guarantee on the backstop.

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The Financial Times leads with other developments in Europe, as the European Central Bank called time on its crisis-era stimulus programme.

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The Metro leads an an increase in rough sleeping – with the paper saying 24,000 people will “have nowhere to go” at Christmas.

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The i reports the risk of a no-deal Brexit has grown as the EU did not give Mrs May a Christmas present.

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The Independent leads on both Brexit, with the paper calling it deja EU.

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The Daily Mirror says that Conservatives who have visited foodbanks have been accused of “hypocrisy”.

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The Sun reports that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are shifting away from studio-based car shows.

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The Daily Mail reports on a “bombshell” increase in council tax.

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The Daily Express leads on Brexit, reporting the PM is “talking tough” with EU leaders.

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And the Daily Star reports on schools moving away from the “traditional religious nativity”.

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