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What the papers say – December 15

What the papers say – December 15 Photo: PA

Theresa May’s bruising “bust-up” in Brussels leads a swathe of Saturday’s papers.

The Guardian says Mrs May has been left “brutally exposed” after she returned from Brussels “empty-handed” following her last-ditch attempt to secure legal concessions on the Irish backstop.

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A “robust” exchange between Mrs May and EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, in which she reportedly admonished him for calling her “nebulous”, was caught on camera, the Daily Telegraph says.

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Mr Juncker was accused of showing “disrespect” to Mrs May, the Daily Express reports.

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The PM has threatened to “crash” the deal if the EU does not give ground, the Financial Times says.

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The Times says a majority of Cabinet ministers view the PM’s deal as “dead” and are discussing alternative options – including a second referendum.

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Some senior Tories have told the PM to open talks with Labour in a final bid to save the deal, The Independent reports.

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In other Brexit news, The Sun says EU chiefs plan to charge Britons £6 to visit the bloc in future.

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Meanwhile, away from Brexit, the Daily Mail reports on drastic Christmas sales measures taken by high street retailers to keep afloat.

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And the Daily Mirror leads with the case of a fraudster who lied about having terminal cancer to swindle her husband and family out of £250,000.

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