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Merkel's 30-day Brexit deadline for PM dominates the front pages

The Independent is one of many papers to focus on Brexit. Credit: PA/Twitter

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit dealings on his trip to Germany dominate Thursday’s newspapers.

In a theme common across today’s papers,The Guardian says Angela Merkel has challenged Mr Johnson to come up with a solution to avert a no-deal Brexit “in the next 30 days”, putting responsibility for stopping the UK crashing out of the EU firmly at the Conservative leader’s door, while The Mirror covers similar ground.

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The Independent also reports on Ms Merkel giving the UK a 30-day deadline for a Brexit deal, as does The Times.

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The i says the Prime Minister accepts the German Chancellor’s “very blistering timetable” to break the Irish backstop impasse.

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The Daily Express reports that Mr Johnson won a major concession from Angela Merkel last night when she gave him a month to propose an alternative to the border backstop.

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The Daily Mail says Mr Johnson received a Brexit boost after Ms Merkel said the Irish backstop could be ditched.

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The Sun leads with a story on a tanning addict who was refused a £70,000 loan for his dream home after mortgage brokers discovered his £500-a-month obsession.

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The Financial Times says falling debt costs are raising the pressure for more spending on public projects.

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