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Boris Johnson 'snapping' on October election date makes front pages

Newspapers splash on Boris Johnson's 'snap' election. Credit: The Sun

Tuesday’s showdown over whether Britain will have an early election predictably dominates the nation’s papers.

The Daily Telegraph says Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call a snap election for October 14 if parliament votes to “seize control of Brexit” from him on Tuesday.

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The Independent also highlights a likely October 14 election, while also pointing to the other key date under discussion, with rebel MPs proposing a law demanding a three-month Brexit deadline until January 31.

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The Guardian calls it “Johnson’s ultimatum” as he tells MPs that if they block his no-deal Brexit plan he will call an election.

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And The Times and the Daily Mail go the same way.

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The i conveys events similarly, reporting also on Mr Johnson’s defiant vow that the UK will leave the EU on October 31, “no ifs, no buts”.

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The Sun says Mr Johnson has tried to warn rebel MPs not to force an early election.

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And the Daily Mirror cheekily mixes the possible election with news that a rescue dog has moved into Number 10, running with the headline: “Brexit dog’s dinner”.

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The Metro also combines both those stories on its front page.

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Meanwhile, the Financial Times leads with news that the chairman of Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco has been replaced.

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And the Daily Star again proves a Brexit and election-free zone, with their front page reporting on a boy who went blind for a lack of fruit and vegetables.

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