What the papers say – December 3

Brexit continues to dominate the front pages on Monday at the start of another difficult week for the Prime Minister.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Theresa May’s chief Brexit adviser warned her that the customs backstop would be a “bad outcome” for Britain.

The paper says it has seen a letter from Oliver Robbins, in which the negotiator said there was no legal “guarantee” that Britain would be able to break off from the backstop, potentially leaving the UK trapped in a customs union with the European Union.

The Times says Mrs May faced fresh pressure as the DUP threatened to abandon her in a confidence vote if she failed to get her Brexit deal through Parliament.

Labour has also warned it would push for a general election if her plan is rejected in the Commons, the Metro says.

“Parliament versus Downing Street”, reads the headline of the i, as it leads on demands for the Government to release the full legal advice on the Withdrawal Agreement.

Meanwhile, the Daily Express reports that growing calls from Remainer MPs to stage a second Brexit referendum were attacked as a “gross betrayal of democracy”.

In other news, The Guardian leads on an investigation into racism in Britain which it says lays bare the extent of racial bias faced by minority ethnic citizens.

The Daily Mirror asks its readers to join a Christmas appeal to help feed starving families, while the Daily Mail also features its latest campaign, which aims to recruit an army of NHS volunteers.

The Independent features the newspaper’s owner Evgeny Lebedev and Sir Elton John taking HIV tests as it vows to build a world without Aids.

Elsewhere, the Financial Times reports that Royal Dutch Shell will set carbon emissions targets next year and link them to executive pay following pressure from shareholders.

The Sun claims the mother of Baby P has been granted contact with her children.

And the Daily Star says concerns have been raised for Johnny Vegas after he appeared to collapse on stage.