What the papers say – February 27

Brexit dominates Wednesday’s front pages after Theresa May opened the door for a delay to Britain’s departure from the EU.

The Times says Cabinet ministers have turned on each other after the Prime Minister was forced to give MPs the chance to seek an extension to Article 50.

Two former Cabinet ministers have written in the Daily Telegraph, warning MPs that voting in favour of a delay would be voting in favour of a second referendum.

Leading Leaver Jacob Rees-Mogg has suggested Mrs May faces being drawn into a “plot to stop Brexit”, the i says.

After addressing the Commons on Tuesday, the PM has written in the Daily Mail saying she is close to winning concessions from Brussels and calls for MPs to back her deal.

The Metro and the Daily Express pick out Mrs May’s assessment that solving Brexit is “simples” – echoing the catchphrase of Compare The Market meerkat Aleksandr.

The Financial Times says the pound climbed 1.2% against the dollar to 1.312 amid some relief that a hard Brexit was less likely, while sterling hit a near two-year high against the euro at 1.162.

The Guardian focuses on Government projections that suggest the economy would be 9% weaker in the long run if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Away from Brexit, and the Daily Mirror leads with figures that suggest criminals being monitored by private probation firms have killed 225 people in the last four years.

The Sun says a murderer fighting deportation has been filmed assaulting his wife.

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