What the papers say – March 12

Theresa May’s meeting with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker leads the majority of Tuesday’s papers.

The Sun says the PM secured a “dramatic backstop breakthrough” that “breathed life into her Brexit deal”.

The Times leads with Mrs May’s call for MPs to back her “improved” deal after securing changes that she said mean the UK cannot be kept in the backstop.

The “legally binding” changes meant that the PM believes the deal can get through the Commons, the Daily Telegraph reports.

However it was not certain the changes will win over hardline Eurosceptic MPs, The Guardian says.

The plan could see Attorney General Geoffrey Cox alter his legal advice on Britain’s EU departure, the Daily Mail reports.

The Daily Express says the key concessions could see the PM clinch the vote.

But the Financial Times says EU diplomats were doubtful the concessions will be enough to get the deal over the line.

In other news the Daily Mirror leads with concerns over Boeing’s 737 Max 8 aircraft after the Ethiopia Airlines crash.

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