What the papers say – March 20

The “crisis” facing the country over the expected delay to Brexit leads most papers on Wednesday.

The Times says the Prime Minister is thought to be preparing to ask Brussels to postpone the date of Brexit until June 30 with the option for an extension.

Her Cabinet was split over the delay and some ministers criticised a lack of clarity over how long it should be for, the Daily Telegraph says.

Commons leader Andrea Leadsom suggested fellow ministers were running a “Remainer Cabinet”, the Daily Express says.

Theresa May, who is due to go to Brussels for a summit with EU leaders on Thursday, admitted that the country is in “crisis”, the i reports.

The EU says there are no guarantees Britain’s departure date can be postponed, the Financial Times says.

The Daily Mail says there have been “1,000 wasted days” since the referendum.

The Tories were at “war” over the issue on Tuesday night, the Daily Mirror says.

It comes after the Commons speaker John Bercow said there could not be another Commons vote on her deal unless something changes substantially, the Metro says.

In other news, The Guardian leads with Cyclone Idai’s devastating impact on south-east Africa.

And The Sun reports on measures to support former Love Island stars.

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