What the papers say – September 4
Wednesday’s Brexit showdown is on the front pages of all the main papers, with just one exception.
The Daily Telegraph says Prime Minister Boris Johnson is demanding an election after Tory MPs voted against the Government.
The Guardian calls last night’s vote a “humiliation” for Mr Johnson.
And The Times and the Daily Mail also cover the story of the day in great detail.
The i says MPs inflicted a “crushing Commons defeat” on Mr Johnson, while its former stablemate The Independent also highlights the same angle and the Daily Mirror uses similar language.
The Sun says “Over to you Britain” and reports that Mr Johnson is “livid”, while the Metro reports that MPs have taken control of parliament.
Meanwhile, the Financial Times takes a strong line, saying the prime minister’s Brexit strategy is “in ruins”.
The Daily Express also leads forcefully, saying the House of Commons has surrendered to the European Union.
And the Daily Star again proves a Brexit and election-free zone, reporting football legends Alan Shearer and Michael Owen have “given each other a kicking” in a bitter row over the former Liverpool striker’s new book.