Newspaper headlines: ‘Brexit divisions erupt’ amid ‘Tory backlash’

Image caption Most of Monday’s front pages focus on the divisions among the Tories over Brexit. The Guardian says this divide overshadowed the first day of the party conference. It reports the PM appealed to MPs and the party’s grassroots to back her Chequers plan and she hit back at Boris Johnson saying: “I do believe in Brexit.”
Image caption “Boris will never be PM, says Hammond,” is the Daily Mail’s headline. It reports that Chancellor Philip Hammond said the former foreign secretary Boris Johnson was incapable of “grown-up” politics and did not know how his own Brexit deal proposal would work.
Image caption The i says leading Conservatives have launched an attack on Boris Johnson at the beginning of the party conference. It also reports that the PM has insisted she believes in Brexit and may compromise with Brussels on a deal.
Image caption The Metro also leads on Boris Johnson, who the paper says has been rebuked for his latest attack on the PM’s Brexit plan. Mr Johnson called the proposal “deranged” in a Sunday newspaper interview. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson tells the paper that the word was a poor choice and a “period of silence” from Mr Johnson would be welcome.
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Image caption The Daily Telegraph leads on comments from Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who has compared the EU to the Soviet Union. He said that if the EU punishes Britain for Brexit, other countries will “want to escape”. Mr Hunt warned the EU that it would stir Britain’s “Dunkirk spirit” if it tried to force a bad deal on Theresa May, the paper says.
Image caption The Financial Times reports that Business Secretary Greg Clark will trigger a review into Britain’s business practices. The paper says Mr Clark has raised concerns about the ways companies had used personal data to exploit customers, such as energy groups imposing higher charges on loyal customers who fail to shop around.
Image caption The Times reports the sisters of PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed to death by Khalid Masood in last year’s Westminster attack, have accused Scotland Yard of blocking their quest for the truth at his inquest. They say their questions about vulnerabilities in parliamentary security have been ignored.
Image caption The Daily Express says a former IRA gunman has giving his backing to the paper’s campaign to end what it calls a witch-hunt against British veterans of the Troubles. Henry Robinson has called on the PM to stop the prosecution of elderly veterans over historical incidents.
Image caption The Daily Mirror says the Tories are planning NHS cuts of £2.7bn, which it says would pay for 61,500 nurses. The paper reports that Theresa May will take the money from the health budget over two years to cover rising pension costs.
Image caption The Sun says Cristiano Ronaldo apologised to a model after raping her in 2009, according to court documents the paper has seen. The footballer denies the alleged attack.

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