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The Papers: ‘Tory divisions’ over ‘leaked crisis plans for Brexit’

Image caption The Guardian is among papers to lead with reports of “Tory divisions” after a leaked no-deal report found the UK could face food and fuel shortages as a result. It says Downing Street has “reacted with fury” and says sources blame the disclosure on a “hostile former minister”.
Image caption The Daily Express blamed the leaked dossier on Remainers “scaremongering” before EU talks. It says Downing Street “hit out” at ex-ministers for what it calls an “astonishing Project Fear leak”.
Image caption Michael Gove, who is responsible for no-deal preparation, plays down the leaked crisis plans but a “Tory grandee” says there are now enough Conservative rebels to bring down Boris Johnson’s government, says the i.
Image caption The Metro says the leaked Operation Yellowhammer files have been “slammed as Project Fear” but hones in on claims that the secret papers were penned by civil servants under Theresa May. It says the files are now out of date as Mr Johnson has “stepped up to no-deal planning”.
Image caption Boris Johnson said Philip Hammond and his “Remain alliance” are to blame for leaking details of no-deal planning, according to the Times. It says the leaked paper was from when ministers were “blocking what needed to be done to get ready to leave and the funds were not available”.
Image caption The Telegraph also reports claims that Theresa May’s government was responsible for the leaked document, but says that sources say it was deliberately leaked to “influence discussions” with the EU.
Image caption In other news, the Daily Mail claims the NHS is launching a “major crackdown on GP surgeries which close half-days during the week”. It says that officials have identified over 700 practices in England which regularly close for half-days.
Image caption In the US, investors are anticipating a “fresh wave of stimulus measures” to tackle flagging growth, according to the Financial Times. The paper says the White House is considering a new round of tax cuts to boost the economy, amid rising pressure to find ways to support the global economy.
Image caption The Sun leads with news that Strictly’s Katya Jones and her husband Neil have ended their relationship. It comes months after she was caught kissing comedian Seann Walsh, but they say that was not the reason for the demise of their marriage.
Image caption The Star attempts to brighten up everyone’s day with reports of a “three-week blast of summer”. It says Britain will finally get to bask in the sunshine as it expects a “surge of tropical heat” over the bank holiday.

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