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What the papers say – August 26

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Monday’s papers strongly feature England’s dramatic Ashes turnaround and the latest on Brexit.

What the papers say

Boris Johnson’s thoughts on a no-deal Brexit, Ben Stokes’s Ashes triumph, and the dispute over free TV licences for the over-75s dominate the newspapers today.

The Guardian reports on Mr Johnson’s belief that Britain can “easily cope” with a no-deal Brexit.

The Times leads with Stokes’s Test-winning innings, and Mr Johnson’s no-deal Brexit claims.

The Daily Mirror front page concerns Mr Johnson’s refusal to fund over-75s’ TV licences, with the Daily Express and The Independent reporting his call for the BBC to pay for them.

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The Sun leads with Ben Stokes’s Ashes heroics, while the Daily Mail and the Daily Star combine the cricket and the heatwave.

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Meanwhile, the Financial Times says the EU is looking to rewrite its budget rules as the bloc’s economic growth falters.

The i front page features a picture of Stokes and a story about Mr Johnson saying a Brexit deal is “touch and go”.

And The Daily Telegraph reports on NHS inefficiencies leading to patient consultation cancellations.

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