Scotland

The papers: 'My deal or square one - the debate begins'

Image caption The aftermath of "the deal" dominates Scotland's front pages on Monday. The i's headline says "let the debate begin", saying both sides have warned that "there is no plan B". The paper also quotes Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who said "it's not possible to rule out anything" when asked if the government could collapse in the event her deal is defeated in parliament in December.
Image caption The National claims that it is now “May’s deal, or independence”. The paper says Idyref2 has moved a step closer after SNP leaders reacted with “fury” to the deal being agreed by the EU.
Image caption Mrs May has a "frantic" two-week campaign to sell her deal, according to The Times. It says her strategy for selling the plan to MPs is "high risk", with the possibility of up to 90 of them threatening to rebel. The paper says she is planning a tour of the UK.
Image caption "Now for the hard part" says The Scotsman on the next steps for Theresa May. The paper says the Conservative leader now has two weeks to build up support for the deal despite mounting opposition from both within and outside her party. It also says the UK has been warned by the EU a better Brexit deal is not possible if they vote down the one agreed in Brussels yesterday.
Image caption In the Daily Telegraph, it is reported the prime minister wants to challenge Jeremy Corbyn to a TV debate on the Brexit deal. Her desired showdown with the Labour leader is part of what the paper calls an "election-style campaign" to sell her deal to the country. The report suggests that if the opposition leader refuses to go head-to-head, Mrs May will appear in a "Question Time" scenario.
Image caption "Theresa's frantic fortnight" is the headline in the Scottish Daily Mail, which reports that after EU leaders signed off the deal, the even tougher battle is in the House of Commons as MPs get their say. There is also an admission from the foreign secretary that the government could collapse if the deal is rejected.
Image caption The Scottish Daily Express says Theresa May will now tell MPs to "get on with it" and deliver Brexit to the UK voters. The paper says the prime minister plans to tell the Commons the British public has had enough of the political infighting and want the issue concluded as soon as possible.
Image caption The Herald is one of the few papers leading with a non-Brexit story. Its lead claims that a generation brought up on microwave food is fuelling the obesity crisis. A top surgeon claims few of his patients have basic culinary skills or have sat down to a family meal.
Image caption The Daily Record leads with an exclusive claiming laps of honour will be banned at Old Firm games. The story claims a senior police officer said Celtic's on-pitch celebrations in September "incited" a violent reaction from opposing fans.
Image caption Monday's Courier leads with a dramatic incident in a Dundee flat where armed police were called to deal with a "shirtless man" after a series of bangs and smoke were reported from a property.
Image caption The announcement of a massive harbour investment at the port of Cromarty Firth is the top story in the Press and Journal's Inverness edition. A total of £30m will be spent to allow the port to accommodate energy projects and the larger cruise ships. The project will be completed in 2020, creating more than 140 jobs.
Image caption The Scottish Sun's top story is about Bay City Rollers star Pat McGlynn's involvement in a car incident. The paper alleged he suffered a head injury after being "mown down" by his brother.

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