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UK newspapers react to Boris Johnson snap election date

Boris Snaps: The Sun says Mr Johnson has tried to warn rebel MPs not to force an early election.

'Ready, steady, chaos!' Newspapers react to PM setting snap election date

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s threat to hold a general election in the next six weeks has dominated Tuesday morning’s newspapers.

The Tory leader was featured on most front pages after indicating on Monday he was prepared to hold a public vote to select a new leader of the country if rebel MPs helped pass legislation to block a no-deal Brexit.

Mr Johnson said on Monday “I don’t want an election, you don’t want an election” but moments later a senior Government source said any bid to “wreck” the UK’s Brexit negotiating position would prompt a motion for an early vote.

The source added Mr Johnson would request a general election on October 14 if the move was successful.