The Financial Times devotes its leader column to issue a plea to Parliament to “save the UK from the folly of a no-deal Brexit”.
It says the House of Commons must avoid succumbing to what it calls the boredom and resignation seeping into the business and financial community and broader population: that it’s time to get Brexit done, whatever the consequences.
The politics.co.uk website says a sustained information war is being fought to convince critics that it’s too late for MPs to stop no deal, but it’s false – they can still stop it.
The Daily Mail accepts that if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the country is undoubtedly in for a “period of chaotic uncertainty”. But, it adds, we will not be crushed by it, as some love to suggest.
It says that despite “project fear predictions” of huge job losses, the number of Britons in employment has soared by more than a million since the Brexit vote – and a record 15.55 million women are in work.
It says nearly 1,000 adults a day have joined the workforce in the past three years.
Commuters will be particularly interested in the inflation figure for July, published on Wednesday, because it dictates the maximum rise to regulated train fares that come into effect in the New Year.
According to the Guardian’s lead story, passengers could be facing an increase of 2.9%. It says campaigners have warned ministers that ever-higher train fares risk driving passengers off the railways.
There’s widespread coverage of a study which suggests that teenagers who check their social media accounts several times a day are increasing the risk of damaging their mental health by around 40%, compared with logging on weekly.
The report by University College London and Imperial College London is the lead for the Sun – which says the smartphone revolution is one giant experiment and today’s children are the guinea pigs.
There are dramatic pictures of the clashes between police and protestors at Hong Kong international airport on Tuesday.
The Times reports that at one point, a police officer drew his gun and pointed it at his assailants after he was cornered and beaten.
They backed off and he was rescued by colleagues.
Had he fired – the Telegraph says – the consequences for Hong Kong and its young army of activists could have been dire. It was, the paper adds, the moment Hong Kong held its breath.