‘Off the hook or cut adrift?’: what the papers say as Brexit transition ends

Major moment occupies most front pages – with takes varying from jubilant to sombre

Britain’s eurosceptic newspapers, after decades of bashing Brussels, celebrate victory in their Friday editions after the Brexit transition period ended, but pro-EU outlets dwell on a “day of sadness”.

The Guardian’s front page headline focuses on Britain finally quitting the EU in the midst of a “crisis, without fanfare”. The paper’s coverage also includes a story on Dover being “eerily quiet” after a “week of mayhem” and an editorial calling Brexit a “tragic national error”.

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