The National newspaper invites readers to design a front page condemning Brexit negotiations

A selection of covers submitted to the National

Scottish tabloid newspaper The National has asked its readers to critique the Brexit negotiations by designing the front page of the print edition.

The Herald & Times group's two-year-old title, created to back Scottish independence, released a blank front page on Twitter and asked users to fill in the gaps as a means of denigrating Brexit secretary David Davis’ back and forth claims about Brexit impact assessments; primarily that they existed, then didn't, then that they were surplus to requirements.

The best entry was to be printed in the Thursday edition.

Here are a few efforts contributed by social media users.

National editor Callum Baird told The Drum: "We knew The National's readership wouldn't let us down - and they didn't. We actually did a front page last week which was just full of redacted text, but of course we weren’t to know then that there was apparently nothing to hide all along.

“We were confident it would get a good reaction but thought we might have to wait until morning until our readers got the print version and their felt-tip pens out - but the suggestions started coming in thick and fast about 10 minutes after we posted it on Twitter.

“It’s obviously really struck a chord with scunnered people who can’t help but laugh at the absurdity of the UK’s approach to Brexit. Some of the readers’ suggestions were brilliant – particularly those who took the time to make GIFs.”

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