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The ultimatum has set up a “bitter EU divorce”, the i says. It draws attention to the criticism Mr Johnson has faced from “veteran Brexiteers” Michael Howard and Norman Lamont. Lord Howard, a former Tory party leader and home secretary, said: “”How can we reproach Russia or China or Iran when their conduct falls below internationally accepted standards, when we are showing such scant regard for our treaty obligations?” The comments mark the growth of a “Tory revolt”, the paper says.