What the papers say – December 12

Brexit dominates the headlines on Wednesday as Theresa May headed to continental Europe to work on her deal while machinations to remove her are reported to have taken place at home.

The Times reports that Mrs May will be put under pressure to prepare for a no-deal Brexit by her Cabinet, with the paper reporting Downing Street is “braced” for a confidence vote in the PM.

The Daily Telegraph says Mrs May is facing a “moment of reckoning”, adding that former Northern Ireland and environment minister Owen Paterson has written a letter of no confidence to Sir Graham Brady.

The Guardian runs with four pictures of Mrs May’s “dash to Europe”, adding that her grip on power “appeared to be slipping”.

The Financial Times adds the threat of “Tory mutiny” has increased.

The Metro carries a picture of Strasbourg, after a suspected terror attack in the eastern French city.

The i says Sajid Javid has “set out his credentials to be Tory leader” as Mrs May is facing a confidence vote.

The Independent reports that the number of patients waiting for NHS treatment for certain “life-threatening conditions” has doubled since 2010.

The Daily Mirror says schoolchildren as young as 11 are being recruited to sell spice.

The Sun carries pictures of Mrs May getting stuck in her car during a “mad dash” between meetings.

The Daily Mail says Mrs May is “braced for a leadership battle with rebel MPs”.

The Daily Express asks European leaders if they want the divorce fee of £39 billion.

And the Daily Star leads on the story of nuns who allegedly stole £400,000 in Las Vegas.

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