What the papers say – July 17
Brexit and the Helsinki summit lead the Tuesday papers.
The summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin makes the headlines in Tuesday’s papers, along with the Brexit latest and news that hosepipe bans could be in the offing.
The Times says Theresa May’s Brexit plan is in “turmoil” after the Prime Minister capitulated to concessions given to Leavers, leading to Remainers feeling hard done by.
The Daily Telegraph also reports the Chequers deal is “dead”, with Eurosceptics saying the Prime Minister will have to rethink her plans.
The Metro‘s headline “The Wreckers of Chequers” refers to Conservative hardliners who have “forced” the Prime Minister to change her Brexit plan.
And the i says Theresa May plans to extend the parliamentary summer break “to save her job”.
The Independent reports Theresa May’s Brexit deal is “dead in the water” as the PM was accused of “dancing to the tune” of Eurosceptics.
Meanwhile, The Guardian leads with the meeting of the Russian and American presidents in Helsinki, with the paper saying Mr Trump was called “treasonous” for siding with the Kremlin over election meddling.
The Financial Times runs with the same story – saying Mr Trump faced “rebuke” at home after accepting Mr Putin’s “powerful denial”.
The Daily Mirror calls US president Donald Trump “Putin’s poodle”, adding he had been accused of treason after backing Mr Putin over election meddling.
Elsewhere, the Sun reports that police refused to investigate a phone theft despite the victim having a picture of the suspect.
The Daily Mail says millions of people could be hit with hosepipe bans after an extended dry spell.
And the Daily Express carries the same story – saying Britain is at “crisis point”.
The Daily Star says thugs attacked the son of Coronation Street star Sally Ann Matthews.