Newspaper headlines: PM's survival and a Spanish 'tsunami'

By BBC News

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The Daily Telegraph says Theresa May's immediate future as prime minister was saved by the four Labour MPs who backed her on Brexit in the Commons last night.

The Daily Mail hails them as "heroes" and the Tory rebels who came close to bringing down the Government "the dirty dozen".

The Mirror calls the latest manoeuvrings at Westminster around Brexit "a Mogg's Breakfast" - a reference to Theresa May's alliance with anti-EU Tories led by Jacob Rees-Mogg to get her post-EU customs proposals through the Commons.

It says the prime minister lives "to die another day" but is now "hostage to extremists driven by ideology not practicality".

The Sun says that while Mrs May's Chequers Brexit plan is feeble it represents Brexit of a sort - which, it says, cannot be said of a customs union.

The tabloid says it was "repugnant to watch Westminster's Remainer elite line up to argue" for tying Britain to the EU.

The Times leads on Theresa May's threat to call an election if Conservative rebels defeated her plans on customs arrangements after Brexit.

One rebel is quoted describing the threat as "appalling behaviour, totally disgraceful".

The Guardian says Mrs May's Commons victory meant she avoided all-out Tory civil war and a leadership challenge from the Eurosceptic wing of her party.

It says Downing Street sources suggested she would be emboldened in her negotiations with Brussels by the result.

But the Financial Times says the "knife-edge vote" only confirmed that the prime minister is struggling to keep control over her MPs.

It says some ministers have urged Mrs May to hold a vote of confidence in an effort to put her back in charge of Brexit.

The Daily Mail is more positive - its front page headline "Britain is working!" hails yesterday's record jobs figures.

It says the dynamism of the economy is in sharp contrast to the "paralysis in Westminster" and comes despite predictions of huge job losses in the event of a vote to leave the EU.

'Topple tradition'

The Washington Post reflects on US President Donald Trump's claim that he misspoke in Helsinki when he suggested that Moscow did not interfere in the election that brought him to power.

It says that the way he delivered his statement of retreat was classic Trump, a dual message - a ritual statement of confidence in US intelligence officials for those who insist the president respects the nation's systems and mores, but also winks and nods to those who like Trump expressly because "he's eager to smash china and topple tradition."

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There can be no certainty that the justified shock about President Trump's behaviour in Helsinki will last - says the Financial Times - or whether "it will fade away like another episode in a reality television show".

But, the paper continues, there are "small, encouraging signs that this time might be different".

Noting that even some of Mr Trump's habitual defenders and enablers have condemned his behaviour, it calls on senior Republicans to step out of his shadow and "remember their party's honourable role in crafting the bipartisan foreign policy that saw the US through the Cold War".

'False memories'

United Utilities - the company imposing the first hosepipe ban in England since 2012 - is losing the equivalent of 175 swimming pools to leaks every day, according to the Times.

That is nine times as much water daily as it expects to save by threatening customers with £1,000 fines.

The paper quotes a water industry expert who says privatised water firms have no incentive to fix leaks because they cannot recoup the cost without reducing profits, something they do not want to do.

Finally - your earliest memories may be far from reliable, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

New research suggests nearly 40% of people believe they can recall events from their infancy even though scientists say that is impossible.

The researchers think people create false memories from fragments of information they have been told.