Newspaper headlines: 'May fights on' amid Brexit deal resignations

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The events at Westminster yesterday make the lead for nearly all of Friday's papers.

For the Daily Express, it was a day of high drama.

A horror show, the Times says.

The Guardian's headline sums it up as: "Resignations, a coup and a day of hostility. But May fights on."

The Daily Telegraph headline quotes the prime minister's words: "Am I going to see this through? Yes I am."

But it believes Theresa May's premiership is hanging by a thread as her own MPs call on her to quit.

It says there's speculation about a second day of high-profile resignations, which could make her position untenable.

The Guardian says the future of several cabinet ministers remains in doubt, including Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

According to the Times, Mrs May did persuade International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt and Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom to remain in their posts for the time being.

It says Mrs Mordaunt is pressing the prime minister to suspend cabinet collective responsibility on her Brexit deal, while allies of Mrs Leadsom made clear she would stay only for as long as she believed there was a chance that Mrs May would change course.

"Have they lost the plot?" is the Daily Mail's headline - a question aimed at what it calls hardline Eurosceptics trying to undermine their party, Brexit and Britain's future.

The Daily Mirror and the Sun use cricketing analogies for their headlines after Mrs May - at her Downing Street news conference - compared herself to her stubborn but determined hero, Geoffrey Boycott.

"Stumped" is how the Mirror sees her position. For the Sun: "She's on a sticky wicket."

There's plenty of coverage of a speech by Prince William - during a visit to the BBC yesterday - criticising social media giants for failing to tackle cyber-bullying and online hate.

The Express is worried that children are being exposed to material that risks warping them for the rest of their lives.

The Telegraph says it would be preferable if the companies regulated themselves transparently and effectively, but if they fail to do so, the government should impose statutory controls.

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Finally, a number of papers report that a head teacher is banning pupils from wearing expensive coats so that disadvantaged children don't feel they are missing out - what the school calls "poverty-proofing".

The Times reports that pupils at Woodchurch High School in Birkenhead on Merseyside won't be allowed to wear designer brands such as Moncler and Canada Goose after the Christmas break.

"Poverty-proofing" is a growing movement among schools, the paper adds.

Initiatives include banning expensive pencil cases and not inviting primary pupils to talk about what they did at the weekend because it makes those who did nothing feel unhappy.