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Scotland's papers: May's Brexit 'humiliation' and Rodgers gone

Image caption Theresa May's change of heart to allow a Commons vote on delaying the UK's departure from the EU leads many of Wednesday's front pages. The Herald says yesterday's shock decision has been branded a betrayal by Tory Brexiteers, who suspect it is part of a plot to stop Brexit.
Image caption The i newspaper says Mrs May has "pushed Pause" on Brexit by giving MPs the chance to delay the 29 March exit in the event her deal does not get Commons support.
Image caption Pro-Brexit cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom was on the brink of tears as she accused her Remain-backing colleagues of "appalling and disloyal" behaviour, according to The Daily Telegraph. The paper reports that several ministers threatened to resign so that they could vote for a cross-party amendment aimed at ruling out a no-deal Brexit.
Image caption The Times Scotland suggests a "war" within the cabinet following Theresa May's announcement of a chance to delay Brexit. Some ministers accused others of "sabotaging" talks with the EU by demanding the chance to add on more time.
Image caption The Scotsman calls the potential delay of the vote a "tactical retreat" to buy time and stave off rebellion from within the Tory party.
Image caption Theresa May writes in the Daily Mail, demanding MPs "do their duty" and vote through her Brexit deal. She urges MPs to "hold their nerve" and back her deal to leave so that the country can move forward.
Image caption The other big story of the day also involves an exit from an established institution as Brendan Rodgers departs Celtic for Leicester. The Scottish Sun goes with the headline "Rodgered" as it claims celebrity Celtic fan Rod Stewart was "angry", claiming the news had ruined his holiday in Dubai.
Image caption The Daily Star of Scotland also leads with the Brendan Rodgers bombshell, saying former manager Neil Lennon would be stepping into Rodgers' football boots to lead the team.
Image caption A dramatic front page at The National claims to publish, for the first time, "the full story of a secret oil report, hushed up to suppress support for independence". The paper says it is the first time in Scottish newspaper history that the text has been shared in full.
Image caption The Press and Journal's Inverness edition leads with the story of a teenager who was killed when he swerved to avoid a deer on the road. The family of 18-year-old Samuel Foster paid tribute to their "darling boy".
Image caption The Courier reveals a child of just 11 years old was stopped and searched by police in Fife looking for drugs.

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