Scotland's papers: May sorry for election 'mess'

The image of beaming Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson emerging from the doors of Number 10 graces the front of several of Tuesday's papers. Ruth Davidson has made clear that Brexit is not just going to be a "Tory project", but must involve other parties as a humbled Theresa May told Conservative MPs "I got us into this mess and I'll get us out", writes The Herald.

Senior Conservative sources said there was "no appetite for a damaging leadership race" and that the prime minister would continue in her role, most likely until the end of Brexit negotiations, according to The Scotsman, which also features an image of Ms Davidson in Downing Street.

Meanwhile, The National shows First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meeting her MPs at Westminster and writes that she has questioned the UK government's ability to negotiate Brexit as she called for talks to be paused following the general election.

The Times claims that Theresa May is poised to bring to a close seven years of austerity after Tory MPs warned that they would refuse to vote for further cuts.

Senior Cabinet ministers are engaged in secret talks with Labour MPs to secure cross-party backing for a soft Brexit, according to The Telegraph, which says that some of the most senior members of Theresa May's team have been discussing how to force the prime minister to make concessions on immigration, the customs union and the single market.

The i newspaper writes that Mrs May told her MPs that she would only stay in her post "as long as you want me", although she signalled her determination to see through the Brexit process.

Theresa May settled Tory nerves about her leadership last night by making a "heart-felt apology" to MPs for last week's general election meltdown, says the Scottish Daily Express on the story.

In other news, a terrorist fighting deportation has won £250,000 in legal aid despite being caught with jihadi manuals on attacking nightclubs and airports, claims the Scottish Daily Mail.

A police inspector from Glasgow spent his wedding night behind bars over claims he struck his wife at their reception in Gretna, according to the lead in The Scottish Sun.

Holidaymakers were left with no place to stay after a fire at a holiday resort in Turkey. The Daily Record reports that the hotel had no fire alarm, sprinklers or working fire extinguishers.

The Courier leads with the news that killer Steven Jackson is preparing to mount an appeal against his conviction and life sentence for the "limbs in the bin" killing of 37-year-old mother-of-three Kim MacKenzie in Angus in 2015.

A wealthy IT entrepreneur has said he wants Aberdeen FC to "kick on" from recent successes as he invested "several million" pounds in the club, writes the Press and Journal.

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