Le Figaro carried a comment on the vote by President
Clear message: German tabloid newspaper Bild, simply declared that Britain is heading for ‘Brexs**t’
‘Collision course’: Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad’s front page was made up of a large cartoon of Theresa May as a captain trying to steer the UK ship through a storm, with Jeremy Corbyn, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson as ship rats
French newspapers also covered the vote, with Le Figaro including comments by President Macron, who said that ‘the first losers of this are the British’
Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad’s front page was made up of a large cartoon of Theresa May as a captain trying to steer the UK ship through a storm, with Jeremy Corbyn, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson as ship rats, headlined ‘collision course’.
The Prime Minister’s loss is on the front page of El Pais in Spain, which says the ‘crushing defeat’ make the ‘crisis’ over Brexit worse.
In Germany Der Spiegel says Mrs May’s Brexit plan has been ‘shattered’ and asks: ‘Must she go now?’ – while a commentator for Bild describes the situation as ‘Brexs**t’.
Mrs May was on the front page of two major Italian newspapers today, with La Repubblica declaring ‘May on the edge of the abyss’.
Uncertainty: Diário de Notícias, a Portuguese daily tabloid newspaper, had May looking into the distance on its front page
The New York Times’ front page reported on yesterday’s loss but also noted that the no-confidence vote is coming up later on Wednesday
Greek and Italian newspapers also covered the vote result, with La Repubblica declaring ‘May on the edge of the abyss’
Spanish national daily ABC put the Union flag on their front page on Wednesday
In Belgium L’Echo’s headline reads ‘The shadow of a hard Brexit’, while La Libre Belgique mulls ‘the jump into the void of the British parliament’.
Diário de Notícias, a Portuguese daily tabloid newspaper, had Mrs May looking into the distance on its front page on Wednesday.
The Brexit vote is also on the front of four papers in Sweden, the Svenska Dagbladet, which leads with Mrs May’s ‘historic loss’, and the Dagens Nyheter, which says: ‘After the historic setback – May’s fate can be decided today.’
Tabloid Aftonbladet’s expert declares that ‘what Britain is doing is self-harm’.
‘Humiliating’: El Mundo, Spain’s second largest newspaper, called the vote ‘humiliating’ and said it had left Brexit in limbo
‘Great defeat’: Scandinavian newspapers, Svenska Dagbladet in Sweden and Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten in Denmark both chose large photos of Theresa May looking down
In Denmark the national Jyllands-Posten leads with the ‘big defeat for May’, saying it leaves Brexit facing ‘maximum insecurity’.
The New York Times describes the loss as a ‘humiliating defeat’ that has ‘thrust Britain further into political chaos’, and picked up on Mrs May’s warning before the vote that the decision will ‘set the future of our country for generations’.
The paper says: ‘Like most others, though, the prime minister had no easy answers about the way forward.’
The South China Morning Post wrote Theresa May’s Brexit deal ‘basically dead’ and like many other newspapers declared the entire process of leaving the EU to be ‘in chaos.’