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Briefing Friday 11th January

Good Morning.

Friday 11th January 2019 |  78 days until Brexit

Briefing By Calum Paton & Sam Haut


Three Points You Need To Know As You Wake Up


Japan backs Theresa May’s deal

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced his support for Theresa May’s Brexit deal by stating that the world does not want a no deal outcome, this comes in the face of the Prime Minister likely being set to lose a vote on the withdrawal agreement in the next week 

Two child universal credit cap eased

A cap on universal credit for families with three or more children is set to be lifted for some families after staunch opposition. Families with three or more children born before April 2017 will now no longer be included.

Trump digs in over shutdown

Donald Trump continues to battle with Democrats over funding for a ‘barrier’ on the US’ southern border. This has prevented the passing of a funding bill which has caused a partial government shutdown which now looks likely to become the longest in history.

Politics On Today’s Front Pages…



The Metro – Driver arrested on M6 after ’27 migrants found in back of lorry’

Daily Express – Brexiteer MP wears BODY CAMERA to walk to Parliament as abuse soars

The Daily Telegraph – 250,000 children should be classed as victims of domestic abuse, says NSPCC

i – Nicola Sturgeon urged to release details of Alex Salmond meetings

The Independent – Trump ‘slams table’ and walks out of ‘waste of time’ meeting after Democrats refuse to fund border wall

The Guardian – John Bercow: Speaker unafraid to hold the government’s feet to the fire

The Daily Mirror – Japan to axe ban on British beef imports as Shinzo Abe holds talks with Theresa May

The Times – Starmer insists a second vote may be the only way out


What To Watch Today

Debates continue in Parliament as the Prime Minister prepares for her deal to be voted on next week.


And In Other News…

Fiona Bruce has hosted her first Question Time after David Dimbleby left the programme, she gained much praise amongst the media and QT fans for her handling of the debate.


You’re Up To Date

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