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Friday, 12 April 2024 – 14:39

Briefing Saturday 15th September

Labour is likely to vote against any Brexit deal proposed by the Government, according to a senior Labour frontbencher. Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry said that she “can’t see” the government agreeing to a deal with the EU that meets Labour’s six key tests. The six tests include having the “exact same benefits” that the UK currently has as a member of the customs union and the single market.

At least 5 people have been confirmed to have died following Hurricane Florence making landfall on America’s east coast. The storm has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, but is still causing significant havoc. It is expected to slow over the coming days and drop several feet of raining, adding to the already significant flooding in the area.

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has taken a plea deal and will cooperate with authorities in his second trial. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice in relation to the ongoing special counsel investigation.

And in other news,

The Premier League is back this weekend following the international break. The weekends’ fixtures see current league leaders Liverpool travel to Tottenham in what promises to be a cracking game, whilst surprise package Watford take on Manchester United, who will be looking to gain momentum after a slow start to the season.

From the Speakerpolitics news desk, you are up to date.

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