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Friday 22 February 2019

Good Friday Morning.

Friday 22 February 2019 |  35 days until Brexit

Briefing By Nathan Shoesmith & Sam Haut


Three Points You Need To Know As You Wake Up


Corbyn: Stripping citizenship “not the right thing to do”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has questioned the Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to bar the 19-year-old IS recruit Shamima Begum from the UK, adding “she should be brought back” to Britain. Mr Corbyn has called the decision to revoke her citizenship ‘extreme’.

Corbyn tells EU his vision on trip to Brussels

The Labour leader has completed a trip to Brussels to tell EU officials about his vision of a Brexit deal. Mr Corbyn tweeted: “After meetings today in Brussels, it’s clear that our alternative is credible and could be negotiated with the EU.”

MP Bim Afolami makes history with paternity leave proxy vote

MP Bim Afolami is to make history by becoming the first male MP to use a proxy vote. He is due to take paternity leave soon, and he has revealed that he has ruled out the baby being named ‘Brexit’.


Today’s Newspaper Front Pages

The Metro – New tax proposed for people who shop online

Daily Express – Theresa May and Juncker stay positive as they try to break Brexit deadlock

i – Vince Cable says Lib Dems shouldn’t field candidates against Independent Group

The Guardian – World’s food supply under ‘severe threat’ from loss of biodiversity

The Daily Mirror – Theresa May writes to three Tories who quit and urges others to stay

The Times – Freshers declaring mental illness up 73% in 4 years


What To Watch Today

It is a constituency day today, but whether that means less Brexit or party split news remains to be seen…


And In Other News…

The Monkees star Peter Tork has died aged 77.




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