Good Monday Morning.
Monday 10 December 2018 | 109 days until Brexit
Briefing By Nathan Shoesmith & Sam Haut
Three Points You Need To Know As You Wake Up
Another uncertain week ahead for UK Politics
UK Politics: Where Next?
Another week of uncertainty has begun in the UK as MPs prepare for what will be a historic vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday. It seems highly unlikely that Mrs May’s deal will pass, with many calling it an even worse scenario that staying in the EU itself. The weekend saw protests against Brexit in London, as well as a “Brexit betrayal” march featuring Tommy Robinson and other countermarches. It’s almost impossible to predict what state the Government and Parliament will be in on Wednesday, let alone at the end of the week. “A week is a long time in politics” and this week pretty much anything could happen.
More Protests In France
Protests have intensified in Paris and across France over the weekend, with thousands of people protesting over taxes and President Emmanuel Macron. Paris Metro stations, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and other tourist attractions were closed, as over 89,000 security officials were deployed across the country in an attempt to prevent further violence. Tear gas and water cannons have been used on the protesters. The protests continued, as French President Macron recently postponed a planned tax rise on fuel, after protests over the past fortnight which have seen three people die.
White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly Leaving By Years End
US president Donald Trump said in front of a gaggle of reporters before departing for the Army-Navy football game that chief of staff John Kelly would be out from his position by the end of the year and that Trump would announce a replacement within the next few days. Trump told reporters “John Kelly will be leaving — I don’t know if I can say ‘retiring, but he’s a great guy. John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year.”
Politics On Today’s Front Pages…
The Metro – Trump’s ex-lawyer could get ‘five years in prison’ for influencing US election
Daily Express – May in last desperate call to EU in bid for more border concessions
The Daily Telegraph – UK and US accuse Syrian regime of staging chemical attack in Aleppo
i – Labour prepared to join SNP in attempt to oust Theresa May
The Independent -Trump faces ‘very real prospect of jail time,’ following Cohen revelations, leading Democrat claims
The Guardian – Trump in new setback as Pence aide Nick Ayers turns down chief of staff role
The Daily Mirror – Theresa May warns she ‘fears’ Corbyn taking power in last-ditch Brexit plea
The Times – Hilary Benn amendment to block no‑deal could offer May a way out
What To Watch Today
Theresa May will be making final efforts to try and convince MPs to vote for her Brexit deal tomorrow, as she looks likely to be defeated on the issue.
And In Other News…
Parts of the UK could be set for snow this week, especially in the North, according to forecasters.
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The Speaker. 2018