Good Monday Morning.
Monday 4 February 2019 | 53 days until Brexit
Briefing By Nathan Shoesmith & Sam Haut
Three Points You Need To Know As You Wake Up
Nissan scraps plans to build new model in UK
Leaving without a deal is ‘survivable’
The UK’s international trade secretary, Liam Fox has said that leaving the European Union without a deal would be ‘survivable’ although it was in the UK’s best interests to secure a withdrawal agreement. Mr Fox told Sky News, “We would be able to deal with that scenario but it wouldn’t be in our interest to go there.”
Visa-Free Travel for UK Citizens after Brexit
The European Council has proposed that Britons travelling to the EU’s borderless Schengen area after the 29 March should be granted visa-free travel for a short stay, up to 90 days, even in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The European Parliament is now expected to turn the proposal into legislation.
Today’s Newspaper Front Pages
The Metro – Plane wreckage found in search for missing footballer Emiliano Sala
Daily Express – Farage reveals very simple way to avoid chaos for both EU and UK
The Daily Telegraph – Women need to be less ‘squeamish’ about making money, Liz Truss says
i – Rival Brexit wings of Conservative party meet, trying to find tech answer to Irish backstop
The Independent – Trump pulls US out of Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, triggering arms race fears
The Guardian – Maduro warns White House will be ‘stained with blood’ if Trump invades
The Daily Mirror – Sajid Javid refuses to say Britain will be as safe if there’s no deal
The Times – Rail crew shortages lead to 35,000 train cancellations
What To Watch Today
Today in the UK House of Parliament, there will be questions about Education and a debate about Sport in the UK.
And In Other News…
US President Donald Trump has said that sending troops to the crisis-hit country of Venezuela is ‘an option’.
You’re Up To Date
The Speaker. 2019