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Tuesday 27 November 2018

Good Tuesday Morning.

27 November 2018 |  123 days until Brexit

Briefing By Nathan Shoesmith and Sam Haut

 

Three Points You Need To Know As You Wake Up

The EU27 agreed to Theresa May’s Brexit Deal on Sunday.

 

11 December – Save The Date.

It has been announced that MPs will vote on the Brexit Deal in Parliament on 11 December. The announcement followed a statement delivered a Prime Minister in the House of Commons where she attempted to drum up support for her Brexit deal. The Prime Minister told MPs that “this is the right deal for Britain, because it delivers on the democratic decision of the British people.” The agreed deal comes after two years of negotiating, which many MPs both within and outside of the Conservative Party are unhappy with. The Prime Minister issued a warning to MPs that “no one knows what will happen if this deal doesn’t pass” apart from there being “more uncertainty and division”. The deal looks increasingly unlikely to pass when MPs vote on it, with the opposition being voiced by MPs from all parties. The leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn told MPs that the deal “does not have the support of either side of this House or the country at large.” Mr Corbyn added, “ploughing on is not stoic, it is an act of national self-harm” and he told MPs to reject Mrs May’s Brexit deal “for the good of the nation”.

 

Televised Brexit Debate with PM and Corbyn?

There were more calls on Monday for Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to go head to head in a televised debate over the Brexit deal ahead of a vote on it in Parliament by MPs next month. A source in Downing Street said that such proposals were currently under consideration. Jeremy Corbyn would “relish” the opportunity to debate with the prime minister about her “botched Brexit deal and the future of our country,” a Labour Party spokesman said.

 

Matthew Hedges pardoned by UAE

It is understood that British academic Matthew Hedges has been released from prison in the United Arab Emirates, despite the country claiming that he was a member of MI6 and was spying on military systems. Mr Hedges had been detained at Dubai Airport on 5 May but has now been issued a “presidential pardon” with immediate effect.

 

Politics On Today’s Front Pages…

               The border patrol sprayed tear gas and pepper spray (Reuters)         

The Metro Donald Trump ‘doesn’t believe’ his own administration’s climate change warnings

Daily Express – MPs pushing for no-deal

The Daily Telegraph – Investigation launched into ‘monstrous’ claims scientist has genetically edited humans

i – Migrant caravan: US border patrol uses tear gas on migrants crossing from Mexico

The Independent – Donald Trump warns May’s Brexit deal favours EU and may hinder UK trade with US

The Guardian – French Senate official ‘arrested on suspicion of spying for North Korea’

The Daily Mirror – Brexit deal vote date confirmed in House of Commons as December 11

The Times – Brexiteers ‘will back May’s deal if she gives resignation date’

 

What To Watch Today

Watch out for Theresa May’s actions today as she aims to gather support for her Brexit deal ready for a campaign across the UK.

 

And In Other News…

Elon Musk has said that if he had not dedicated his life to it, Tesla “would die”, as he says the company was weeks away from going bust.

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