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Thursday 24th January

Good Thursday Morning.

Thursday 24th January 2019 |  65 days until Brexit

Briefing By Calum Paton & Sam Haut


Three Points You Need To Know As You Wake Up


Fugitive Jack Shepherd hands himself in

 Jack Shepherd, who has been on the run for several months, has handed himself in to police in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. Shepherd was sentenced to 6 years in prison over the manslaughter of his date, Charlotte Brown, on the river Thames. Brown died after a speedboat that Shepherd was driving capsised in the river Thames. Georgia and the UK have an extradition treaty, meaning that Shepherd may be brought back to the UK to serve his sentence.

Brexit sending 250 businesses to the Netherlands

 It has been reported that the Dutch government are aware of 250 companies that are considering relocating to the Netherlands due to Brexit. This comes just a day after Dyson announced they were relocating out of the UK, with the loss of these businesses likely to result in a huge loss of tax revenue for the government.

Trump recognises opposition leader as Venezuelan ruler

US President Donald Trump has decided to recognise Juan Guaido as the Venezuelan ruler after he proclaimed himself president amid protests against elected leader Nicolas Maduro. At least 6 people have died in recent days during protests against Maduro who was sworn in for a second term just two weeks ago, despite international condemnation about the legitimacy of the election. Trump has urged other nations to recognise Guaido as the legitimate ruler.

Politics On Today’s Front Pages…


Liam Fox

The Metro – Prince William blames war generation’s stiff upper-lips for mental health crisis

Daily Express -Liam Fox reveals first new trade deal secured – huge boost to May

The Daily Telegraph – Convicted sex offenders have been housed in budget hotels, posing risk to public, warn inspectors

i – MPs set to extend Article 50 and delay Brexit until December 2019

The Independent – Michael Cohen postpones testimony to Congress ‘after Donald Trump threatens his family’

The Guardian – Pelosi blocks Trump from giving State of the Union address in House – as it happened

The Daily Mirror – Labour to join forces with Tory rebels to rule out no-deal Brexit

The Times – Drug firms get millions for war on superbugs


What To Watch Today

Amendments to the Brexit agreements are set to be considered and debated within parliament tomorrow. Although these are largely just about gaining consensus. with no meaningful vote expected until February.

And In Other News…

The search for footballer Emiliano Sala has continued into its third day, with the operation turning from rescue into recovery. There are yet to be any sightings of the plane that Sala was flying on, whilst there remains no trace of the Cardiff striker or the pilot Dave Ibbotson.


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