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Thursday 6 December 2018

Good Thursday Morning.

Thursday 6 December 2018 |  113 days until Brexit

Briefing By Nathan Shoesmith & Sam Haut


Three Points You Need To Know As You Wake Up

 Family of George W Bush - Credit: Sky News

Family of George W Bush – Credit: Sky News


Legal Advice Causes Backlash

The UK could be stuck in “repeated rounds of negotiations” to leave the EU for years with no power in law to actually Leave, according to legal advice published by the Government on Wednesday. MPs have raised further concerns about the possibility of a hard border in Ireland. The legal advice was published after the Government was found in Contempt of Parliament on Tuesday, and the publishing of this advice has been far from in Theresa May’s interest.

Home Office Faces More Criticism Over Windrush

The Home Office is facing more criticism over its ‘hostile environment’ policy which saw some UK residents deported. The National Audit Office has said that the Home Office knew the ‘hostile environment’ would hit the Windrush generation over 4 years ago. The Head of the National Audit Office Sir Amyas Morse said: “The treatment of people who had a legitimate right to remain in the UK raises grave questions about how the Home Office discharged its duty of care towards people who were made vulnerable because of lack of documentation.” 

National Service Held For 41st US President

Current and form world leaders have attended the funeral of George HW Bush, the 41st US president who died last week aged 94. The former US President has been laid to rest next to Barbara Bush, his wife who died in April, and Robin Bush, his daughter who died in 1953.


Politics On Today’s Front Pages…

               The prime minister has been holding meetings with her backbenchers in the hope of bringing them round to supporting her deal         

The Metro Most British voters believe Brexit was the wrong decision

Daily Express – May loses another ally as Brexit crisis deepens – ‘Fractured beyond repair’

The Daily Telegraph – Putin threatens arms race if US walks away from nuclear weapons treaty

i – Theresa May considers letting parliament veto her Irish backstop in last ditch attempt to pass her Brexit deal

The Independent – Italy’s far-right government forces migrants to leave shelters ahead of Christmas

The Guardian – Macron scraps fuel tax rise in face of gilets jaunes protests

The Daily Mirror – MPs vote to block no deal Brexit as Government loses third vote in a day

The Times – Theresa May holds concession meetings with Tory Brexiteers


What To Watch Today

Debates on Theresa May’s Brexit Deal continue in Parliament today for the third day as the Prime Minister attempts to garner support for her deal.


And In Other News…

According to Sky News, MPs have released documents about Facebook which suggest the company deliberately suffocated its rivals with its business practices.


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