Good Tuesday Morning.
Tuesday 12 February 2019 | 45 days until Brexit
Briefing By Nathan Shoesmith & Sam Haut
Three Points You Need To Know As You Wake Up
Government to miss Brexit trade deal target of end of March
May against Corbyn’s custom union plan
Downing Street has said that the PM has been “absolutely clear” that she is against Jeremy Corbyn’s idea of a customs union plan for Brexit. The statement comes after the Prime Minister sent a letter to Mr Corbyn on Sunday evening, where she did not appear to outright denounce any of his proposals.
China Faces Increased Pressure To Close Down Its Re-Education Centres In Xinjiang
What is condemned as a concentration camp, China is starting to receive backlash on their re-education centres in Xinjiang. China’s far Western Xinjiang region is one of the most tightly controlled areas in the country, home to the Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority. The Uighurs make up 11 million of Western China and make up 45% of the population in Xinjiang. China’s state surveillance in Xinjiang varies in multiple forms, from forbidding their citizens giving their children Muslim names, downloading monitoring apps, acuminate samples of DNA/biometric samples when being identified, banned from using applications that involve cross-border communication, they must express loyalty to President Xi Jinping and renounce or criticise their own faith.
Today’s Newspaper Front Pages
The Metro – PM: I’m Jez Saying No
Daily Express – 18 Million Breathing Toxic Air
i – Britain’s Hidden Housing Scandal
The Guardian – Plummeting Number Of Insects Threatens Catastrophe For Planet
The Daily Mirror – 24 Hours To Save Free TV For OAPs
The Times – Soft Brexit Talks With Labour Risk Cabinet Split
What To Watch Today
There will be oral questions in the House of Commons’ Main Chamber today on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
And In Other News…
US Senator Amy Klobuchar has become the ninth Democrat candidate to enter the 2020 Presidential Race.
Photo Credit: Sky News
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