Good Tuesday Morning.
Tuesday 29th January 2019 | 60 days until Brexit
Briefing By Sam Haut
Three Points You Need To Know As You Wake Up
Irish backstop continue to mire Brexit talks
Threats of more parliamentary deadlock continue as May has signaled supporting Brady’s amendment which would require the Prime Minister to return to the EU to negotiate a Brexit deal that does not include an Irish border backstop. The issue has split the Tories, with the chances of the amendment passing relying on a thin margin.
China’s Huawei faces charges from US justice department
The charges filed against the second largest smartphone maker include bank fraud, obstruction of justice and theft of technology, along with the firms chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou. US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said “For years, Chinese firms have broken our export laws and undermined sanctions, often using US financial systems to facilitate their illegal activities. This will end.” Huawei refuted the claims in a statement saying the company “is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms Meng”.
The state of the union address returns with the US government reopening
After being uninvited from giving the state of the union address in the House of Representatives, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked president Donald Trump to give his address on Feb. 5 now that the government has been reopened following the longest shutdown in US history at 35 days. The deal that was made funds the government through Feb. 15 in order to give Congress time to come to an agreement on border funding.
The Metro – Autistic woman raped ‘by night shift worker’ contracted HIV
Daily Express – Hague tells EU re-open Brexit talks – ‘Consequences will come back to hit you’
The Daily Telegraph – One million children say they have been bullied online or seen ‘nasty’ content, Ofcom finds
i – Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg to torpedo Theresa May’s new Brexit strategy
The Independent – No-deal Brexit puts UK food security at risk, warn Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and M&S
The Guardian – Labour support for Yvette Cooper’s Brexit amendment in doubt
The Daily Mirror – Brexit could lead to thousands more deaths from heart attacks and strokes
The Times – Victims refuse to back prosecutions for fear of courtroom humiliation
What To Watch Today
As the debate over Brexit continues, look for more crucial votes that could change the course of how the UK ends up leaving the EU, with changes to “plan B” possibly coming.
And In Other News…
A bug in iPhones has caused Facetime to allow someone to listen in through your microphone even if you do not answer the call. Apple is working on an update to fix the bug which should come out this week.
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The Speaker. 2019