Good Wednesday Morning.
Wednesday 2nd January 2019 | 87 days until Brexit
Briefing By Calum Paton & Sam Haut
Three Points You Need To Know As You Wake Up
Police raids over Manchester knife attack
Police have raided addresses in Manchester after a stabbing that saw three people injured. The attack is being treated as a terror incident, with a 25-year-old male arrested. The incident occurred outside of Manchester’s Victoria Station during the New Years Eve celebrations
Elizabeth Warren amongst the first to declare for 2020
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is amongst the first to announce their candidacy for the 2020 general election, with fellow Democrat Richard Ojeda also announcing a run in recent weeks. Warren has been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump – with the president labelling her Pocahontas over her Native American heritage – sitting as one of the most progressive members of Congress.
Outrage over trade envoys
In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, Britain ramped up their trade envoys to explore possible post-Brexit partnerships, coming at a cost of over £430,000 to the British taxpayer. Although arguably a necessary feature of our changing trade policy, it has drawn criticism from government critics as being excessive.
Politics On Today’s Front Pages…
The Metro – Kim Jong Un warns ‘Washington not to test North Korean’s patience’
Daily Express – Nearly three quarters of Labour members now back new vote, poll reveals
The Daily Telegraph – Jeremy Corbyn ‘could lose 90,000 party members if he does not commit to a second EU referendum’
i – Brexit supporters furious after London NYE fireworks appears to include an EU flag
The Independent – Britain continued seeking arms deals with Saudi Arabia in weeks after Khashoggi was murdered
The Guardian – Trump invites lawmakers to border security briefing amid shutdown
The Daily Mirror – Rail fares rise 2019: How season tickets in Europe cost just a fraction of ones the UK
The Times – Forced marriage victims charged fee to be rescued
What To Watch Today
Parliament is in recess for the Christmas break… Commons will return on January 7th
And In Other News…
Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana announced that they are expecting their fifth child. The 52-year-old chef and his wife announced the news during new years celebrations.
Photo Credit: gordonramsaysubmissions on Flickr
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