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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Good Wednesday Morning.

Wednesday 30 January 2019 |  58 days until Brexit

Briefing By Nathan Shoesmith & Sam Haut


Three Points You Need To Know As You Wake Up

 brexit news

MPs vote to support Brady amendment

MPs have voted to accept the Brady amendment, giving the Prime Minister Theresa May a mandate to renegotiate the issue of the Irish backstop with the EU. Mrs May will now likely ask the EU to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement, although the EU have said they will not reopen it.

MPs vote to reject leaving the EU without a deal

MPs have voted to reject leaving the European Union without a deal. The vote came as a series of amendments were debated and voted upon on Tuesday night. The vote by MPs is not legally binding, but presents a message that MPs do not want the UK to leave the EU without a deal. A series of other amendments, including ones to delay Brexit and keep Scotland in the EU were defeated.

Expelled MP Jailed For Lying Over Speeding Fines

Expelled Labour MP Fiona Onasanya has been jailed for three months, after being convicted of perverting the course of justice for lying to police about speeding fines.

Today’s Newspaper Front Pages                   

The Metro – Teenager stabbed to death as London endures more bloodshed

Daily Express – ‘Keep Britain in single market’ Furious Labour supporters urge Corbyn to ‘get off fence’

The Daily Telegraph – Door shuts as EU doubts Theresa May’s powers of persuasion

i – MPs defeat Yvette Cooper’s plan to extend Article 50 and allow Commons to take control of Brexit

The Independent – FBI ends Las Vegas shooting investigation after finding no motive

The Guardian – Pound falls after Commons vote spurs no-deal Brexit fears

The Daily Mirror – Jeremy Corbyn to meet Theresa May to break Brexit deadlock

The Times – Replace foreign aid handouts with private donations, says Mordaunt


What To Watch Today

Theresa May will try to convince the EU to reopen the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement as she attempts to find solutions on the issue of the Northern Ireland backstop.

And In Other News…

Heavy snow has hit the UK overnight, with many weather warnings remaining in place for the rest of today.


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