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News Daily: MPs’ Brexit rebellion threat, and Begum family challenge Javid

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright AFP Brexit: Tory MPs warn of rebellion With five weeks to go until the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, Theresa May has been warned that more than 30 normally loyal Conservative MPs could rebel against the government in an effort to prevent a no-deal Brexit. The Brexit Delivery Group, containing Leave and Remain supporters, says members may back alternative plans if the prime minister’s reworked deal with the EU fails to gain majority support in…

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News Daily: More MP defections predicted, and Brits results

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Getty Images Could Labour and the Conservatives lose more MPs? The Independent Group, formed this week, already has 11 MPs, but could its membership be boosted by more defections from Labour and the Conservatives? Ex-Tory MP Heidi Allen has said up to a third of her former parliamentary colleagues are fed-up with the party’s direction. And Labour MP Ian Austin has said he is thinking “long and hard” about his future. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said…

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News Daily: IS teenager decision and eighth MP quits Labour

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright PA Shamima Begum: IS teenager’s family consider legal action Shamima Begum, who joined the Islamic State group in Syria aged 15, has been told she is to lose her UK citizenship. It is possible to strip the 19-year-old of her nationality as she is eligible for citizenship in another country – Bangladesh – according to Whitehall sources. But Ms Begum’s family’s lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee, has promised to use “all legal avenues” to challenge the decision. He said:…

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News Daily: Corbyn warned of resignations and Trump threatened over wall plan

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright PA More Labour MPs ‘thinking hard’ about future He’s seven MPs down, following the resignation from the Labour Party of a group of parliamentarians unhappy with his leadership. But could Jeremy Corbyn be in for more bad news? At a Labour MPs’ meeting described as “tense”, Corbyn critic Ian Austin said he and others would have to “think hard” about their futures unless the party fixed what he called its anti-Semitism problem. Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris…

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News Daily: Facebook report, Huawei risks and veteran Labour MP’s death

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Getty Images Facebook needs more regulation, say MPs MPs have criticised Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg for failing to show “leadership or personal responsibility” over the issue of fake news. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s report also said there was a threat to the UK’s democracy from the spreading of untrue stories. It called for a “radical shift” in the balance of power between social media platforms and users, including a compulsory code of ethics for…

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News Daily: IS teen’s return ‘could be blocked’, and Trump’s wall emergency

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here IS teen’s future Image copyright Met Police Home Secretary Sajid Javid says a British woman who fled to Syria aged 15 to join Islamic State could be stopped from returning if he decides she poses a threat to the UK. One option, Mr Javid told the Times, was to strip Shamima Begum of her British citizenship. But under international law, it’s not possible to render a person stateless, so she would have to become a national of another…

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News Daily: IS schoolgirl speaks, Brexit latest and heart health

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here ‘Heads in bins’ Image copyright Met Police There was widespread shock when three British schoolgirls left east London in 2015 to join the Islamic State terror group. Now one of them has said she wants to come home. Speaking to the Times from a refugee camp in Syria, Shamima Begum, now 19 and nine months pregnant, said she had no regrets about going there, but had already lost two children and desperately wanted to return to the UK…

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News Daily: Police cuts ‘toll’, gambling ad rules and HPV warning

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here ‘Overburdened’ Image copyright Getty Images More than 90% of police officers believe their force is under-staffed and nearly 80% say they’ve experienced stress or anxiety at work in the last year. Those are the findings of a big survey – 18,000 participants – by the Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers. The federation says more officers are being forced to work alone, putting them and the public at risk. PC Mick Johnson told the BBC he…

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News Daily: Tougher taxi rules and US shutdown deal

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Protecting passengers Image copyright Metropolitan Police Anyone convicted of a serious or sexual crime could be banned from driving a taxi or mini cab under new government proposals. All drivers in England and Wales could also be forced to install CCTV in their vehicles which could be accessed in the event of a crime being reported. Those are two of the ideas from the Department for Transport which thinks vulnerable passengers need more protection. A national licensing database…

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News Daily: Brexit latest, breast cancer screening and Baftas

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here No customs union compromise? Image copyright 10 Downing Street Last week, Jeremy Corbyn wrote to Theresa May setting out his five demands for a Brexit deal. Now, the prime minister has written back. She welcomed more talks, particularly on possible alternatives to the Irish backstop. She also offered an olive branch on environmental protections and workers’ rights. Crucially, though, while she didn’t reject anything outright, Mrs May appeared to dismiss Mr Corbyn’s call for the UK to stay…

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