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News Daily: France shooting and May’s political future

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Getty Images Three killed in France shooting A gunman has killed three people in an attack near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg. The suspect, a 29-year-old man known to security services, is at large and believed to be injured. Twelve people were injured in the shooting, with six said to be in a serious condition. Grenades were found in a search of the flat in Strasbourg where the suspect lives. The European Parliament,…

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News Daily: May meets EU leaders for Brexit talks and Macron’s offer to protesters

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Reuters Brexit: May meets EU leaders in effort to save deal Not today, then. But Theresa May’s decision to delay the Commons vote on whether to accept her Brexit deal with the EU doesn’t mean things have gone quiet. The prime minister is travelling to some of Europe’s capitals to meet leaders, including Germany’s Angela Merkel, having said she needs “further assurances” on the Northern Ireland backstop issue before attempting to gain the backing of MPs. European…

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News Daily: May’s Brexit push and Macron’s crisis meetings

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Image Brexit: May in final push to win backing for deal Just over a day to go. With the government widely expected to lose Tuesday’s vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the prime minister is to hold a series of meetings with backbench Conservative MPs in an effort to swing things her way. So what if she loses? Former Foreign Secretary, and leading Brexiteer, Boris Johnson says Mrs May could stay as PM but would…

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News Daily: Brexit compromise ‘rejected’ and O2 ‘restored’

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Tinkering? Fiddling? After three days chained to Westminster debating Theresa May’s Brexit deal, ministers are being dispatched to different corners of the country on Friday to sell it to the public. Critics back in the Commons, though, still aren’t buying it, and an attempt to find a compromise seems to have been rejected. On Thursday night, an amendment – understood to have No 10’s backing – was laid down in the Commons offering MPs more say over when…

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News Daily: TV betting ads ban and mental health law review

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here ‘Whistle-to-whistle’ Image copyright Bet365 Britain’s biggest gambling companies have agreed to stop showing television adverts during live sports broadcasts. The “whistle-to-whistle” ban will include any event that starts prior to the 9pm watershed but ends after that time, and covers firms like Bet365, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power. Political pressure on the industry has been growing due to fears that ads contribute to the rise in problem and under-age gambling – some addicts like Matt, who spoke to the…

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News Daily: PM fights on after defeats, and US-Russia probe latest

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Taking back control? Day one of the Brexit deal debate ran long into the night, and Theresa May will be hoping for a less tumultuous session when it resumes later. The PM suffered an extraordinary three defeats in the Commons on Tuesday at the hands of MPs determined to wrest control of the Brexit process from her. As a result, the government has agreed to publish in full the legal advice it has received about the deal –…

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News Daily: Brexit legal advice row and rail chaos report

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Withdrawal deal latest Image copyright Getty Images MPs will begin five days of debate later on the Brexit withdrawal agreement. But before that, they’ll vote on whether the government broke Parliament’s rules by not making public all the legal advice it has received about the deal. Ministers have published only an overview and say any more would not be in the national interest. Opposition parties, though, insist MPs must have the full picture before they decide whether or not…

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News Daily: Brexit advice and Windrush victims not contacted

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Reuters Publish Brexit advice, Labour urges PM What’s in the legal advice Theresa May received on her Brexit deal? Labour wants to know and is urging the prime minister to publish it in full. Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is also throwing his weight behind the demand, with some MPs suggesting the government doesn’t want to admit the advice says the UK could be indefinitely tied to EU customs rules. Attorney General Geoffrey Cox (who gave the…

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News Daily: May sells Brexit at home and G20, and low-cal diabetes diet on NHS

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Getty Images Home and away: May sells Brexit deal The G20 summit of leading world economies is beginning in Buenos Aires, but Theresa May has matters closer to home on her mind. Departing the UK, the prime minister urged MPs to back her Brexit plan, telling them the “jobs and livelihoods and security” of voters depend on it. With 11 days until the Commons decides whether to accept or reject it, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg writes…

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News Daily: Brexit security warning and Ukraine asks Nato for help against Russia

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright AFP Brexit: Minister warns of no-deal risk to security There are 12 days to go until the House of Commons votes on Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the EU. Ahead of that, security minister Ben Wallace will warn later that a no-deal Brexit could have a “real impact” on the UK’s ability to work with other European countries to ensure people’s safety. Mrs May’s plans set out the most comprehensive security relationship in EU history, he will…

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