Today’s Political Headlines includes the Brexit White Paper, the alternative white paper, Trump’s arrival in the UK and rail boss fury in first class.
Brexit White Paper published today
In an exclusive in The Sun, the Prime Minister tells readers that the Chequers plan will end free movement, allow trade deals around the world and end the jurisdiction of European courts. The Financial Times reports that Theresa May has abandoned plans for a tight relationship with the EU in financial services.
Tory Backbenchers to force the release of ditched white paper
The Guardian reports that backbench Tory Brexiteers will try to force the Prime Minister to publish a rival draft of the white paper drawn up by David Davis, which was later abandoned. Backbench MPs from the European Research Group will hope to win the backing of Labour frontbenchers who are keen to embarrass the Government.
Trump arrives in the UK today amid protests
According to The Independent, Trump will avoid London due to protests expected to take place. He will instead watch a special forces demonstration at a secret location in the English countryside. First Lady Melania Trump, on the other hand, is expected to attend meetings in the capital.
Rail boss ordering commuters out of first class seats sparks fury
The Daily Mail reports Govia operations manager Mark Boon has told passengers to stay out of the First Class carriage on a packed services, while he sat with two seats to himself. Government officials have warned Govia that the new timetable must improve services for passengers.
Trump stuns Theresa May and other NATO allies over defence targets
The Times has reported that Trump has called on NATO states to increase military spending from 2% to 4% of GDP in an address to 28 other NATO leaders. The Telegraph reports that Trump has accused Germany of being ‘totally controlled by Russia’ in regards to the country’s defence spending.
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