View all newsletters
Sign up to our newsletters

Support 110 years of independent journalism.

  1. Politics
22 October 2019

Five things you need to know today: Trudeau loses majority, and last push on Brexit

Also: number plates go green.

By New Statesman

Trudeau loses majority

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau looks likely to have lost his majority in the country’s parliament, meaning that he will have to rely on other parties to pass legislation in his second term. 

Projected results from yesterday’s federal election suggest that Trudeau’s centre-right liberals will win 156 seats, down from 184 in 2015, and 14 short of a majority. His main rivals, the Conservatives, are up from 95 to 122. 

MPs to vote on Brexit timetable

The House of Commons will today vote on the government’s proposed Brexit timetable, which would allow the UK to leave the European Union by the end of this month. 

The programme motion, which MPs will vote on today, would see them spend the next three days on intensive debate of the 110 page Withdrawal Agreement Bill published last night, before voting to confirm it on Thursday. Opposition MPs have warned that this is not enough time to give proper consideration to such important legislation.

“ISIS bride” appeals loss of citizenship

Shamima Begum, the so-called “ISIS bride” who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State, is beginning an appeal against the government’s decision to strip her of British citizenship. 

Select and enter your email address Your weekly guide to the best writing on ideas, politics, books and culture every Saturday. The best way to sign up for The Saturday Read is via saturdayread.substack.com The New Statesman's quick and essential guide to the news and politics of the day. The best way to sign up for Morning Call is via morningcall.substack.com Our Thursday ideas newsletter, delving into philosophy, criticism, and intellectual history. The best way to sign up for The Salvo is via thesalvo.substack.com Stay up to date with NS events, subscription offers & updates. Weekly analysis of the shift to a new economy from the New Statesman's Spotlight on Policy team. The best way to sign up for The Green Transition is via spotlightonpolicy.substack.com
  • Administration / Office
  • Arts and Culture
  • Board Member
  • Business / Corporate Services
  • Client / Customer Services
  • Communications
  • Construction, Works, Engineering
  • Education, Curriculum and Teaching
  • Environment, Conservation and NRM
  • Facility / Grounds Management and Maintenance
  • Finance Management
  • Health - Medical and Nursing Management
  • HR, Training and Organisational Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Services, Statistics, Records, Archives
  • Infrastructure Management - Transport, Utilities
  • Legal Officers and Practitioners
  • Librarians and Library Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • OH&S, Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Planning, Policy, Strategy
  • Printing, Design, Publishing, Web
  • Projects, Programs and Advisors
  • Property, Assets and Fleet Management
  • Public Relations and Media
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Technical Research and Development
  • Security and Law Enforcement
  • Service Delivery
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Travel, Accommodation, Tourism
  • Wellbeing, Community / Social Services
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
THANK YOU

Then Home Secretary Sajid Javid revoked Begum’s citizenship last February, claiming she still posed a risk to the public. Begum’s lawyers argue that, because it left her stateless, the move was illegal. The preliminary hearing at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission is expected to last four days.

UK police fly to US to interview Harry Dunn suspect

British detectives are travelling to the United States to continue their investigations into the death of Harry Dunn. The 19 year old died after a crash involving a car owned by a US citizen, who later left the country claiming diplomatic immunity. Dunn’s family, who understood the investigation to have been completed, described the news as “perplexing”.

Numberplates go green

The government has unveiled plans for electric vehicles to use bright green number plates. The move is intended to make it easier to identify the vehicles, to make it easier for them to benefit from schemes, such as free parking or low-emission zones, aimed at greener vehicles. Environmental charities said that, without financial incentives, the plan was little more than a gimmick.

Content from our partners
Unlocking the potential of a national asset, St Pancras International
Time for Labour to turn the tide on children’s health
How can we deliver better rail journeys for customers?

Select and enter your email address Your weekly guide to the best writing on ideas, politics, books and culture every Saturday. The best way to sign up for The Saturday Read is via saturdayread.substack.com The New Statesman's quick and essential guide to the news and politics of the day. The best way to sign up for Morning Call is via morningcall.substack.com Our Thursday ideas newsletter, delving into philosophy, criticism, and intellectual history. The best way to sign up for The Salvo is via thesalvo.substack.com Stay up to date with NS events, subscription offers & updates. Weekly analysis of the shift to a new economy from the New Statesman's Spotlight on Policy team. The best way to sign up for The Green Transition is via spotlightonpolicy.substack.com
  • Administration / Office
  • Arts and Culture
  • Board Member
  • Business / Corporate Services
  • Client / Customer Services
  • Communications
  • Construction, Works, Engineering
  • Education, Curriculum and Teaching
  • Environment, Conservation and NRM
  • Facility / Grounds Management and Maintenance
  • Finance Management
  • Health - Medical and Nursing Management
  • HR, Training and Organisational Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Services, Statistics, Records, Archives
  • Infrastructure Management - Transport, Utilities
  • Legal Officers and Practitioners
  • Librarians and Library Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • OH&S, Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Planning, Policy, Strategy
  • Printing, Design, Publishing, Web
  • Projects, Programs and Advisors
  • Property, Assets and Fleet Management
  • Public Relations and Media
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Technical Research and Development
  • Security and Law Enforcement
  • Service Delivery
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Travel, Accommodation, Tourism
  • Wellbeing, Community / Social Services
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
THANK YOU