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Your Morning Briefing

MSN UK 10/06/2019 News desk

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know to start your day with our daily briefing, compiled by Liji Varghese.

Johnson latest Tory contender to promise tax cut

Boris Johnson © Thomson Reuters Boris Johnson Boris Johnson has promised to cut taxes for around 3 million higher earners by raising the 40p threshold from £50,000 to £80,000 if he becomes prime minister, in a move condemned by senior Labour figures. The move would cost around £9.6bn a year, which would be paid for partly from savings in Brexit no-deal preparations, he said. (The Guardian)

'I forced him into error': Hamilton on Vettel drama

© ASSOCIATED PRESS Lewis Hamilton feels he forced Sebastian Vettel into a crucial mistake at the Canadian Grand Prix and believes the Ferrari driver was punished because he returned to the track on the racing line. Vettel missed out on the chance for a first victory of the Formula One season on Sunday when, from the lead, he ran wide and came back on track via the grass at turn four in Montreal. (SportingNews) Vettel raged at F1's officials and claimed they 'stole the race' from Ferrari after he was handed a controversial time penalty for a near-miss with Hamilton. (Sky Sports)

Yellow weather warning as heavy rain and flooding predicted

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for south-east England, with heavy rain and flooding predicted. Downpours and even thunderstorms are expected to hit the country today as the weather continues to get worse following the departure of Storm Miguel. The Met Office said there is a chance of businesses, homes and infrastructure being flooded, causing disruption to train and bus services. (Mirror)

Top judge questions Javid's decision to strip IS bride of citizenship

IS bride © REUTERS IS bride One of Britain's most senior judges has called into question Sajid Javid's decision to strip IS bride Shamima Begum of her British citizenship. Jonathan Sumption, who retired as a justice of the Supreme Court in December, indicated that the Home Secretary may have breached international law by effectively making Ms Begum stateless.' (The Telegraph)

In-depth: The post-Brexit paradox of ‘global Britain’

Brexit © Thomson Reuters Brexit Brexit is an all-consuming maelstrom of political dysfunction, one that has compelled Britain’s eyes inward. Almost three years on—through failed parliamentary votes, cabinet resignations, and May’s announcement that she will step down as prime minister—this mantra of internationalism remains one of the few legacies of May’s premiership. So far, however, a global Britain has been nothing more than a hollow promise. (The Atlantic)

Video of the day: ISS astronaut captures stunning shot of Venus at sunrise

A Nasa astronaut recently shared a remarkable shot of Venus at sunrise from space. (GeoBeats)

On this day

1829: Cambridge student Charles Merivale and his friend, Oxford's Charles Wordsworth, devise a competition to determine which of the two premier British universities boasts the best rowers. The Boat Race will become immensely popular, attracting 250,000 or more spectators annually.(Bing)

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