4 Things You Need To Know (29/11/17)
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Welcome to our daily update, where we summarise the key talking points from the last 24 hours.
1. Brexit bill
The UK could be set to offer up to £44 billion to the European Union as part of the final Brexit settlement, the BBC has reported.
Boris Johnson has said he would not get into the figures, but he has said that “Now is the moment to get the whole ship off the rocks and move it forwards.”
The issue of the final Brexit bill has been hotly disputed. Nigel Farage has tweeted in response to today’s news, saying “From ‘go whistle’ to €50bn. Can Boris Johnson please tell us why this is a good idea?”
2. Bank holiday
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle getting married is a sight to cheer up the nation, Theresa May has said. However, there won’t be a bank holiday to mark the occasion.
Asked about the possibility of a bank holiday to cheer people up around the event, she said “You talk about cheering people up. I think seeing two young people in love does that.”
US President Donald Trump has caused controversy by retweeting videos from a far right British group. It isn’t clear if Trump knew the basis of the tweets or the validity of the content.
Downing Street has moved to condemn the tweets, stating “It is wrong for the President to have done this.”