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UK News Briefing: Parliament suspension battle continues – Rise in number of old people facing homelessness & Corbyn says he’ll stay neutral 

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In today’s briefing update, the battle over the legality of suspending parliament enters its second day at The Supreme Court. 

 Homelessness amongst old people has dramatically risen by 39 per cent, official figures show.

Jeremy Corbyn says he’ll stay neutral on Brexit and carry out what the people decide.

 All in today’s UK news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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SUPREME COURT: PARLIAMENT SUSPENSION BATTLE ENTERS ITS SECOND DAY

BBC News says the debate over the legality of suspending parliament will return to the Supreme Court later for a second day. Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended parliament for five weeks earlier this month. Johnson said he wanted a Supreme Court: Parliament suspension battle enters second dayQueen’s Speech to outline his new policies. But critics say he was trying to stop scrutiny of MPs in the run-up to Brexit.  There are two cases about the suspension that are now being appealed in the court. During the first hearing on Tuesday, the court heard how the suspension had been done to “silence” MPs ahead of Brexit and was an “unlawful abuse of power.”

Read the full story on BBC News

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HOMELESSNESS AMONGST OLD PEOPLE SOARS BY 39%, OFFICIAL FIGURES REVEAL

The Independent reports due to benefit cuts, there has been a rise in the number of older people falling into Homelessness amongst old people soars by 39%, official figures revealhomelessness. Official data show there has been a 39 per cent rise in people over 60 approaching authorities because they need housing by local councils over the last five years. And figures have increased from 1,800 in 2012-13 to 2,500 in 2017-18. The figures also show Northern Ireland has seen an increase during the same period, of 30%. Campaigners say the rise is due to the level of local housing allowance and other benefits not keeping up with rent increases, as well as lack of affordable housing. 

Read the full story on The Independent

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JEREMY CORBYN: I’ll STAY NEUTRAL AND LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE ON BREXIT

The Guardian reports Jeremy Corbyn has set out the four pillars of a “sensible” Brexit deal he would negotiate with the Jeremy Corbyn: I’ll stay neutral and let the people decide on BrexitEU. And pledges to carry out whatever the public decide in a second referendum as Labour Prime Minister. He set out how he would go into an election offering to negotiate a Brexit deal involving a customs union. However, Corbyn will resist demands to pick a side and opt to stay out of campaigning in a second referendum on a Labour-negotiated Brexit deal. Meaning he will be the neutral face who pledges to carry out whatever the public decides. 

Read the full story on The Independent 

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UK News Briefing: Parliament suspension battle continues – Rise in number of old people facing homelessness & Corbyn says he’ll stay neutral 
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