Your morning briefing: What you should know for Wednesday, September 11

Sean Morrison


Labour clash as Watson demands referendum

Tom Watson is today on course to trigger a fresh with Jeremy Corbyn as he demands the party backs another Brexit referendum.

The deputy leader will say an election on the single issue of the EU may not break the deadlock in Parliament.

Labour leader Mr Corbyn has made clear his priority is for an election once no deal is off the table.

But Mr Watson will argue during a speech in London later that the only way to end the impasse is with a second vote.



British-Australian women 'jailed in Iran'

Two British-Australian women have been jailed in Iran, according to reports.

They are being held in are Evin jail, where British mother Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held on spying charges since 2016, according to the Times.

These latest cases are believed to be the first imprisonments in Iran of British passport holders who do not also have Iranian nationality.

It comes amid a downturn in relations between Britain and Iran after the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker near Gibraltar in July.


Boy, 17, stabbed to death in central London

A murder probe has been launched after a teenage boy was knifed to death in broad daylight in central London.

The 17-year-old victim was found suffering knife wounds in Edgware Road, Westminster, shortly before 2pm yesterday.

He was rushed to hospital for treatment but died just before 7.30pm.

The boy's next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

No arrests have been made.

86 migrants intercepted while crossing Channel

Border Force officers have intercepted 86 UK-bound migrants who were attempting to cross the Channel in small boats.

Children were among those trying to complete the perilous journey yesterday, with some managing to land on beaches before being stopped.

It comes after Home Secretary Priti Patel said urgent action was needed to put a stop to the wave of crossings.

Bake Off: Amelia third to be kicked off show

Amelia has compared being eliminated from The Great British Bake Off to a break up and admitted she didn’t “rise to the challenge”.

The sportswear designer became the third contestant to be kicked off the show after failing to impress the judges on Bread Week.

Being sent home by Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, Amelia said exiting the tent has felt like the end of a relationship.

She said: "The sadness, the denial, a bit of it's not you it's me, so you have to remind yourself it's still an amazing achievement."