Tuesday, December 11
Good morning from London where Theresa May has bought time by delaying the Brexit vote in Parliament, but nothing else.
That said, it’s a busy day at the local level where Mike Bloomberg has already debuted Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing’s Ice Watch London to highlight the melting Greenland ice sheet.
He will also host our first Global Regulatory Forum, chair a board meeting of the C40 network of the world’s largest cities committed to addressing climate change, open a new entrance to the Bank Street Tube stop with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, present a screening of the Bloomberg Philanthropies-produced, National Geographic film, “Paris to Pittsburgh” at BAFTA, and will kick off the first Bloomberg-Vanity Fair Climate Exchange event.
It’s a packed schedule and we just arrived a few hours ago.
Today’s Brexit Headlines:
-Michael Bloomberg: There Is a ‘Cogent Argument’ for Second Brexit Referendum (Press Association)
-Theresa May Gambles Running Down Brexit Clock Will Focus Political Minds (Bloomberg)
-Pound Headed to Brexit Lows as U.K. Reaches Crisis Point (Bloomberg)
-Editorial: Theresa May Should Admit That Brexit Has Failed (Bloomberg Opinion)
With Parliament deadlocked and the government adrift, only a new referendum can legitimize this choice. Let the people decide.
France Update: Emmanuel Macron Raises Minimum Wage, Cuts Taxes on Pensions (Bloomberg)
Russia Investigation Latest: President Trump’s “Reality Tremor” as Robert Mueller Fallout Piles Up (Axios – Mike Allen)
Last week’s stunning court filings detonated what one official calls a “reality tremor” that has White House officials and key allies increasingly aware of President Trump’s rising legal and political vulnerability. Click here for a recap on what we now know about Trump and Russia.
44 Former U.S. Senators Sound the Alarm: The Senate Has Long Stood in Defense of Democracy — and Must Again. (Washington Post)
Health Watch: Singapore Considering Tax, Ban on High-Sugar Drinks (The Straits Times)
New York Metro Section: Why Your Subway Train Might Start Moving Faster (New York Times)
Space Section: NASA’s Voyager 2 Space Probe ‘Leaves the Solar System’ after Leaving Earth in 1977 (BBC News)
Best of late night.
“This weekend President Trump attended the Army versus Navy football game, where he went on the field and shook hands with the players. Then he whispered to each one of them: ‘Will you be my chief of staff? Will you be my chief of staff?’”
— Jimmy Fallon
“If anyone here wants to be President Trump’s chief of staff, just raise your hand and the job is yours.”
— Jimmy Fallon
On a new restaurant in Nepal that is using robots as waiters:
“Robot waiters. Although the robots insist they’re only doing this until their acting careers take off.”
— James Corden
For more best of late night from the New York Times, click here.