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Creative Brexit Thinking, #Papoose and the Fendi 'Vulva' Scarf

FROM the EU's call for creative Brexit thinking and Piers Morgan's "emasculating" papoose gripe, to that much talked about Fendi scarf, welcome to This Reporter's daily news and style round-up.

In the latest 'stating the blindingly obvious' study, research group Hope Not Hate found attitudes towards immigration are directly linked to socio-economic deprivation. The pervading view, extracted from the six-year-long project, was many people in deprived communities felt they had been "abandoned and left to rot" by the political establishment in preference to addressing the needs and wishes of new arrivals.

In quite frankly staggering news, Prime Minister Theresa May has, apparently, managed to get her Cabinet to agree to a united front on Brexit ahead of a key summit with the European Union. Details are sketchy, but what permeated strongly from the meeting room on Tuesday afternoon was the smell of frying bacon, as it was revealed Cabinet members were plied (bribed) with bacon and sausage sandwiches ahead of discussions.

Unfortunately the suffering was not over for Mrs May, who was swiftly dealt a blow from the EU, expecting her to come to their summit meeting this evening (Wednesday) armed with more "concrete" and "creative" solutions on how to seal a deal, particularly in regards the confounded Irish backstop.

John Major is the latest former Prime Minister to stick his oar in over Brexit declaring Brexiteers will "never be forgiven - or forgotten" over what they were doing to Britain. Mr Major elaborated they were persuading a "deceived population to vote to be weaker and poorer" and ensured he was speaking from an impartial stance.

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow is resisting calls to step down amidst a cloud of bullying accusations, declaring he will depart of his own accord next summer, once he had seen Brexit through. He was backed by the likes of shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry who voiced a popular view, this was not the time to be changing Speaker. However, critics outside the House have, quite rightly, made the point it is unfathomable that serious bullying claims have been reduced to Brexit.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump has defended Saudi Arabia against mounting condemnation over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning that we were in danger of attributing guilt before innocence, as was the case in the allegations of sexual assault levelled against supreme court justice Brett Kavanagh during his confirmation hearing. This is as fresh evidence Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi consulate comes out in the form of freshly repainted rooms and the discovery of toxic materials.

Journalist Piers Morgan began a Twitter storm yesterday (Tuesday) after airing his views on Bond actor Daniel Craig carrying his baby daughter in a sling, or papoose. Mr Morgan declared it was "emasculating", claiming James Bond himself would never wear such a thing. Twitter users were quick to challenge this was far more about Mr Morgan's own fragile masculinity. Whilst This Reporter would like to add that if James Bond did have a child, this is absolutely how he would carry them. What use is a pushchair when jumping between buildings and free-falling through the air?

Finally, today's fashion pick is the much talked about £750 Fendi scarf which, let's make no bones about it, looks like a vagina. The Touch of Fur scarf is fur trimmed and comes in a variety of colours including blue and red but it is the peachy-pink version which was been raising more than a few eyebrows for its strong resemblance to female genitalia.

Guardian Fashion has been immensely kind in its critique, claiming wearers can recreate the moment they were born. The peach version has since been discontinued but the other colours are still available, though perhaps lack quite the same allure.

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