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Trump Survives Impeachment Trial and Katy Perry Serenades Charles' Marrow

FROM President Donald Trump getting off scot free after impeachment, to pop star Katy Perry with her eyes set on Prince Charles' marrow, This Reporter brings you the news headlines on Thursday 6th February 2020.

US President Donald Trump has been acquitted on both articles of impeachment put before him during a senate trial and so will not be removed from office.
The senators, as anticipated from the outset, largely voted along party lines to find Trump not guilty of abuse of power or obstruction of congress. A two-thirds majority of 67 senators would have been required to remove him, therefore involving a significant number of Republicans delivering Trump a guilty verdict.
As it stood, Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote in favour of convicting Trump.
Democrat Tammy Baldwin said: "This is not an exoneration of Donald Trump. It is a failure to show moral courage and hold this President accountable". This Reporter would like to add, the verdict may have been less equivocal if the trial had been based around Trump's resemblance to another fruit, to wit perhaps, an orange.
Scotland's finance secretary Derek Mackay has resigned hours before he was due to deliver next year's budget after it emerged he had been sending messages to a 16-year-old boy.
The hundreds of messages, as unearthed by the Scottish Sun newspaper, and sent by 42-year-old Mr Mackay, included calling the boy "cute", discussing his new haircut and inviting him to dinner. As well as, perhaps most unfathomably for rating so low on the thrill factor, inviting the teenager to accompany him to a parliamentary event as his guest.
In a statement, Mr Mackay said he had tendered his resignation with immediate effect.
"I am not a slapper", declared Labour MP Tracy Brabin after being criticised for an outfit which showed part of her shoulder in the Commons as she spoke at the dispatch box.
The shadow culture secretary who you may know better for her role as Tricia in Coronation Street, received a series of insults via Twitter with many decrying the outfit not "really appropriate attire for parliament".
Ms Brabin responded, as point of clarification, she was "not a slag, hungover, a tart, about to breastfeed, a slapper, drunk or just been banged over a wheelie bin". In fact she concluded, defiantly, she would happily wear the top in the Commons again.
And finally, US pop singer Katy Perry promised to sing to Prince Charles' plants as she became an ambassador for his anti-trafficking charity.
She was introducing Charles onto the stage at a dinner for the British Asian Trust when she called him "an incredibly kind soul". "So kind that yes, sometimes he talks to his plants."
She revealed Prince Charles had asked her to sing to his vegetables at a previous meeting between the pair in November ahead of his birthday, publicly declaring she would keep her word and indeed sing to them in the future.
It would be remiss of This Reporter to fail to note Prince Charles' evident allure to female pop stars, as she is sure you all recall, he spent most of the 90s fending off the advances of the Spice Girls.

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