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Climate Change Protests – See You on the Streets – Greta...

This Friday, thousands of people across the globe are set to take to the streets to campaign for action on climate change. Speaking at Washington University in front of an enthusiastic audience, Greta Thunberg called on everyone to join the climate change protests. She...

Johnson ‘empty-chaired’ as Luxembourg PM condemns Brexit ‘mess’

Xavier Bettel, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, yesterday gave a press conference beside an empty podium intended for Johnson. In one of the more dramatic spectacles of the ongoing political drama, Bettel took the opportunity to express his frustrations at Brexit while gesturing to...

Cabinet Office warned: UK electoral system is ‘no longer fit for...

The Cabinet Office has been warned to take an urgent risk assessment of its ability to conduct a snap election. The Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) said: “Electoral reform is needed urgently as the current system is no longer fit for purpose. The electoral community...

Facebook gives cameras to Met Police firearms teams to prevent live streaming of terror attacks

Facebook will give the Metropolitan Police cameras for their firearms teams in a bid to stop mass shootings and terror attacks being live-streamed. Scotland Yard said armed police will wear the company's cameras during training exercises and the footage will be used by Facebook to develop algorithms to recognise firearms...

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Johnson ‘empty-chaired’ as Luxembourg PM condemns Brexit ‘mess’

Xavier Bettel, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, yesterday gave a press conference beside an empty podium intended for Johnson. In one of the more dramatic spectacles of the ongoing political drama, Bettel took the opportunity to express his frustrations at Brexit while gesturing to the empty podium. The joint press conference between Bettel and Johnson had been due to take...

Prime Minister seeks Brexit consensus to break deadlock

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will meet MPs over the next few days as she attempts to find a solution...

Government sees off motion of no confidence by 19 votes

Theresa May’s government survived an attempt to remove them from power by 19 votes in the Commons tonight. MPs who had lined up to vote against the Prime Minister’s Brexit...

Ruling on Brexit vote puts Speaker in Commons firing line

A row erupted in the Commons last night after Speaker John Bercow broke with precedent to allow MPs to vote on a Brexit amendment and inflict another defeat on...

COMMENTARY

PM’s day of destiny after ‘lying’ to the Queen

Boris Johnson faces a day of destiny on Tuesday after a court ruled his advice to the Queen to prorogue parliament was unlawful “because it had the purpose of stymying Parliament.” 'Johnson lied to the Queen' “In effect, the court held that Boris Johnson lied to the Queen,” said legal expert David Allen Green, while MP Dominic Grieve, who served as...

UK has the power to cancel Brexit, says EU legal expert

The UK could cancel its departure from the EU at the stroke of a pen, a leading European law expert has said. European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general Manuel...

Home Office faces court over £1k fee levied on children

Campaigners have been given the all clear by a judge to challenge the Home Office in court over fees charged to register a child as a British citizen. The Project...

Leave.EU and Arron Banks’ firm hit with £135,000 fines

Fines of £135,000 have been imposed on Brexit campaign organisation Leave.EU and an insurance company owned by Arron Banks. They were announced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) this week...
Brexit

New independence referendum will happen, says Sturgeon

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says that there will be a second independence referendum in Scotland. She told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show today that another poll was ‘inevitable’ but that she would wait until Brexit was resolved before pressing ahead with her plans. Sturgeon told Marr: "Another Scottish independence referendum is going to happen. Nothing in life is absolutely certain,...

Border backstop the only option for Ireland, says minister

The Irish economy would come under ‘significant stress’ if the UK crashed out of the EU without a deal next March, the country’s foreign minister said yesterday. Simon Coveney also...

Stormont power vacuum halts Northern Ireland reforms

Vital education, health and housing reforms in Northern Ireland are being thwarted by the power vacuum at Stormont, the province’s top civil servant has said. The devolved power sharing Government...

Brexit deal will be devastating for Scotland, says Sturgeon

Scotland will be left worse off if the UK government’s draft Brexit agreement is passed by Parliament, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. She said the SNP’s 35 Westminster MPs...