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Article 50 Brexit
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 Campos Sanchez-Bordona said it can be done without permission from the other 27 EU states. He had been asked by a group of Scottish politicians to give a non-binding legal opinion...
Citizenship

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 for Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC) can now apply for a judicial review over the legality of the £1,012 charge. The group says they do not question the legality...

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...

Police investigate Labour over anti-Semitism claims

A criminal inquiry has been launched into suspected anti-Semitic hate crimes in the Labour Party, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick confirmed today. The investigation began after London’s LBC Radio obtained...

UK dropped death penalty objection ‘to appease US’

Home Secretary Sajid David has been accused of exposing two alleged Islamic State fighters to the risk of the death penalty in the United States. Javid failed to seek assurances...

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