Anger boils as UK Parliament endorses ‘obscene’ nationality bill

Citizens, activists and politicians say bill which could deprive nationality without notice targets minorities. The UK’s controversial Nationality and Borders bill passed through the House of Commons this week, prompting outrage from citizens, politicians and activists who fear its potentially dangerous effect on ethnic minorities. Clause 9 of the bill is of particular concern as it willContinue reading “Anger boils as UK Parliament endorses ‘obscene’ nationality bill”

The UK Government admitted it has no way to measure if Brexit is a success. Critics say it is a smokescreen for its failure.

UK government documents seen by Insider show how officials judge key policies. Most have metrics that can end in success or failure, but not “seize the opportunities of Brexit”. Anti-Brexit campaigners have long contended that leaving the EU will harm the UK. The UK Government proposed no measurable way to assess the success of Brexit,Continue reading “The UK Government admitted it has no way to measure if Brexit is a success. Critics say it is a smokescreen for its failure.”

Fears of Brexit violence as armed men hijack and torch bus in Northern Ireland

Loyalists reportedly claim attack in Newtownards in which driver was held at gunpoint, according to minister Armed and masked men hijacked and set fire to a double-decker bus at dawn on Monday, fuelling fears of a fresh wave of Brexit-related violence in Northern Ireland. The charred and smouldering remains of the vehicle remained in the NewtownardsContinue reading “Fears of Brexit violence as armed men hijack and torch bus in Northern Ireland”

Britain tells France: Back down in 48 hours or we get tough

Fishing row could spiral into wider trade dispute London warns Paris of possible legal action France asks EU to punish Brexit Britain  Britain gave France 48 hours on Monday to back down in a fishing row that threatens to escalate into a wider trade dispute between two of Europe’s biggest economies or face tortuous legalContinue reading “Britain tells France: Back down in 48 hours or we get tough”

Former Irish PM warns countries not to make deals with Boris Johnson’s government after Dominic Cummings claims plan to ‘ditch bits’ of Brexit treaty they didn’t like

Boris Johnson’s former chief advisor claimed their plan was always to “ditch bits” of the Brexit treaty. Leo Varadkar, the former Irish PM, says this suggests the UK government negotiated in bad faith. Varadkar warned the world from making deals with a government that doesn’t “honour its agreements.” Leo Varadkar, the former Irish prime minister,Continue reading “Former Irish PM warns countries not to make deals with Boris Johnson’s government after Dominic Cummings claims plan to ‘ditch bits’ of Brexit treaty they didn’t like”

German Social Democrats beat conservatives in vote to decide Merkel successor

Social Democrats (SPD) ahead – projected results SPD’s Scholz claims clear mandate for pragmatic government But conservative Laschet also vows to seek coalition Chancellor Angela Merkel is not seeking a fifth term Germany’s Social Democrats narrowly won Sunday’s national election, projected results showed, and claimed a “clear mandate” to lead a government for the firstContinue reading “German Social Democrats beat conservatives in vote to decide Merkel successor”

Pumps run dry at gas stations in Britain

Petrol stations run dry in major British cities Trucker shortage strains British economy Germany’s Scholz: we told UK not to Brexit Health workers should get priority, medics union says Gas station pumps ran dry in major British cities on Monday and vendors rationed sales as a shortage of truckers strained supply chains to breaking pointContinue reading “Pumps run dry at gas stations in Britain”

Britain may revert to the imperial system as part of its plans to ‘capitalize on new Brexit freedoms’

The UK announced plans on Thursday to reevaluate leftover laws from the European Union. The government said it will review the EU ban on imperial units and legislate “in due course.” The EU-imposed metric system has “long been a flashpoint for anti-EU campaigners,” i news said. The UK is considering reverting to the imperial system,Continue reading “Britain may revert to the imperial system as part of its plans to ‘capitalize on new Brexit freedoms’”

Brexit has ‘significantly altered’ Irish-British freight traffic, report finds

Post-Brexit trade frictions have “significantly altered” freight traffic between Ireland and Britain and sparked a steep rise in volumes to and from Ireland and other European Union members, an Irish government agency report said on Thursday. The introduction of checks on some goods since neighbouring Britain left the EU’s trading orbit on Dec. 31 cutContinue reading “Brexit has ‘significantly altered’ Irish-British freight traffic, report finds”

Retailers blame Brexit as food shortages sweep across Scotland’s stores

INTERRUPTIONS to food supply to Scottish shops and restaurants are largely due to Brexit – not the “pingdemic” – say independent food retailers. They report that one major issue is hauliers from the EU have cut the UK from their routes. Some suppliers in European countries are also finding other buyers for their produce, because of theContinue reading “Retailers blame Brexit as food shortages sweep across Scotland’s stores”

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