Already under pressure, Prime Minister Theresa May's government lost three votes in the House of Commons on Tuesday, even before the main debate got underway. May is seeking approval from the house for the exit deal from the EU which her negotiators signed off last week. That vote will be taken next Tuesday. But this Tuesday began with a setback for her as a European Court of Justice advocate general gave formal advice that revoking the "Article 50" divorce notice was an option for the House without the other EU 27 member states having a say. The UK does not need approval of other EU countries to withdraw from Brexit, the advocate ruled. Then, MPs voted 311 to 293 in favor of holding the UK government "in contempt of parliament" for refusing to release key legal advice on the Withdrawal Agreement and the backstop legal guarantee for avoiding a hard border with Ireland. House Leader Andrea Leadsom said the government would publish "the final and full advice provided by the … [Read more...] about UK government loses key votes as parliament gains powers in next Brexit steps
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Meghan Markle is still waiting to become a British citizen despite starting her application up to two years ago. It is believed that the Duchess of Sussex began the process shortly after her engagement to Prince Harry was announced in November 2017. Kensington Palace said at the time she would be treated like anyone else. Meghan Markle is still waiting to become a British citizen despite applying up to two years ago Prince Harry's communication's secretary, Jason Knauf, said Ms Markle would be 'compliant with immigration requirements at all times'. And it appears she still has not been granted citizenship, despite being a member of the Royal Family. A friend of the Duchess said: 'Meghan is not yet a British citizen. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next EXCLUSIVE - Revealed: Stella McCartney's £1,545 coat worn by... 'Harry has got to sort himself out': Queen's former... Share this article Share 'It might seem extraordinary, given that she's been married to the … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle is STILL waiting to become a British citizen even though she applied for it two years ago
Fisheries ministers meeting in Brussels to decide EU quotas for next year have set some stocks within levels scientists deem sustainable but left many others vulnerable to overfishing. The ministers also said there would be a review of the planned ban on the discarding of edible fish at sea, which could, in effect, mean the wasteful practice is allowed to continue despite an eight-year battle to end it. For the UK, there were substantial increases in quota for a few species, including monkfish off western Scotland, which was up by a quarter, western hake, which was increased by more than a quarter, and a 10% increase in fishing for skates and rays in the Channel. George Eustice, the fisheries minister, said: “We entered into discussions knowing that a good deal needed to carefully balance progress towards sustainability targets, while ensuring that we listen to the scientific evidence on the health of fish stocks and safeguard a profitable future for our hardworking fleet.” … [Read more...] about EU fishing quotas pose risk to some stocks, say campaigners
JO Cox was the Labour MP for Batley and Spen who was killed in broad daylight by Nazi-obsessed murderer Thomas Mair. The murderer struck in broad daylight on June 16, 2016, a week before the EU referendum vote. Here's all about on her life and legacy... Who was Jo Cox? Born Helen Joanne Leadbeater, Jo Cox, 41, was a mum-of-two and popular Labour Party MP from Batley, Yorkshire. She represented her local constituency from 2015 until her murder the following year. Jo had previously been head of policy at the global charity Oxfam before entering politics. The daughter of a school secretary and a factory worker, Jo became head girl at grammar school before studying Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge.She lived in Brussels working for Labour MEP Glenys Kinnock after leaving uni before joining Oxfam and moving to New York. Jo was selected to contest the Batley and Spen seat in 2015 and won the seat with 43.2 per cent — increasing the Labour majority by over 6,000 votes. In … [Read more...] about Who was Jo Cox and what did the Labour MP say about Brexit?
The Vote Leave campaign promised that Britain would “take back control”, and that Brexit would give the UK back its sovereign powers. If there is one thing we have learned from the progress of the EU withdrawal bill through parliament, it is that Theresa May is not interested in the sovereignty of parliament. Her government is hurtling headlong into a Brexit that could see the UK lose much control – over its borders, its trade with the world and its global standing. Theresa May has set out her red lines: leaving the EU customs union, leaving the single market, and no longer being subject to EU laws or rulings of the European court of justice (ECJ). In other words, a hard Brexit. If the prime minister cannot deliver tough restrictions on immigration into the UK, she knows that Brexit will have failed, tangibly, to do what she promised. Yet she is also unhappy with allowing parliament to scrutinise the government’s Brexit legislation because she knows this could … [Read more...] about Desperate for a hard Brexit, May has shown she has no time for democracy