Taking your car abroad In a sentence You’ll have to request a green card from your insurer if driving to Europe after 29 March Currently, a driver of a UK-registered car is allowed to drive anywhere in the EU, the EEA (European Economic Area), Switzerland and Serbia, and not have to carry a green card that proves you have insurance cover. But if the UK leaves without a deal, all changes and drivers will be expected to carry a green card when in mainland Europe and Ireland. They are likely to be issued by an insurance company for free, but the industry is warning it could take up to a month to obtain one, so if no deal happens and you’re booked to go away with the car this Easter, you will need to act fast. The official advice from the UK government is: “From 29 March 2019, in the event that there is no EU exit deal … drivers of UK-registered vehicles will need to carry a motor insurance green card when driving in the EU and EEA.” Note that a green card … [Read more...] about Brexit: what happens the next day if there is no deal?
National healthcare decisions day
Describing today as a "momentous day" for Irish women, Minister Harris believes 80pc of all terminations will take place in local communities. Mr Harris said that the HSE, GPs and hospitals will now take an active role in supporting women in crisis pregnancy situations. A new HSE freephone line will be staffed by trained professional counsellors from 9am today, along with a new information website, Myoptions.ie. "I think it's momentous that women and their partners who face situations like fatal foetal abnormalities will no longer have to travel abroad to access services," he said. "Up until today, their options have been to travel or to go onto the internet for information - all that changes from [today]." He added that the new helpline will be adequately staffed and that services will be "much better" than what was previously available to women. "I know that the health plan is adequately staffed, I'm satisfied in that regard. "About 165 GPs have so far signed up to provide the … [Read more...] about ‘Momentous day’ for Irish women as abortion services are rolled out
ITV Report 18 December 2018 at 7:34pm By Kris Jepson Exclusive: The Care Quality Commission has downgraded the rating of Allied Healthcare’s Middlesbrough service from “Good” to “Requires Improvement”, following an inspection in November. The social care regulator brought forward the inspection after receiving “a number of safeguarding concerns which had been raised about the service following the closure of their Redcar branch”. One former Allied carer told ITV News Tyne Tees she reported a series of safeguarding concerns to every level of management at the company, “with nothing done”, so she took her complaints to the CQC. She alleged that people’s lives were being put at risk, saying “at its very worst, it could possibly have led to death”. Watch @krisjepson's report here: These historic cases were reported to the CQC through Allied Healthcare’s in-house safeguarding procedures at the … [Read more...] about Allied Healthcare Middlesbrough’s rating downgraded to ‘requires improvement’
Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN: It's Sunday, December 16th. I'm Margaret Brennan. And this is FACE THE NATION. With pressure building on both legal and legislative fronts, President Trump paid his respects at Arlington Cemetery on a gloomy Saturday pausing to praise a federal judge's ruling that invalidates the Affordable Care Act. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: It was a big ruling. It's a great ruling for our country. MARGARET BRENNAN: Obamacare coverage will continue during the appeals process but millions of Americans could be left without health insurance. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: And on the assumption that the Supreme Court upholds, we will get great, great health care for our people. We'll have to sit down with the Democrats to do it, but I'm sure they want to do it also. MARGARET BRENNAN: But after a spectacular Oval Office squabble with Democrats over the President's demand for border wall funding, is agreement on anything in the New Year … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” on December 16, 2018
The following is a transcript of the interview with Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota that aired Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, on "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: We're back now with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar a key Democratic voice on the Judiciary Committee. Senator, good to have you here. SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR: Thank you so much. It's great to be on, Margaret. MARGARET BRENNAN: We had this significant decision out of Texas on Friday with this federal judge striking down Obamacare as unconstitutional and you have tweeted, "now it's on us and the Democratic attorney generals. Let's get to work." What does that mean? SEN. KLOBUCHAR: Well what that means is because you have an administration - and you just heard it - that basically is standing while the house is burning down and instead of going in there and putting out the fire they're throwing lighter fluid on it in terms of tweets and rhetoric and things they're saying. The ruling was absurd. Justice Roberts and a … [Read more...] about Transcript: Sen. Amy Klobuchar on “Face the Nation,” December 16, 2018