Britain's bickering parliament has splintered into rival factions with their own remedies for Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal. Tuesday will be their big chance to have their say. Here is what the political lay of the land will look like when the House of Commons holds votes that could alter the course of Britain's planned split from the EU on March 29. - May loyalists - About a third of MPs still say the deal May struck with Brussels was the best Britain could have hoped for when its voters shocked Europe by deciding to leave in 2016. Some of them are paid government members and have no real choice. Others just want to see a deal done and the nagging uncertainties vanquished. May hopes that more MPs join them, under the joint pressures of time and of fear that their version of a perfect Brexit will be subverted by those who want no deal or no Brexit at all. - No backstop - May's minority government relies on the votes of a tiny Northern Irish party that loves Brexit but hates … [Read more...] about Brexit plots and passions split UK parliament
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John McCarthy Florida Today Published 12:40 PM EST Nov 18, 2018 By noon Sunday, Florida's 67 counties have to report their final vote totals to the state. And those will almost certainly show Republican Gov. Rick Scott the winner over incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson. Former Republican congressman Ron DeSantis is the governor-elect after Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, officially bowed out Saturday. Gillum congratulated DeSantis late Saturday afternoon. We will also learn whether Democrat Nikki Fried was able to hang on to a 5,000-vote lead over Republican Matt Caldwell in the agriculture commission race. State law requires Sunday's total to include the results of any recounts, plus the final tally of late-arriving overseas absentee ballots and any provisional ballots that were accepted by county election officials. While many around the country have been pointing fingers at Florida and asking "What, you guys again?" the recount process this time … [Read more...] about Florida recount: Fixes needed in Fla. elections; Gillum ends campaign
A This is complex and I can see where your solicitor is coming from. Generally speaking, people who transfer money, gifts or wealth to each other, and who are not married, are subject to Capital Acquisitions, or Gift Tax on amounts over €16,250 (plus an annual €3,000 small gifts exemption). This would mean your boyfriend is in fact ‘giving’ you the €140,000, even though it is going into a property you jointly own. It isn’t distinguishable from a cheque or cash. As a result, the bill could be as high as €39,847.50 and would be payable immediately. Either way, it’s clearly not a good idea. However, Revenue tells me that a work-around is to purchase the property as ‘tenants in common’, i.e. you won’t own the house as ‘joint tenants’ or 50/50, but as owners reflecting the actual value you brought to the purchase. “If you own the property in proportion to the contributions in consideration paid, then there … [Read more...] about Home Economics: Our property finance expert answers your questions
On a winter morning, Anna* walked the aisles of an herbal medicine store, picked up a bottle each of blue cohosh and black cohosh, along with a plastic bag of pennyroyal tea, and drove to the topless bar on the edge of town where she worked. There, she met Jules, another dancer. They performed on a small stage with crystal curtains, the green light of an ATM flashing on their left, until 9pm. The women, both in their 20s, then drove to the Motel 6 where Jules lived and entered her dim room on the second floor, which smelled of grape cigars. Anna pulled out the tinctures and tea and explained the plan. She was going to help Jules try to have an abortion. Anna had found the herbal recipe online. She’d read other tips as well: frequent hot baths, vigorous exercise, lots of gin. Women have relied on herbal abortion for thousands of years, and though specific regimens were hard to come by, anecdotal accounts littered the internet. Anna didn’t know how long it would take, so she … [Read more...] about Inside the secret network providing home abortions across the US
PROFESSOR Green is one of the UK's most successful rappers and one of its most recognisable faces. The rapper hit the headlines after his high-profile marriage to the Made In Chelsea star broke up. But what else do we know about the musician who's since split with his latest girlfriend? Who is Professor Green, how old is he and what is his background? British rapper Professor Green was born Stephen Manderson on November 27 1983. He was raised in Hackney, London, and his professional name comes from his favourite character and suspect in the board game Cluedo. Pro describes the area he grew up in Upper Clapton "murder mile", and has rapped about dealing drugs and being arrested in the area. When he was 23, he released his first mixtape and toured with Lily Allen soon after. His debut album from 2010 featured Allen, Emeli Sande, Example and Labrinth among others, and he's also worked with Rizzle Kicks and Miles Kane since then. The star, who became a judge on Lip Sync Battle on … [Read more...] about How old is rapper Professor Green, when was he married to Millie Mackintosh and has he split from girlfriend Fae Williams?