United Kingdom European Union membership referendum “ Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union? ” LocationUnited Kingdom (pop. 65.648m) and Gibraltar (pop. 0.030m)Date23 June 2016 Results Votes % Leave 17,410,742 51.89% Remain 16,141,241 48.11% Valid votes 33,551,983 99.92% Invalid or blank votes 25,359 0.08% Total votes 33,577,342 100.00% Registered voters/turnout 46,500,001 72.21% Results by voting areas Leave Remain On the map, the darker shades for a colour indicate a larger margin. The results for Northern Ireland are by parliamentary constituency. The electorate of 46.5m represents 70.8% of the population.The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, also known as the EU referendum and the Brexit referendum, took place on 23 June 2016 in the United Kingdom (UK) and Gibraltar to ask the electorate if the country should remain a member of, … [Read more...] about 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum
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Residents in Waverley will be heading to the polls on Thursday, May 2 to elect all 57 councillors in the borough. Waverley Borough Council is currently run by the Conservative party , with 49 councillors in the available 57 seats. The rest of the council is made up of six Farnham Residents and one Liberal Democrat representative. The Labour Party, Green Party and UKIP currently have no councillors so will be looking to get a seat on the council. SurreyLive has contacted every candidate in Waverley with the same brief - they have no more than 100 words to sell themselves. Below you will see the bios for every candidate who responded, listed under the name of the ward they hope to represent. Take a look to see what each candidate had to say. Alfold, Cranleigh Rural & Ellens Green Kevin Neil Deanus, Conservative Party There is only one candidate to be elected in this ward and it is uncontested, so there is no need for a bio. Blackheath & Wonersh Robert Ellis, … [Read more...] about Waverley election candidates explain why you should vote for them
THE WORLD’S biggest building got off to a bad start. On the eve of its opening, Deng Hong, the man who built the mall-and-office complex, disappeared. For years Mr Deng had received tributes in local media for turning farmland into glistening conference centres and hotels. The billionaire “conference king” walked with a swagger, chomped on cigars and knew how to please officials. Hefty contracts rolled his way, including one to develop a landmark in the suburbs of Chengdu, a city of 14m in south-western China. This, the New Century Global Centre, was to be his crowning accomplishment, the world’s largest structure by floor space, the size of 246 football fields, or nearly three Pentagons or eight Louvres. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. But then he was gone, swept up in a corruption investigation just before the building’s doors opened in 2013. The media focus shifted to his hubris and his … [Read more...] about How one building reflects the Chinese economy’s struggle with itself
Ivan Rogers 23 January 2019 1:23 PM 23 January 2019 1:23 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp This is a transcript of a lecture Sir Ivan Rogers delivered at UCL European Institute I was asked to talk for about an hour on where Brexit came from and where it may take us. I will try and cover both, including in answering questions later, but if I may, given the intense political crisis, I want to focus primarily on where we now are, and why we are there, and then look again at what our real options are. We desperately need clear and honest thinking about our choices not just for the weeks but for the years, indeed decades, ahead. I continue to think that our political debate is bedevilled by what, at the time I resigned, I termed “muddled thinking”, and by fantasies and delusions as to what our options really are in the world as it is. As opposed to several different worlds people on different sides of the debate would prefer to … [Read more...] about Where did Brexit come from and where is it going to take the UK?
These 19 companies either finished the last year in a strong position or have grand plans for the year ahead. If you have a business story to tell then you can email the business desk on [email protected] 1. Acorn Recruitment The recruitment firm with its headquarters in Newport has recently expanded its operations in Australia. Acorn acquired Entire Recruitment, through its subsidiary recruitment business in Australia, Synaco, and will take over all its assets, including three branches in Sydney, Brisbane and Rock Hampton, the agency’s team of more than 20 staff and all of their current contracts. With the acquisition, Acorn’s presence in Australia will be placing a workforce of more than 1,000 temporary employees daily as well as a growing number of permanent placements across a range of industries. In 2019 its revenues will grow to approximately AUS$100m, bringing Acorn’s combined UK and global turnover to circa £180m in 2019 and placing more than … [Read more...] about 19 Welsh businesses to watch in 2019