Christophe Hansen, negotiator of the post-Brexit agreement in the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade, said: 'Under these extraordinary circumstances, I cannot see how the UK government would choose to expose itself to the double whammy of the coronavirus and the exit from the EU Single Market, which will inevitably add to the disruption, deal or no deal. … [Read more...] about Largest group of MEPs in EU demands the UK agree to extend the Brexit transition period as they claim it is the ‘only responsible thing to do’ because of coronavirus disruption
Which tory mps will vote against the brexit deal
What are the alternatives?At Westminster, members have to get up and walk through lobbies to register a vote. They are given eight minutes to get into the right lobby after the division bell rings, after which the doors are locked and whips tally up those present. … [Read more...] about How does Holyrood’s electronic voting system work?
The Parliamentary authorities have faced several calls for electronic voting to be introduced in recent years, along the lines of the systems used in the European Parliament or the Scottish Parliament, or even to allow MPs to vote remotely, through secure servers. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: MPs call for digital parliament to be set up
The rapper was referring to a decision made by health secretary Matt Hancock, who announced free parking for NHS workers last week. Hancock said: “Our NHS is facing an unprecedented challenge, and I will do everything I can to ensure our dedicated staff have whatever they need during this unprecedented time.” … [Read more...] about Rapper Dave castigates Tories over NHS and coronavirus: ‘They prioritised other things’
The average annual increase in council tax as a result of the band adjustments announced by Ms Sturgeon will be: band E - £105 band F - £207 band G - £335 band H - £517 During a debate earlier on Thursday, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay hinted that the Scottish government could consider further reform of the council tax system. … [Read more...] about Row over Kezia Dugdale vote as government avoids defeat