Ali

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Courts, democracy and Brexit: Some home truths

There are three aspects of the High Court’s ruling in <i>Miller</i> — the implication of which is that Article 50 cannot be triggered without an Act of …

Chris Grayling

A game of drones: why some bees kill their queens

In a palace intrigue worthy of George R R Martin, a new study has shown that some bee workers are queenslayers who will rise up and kill their queen …

After Vegas, why do we still treat the US as a civilised state?

In the wake of last week’s slaughter, it’s time to damn America as a rogue state when it comes to arms<p>For a body of people with manifestly indefensible views, the US gun fraternity continues to enjoy a deferential hearing in Britain, at least on the regular occasions when its principles result in a …

Guns

Die Laster fahren leer zurück

Über den Brexit wird noch verhandelt. Aber die Wirtschaft nimmt schon jetzt viele Folgen vorweg.<p>Achim Junker hat die Pläne seiner Fahrer schon …

Trump administration rejects Theresa May’s post-Brexit agriculture deal with EU

The US has objected to a deal between the UK and EU to divide agricultural import quotas, one of Theresa May’s key plans for a smooth Brexit.<p>British …

United Kingdom

May's Fudge in Florence

What a hullabaloo!<p>Flying all the way to Florence, with a large entourage, pursued by an army of journalists, to give a speech that she could have …

United Kingdom

Article 127: the obscure clause that could deliver a soft Brexit

For MPs concerned about the impact on the economy, article 127 on EEA exit is an opportunity: if parliament wishes to avoid hard Brexit, it could be key<p>As the government continues its mission to pull Britain out of the single market at apparently any cost, the last hope for remainers and soft …

United Kingdom

Citizens' rights: will Theresa May keep her promise?

Did Theresa May just commit the UK to keeping a key Vote Leave promise? No, not the £350 million – we may be getting back full control over our own …

EU facts behind the claims: UK influence

“The lack of influence is quite marked. Over the past twenty years… there have been 72 occasions in the Council of Ministers where the United Kingdom …

United Kingdom

House of Lords Constitution Committee issues interim report on EU (Withdrawal) Bill

In March 2017, in anticipation of what was then colloquially known as the “Great Repeal Bill”, the House of Lords Constitution Committee took the …

Law

A Letter To Leave Supporters

<b>A Letter to Leave supporters - from a Remain supporter</b><p>You are patriots. So are we. We both believe in doing what is best for Britain, for ourselves, …

United Kingdom

We are being lied to. UK already has powers to control migration – Govt. chooses not to use them as migration is good for the economy

<i>Myth Buster – Debunking the horror stories surrounding the EU Freedom of Movement directive.</i><p><i></i><i>Currently Theresa May has made stopping FoM a red-line</i> …

Northern Ireland

EU 'flabbergasted' after Britain reportedly spent 3 hours lecturing officials about the Brexit divorce bill

LONDON - Brexit negotiations have hit a wall after the UK and EU negotiators failed to make any progress on how big Britain's withdrawal bill should be during "intense" talks, according to various reports.<p>The British team told their EU counterparts that there was no legal basis for much of the …

Downing Street

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, 2014 Update: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally

Executive Summary<p>The United States health care system is the most expensive in the world, but this report and prior editions consistently show the …

Diary Day 305: Lords warn of constitutional crisis over devolution. More Royals wear EU flag blue. An inexplicable presence sits at Brexit minister’s table.

My #Remainer’s Diary Day 305: the House of Lords’ European Union Select Committee published a report entitled “Brexit: Devolution”, containing a …

United Kingdom

Theresa May…are hurt feelings and revenge the root of hard Brexit?

Like a Pekinese barking at a lion Theresa May seems desperate to give the EU a kicking. Her belligerence risks herself, her party but most …

United Kingdom

Boris Johnson slaps down EU Tintin jibe with T-shirt embracing Captain Haddock

Boris Johnson has once again turned heads in his garish garb as he ventured out for one of his regular jogs.<p>In what seems to be a slap-down to a previous jibe from the EU, he wore an intriguing shirt, which was all in French.<p>The Telegraph has translated the words on his shirt - and they seem to be …

The Lib Dems are watching and waiting for the Brexit deal to unravel – under Vince Cable, they'll be able to take action

In a valedictory interview with BBC Radio 5 Live today, Tim Farron pointed out that he was the first Liberal Democrat leader in 12 years to increase …

Alternatives to EU Membership (Archived)

In just 16 weeks’ time, Britain will face a decision that will shape the course of our nation’s history for a generation or more: Should we remain …

Theresa May to warn Cabinet rebels to stop damaging leaks and negative briefings

• <b>Cabinet source: Philip Hammond trying to 'frustrate' Brexit</b>• <b><br>David Davis kicks off round two of Brexit talks in Brussels</b>• <b><br>Brexit Secretary: It is time to get down to work on UK's exit</b>• <b><br>Five flashpoints which could dominate this week's negotiations</b>• <b><br>David Cameron urges Tories to adopt 'more inspiring …

The Anti Tax Avoidance Directive - Taxation and Customs Union - European Commission

The Anti Tax Avoidance Directive - Taxation and Customs Union<p>taxud_basic_page<p>Taxation and Customs Union

Fair and Serious | Citizen of Nowhere

<b>How to give everybody the Brexit they want</b><p>Over the past few months, the idea has been floated several times of creating a sort of “associate” …

United Kingdom

The Observer view on how the tide is turning against deceitful and incompetent hard Brexiters

The country will not tolerate having so much put at risk for a few jingoistic illusions<p>What next from the lords of misrule, the Tory hard Brexiters who seem to be enjoying playing party political games with our futures while the world looks on bemused, if not baffled? Day after day, they stumble …

United Kingdom

Brexit: the day the whistling ended

The humiliation came in three stages, spread over three days. The first stage was on Tuesday 11 July 2017, on the floor of the House of Commons. …

United Kingdom

Britain concedes it will have to pay EU exit bill

The UK has for the first time explicitly acknowledged it has financial obligations to the EU after Brexit, a move that is likely to avert a …

United Kingdom

Brexit pathology: Leave’s latest lie shows the trouble they are in

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 21:25 14 July 2017 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 14:22 18 July 2017<p>(Getty)<p>Archant<p>A new Big Lie is currently entering the Big Lie lexicon. It is that 51.9% …

United Kingdom

Week in Review: Theresa May's first year report card

On Thursday, we reached the first anniversary of Theresa May's time in Downing Street. During this period she has pursued a hopelessly mangled Brexit …

PRESS RELEASE - British Nuclear Medicine Society statement on leaving Euratom

<b>Press Statement on Euratom and supply of medical isotopes following Brexit from the British Nuclear Medicine Society, supported by the Royal College</b> …

United Kingdom

Parliamentlive.tv

A Better Way to Say Sorry

March 30, 2014<p><i>This post is part of my series on</i> <i>How to Shape Children’s Behavior.</i><p>“Say sorry to your brother.”<p>“But he’s the one who–”<p>“Say it!” you …