Turkey does not have our blessing for Syria offensive: World leaders

Turkey does not have our blessing for Syria offensive: World leaders

By AFPMore by this Author World governments reacted with concern Wednesday after Turkey launched a military offensive on Kurdish forces in northern Syria, while the UN Security Council plans to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the assault. Here are some of the initial comments following the start of the attack, called “Operation Peace Spring”. […]

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What are European Health Insurance Cards and can I use my EHIC after Brexit?

What are European Health Insurance Cards and can I use my EHIC after Brexit?

TRAVELLING to Europe after Brexit could result in a number of changes for Brits, particularly when it comes to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). So far most EU countries will not honour the EHIC if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal. Here is what you need to know. 3 The card may not […]

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British MPs inflict fresh blow on Johnson over Brexit papers

British MPs inflict fresh blow on Johnson over Brexit papers

By AFPMore by this Author British MPs voted Monday to demand Prime Minister Boris Johnson release confidential documents relating to Britain’s EU exit, during a final day of defiance before he suspends their session until just weeks before Brexit. MPs voted by 311 to 302 for a motion by a rebel Conservative MP demanding the […]

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Freedom of moment 'will END on day one of no-deal Brexit for EU citizens under new hard-line Home Office plans'

Freedom of moment ‘will END on day one of no-deal Brexit for EU citizens under new hard-line Home Office plans’

FREEDOM of movement for EU citizens wanting to travel to and from the UK will end on day one of a no-deal Brexit, it was reported last night. Plans drawn up by new Home Secretary Priti Patel will see border restrictions imposed immediately on October 31, it’s claimed. 2 Home Secretary Priti Patel is planning […]

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Brexit: UK food industry asks for rule waiver to tackle food shortages after no deal

Brexit: UK food industry asks for rule waiver to tackle food shortages after no deal

The UK government is yet to respond to a request by the food industry to waive parts of competition law so companies can cooperate after a no-deal Brexit to mitigate food shortages. The Food and Drink Federation (FDF), representing food and drink manufacturers, has asked for “cast-iron” reassurance that firms would be allowed to work together “to […]

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Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson goes to war with Boris Johnson: 'I won't support no-deal Brexit'

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson goes to war with Boris Johnson: ‘I won’t support no-deal Brexit’

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has publicly challenged Boris Johnson over his Brexit plans, saying she will not support a no-deal exit from the EU. Her frank warning came as Michael Gove, who is now in charge of no-deal preparations at the Cabinet Office, said the government is “operating on the assumption” of the UK […]

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EU president Juncker tells Tory leadership candidates there will be no Brexit renegotiation: 'I was crystal clear'

EU president Juncker tells Tory leadership candidates there will be no Brexit renegotiation: ‘I was crystal clear’

The EU has once again ruled out renegotiating Theresa May’s Brexit deal, in a major blow to several Conservative leadership candidates who have insisted that they would re-open talks if elected. Arriving at a summit in Brussels on Tuesday an exasperated Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters: “I was crystal clear. There will be no renegotiation.” On the doorstep of the same […]

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Brexit: Guy Verhofstadt says EU 'will never accept' Theresa May's plan to hike tuition fees for European students

Brexit: Guy Verhofstadt says EU ‘will never accept’ Theresa May’s plan to hike tuition fees for European students

The European Union “will never accept” a move by Theresa May to raise tuition fees for EU students after Brexit, the European Parliament’s Brexit chief has said. Guy Verhofstadt said he would write to the prime minister following reports that EU students would be charged full international fees, instead of benefiting from the same rates […]

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Jeremy Corbyn will suffer 'his Iraq moment' if Labour doesn't back second referendum in Euro Election pledges, claims one of his own MPs

Jeremy Corbyn will suffer ‘his Iraq moment’ if Labour doesn’t back second referendum in Euro Election pledges, claims one of his own MPs

JEREMY CORBYN will suffer “his Iraq moment” if Labour fails to back a second referendum in its Euro Election manifesto, a senior MP claims. Ben Bradshaw yesterday said Labour would “haemorrhage” members, activists and MEPs if its ruling National Executive Council (NEC) fails to agree to call for a confirmatory vote at a crunch manifesto […]

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