MP’s plan to introduce a bill this Tuesday which could decriminalize abortion in Northern Ireland. Labour MP Diana Johnson and members from five other parties will put pressure on Theresa May to repeal the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act which enforced maximum life imprisonment on any woman who sought an abortion. https://twitter.com/DianaJohnsonMP/status/1053982515898343424 The bill, if passed, will ensure no woman from the UK will risk a life sentence for ending her own pregnancy. The 1967 Abortion Act did not extend to Northern Ireland and because of this, women have had to make journeys to England, Wales and Scotland to access essential medical treatment. A recent Amnesty International poll found that 72% of Northern Irish people support a change in the abortion law- s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nifYI23O7vM As the country protested against Brexit on Saturday 20 October, the crowd numbers are estimated over 700,000. The march that demanded a second vote on the Brexit deal, saw speakers like Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, Deborah Measden, business woman, MPs and youngsters from across the UK. https://twitter.com/SadiqKhan/status/1054086372426956800 Delia Smith, celebrity chef, said: "When the vote happened, we were not fully informed. Now we know, dire consequences that can be summed up in just two words- unmitigated chaos." https://twitter.com/rmmillar86/status/1053647722010558464 Christian Broughton, Editor, The Independent, told the crowds that their Final Say campaign gained 940,000 signatures, adding "I'...
More than a 100,000 people are expected to take part in the People’s Vote March for the Future this Saturday 20 October to demand a final vote on Brexit. The protest centres around the issue that people did not sign up for a bad deal when they voted in 2016. They are demanding a final referendum before the current Brexit situation accelerates any further. The Independent’s Final Say campaign is working with the People’s Vote March to make the event “the most important protest of our generation”, as said on their website. The event has already been backed by Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London in his latest tweet. https://twitter.com/SadiqKhan/status/1053188980907393025 Businesswoman Deborah Meaden has also endorsed the protest through her social media. https://twitter.com/Deborah
Here are the news stories you missed if you were too busy celebrating the announcement of the royal baby: Theresa May needs to resign Photo by DonkeyHotey/ CC by Flickr The prime minister made an offer to extend the Brexit transition period for 12 months which would cost billions of pounds in EU fees. Britain would remain under European rules for almost six years even after the referendum result. As a result, Conservative MPs said that May should resign her role as prime minister and bring a new leader on board. Probable assassination of Saudi Journalist Photo by Pomed/ CC by Flickr Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared more than two weeks ago, is suspected to have been murdered. It has been said that the Saudi journalist was last seen entering the Saudi Cons