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Professors refuse to give the government information on Brexit lessons

Professors refuse to give the government information on Brexit lessons

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Academics refuse to give Government information on what they are teaching students about Brexit. Academics sent out a petition to the Minister of State for Universities after Tory MP and government whip Chris Heaton-Harris asked all UK universities for a list of teachers’ names who teach about Brexit, as well as for details about what is being taught. After receiving the enquiry in a letter addressed by the House of Commons, Prof. Brooks, the Dean of Durham Law School, decided to start a petition and managed to gather nearly 2,4000 signatures within a week. He was concerned that “while all North East universities quickly refused to provide the information” others would feel obliged to respond to the MP’s request, declared on the Chronicle Live. https://twitter.com/thom_brooks/s
Would you like some politics with that pitcher? Wetherspoons thinks so…

Would you like some politics with that pitcher? Wetherspoons thinks so…

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A favourite pre-drink spot for millennials, JD Wetherspoon, is sharing its own Brexit manifesto on 500,000 beer mats within 895 pubs across the UK. JD Wetherspoon stated: "The message calls on Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Vince Cable and MPs to stop messing about and endorse Wetherspoon's three point manifesto." The three point manifesto consists of the following: 1) "The UK should unilaterally and immediately grant rights of citizenship to legal EU immigrants." 2) "The EU currently charges taxes on food imported outside the EU. From March 2019, the government can and should eliminate these import taxes. This will result in a reduction in food prices in shops and pubs." 3) "From March 2019, the government should also stop paying the EU £200m per week. The money disappears into EU c
Amber Rudd’s EU citizens register is “illegal”, MEPs say

Amber Rudd’s EU citizens register is “illegal”, MEPs say

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The plan to register EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit has been deemed as “illegal and unacceptable by the European parliament.” A group of cross-party MEPs warned the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, that her proposal would not comply with the European freedom of movement directive. They wrote: “Is the Home Office suggesting that only non-UK EU citizens need to register? Article 26 of the freedom of movement directive makes it very clear that residency cards are for everyone, or no one. We find it extremely troubling for the home secretary of a member state currently complying with EU laws to make such a statement.” The MEPs are Sophie in ’t Veld, Seb Dance, Jean Lambert, Beatriz Becerra, Cecilia Wikström and Catherine Bearder. The issue concerns the transitional period after
Update: EU citizens required to gather proof of living in the UK

Update: EU citizens required to gather proof of living in the UK

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House of Lords member, Helena Kennedy advised EU citizens to gather all documents that could show proof of having lived in the UK, The Guardian reported.  Reporter: Micaela Kolischer Documents could include ownership of a home or proof of rent, bills, documents related to employment, or evidence of interviews or meetings for those who are unemployed. Kennedy also suggests to make a file that shows the person's presence, for example, having acquaintances, tutors, teachers, business partners. As part of an EU subcommittee, she has undertaken an investigation, interviewing experts and British citizens living in Europe, and she will call for a pledge to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK.
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