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David Davis resigns as Brexit secretary

David Davis resigns as Brexit secretary

News, Politics, UK, UK, World
Words: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Etienne Fermie Dave Davis has resigned as Brexit secretary. The move comes as a protest against the government’s vision for the policy, which he said “will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one.” Dacis' resignation comes just weeks before the deadline for the EU and Theresa May’s government to agree on the terms of Brexit. Last week, the Prime Minister’s cabinet agreed upon a plan which would see the UK closely tied to Brussels - more closely than many hard-line Brexiteers would have liked. The plan involved agreeing to EU regulations on agriculture and industry, thereby achieving a free trade area with the bloc, as well as striving towards a “combined customs territory”. It was positively received
Would you like some politics with that pitcher? Wetherspoons thinks so…

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

News
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

Society
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
LIVE: Paris Reels After Attacks

LIVE: Paris Reels After Attacks

News, Paris Attacks, World
The French capital remains on lockdown after co-ordinated attacks during Friday evening left at least 129 people dead and 377 more injured. The news coming out of Paris is still developing but here's what we know so far: A total of six attacks took place in central and eastern areas of the city, the most deadly at the Bataclan Theatre where 89 people are confirmed to have died. At the five other sites victims were shot dead as they drank and dined in restaurants and bars. The terrorist group ISIS have claimed responsibility for the attacks; French President Francois Hollande responded by significantly intensifying airstrikes against the group in Iraq and Syria. A state of emergency has been declared in France and is expected to remain in place for a three-month period. This live blog
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