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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
How much food does European Union waste?

How much food does European Union waste?

Food
Would you buy a perfectly imperfect veggie? Do you realise that millions of vegetables and fruits are thrown away every day just because they were too small or look ‘imperfect” for the European consumer? Or that restaurants throw away perfectly good food every night? Even still edible sandwiches are binned by supermarkets every evening after closing time. Have you ever asked yourself why all this tasty and fresh food is binned instead of giving to poor or homeless people? Europe is one of the biggest food producers, and also, ironically, one of the biggest food wasters, compared to North America (one of the top food wasters) Europeans lose 88 million tons of food every year. It means that an estimated 55 million people who live in poverty in our region could be fed more than nine
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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