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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
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
House of Lords pass controversial mass surveillance law

House of Lords pass controversial mass surveillance law

Activism, Politics, UK, World
Could the extradition of Lauri Love and the ratification of the Investigatory Powers Bill affect internet activists? Reporter: Daniel Khalili-Tari US whistleblower Edward Snowden described the legislation as the “most extreme” surveillance system in the history of Western Democracy Last week, Lauri Love’s extradition to the US was approved by Home Secretary Amber Rudd. The alleged computer hacker who is said to of stolen confidential US government data has since appealed the decision. However, if Love is unsuccessful he could face up to 99 years in prison, according to his lawyers. The 31-year-old activist who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome is accused of hacking into sensitive US government databases, including the FBI, Nasa and the Federal Reserve Bank among others. It is be
Should the government guarantee the Erasmus+ programme?

Should the government guarantee the Erasmus+ programme?

News, Politics, UK
“Since the EU referendum, there has been a large increase in xenophobia, racism and hate crimes.” Reporter: Daniel Khalili-Tari | Subeditor: Micaela Kolischer The Erasmus+ exchange scheme promotes diversity, intercultural understanding and social mobility according to statistics Since its launch in 1987, the Erasmus programme has supported over three million students and 470,000 staff. From its initial budget of €3.1bn (£2.8bn), students and teachers have received financial support to study, learn, teach and train abroad. In 2014, the EU initiative was enhanced and renamed Erasmus+. However, the programme may be withdrawn as part of the UK’s negotiations with the European Union, as Brexit Secretary David Davis is yet to guarantee the project. Since its renewal almost three year
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