With two missed Brexit deadlines and continuing uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the European Union, the British economy has still managed to show a relatively robust performance, as recent data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals.
An additional legal review, as well keeping non-British criminals at special institutions instead of duly deporting them, will not only be a security challenge, but significantly hit British taxpayers' pockets, Whitehall noted.
Facebook and some other social media companies have recently come under fire for failing to remove allegedly misleading and harmful content from their platforms. Now, British regulatory authority Ofcom is reportedly set to be given a role in policing social media companies.
While British Conservatives have long lauded the Singapore model as a viable post-Brexit scenario for Britain, the concept has its pros and cons, say European academics, explaining why the EU is expressing anxiety about the UK's alleged plan to create a "Singapore-on-Thames".
The structural reshuffle has been on everyone’s lips since Johnson’s overwhelming win in December, but the scale of it has been played down following speculation of a much wider Cabinet transformation straight after the general election.
The explosives expert and 'former jihadist' reportedly spent four years assisting the al-Qaeda terrorist group before he turned double agent and served the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove has outlined the repercussions of the EU withdrawal for businesses, admitting though the UK has sufficient time to come to grips with all possible changes.
In a Tuesday announcement, London confirmed that it will approve a controversial and long-delayed High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project. UK PM Boris Johnson dropped a clear hint last month that he would push ahead with the transport scheme, despite a report from a public spending watchdog finding that HS2 was "over budget and behind schedule".
Last week, the British prime minister rejected claims that his country would leave without a deal if both sides fail to reach an agreement on future trade relations. “In the very unlikely event that we do not succeed, then our trade will have to be based on our existing withdrawal agreement with the EU”, Johnson said.
Protesters blocked traffic in Westminster on the evening of 10 February as they denounced the imminent deportation of dozens of British residents to Jamaica. Legal challenges were filed on an emergency basis to stop the charter flight with what the government says contained criminal offenders, but campaigners have pushed back against these claims.
The 27 EU member states and the UK currently switch to summer time by setting their clocks ahead one hour on the last Sunday of March and return to winter time by moving them back one hour in autumn. The European Parliament, however, has recently proposed to stop changing the clocks twice a year.
HS2 (High Speed 2) is a railway which would terminate at London’s Euston station and head north to Birmingham, with branches linking the south and Midlands with Manchester and Leeds in the north of England.
Storm Ciara has been raging for days across northern Europe, including the United Kingdom. It has already claimed the lives of at least six people besides bringing heavy floods, felling trees, and disrupting flights and trains.
The announcement comes after a journalist in Northern Ireland was shot dead in riots near the Derry-based Creggan estate in April last year, with the designated terrorist organisation reportedly admitting to the murder.
Authorities in Wales said more than 800 homes were still without power as a result of outages caused by the storm. Ciara also caused travel disruption in Wales with main roads blocked and train services suspended.
In her 2019 Christmas message, Queen Elizabeth II admitted that the past year was quite “bumpy”, following several scandals surrounding the Royal Family, including one involving her son Prince Andrew. However, after Megxit and another royal split, it doesn’t look like 2020 is starting off on the right foot for the British monarchy either.
LONDON (Sputnik) - The general election in Ireland spelled the breakdown of the traditional two-party system. Fianna Fail, the country's main opposition party, after all votes cast in the 8 February elections were counted, secured 38 seats in parliament. Sinn Fein gained 37 seats, and the ruling Fine Gael got 35 mandates.
Around 30 community groups participated in the second major protest demanding an end what they consider to be unfair deportation practices against British residents. Lawyers, organisers and attendees described the latest planned deportations of dozens of people of Jamaican ancestry as a continuation of the Hostile Environment and Windrush scandal.
The compelling incident occurred as the Labour leader listened to colleague Luke Pollard deliver a speech in the House of Commons about the ongoing flooding crisis facing some parts of the United Kingdom.
At the end of the Second World War, during the fall of Berlin, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun, whom he had married just two days before, committed suicide in an underground bunker by swallowing cyanide capsules, while he is also said to have subsequently shot himself with a pistol.