British Prime Minister Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Rehman Chishti announced his resignation, citing disagreement with the cabinet's Internal Market Bill, which goes against the United Kingdom's withdrawal agreement with the European Union.
The development comes as countries in Europe, including Britain, are seeing a sharp increase in coronavirus cases. 3,300 new infections were recorded in the United Kingdom on 13 September and five people died from the disease. This was the third consecutive day in the UK with more than 3,000 new cases.
The US Department of Justice is seeking to extradite Assange on 18 charges linked to espionage, with a possible sentence as long as 175 years, for publishing classified information on the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and thousands of US diplomatic cables.
The renowned Scotsman, known for his numerous roles, including in Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge, and the Star Wars saga, was previously opposed to Scotland breaking away from the rest of the UK before Brexit admittedly changed his mind in 2016.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The so-called no-deal Brexit would cost the pan-European automotive sector about 110 billion pounds ($141 billion) over the next five years, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said in a statement on Monday, calling on both London and Brussels to take action to avoid such scenario.
In a bid to “rejuvenate” the Chinese nation, a private firm has reportedly included specific details in its profiles on foreign big shots from politics and business from a range of countries, primarily those belonging to the Five Eyes intelligence network.
There have been no photographs from the christening published, and no official statement on the matter from Downing Street 10 has been released so far.
Last week, The Times reported that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a revolt among Tory MPs over the Internal Market Bill, which was earlier introduced by the government and targets a specific part of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement.
Former Speaker John Bercow was denied the customary seat in the House of Lords after his retirement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, apparently as punishment for his indulgence of opposition attempts to derail Brexit before the December 2019 general election.
The issue of taxpayer support for the UK royal family has been debated for a long time, culminating in 1992 when Windsor Castle caught fire. At the time most people surveyed suggested that taxpayers not pay for restoration work.
The Duke of York has been deeply implicated in the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal. One of the billionaire’s alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre, claims she was trafficked by Epstein to London, where she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew on at least three occasions, including when she was 17. The royal has categorically denied the allegation.
Breitbart Editor James Delingpole bemoaned rail passengers following COVID-19 rules - backed by fines of up to £3,200 - requiring they wear face masks on trains.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UK government’s controversial Internal Market Bill has eroded all the clarity that Northern Irish logistics firms previously had over how they would conduct business in the post-Brexit era, Seamus Leheny, the Northern Ireland policy manager for the Logistics UK business association, told Sputnik in an interview.
The Internal Market Bill, which stipulates overriding parts of the original Brexit deal signed with the EU when the UK exited the bloc, has hit a raw nerve with both some of Boris Johnson’s party colleagues and the opposition. The latter claimed that the newly proposed legislative updates to the deal could lead to a breach of public trust.
The Johnson government's new internal market legislation is threatening to upend the previously negotiated terms of the Withdrawal agreement, triggering the ire of the EU. Political observers have discussed the bill and explained what is behind the British premier's robust stance.
In 1998, the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed the Human Rights Act (HRA), which was aimed at combining into UK law almost all the rights included in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The legislation received Royal Assent at the end of that year and came into force in 2000. The act allows British courts to apply ECHR laws.
Russia Today columnist Bryan MacDonald highlighted the flaw's in Times and Guardian opinion writer Oliver Kamm's claim that RT and Sputnik journalists would be effectively blacklisted, noting that several of his former colleagues now work for the mainstream media.
The well-renowned British intellectual was driven from public life back in June following comments about the slave trade that he later admitted were a mistake and apologised for. Now, he is weighing in once again on the trend of identity politics.
Geeta Sidhu-Robb, one of two prospective Liberal Democrat candidates for London mayor, is also a millionairess, a former Conservative parliamentary candidate, and a director of two anti-Brexit campaigns.
The news comes as less than five weeks remain for the UK and the EU to strike a deal before Boris Johnson’s deadline of October 15th, on which date he has said he is prepared to “walk away” with or without an agreement.