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High Court Rules Home Office Removal Of Homeless EU Citizens Is Unlawful

“The High Court has ruled a Home Office policy which sees EU citizens who are sleeping rough removed from the UK is unlawful” writes Kate Forrester for huffingtonpost.com. The court said the government must abandon the policy, which equated rough sleeping as ‘an abuse’ of the right of freedom of movement, affecting hundreds of EEA nationals in UK. A Home Office spokesperson said most of those deported were not lawfully resident in the UK. “We are disappointed by today’s judgment,” they added. “However, we respect the court’s findings and will not…

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The Latest: EU president says toughest Brexit talks to come

“Late on Wednesday, lawmakers won a House of Commons vote giving Parliament the final say on any deal with the EU” reports foxbusiness.com. Brexit Secretary David Davis told lawmakers on Thursday that a “no-deal” Brexit was now extremely unlikely, although “we continue to prepare for all outcomes.”.  Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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… as leading Conservative rebel warns May of new commons defeat

“Ms May arrived in Brussels for another crunch EU summit on Thursday, with the vote in Parliament raising questions as to whether she has the political authority to deliver any Brexit deal agreed on the continent” writes Joe Watts for independent.co.uk. The former-attorney general and ten other Tory MPs who drove the Government to give Parliament a greater say on EU withdrawal, faced a torrent of abuse overnight from eurosceptic fellow Conservatives and the Brexit-backing press. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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UK lawmakers assert final say on Brexit deal, challenge govt

“British lawmakers upended Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans Wednesday by giving Parliament the final say on any exit agreement the government reaches with the European Union” reports foxbusiness.com. “The best way to secure this is that in the coming weeks we transpose all these commitments into the legal text of a withdrawal agreement,” he said.Britain is due to leave the bloc in March 2019, but a Brexit deal will have to be agreed by the fall of 2018 to give national parliaments time to approve it.Several lawmakers from the…

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Facebook claims Russia spent just $1 on Brexit ads — but MPs don’t believe it

“He claimed Facebook had only looked at the activity of one Russian group which had already been active in the US presidential election” writes Shona Ghosh for businessinsider.com. The company made the claims in a letter to the Electoral Commission, which is questioning Google, Facebook, and Twitter over any role Russia may have played in the election through misleading online ads and accounts.Collins noted that Facebook had run its own standalone analysis to identify tens of thousands of fake pages in relation to the French presidential election earlier this year. Source:…

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EU approves Poland’s program to develop clean energy

“The EU Commissioner for competition policy, Margrethe Vestager, was quoted as saying that Poland’s plan will “increase the share of green energy in Poland’s energy mix and help the country’s energy transition.”” reports foxbusiness.com. He said he wants to make sure that “alternative energy sources develop freely” and that natural resources are put to use.Heavily dependent on its own coal for energy, Poland is among Europe’s top carbon gas emitters and is facing pressure and receiving incentives to shift toward clean energy sources that are friendly to the environment.The European…

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MPs demand close cooperation with Euratom after Brexit

“Britain should retain as a close as possible a relationship with the European civil nuclear regulator after Brexit, a Commons committee has demanded ahead of a crucial vote on the issue” writes Ashley Cowburn for independent.co.uk. The MPs called for an extended transitional period for civil nuclear, or the continuation of Euratom support, to ensure standards are maintained and the risks to trade and transport of materials are reduced. Prospect is calling for calling guarantees on nuclear safety, research and collaboration and funding.”.  Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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