'Britain will feel the pain of being excluded': the countries clamouring to join as UK exits the EUAs Britain prepares for Brexit day on Friday, we visit the countries that are desperate to join
A man who was not charged for allegedly filming a naked sleeping woman might now face prosecution after senior judges clarified the law on voyeurism. The Crown Prosecution (CPS) had decided to not bring a prosecution against the man, who was accused of filming Emily Hunt naked and unconscious without her consent in May 2015. Ms Hunt launched a legal challenge last year against the CPS over the decision and raised money to fund her case through the CrowdJustice website.
A general rule of American politics these days is that the electorate is so polarized that three-quarters of voters wouldn’t be able to agree on anything at all. But rules, as the saying goes, are made to be broken.
Following a £2 million refit, Agnew Volkswagen in Belfast is showcasing the new VW logo. It shows what the Volkswagen dealers of the future will look like.The post Spot the difference: Volkswagen dealer has £2m refit with new logo appeared first on Motoring Research.
Piers Morgan said the exchange between the 'This Morning' hosts at the NTAs appeared awkward.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage’s microphone was cut off by Mairead McGuinness inside the European Parliament on January 29 after he stood and waved a British flag ahead of Brexit Day.“I know you’re going to miss us,” Farage said. “I know you want to ban our national flags, but we’re going to wave you goodbye,” Farage added before standing up with fellow Brexit Party members who waved small British flags.McGuinness, an Irish MEP and the vice president of the European Parliament, cut off Farage’s microphone and said, “If you disobey the rules, you get cut off. Could we please remove the flags?”Farage then said, “Well that’s it – it’s all over!” to applause and cheers from his fellow Brexit Party members.“Resume your seats, put your flags away – you’re leaving” McGuinness responded. “And take them with you if you are leaving now.”Members of the European Parliament were gathered to deliver statements before a vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.MEPs were saying goodbye to their UK colleagues ahead of “Brexit Day” on January 31. A transition period is due to end on December 31, 2020.The departure follows an extended period of negotiations that stemmed from a public vote in June 2016. Around 52 percent of British voters opted to leave the European Union. Credit: European Parliament via Storyful
Ivan Rogers, the UK’s former ambassador to the EU, says Theresa May’s government was “salami-sliced and screwed” by the EU as he warns there could yet be more Brexit trouble. “The European side of the table... ran the Article 50 process very cleverly but very brutally to exploit their interests,” a demob-happy Rogers said at a Global Success Partnership event this week. Rogers left his post in early 2017 after a leaked memo showed he was concerned about the deal and is candid about what he sees as failures at the time. “The British government in late 2016/2017 made every mistake in the book,” he explained, saying: “I have to be honest, from outside, I can say this with some impunity because I had resigned by that point.”But it wasn’t just Theresa May’s government Rogers had stern words for, as he blasted a “bloody stupid thing” that was put in the current Government’s Withdrawal Agreement. “In principle, Boris Johnson would have to decide if he wants [a transition period of] longer than 11 months by June 30, because that’s described in the Withdrawal Agreement... I have no idea why it was put in or why nobody took it out,” he said. Under article 132 of the Withdrawal Agreement, the Government has to decide by the end of June this year whether to ask for a longer transition period. Otherwise, unless a deal is agreed, the UK’s transition period will end next year and external tariffs may be imposed.
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There have also been concerns raised about the wider environmental impacts of some types of game shooting.
'Put your flags away – you're leaving', EU vice-president tells Farage as Remainer MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne and wave scarves
Though battery-powered vehicles do command a higher price tag, getting behind the wheel of one may not be as expensive as you’d think.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara is losing patience with the military assault in Syria's Idlib region, adding that Russia is violating agreements aimed at stemming conflict there, broadcaster NTV reported on Wednesday. Renewed bombardments by Russia-backed Syrian government forces on Idlib have raised concern of a new refugee wave from the area which borders Turkey and is home to 3 million people. Turkey and Russia, which support opposing sides in Syria, agreed to work towards de-escalating the fighting in Idlib and creating a demilitarised zone under agreements in 2017 and 2018 known as the Astana and Sochi accords.
The 23-year-old model daughter of Stephen Baldwin married the 25-year-old 'I Don’t Care' singer in 2018 after just a few months of dating.
Since 2015, Labour’s membership has roughly tripled. In the twilight years of Ed Miliband’s leadership, around 200,000 people were members; the electorate for Jeremy Corbyn’s successor is likely to be around 600,000. One of the obvious effects of this is that the majority of Labour’s members have no collective memory of Labour before Corbyn. Instead, many rely on ripping yarns from longer-standing members, and many more will be drawn in by the vague sense that Labour used to win elections.It is understandable that many Labour members want to move on from the Corbyn era. Too often, loyalty to the leadership was the only gel that bound the left’s base together. With the leadership gone, many former Corbynites – especially those for whom 2015 was their first major political engagement – will take unexpected leaps.
Rohingya refugees reacted with surprise and joy on Wednesday to the news that Bangladesh would provide formal education to their children, two and a half years after they were forced to flee Myanmar. Human rights groups have long campaigned for the nearly half a million effectively stateless Rohingya children in Bangladesh’s refugee camps to be allowed access to quality education, warning of the costs of a 'lost generation'.
A source close to the Duke of York reportedly said Andrew is happy to talk to the FBI but has not been approached by them yet.
Rebecca Long-Bailey has made it on to Labour leadership ballot after securing backing from the Fire Brigades Union.It means the shadow business secretary joins Sir Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy in guaranteeing that her name will be on the ballot when Jeremy Corbyn’s successor is elected on April 4.
Australia already 'carrying its load' on emissions and must adapt to warmer climate, PM saysScott Morrison says ‘we are playing our part’, and given climate change cannot be stopped, Australia needs to focus on bushfire resilience and adaptation
In the middle of the catastrophic climate and ecological catastrophes, the Green Party needs to learn some lessons after a devastating election result for climate campaigners. When asking what its role should be now, the party could look to both Fridays for Future youth strikes and Extinction Rebellion for inspiration.Last Thursday, the RSA hosted a debate between Green co-leader Jonathan Bartley and Franziska Brantner, a Green Party Bundestag MP, titled "a new model for eco politics". But no such thing was proposed. Brantner rather weirdly used the time to espouse her love of meat and flying, and made no references to the depth of the crises facing us. Bartley admitted to being terrified by the climate science but offered no political way forward, other than pointing out that, under First Past the Post, it will be very difficult for the Green Party to make progress nationally in UK politics.
A small natural earthquake detected in North Korea on Wednesday was likely a result of seismic instability lingering in the area since North Korea conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test in 2017, the South Korean government said. A magnitude 2.5 earthquake was detected at 9:33 a.m. (0033 GMT) in Hamgyong Province, the location of North Korea's shuttered Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, according to South Korea's Meteorological Administration. "It was a natural earthquake, presumably caused by the sixth nuclear test," the administration said in a statement on its website.
The world felt entirely contained in that moment, existing only between the young couple on a Hong Kong street. Normally quiet and reserved, the two have joined thousands of local teenagers in clashes with riot police all across Hong Kong, their hometown transformed into a battleground between China's growing reach and people's desire for more democracy.