Turkey will not let go of EU Visa freedom deal for holding refugees

Turkey will not let go of EU Visa freedom deal for holding refugees

Come October, Turkey could walk from an EU deal for keeping over 3.1 million Syrian refugees within its borders if Turkish citizens do not receive EU free travel visas. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview to german newspaper Bild that “it can’t be that we implement everything that...

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Hate crime up 15 percent post Brexit vote

Hate crime up 15 percent post Brexit vote

Data from police forces around the UK has revealed a surge in hate crime since June last year with a 44 percent increase reported on public transport. While the greatest increase was seen in crimes based on religion and race, however, the trend was also reflected in crimes against members...

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Hillary Clinton makes history as first woman to be nominated for presidential race by a major political party in the U.S.

Hillary Clinton makes history as first woman to be nominated for presidential race by a major political party in the U.S.

At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton received the official nomination of her party, a landmark victory in her campaign. On Tuesday (26th July) night, eight years after being defeated to the ticket by then Senator Barack Obama, Clinton has succeeded in the historical nomination, with 2,838 delegate...

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UK does not want Northern Ireland border controls, says PM

UK does not want Northern Ireland border controls, says PM

As part of her first official visit to Belfast, newly appointed Prime Minister, Theresa May, has insisted that the UK does not want border controls in Northern Ireland.  Following the 23rd June Brexit vote, the prospect of border controls have been a major point of discussion, particularly for smaller UK nations...

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David Cameron’s statement on the EU referendum result

David Cameron’s statement on the EU referendum result

Delivered on 24 June 2016 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered) “The country has just taken part in a giant democratic exercise – perhaps the biggest in our history. Over 33 million people – from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar – have all had their...

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Sadiq Khan announces bold plans to clean up London’s air

Commenting on a report published by The British Lung Foundation, Sadiq Khan has revealed that air pollution levels in London require ‘urgent action’ in order to meet “legal requirements”. Last month, the Mayor of London accused Boris Johnson of failing to announce a major report of 433 schools in the capital exceeding...

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Free “e(u)book” commissioned by Sir Tom Hunter for “undecided voters”

Formerly the richest man in Scotland, Sir Tom Hunter, has commissioned a free ebook entitled: Britain’s decision: Facts and Impartial Analysis” aimed at EU referendum voters who are still undecided.   Hunter hopes the book will give readers “an informed, constructive overview of the critical issues at hand for UK...

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Looking for: new UN Secretary General, must have GSOH

Looking for: new UN Secretary General, must have GSOH

For the first time in the history of the UN public General Assembly (GA) hearings were held to elect the next UN Secretary General, during which candidates were asked nearly 800 questions over the course of three days.   Nine candidates are competing to replace Ban Ki Moon as the...

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EU retaliates in visa restrictions spat with US

As part of an ongoing investigation, the European Commision is assessing a “lack of visa reciprocity with the US, Canada, and Brunei” which could see restrictions on American tourists visiting Europe.   Britain is one of the European countries that benefits under the US visa waiver along with  “Full reciprocity”...

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Google and the EU referendum problem

At a recent policy discussion hosted by the Think Tank Demos, panelists discussed their concerns that the governments and political institutions like the EU are not equipped to deal with the “future of the internet.” In particular, Eva Pascoe, Co-Founder of Internet think tank Cybersalon, explained that companies like Google...

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