Government spent billions on Brexit planning, watchdog says

Government spent billions on Brexit planning, watchdog says

The government spent at least £4.4 billion of taxpayer money on preparations to leave the European Union, the public spending watchdog said last week, in what is the first detailed estimate of the cost of Brexit. The National Audit Office said £1.9 billion was spent on paying government employees, £1.5...

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British Legion shares policy recommendations for next London mayor

British Legion shares policy recommendations for next London mayor

Anthony Muckell, a Royal Marines veteran who served in the First Gulf War, said he started struggling with his mental health years after leaving the military. He felt unsupported by the local authorities and services, he said, and wasn’t sure where his life was headed. The London native attempted suicide,...

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Charity Calls on Ministers to Support Female Veterans

Charity Calls on Ministers to Support Female Veterans

As the U.K. prepares to mark Remembrance Day on the 11th of November, 80 years since the outbreak of the Second World War, the Women’s Royal Army Corps Association (WRAC) called on Ministers Johnny Mercer and Oliver Dowden to support women of all generations who have served.  The WRAC Association...

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The East West Institute & Conflict Prevention

The East West Institute & Conflict Prevention

The EastWest Institute (EWI) is an international non governmental organisation, founded in 1980, that works to reduce international conflict. The institute has a 39-year track record of convening dialogue and back channel diplomacy to develop sustainable solutions for today’s major political, economic and security issues. It is committed to bringing...

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Moldova: two governments, one country

Moldova: two governments, one country

On February 24th, Moldova held a parliamentary election with a problematic outcome; no party won the majority. The Moldovan Constitution mandates that a government must be formed within three months of newly elected members of parliament taking office, which occurred on March 9th. On Friday (June 7th) the Moldovan Constitutional...

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Huawei, China and the Unites States of America

Huawei, China and the Unites States of America

US President Donald Trump has said to reporters that Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei could be part of a trade deal between the US and China. Despite labelling Huawei as “very dangerous” for its equipment’s potential use by the Chinese military for surveillance purposes, Trump did not close the door on...

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Tourism Growth in Kyoto, Japan

Tourism Growth in Kyoto, Japan

As a result of its rich culture and growing economy, Japan has seen a boom in its tourism industry over the past decade, with 31 million international visitors being reported in 2018 compared to merely 8 million in 2008. The Japanese government has been strongly supportive of this influx of...

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European Election 2019 Conclusions

European Election 2019 Conclusions

It may seem that a ‘Rise of the Right’ is populating Western politics; in an ideological  transition that hit its peak with the success of Nigel Farage and his Brexit party at the European Elections on 29th May 2019. Whilst to some it may have seemed frivolous to even be...

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International News

International News

Rakhine, Myanmar New evidence has emerged that implicates the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, in committing war crimes and violating human rights laws. A report released on May 29 by Amnesty International details the atrocities and formally accuses the Tatmadaw of a series of crimes including torture, extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances. ...

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Parliamentary Studies to be rolled out across 24 Universities

Parliamentary Studies to be rolled out across 24 Universities

A course, to be adopted by 24 UK Universities, teaching students about how British parliament works, will run between the 2018/19- 2023/24 academic years. Since the five-year contracts with the 20 institutions who previously ran the programme are ending this summer, parliament re-opened applications to the new universities this year....

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