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The curious case of EU students in the UK universities after Brexit

The curious case of EU students in the UK universities after Brexit

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Numbers of EU students applying for the UK universities have decreased by 7% to reach 42,070 students for 2017 cycle. The Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) announced last February. (Photo by: John Walker-Flickr) EU students have a significant contribution to UK economy. They generate £3.7bn for the UK economy and support over 34,000 jobs in all corners of the country, according to analysis last year from the board of Universities UK, which is a pool for 24 vice-chancellors of universities in the UK. Numbers of EU students in UK over the past five years (Photo by: UCAS) Amid fears of higher tuition fees and raising cost of living, the UK might not be the best destination for EU students. Tal Rimon, 31 years old, a German journalist who seeks to pursue her Master
What will Brexit mean for UK tech startups?

What will Brexit mean for UK tech startups?

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UK’s tech entrepreneurs remain concerned over Brexit despite the government’s recent investment guaranteed on the Spring Budget. Talent access Jack*, a london-based tech entrepreneur, said that he is to launch a startup company, but is concerned over Brexit. He told Westminster World that he fears the hiring cost of his business would spiral because of a “hard Brexit deal”. The 29-year-old will create a digital publishing platform where consumers could be engaged by various visual content. He said: “Especially for digital startups, their employees have never had to think about residential opportunities here, whether they need visa or not. Even if Brexit is not here yet, for many of them it would make no sense to take jobs in the UK if after a year they will have to apply for certain
Hard Brexit could cause a severe housing crisis in London

Hard Brexit could cause a severe housing crisis in London

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 A 'hard Brexit' can have a crippling effect on London's housing crisis, Sadiq Khan reveals. According to a paper published by the Mayor, one in four construction workers in London are from the European Union and therefore face an uncertain future of their working titles in the UK. The mayor of London warned that due to the upcoming Brexit, UK could lose skilled workers and this could have a “seriously detrimental” effect on thousands of houses that Londoners need. “London is in the grip of a serious housing crisis. While we are working to train up more Londoners to have the skills to work in construction, you can’t escape the fact that a ‘hard Brexit’ could leave a quarter of the skilled construction workforce in the capital high and dry,” he said. The Evening Standard reported t
28% of EU citizens rejected for permanent residency in Britain

28% of EU citizens rejected for permanent residency in Britain

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An analysis by Liberal Democrats shows that the UK has rejected 28% EU citizens seeking permanent residency since the referendum. It is reported that Theresa May would most likely end freedom of movement as the triggering of the Article 50 begins. So if all EU citizens need to acquire residency to stay in the UK, the current figure would lead to the rejection of around 800,000 EU citizens. “As we conduct our EU exit negotiations, it will be a priority to regain more control of the numbers of people who come here from Europe,” Rachel Tooze, Press Officer from the Home Office said. The home secretary, Amber Rudd, repeated that the government would "end freedom of movement", but it was also “against cliff edges” of immigration cut. According to the Office for National Statist
Is the Brexit Vote Breaking Millennial Relationships?

Is the Brexit Vote Breaking Millennial Relationships?

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Outside the British Supreme Court last week, the atmosphere was tense, as pro-Brexit campaigners stood metres away from an anti-Brexit protest. Suddenly, a tussle between two protesters erupted, that had to be broken up by 7 policemen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYN1M2jUe7g Remain and Leave voters fundamentally disagree on almost all issues. A Twitter poll conducted for Westminster World, with 51 participants, showed that 86% of them have argued with someone they know about Brexit. Have you ever argued with anyone you know about #Brexit ? Poll for @WestWorldUK — Blyth Brentnall (@BlythBrentnall) December 7, 2016 “Brexit revealed a number of divides in UK society: between more and less educated people, older and younger people; and to some extent the class divide as well.

Senior judges prepare to decide on Brexit

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Parliament will still be heavily involved in the Brexit process through the Great Repeal Bill, which will decide what laws to transfer from EU legislation made since 1972 into domestic law before Britain leaves the EU, says Lord Carnwath. The UK’s 11 most senior judges began a four-day hearing today in the Supreme Court to decide whether the Prime Minister Theresa May has the power to start Brexit negotiations without MPs’ vote. The hearing has been brought to the Supreme Court by Gina Miller, who’s an investment manager and philanthropist, the lead claimant against Theresa May’s Brexit plans to trigger Article 50 by the end of March, changing the rights of British citizens. The hearing is being broadcast live, but the decision won’t be known until January next year. The mixture
Triumph for the far-right: Italian PM resigns after referendum

Triumph for the far-right: Italian PM resigns after referendum

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will resign today. It follows his defeat in a referendum on reforms he asked for.   Renzi said to journalists even before the official announcement of results: "My experience as a Prime Minster ends here.” He added: “I lost and I take full responsibility for that." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9dNw94QvhM&feature=youtu.be Voters were asked to approve amendments to the Italian Constitution to reform the composition and powers of the Parliament of Italy. This would allow a division of powers between the State, the Regions, and administrative entities. Renzi will go today to the presidential palace to hand in his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella who will manage a transitional period in Italy. Mr. Mattarella can call

CBI and PwC release Brexit report, divide opinion

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The In camp for the EU referendum have seized upon a new report by CBI and PwC, but pro-Brexiters have responded to it in a different light. Produced as a joint-effort by the two firms, the report hints that as many as 950,000 potential future jobs might be lost by 2020, as a consequence of a Brexit. https://twitter.com/EdConwaySky/status/711866718218493952 The report also claims a Brexit could serve as a blow to economic growth over the next four years, with as much as £100bn worth of potential output being lost by 2020. The forecasts indicate growth will pick up in the ensuing years, but the report's findings are significant, as they serve as an admission that a Brexit might depress the economy somewhat. Speaking to Westminster World, David Blanchflower, an ex-member of

Buckingham Palace complain to press watchdog over Sun Brexit claims

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Buckingham Palace has complained to press watchdog IPSO over the frontpage of today's Sun which exclaimed “QUEEN BACKS BREXIT” The front page story quoted two anonymous sources, one of which said: “The people are left in no doubt about the Queen’s views on Europe.” However, Buckingham Palace has hit back this afternoon, insisting the Queen remains “politically neutral.” The Sun says it stands by the story. The Palace's press office said: “We can confirm that we have written to the chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation to register a complaint about the front-page story in today’s Sun newspaper. The complaint relates to clause one of the editors’ code of practice.” Furthermore, the former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who is at the centre of the storm took to tw