UK’s tech entrepreneurs remain concerned over Brexit despite the government’s recent investment guaranteed on the Spring Budget.
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
UK House of Lords discusses a line by line examination of the Brexit Bill today, including questions surrounding EU migrants.
Members are expected to discuss issues including parliamentary approval of the negotiated outcome, EU nationals resident in the UK and the devolved administrations.
Former minister of Department for International Development (DFID) and UK Trade Envoy to Angola, Lindsay Northover considered immigration “essential” for the national economy and urged the government to allow more immigration.
Lord Hollick - we will need more, not less immigration, at all levels. Essential for economy. Govt must be honest about this. #brexitbill
— Lindsay Northover (@LPNorthover) February 21, 2017
The discussions in the House of Lords supposedly will not impede the legis
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
Outside the Supreme Court in London this week, two groups stood opposed: the Brexiters and the Remain camp. They were positioned on opposite sides of the court entrance, and supposedly, on opposite sides of the political spectrum. “Brexit is racist,” claimed one group. The other chanted: “The people have spoken.” Although they disagree on issues such as sovereignty, these groups have more in common than they acknowledge. Still there are wide social schisms across the country. In such circumstances, how will Labour regain support?
Fifty two per cent of voters wanted to Leave the EU and 48 per cent voted Remain. The divide over Brexit doesn’t bode well for the electoral prospects of any political party. The Secretary of the Labour Party constituency of Chippenham, Andy Newman is well
“I learnt the lesson” said Juan Manuel Santos, when he reflected on the plebiscite in which the first peace agreement between the Government and FARC was rejected two months ago.
Mr. Santos, who is visiting Sweden after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo last Saturday, admitted today in the Swedish Parliament that he shouldn’t have called a Referendum. As it happened to David Cameron last June with the Brexit Referendum, Colombia’s President said that he held it because it was a promise, then for him, it was the “right” thing to do.
“I learnt the lesson. You shouldn’t hold a Referendum to vote on something you don’t need to.” Colombia’s President said at a seminar in Stockholm with members of the Parliament’s Commission of Foreign Affairs.
The reflection recalls the shocking
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.
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.
The has been a lot of talk about Brexit and whether Britons should leave the EU. One of the questions is whether Brexit will affect travel prices within the EU for British citizens. If so, what can people living in the UK expect to see and how will the travel prices change.
With the EU referendum approaching fast, British prime minister David Cameron announced the date - 23rd of June, 2016, there has been more and more discussion of the consequences of leaving the EU for British citizens. Many have discussed the safety of Britain without the support of Europe and Britain's political relations. One major aspect is also how will Brexit influence Britain's economical prospects such as travel prices. Travel prices are expected to go up with Britain no longer sharing EU travel laws and p
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.
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 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
French President François Hollande has warned Britain that leaving the EU could result with “consequences” for both UK’s economy and immigration matters.
President Hollande has highlighted his hopes for Britain to stay in the EU during a summit with PM Cameron. The French president warned that Brexit might mean “consequences” for the UK, including the prospect of a border relocation.
Earlier today, French economy minister Emmanuel Marcon threatened that France might be tempted to tear the agreement made with the British border police in the case of a vote to leave during next June's EU referendum.
Le Touquet agreement is a bilateral treaty made with France which allows British police to operate on the French side of the border. It is aimed at avoiding immigrants from travelling