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Centre for London backs Sadiq Khan in his appeal for housing support in London

Centre for London backs Sadiq Khan in his appeal for housing support in London

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The Centre for London, a think tank organisation, supported the Mayor’s call on the government to help him in aiding homebuilding. Joanna Corfield, Communications Manager at Centre for London, said: "This will help London maintain its competitiveness from outside the EU." Mayor Khan earlier today urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to act urgently to assist him in building new houses, requesting more money for affordable homes and devolution to London. Corfield expressed concerns about the impact Brexit will have on the housing crisis in London: "Brexit is putting additional pressure on London's housing crisis by slowing the number of homes being built. The Mayor is right to call on the government to give him increased powers." Conservative AM Andrew Boff had strongly criticise
What Theresa May’s Open Letter to EU Citizens Really Means to Them

What Theresa May’s Open Letter to EU Citizens Really Means to Them

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Prime Minister Theresa May has emailed 100,000 EU citizens living in the UK to reassure them that Brexit will not affect their lives here, though millennials are not convinced. Despite her efforts, young people fear that their dreams of working, studying and living in the UK will be ending sooner than they hoped. May’s open letter promised EU citizens low-cost application methods for “settled status” after Brexit, and that they would not be used as “bargaining chips” in Brexit negotiations. The letter was also posted to her Facebook page.   Theresa May speaking about the UK and EU on October 20th. [Video: Facebook --Theresa May]  For some students, the thought of Brexit’s impact on their futures in the UK only makes them homesick. 24-year-old Lauranna Bruninx chose to study i
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
House of Lords to discuss EU migrants during today’s agenda

House of Lords to discuss EU migrants during today’s agenda

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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
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
How can the Left regain support after the Brexit vote?

How can the Left regain support after the Brexit vote?

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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
Direct democracy as a gamble: Colombia’s President admits he shouldn’t have held a referendum to vote on the Peace Deal.

Direct democracy as a gamble: Colombia’s President admits he shouldn’t have held a referendum to vote on the Peace Deal.

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“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
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.
Will Brexit affect travel and its prices within the EU for British citizens?

Will Brexit affect travel and its prices within the EU for British citizens?

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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

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