Tuesday, January 16News For London

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May fails to reach agreement in Brussels

May fails to reach agreement in Brussels

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Despite today's talks between Theresa May and European figure heads, no agreement has been reached on the first stage of Brexit. Speaking in Brussels European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said it wasn't possible to reach a complete agreement today. UK PM Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker confirm UK and EU have not reached agreement on first phase of #Brexit deal https://t.co/UEqjIb9s51pic.twitter.com/vErjQpAZtG — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) 4 December 2017 Theresa May has said a lot of progress has been made, but some isssues do remain. With talks reconvening before the end of the week, the Prime Minister has said she was "confident we will conclude this positively". "On a couple of issues, some differences do rem
New poll suggests Brexit reversal

New poll suggests Brexit reversal

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A new Survation Poll suggests that 50 Percent of Britons want a public vote for a second EU referendum due to the size of the Brexit divorce bill. The Survation Poll was carried out by mail on approximately 1,003 people amongst which 497 said they would “support holding a referendum asking the public if they will accept or reject the deal”. According to Survation poll, eleven percent backed the £50 billion divorce bill while on the other hand 31 per cent of people surveyed thought the UK should pay nothing at all. Half of the Pro-Brexiters polled, now support holding a second referendum on the final Brexit deal, since just 34 percent were against the idea with 16 percent unsure. The surveys conducted for the last five years have had a significant change. Survation Poll resul
Is May bordering on a breakthrough on Brexit?

Is May bordering on a breakthrough on Brexit?

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Theresa May is in Brussels meeting with top EU figures, hoping to finalise the first stages of Brexit negotiations. Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting with Jean Claude Juncker the European Commission president and Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council. UK's prime minister Theresa May meets European Council president Donald Tusk. #EUCO president said he was ready to present draft EU27 guidelines tomorrow for #Brexit talks on transition and future. But UK and European Commission asked for more time. pic.twitter.com/l82TKlZXK6 — Johan Dobbelaere (@ProductiehuisEU) 4 December 2017 The BBC are reporting that Belgian MEP Philippe Lamberts told their political editor Laura Kuenssberg that the UK has made concessions with regards to the Irish boarder. The Democrati
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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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 for 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 criticised the Mayor’s
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