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Buckingham Palace complain to press watchdog over Sun Brexit claims

EU referendum, Politics
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
President Hollande warns Brexit might have “consequences”

President Hollande warns Brexit might have “consequences”

DontUse, News, Politics
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
Sturgeon campaigns for the UK to stay in Europe

Sturgeon campaigns for the UK to stay in Europe

Politics
Nicola Sturgeon announced she would campaign for the EU to stay in the UK at a speech in London this Monday. The First Minister of Scotland said that there was “a real chance” of a second referendum on Scotland’s independence if the UK voted to leave the EU. Polls tend to show that Scotland will indeed vote to stay in the EU. Scottish National Party’s leader  asked David Cameron to agree that all four nations of the UK had to vote in favour of leaving to make the exit possible, according to Channel 4 News. Such a decision would make “Brexit” very unlikely to happen since Scotland and Northern Island may both vote to stay. The European Union is an important trade partner for Scotland as 42% of its export out of the UK were with EU members, she said to The Guardian. She

Football’s journeymen: Could the Brexit represent an answer?

Sport
As the team line-ups for the FA Cup match flashed up on the pub's screen, the group of friends hollered. The benches were primarily made up of young players they'd never heard of: Macey, Robertson, Aluko? There was no point in even remembering their names, as they would surely be discarded for flashier foreign talent in the months and years to come. This is English football after all, right? This coming June, however, may well change football in the UK in a big way. As Cameron hurriedly sealed his deal in Brussels, ensuring in the process that "references to ever-closer union do not apply to the United Kingdom", the European Union referendum date has been set and the battle for votes has already long started. With campaigns on both sides vying desperately to convince the public, it is

Brexit: Cameron “battling for Britain” at Brussels against European leaders

Politics
The Brexit issue will be the main topic of discussion at a two-day summit taking place in Brussels this Thursday and Friday.     The President of the European Council Donald Tusk called this a “make or break summit”. Indeed the EU and the UK must now find an agreement on David Cameron’s claims before he sets up a date for a national referendum about a leave from the UK (possibly on June 23 according to the Financial Times).   The Prime Minister already obtained compromises from the EU as Donald Tusk proposed an emergency possibility of supressing social aids to non-UK European workers for four years if needed. Indeed it goes against the essential principles of the EU to build equality between all European citizens. David Cameron asked for a permanent suppres