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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
Hard Brexit could cause a severe housing crisis in London

Hard Brexit could cause a severe housing crisis in London

#breakingnews, EU referendum, Housing, News, Politics, Social media
 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
After Calais: Tracing the paths of the Jungle’s refugees

After Calais: Tracing the paths of the Jungle’s refugees

International, News, Opinion, Politics, ReportingWeek2, Uncategorized
“The 'Jungle' smelled of freshly baked bread and CS gas. I could not breathe and went down. An Afghan who was running in the same direction grabbed me and supported me to the back garden where there was a bit of air”, says Chiara Lauvergnac, one of the activists in Paris from London. In the final days of the Calais Jungle demolition, over 10,000 refugees were ordered to relocate in one week by riot police squads armed with flashballs, gas grenades, rubber bullets, automatic rifles, water cannons, armoured vehicles, truncheons and gas spray bottles. “Usually the camp got gassed towards the end of the day - you could climb the hill to try escape the gas clouds and watch the sunset from there, with gas grenades falling all around,” she continued. After the destruction of the camp, she says
Is the Brexit Vote Breaking Millennial Relationships?

Is the Brexit Vote Breaking Millennial Relationships?

EU referendum, News, Politics, ReportingWeek2, Student, Uncategorized, Video
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.

CBI and PwC release Brexit report, divide opinion

#breakingnews, Business, EU referendum, Opinion, Politics
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

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
Sturgeon campaigns for the UK to stay in Europe

Sturgeon campaigns for the UK to stay in Europe

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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

UK net migration dips but migration target unclear

#breakingnews, Data Journalism, Politics
The Office of National Statistics claims net migration dipped slightly. The data has stimulated further debate about UK borders. The ONS published data suggesting that net migration in the UK has dipped from its all-time-high of +330,000 back in mid-2015, down to +323,000. Of the 617,000 people who entered into the UK, at least 257,000 were EU-citizens. Another 273,000 arrivals were from non-EU countries. About half of the people who entered the UK during this period came for work-related reasons, or to study, according to the figures. UKIP leader Nigel Farage seized on the information and took to Twitter. https://twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/status/702877357384798208 Mr Farage gave a rough estimate for the preferred level of net migration that UKIP would aim for in an inte
EU Referendum: Boris Johnson says ‘No deal’

EU Referendum: Boris Johnson says ‘No deal’

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David Cameron seeks the support of Boris Johnson on the EU deal one day before the Brussels summit. The Mayor of London visited Prime Minister  at 10 Downing Street today for final discussions before tomorrow’s Brussels Summit. Mr Cameron who phone-called European leaders on a final round before tomorrow, wants to gain Johnsons' support in his EU campaign. ‘I’ll be back. No deal as far as I know’ he replied while leaving number 10 and asked whether the deal was good enough. According to BBC’s report, Mr Johnsons' decision on whether to back remaining or leaving the EU is "very finely balanced". What is the Brussels Summit? Tomorrow Heads of state and Government of the European Union will be meeting in Brussels. The summit will be dealing with two main challenges: