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London First: We support Mayor’s call for students’ flexible work visa

London First: We support Mayor’s call for students’ flexible work visa

Breaking News, International, London, London Mayor, Politics, Student
Nonprofit advocacy group London First has welcomed Mayor Sadiq Khan’s call for a “flexible visa system.” This will allow international students to work in the UK as they did before 2012. A spokesperson for the group confirmed to Westminster World their support of the Mayor’s position. The spokesperson Emma Hutchinson said: “There has been around 40 per cent drop in students coming here from India since the post-work study visas were scrapped. So, the way we look at it, is that the international students make huge contribution to the economy.” Mayor Khan urged the Prime Minister to allow international students to have the kind of visa she scrapped five years ago, according to ITV London. He tweeted saying: “Our current visa system is holding London’s businesses back. We need a new flexi
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
Theresa May under pressure to develop new guidelines in response to the growing Westminster abuse scandal

Theresa May under pressure to develop new guidelines in response to the growing Westminster abuse scandal

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A spreadsheet with a list of 36 ‘Sex Pest’ MPs has been published by leading right wing blog, Guido Fawkes. Since the release of the spreadsheet Prime Minister Theresa May has called on leader of the Commons Speaker John Bercow to comment on the scandal and “ensure the reputation of Parliament is not damaged further by allegations of impropriety.” May in her letter to Bercow described the current system for dealing with complaints surrounding sexual allegations as lacking the “required teeth” and that the system is “simply not fair on staff, many of whom are young and in their first job post-education.” May herself is calling for tougher and more efficient procedures when it comes to dealing with the sexual harassment of women working in Westminster. She is calling for a new media
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

Mayor says PM to blame for stress on food banks

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Theresa May and the Tory government are to blame for increased stress on London’s food banks, said Mayor Sadiq Khan during his question period on Thursday. Khan, quoting the latest statistics from the Trussell Trust, told the assembly that the disastrous rollout of the Tory’s Universal Credit policy has directly resulted in a massive increase in food bank referrals. “It shows that, not just the current leader of the Tory party, but their future leaders also, are out of touch,” said Khan. Assembly Member Florence Eshalomi reinforced the Mayor’s statements, adding that her constituency of Lambeth and Southwark had seen a 33 per cent increase in food bank referrals from April to July of this year, with 94 per cent of those referrals coming as a direct result of benefit changes. Es
“People are in fear”: mental health activists on benefit reforms

“People are in fear”: mental health activists on benefit reforms

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Imagine that you have both a mental health condition and a physical disability. With government reforms to the benefit system, you lost your claim to assistance. You can no longer afford food, travel, electricity or gas. Finally, one day, your power is cut off and you’re left sitting in the dark by yourself. One benefit claimant, who experienced this, felt so isolated, scared and stressed, that she attempted to take her own life. Many have had similar experiences. Up to 90 people a month die after being declared fit for work. Others are barely able to survive. Roy Bard from campaign group the Mental Health Resistance Network (MHRN) described to Westminster World how disabled people are running short of money half a week before their next payment. “People are often going without electricit
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

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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
Power to the People: Do petitions really work?

Power to the People: Do petitions really work?

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A petition banning Donald Trump from making a state visit to the UK has garnered more than 1 million signatures in the past 24 hours. The petition, made on the UK Parliament website, required only 100,000 signatures to be considered for debate in the Houses of Parliament. In response, Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she will not be withdrawing the invitation extended to US President Trump, part of the “special relationship” she wants to create between the US and UK with impending Brexit. In a statement, she said the visit remains “substantially in the national interest.” The situation is reminiscent of last year, when, following the Brexit referendum, a petition was created on the UK Parliament website, signed by four million people, asking for a second EU referendum. In r