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EU chiefs warn UK-based airlines they could lose major routes in post-Brexit Europe

EU CHIEFS have warned UK-based airlines that they will need to relocate their headquarters if they want to maintain continental European routes in the wake of Brexit. Executives at major carriers have been reminded they would also need to sell off shares to European nationals in order to operate flights…

Policeman and attacker among four dead in Westminster terror attack

A POLICEMAN is among four dead and there are multiple people with 'catastrophic injuries' after the terror incidents in Westminster, London today, according to sources. Witnesses described how a car ploughed into people on the pavement of Westminster Bridge, before crashing into railings outside the Houses of Parliament and the…

Theresa May to trigger Article 50 on March 29

THERESA MAY is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday (March 29) that the UK is leaving. Downing Street has said May would write a letter to the EU's 27 other members, and expected negotiations to begin as quickly as possible. Talks on the terms of the departure and…

The Chancellor and the lady are for turning

THE current British government should count itself very lucky that the official opposition is not firing on all cylinders after Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond had to make an astonishing U-turn in Parliament. Just a week after announcing that there would be significant increases in the cost of National…

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Lords withdraw amendments to Article 50

TO steal from TS Eliot, the peers Brexit revolt ended “not with a bang but with a whimper” and those expecting some drama before the inevitable agreement to the passing of the Article 50 White Paper were left disappointed. Earlier on Monday March 13, the House of Commons had rejected…

Katie Hopkins: 'I see myself as the Jesus of the outspoken'

THE former Apprentice star and controversial columnist Katie Hopkins has tweeted an image of herself as the Virgin Mary on the same day she lost a libel case brought against her by blogger Jack Monroe at the High Court. She also wrote: "Welcome to all my new followers. Standing strong…

Another amendment to Article 50 from the House of Lords

AS forecast in edition 1652 of Euro Weekly News, the House of Lords voted for a second amendment to the Article 50 White Paper by 366 to 268 to add a clause whereby acceptance of any Brexit deal or departure without a deal would have to be voted on in…

Paws for thought as Birmingham prepares for Crufts

NEW figures released ahead of Crufts, which returns to the NEC Birmingham from March 9 to 12, show new trends in dog ownership in the city. Celebrity favourite, the French bulldog, which is tipped to become Britain's most popular breed by 2019, has already overtaken the Labrador retriever as Birmingham’s…

Leading EU Brexit negotiator slams House of Lords Brexit report

EUROPEAN politicians are up in arms over a House of Lords reports that suggests the UK could exit the EU without paying a €60 billion “divorce settlement.”That is the potential sum which the UK would have to pay to meet existing commitments according to the European Commission (EC) and 27…

Peers' report suggests that UK could exit EU without paying for it

A HOUSE OF LORDS report suggests that the UK could leave the European Union without paying a penny. According to the Lords EU Financial Affairs Subcommittee, the government would be in a strong legal position should the upcoming Article 50 negotiations result in no post-Brexit deal. Their analysis argues that…

Lords defeats UK government over rights of EU citizens after Brexit

THE House of Lords has voted in favour of amending the Brexit bill in order to guarantee the rights of EU citizens after the UK exits the bloc. This is Theresa May’s first parliamentary defeat over Brexit, and it came after three hours of heated debate. The cross-party opposition, which…

EU nationals may lose certain rights in UK as soon as Article 50 is triggered

SOME but not all mainstream newspapers or TV channels in the UK are reporting that Prime Minister Theresa May intends to use the trigger date for Article 50 to effectively reduce rights of residency in the UK for EU nationals. The suggestion is that any EU national who was living…
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