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Decoding the linguistic jiggery-pockery of Brexit It has been two and a half years since the United Kingdom's referendum on EU membership. While this decision has dominated the political landscape ever since, less attention has been paid to the linguistic innovations, reincarnations and clichés this event has had on and within the English language.
Chronos vs. Brexit: why extending Article 50 and delaying Brexit might not be a feasible solution for the EU If everything goes according to plan, the United Kingdom is currently set to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 at 11.00 p.m. That is the date enshrined on the European Union Act 2018 and the British Government has a deal that, in theory, allows the UK to leave in the planned timeframe.
How did the Government end up in contempt of Parliament? On Tuesday 4 December the UK Government was found to be in contempt of Parliament. Dr Andrew Defty explains how this unprecedented situation occurred. The Government has found itself in the unprecedented position of being in contempt of Parliament.
Brexit: UK can unilaterally revoke article 50, says ECJ Britain can stop Brexit process without approval of member states, court of justice says.
The ECJ wants to take back control of Brexit Given that the ECJ often takes years to give an opinion, the speed of its Brexit judgement is unprecedented. Now and again, the mask slips: in theory the ECJ's court judicial, cares only about good law. In practise this is nakedly political - explicitly so this time, given the vote tomorrow.
Brexit: Government says ECJ ruling irrelevant because UK leaving EU anyway - Politics live Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including day four of the Commons debate on the Brexit deal.
UK can withdraw Brexit notification, ECJ rules The ruling in the case - which was brought by a group of Scottish politicians - will provide a boost to campaigners for a second referendum in the U.K. who want to put a stop to Brexit.
Brexit: If Trump says its bad maybe it's good? Just when the British people were uniting behind the idea that Theresa May's Brexit is deeply flawed, the President has muddied the waters by agreeing with everyone. So now, the public are forced to question their own existence, the very nature of truth and whether December is too early for April Fools?
Opinion: There are some striking similarities between Irish independence and Brexit Irish negotiators had to agree that Ireland would remain with the British empire and its representatives would swear an oath of allegiance to the monarchy. May's deal, meanwhile, may keep the UK trapped in the EU indefinitely, bound by its rules but unable to wield any influence over them.
Britain's Brexit chaos: On the road to nowhere Reading this "from across the pond" message, be grateful that you do not have to suffer the bitter Brexit debate underway in Britain. Having lived and breathed Brexit for several years now as a political consultant, it is hard to remember life before.
Weekly Inflated Opinions - #2 Every week we will summarize our thoughts from the previous week, employing the following format; What we thought, What happened and What changed for us. Enjoy………………………………. After a tumultuous week, our thoughts could be summarized as follows;.
Hedge funds make big bets against post-Brexit UK economy Hedge funds make million-pound bets against high street as Brexit uncertainty threatens UK economy.
New leftwing coalition urges Labour to reject Brexit Activists want a people’s vote and option of remaining to be in any election manifesto.
Brexit? This country’s divides run far deeper than that - John Harris Tensions have been bubbling away for decades – the Brexit vote exploded them, says Guardian columnist John Harris.
Doom and deliverance: what the papers say about Theresa May's crunch week The front pages are almost all focused on Brexit and some suggest it could be the PM’s final week in the job.
Has Northern Ireland hit peak Brexit? Northern Ireland issues have rarely been out of the news but what do people living there really think? We spoke to a barber, a newsagent, a beautician, a tattoo artist and a bartender about what it. Video by Erinn Kerr. Share this with. Copy this link.
Britain can cancel Brexit and stay in EU forever without asking Europe's permission, Euro judges rule The European Court of Justice issued a decision saying that Article 50 can be revoked by the UK without permission from European leaders. That means that at any time before we officially leave the EU in March, the British Government could simply decide to stay permanently.
Europe's top court confirms that UK can stop Brexit The decision followed the guidance given last week by a non-binding opinion to the court from a top European law officer. The case was brought by a group of Scottish lawmakers who sought a legal ruling on if the U.K.'s request under Article 50 to leave the EU could be unilaterally revoked before the Brexit deadline of March 29, 2019.
Sterling near three-month low ahead of Brexit vote Sterling sank to a near three-month low against the euro today as investors positioned for a parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal with the European Union that Prime Minister Theresa May is widely expected to lose.
Brexit: Nothing off table for Theresa May ahead of key vote Reopening the Brexit withdrawal agreement is an option, Downing Street sources say.
Brexit parody sees Andy Serkis revive Gollum in protest against Theresa May's 'precious' deal Those are the words of actor Andy Serkis, who has reimagined his portrayal of Gollum from Lord of the Rings in a campaign to push for a so-called People's Vote - a second referendum - and ultimately remain in the European Union.
Brexit: UK can revoke Article 50, European court rules That possibility exists for as long as a withdrawal agreement concluded between the EU and that member state has not entered into force or, if no such agreement has been concluded, for as long as the two-year period from the date of the notification of the intention to withdraw from the EU, and any possible extension, has not expired.
Britain faces an increasingly dangerous reality on Brexit The parliamentary arithmetic means that every one of the paths, after zigging and zagging about with great apparent purpose, seems to find its way back to the starting point at the heart of the maze.
Brexit added £2bn to UK energy bills in year after referendum, report claims Brexit has already added billions to the UK public's energy bills and leaving without a deal could wreak further havoc and cost the average household an extra £61 a year, according to research by University College London.
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