Category: Global

Brexit “priorities” – Passports going blue?

03 Apr 2017
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As a Brit, how does it feel presenting your burgundy coloured EU passport at border control? Do you feel embarrassed or united? Do you even feel anything at all? Well, believe it or not, some people do feel slightly uncomfortable with their burgundy passport although, this could soon change. The Home Office has confirmed that […]

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Gibraltar – A sketchy future?

03 Apr 2017
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It was always known that the next two years of Brexit negotiations would be somewhat of an enigma for Brits at home and abroad. But did anyone think that the uncertainty would start so soon? Well, the future of Gibraltar has already raised a few eyebrows. President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, published his […]

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Flynn: “You scratch my back I’ll scratch yours”

31 Mar 2017
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Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn has requested immunity against prosecution in exchange for information linking the Trump administration to Russia. The former three-star general was sacked in mid-February, after it was found out that he’d lied to the White House about his links with Russia and communications with Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. […]

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Trump on the Offensive with media over Tax Return Leaks

15 Mar 2017
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The National Security briefing room must have run out of colouring books, as Trump was back on Twitter to condemn the media once again, amid recent revelations of his leaked 2005 tax returns. It was confirmed early on, that the revelation was quite a mundane one, but, regardless of his son, Donald Trump Jr previously […]

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Budget U-turn – NIC rise scrapped

15 Mar 2017
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Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, has scrapped proposed plans to raise national insurance for self-employed workers, after admitting that it breached the “spirit” of the manifesto. Hammond was on the receiving end of a heap of unequivocal furore by Tory back-benchers, after using his Budget to announce plans to raise the National Insurance contributions […]

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Dutch go to the polls

15 Mar 2017
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Millions of Dutch voters are heading to the polls today in a general election rife with controversy and hateful rhetoric. Regardless, the election has been recently overshadowed by a diplomatic standoff between the Netherlands and Turkey. It’s a situation that some analysts believe that has played in the Dutch prime minister’s favour. On Tuesday, late […]

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Trump’s Tax Returns Leaked

15 Mar 2017
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Two pages of Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns were published on Tuesday, by Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, David Cay Johnston. The revelation was also broadcasted exclusively on “The Rachael Maddow” show on MSNBC, which also included an interview with Johnston. The partial reveal of the president’s tax returns, shows that he paid $38m in federal income […]

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Bleak House – Obamacare repeal woes

14 Mar 2017
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A White House analysis of the GOP plan to repeal Obamacare (ACA), shows steeper insurance coverage losses than originally predicted. The executive branch analysis forecasts that 26 million fewer people would lose coverage over the next ten years than if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains intact. A previous prediction by the Congressional Budget Office […]

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Sturgeon v May – PM to block indyref2

14 Mar 2017
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Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to disallow a second Scottish independence referendum until Brexit has taken place. This news comes after SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, announced on Monday that she intends to hold another vote. It was an announcement that stole the thunder from May’s Brexit bill passing through the House of Commons on […]

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Brexit Bill Passed – Article 50 on course

14 Mar 2017
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Parliament passed Theresa May’s Brexit bill on Monday night, paving the way for article 50 to be triggered by the end of March. Peers in the House of Lords backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal, when MPs in the House of Commons quashed […]

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