Tag: UK

Johnson to set out post- #Brexit law and order drive in Queen’s Speech

Johnson to set out post- #Brexit law and order drive in Queen’s Speech

| October 14, 2019

Queen Elizabeth will on Monday (14 October) announce several new pieces of legislation to reform Britain’s justice system, in a ceremonial speech setting out Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit plans, writes William James. The so-called Queen’s Speech is the highlight of a day of elaborate pageantry in Westminster and is used to detail all the […]

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Just let us have #Huawei and get on with #5G UK mobile networks tell MPs

Just let us have #Huawei and get on with #5G UK mobile networks tell MPs

| October 14, 2019

British telcos and academics have told a Parliamentary enquiry the UK needs to get on with allowing Huawei equipment into the heart of its future 5G networks, writes Gareth Corfield. In submissions to an ongoing consultation entitled Ensuring access to “safe” technology: the UK’s 5G infrastructure and national security inquiry, business and academia alike have largely […]

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European Parliament President David Sassoli meets UK House of Commons Speaker #JohnBercow

European Parliament President David Sassoli meets UK House of Commons Speaker #JohnBercow

| October 10, 2019

Sassoli to Bercow (pictured): “Extension on Brexit is needed if there is an election or referendum.” “The European Parliament would support a request from the UK government to extend the withdrawal period in order to have time for a general election or a referendum.” This was the message from European Parliament President David Sassoli during […]

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#Brexit – Statement by David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament

#Brexit – Statement by David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament

| October 9, 2019

Statement by David Sassoli (pictured), president of the European Parliament following his meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “I have just had a meeting with Prime Minister Johnson. I came here in the confident hope of hearing proposals that could take negotiations forward. However, I must note that there has been no progress. “As […]

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Ireland sets aside €1.2 billion for no deal #Brexit package

Ireland sets aside €1.2 billion for no deal #Brexit package

| October 9, 2019

Ireland’s finance minister said on Tuesday (8 October) that the government will run a budget deficit of 0.6% of gross domestic product next year if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal, to fund a €1.2 billion package for affected firms, write Graham Fahy and Padraic Halpin. “In the event of a […]

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Ireland remains open to a ‘fair’ #Brexit deal – Coveney

Ireland remains open to a ‘fair’ #Brexit deal – Coveney

| October 9, 2019

Ireland’s foreign minister said on Tuesday (8 October) European Council President Donald Tusk was reflecting EU-wide frustration when he accused Britain of playing a “stupid blame game” over Brexit, writes Graham Fahy. Simon Coveney (pictured) said on Twitter that Tusk “reflects the frustration across EU and the enormity of what’s at stake for us all”. […]

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Can #Blockchain solve #Brexit border puzzle? Experts are sceptical

Can #Blockchain solve #Brexit border puzzle? Experts are sceptical

| October 8, 2019

A team of experts has come up with a plan to use blockchain tracking for trade between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to avoid the re-imposition of a hard border after Britain leaves the European Union, writes John Chalmers. The ELAND consortium said on Monday (7 October) that its proposal would involve building […]

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