Brexit news: Ireland warn of ‘DIFFICULT SUMMER’ as Irish border threatens to SCUPPER talks | Politics | News

Simon Coveney, who is also Ireland‘s foreign minister, said the backstop border agreement originally agreed to by Theresa May in December needed to be respected. He said the Brexit agreement, which would see the economic alignment of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, couldn’t be ignored. And he said any attempt to backtrack on December’s agreement, which aims to avoid a hard border on the island, would result in disaster for Brexit talks. Mr Coveney also hit out at Boris Johnson, who previously dismissed attempts by Mrs May to…

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Brexit news: Tory rebels could trigger ELECTION with vote for Lords Brexit changes | Politics | News

The prominent Brexiteer said if Tory dissidents in the Commons back amendments to the Brexit Bill passed in the House of Lords, it could lead to Theresa May being toppled and ultimately the split from Brussels being undermined. Calling on would-be Conservative rebels, Sir Bill urged them to consider the fact they voted in favour of giving the British people a say in the EU referendum and were elected on a manifesto which endorsed the subsequent result. He said: “If, I repeat, if, they vote for any wrecking amendment from…

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Brexit news: Students demand ‘PEOPLE’S VOTE’ on final exit deal | Politics | News

Student unions representing 980,000 students at 60 universities across the UK have written to their local MPs demanding a Brexit vote. They said 1.4 million students who were too young to vote in June 2016 but were now over 18 deserved a chance to have their say at the ballot box. The joint letter, sent from university student unions from Cambridge, Durham and St Andrews among others, said: “We call on the elected leaders to deliver on a people’s vote on the Brexit deal so that young people can once…

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Prepare to be TAXED! Corbyn and ally vow to target the rich | Politics | News

And his message has been reinforced by shadow Cabinet Office minister John Trickett, who has threatened to slap a wealth tax on the rich and accused Prime Minister Theresa May of backing “an obscene and warped” system which “screwed” the poor. Addressing a Trade Union Congress (TUC) march through London today, Mr Corbyn called for “decency in society” and a “new deal” for workers. He said: “This demonstration today is about workers rights, it is about collective endeavour but above all, it’s a declaration that we’re around to campaign as…

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Brexit news: Theresa May faces cabinet revolt as Remoaners try to sink customs partnership | Politics | News

At least 12 of Mrs May’s 28-strong cabinet are opposed to Mrs May’s controversial idea, with the number possibly as high as 15. And worryingly for the PM, the Telegraph reports that rebels are drawn from those who campaigned to stay in the EU as well as those who argued that the UK should quit the block in the 2016 referendum. Mrs May is on record as saying the UK will quit the Customs Union – which permits tariff-free trade between EU member states – upon leaving the bloc next…

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Brexit news: Theresa May speeds up process of ending freedom of movement | Politics | News

A Government white paper is now likely to be published prior to Parliament breaking up for its summer recess in July in a move which is certain to prove controversial as Mrs May and her cabinet colleagues prepare for crucial Brexit talks with EU representatives. Respected politics website Politico reports the crunch document’s publication had been delayed by former Home Secretary Amber Rudd, triggering concern among pro-Brexit ministers keen to start preparing for a “no-deal” scenario with Brussels. The Home Office has previously said that publication of the white paper…

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Indonesia church bombings: Latest travel advice and updates following deadly attack | Travel News | Travel

Indonesia has been hit by suicide bombings across three churches in the region. Bombers hit Surabaya, the country’s second largest city in the deadliest violence in Indonesia for 13 years. The attacks come just one day after safety fears over the volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi as tourists were swept up in the problem. So is Indonesia safe for tourists? Latest travel advice and updates explained. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated the travel advice following the attack. They warns: “On 13 May 2018 there were explosions at…

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Brexit news – David Miliband takes on hard Brexiteers pleading for soft Brexit | Politics | News

The new bid will call on MPs to “reject siren calls to completely sever the UK’s deep economic ties with the EU”. Mr Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nicky Morgan – who share the distinction of no longer being frontline politicians – co-wrote an article in today’s Mail on Sunday saying: “A hard Brexit won’t create Global Britain. It is merely a path to a fantasy island of our own where we will have reduced access to our largest markets and a diminished standing in the world.” On Monday the trio…

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Lena Waithe Stuns At Met Gala As A Queer Superhero

All eyes were on Lena Waithe as she attended the Met Gala in New York City on Monday night, and she didn’t miss the opportunity to make a bold, inclusive statement.   The “Master of None” writer and star, who is a lesbian, wore a Carolina Herrera tuxedo topped by a silk rainbow cape inspired by the LGBTQ pride flag. The cape included brown and black stripes to represent inclusion of people of color in the queer community. The superhero-inspired ensemble was a nod to Waithe’s 2017 Emmy acceptance speech, in which she encouraged LGBTQ people to “put…

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Bowel cancer symptoms: How often should you poo – healthy number of toilet trips | Health | Life & Style

Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer to be diagnosed in the UK, according to the NHS. Most people diagnosed with the cancer are over 60 years old. Bowel cancer symptoms include a persistent change in bowel habit, or a persistent abdominal pain. But, the symptoms of bowel cancer can be difficult to spot, and may not necessarily make you feel unwell. Is there a healthy amount of times that you should be passing stools? Some people believe that passing a stool once a day is the healthiest habit, said the Taymount…

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