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No Visas for Low-Skilled Workers says UK

  LOW-SKILLED workers will not get visas under post-Brexit immigration plans which have been unveiled by the government. The government is urging employers to “move away” from relying on “cheap labour” from Europe and invest in retaining staff and developing automation technology, the BBC is reporting. The Home Office said EU and non-EU citizens coming […]Read More

Supreme Court: Suspending UK’s Parliament was Unlawful

LONDON: THE decision by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament was unlawful, according to a ruling of the Supreme Court. Earlier this month Johnson suspended or prorogued Parliament for five weeks. The court said it was wrong to stop MPs carrying out duties in the run-up to Brexit on October 31. Supreme Court […]Read More

UK MPs Reject Boris Johnson’s Call for Early Elecction

  WESTMINSTER – MEMBERS of Parliament have turned down on Wednesday a motion by Prime Minister Boris Johnson for an early general election. This was a second defeat for him as MPs earlier backed a bill aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit if Johnson hadn’t agreed a plan with the EU ahead of the October […]Read More

Tory MP Defects: PM Johnson No Longer has Majority in

Dr Phillip Lee WESTMINSTER: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson no longer commands a majority in the House of Commons. As Johnson was addressing the Commons, Conservative MP Dr Phillip Lee took his seat on the opposition benches. Lee has defected to the Liberal Democrats ahead of a showdown between Boris Johnson and Tory rebels over […]Read More

Suspension of UK’s Parliament Sparks Protests

  LONDON – THE United Kingdom is now witnessing a backlash from the decision of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament. It has sparked country-wide protests that include a legal challenge and a petition with more than a million signatures. The government said the five-week suspension in September and October will still allow time […]Read More

UK Parliament Suspended for Queen’s Speech

  LONDON – THE United Kingdom Parliament will be suspended just days after MPs return to work in September. And this will be only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a Queen’s Speech would take place after the suspension, on October 14 to outline his “very exciting agenda.” But […]Read More

No-deal Brexit Could See Food, Medicine Shortages – Dossier

LONDON – A leaked cross-government study is warning that there could be food and medicine shortages if the United Kingdom (UK) were to leave the European Union (EU) without a deal. Dubbed Operation Yellowhammer, the dossier that was leaked to the Sunday Times postulated that the UK could face months of disruption at its ports […]Read More

Boris Johnson to Become Next PM of UK

LONDON: BORIS Johnson is set to become the next prime minister of the United Kingdom after he was elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party. He beat Jeremy Hunt who only managed to muster 46,656 votes compared to 92,153 which Johnson secured from party faithful. Johnson will be sworn in tomorrow and take […]Read More