Dis-United Kingdom, Right to Buy rules are different in England, Wales, Scotland & N.I.

Dis-United Kingdom, Right to Buy rules are different in England, Wales, Scotland & N.I.

Dis-United Kingdom, Right to Buy rules are different in England, Wales, Scotland & N.I. England is the only nation of the UK with no parliament to make the rules on England’s social housing stock.   Housing bodies welcome end of Right to Buy in Scotland From the BBC section Scotland   Image copyrightPAImage captionSelling public sector housing to sitting tenants was a signature policy of Margaret Thatcher’s governments The end of the Right to Buy scheme…

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CAMPAIGNERS CONDEMN APPOINTMENT OF SCOTTISH LAWYER AS MINISTER OF ENGLISH JUSTICE

CAMPAIGNERS CONDEMN APPOINTMENT OF SCOTTISH LAWYER AS MINISTER OF ENGLISH JUSTICE

PRESS RELEASE   CAMPAIGNERS CONDEMN APPOINTMENT OF SCOTTISH LAWYER AS MINISTER OF ENGLISH JUSTICE   The Government has announced the appointment of a Scottish Conservative Barrister who has been handed the English Civil Justice brief as the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Lord Keen of Elie (Richard Keen QC) dubbed the Rottweiler by the Scottish media for his aggressive courtroom manner, will serve as MoJ spokesperson for the Lords.  His responsibilities will also include claims management…

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English Refused Representation at British-Irish Council meeting in Cardiff

English Refused Representation at British-Irish Council meeting in Cardiff

British-Irish Council holds extraordinary summit in Cardiff, England not allowed to attend. From: Cabinet Office, Wales Office, Northern Ireland Office, Scotland Office,The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, The Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, Lord Dunlop and + others First published: 22 July 2016 The British-Irish Council held an extraordinary summit meeting today, hosted by the Welsh government in Cathays Park, Cardiff. The first substantive meeting on EU-exit involving the UK government, devolved administrations, the Irish Government…

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FGM figures show nearly 6,000 new cases in England

FGM figures show nearly 6,000 new cases in England

By Lindsay Brown Newsbeat reporter The first ever recorded figures for female genital mutilation (FGM) show that between April 2015 and March 2016 there were 5,702 new cases in England. The data was recorded by doctors and nurses who have been obliged to do so since July 2015. Overall 8,656 women and girls who’d suffered the abuse were seen. Most were born in an African country and underwent the procedure there. But 43 girls were born…

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Brexit Could Address Other Democratic Deficit, By Triggering an English Parliament

Brexit Could Address Other Democratic Deficit, By Triggering an English Parliament

Brexit Could Address Other Democratic Deficit, By Triggering an English Parliament Getty  by OLIVER JJ LANE 12 Jul 2016 Creating a stable Kingdom in the wake of Brexit which saw the different constituent parts of the nation split over whether to stay in or leave the European Union could see the creation of a new British Union of federal states. The cross-party Constitution Reform Group is this week to lay out plans to change the relationship between…

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Labour – The New Nasty Party?

Labour – The New Nasty Party?

Labour – The New Nasty Party? Stuart ThomsonPublic affairs consultant at Bircham Dyson Bell JACK TAYLOR VIA GETTY IMAGES There are leadership debates taking place in the Greens, Ukip and Labour parties. The Conservative leadership race has accidentally come to a quick conclusion after Andrea Leadsom pushed the self-destruct button. The level of political upheaval though remains unprecedented and there is no doubt that it is a consequence of the Brexit result. But in the…

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BREXIT – THE EU AND UK LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL PROCEDURES

BREXIT – THE EU AND UK LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL PROCEDURES

BREXIT – THE EU AND UK LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL PROCEDURES I was recently asked to do an article for the Solicitors Journal which is a highly respected Legal magazine. The brief was to set out my views on Article 50 and on the situation. Also as George Osborne had just said the UK can invoke Article 50 when it feels it is best placed to, to comment on that suggestion and the Brexit situation overall….

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After Alyn Smith’s EU parliament speech – it has to be accepted that the UK is finished

After Alyn Smith’s EU parliament speech – it has to be accepted that the UK is finished

After Alyn Smith’s EU parliament speech – it has to be accepted that the UK is finished On the 28th June 2016, Alyn Smith an SNP, MEP insulted English and Welsh citizens by begging the EU parliament to give Scotland preferential treatment over them. By promoting themselves above the rest of the UK they have damaged and weakened the UK negotiating position. He also separated London from the rest of England and showed that the…

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