MPs have inflicted another Brexit defeat on the government in Parliament by backing measures designed to thwart preparations for a no-deal exit. They backed an amendment to the Finance Bill, which would limit spending on no-deal preparations unless authorised by Parliament, by 303 to 296 votes. Jeremy Corbyn urged Theresa May...
January 2, 2019 by Geir Moulson, The Associated Press PHOTO: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany/Armin Linnartz via Wikimedia Commons BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany will keep pushing for global solutions to challenges in 2019 and also has to take greater responsibility in the world. Closing a politically...
Speaking throughout a check out to Singapore, the global assistant claimed: "When Theresa May returns with those peace of minds that she has actually been looking for from the EU that the offer that is on the table is not going to lead to us being permanently caught in...
Would not our fixation on not having a hard Border between Newry and Dundalk seem small time and parochial? After all, billions of euro in profits, involving some of the largest conglomerates on the continent, could be at risk if the Irish 'backstop' scuppered an agreed exit deal. Yet, to...
Brexit uncertainty is continuing to be felt in the housing market in Wales, with surveyors expecting prices and sales to edge lower in the three months ahead, according to the latest RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Residential Market Survey. Whilst the headline price balance moved back into positive territory,...
Good morning, here’s your Thursday morning briefing to set you up for the day ahead. Look out for these three things happening around the world today. EU27 to discuss Brexit chaos With the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement on the brink of falling apart after a turbulent 24 hours for British politics, leaders...
This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since the ground-breaking launch of the Declaration millions of people’s rights have been recognised, human suffering prevented and alleviated, and the foundations for a more just world have been established. The Declaration recognises the equal dignity...
Foresight News provides a look-ahead to the key events that need to be in your news diary for next week …  This week is set to be one of the most significant periods for a post-war UK Government. The coming days will define Theresa May’s premiership and could see Parliament...
Last week, a UN intergovernmental working group discussed a proposed treaty to regulate the activities of transnational corporations under international human rights law, including “activities undertaken by electronic means.” The applicability of international human rights law to business enterprises has long been controversial, and the proposed treaty brings corporate digital activities into this controversy.   Under international law, governments must protect people under...
Brexit – Is the final Tory implosion now just days away? 7th December 2018 / United Kingdom Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Linkedin Pinterest StumbleUpon Reddit Digg When considering Brexit and the current constitutional and political crisis Britain finds itself in, it is interesting to note some of the words in the 2002 Conservative chairwoman’s speech to the party conference in...