Category Archives: British News

UK – Call for ‘rights for grandparents’ law

In the UK, MPs are calling for the government to enshrine in law the right for grandparents to see their grandchildren after a divorce. MPs want an amendment to the Children Act, which would include a child’s right to have a close relationship with members of their extended family. Continue reading →

UK launched cyber-attack on Islamic State

The UK has conducted a “major offensive cyber-campaign” against ISIS the director of the intelligence agency GCHQ has revealed. The operation hindered the group’s ability to co-ordinate attacks and suppressed its propaganda, former MI5 agent Jeremy Fleming said. It is the first time the UK has systematically degraded an adversary’s online efforts in a military campaign. Continue reading →

Russian spy: Embassy requests meeting with Boris Johnson

The Russian Embassy in London has requested a meeting between its ambassador and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over the Salisbury poisoning. An embassy spokesperson said it was “high time” for a meeting to discuss the investigation, as well as a “whole range of bilateral issues”. Continue reading →

London murder rate beats New York for month as stabbings surge

Maybe they better ban knives. Back in February, London became just like New York City, but it’s not something would be proud of. The city of Big Ben and the tube overtook New York in murders for the first time in modern history as the British capital dealt with a surge in knife attacks. Continue reading →

Brexit: EU adopts guidelines for negotiations on future relations

EU leaders have approved guidelines for the negotiation of future relations with the UK after Brexit. The text on trade, security and other issues was agreed in “less than half a minute”, clearing the way for the next phase of Brexit talks to get under way. Continue reading →

EU proposes online turnover tax for big tech firms

The European Commission proposed rules on Wednesday to make digital companies pay more tax, with U.S. tech giants such as Google (GOOGL.O), Facebook (FB.O) and Amazon (AMZN.O) set to foot a large chunk of any bill. Continue reading →

Racism and Islamophobic ‘getting worse in Scotland’

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf and Labour MSP Anas Sarwar have told BBC Scotland that racism and Islamophobia are getting worse in Scotland. Appearing together on the BBC’s Sunday Politics Scotland, they both said they frequently received violent death threats via social media and in emails. Continue reading →

The UK and EU agree terms for Brexit transition period

The UK and EU have agreed on a “large part” of the agreement that will lead to the “orderly withdrawal” of the UK. Michel Barnier and David Davis, Brexit negotiators said the deal on what the UK calls the implementation period was a “decisive step”.
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UK Rupa Huq becomes third MP to get Islamophobic letter

Labour MP Rupa Huq’s Westminster office was cordoned off by police after a suspect package was sent there. A staff member opened a package containing a sticky liquid, and was taken to hospital as a precaution. Continue reading →

UK – Tax baby boomers’ wealth, David Willetts says

Sound familiar folks? Take from those who have and give it away to those who refuse to work. A former Conservative minister says his baby boomer generation have to “reach into our own pockets” to fund a spiralling bill for public services. Lord Willetts said the alternative was future generations facing an extra 15p on the basic rate of income tax. Continue reading →