Saturday, November 27

Day: December 5, 2016

Could this be the cheapest home in Britain? Garden flat goes on the market for just £15,000
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Could this be the cheapest home in Britain? Garden flat goes on the market for just £15,000

    The home has great opportunity to add value according to Rightmove While property prices seem to always be on the rise - this little fixer-upper in Glasgow is on the market with a surprisingly tiny price tag. This one bedroom flat in Blantyre is on sale for just £15,000. While it does require some refurbishment, the home is close to transport links and only 10 miles from Glasgow city centre. It does also comes with a kitchen coming off the lounge, bathroom and a communal garden, reports Glasgow Live . The property could be let out for around £350 And the website suggests it could be refurbished as rental property and let out for around £350 a month - with an estimated £73 monthly repayment. The property listing on Rightmove.com as a potential buy to let or starter flat wit...
Attorney General warns Supreme Court not to stray into areas of political judgement in Brexit case
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Attorney General warns Supreme Court not to stray into areas of political judgement in Brexit case

    The Attorney General will on Monday warn Supreme Court judges that they must not defy the "will of the electorate" or "stray into areas of political judgement" during a landmark Brexit legal challenge. Jeremy Wright will say the judges must "resist" intervening in a matter of significant "political sensitivity" as they decide on whether Theresa May has the power to trigger Brexit negotiations without a vote by MPs. He will say that people who voted for Britain to leave the European Union did so on the "clear understanding" that the Government had the power to implement the vote without "further approval of Parliament in yet further primary legislation". The Liberal Democrats are already plotting to overturn the EU referendum result by voting against legislation to trigger ...
Italy PM Renzi resigns after crushing referendum defeat
ENGLISH, Europe

Italy PM Renzi resigns after crushing referendum defeat

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation on Monday, hours after it was confirmed he had suffered a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform. "My experience of government finishes here," Renzi told a press conference, acknowledging that the No campaign had won an "extraordinarily clear" victory in a vote on which he had staked his future. Interior Ministry projections suggested the No camp, led by the populist Five Star Movement, had carried the vote by a margin of almost 60-40 with a near 70 percent turnout underlining the high stakes and the intensity of the debate. Markets seemed to take Renzi's departure in their stride. Stocks and the euro fell in early trading in Asia but there were no signs of panic with the possibility of his res...
Brexit appeal set to start at Supreme Court
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Brexit appeal set to start at Supreme Court

    The Government will take its battle to start the process of leaving the EU to the Supreme Court today, in what is seen as one of the most significant constitutional battles in decades. Senior figures involved in the critical case including Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC and businesswoman Gina Miller - who brought the case against the Government - arrived early at the central London court for the hearing. Mr Wright will argue that Theresa May can trigger Article 50 using so-called prerogative powers - meaning MPs do not have to vote on the matter in Parliament. The Government is appealing against an earlier decision by the High Court which ruled in favour of Ms Miller and others who want to see Parliament decide. Ms Miller told Sky News that the court battle "is about tw...
Graduate sues Oxford University for £1m over his failure to get a first
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Graduate sues Oxford University for £1m over his failure to get a first

    An Oxford graduate is suing the university for £1m claiming the “appallingly bad” and “boring” teaching cost him a first-class degree and prevented him from having a successful career. Faiz Siddiqui, who studied modern history at Brasenose College, told the high court he believes he would have had a career as an international commercial lawyer if he had been awarded a first rather than the 2:1 he achieved 16 years ago. If he wins, the case could open the floodgates to similar claims from students complaining about inadequate teaching, unsuitable accommodation and poor decisions. Siddiqui, 38, who trained as a solicitor after university, says his life and career have been blighted by his failure to obtain a first when he graduated in June 2000. He said he underachieved in a...