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Day: August 15, 2018

British expats take Brexit legal route
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British expats take Brexit legal route

    The judicial review against the prime minister, Theresa May, has been submitted to the high court in London by the UK in EU Challenge group, which represents Britons living in France, Italy and Spain. Nearly 80% of the estimated 1 to 2 million Britons living overseas in EU countries are of working age or younger. Many fear Brexit will threaten their livelihoods and make it far harder to travel across the continent. They argue that the decision to trigger article 50 to withdraw from the EU was therefore not in accordance with the UK’s constitutional requirements. We look forward to having this important constitutional case considered by the court. Elinore Grayson, one of the four named claimants in the action, lives in France. She said: It is fundamental that illega...
Boris family at war over burka jibes
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Boris family at war over burka jibes

    Boris Johnson brings tea for the press to drink outside his house in Thame. Boris Johnson’s family has gone to war over his burka comments, with his brother accusing him of bigotry. Leo Johnson, who is married to a Muslim, spoke out after other members of the family declared they thought the former foreign secretary had not gone far enough in his newspaper column. Silence does not mean consent, the younger brother wrote on Twitter. Would be great if this round of competitive bigotry would end. He addressed the call to both Boris Johnson and their father Stanley who had dismissed uproar about the burka jibes as synthetic indignation that was whipped up by political opponents. Leo, who is three years younger than Boris, 54, met his Afghan-born wife Taies Nezam, with...