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Day: September 22, 2019

Supreme court set to rule against PM
Featured, United Kingdom

Supreme court set to rule against PM

    Boris Johnson would have no option but to recall MPs to Westminster if the supreme court rules he misled the Queen, senior legal sources told the Observer yesterday. There is a growing belief in the legal community that the court will find against the government when it hands down its momentous verdict on Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament. The prospect of the court finding against the prime minister has left the UK heading towards a constitutional eruption of volcanic proportions, according to another senior legal figure who asked not to be named. He said he also believed the case would go against the government. Before the case, few thought the court would determine that Johnson’s advice to the Queen to suspend parliament for five weeks would be found unla...
No deal means harder border
Europe, Featured

No deal means harder border

    Jean-Claude Juncker has warned there will have to be controls at the border in Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit. In an outspoken interview, the European Commission president said the UK would be to blame for any fallout for a chaotic exit for the bloc as the EU “did not invent the Brexit”. Mr Juncker said he wanted to reach an agreement with the UK but the EU had to protect the safety of its citizens. The Irish border issue has been a major stumbling block in the Brexit negotiations, as Boris Johnson has demanded that the backstop a contingency plan to prevent a hard border by keeping the UK aligned with many of Brussels’ rules should be scrapped. The senior Brussels official also sought to blame the UK for any fallout caused by a no-deal Brexit, amid frus...
27 hours of rain to hammer UK
Featured, United Kingdom

27 hours of rain to hammer UK

    Travel disruption and localised flooding will strike Britain today, with some regions seeing as much as 40mm rainfall in just the space of a few hours. Britain bathed in warm temperatures of 26C yesterday but today the Met Office has slapped in two yellow warnings for heavy rain across western England, all of Wales and Northern Ireland. They started at 6pm yesterday and will last all the way through to around 9pm tonight - a full 27 hours of heavy rainfall. Northern Ireland will be the worse off, with heavy showers, thunderstorms and strong gusty winds in the south and west. The Met office say flooding of home and businesses is 'likely' and spray and flooding will make journey times longer. It's also going to be colder for the rest of us as the remnants Hurricane...