Posts for Politics

2 year degrees approved by MPs

Students starting university from September 2019 are set to have more choice than ever before about how they study after MPs approved legislation to support the expansion of two-year and […]

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Brexit: Theresa May survives confidence vote, but Brussels is in charge now

Chris Stafford, University of Nottingham Just 24 hours after suffering a historic defeat in parliament over her Brexit deal, the prime minister has survived a vote of no confidence in […]

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Theresa May Brexit deal hammered in parliament, but be wary of prospects of a new ‘consensus’ approach

Simon Usherwood, University of Surrey Another day, another record. The 230 majority against the motion to approve Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement on the UK’s exit from the EU smashes pretty […]

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Prepping for No Deal Brexit

Getting quite a few No Deal press releases now, so maybe the government knows something we don’t! This is for English nationals living in the Netherlands so if you know […]

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Fishing industry advised to prepare for ‘no deal’ Brexit

From DEFRA: The fishing industry is being encouraged to start preparing their businesses for EU Exit to ensure they can continue to import and export fish and fish products, once […]

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Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place

Shutterstock Julius Probst, Lund University Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across advanced economies have no idea that the world is becoming […]

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Restrictions on flights lifted

If anyone has family in these places, or regularly visits, it may please you to know that restrictions on carrying large phones, laptops and tablets in the cabin have been lifted […]

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Penalties for fly-tipping come into force

New financial penalties have come into force to crack down on fly-tipping. The majority of householders already dispose of their waste responsibly, however from now any householder who fails to […]

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NHS needs to prioritise talent, recruitment and retention

This seems particularly pertinent given the recent part-time closure of Stratton Hospital due to staff shortages. The NHS must prioritise talent planning if it is to have any hope of […]

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What happens after Brexit vote? Four possible scenarios explained

Louise Thompson, University of Manchester MPs have started to debate the final Brexit withdrawal agreement ahead of a “meaningful vote” at the end of the day on December 11. That […]

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