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UK Politics I Statement on Home for Ukranians Refugees I Monday, March 14, 2022:

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  Source:   theguardian.com UK politics live: Gove makes statement on homes for Ukrainian refugees as website for scheme opens Andrew Sparrow 15-19 minutes 5.04pm GMT 17:04 In the Commons Labour’s Tan Dhesi described the government’s response to the refugee crisis as “pathetic” and linked that to the government’s hostile enviroment policy. That prompted a mini-eruption from Gove . “I’ve had it up to here with people trying to suggest that this country is not generous,” he said. The hostile environment policy started under Labour, he claimed. And he went on:So could we just chuck it when it comes the partisan nonsense and get on with delivery.

UK Politics: Johnson Wins UK Vote After Sanctions on genocide Against China

  bloomberg.com Johnson Wins U.K. Vote on Genocide Rulings After China Sanctions Kitty Donaldson, Greg Ritchie 4-5 minutes Boris Johnson narrowly defeated a rebellion from members of his Conservative Party pressing for U.K. courts to rule on cases of genocide, a move they hoped would prevent the government from doing trade deals with countries found to be committing the crime. Rebel Tory MPs, whose focus is on the plight of minority Uyghur Muslims in China, voted in favor of inserting the measure into the government’s trade legislation put to the House of Commons on Monday, but failed to win a majority. A defeat would have undermined the prime minister’s trade strategy and potentially jeopardized his efforts to strike a balance over trade and values in the U.K.’s dealings with China. Ahead of the vote, Foreign Secre

News | UK Politics | Brexit: Gove defends £705m plan for post-Brexit borders

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7-9 minutes - Source: BBC Image copyright PA Media Cabinet Minister Michael Gove has defended his plans for new post-Brexit border infrastructure after Labour said the government was unprepared. A £705m funding package to help manage Britain's borders has been announced as the UK prepares to leave the EU customs union at the end of the year. Mr Gove insisted the government had been "laying the groundwork for months". But Labour's Rachel Reeves said the plans were "too little, too late." The funding announcement follows a leaked letter from International Trade Secretary Liz Truss raising concerns about the readiness of Britain's ports. Under the plans, new border posts will be created inland where existing ports have no room to

UK Politics | Brexit: Boris Johnson to seek Dec. 12 election to break Brexit impasse

Associated Press 6-7 minutos - Source: marketWatch LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday that the only way to break Britain’s Brexit impasse is a general election, and he will ask Parliament to approve a national poll for Dec. 12 . Johnson said he would ask lawmakers to vote Monday on a motion calling for an early election. Johnson has been mulling his next move since Tuesday, when lawmakers blocked his attempt to fast-track an EU divorce bill through Parliament in a matter of days. Lawmakers said they needed more time to scrutinize the legisl

World News | UK Politics: Boris Johnson's Brexit bill faces Parliament vote: Live updates

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By Rob Picheta 7-8 minutos - Source: CNN Boris Johnson will scrap the vote on his Brexit deal and push for a snap general election, if his program motion is voted down by lawmakers later. If Parliament "gets its way and decides to delay everything," Johnson told the Commons, "the bill will have to be pulled and we will have to go forward... to a general election." "I will in no way allow months more of this," Johnson added. The program motion has come under attack for asking MPs to consider Johnson's Brexit deal in just three days. Boris Johnson just took a question from his brother Jo in Parliament -- which apparently allowed for some brotherly reconciliation. Jo congratulated the Prime Minister for securing a Brexit deal. "I never doubted it for a minute," he said to laughs on both sides of the House. The younger Johnson -- who has called for a second Brexit referendum -- in fact resigne

UK Politics | Brexit: Brexit talks stall on final day before crucial EU summit

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Holly Ellyatt 5-6 minutos - Source: CNBC Boris Johnson, U.K. prime minister, departs following a Brexit meeting with Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel in Luxembourg, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Brexit negotiations have hit a stumbling block on the last day of talks between the U.K. and EU ahead of a crucial summit later this week. Sterling and U.K. stocks fell on media reports, which cited unnamed EU diplomats, that talks had stalled over a future trade deal and fair competition clauses, as well as renewed opposition to the proposed deal by Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar also confirmed that there were still outstanding issues, particularly surrounding Northern Ireland, that were “yet to be resolved” and that talks may need more time. “There is a pathway to a possible deal but there are many issues that still need to be