Metro Mayor elections – results:

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Andy Burnham as Greater Manchester’s Combined Authority ‘Metro Mayer’ after a resounding majority of 67% (CREDIT: Getty Images)

After a day filled with mainly defeat for Labour in the local council elections, the same trend has continued somewhat, with Labour only triumphing in Greater Manchester thanks to Andy Burnham, and  in the Liverpool City region with Steve Rotheram. Elsewhere, Continue reading “Metro Mayor elections – results:”

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It’s official: Brexit will be triggered on the 29th of March

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Brexit will be triggered next week (Source: Getty Images)

Prime Minister Theresa May is officially starting the process to leave the European Union by setting a date in which Article 50 will be submitted: Wednesday March 29th.

There have been a series of debates regarding the subject, with legal challenges derailing the process, along with various MPs blocking the Article 50 bill in Parliament. All of this, however, has caused Theresa May’s government to continue to persevere, and ultimately prepare – after it passed through Parliament – the date in which the process of leaving the EU will begin.

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UK will face ‘very hefty bill’ over Brexit, says Jean-Claude Juncker

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Jean-Claude Juncker (Credit: Getty Images)

Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU chief, has stated in a speech to the Belgian Federal Parliament that Brexit will not come “at a discount or at zero cost”, implying that the UK could have to pay the EU up to £51bn pounds after Brexit talks begin – this is to cover the amount Britian had agreed to spend, but will no longer do so as Britian will no longer be a member of the European Union.

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Tony Blair: People should change their minds over Brexit

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The ex-Labour Prime Minister has called for the British public to rethink their choice of leaving the European Union – Brexit – because of the unsurity to the “true terms”that the Leave vote would lead to.

However, his claims that the people should “rise up” against Brexit, and the possible proposal of a second referendum have been deemed vastly undemocratic by party members, and critics alike, with Ian Duncan Smith – in an interview with Sky News – have the following to say about Tony Blair’s interference:

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Protests mark Trump’s second day of presidency

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Two days after Trump was sworn in as the United States’ 45th President, women’s protests have begun across most states; condeming the new President for his mysoginistic views, and ultimately, his presidency. According to the BBC, the biggest US rally in Washington was more than 500,000 strong.

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Donald Trump officially becomes the 45th President of the United States

slider3trump_b3i6w.jpgIt’s official. Donald John Trump has become the 45th President of the United States; taking over from the Obama administration which has lasted 8 years. Trump’s presidential campaign has mainly been divisive, with the whole nation being “divided” in the election. Riots have filled the streets, as well as anti-Trump rallies, but, despite this, the innauguration went without failure or interruption. Albeit protests are still continuing.

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Putin’s response to the hacking scandal expulsion:

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Claims of Russian hacking have circulated since Republican nominee Donald Trump won the election. Many people claim that the former Soviet Union had played a hand in this victory, by apparently hacking, and leaking the emails of Hilary Clinton, and a vital aide in her campaign. Continue reading “Putin’s response to the hacking scandal expulsion:”