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Assange Westminster court denies Assange’s request to postpone extradition proceedings

Assange’s lawyers sought a delay in proceedings on a US extradition request, citing new developments in the case. The judge, however, refused and said the hearing would begin on February 25, 2020

Brexit: What happens now?

The British parliament will consider the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which gives legal status to Brexit, on Tuesday. PM Boris Johnson is trying to push an accelerated schedule for passing the bill

British parliament begins session on Brexit deal British parliament begins session on Brexit deal

The Boris Johnson government requires the support of 321 MPs to pass the deal but is struggling to get the required support. If the deal is rejected, an extension of the Brexit deadline will be sought

BRITAIN-EU-POLITICS-BREXIT-CONSERVATIVE-CONFERENCE Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is neoliberalism on steroids

Johnson’s plan, yet to be fully released, seems to do little to make the UK more protectionist and may lead to the dismantling of provisions safeguarding labor rights and environment in the country

Thomas Cook UK Workers of bankrupt Thomas Cook knock at the doors of UK Parliament

The insolvency crisis at the company has put 9,000 jobs at risk in the United Kingdom and around 21,000 globally. Workers are demanding that the government intervene in the issue

ScotRail Transport unions demand nationalization of Scottish Railways

On October 2, Labour Party’s motion to nationalize the ScotRail by 2022 was voted down in the Scottish parliament by the Scottish Nationalist Party and the Tories

Manchester UK protests Anti-austerity protesters slam Boris Johnson government at Tory meet

Protesters alleged that the Tory government has destroyed public services through austerity measures and that the Boris Johnson government had no mandate

Boris Brexit As House of Commons convenes, Boris Johnson seems out of options

Britain’s Supreme Court on September 24 had ruled that the government’s move to suspend parliament for five weeks was unlawful

Heathrow Pause 19 activists arrested in struggle against UK’s largest polluter

At least 19 activists have been arrested for opposing expansion plans of UK’s largest polluter, the Heathrow polluter in London.

Human rights campaigners protest arms sales to Saudi Arabia outside the Defence and Security Organisation (DSO), the Government department responsible for arms export promotions in the UK. UK trade secretary apologizes for supply of equipment to Saudi army in violation of court order

International trade secretary Liz Truss admitted that the UK had issued two licenses worth USD 54,000 for radio spare parts and an air cooler for the Royal Saudi Land Forces

Boris Brexit Is a third Tory PM’s career in line to be sacrificed for Brexit?

With the parliament limiting a no-deal Brexit and thrice rejecting the government’s demand for a snap election, Boris Johnson, who has lost the parliamentary majority, is left effectively stranded.

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