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Stories for October 20th 2017

  • Friday, October 20th 2017 - 14:08 UTC

    UK government's plans for Brexit are in “paralysis”, claims Labour

    “There is chaos at the heart of Government. Theresa May cannot unite her Cabinet or her party behind this deeply-flawed Bill”, Sir Keir said

    The UK Government’s plans for Brexit are “in paralysis”, Labour claimed amid speculation crucial legislation will be delayed again. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said there was “chaos at the heart of Government” over the approach to leaving the European Union.

  • Friday, October 20th 2017 - 07:49 UTC

    Spanish special cabinet meeting to take over powers of Catalonia

    Catalan president Puigdemont warned that if Madrid impedes dialogue, the Catalan parliament could proceed to vote on a formal declaration of independence

    Spain is to hold a special Cabinet meeting at the weekend to activate measures to take control of Catalonia’s semi-autonomous powers after the region’s leader said he would formally declare independence if no talks were offered.

  • Friday, October 20th 2017 - 07:39 UTC

    May expects no advance on Brexit talks at the EU leaders' summit

    The EC summit in Brussels comes as Mrs May issued a message to  EU citizens in the UK, telling them that she wants them to be able to stay after Brexit

    Prime Minister Theresa May has made clear that she is not expecting a Brexit breakthrough at this week’s summit of EU leaders, describing it as an opportunity to “take stock” of progress so far. Mrs. May said she would be setting out “ambitious plans” for further negotiations in the weeks ahead, and said she wanted to inject a new “urgency” into discussions on the post-Brexit rights of EU citizens living in the UK and Britons on the continent.

  • Friday, October 20th 2017 - 06:03 UTC

    A Rose for Peace presented the Falklands by Argentine students

    The Rose for Peace made from shell casings metal with the engraved names of the three civilian ladies killed as a result of accidental fire from a British warship

    The large number of Argentine visitors to the Falkland Islands this week included pupils of the Don Bosco College in Ensenada. Having spent the first full day of their stay visiting the military cemeteries at Darwin and San Carlos where they paid tribute to the fallen of both sides in 1982, on Monday the group, whose visit was arranged in conjunction with the British Embassy in Buenos Aires, was given a presentation on the Falklands by the FIG Policy Department.

  • Friday, October 20th 2017 - 05:18 UTC

    Some thoughts about the 9 November Falklands' general election

     Despite Argentine government assertions to the contrary, long gone are the old colonial days when the Governor could nominate members of council

    By John Fowler - At the time of going to press, so far sixteen brave or foolhardy souls have declared their candidature for the General Election. This is one more than in 2013 and may be the most ever. With an average age of less than fifty years this group is almost certainly the youngest. Gone, it would seem, are the days when only the wealthy, retired, unemployed, or possibly unemployable old were available to stand.