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Brexit: UK must keep ‘half an eye’ on European Court of Justice rulings

23 Aug

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? The UK will have to keep “half an eye” on the rulings of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, a government minister has said. Critics have accused the prime minister of a “climbdown” on her promise the UK would take back control of […]

Labour MP says ‘merit’ in women-only train carriages

23 Aug

Image copyright Getty Images Women-only train carriages could combat the rise in sexual offences on public transport, a Labour MP has said. Shadow fire minister Chris Williamson said it would be “worth consulting” on the policy after such crimes doubled in the past five years. However, Labour colleagues have criticised the move as “normalising attacks”. […]

Government denies climbdown over EU court

23 Aug

A Government blueprint on how the UK will treat rulings by the court will say its “direct jurisdiction” will end when Britain leaves the EU. That appears to fall short of the Prime Minister’s pledge in her Lancaster House speech on Brexit in January and will anger hardline Tory Brexiteers. The Government says it is […]

North demands fair deal from Govt on transport

23 Aug

The transport summit comes after Transport Secretary Chris Grayling caused anger by supporting the new £30bn Crossrail 2 scheme in London and the South East, days after a series of rail projects in Wales, the Midlands and the North were axed or downgraded. Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, who is due to speak at the […]

Boy, 14, arrested in Saudi for ‘improper public behaviour’ by dancing to Macarena in street

23 Aug

Mecca  police said the unnamed boy also disrupted traffic. It was unclear if he was going to be formally charged. In a 45-second video clip, shared widely on social media, the boy stops halfway across the road and starts the well-known dance routine. The footage was first posted last year, but his arrest was reported […]

Donald Trump defends his response to Charlottesville as protesters clash with police ouside Phoenix rally

23 Aug

The president said he was able to bypass the “crooked media” and get his message across on Twitter. “If I didn’t have social media I probably wouldn’t be standing here,” he said. Outside the arena, hundreds of supporters and opponents of Mr Trump gathered before the rally. There were a few minor scuffles and rival […]

No ‘direct jurisdiction’ for EU court after Brexit, say ministers

23 Aug

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? The UK will no longer be under the “direct jurisdiction” of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, a government policy paper will say. Ministers say they want a “special partnership” with the EU, but it is “neither necessary nor appropriate” for the ECJ […]

Labour MP says ‘merit’ in women-only train carriages

23 Aug

Image copyright Getty Images Women-only train carriages could combat the rise in sexual offences on public transport, a Labour MP has said. Shadow fire minister Chris Williamson said it would be “worth consulting” on the policy after such crimes doubled in the past five years. However, Labour colleagues have criticised the move as “normalising attacks”. […]

May accused of Brexit climbdown over ECJ role

23 Aug

A Government blueprint on how the UK will treat rulings by the court will say its “direct jurisdiction” will end when Britain leaves the EU. That appears to fall short of the Prime Minister’s pledge in her Lancaster House speech on Brexit in January and will anger hardline Tory Brexiteers. The Government says it is […]

Women-only train carriages could offer a ‘safe space’ on public transport, Labour politician says 

23 Aug

“Complemented with having more guards on trains, it would be a way of combating these attacks, which have seen a very worrying increase in the past few years. “I’m not saying it has to happen, but it may create a safe space. It would be a matter of personal choice whether someone wanted to make […]