Jill Lawless Associated Press Published 8:15 PM EDT Sep 11, 2019 London – A Scottish court dealt another blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans Wednesday, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was an unlawful attempt to avoid democratic scrutiny. The government immediately said it would appeal, as the political opposition demanded Johnson reverse the suspension and recall lawmakers to Parliament. With Brexit due in 50 days, the court ruling deepened Britain’s political deadlock. Johnson insists the country must leave the EU on Oct. 31, with or without a divorce deal to smooth the way. But many lawmakers fear a no-deal Brexit would be economically devastating, and are determined to stop him. Their case got a boost late Wednesday as the government gave in to a demand from lawmakers and published a document showing that a hard exit could lead to logjams for freight, … [Read more...] about UK court: Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful
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The appointment of Henry Pearson to the Department for International Trade provoked a lot of debate among security friends and colleagues, namely do we need a cybersecurity ambassador?If you take the conversation we had in the office, it wasn’t a quick answer. Far from it. We discussed skills, innovation, competition. But there was an agreement that it doesn’t matter which way you look at it, Britain needs to create new export channels, and hit the well-publicised 40 trade deals ahead of Brexit. We can see why cybersecurity is a prime candidate for the strategy - the Government certainly has high hopes anticipating we will be exporting £2.6bn of UK cyber security by 2021. Studying the UK’s Cyber Security Export Strategy, the DIT is planning on acting as “trusted advisor to support UK companies bidding for major opportunities, primarily selling to overseas governments and Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) providers.”It makes sense to help … [Read more...] about Does the UK need a cybersecurity ambassador?
Bid to redevelop Belfast's Mount Ober golf course BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Well-known developer Kevin McKay has announced a bid to redevelop a golf course on the outskirts of south Belfast. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/bid-to-redevelop-belfasts-mount-ober-golf-course-38089811.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breakingnews/offbeat/article38090038.ece/49a4c/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews%20BT_P-39323e16-d25a-49af-8be9-35d5705fcaaf_I1.jpg Email Well-known developer Kevin McKay has announced a bid to redevelop a golf course on the outskirts of south Belfast. Under the plan, the 18-hole Mount Ober course at Ballymaconaghy Road in Knockbracken would be turned into a nine holer, with a new clubhouse. The club's existing driving range would also be relocated. Mr McKay, who has been behind a series of major projects in Belfast, has launched the bid under his Johncorp development company. A pre-application community consultation is under way ahead of the … [Read more...] about Bid to redevelop Belfast’s Mount Ober golf course
Adam Bienkov, provided by Published 11:04 pm PDT, Thursday, May 2, 2019 Results for the local elections in England and Northern Ireland are coming in. Early results suggest the Conservative party is being punished by voters. But Labour is failing to benefit from the Tory collapse and is losing seats too. The anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats are the big winners, gaining hundreds of seats nationwide. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. LONDON — Results have been pouring in for the 2019 local elections in England and Northern Ireland. The Conservatives have suffered heavy losses, with Labour also falling back as voters put a plague on both the main parties' houses over their handling of Brexit. Meanwhile smaller parties are making big gains, with both the Liberal Democrats and the Green party surging across the country. Here are 5 things we've learned from the results: Voters are punishing the Conservative government for Brexit GettyLocal elections … [Read more...] about 5 things we’ve learned from the 2019 UK local election results
The UK 'porn block' is coming into effect on July 15. After this date, all UK-based internet users will have to confirm that they are 18 or older to access adult entertainment sites. Given that Pornhub alone received 33.5 billion visits in 2018, with the UK providing the second-most users after the United States, the coming age-verification filter is likely to affect a huge number of people in the UK.While it's often called the ‘UK porn block’ that name is not entirely accurate. The age verification law is, in reality, part of section 25 of the Digital Economy Act, which has a number of sections relating to online legislation. The process works like this: once July 15 2019 arrives, adult websites will need to show a splash screen to UK users when they arrive on the site. This interstitial screen must contain no adult material at all and should inform visitors that they must prove they are over 18 years old in order to continue.If a user is able to use an approved … [Read more...] about UK ‘porn block’: everything you need to know