Brexit: Leaders tv-talk – no news

The UK Brexit tv-talk with the leading politicians, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn did not revealed anything big surprises. Related to Brexit, the main difference was clear in the ITV´s tv-debate on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson repeated that the Conservatives want a quick Brexit deal while the Labour leader Boris Johnson said the party would like to have another referendum. This could also mean that the party might be able to cancel the years long Brexit agreement.

One of the topics was also the national health system, NHS and the funding around it. The parties have different views about the future of the NHS.

Prime Minister canceled on Monday the planning of the lower corporate tax saying the funds will be forwarded to the refinancing of the NHS. The corporate tax will stay at 19 %, the PM said.

The Labour Party has said earlier that they would like to create a state-owned drug company to keep medicine prices down.

Both leaders were on Monday at the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) event and Jeremy Corbyn said that the Labour Party would like to nationalise the railways, electricity companies, water companies and the Royal Mail.

The polls after the tv presentation showed that the gap between the parties have become smaller and the Tories will lead by 51 % of votes and the Labour 49 %. The poll was made by YouGov tonight.

The UK will have the general elections on the 12th December and if no majority or alliance could be made, the UK could be heading to second election in 2020.

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Flood warnings in the UK South Yorkshire

The UK has several severe flood warnings on the River Don in South Yorkshire, says the BBC.  According to the news about 400 homes have been flooded and 1200 properties evacuated. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is having a meeting about the environmental situation and possible national emergency in the area, if needed, during Tuesday.

According to the Government, the situation during the weekend did not reached the national emergency levels. According to Government, there are several floodings also in Nottingshamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.

At the moment there are several Environmental Agency´s high-volume pumps in the Fishlake to remove the floodwater from the village and they continue to monitor the flood levels around the clock.

-People should remain vigilant, check their flood risk and plan to stay safe. We advice people to stay away from swollen rivers and not to walk or drive through floods, the agency says.

Environmental Agency informs public also via Twitter account @EnvAgency.

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Brexit: UK to hold general elections on Dec 12th

The UK Parliament has decided to have general elections on the 12th December as the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested. The Parliament voted numbers 438-20 that the elections should be on Dec 12th.

According to BBC, the bill is going to the House of Lords and it is expected to become a law by the end of this week.  After that the Parliament is having a five-weeks breaks before the elections.

 

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Brexit: Boris Johnson’s elections rejected

The UK Parliament has rejected the Prime Minister Boris Johnson´s plan for the December 12th elections. He failed to reach the two-thirds majority which was needed.

It is now expected that the Prime Minister will back the Liberal Democrat plan to change the elections earlier, to December 9th. The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is also expected to back the earlier elections alhough they have been against all until the no-deal Brexit risk is removed.

 

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Brexit: EU grant extension until January

The EU leaders have agreed to give the UK the Brexit delay until January 31st 2020. According to the decision, the leave could happen also earlier if the UK Parliament has ratified the deal.

The UK MPs are about to vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s general election plan due to December 12 later today. According to BBC, the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is not supporting the elections until a no-deal Brexit is ruled out.

 

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Brexit: EU is expected to agree on delay until January

The EU leaders are expected to agree the Brexit delay until the end of January 2020, according to media sources. The EU leaders are having their meeting in Brussels today.

The discussion about the delay timetable was mixed during last week while the UK Parliament were discussing about the general elections in December. Today’s EU meeting will also include the possibility of exiting earlier if the UK Parliament can ratify the PM Boris Johnson deal.

 

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