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Brexit news: UK has NO choice over Brexit backstop, leading barrister warns | Politics | News

[ad_1] Martin Howe QC said some MPs wrongly believe Parliament could pass an amendment which would allow Britain to quit the backstop arrangement. The legal expert warned the terms of Mrs May’s deal clearly state that Brussels has the final say over when the UK can leave - and a “parliamentary lock” over whether to enter the arrangement would be nothing more than a “mirage”. Mr Howe said claims by
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Brexit: Amber Rudd urges MPs to ‘forge a consensus’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images MPs across the political divide should "abandon outrage" and attempt to "forge a consensus" over Brexit, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said.In the Daily Mail, Ms Rudd wrote: "Brexit is in danger of getting stuck".It comes after the PM's bid to make her Brexit deal more acceptable to MPs suffered a blow when EU leaders said it was "not open for renegotiation".Meanwhile, ex-UKIP
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Brexit news: Farage ready for new EU referendum amid people’s vote demand on May’s demand | Politics | News

[ad_1] The life long Brexiteer spoke at a Leave Means Leave rally on Friday. He admitted he worried the decision to leave the European Union in 2016 may be betrayed by the Prime Minister calling a second referendum. The MEP told his supporters to prepare for the “worst case scenario”.He said: “My message folks tonight is as much as I don't want a second referendum it would be wrong of
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The United States must take a step back in Syria – Burhanettin Duran

[ad_1] President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced this week that a military incursion east of the Euphrates river was going to happen "within days." The imminent offensive will be Turkey's fourth major operation in Syria after Euphrates Shield, Olive Branch and the establishment of observation posts around Idlib. This time around, the Turkish forces will target the designated terrorist organization PKK's Syrian affiliate, the People's Protection Units (YPG), which has been
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The impact of electoral alliances on local elections – İhsan Aktaş

[ad_1] Turkey's political system has recently undergone a fundamental change. Going back to the Imperial Edict of Gülhane, the 150-year-long parliamentary system has been replaced by a brand new presidential system. It will take time for us to fully grasp the administrative significance of this structural transition and what effects this massive transformation in Turkey's political system will have in the long run. It also remains to be seen how
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Checks and balances in world politics – Kılıç Buğra Kanat

[ad_1] It is a rather challenging time for observers of international politics to keep up with the developments in world politics. Those who focus on great power rivalry nowadays are trying to make sense of what is taking place among the great powers and power blocs.Over the last couple of years, there have been significant shifts and transformations in the relations between major world powers. Adding more complexity to these
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Brexit WARNING: German MEP confirms EU ‘CANNOT’ retreat on backstop | Politics | News

[ad_1] Ska Keller warned the Brexit backstop is “absolutely vital” to protecting European Union interests, and therefore EU leaders cannot back down in renegotiations with the UK. The German MEP also spoke on whether Emmanuel Macron is seen as a weak figure in Europe, outlining how she hopes he will “find a different way forward”. Speaking live from Brussels, Ms Keller told France 24: “I think the wiggle room is
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Voice recordings prove those closest to MBS killed Khashoggi, Ankara says

[ad_1] While the international community has been patiently waiting for information regarding the mysterious killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi for more than two months, Turkey continues to share new details of the case with the world, aiming for justice to be done. The latest details came from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday, who indicated that voice recordings of the incident prove that the murderers are people close
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Election board announces schedule for local elections

[ad_1] Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) on Friday released the local election schedule to be held on March 31, 2019, requiring the date for parties to announce candidates as Jan.1- Feb. 21. Candidates of numerous parties will compete for 1,398 municipalities in 81 provinces, 921 districts and 396 towns in the elections. In the 2014 local elections, the YSK designated 26 political parties as qualified to participate in the elections.
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Theresa May nebulous meaning: What does NEBULOUS mean? | Politics | News

[ad_1] Nebulous is an adjective and has two meanings; in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy or (of a concept) vague or ill-defined. Some of the synonyms of nebulous include ambiguous, muddy and opaque. So Theresa May took great offence when president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker publicly denounced Britain’s Brexit demands calling them “nebulous.”In a heated exchange which was caught by TV cameras but not the