Google confirms plans to move UK users’ accounts outside EU jurisdiction

Google is planning to move its British users’ accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under US jurisdiction instead, the company confirmed late on Wednesday (19 February). The shift, prompted by Britain’s exit from the … Read More

EU ‘surprised’ at Boris Johnson’s Brexit stance

Ursula von der Leyen speaking to MEPs BORIS Johnson’s suggestion that the UK could be prepared to accept an Australian-style relationship with the EU without a formal trade deal has “surprised” Brussels. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen pointed … Read More

Storm Ciara: Scotland set to be battered by ‘Atlantic weather bomb’ over weekend

Storm Ciara: Scotland set to be battered by ‘Atlantic weather bomb’ over the weekend Scotland is bracing itself for a weekend of wild weather with heavy snow and strong winds set to batter the country over the coming days. Met Office … Read More

Storm Ciara to bring snow and high winds to UK this weekend

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Amber wind warnings in place across the south and ‘blizzard-like conditions’ expected by next week.  Waves crash over the harbour wall in Dover, Kent, on 14 January during Storm Brendan. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Storm Ciara is expected to hit the … Read More

Church of England apologizes for saying sex is only for married heterosexuals

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PHOTO: Justin Welby is one of the Archbishops who apologized. (Reuters: Thomas Mukoya) Key points: The apology recognized “the division and hurt this has caused” However, the statement did not retract the “pastoral guidance” issued by the Bishops In an … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 31 January 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, The worldwide scare over the spread of the coronavirus continues to prompt concern if not panic.  China publicly admits they may have as many as 10,000 cases of the deadly sickness.  But they’ve quarantined whole cities, recommended … Read More

Britain leaves the European Union, leaps into the unknown

An image of the clock face of ‘Big Ben’ is projected onto the exterior of 10 Downing street, the residence of the British Prime Minister, in London as Britain left the European Union, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. With little fuss … Read More

Brexit Is Here, and It’s a Texas-Size Defeat for the E.U.

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The loss of such a rich, sizable, powerful member state will weaken the European Union’s momentum and its diplomatic weight. A pro-Brexit rally in London last September. Britain will officially withdrawal from the European Union on Friday.Credit…Andrew Testa for The … Read More

Brexit: the deed is [almost] done

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I would have preferred our exit from the European Parliament yesterday to have been done with dignity. But Farage and his ghastly crew don’t do dignity, preferring instead to break the EP rules by waving national flags in the chamber … Read More

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