United Kingdom: “UK Could Step Up A Bit With The Entry” – Duncan Laurence

United Kingdom: “UK Could Step Up A Bit With The Entry” – Duncan Laurence

Eurovision 2019 winner, Duncan Laurence, has given his thoughts on what the United Kingdom can do to improve at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Duncan Laurence, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, has spoken to the BBC, about how the UK could improve its results at the contest.

The singer who won last nights contest with the song “Arcade” told the BBC that:

I think the UK does well, but I think the UK could up a bit with the entry because you have a lot of amazing songwriters, a lot of amazing artists unknown or relatively unknown, send them, send them. Continue reading United Kingdom: “UK Could Step Up A Bit With The Entry” – Duncan Laurence

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Jeremy Corbyn on course for Downing Street

Jeremy Corbyn on course for Downing Street

oll of polls for The Sunday Telegraph predicts the Conservatives would lose 59 seats if a vote were held today, making Labour the largest party in the Commons. This would not be enough to secure Corbyn a working majority but would put him in prime position to agree a power-sharing deal with other progressive parties such as the SNP, Lib Dems or Change UK. Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn on course for Downing Street

St Patrick’s Day goes global – parades and shows, food and drink – Annual Global Greening initiative by Tourism Ireland

St Patrick’s Day goes global – parades and shows, food and drink – Annual Global Greening initiative by Tourism Ireland


This weekend will see more than 400 landmarks in more than 50 countries go green for St Patrick.


The annual Global Greening initiative by Tourism Ireland started in 2010 and topping this year’s new additions list is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai -the world’s tallest building.

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Lord’s cricket ground in London are also among the 2019 newbies.

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British parliament expected to reject a ‘no-deal’ Brexit in a vote Wednesday – throwing the country in deeper political crisis

British parliament expected to reject a ‘no-deal’ Brexit in a vote Wednesday – throwing the country in deeper political crisis

LONDON (Reuters) – The parliament will vote on Wednesday on whether to leave the European Union in 16 days without an agreement as the government said it would eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods in a no-deal Brexit scenario. Continue reading British parliament expected to reject a ‘no-deal’ Brexit in a vote Wednesday – throwing the country in deeper political crisis

BREXIT latest: United Kingdom cannot leave backstop without EU agreement, says Attorney General

BREXIT latest: United Kingdom cannot leave backstop without EU agreement, says Attorney General

In his legal advice on Theresa May’s Strasbourg agreement, Britain’s Attorney General Geoffrey Cox said that new provisions “reduce the risk” of the UK being “indefinitely and involuntarily” held in the backstop, but said that “the legal risk remains unchanged” that the UK would have no legal means of exiting without EU agreement.

He wrote in his legal advice on the Strasbourg agreements: “I now consider that the legally binding provisions of the Joint Instrument and the content of the Unilateral Declaration reduce the risk that the United Kingdom could be indefinitely and involuntarily detained within the Protocol’s provisions at least in so far as that situation had been brought about by the bad faith or want of best endeavours of the EU.

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