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Bitesize Blighty: December 15, 2017

Immy Ransom

  • As if we haven’t heard enough about Brexit… but we have progress! The negotiations have officially moved on to the second phase, meaning discussions will now take place to determine future trade and security relations. The first stage of negotiations focused on the financial settlement, citizens' rights and the Irish border. As the next round kicks off, the EU has suggested that Britain will be forced to accept the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice until 2021.
  • Theresa May may have a lot on her plate with Brexit, but there’s plenty of room for additional chaos back home! The Prime Minister has come under fire for paying a male replacement for a female member of staff a higher salary, just after the she has been outspoken on the topic of ensuring equal pay. The position in question was none other than the new Communications Chief – welcome to the job, Robbie Gibb, here’s your first scandal!
  • SAVE THE DATE - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle today confirmed that their wedding will take place on Saturday the 19th of May at St George’s Chapel Windsor. Royal weddings usually take place on a weekday (The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wed on a Friday and the Queen on a Thursday) therefore providing a fantastic excuse for a national holiday. But no luck this time, nevertheless we will be sipping on Pimms and waving our flags madly all weekend. 

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