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Controversial legislation which will allow the UK government to unilaterally disapply parts of the Northern Ireland protocol has cleared a major parliamentary hurdle. The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill was approved at second reading in the House of Commons by 295-221, with Conservative and DUP MPs v

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The UK government has pressed ahead with legislation unilaterally rewriting the Northern Ireland Protocol agreed with the EU – in spite of opposition from a majority of Stormont politicians. The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill was published by ministers yesterday alongside a memo on the governm

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The Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that UK citizens no longer possess EU citizenship after it was asked to rule on the topic by a British woman living in France. The woman, EP, was challenging her removal from the French electoral roll, which in turn required the French court h

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British businessman Arron Banks, who played a high-profile role in the Brexit referendum by bankrolling campaign group Leave.EU, has failed in a libel action brought against investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr. Mr Banks brought the High Court proceedings against Ms Cadwalladr, a journalist wi

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Controversial legislation overriding parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol will be introduced to Westminster today. The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill will be presented to MPs by foreign secretary Liz Truss this afternoon, though no debate will take place at this stage.

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Irish Legal News endorses the sentiments expressed by The Guardian in its editorial today regarding the UK government's cynical machinations and lawbreaking around the Northern Ireland Protocol. "There is no good reason for the UK to sabotage relations with its European neighbours, but doing it to s

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The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has called for urgent clarity on what funding it will receive from the UK government after EU funding is withdrawn next year. The equality watchdog has published a new research report exploring the impact of the loss of EU funding on equality groups in No

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The European Commission has warned of possible retaliation after the UK government formally announced plans to make unilateral changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol through legislation. In a statement, the UK's foreign secretary Liz Truss said the EU's proposals after six months of negotiations h

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Corporate law firm Philip Lee has announced a move to larger offices in the City of London in order to capitalise on a "Brexit bounce". The London office led by partners Andrew Tzialli and Bernard McEvoy is now based on the 30th floor of the Leadenhall Building, from which it will service Irish clie

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