Archiv: legal advice

26.06.2019 - 16:28 [ ]

What to do if you are a victim of ‚revenge porn‘ or ’sextortion‘

Criminals use fake identities to befriend victims online, using websites such as Facebook, Skype or LinkedIn, then threaten to share the video with the victim’s friends or family.

‚Revenge porn‘ more often involves an ex-partner or person known to you, who seeks to use what you thought were private images to embarrass or humiliate you.

12.03.2019 - 15:17 [ Ed Conway, @SkyNews Economics Editor / Twitter ]

In case you missed it on @skynews a moment ago, here’s the story of the pound (vs €) since Mon. Up, up, up and then down very sharply following the AG’s legal opinion. Back to where it started, with a bump

12.03.2019 - 14:29 [ Ross Kempsell, Political Editor @talkRADIO ‏/ Twitter ]

ERG lawyers not backing deal – here’s their advice Dup sources say not backing either It’s not getting through tonight

12.03.2019 - 14:24 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Brexit ‘Star Chamber’ Advises MPs Against Voting For the Deal

The ‘Star Chamber’ of Brexit lawyers have delivered their own verdict on Theresa May’s revised deal following Geoffrey Cox’s fatal advice earlier, concluding that it does not meet the tests the Government set itself.

12.03.2019 - 14:08 [ BBC Politics ‏/ Twitter ]

The legal risk of #WithdrawalAgreement „remains unchanged“ but MPs face a „political judgement“ about whether to enter into those arrangements – Attorney General Geoffrey Cox makes Commons statement #Brexit latest

12.03.2019 - 13:03 [ ]

ForexLive European morning FX news wrap: Pound falls as May’s Brexit deal is in jeopardy

UK’s Barclay: There is no set end date to the Irish backstop
Cox’s advice: Legal risk remains unchanged that UK would have no lawful means of exiting arrangement

12.03.2019 - 12:26 [ Thomas Colson / Twitter ]

Geoffrey Cox’s new legal advice on the backstop is VERY bad news for the PM. He says „the legal risk remains unchanged“ that there is no way the UK can unilaterally exit the backstop. Almost no way DUP or ERG can back the deal now.

12.03.2019 - 12:22 [ Kevin Doyle, @independent_ie ‏/ Twitter ]

So has the last 24 hours all been a big hoax??? Geoffrey Cox seems to think so. He says the legal risk remains „unchanged“. The likelihood of the UK being ‚trapped‘ in the backstop has reduced BUT there’s still „no internationally lawful means of exiting“. #BREXIT

18.12.2018 - 07:17 [ ]

Exclusive: The secret legal advice on extending Article 50 which ministers believe rules out second referendum

The Government has taken secret legal advice on extending Article 50 which it argues effectively rules out a second referendum, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

The advice states that Britain will be legally obliged to take part in European Parliament elections in May of next year if it extends Article 50 and subsequently send British MEPs to Brussels.

05.12.2018 - 16:51 [ ]

Theresa May Accused Of ‘Misleading’ Public Over Brexit Deal As Secret Legal Advice Reveals ‘Indefinite’ Link To EU

Theresa May has been accused of “concealing” the downsides of her Brexit deal after secret legal advice revealed that the UK could be “indefinitely” tied to the EU.

The DUP, SNP and Tory Brexiteers reacted with fury as the confidential advice by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox laid bare that the country would be trapped in a possible customs union for “many years”.

05.12.2018 - 16:48 [ Tom Harwood / Youtube ]

Legal Advice is Devastating for the Prime Minister

05.12.2018 - 16:41 [ ]

Read the full Brexit legal advice document (don’t worry, it’s only six pages)

These six pages are the source of the battle that saw MPs find the Government in contempt of Parliament for the first time in modern history.

05.12.2018 - 16:35 [ Sun ]

THE TRUTH’S OUT: EU could keep Britain locked in customs union FOREVER even if Brexit talks completely break down, according to secret legal advice PM tried to hide

Buried in the small text it confirms that even if Britain is still negotiating with the EU years later and both parties think talks have broken down, then the UK still can’t get out of the customs union backstop

05.12.2018 - 16:30 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Release of full legal advice sparks political row

Newly published documents show the PM was told an arrangement designed to prevent a hard Irish border could last „indefinitely“ and the UK could not „lawfully exit“ without EU agreement.

The Democratic Unionists said this would be „devastating“ for the UK.

But Mrs May rejected SNP claims she has misled Parliament on the issue.

05.12.2018 - 12:27 [ ]

House of Commons: Wednesday 5 December 2018

Oral questions – Wales

Prime Minister’s Question Time

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Immigration (Time Limit on Deportations)

Tulip Siddiq MP (Hampstead and Kilburn, Labour)

Debate – Section 13 (1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Day 2)

05.12.2018 - 12:25 [ Simon Deane-Johns ‏/ Twitter ]

Can’t wait to see the legal advice at 11:30 – Tories clearly terrified: took it to a vote, first government to be guilty of contempt of Parliament, Cox blubbing in Parliament, failed to release it immediately, Leadsom promising MPs will regret… popcorn time!

04.12.2018 - 19:08 [ Clare Hepworth, Socialist Trade Unionist / Twitter ]

MPs have voted in favour of the #ContemptOfParliament motion ! MY GOODNESS This is unprecedented in modern times ! The Legal Advice will now be published.

04.12.2018 - 18:39 [ ]

UTTER CONTEMPT: Government forced to hand over ALL Brexit legal advice after humiliating Commons defeat sees it found in contempt of Parliament for first time ever

The full details on the hated Brexit deal will come out tomorrow, laying bare the extent of how awful Mrs May’s agreement really is

04.12.2018 - 18:36 [ ]

Government agrees to publish FULL Brexit legal advice after it is dealt a humiliating defeat as MPs vote to hold ministers in contempt of Parliament

– MPs hold ministers in contempt of Parliament for the first time ever today
– Theresa May lost the vote by 311 to 293 in a humiliating defeat for Number 10
– Commons leader Andrea Leadsom said the full advice will be published now
– Caved amid fears minsters could be suspended just as crunch Brexit vote held
– Labour, SNP, Tory rebels and DUP joined forces to inflict the historic defeat
– PM had told Cabinet ministers are defending an ‚important point of principle‘

04.12.2018 - 18:28 [ ITV News ]

MPs vote on the contempt of Parliament motion in the Commons | ITV News

Streamed live 53 minutes ago

04.12.2018 - 18:14 [ Sky News ]

Government found in contempt of parliament for first time in history

Six parties – including Labour and the DUP – claim ministers are in contempt, despite denial from the Conservatives.

04.12.2018 - 18:12 [ Labour Whips / Twitter ]

BREAKING: Extraordinary, the Government have been defeated and go down in ignominy as being the first Government found in contempt of Parliament. Theresa May’s in contempt and incompetent Govt must now publish the full and final legal advice from the Attorney General. Lost by 4

04.12.2018 - 14:25 [ BrexitCentral ‏/ Twitter ]

Jonathan @Isaby on @BBCRADIOKENT: „Today we’ve got the government being accused of contempt of parliament – well these people campaigning for another referendum are in contempt of the British people and the democratic process“

Listen to the rest here:

04.12.2018 - 14:07 [ Stephen Doughty, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Attorney General finally turns up to chamber looking like he’s been finishing his lunch off… extraordinary. #Brexit #Contempt

04.12.2018 - 14:02 [ Emma Ross-Thomas / ]

Brexit Bulletin: In Contempt?

Today in Brexit: May’s big Brexit debate is overshadowed by more parliamentary guerrilla tactics.

04.12.2018 - 13:44 [ Labour Whips / Twitter ]

There are no statements or UQs today. We expect the contempt of Parliament debate to start around 1245/1300.

04.12.2018 - 13:17 [ Stephen Doughty, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Busy day ahead – don’t remember seeing a contempt motion before Parliament before! Well done @Keir_Starmer @NickTorfaenMP @labourwhips for forcing this crucial issue. Outrageous behaviour by Tory Government. #Brexit #Contempt

04.12.2018 - 13:05 [ ]

House of Commons: Tuesday 4 December 2018

Meeting started at 11.30am

04.12.2018 - 12:56 [ BBC Parliament ‏/ Twitter ]

Today’s Commons motion on contempt of Parliament – @DArcyTiP looks at what it might mean

04.12.2018 - 12:45 [ ]

House of Commons: Monday 3 December 2018

Speaker Statement

04.12.2018 - 12:44 [ ]

‚Arguable case‘ the government is in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal advice, says speaker John Bercow

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has said there is an „arguable case“ that the Government committed contempt of Parliament over the legal advice on Brexit.

Senior MPs from six parties wrote to Mr Bercow asking him to begin contempt proceedings against the Government after full publication of the attorney general’s findings was withheld „in the public interest“.

04.12.2018 - 12:23 [ ]

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox could be SUSPENDED as MPs launch historic bid to hold May’s government in contempt of Parliament and force it to FINALLY release full Brexit legal advice

Theresa May faces a bitter test of strength with MPs today as they mount an historic bid to force release of legal advice on her Brexit deal.

The House of Commons will vote on a contempt motion that could plunge the PM’s government further into chaos.

04.12.2018 - 05:58 [ ]

Ministers face contempt vote over Brexit legal advice secrecy

John Bercow, the Speaker, announced last night that he would accept a motion of contempt against the government for failing to comply with a Commons order to publish the advice. The motion, which will be debated today, could result in Geoffrey Cox, the attorney-general, or David Liddington, Mrs May’s de facto deputy, being suspended from parliament.

04.12.2018 - 05:57 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Ministers may have broken rules by not publishing legal advice – Speaker

John Bercow said there was an „arguable case“ that a contempt of Parliament has been committed.

It means MPs will debate and vote on the issue on Tuesday.

03.12.2018 - 19:30 [ ]

Labour leads calls for government to face contempt proceedings over Brexit legal advice

A cross-party alliance of MPs has written to Speaker John Bercow calling on him to launch proceedings

03.12.2018 - 19:24 [ Sky News ]

LIVE: ‚Contempt of parliament‘ bid launched over Brexit legal advice

– PM’s own Brexit negotiator warned her deal risks ‚bad outcome‘
– Both new Brexit secretary and PM’s adviser admit Irish backstop is ‚uncomfortable‘
– Labour and DUP join four other parties alleging contempt of parliament
– Brexit deal: How is your MP expected to vote?
– Force party leaders to debate on TV – have you signed the petition?
– Live reporting by Aubrey Allegretti and Greg Heffer, political reporters

03.12.2018 - 17:21 [ Sky News ]

Brexit deal: How is your MP expected to vote?

The magic number that the prime minister needs to win the crucial Commons vote on 11 December is 320.

But Sky News data-crunching signals she will fall short of the target by at least 90 votes with some 399 MPs expected to reject or not back her EU divorce settlement.

03.12.2018 - 17:12 [ Sun ]

The Prime Minister’s lousy, stinking deal will leave us shackled to the EU with no say on how it’s run

The Prime Minister is counting on the people who are ‚bored of Brexit‘ and just want Theresa May to ‚get on with it‘, but we aren’t sick of Brexit, we are sick of being bullied by Brussels

03.12.2018 - 17:04 [ ]

The Withdrawal Agreement: Legal and Governance Aspects

EU Legislation Team
26 November 2018
—Legal note–not for general distribution—

03.12.2018 - 17:02 [ ]

Leaked Commons legal analysis of Brexit deal vindicates Trump, contradicts May and adds to Brexiteers’ concerns

The note – marked ‘not for general distribution’ and obtained by BrexitCentral – is dated 26th November and states that the UK-EU customs union which would come into effect if the backstop is triggered “would be a practical barrier to the UK entering separate trade agreements on goods with third countries”.

This is in direct contradiction to the Prime Minister who has insisted that her deal will allow the UK to have an entirely independent trade policy. Indeed, she told the House of Commons just last Monday how “for the first time in 40 years, the UK will be able to strike new trade deals and open up new markets for our goods and services”.

03.12.2018 - 08:59 [ ]

Theresa May’s Brexit vote could be scrapped as Government plans to reopen talks with EU in hope of further concessions

THERESA May’s crunch Brexit vote in the Commons next week could be abandoned, The Sun can reveal.

Government whips have discussed plans to seek further concessions from the EU before putting the deal to MPs.

03.12.2018 - 08:03 [ BBC ]

UK faces constitutional crisis over Brexit legal advice, Labour warns

Ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson has joined calls for its publication, which critics say could sink the PM’s deal.

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox will make a statement about it on Monday.

He is set to publish a reduced version of the legal advice – despite calls from MPs from all parties to publish a full version.

02.12.2018 - 17:38 [ Times ]

Revealed: Brexit legal advice could sink Theresa May

Senior ministers say the prime minister is refusing to publish the advice because it contains a stark passage that makes clear the UK could end up locked in a “backstop” arrangement with the European Union.

In a letter to cabinet ministers last month, the contents of which have been disclosed to The Sunday Times, Geoffrey Cox declared: “The protocol would endure indefinitely.”

02.12.2018 - 17:35 [ ]

Britain could end up trapped in Brexit backstop ‘indefinitely’, attorney-general warns

The documents, which have been seen by the Cabinet, have been withheld from MPs despite parliament demanding their publication in full.

In a letter, obtained by the Sunday Times, Geoffrey Cox said of the controversial Brexit ‘backstop’: “The protocol would endure indefinitely.”

02.12.2018 - 17:30 [ Sky News ]

PM faces ‚historic constitutional row‘ over Brexit legal advice

The DUP, which props up her minority Tory government, is reportedly ready to sign a joint letter with them to the speaker of the House of Commons unless ministers back down.

The Commons vote on the withdrawal deal is in nine days‘ time.

02.12.2018 - 17:28 [ ]

Theresa May’s Brexit deal is illegal and must be stopped

We are in the midst of a constitutional crisis. The European issue has always been about sovereignty. It is ultimately about who governs us and how. The historic referendum vote in June 2016 delivered the democratic answer of the British people, which Parliament deliberately entrusted to them by a vote of 6-1, that they wished to govern themselves, through the members of their own elected Parliament.