Month: July 2019

Brexit Boris

LEGAL MINUTE: Boris Johnson is the new PM and wants Brexit on October

Boris Johnson declares ‘new Brexit approach’ as he sets out no-deal plans. The new PM tells MPs that failing to leave the EU on 31 October will cause a “catastrophic loss of confidence” among the public. From Sky News.

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After getting almost twice as many votes as his opponent, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, in the leadership contest, Mr Johnson will walk into Downing Street on one of the hottest days of the year and confronting the hottest issue in UK politics for years – the October 31 deadline for Brexit. From Relocate Magazine.

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Britain is using simple tax errors as a reason to deport migrants. Filling out tax returns can be complicated, and it’s easy to make a mistake. But for 33-year-old Nisha Mohite, one simple mistake resulted in her losing her job, her home, and her right to remain in the UK. And she’s not alone. At least 1,000 migrants—including doctors, engineers, and scientists—are being denied settled status for simple mistakes such as errors in tax returns, according to the support group Highly Skilled Migrants. From Quartz.

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Right to rent checks for EU after Brexit. Landlords and letting agents should continue to conduct right to rent checks on EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in the same way as now, usually by checking and making a copy of an EEA national’s passport or identity card, until 1 January 2021. From Gov.UK.

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Priti Patel’s appointment as home secretary has been met with an outpouring of “extreme concern” over her hard-right record on key issues covered by her new brief. Patel – who was forced to resign from government two years ago after it emerged that she had held secret, unofficial meetings with Israeli ministers, businesspeople and a senior lobbyist – will be responsible for immigration, crime and policing, counter-terrorism and drugs policy. From The Guardian.

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cidadão não europeu pode obter residência no Reino Unido

LEGAL MINUTE: the latest on Brexit and immigration in the UK

MPs have voted to block the next Prime Minister suspending parliament to force through a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. Leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have both said they are prepared to crash out of the EU on October 31 with or without a deal. But leaving without a divorce settlement has never had the support of the majority of MPs. From Metro.

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As Brexit looms, ever more voices are calling for Britain to remain open to foreign entrepreneurs and founders. The latest voice in this is the free-market think-tank The Entrepreneurs Network, which has released a report arguing that foreign founders are one of the main driving forces of British innovation. The message of the report is crystal clear: British policy after Brexit should work to make the country as attractive to foreign entrepreneurs as possible. From Forbes.

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EU citizens who have been in the UK for fewer than five years and apply to remain in the UK after Brexit face further uncertainty because of a flaw in the Home Office phone app, it has emerged. A 31-year-old Swedish engineer who has applied to stay in Britain after Brexit discovered the defect in the app when he tried to convert his pre-settled status to settled status last week. From The Guardian.

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Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences after a group was found hiding in the back of a lorry. The refrigerated fruit lorry was stopped by police at Eye Green services near Peterborough at about 08:30 BST after reports of noises from inside. A child, also inside the vehicle, was not arrested but was taken to an immigration centre. From BBC.

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London Travel Tips

Traveling to London is always a good idea. It doesn’t matter if this is your first or 20th time in London, a trip to the Old Smoke is always exciting, and a few tips for the trip can always come in handy. You never know what you are missing out of your checklist.

To help you with that, we have made a list of the top things you must have in your mind before you hop on that plane to London.

Photo by Viktor Forgacs

Check the weather in London and pack accordingly. If you have gotten it right one time, it does not mean you always will. The weather in London is quite unpredictable, yet you should still check it before your trip. Pack your bags according to the weather, but always take at least one pair of warmer clothes. You never know.

Pack a foldable umbrella. In London, the mornings can be all sunrays and butterflies, while rain showers can chase people away from the streets a few hours late. It could also be the other way around. Make sure you always have a foldable umbrella, so you won’t get wet like a chicken, or have to carry a big umbrella around when it is not raining.

Get your travel insurance. It is mandatory to have the right travel insurance when you travel to London. You may feel that nothing is going to happen to you, but that you can never know. It is always better to be prepared. You can get a UK travel insurance, or Schengen travel insurance that covers the non-Schengen EU countries. The second may be better for you.

Book flights into smaller airports. You may be able to get cheaper tickets this way, and save yourself a lot of time and energy by avoiding long lines and crowds.

Photo by Manuele Sangalli

Book as much as possible in advance. If you think just showing up at tourism attractions in London is enough, you are wrong big time. There will be tens, or maybe hundreds of people trying to get a ticket to get in. If you book in advance, you may even get cheaper ones.

Emergency dial is 999. Many people think that the emergency dial in Britain is something like 911, or 112, but it is not. It is actually 999. Make sure your children know if you are on a trip with them.

Don’t buy tickets for public museums and art galleries, they are free. Almost all public museums and art galleries in London are free. Though you may find some websites that offer you “cheap London museum tickets”, you should not let them fool you. Check carefully before you decide to buy a ticket for such places in London.

Make a list of the things you want to do. This is very important to do, so you will have a concrete plan of what you will be doing in London. Take a piece of paper and write down all that you would want to see in London. Then check how much time it would take to visit each place, and how much money you would need to spend. Arrange your itinerary so that you would be visiting places that are close to each other on the same day. Give every place at least an extra 15 minutes, as you never know how much time you will be spending there. And when in London, try to keep up with this plan. You will thank us later.

By Juliane Rhea