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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