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Bradford MP slams government for cuts to police funding

Bradford South Labour MP, Judith Cummins, has slammed the government for cuts to police funding in a parliamentary debate on the 2019/20 Police Grant. “The thin blue line is getting thinner,” she told Parliament, and, “On top of cuts to police funding, our police face extra demands on their resources because of cuts to other services. Her Majesty’s inspector of constabulary has stated that the police are distracted from dealing with crime because they are too busy dealing with the tens of thousands of cases resulting from a mental health…

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Which way will the Brexit wind blow?

The debate goes on throughout the UK after the Brexit vote in the commons as to what would happen to their country, so far as her position in the European fraternity is concerned. There are views and views over the subject being discussed but nothing pragmatic to take out the country from the quagmire of this uncertainty. There is hardly any sane voice who could dare to express without mincing the words that if “Theresa May’s deal is unacceptable and not a single soul wants to pull out without a…

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BREXIT: AT LAST A WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT

  After all, a withdrawal agreement consisting of 585 pages has been drafted. The document is a road map for the UK to leave the EU scheduled for 29 March 2019. It’s important to lay out first the important points of this agreement and then to evaluate these critically and logically. The transition period, termed as implementation period by the UK government will begin from 29 March 2019 and end on 31 December 2020 It would be imperative upon the UK to abide by all the rules of EU, yet…

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Anjem Choudary: A Real Danger or Just a Scarecrow?

It would be most pertinent to state in the very outset that the presence of Muslims in the UK dates back more than one hundred years and has deep roots in British history. However, there is little awareness amongst today’s population that Muslims are not foreigners in British society. They influenced the growth of Britain and contributed to the country’s growth and reconstruction of after World War II. As of mid-2010, the official total of the resident population in the UK was estimated to be 62.03 million of which 2.9…

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The Brexit Shambles – Theresa May is in Office But Not in Power

Today, as the EU Council convenes in Brussels I expected to be writing a quite different opinion piece. Theresa May was expected to announce outline agreement on the EU Withdrawal Treaty and bring some long overdue clarity to the post Brexit transition. Instead we seem to be as far away from agreement as ever and the consequences are unforgiveable. The government have reached a Brexit impasse. Boxed in by the impossible fantasies of the hard Brexiter’s in her own party on one side and the implacable and intransigent members of…

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An Extradition Treaty Between UK & Pakistan Seems to be in the Offing

The act by one jurisdiction to deliver a person who has been accused of committing a crime in another jurisdiction or has been convicted of a crime in that other jurisdiction into the custody of a law enforcing agency of the other jurisdiction is termed as extradition. Extradition is normally regulated by treaties between the countries. The consensus in international law is that a state does not have any obligation to surrender an alleged criminal to a foreign state, because one principle of sovereignty is that every state has legal…

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Intra Party Conflict among the Conservatives and the Future of Brexit

The conflict became public when Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary in Theresa May’s cabinet resigned from the position he held. The two differed over the latter’s Brexit policy. Boris, who had been Mayor of London and an active supporter of Leave campaign, has been at odds with Theresa May’s vision of Brexit for quite some time and he never concealed from the public eye what he felt about the Lady Prime Minister as well as the ongoing negotiations over Brexit. He never hesitated to give his comments about the PM…

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Bradford district wins £2.7m boost for local growth and culture

Bradford district is to benefit from a series of large-scale, innovative projects designed to increase economic growth and culture thanks to Bradford Council’s successful bid for £2.7m in funding from the Leeds City Region Partnership. Three projects – one boosting recruitment and skills in health and social care, another improving employment opportunities in two of the district’s most deprived areas, and a third supporting the cultural sector to increase activity, skills and infrastructure, will share £2.2m. A fourth, designed to develop film and television skills across the Leeds City Region,…

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Brexit Mired Stalemate Leaves Conservatives a House Divided

David Davis, the Brexit secretary resigned from Mrs May’s cabinet stating, “I won’t sell out my country”. He was followed by Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary. Steve Baker and Suella Braveman have also quit the government. Before the resignations it was understood a leadership challenge against Theresa May was imminent with letters calling for no-confidence vote piling up. Letters are said to have been lodged with Graham Brady, Chairman of the influential 1922 Committee. Mr Davis was praised by Tory MPs including Jacob Rees-Mogg, who said he would oppose Mrs…

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UN High Commissioner’s Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir

The full title of this report is: Report on the situation of Human Rights in Kashmir: Developments in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir from June 2016 to April 2018, and General Human Rights Concerns in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. This report was issued by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on June 14, 2018. The same day Mr Shujaat Bukhari, editor-in-chief of the English daily the Rising Kashmir, founded in 2008, was murdered by unknown assailants in Press Colony of Srinagar…

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