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Brexit bill paused after British MPs reject accelerated timetable

British MPs rejected Boris Johnson’s three-day Brexit legislation timetable by 322 votes to 308 on Tuesday evening. It’s a major blow to the UK prime minister’s wish to deliver Brexit by October 31. Johnson said after the motion to accelerate the deal failed that he would “pause” the Brexit legislation. Earlier, parliamentarians gave the Brexit legislation its first nod of approval in parliament, voting 329 to 299 to approve the second reading of the 110-page withdrawal bill. Johnson said earlier…

Boris Johnson: Beyond Brexit, what’s in the new PM’s in-tray?

Brexit is THE priority of Boris Johnson’s government. The new prime minister has just 99 days until the UK leaves the EU, and he faces an uphill task to secure a new deal. But it’s not the only demand on Mr Johnson’s time. One criticism of Theresa May’s time in Number 10 is that other important decisions that affected the future of the UK were put on hold because Brexit became all-consuming. But these nagging priorities have not gone away. So…

Brexit and Investment Migration to the UK

The UK continues to be an attractive destination for high-net-worth individuals. The state’s practice of welcoming talent and investment from overseas has led to the creation of a diverse and culturally rich society which appeals to those seeking not only tax efficiency, but political stability, excellent educational opportunities and the benefits that flow from the UK’s tradition of upholding the rule of law. The UK’s immigration policy is, however, in a state of flux. This emanates, most notably, from the…