UK cabinet to discuss preparations for ‘no-deal’ Brexit

first_img“We have been very clear that we are leaving the European Union,” he said.May has been under mounting pressure to make preparations to walk away if the U.K. is unable to secure a favorable deal, including from senior Conservative donors this weekend.But the prime minister is also facing conflicting pressure from MPs who want any final EU deal to be approved via a separate piece of legislation, which would mean a “no-deal” outcome could be blocked by the U.K. parliament. LONDON — The U.K. Cabinet will discuss preparations for leaving the European Union without a deal at their weekly meeting on Tuesday, the prime minister’s official spokesperson said.Brexit Secretary David Davis will lead the discussion “looking at Brexit preparations for all contingencies, that does obviously include ‘no deal,'” the spokesperson told journalists at a briefing in Westminster Monday.But he insisted U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is working towards getting a deal, and is “confident that we will do so.”last_img read more

Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott files petition for re-election

first_imgLieutenant Governor Phil Scott filed his petition this morning to be placed on the ballot for re-election as Vermont’s second-in-command. Scott seeks his second term as Lieutenant Governor.All candidates for statewide office are required to submit 500 signatures to be placed on the ballot. Lt. Gov. Scott’s petition contained the names of more than 800 Vermonters supporting his candidacy.”I’ve really enjoyed serving Vermonters in the Lieutenant Governor’s office, and I would be honored to have the opportunity to continue for another two years,” Scott said. “I thank each and every one of the 811 Vermonters who signed up to support my candidacy, and I look forward to offering further updates from the campaign trail this fall.” Source: Scott’s office, 6.14.2012. Photo. Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott, center, confers with Senators Campbell, left, and Bloomer during this past year’s session. vtdigger file photo.last_img read more

Ken Clarke predicts legal services ‘big bang’

first_imgJustice secretary Ken Clarke yesterday warned lawyers to prepare for changes as far reaching as the ‘big bang’ proved to be for the financial sector. Clarke told members of Birmingham Law Society that alternative business structures (ABSs) would herald a ‘whole new world’ for lawyers. From next October, ABSs will allow firms to move away from traditional partnership models, to models where there are non-lawyer stakeholders and external investors. ‘It could be the legal sector’s equivalent of the big bang,’Clarke said. Clarke was addressing Birmingham Law Society after his speech to the Conservative Party conference.last_img

Huskies Shut out Rival Omaha

first_img 1080p HD 1/1 The St. Cloud State University men’s hockey team stretched its unbeaten streak to nine with a 2-0 shutout against the Omaha Mavericks at home on Friday. The game was SCSU’s fourth shutout of the season.The Huskies outshot the Mavericks 18-5 in the first period. Jack Poehling scored at the end of the period with assists from Brendan Bushy and Nick Poehling. In the second period, Jimmy Schuldt added a power play goal to put the game away. Ryan Poehling and Blake Lizotte assisted. Goalie David Hrenak made a total of 18 saves in the contest. 720p HD Auto (360p) About Connatix V56892center_img 360p Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 The Huskies improve to 12-1-2 and return to the ice on Saturday, Dec. 8th for game two against Omaha. Pre-game starts at 5:30 on The River 96.7 FM.last_img read more