A second Scottish independence referendum could be looming on the horizon. With permission for a second referendum unlikely to come from the UK government, Scottish independentists are investigating if a vote could be legally held without consent from Westminster.
The Scottish and Welsh governments have threatened legal action against the UK government over the Internal Market Bill which was passed on Thursday 17 December. They perceive the Bill as a threat to their devolved power.
The Law Society of Ireland has announced that solicitors based in England and Wales who hold Irish qualifications will no longer be entitled to practicing certificates, unless intending to work in the Republic.
The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism chief, Neil Basu, has warned that the country will be “less safe” if it fails to agree a security deal with the EU, resulting in limited access to joint EU resources and operations against serious organised crime.
The government was defeated in the House of Lords after the controversial Internal Market Bill, which lays out how trade will work within the UK after it officially leaves the EU’s single market and customs union, was rejected.