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Could you pass a British Citizenship test?

See how well you do on this British Citizenship test on the Independent.

In 2013 the Guardian had a similar test

In fact there are whole websites brimming with… 9 more words

Some Italians Blame Brexit, Which Is Now Before the U.K. Supreme Court

The outgoing Italian government is blaming Brexit for the surprise defeat in Sunday’s referendum which cost Prime Minister Matteo Renzi his job.

“I think that the beginning of European disintegration has started with Brexit,” said… 380 more words

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British MPs back UK asset freeze for human rights abusers


© Hermitage/AFP | Sergei Magnitsky — Magnitsky died in prison after revealing fraud by state officials

LONDON (AFP) – British lawmakers have tabled a change in the law to enable the government to freeze British assets of international human rights abusers, following a campaign in memory of late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. 301 more words

Article 50: Who can pull the trigger? We'll find out soon...

Today marks the moment where the UK’s most senior judges must vote on who can trigger article 50. They must decide whether  Theresa May can aim the gun that is brexit and press fire all by herself, or whether Parliament and the people are allowed a say in the direction and velocity at which she fires, or whether she can fire at all. 453 more words

Advent 5: Christmas Tree

The decoration of Christmas trees were brought to Britain from Germany as early as the 1790s. Trees were generally displayed on tables in pots, with gifts placed unwrapped underneath. 57 more words


5/12/1916 Political crisis in Britain

British politics is in a ferment. Prime Minister Asquith’s handling of the war is attracting much criticism from the press, who are arguing that the country needs more vigorous leadership. 120 more words

First World War

Britain will press for Brexit financial services deal

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

Britain will push for a good deal for the financial services sector when the country leaves the European Union, City minister Simon Kirby said on Monday. 153 more words

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