The North could stay in European Union after Brexit, lawyers suggest

Ireland can plug UK construction industry’s digital skills gap

The Democratic Unionist party, which holds the balance of power in the House of Commons, said it would not tolerate anything that decoupled Northern Ireland from the UK.

A Government source was more measured, saying simply that contacts at official level, reflecting British, Irish and European views, were intensifying. There is undoubtedly an ever-increasing usage of nasty, jingoistic language by certain sections of the Brexit brigade, built on the shaky mythology of past imperial glory and imagined superiority.

However, if May insists on leaving the EU customs union, there will have to be a "hard" border - and if there is, says Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, he will veto any negotiations between the EU and the United Kingdom on a free trade deal after it leaves the Union.

So far, so bad - Dublin won't back a new stage of Brexit talks until Britain comes up with something more solid than vague assurances and a patronising "calm down dear, it's only a negotiation" attitude, which has done nothing but pour oil on the troubled Irish Sea.

Britain has insisted it is impossible to finalise how the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic will work before UK-EU trade talks.

The issue is a major sticking point in the negotiations and must be dealt with before trade talks can begin.

If EU leaders feel "insufficient progress" has been made, they will not permit talks to move to the second phase - discussions on the future relationship between the EU and UK.

Ireland can plug UK construction industry’s digital skills gap
Enterprise Ireland’s Construction Adviser John Hunt

While the European Union proposes Northern Ireland should keep its regulation the same as that of Ireland after the split so there's no need for a border, that would create a barrier between Northern Ireland and mainland Britain, which is a red line for the DUP.

"Then all that money - £60 billion lying around - we could use that to help the NHS and other things and even do tax cuts". They could dream that with all the coming and going across an open border, the two parts of Ireland would grow closer and eventually reunite.

That included areas like agriculture.

Lost? Does she think we had a vote in Brexit?

He said a referendum would be the only way to "solve this democratically" and he had been "rubbished on Twitter" by the DUP when he initially suggested the Irish border would present an issue.

"We are not about convergence here, we are about co-operation".

All sides are agreed on their objective to move forward without jeopardising peace in Ireland and there is widespread agreement on continuing the longstanding "common travel area" that allows free movement between the two countries.

Lashkar likes me, I like them: Musharraf
Saeed is accused of having masterminded the November 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people. "They (LeT) are the biggest force. Pervez Musharraf said that he backs the role of Lashkar-e-Taiba in suppressing the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir.

White House denies Trump made slur with 'Pocahontas' remark
President Trump used the name against Senator Elizabeth Warren during an event to recognise Native Americans as war heroes. This morning, Begaye appeared on cable news to discuss Trump's comments and how they were racially offensive.

180+ sexual assaults reported against spa chain Massage Envy
Citing court records, BuzzFeed said "two of those women had tried to warn the spa about Deiter before Ingram had". Ingram is suing Massage Envy and taking other steps to make sure spa companies do the right thing.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Robust holiday sales season kicks off over Thanksgiving
Nov 30, 2017 - 13:49
Amazon processed 5.6 million transactions on Thanksgiving Day and another 7.1 million on Black Friday, according to Hitwise . RetailMeNot data shows retailers issued moreand betterpromotions resulting in record spending from consumers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uber admits that 2.7 million Brits were affected by 2016 mega-hack
Nov 30, 2017 - 13:41
Regulators from Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom will also take part. Under such a theory, he argues that Uber should face a penalty of several millions of dollars.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Microsoft announces significant extension of its Redmond campus
Nov 30, 2017 - 13:40
Microsoft did not put a price tag on the project, but no doubt it will run into the billions of dollars. Usually, technology companies keep expanding their campus to integrate new technology.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Democrats cancel talks with Trump after Twitter attack
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:13
Additionally, since Republicans only hold 52 seats in the Senate, any bill they advance could be filibustered by Democrats. Pelosi and Schumer responded with a joint statement bowing out of the meeting.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top White House reveals 2017 Christmas decorations
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:11
Children visiting the White House this year repeatedly told Melania, wearing a white dress, that she looked like an angel . Other people were drawing their own analogies about the use of the twigs to deliver a message of Christmas cheer.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hamas Says Arms Red Line, Calls for Establishing Committee to Oversee Reconciliation
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:10
In Gaza, which Hamas has ruled since seizing it in 2007, there are no settlers after Israel withdrew in 2005. The reconciliation agreement signed on October 12 in Cairo does not specify a future for the Qassam Brigades.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Melania Trump Never Thought He'd Win
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:09
Meanwhile, Donald Trump has sparked outrage at an event honouring Native American war veterans by using the term "Pocahontas". "The President, Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House ", she said in a statement .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uber-Waymo case: Dramatic turn as judge says Uber lawyers withheld evidence
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:09
The suit against Uber, which Alphabet-owned Waymo filed earlier this year, stems back to engineer Anthony Levandowski. Waymo said that it had learned about the letter last week from the Department of Justice, according to MSNBC.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple Mac Software Has Login Flaw That Puts Data at Risk
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:07
Users can prevent an attacker from exploiting a bug by creating a " root " account themselves and giving it a custom password. There are likely many more ways that someone taking advantage of the issue could wreak havoc on a Mac desktop or laptop.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Top Stock Picks For A Strong Holiday Retail Season
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:05
Predictions are that overall online holiday sales will reach $107 billion, rising more than 13% from past year . In addition to Black Friday, Cyber Monday is also a very important day, and not just for pure online players.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Meghan Markle Peace Out, 'Suits' ... I'm a Royal Now!!!
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:04
The American actress, who will become a senior HRH on marrying into the royals, also intends to become a British citizen . Harry's great-grandparents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth , the Queen Mother, are buried at the chapel.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russian jet intercepts U.S. aircraft over Black Sea
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:02
RC-135U flying in worldwide airspace over the Baltic Sea is intercepted by a Russian Su-27 Flanker on June 19, 2017. The unprofessional behavior demonstrated by the Russian pilot was clearly intentional, according to USA officials.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Industrial strategy welcomed but no sector deal for offshore wind
Nov 28, 2017 - 01:23
It will drive this sector forward and simultaneously attract other investments into the UK. Today's announcement must be the beginning of a strategic race, not a tactical sprint.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mullen leaving MSU for Florida
Nov 28, 2017 - 01:04
Running backs coach Greg Knox has been selected as State's interim head coach for the Bulldogs' pending bowl game. "I'm fired up. Mullen replaced former UF coach Jim McElwain, who was sacked October 29 and making $4.5 million a year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Battle of top seeds as PV Sindhu faces Tai Tzu Ying
Nov 27, 2017 - 01:53
But, Intanon fight-back was not enough as Sindhu eventually won the second game 21-17, thus wrapping up the match in 43 minutes. But a string of errors and a flawless display by Tai lead to Sindhu losing 5 straight points and the match itself.