Brexit’s effect on electrical appliances

By Dale Eaton Did you know that Brexit could affect your ability to wash clothes, hoover up a mess and even charge your phone? Even more, a post-Brexit Britain could become a magnet for substandard and counterfeit electrical products. This is a real risk as Brexit uncertainty continues. Brexit continues to drag on as its deadline has been extended to January 31. With this, it brings continued uncertainty as to how Brexit will affect day to day life. When considering this impact many, if not most people don’t consider its impact on household appliances and their manufacturers. Due to the … Continue reading Brexit’s effect on electrical appliances

Details of The New UK Passports

by Lewis McLeod The new British passports have been made by a Franco-Dutch company which has sparked some controversy about the production, as it has been outsourced but not actually made in UK. The new passports are being put out in stages, with the first batch rolling out on March 30, 2019. From this day onwards, British citizens could apply and choose if they wanted the words ‘European Union’ on their passport or not. This caused a bust up with the people hoping to keep a European passport. The Government then stated burgundy passports will be stopped in late 2019 and … Continue reading Details of The New UK Passports

How Brexit Could Invalidate EHIC Cards

by Lewis McLeod The UK has issued over 27 million EHIC cards, they cover pre-existing medical conditions as well as emergency care and also maternity care. The NHS have supplied these cards for many years to citizens of UK but now they look to be in danger of being invalid. NHS have put together a blog on their website that has explained what you should expect when travelling in the EU and looking for medical care – https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/healthcare-abroad/going-abroad-for-treatment/going-abroad-for-medical-treatment/ . If there’s a no deal Brexit, UK citizens can’t rely on their card being valid. Britons would have to buy travel … Continue reading How Brexit Could Invalidate EHIC Cards

Brexit’s effect on EU-funded research programmes

by Rebecca Weinberg Scottish universities receive 10% of their research income from the EU, according to a report by the Scottish Government. The EU’s Horizon 2020 research project is an integral part of Scottish academia, allowing Scottish universities to collaborate with researchers from other EU countries on groundbreaking projects across a variety of subjects. However, the looming shadow of Brexit is putting Scotland’s academic research community at risk.   UWS News spoke to Graham Jeffery, a reader in Arts and Media at the University of the West of Scotland, about Brexit’s effect on EU-funded research in Scotland. “I was involved … Continue reading Brexit’s effect on EU-funded research programmes

Brexit Coin Scrapped

By Evann Clelland The recent extension of the date for the UK leaving the EU has affected not only the people of Britain, but also their money. The Royal Mint was asked to produce a new 50 pence piece to commemorate the UK’s exit from the EU on the October 31. However, as the date has been extended to the January 31, these coins have been rendered useless. These coins that have the October date, have been recycled by being sorted and shredded before being melted down. These coins had a similar design to the coin that was meant to … Continue reading Brexit Coin Scrapped

Civil War in the People’s Vote campaign

By Evann Clelland At the beginning of a crucial week in the world of British Politics, the People’s Vote campaign is slowly but surely falling to pieces, and all fingers are pointed towards the chairman, Roland Rudd. Two of the campaign’s senior executive members have been fired, Tom Baldwin and James McGrory, and dozens of staff have staged a walkout from their Millbank offices on Monday in protest of this sacking. The Chairman of the People’s vote, Roland Rudd, brother of Conservative MP Amber Rudd has been under fire by his own staff because of these firings. More than 40 … Continue reading Civil War in the People’s Vote campaign