• Tory MP calls on government to create Brexit bank holiday in June

    Tory MP calls on government to create Brexit bank holiday in June0

    A Brexit bank holiday should be created to mark the June 23 referendum result, a Tory MP has said. Peter Bone told ministers that the bank holiday would become known as “independence day” – to laughs from fellow MPs. The Wellingborough MP, speaking during businesses questions in the Commons, said: “The country works very hard,

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  • Clashes in Barcelona protest as Puigdemont detained in Germany

    Clashes in Barcelona protest as Puigdemont detained in Germany0

    Violence flared in Barcelona as angry Catalans protested against the detention of fugitive former leader Carles Puigdemont in Germany. Police dressed in riot gear were striking demonstrators with batons as they tried to push back a large crowd advancing on the office of the Spanish government’s representative in Catalonia. Catalan police blocked the street and

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  • Separatists regain majority in crucial Catalonia election

    Separatists regain majority in crucial Catalonia election0

    Catalonia’s secessionist parties won enough votes on Thursday to regain a slim majority in the regional parliament and give new momentum to their political struggle for independence from Spain. It was hardly an emphatic victory, however, as the separatists lost support compared to the previous vote in 2015, and a pro-unity party for the first

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