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The UK doesn't extradite to countries they don't have an extradition treaty with. It seems like there isn't an existing extradition treaty, but one is currently being negotiated. The letter has cited Britain’s own immigration laws of 1974 under which any person sentenced to imprisonment of more than four years had to be deported to the country of his/her ...


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The government doesn't build houses itself, it just provides the market conditions for private developers to build more houses themselves. Their justification is that the housing market is 'broken', and requires government interference to become healthy again. In 2017, Sajid Javid, then Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, presented a ...


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Question: How much is the USA dependent on British and French support in international relations? Answer While no nation has a closer alliance with the United States than the UK, France's history with the United States is different and a bit more contentious at times. The UK and France are among the United States most important allies. Both are liberal ...


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To answer the question about trust in the written press, I think we need to zoom out. Let's first have a look at trust in institutions more broadly. That's a fair step because your figure compares different news media in different countries. So not only are the news organizations different, so are their audiences. Comparing trust in institutions ...


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He presumably meant to declare it an emergency under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 which would allow the government to exercise various emergency powers without having to pass laws through parliament (see Wikipedia), but it seems partly to be a rhetorical gesture. The CCA allows an emergency to be declared in case of many different types of threats ...


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Most countries go through extradition procedures before they hand a suspect over to another country. The alternative is to try them under universal jurisdiction, but that generally requires some interest in the prosecution of the case. The UK does claim universal jurisdiction on some fraud committed abroad. Extradition requires an extradition request to be ...


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The JCPOA is a good example, even if three other countries were involved (China, Russia, Germany). Working with Europe, China and Russia, the United States pressured Iran into a deal which froze their uranium enrichment in exchange for sanctions reduction. Various US agencies certified that Iran kept that narrow agreement, while working against Western ...


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I think the UK has all the factors that are needed. It has a large financial industry in the City of London. It has overseas territories that are far enough to not implicate those participating in wrongdoing, but close enough to do business. To elaborate on this, I'll quote part of an article by investigative journalist Nicholas Shaxson in The Guardian, ...


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The United Kingdom's position is that it is abiding by the 1965 Lancaster House Undertakings which resulted from talks between representatives from the UK and Mauritius, as well as the 1966 agreement with the US. Ceding the territory to the US, or to any state, for that matter, would appear to constitute a breach of these agreements. One of the Lancaster ...


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