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A passport is a document that a country issues to individuals so that individual can show it to other countries and thereby notify them the country claims that individual as theirs. This warns other countries that if they harm the individual they risk the countries displeasure and conversely support given to the individual main gain them favor. That the ...


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(Note that the mandatory vaccine for Health and Social care is a devolved matter, currently it only applies in England, and not in the other nations of the UK) The most significant attempt to convince English nurses and midwives to get vaccinated is the decision that it would be dismissed if they didn't. That is a strong-arm tactic. It makes the negatives of ...


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The answer is based on the assumption that Russia indeed assassinated Skripal, which was never officially confirmed by the Russian official. The famous quote from Putin, from the times of Chechen war, was: If they're in the airport," Putin said, "we'll kill them there ... and excuse me, but if we find them in the toilet, we'll exterminate them in ...


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This is not about removing a threat posed by the murdered individuals. Instead, these actions send a message to anyone else who might consider speaking out against Putin that they too could be targeted - and that "the West" is unable to keep them safe. That is also why they've used rare, detectable poisons rathern than some method of assassination ...


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Not all British Overseas Territories have legislatures. The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, for example, do not, but the question presupposes a BOT which has a legislature and a constitution which provides for the possibility of a United Kingdom veto as part of the legislative process. I do not know of any BOT which has such a constitution. ...


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Forbes that explains that such a tax would be at most revenue neutral. According to the author, the UK would want also to give tax credits for losses. Then since the bookies take a slice, there will be more losses than winnings, hence more credits than taxes, and the government will lose money on the whole. . . . I am wondering if the real reason that ...


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As to 'the circumstances surrounding the implementation of this law', according to this 2013 statement by the then Home Secretary Theresa May, there's no law involved: There is no entitlement to a passport and no statutory right to have access to a passport. The decision to issue, withdraw, or refuse a British passport is at the discretion of the Secretary ...


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City of Edinburgh Council in Scotland has started a review into slavery and colonialism. Quote: Edinburgh has agreed to address historic racial injustice and stem modern day discrimination. One action is to hold an independent review of the things in our city which link to slavery and colonialism. This may include features like statues of residents in the ...


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The Dominion of India existed as a transitory interim government formed after the formal declaration of Indian independence on 15 August 1947 which lasted until the enforcement of the Indian Constitution on 26 August 1950, which made India a republic ( Republic of India ). Until the adoption of the Constitution, India remained in a state similar to other ...


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Dominion Status means that the Dominion Has the British Monarch as head of state. In a member of the Commonwealth. Has the ability, using its own constitution procedures, to change 1 and/or 2 at any time it wishes. Generally it was the wish and preference of the British Monarch and the British Government that each colonies should remain a Dominion, ...


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The European Union Act 2011 prohibited Parliament and the government from accepting any new treaty extending or replacing the UK’s EU membership without first holding a referendum on that treaty. Since the government found it would be inconvenient to have to put the Brexit treaty to a referendum, they just quietly repealed it. Because it didn’t actually bind ...


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This is a special case of the UK Parliament legislating for the independence of the Dominions (or recognising in law the already existing reality of their independence as set out at the Balfour Conference, if you prefer). In constitutional theory this does not affect parliamentary sovereignty because it does not stop any UK Parliament in future passing an ...


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I don't know what arguments were actually made in Buckinghamshire, but if I were charged with making the case against reducing councillor numbers, I'd make the following three points: Buckinghamshire Council has ten executive jobs for councillors. The councillors holding those executive jobs are bound by collective cabinet responsibility, meaning that they'...


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Q: Have any local/national authorities conducted official reviews of historical landmarks? The city of Chicago, Illinois, created a commission to conduct such a review. City of Chicago Announces Project to Assess Memorials and Monuments in the City’s Public Art Collection, August 12, 2020 The City of Chicago, in partnership with the Department of Cultural ...


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Maybe not necessarily a review of diversity issue specifically, but many countries do take down monuments for political reasons, with or without a review, some examples I can think of is the recent removal of Tiananmen Square massacre statue in HKU and in Thailand, Constitution Defence Monument, a monument dedicated to the lost of a monarchist coup d'etats ...


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