Britain threat level ‘critical’

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British Prime Minister, Theresa May, raised the national threat to ‘critical’, invoking the highest rating in Britain’s alert level. This will allow thousands of British troops to take to the streets, and important locations will be secured by them instead of police officers.

The military will guard public events such as concerts, sports matches, etc. in fears that the attacker of the Manchester Arena bombing might have accomplices, and the actual disaster might be far from over.

The attack in Manchester Arena was carried out by a British citizen, Salman Abedi (22), and killed 22 people, mostly teenagers including one girl only eight years old.

Currently, the highest priority for the police is to know whether Abedi was acting alone or had accomplices, and whether this was one of the attacks planned in a sequence of attacks.

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Whoever they are, I wish they are caught as soon as possible. Hurting people? And in fact, hurting children/teenagers is horrific. Not even their God or ‘Allah’, in whose name they commence violence, can welcome such acts of horror.

The day when Britain officially exited. Brexit.

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Sir Tim Barrow, Britain’s new envoy to the EU rode to the European Council in his ambassadorial Jaguar, and then at 11:25 GMT, gave the narrow white envelope, that bore the Prime Minister’s Theresa May Brexit notification, to Donald Tusk, who chairs summits of EU leaders.

A few minutes later, Tusk tweeted that After nine months, the UK has delivered #Brexit. This was one topic on the routine weekly agenda for the 28 EU national envoys, and now that Brexit is underway – Barrow will get used to not being invited to all the EU discussions.

Commissioned in happier times when the EU seemed destined to go on expanding, it was no little irony that the first great moment of history, witnessed by the EU Council’s newly opened Europa Building, should be the unprecedented shrinking of the Union.

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Donald Tusk did sum up the moment in some short words: What can I add to this? We already miss you. Thank you and goodbye.

Brexit rift among Britons remains wide

Many of the British citizens are still divided between leave the European Union or either to stay. Many Britons have had to wrestle with unsettling realities of what BREXIT actually means. The initial vote for the Brexit split the Britons vote into 52% and 48%, which led Britain to leave the EU.

The Liberal democrats want a second referendum on the final terms of the exit deal. If the exit negotiations become complicated, then the 2020 general election could be effectively run as a second referendum.

Under the pressure of her Conservative party and EU leaders, PM Theresa May of UK has promised to begin talks about the exit beginning March. However, the cabinet itself is divided on the question of staying in the single market or not. Remainers say that quitting the biggest trade bloc of the world will destroy British jobs, while the Brexit supporters say that Britain can easily forge new deals with the world.

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