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Britishers may not be get this for free during holidays in Europe: Hey Brexit

From Retail to Hospitality, clothing brands to Air travel where every sector will have sooner or later get a Brexit impact over cost, one of the other segment announced by the government could join the Brexit impact group and that is non-other them entertainment sector. What it actually means to Britishers?

Terrible news guys – it looks like there’s a big chance that Netflix, Spotify and other streaming sites could be blocked in EU countries for UK customers because of Brexit. We’re not even joking.

Of course, many of us are used to streaming our favourite songs on Spotify or catching up on our favourite shows when we pop over the channel.

However, that may be no more according to new government contingency papers, at least if there is a No Deal Brexit scenario (via Sky News).

Spotify, Netflix and other online streaming services could be blocked to British citizens on holiday in Europe if the UK leaves the EU with no deal, the government has admitted.

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Pilot test: EU citizen can now submit applications to remain in UK after Brexit

Impact of Brexit on Migrants , thats how they are reaching to UK from France

EU nationals wanting to stay in Britain after Brexit can start applying from today.

Home office started taking EU citizen applications today

So the first way of Brexit execution is visible as Home office trials begins and approached some citizen from liverpool and some from north west of England to submit their applications as they are living for more than 5 years in UK, after submission of forms they will undergo scrutiny and prudently allotted status of “Settled Status” to stay in UK. Every EU citizen living in UK for 5 or more years and has home would be asked to apply and avail this status and shun any thing odd.

However all those EU citizens living in UK for less than 5 years will have to wait for the remaining time and once they complete they could also submit their application in order to avail the “Settled Status”, its not yet decided the how the time difference would be catered.

Applications will cost £65 for adults and £32.50 for children under the age of 16.

Applicants will be asked to prove their identity, declare any criminal convictions and upload a facial photograph

The first EU nationals wishing to apply to stay in the UK after Brexit are submitting their paperwork as part of a Home Office trial.

“Settled status” will allow non-British Europeans who have been living in the UK for at least five years to secure their right to stay in the country.

NHS workers in the north-west of England and students and staff from three Liverpool universities are among those invited to apply early for a “managed live trial” of the process, which the Home Office says should involve up to 4,000 people to iron out any kinks before a phased roll-out by the end of the year.

Since the UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016, EU citizens who have made their homes in Britain have been securing their status by applying for “permanent residency” cards – an expensive and arduous bureaucratic process that was never designed to cater for them.

The inundation of applications led to a backlog at the Home Office and prompted Theresa May to unveil plans for the new “settled status” system.

Under the EU Settlement Scheme, EU citizens and family members who have been in the UK for five years by the end of 2020 will be able to apply for settled status, meaning they are free to go on living and working in the UK indefinitely.

People’s Vote march – demanding vote on final Brexit deal

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The Home Office will check employment and benefits data to confirm proof of residence, while all applications will be run through UK criminality and security databases. Previously, EU applicants for permanent residency had to provide dossiers of documents proving where they were, and what they were doing, for the whole of their five years in the UK.

Those who have arrived by December 31 2020, but do not have five years’ residence, can apply for “pre-settled status” in a similar process, and then have their status upgraded free of charge to “settled” once they reach the five-year threshold.

The Home Office says it wants to make the process “as quick and user-friendly as possible”, and that the full scheme will be in place by 30 March 2019. It also reminds EU citizens that their rights will not change until the end of the Brexit transition period in 2021 and so they don’t need to apply straight away – presumably to avoid another inundation of paperwork.

#Migrants #UK #Brexit #France

Trump got the most eccentric response from Britishers: May

 

The president savaged Mr May’s Brexit proposals and warned they would likely kill off any chance of a future trade deal with the US in a bombshell interview.

He also backed former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for PM, and launched a fresh attack on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

As he was due to meet the Queen today, thousands of people descended on central London for a women’s march and a ‘Stop Trump’ protest calling for people to “build bridges not walls.”

During his state visit to London, May told BBC what Trump has a trick for her to deal with EU and it was astonishing. Trump told May not to walk away from negotiations but sue them. What does that mean?

He also told May that he may not contest for 2022 presidential election in USA.

Visa Master service resumed official apologises amid disruption across Uk and Europe

Visa says its service has returned to normal after millions of customers across Europe were left unable to pay for goods and services on Friday.

For around six hours, customers across Europe were affected by the disruption, with some supermarkets reportedly facing angry customers after shoppers were unable to pay for their shopping.

The firm has apologised for the technical failing, and ruled out any “malicious” activity as the cause.

In a statement Visa said: “The issue was the result of a hardware failure within one of our European systems and is not associated with any unauthorised access or cyberattack.

“Visa Europe’s payment system is now operating at full capacity, and Visa account holders can now use Visa for any of their purchases and at ATMs, as they normally would.”

Al Kelly, chief executive officer of Visa, said: “We apologise to all of our partners and Visa account holders for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

An estimated £1 of every £3 spent in the UK is on a Visa card.

Leanne Mascoll from London was among those affected by the disruption. She told The Independent: “I had to leave some shopping in Sainsbury’s because my card wouldn’t work.”

In their statement Visa didn’t clarify whether or not retailers will be compensated for potential loss in earnings.

While major retailers such as Marks & Spencer having confirmed they had been affected by the disruption, Transport for London didn’t report any problems with customers using contactless Visa cards to pay for their journeys.

Several business were forced to place temporary signs on their doors explaining to customers that they were unable to accept card payments due to the fault.

Arsenal Should do this as Soon as possible to end lingering Wenger Era

Arsenal are preparing for one of the most difficult transitional periods in their long and proud history, with

 

Signing two of the biggest players in European football from Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively signaled an end to Arsenal’s stubborn and outdated approach in the transfer market, an ethos which fans believed stemmed from Wenger.

Although the departure of the disruptive Alexis in January was welcomed by supporters, Arsenal fans have largely demanded that

The 29-year-old has indeed put pen to paper on a new contract at the Emirates, extending his current deal until 2021. But a concession of mysterious back injuries towards the end of the campaign has seen

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Whoever gets the Arsenal job has TO SELL Ozil straight away. That would be a serious statement.

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Gazidis: “This year, with the addition of Sven Mislintat & Raul Sanllehi, we are working in a different way than we’ve worked in the past. Its going to be a team effort to support Unai’s vision, supporting his energy finding ways we can help him to be successful” #Arsenal

Amazon moving towards new delivery endeavor

Amazon confirmed that it intends to expand into a new delivery endeavor, but the company did not provide details on the schedule or scope.

“We’re always innovating and experimenting on behalf of customers and businesses that sell and grow on Amazon to create faster low-cost delivery choices,” spokesperson Kristen Kish told the E-Commerce Times. Amazon has relied on third-party shippers for many years, but those firms have tended to become overwhelmed and backlogged during the critical Christmas holiday delivery season.

The move marks Amazon’s latest effort to increase its control over logistics, which have been a central focus of the company as it has grown to become the most powerful e-commerce retailer in the U.S.

The company plans to launch the new service within weeks, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. It initially will pick up goods from third-party sellers that already work with Amazon and deliver them to customers. The service eventually will expand to merchants that currently do not work with Amazon. It will launch in Los Angeles and expand to other U.S. cities over time, according to the Journal.

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New direct service from London to Amsterdam will cost you just?

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There will initially be two trains per day from London’s St Pancras station, each taking three hours and 41 minutes to reach Amsterdam Centraal.Tickets go on sale on 20 February and start at £35 one way.

Return journeys will require a change in Brussels, a temporary measure until the UK and Dutch governments reach an agreement on passport procedures.

Until then, passengers will need to go through security and get their passports checked in the Belgian capital. But Eurostar said that, with up to 10 trains a day from Brussels to London, the connection “should be quick and smooth” Nicolas Petrovic, chief executive of Eurostar, said: “The launch of our service to the Netherlands represents an exciting advance in cross-Channel travel and heralds a new era in international high-speed rail. “With direct services from the UK to the Netherlands, France, and Belgium, we are transforming the links between the UK and three of Europe’s top trading nations.

“Our new route marks the culmination of the extensive investment in high-speed rail on both sides of the Channel.”

At two hours and 15 minutes, the London to Paris journey is much quicker than the London to Amsterdam route. Passengers traveling in one direction, from Amsterdam to London, will also have to disembark at Brussels for passport and security checks.

But by 2019 the return journey should become truly direct as Eurostar said that the British and Dutch governments would put in place an agreement to allow those checks to take place on departure in the Netherlands

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