Finally, Britain has made a historic withdrawal from the European Union following a referendum a in June 2016 which voted in favour of the UK’s departure from the EU.

The “Britain exit” officially took place on January 31, 2020 at 23:00 GMT.

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The exit was observed with Vigils held in Scotland who voted for their stay in EU and “Brexiteers” celebrated in London’s parliament square.

The night was really celebrated with songs, parties at the clubs, flags waving and encouraging speeches by some of the leaders of Brexit.

 

Despite the celebration, it also resulted in mixed feelings when some were down with the loss of their identity from the European union.

British flags being removed from many buildings in Brussels and some being happy with Britain’s sovereignty from E.U.

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Also, this marks the first stage of their withdrawal process and the UK will still abide by rules from the EU bloc throughout eleven months of transition period.

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However, Boris Johnson revealed to the EU officials and the public that, they leaving the EU is

“a moment of real national renewal and change”

meaning the historic transition will lead to new ideas and positive transformation to the British.

He also stated that, it will create a new atmosphere for both parties to have a friendly cooperation as well.

 

Most people are happy, others don’t genuinely know what will happen next and are anxious to know. 

 

FREEMA AGYEMANActress Freema Agyeman is the child of an Iranian mother and Ghanaian father. The actress says she hasn’t been to Ghana yet, but she hopes to make the trek soon enough: “I’ve not been to Iran or Ghana. It’s a massive dream of mine to go and experience both of those rich cultures in their entirety. Other than being a big star in Britain for her roles on shows and soaps like “Crossroads,” and “Doctor Who,” she’s one of the few black faces to show up on the upcoming “Sex and the City” prequel, “The Carrie Diaries.”

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Formerly  Basutoland, the Kingdom of Lesotho was formally granted its independence 

from Great Britain on October 4 1966. Lesotho was inhabited by hunter-gatherers, called the San Bushmen 
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and 
had been a British colony since the 1860s.

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In the 1820s, Moshoeshoe I, unified various Sotho groups who had fled the marauding Zulus into a single territory named Basutoland. In the 1830s, white settlers called Afrikaners, or Boers, began to encroach on Moshoeshoe’s territory. Numerous border skirmishes ensued as the Basotho fought the settlers. Having lost a great portion of his territory, Moshoeshoe asked Queen Victoria for help. She agreed to establish British protectorate over Basutoland in 1858….

Did you know that Diamonds and water are Lesotho’s main export earners?…. Lesotho Promise is the world’s 15th largest diamond.

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Yewande AkinolaInternational students from non-EU countries wishing to work in the UK  after they have graduated would have to return home to apply for a work visa.

International students can pay up to £18,000 per year, totalling £54,000 over a three year course, excluding living costs, leading to claims universities are using them to “prop up” their finances….International students contribute to economic growth in the UK.

Boris Johnson has warned the government against curbing foreign student visas and said the UK was giving out the “wrong signal”.

There’s been report that Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable is not too please with Theresa May because his department has responsibility for universities/about foreign students.

Mr Cable has warned this decision on immigration will put off students and could deprive the UK of highly skilled graduates.

“Such a blunt instrument would not get our support,” the source said. “The idea that you have people from abroad studying in this country and they become engineers or scientists of huge practical value to the economy and rather than have them stay here you immediately turf them out makes zero economic sense.”

According to HuffPost UK, One Nigerian student said “My message to other people back home is do not come here. Go to the US or Canada instead.”

Are you an International students currently studying in the UK? Please let us know your thoughts on this matter.

 

start upBritain’s up-and-coming food entrepreneurs are being invited to pitch their businesses to Sir Richard Branson as part of a new start-up competition.

There are four award categories available: start-ups looking to get their products on supermarket shelves can apply for the “Most exciting new brand” award.

Restaurants, cafes, pop-up eateries and food vans are invited to compete for the “Tastiest start-up” category.

The “Best healthy food business” award will go to the start-up with the most impressive nutricious bent.

While the “Most loved kids’ food” award is aimed at children’s food brands. More here

Source:telegraph.co.uk