Corbyn defends his pledge to stay neutral in second referendum

Labour leader says stance towards potential Brexit poll is sign of strength and maturity Jeremy Corbyn has defended his pledge to stay neutral in the event of a second Brexit referendum after his position was criticised as indecisive. The Labour leader you must show photo ID. Only the following forms of ID will be accepted at polling stations in Northern Ireland: A UK, Irish or EEA driving licence (photographic part) (provisional accepted). A UK or Irish passport. An Electoral Identity Card. A Translink Senior SmartPass. A Translink 60+ SmartPass. A Translink War Disabled SmartPass. A Translink Blind Persons SmartPass. Your photographic identification does not need to be current, so even if it is out of date you can still use …

Three of the best tackle the thorny issue of Brexit for startups at Disrupt Berlin

The turbulence of Brexit has left both U.K. and European startups alike wondering about the best path forward. From recruiting to acquiring investment to scaling into other parts of Europe, the challenges seem to be mounting. By December, who knows what will have happened on the Brexit landscape, such is the chaos. At Disrupt Berlin in December, we’ll hear from investor Bindi Karia, who has deep European ties; founder Glenn Shoosmith, who’s expanding his startup internationally; and German-born but U.K.-domiciled VC Volker Hirsch on how to make the right decisions in the face of these obstacles. Bindi Karia works as a venture partner at large London-based VC Draper Esprit, and has held positions in and around the tech industry for …

Johnson told no-deal Brexit will crush domestic policy plans

Institute for Government tells PM there is no such thing as a managed no deal Boris Johnsons ambitious domestic agenda would be crushed by the pressing needs of the emergency that would follow a no-deal Brexit, a new report by a Whitehall thinktank has concluded. The Institute for Government (IfG) warned there is no such thing as a managed no deal and the hard Brexiters predictions of a clean break from the EU will not materialise. Johnson will begin his first full week in Downing Street by ramping up planning for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, with more than 1bn to be announced within days for preparations by Sajid Javid, the chancellor. He sent out a …