Seven candidates of Nigerian origin elected British lawmakers

Seven candidates of Nigerian heritage have been elected into the United Kingdom parliament in the election held on Thursday. Two are representing the Conservative Party and five the Labour Party.

The winners are Chuka Umunna representing Streatham; Bim Afolami, Hitchin and Harpenden; Fiona Onasanya, Peterborough; Chi Onwurah, Newcastle; Kate Osamor, Edmonton; Kemi Badenoch, Saffron Walden; and Helen Grant, Maidstone and The Weald.

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British companies forcing women to wear high heels breaking law

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British companies forcing women to wear high heels and make-up are breaking the law, a parliamentary committee said on Wednesday.

No fewer than 150,000 people signed a petition against “outdated and sexist’’ dress codes started by London-based receptionist Nicola Thorp after she was sent home from work for wearing flat shoes, prompting the Women and Equalities Committee to investigate the issue.

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British PM must get parliament approval to trigger Brexit – Supreme Court

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The UK Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May must get parliament’s approval before she begins Britain’s formal exit from the European Union, EU.

The UK’s highest judicial body dismissed the government’s argument that Ms. May could simply use executive powers known as “royal prerogative” to invoke Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty and begin two years of divorce talks.

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Temple of the Jedi Order not a religion, British Authorities rule

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British Charity Authorities on Monday said that the Temple of the Jedi Order is not a religion.

The statement came after years of tongue-in-cheek efforts by fans of the Star Wars faith to have it recognised alongside other religions.

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Former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, resigns from parliament

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Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned from the UK parliament “with immediate effect”.

“It is not going to be possible to be a normal backbencher as a former prime minister,” Mr. Cameron told the BBC on Monday.

He added that his presence in parliament could be a “distraction” for his successor as Prime Minister, Theresa May.

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