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Having traveled using Thomas Cook, Britain's oldest travel agency, many passengers are stranded after the company's collapse on Monday. The UK government says it has put plans together to rescue stranded holidaymakers, whilst Germany will allow insurance companies to foot the bill. Hundreds of thousands were stranded around the world. Unable to reach any financial agreements between stakeholders and lenders, they have ceased trading.

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The British Surpreme Court has ruled today that Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament is, indeed, unlawful. The Prime Minister's advice to the Queen that parliament should be prorogued for five weeks was not allowed, the judgement coming from 11 justices on the UK's highest court follows an emergency hearing last week which uncovered fundamental legal differences over the interpretation of the country's unwritten constitution.

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Even though British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a series of meetings planned with European leaders, he still feels there are difficulties over an agreement. Johnson cautions against speculation that he could come close to a revision of a Brexit deal after talks with these European leaders. This came at a UN summit this week, with Johnson saying "a New York breakthrough" did not seem likely.

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The British government have released an assessment of possible effects that a no-deal Brexit may have on the UK, thanks to MPs who demanded it be made public. Drawn up as "Operation Yellowhammer" and marked as "Official Sensitive" on 2 August 2019, it describes possible outcomes, contingency plans and, most importantly, no-deal planning if the UK decides to leave the European Union without a deal. 

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Amazon has some 900 employees planning a walkout to protest climate change. In solidarity with youth activists, the walkout is planned for 20 September as part of the Global Climate Strike. The demonstration, youth-driven, includes events around the world demanding an end to fossil fuel dependence. An advocacy group called Amazon Employees for Climate Justice organized the walkout.

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To underscore and highlight just how far Brexit will seep into all facets of business between the UK and the EU, those in the music business touring Europe from the UK will have to pay import duty and VAT on ALL merchandise before even entering Europe to tour. Many people don't realize that musicians make a large part of their income on tours from merchandise. Merchandise on tour usually goes to the musicians themselves.

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