Brexit: We need a vote in Parliament to start Article 50, says former Attorney-General Dominic Grieve

The Independent MP says Government can’t make such a big decision without parliamentary approval Dominic Grieve said Theresa May should not be rushed into triggering Article 50 BBC The UK’s former attorney general has said the Government would need Parliament’s approval to trigger Article 50.  Dominic Grieve said it is “extremely farfetched” to believe the Government…

Nottinghamshire police to count wolf-whistling in street as a hate crime

The Guardian Force becomes first in the country to adopt a separate category for misogynistic incidents in attempt to tackle sexist abuse Unwanted physical approaches in the street can be reported to Nottinghamshire police as a hate crime. Photograph: Alamy Uninvited sexual advances and unwanted verbal contact with a woman, including catcalling or wolf-whistling in…

UK’s new immigration system may not be points-based, says minister

The Guardian James Brokenshire says post-Brexit system won’t definitely be styled on Australian model, as promised by Vote Leave Brokenshire is a close ally of Theresa May and has been tipped as her potential successor as home secretary. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Britain’s new immigration system will not necessarily be modelled on the Australian-style points-based…

Brexit: Letter saying EU referendum result ‘not legally binding’ signed by more than 1,000 lawyers

The Independent Co-creator Philip Kolvin QC says parliament is ‘the guardian of our democracy’ Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest outside Parliament PA More than 1,000 lawyers have signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister David Cameron saying the EU referendum result is merely “advisory” and not legally binding. Arguing the vote for Brexit, which was opposed by world…