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# britain - Monday 14 September, 2020

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons
# Internal Markets Bill
# Internal Markets Bill

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons

Updated Sep 14th 2020, 10:49 PM 54,405 Views 65 Comments

Former British prime ministers have all warned against the Internal Markets Bill proposed by Johnson.

# britain - Saturday 12 September, 2020

UK ‘on the edge of losing control’ of Covid-19, scientist warns
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

UK ‘on the edge of losing control’ of Covid-19, scientist warns

Sep 12th 2020, 12:11 PM 39,312 Views 15 Comments

Police in Manchester said they broke up a house party of 30 people in the early hours of today.

# britain - Friday 11 September, 2020

Coronavirus cases rise across UK as R number creeps above 1
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Coronavirus cases rise across UK as R number creeps above 1

Sep 11th 2020, 9:50 PM 22,583 Views 18 Comments

According to government advisers, the last time R was above 1 in the UK was in early March.

# britain - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics
# Ruling The Airwaves
# Ruling The Airwaves

'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:08 PM 31,411 Views 54 Comments

The song features the lyrics: “Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.”

# britain - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

UK in worst recession on record after GDP plunges 20.4% between April and June
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK in worst recession on record after GDP plunges 20.4% between April and June

Aug 12th 2020, 7:55 AM 20,064 Views 32 Comments

The recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic led to the biggest fall in quarterly GDP on record.

# britain - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds
# London
# London

British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds

Aug 5th 2020, 7:42 AM 22,560 Views 7 Comments

The Government was also criticised for treating children ‘as an afterthought’ during the pandemic.

# britain - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain

Jul 28th 2020, 2:25 PM 16,499 Views 19 Comments

The British prime minister defended his government’s decision to impose restrictions on those returning from Spain.

# britain - Friday 17 July, 2020

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney
# Travel
# Travel

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney

Jul 17th 2020, 12:32 PM 49,858 Views 79 Comments

The green list will have countries on it which pose no higher risk than travelling in Ireland represents.

# britain - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England

Jul 14th 2020, 7:24 AM 12,743 Views 18 Comments

The order comes into force on 24 July and people who don’t comply could face a fine of up to £100 (€110).

# britain - Friday 3 July, 2020

UK Government publishes list of 73 countries exempt from quarantine from next weekend
# Air Bridges
# Air Bridges

UK Government publishes list of 73 countries exempt from quarantine from next weekend

Jul 3rd 2020, 4:14 PM 50,314 Views 22 Comments

Countries including Barbados, Hong Kong and Vietnam will be exempt from the quarantine regulation in the UK.

# britain - Monday 29 June, 2020

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future
# The Countdown Is On
# The Countdown Is On

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future

Jun 29th 2020, 7:11 AM 8,536 Views 7 Comments

The new round of talks in Brussels will be the first to be held face-to-face since the coronavirus shutdown.

# britain - Monday 22 June, 2020

Boris Johnson to discuss easing lockdown and two-metre rule with scientists
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Boris Johnson to discuss easing lockdown and two-metre rule with scientists

Jun 22nd 2020, 7:10 AM 9,846 Views 8 Comments

Johnson will tomorrow outline the plans to parliament for pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers to reopen in England.

# britain - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Police say Cummings may have committed 'minor breach' of lockdown rules but will face no further action
# Durham
# Durham

Police say Cummings may have committed 'minor breach' of lockdown rules but will face no further action

May 28th 2020, 1:55 PM 14,363 Views 29 Comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he believes his senior aide “behaved reasonably and legally”.

# britain - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Insect repellant given to British armed forces as 'an additional layer of protection' against Covid-19
# Citriodiol
# Citriodiol

Insect repellant given to British armed forces as 'an additional layer of protection' against Covid-19

May 12th 2020, 10:11 PM 35,553 Views 27 Comments

A Citriodiol-based spray has been given to personnel in light of the surgeon general’s advice

# britain - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Boris Johnson promises 'comprehensive plan' in first press conference since recovering from Covid-19
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Boris Johnson promises 'comprehensive plan' in first press conference since recovering from Covid-19

Apr 30th 2020, 6:47 PM 13,036 Views 18 Comments

The plan is to include ways in which people might travel to work and how children can go back to school or into childcare

# britain - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

UK now has third-most deaths from Covid-19 as latest figures show death toll above 26,000
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK now has third-most deaths from Covid-19 as latest figures show death toll above 26,000

Apr 29th 2020, 9:58 PM 26,953 Views 21 Comments

A further 3,811 deaths have been recorded in UK care homes and the wider community, and these will now be counted in the daily figures.

# britain - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Britain records 917 new deaths in 24 hours pushing death toll close to 10,000
# Covid19
# Covid19

Britain records 917 new deaths in 24 hours pushing death toll close to 10,000

Apr 11th 2020, 4:36 PM 39,078 Views 81 Comments

The number of new infections from the disease climbed by 5,234.

# britain - Monday 23 March, 2020

British Health Secretary says people ignoring social-distancing advice are ‘selfish’
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

British Health Secretary says people ignoring social-distancing advice are ‘selfish’

Mar 23rd 2020, 4:24 PM 10,080 Views 14 Comments

Over the weekend, photos emerged showing crowds of people visiting open spaces across many parts of the UK and Ireland.

# britain - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

UK's Covid-19 support package includes three-month mortgage freeze and cash grants for small businesses
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

UK's Covid-19 support package includes three-month mortgage freeze and cash grants for small businesses

Mar 17th 2020, 10:55 PM 49,394 Views 66 Comments

The package comes after the public was told to avoid all non-essential contact and travel.

# britain - Monday 16 March, 2020

Why the UK's reliance on 'herd immunity' is being condemned as 'wrong' and 'letting the fire burn'
# Flattening The Curve
# Flattening The Curve

Why the UK's reliance on 'herd immunity' is being condemned as 'wrong' and 'letting the fire burn'

Mar 16th 2020, 3:29 PM 47,908 Views 71 Comments

“Their view really is to let this fire burn, and they will try and damp it down where they can,” Dr Gabriel Scally said today.

# britain - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Racing in Britain set to go behind closed doors
# TAKING ACTION
From The42
# TAKING ACTION

Racing in Britain set to go behind closed doors

Mar 15th 2020, 6:52 PM 4,803 Views 11 Comments

The move is likely to take place later in the week, initially until the end of March.

# britain - Friday 13 March, 2020

Britain cancels its May local elections due to coronavirus outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Britain cancels its May local elections due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 13th 2020, 4:39 PM 6,399 Views 6 Comments

The Electoral Commission yesterday wrote to ministers warning of ‘real risks’ to holding the elections as planned on 7 May.

# britain - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Twelve new Covid-19 cases confirmed in UK, bringing total to 35
# Matt Hancock
# Matt Hancock

Twelve new Covid-19 cases confirmed in UK, bringing total to 35

Updated Mar 1st 2020, 2:29 PM 40,888 Views 20 Comments

The UK health secretary said shutting down cities was possible despite a “huge economic and social downside”.

# britain - Sunday 23 February, 2020

British minister refuses to rule out chlorinated chicken in trade deal with North America
# Trade Deal
# Trade Deal

British minister refuses to rule out chlorinated chicken in trade deal with North America

Feb 23rd 2020, 5:02 PM 23,995 Views 45 Comments

George Eustice also defended the Government’s new immigration system after businesses raised fears of a shortage of workers.

# britain - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Stink bombs, celebration, and a 'hesitant' public: When Britain joined the EEC in 1973
# Fanfare For Europe
# Fanfare For Europe

Stink bombs, celebration, and a 'hesitant' public: When Britain joined the EEC in 1973

Feb 1st 2020, 6:00 PM 8,335 Views 10 Comments

Britain joined the same year that Ireland joined the then-EEC.

# britain - Friday 31 January, 2020

British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour
# Brexit
# Brexit

British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour

Jan 31st 2020, 8:12 PM 23,562 Views 74 Comments

As the clock strikes 11pm, Britain becomes the first country to leave the 28-member bloc.

Coveney claims Brexit will 'dominate Irish politics' as UK prepares to leave the EU tonight
# Britain
# Britain

Coveney claims Brexit will 'dominate Irish politics' as UK prepares to leave the EU tonight

Updated Jan 31st 2020, 8:21 AM 13,138 Views 61 Comments

He also said there will be no discussions on a trade deal if there is not a ‘level playing field’.

# britain - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Boris Johnson unveils ‘most radical Queen’s Speech in a generation'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson unveils ‘most radical Queen’s Speech in a generation'

Dec 19th 2019, 12:10 PM 29,349 Views 26 Comments

Of the 25 Bills detailed in Johnson’s second Queen’s Speech in less than three months, seven are devoted to Brexit.

# britain - Friday 13 December, 2019

Johnson says he has an 'overwhelming mandate' to take Britain out of EU by end of January
# Getting It Done
# Getting It Done

Johnson says he has an 'overwhelming mandate' to take Britain out of EU by end of January

Updated Dec 13th 2019, 10:13 PM 27,304 Views 59 Comments

Johnson lead the Tories to a massive victory in the general election.

Do the results in the North make a united Ireland more likely? 'People shouldn't race ahead of themselves' says Varadkar
# POLITICAL SHIFT
# POLITICAL SHIFT

Do the results in the North make a united Ireland more likely? 'People shouldn't race ahead of themselves' says Varadkar

Dec 13th 2019, 12:34 PM 24,596 Views 66 Comments

The Taoiseach said the tectonic plates of the political landscape in the North have shifted.

# britain - Friday 6 December, 2019

Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal

Dec 6th 2019, 1:22 PM 9,987 Views 21 Comments

The Labour leader said a confidential report paints a ‘damning picture’ of Boris Johnson’s deal, especially when it came to Northern Ireland.

# britain - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Italian could overtake Irish in list of most common non-British nationalities in UK
# Non Nationals
# Non Nationals

Italian could overtake Irish in list of most common non-British nationalities in UK

Nov 28th 2019, 10:44 PM 23,415 Views 22 Comments

An estimated 322,000 Irish people were living in the UK in the year to June 2019, new figures suggest.

# britain - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Wife of White Helmets founder ‘barred from leaving Turkey’ amid death probe
# Britain
# Britain

Wife of White Helmets founder ‘barred from leaving Turkey’ amid death probe

Nov 14th 2019, 11:57 AM 17,345 Views 8 Comments

James Le Mesurier was found dead outside his Istanbul home on November 11.

Brexit will make Britain a 'second-rate player', Donald Tusk says
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit will make Britain a 'second-rate player', Donald Tusk says

Nov 14th 2019, 7:16 AM 13,777 Views 30 Comments

Tusk, who leaves office at the end of the month, has made no secret of his opposition to Brexit.

# britain - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'

Nov 7th 2019, 7:30 AM 37,053 Views 132 Comments

Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.

# britain - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline
# Brexit
# Brexit

Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline

Oct 26th 2019, 1:16 PM 25,531 Views 23 Comments

“It looks like they may well give us an extension.”

# britain - Monday 14 October, 2019

What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?
# Royals
# Royals

What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?

Oct 14th 2019, 11:06 AM 11,015 Views 26 Comments

The ceremony has existed in its current form since 1852, and kickstarts the British government’s legislative agenda.

# britain - Friday 11 October, 2019

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

Oct 11th 2019, 7:26 AM 12,958 Views 25 Comments

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

# britain - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

'Who runs Britain?': UK papers divided over Supreme Court ruling as parliament returns
# Prorogued
# Prorogued

'Who runs Britain?': UK papers divided over Supreme Court ruling as parliament returns

Sep 25th 2019, 6:47 AM 26,591 Views 46 Comments

A Guardian writer calls Johnson a “liar” while the Express asks what’s lawful about denying the result of the Brexit vote.

# britain - Monday 23 September, 2019

UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks
# European Leaders
# European Leaders

UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:25 PM 8,942 Views 22 Comments

In a joint statement, the countries called on Tehran to choose dialogue over further “provocation”.