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# britain - Friday 13 December, 2019

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 24,598 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 23,431 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 17,348 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 37,177 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 11,017 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 12,959 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 26,592 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 8,949 Views 22 Comments

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

# britain - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Michel Barnier: 'No reason to be optimistic' that Brexit deal will be reached
# DIVORCE DEAL
# DIVORCE DEAL

Michel Barnier: 'No reason to be optimistic' that Brexit deal will be reached

Sep 12th 2019, 7:22 PM 32,559 Views 29 Comments

Barnier’s stark assessment came as MEPs said there can be no Brexit deal without the Irish backstop.

# britain - Friday 6 September, 2019

The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings?

Sep 6th 2019, 8:00 PM 23,060 Views 15 Comments

In this week’s episode of The Explainer,

# britain - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament
# Opinion
# Opinion

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament

Sep 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 21,008 Views 8 Comments

Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.

# britain - Sunday 1 September, 2019

MPs to propose law to stop no-deal Brexit - Gove won't rule out ignoring it if it passes
# Brexit
# Brexit

MPs to propose law to stop no-deal Brexit - Gove won't rule out ignoring it if it passes

Sep 1st 2019, 7:00 PM 31,934 Views 47 Comments

Opposition MP Sir Keir Starmer said Gove’s comments were “breathtaking”.

# britain - Friday 30 August, 2019

A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears
# High Court
# High Court

A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears

Aug 30th 2019, 12:16 PM 31,830 Views 64 Comments

A legal bid to reverse a suspension of parliament has been launched in the North.

# britain - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Ireland overcome Britain in thriller to secure historic bronze medal
# Feat
From The42
# Feat

Ireland overcome Britain in thriller to secure historic bronze medal

Aug 11th 2019, 7:10 PM 10,078 Views 7 Comments

The result also means they earn promotion to Division A for their age group for 2020.

# britain - Thursday 8 August, 2019

US to seek free-trade agreement with UK 'at the earliest possible time' after it leaves EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

US to seek free-trade agreement with UK 'at the earliest possible time' after it leaves EU

Aug 8th 2019, 8:43 AM 20,506 Views 90 Comments

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday met with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

# britain - Friday 2 August, 2019

'Panic' and 'security gaps': Internal British document warns about impact of no-deal Brexit
# Border
# Border

'Panic' and 'security gaps': Internal British document warns about impact of no-deal Brexit

Aug 2nd 2019, 7:35 AM 25,191 Views 32 Comments

Britain leaving the EU without a deal seems increasingly likely.

# britain - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Quiz: Did Boris Johnson say this?
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Quiz: Did Boris Johnson say this?

Jul 27th 2019, 8:00 PM 33,967 Views 8 Comments

The new British Prime Minister is known for making controversial comments.

# britain - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses proroguing parliament in his first speech as Leader of the Commons
# Uk Cabinet
# Uk Cabinet

Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses proroguing parliament in his first speech as Leader of the Commons

Jul 25th 2019, 11:09 AM 67,762 Views 53 Comments

Rees-Mogg has just given his first statement in the House of Commons as a member of the British government.

# britain - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

May to hand in resignation as Johnson forms new Cabinet
# Brexit
# Brexit

May to hand in resignation as Johnson forms new Cabinet

Jul 24th 2019, 8:56 AM 12,844 Views 19 Comments

There is much speculation as to who is in and who is out of the front bench.

# britain - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader
# Tories
# Tories

Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader

Jul 23rd 2019, 12:05 PM 36,121 Views 119 Comments

The Conservative Party’s 1922 committee made the announcement this morning at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II conference centre.

Britain wants protection force for shipping in Gulf after Iran seizes oil tanker
# Oil Tanker
# Oil Tanker

Britain wants protection force for shipping in Gulf after Iran seizes oil tanker

Jul 23rd 2019, 8:13 AM 9,198 Views 47 Comments

Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged oil tanker on Friday in a dramatic escalation of tensions in the region.

# britain - Monday 22 July, 2019

Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board?
# Crisis
# Crisis

Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board?

Jul 22nd 2019, 3:45 PM 12,249 Views 26 Comments

In video footage released by an Iranian news agency, masked soldiers are seen travelling down a rope and into the tanker.

Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure

Jul 22nd 2019, 7:15 AM 10,013 Views 13 Comments

Iran has remained defiant in the face of UK’s claims of “illegal and destabilising behaviour”.

# britain - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences'
# Persian Gulf
# Persian Gulf

Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences'

Updated Jul 20th 2019, 3:30 PM 45,207 Views 29 Comments

The seizure has been labelled a “dangerous further aggravation of an already tense situation”.

# britain - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Donald Trump is 'inept' and 'dysfunctional,' says UK ambassador to the US
# Leaked Memo
# Leaked Memo

Donald Trump is 'inept' and 'dysfunctional,' says UK ambassador to the US

Jul 7th 2019, 10:46 AM 25,530 Views 99 Comments

A British spokesperson said ambassadors abroad are expected to provide ‘honest, unvarnished’ assessments.

# britain - Friday 5 July, 2019

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson found guilty over Facebook broadcast
# Contempt Of Court
# Contempt Of Court

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson found guilty over Facebook broadcast

Jul 5th 2019, 5:08 PM 28,771 Views 0 Comments

Robinson has built a large online following with links to international white nationalist groups.

# britain - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters amid clashes over extradition plans
# Umbrella Movement
# Umbrella Movement

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters amid clashes over extradition plans

Updated Jun 12th 2019, 9:13 AM 12,348 Views 32 Comments

Black-clad demonstrators, most of them young people and students, have surrounded government offices.

# britain - Sunday 9 June, 2019

UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock

Jun 9th 2019, 7:41 AM 112,401 Views 99 Comments

Sajid Javid said Britain has a moral duty to pay for a new border arrangement.

# britain - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago

Jun 8th 2019, 9:48 AM 25,372 Views 50 Comments

Gove said he was working as a journalist at the time and he wishes he hadn’t taken drugs.

# britain - Friday 7 June, 2019

High Court throws out misconduct in public office case against Boris Johnson
# Brexit
# Brexit

High Court throws out misconduct in public office case against Boris Johnson

Jun 7th 2019, 1:40 PM 12,998 Views 36 Comments

The lawsuit had accused him of knowingly lying during the Brexit referendum campaign.

# britain - Monday 27 May, 2019

The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland

Updated May 27th 2019, 6:59 PM 73,901 Views 125 Comments

Great Britain and Northern Ireland will send 73 MEPs back to Brussels.

# britain - Friday 24 May, 2019

As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader
Live May 24th 2019, 11:50 AM

As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader

# britain - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Poll: Who do you think will replace Theresa May as Prime Minister?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will replace Theresa May as Prime Minister?

May 23rd 2019, 10:37 AM 31,121 Views 48 Comments

The Times newspaper in the UK has put Tory MP Boris Johnson as the front-runner.

# britain - Monday 20 May, 2019

Prosecutors issue formal request to hold Julian Assange on suspicion of rape
# Sweden
# Sweden

Prosecutors issue formal request to hold Julian Assange on suspicion of rape

May 20th 2019, 2:47 PM 5,212 Views 0 Comments

It’s the first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden.

# britain - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal
# Once More
# Once More

Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal

May 19th 2019, 8:31 AM 15,950 Views 37 Comments

MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.

# britain - Friday 17 May, 2019

White supremacist handed a life sentence in England over plot to kill a serving MP
# Neo-Nazi
# Neo-Nazi

White supremacist handed a life sentence in England over plot to kill a serving MP

May 17th 2019, 2:31 PM 19,183 Views 63 Comments

He had been serving a prison sentence for stirring up hatred and was previously sentenced for committing child sex offence.

# britain - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Irish exports to the UK have grown a lot in spite of ongoing Brexit uncertainty
# CSO
# CSO

Irish exports to the UK have grown a lot in spite of ongoing Brexit uncertainty

Apr 16th 2019, 4:23 PM 7,934 Views 12 Comments

Total goods exports to the UK increased by €166 million and amounted to a total €1.2 billion.