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# 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 12,842 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 36,108 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 9,195 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 12,247 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 10,010 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 45,205 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 25,529 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 12,347 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 112,348 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 25,366 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 12,991 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 73,885 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 31,119 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 5,207 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 15,945 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 19,176 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 7,919 Views 12 Comments

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

# britain - Monday 1 April, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg defends sharing video of German far-right leader's speech
# Brexit
# Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg defends sharing video of German far-right leader's speech

Apr 1st 2019, 4:03 PM 27,272 Views 87 Comments

The Tory MP said it was not an endorsement, he was simply “pointing out something interesting which is worth watching”.

# britain - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like?
# National Question
# National Question

Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like?

Mar 30th 2019, 9:01 PM 53,446 Views 117 Comments

The idea has been bandied about as a possibility in the context of a united Ireland.

# britain - Friday 29 March, 2019

Brexiteers take to the streets of London in protest over leaving date delays
# Pro Brexit
# Pro Brexit

Brexiteers take to the streets of London in protest over leaving date delays

Mar 29th 2019, 4:28 PM 27,318 Views 96 Comments

Britain was originally due to leave the European Union today.

# britain - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'Never has Europe been in such danger': Macron calls for EU reform in light of Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Never has Europe been in such danger': Macron calls for EU reform in light of Brexit

Mar 5th 2019, 7:34 AM 23,112 Views 49 Comments

In an opinion piece published in 28 newspapers around Europe, Macron outlined his vision for the EU’s future.

# britain - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

FactCheck: Did Donald Tusk say there was a special place in hell for Brexiteers?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Donald Tusk say there was a special place in hell for Brexiteers?

Feb 6th 2019, 2:28 PM 53,384 Views 98 Comments

All hell broke loose after his speech in Brussels today – here’s what he actually said.

# britain - Friday 1 February, 2019

'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony'
# Tension
# Tension

'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony'

Feb 1st 2019, 3:24 PM 31,590 Views 65 Comments

Gibraltar, home to 33,000 people, was ceded to Britain by Spain in 1713, in perpetuity.

# britain - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Foreign Secretary says UK may seek to delay Brexit in bid to secure deal
# Article 50
# Article 50

Foreign Secretary says UK may seek to delay Brexit in bid to secure deal

Jan 31st 2019, 9:20 AM 29,919 Views 41 Comments

Getting MPs to support a withdrawal agreement has proved rather difficult.

# britain - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Irish government publishes no-deal Brexit plans for transport, healthcare and consumer protection
# Brexit
# Brexit

Irish government publishes no-deal Brexit plans for transport, healthcare and consumer protection

Jan 24th 2019, 5:46 PM 26,945 Views 51 Comments

The laws apply to a wide number of areas of Irish society.

# britain - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Britain found charging women rescued from forced marriages to return home
# Repatriation
# Repatriation

Britain found charging women rescued from forced marriages to return home

Jan 2nd 2019, 2:23 PM 18,721 Views 13 Comments

Four British women who were liberated from a punishment institution in Somalia were each charged £740 (€820), The Times newspaper revealed.

# britain - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful'
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful'

Dec 30th 2018, 12:13 PM 30,191 Views 89 Comments

The Tánaiste said the issue could “create an even more divisive debate and atmosphere in Northern Ireland, which is the last thing we need”.

Juncker tells UK 'get your act together' over Brexit
# Sort It Out
# Sort It Out

Juncker tells UK 'get your act together' over Brexit

Dec 30th 2018, 10:35 AM 21,312 Views 103 Comments

The European Commission President thinks most MPs “deeply distrust” both the EU and Theresa May.

# britain - Saturday 29 December, 2018

'Complete madness': UK spends £100 million on no-deal Brexit ferry plans
# Splash The Cash
# Splash The Cash

'Complete madness': UK spends £100 million on no-deal Brexit ferry plans

Dec 29th 2018, 1:20 PM 65,820 Views 50 Comments

Chartering ferries have been hired to mitigate the risk of “severe congestion” at the port of Dover in case there is no deal.

# britain - Friday 28 December, 2018

UK treating rise in migrant crossing the Channel as 'major incident'
# Migrants
# Migrants

UK treating rise in migrant crossing the Channel as 'major incident'

Dec 28th 2018, 9:29 PM 15,259 Views 20 Comments

The move follows the interception of two more vessels carrying 12 migrants off the southeast English coast.

Anger over £65 charge for EU citizens to apply to remain in UK after Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Anger over £65 charge for EU citizens to apply to remain in UK after Brexit

Dec 28th 2018, 4:01 PM 57,417 Views 59 Comments

Irish people living in the UK will not be expected to apply to the scheme.

# britain - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Three British tourists killed, four seriously injured in Iceland crash
# Iceland
# Iceland

Three British tourists killed, four seriously injured in Iceland crash

Dec 27th 2018, 3:36 PM 29,252 Views 2 Comments

The vehicle crashed through a railing on a one-lane bridge.

# britain - Monday 24 December, 2018

Police admit there is a possibility that no drones hovered over Gatwick Airport
# Back To Square One
# Back To Square One

Police admit there is a possibility that no drones hovered over Gatwick Airport

Dec 24th 2018, 11:25 AM 38,264 Views 73 Comments

Police are scrambling for answers after releasing their only suspects in the Gatwick Airport drone mystery.

# britain - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

British businesses 'watching in horror' as risk of no-deal Brexit ramps up
# Plan For The Worst
# Plan For The Worst

British businesses 'watching in horror' as risk of no-deal Brexit ramps up

Dec 19th 2018, 7:03 AM 17,006 Views 38 Comments

It is now 100 days until the UK is due to leave the EU.

# britain - Monday 17 December, 2018

The Bollocks to Brexit bus drove through Dublin today
# Brexit
# Brexit

The Bollocks to Brexit bus drove through Dublin today

Dec 17th 2018, 2:35 PM 61,270 Views 38 Comments

The bus was spotted driving through the city centre and stopped off at the Guinness brewery on its way up north to Belfast.

# britain - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Varadkar says some of May's Brexit suggestions 'make sense', while others are 'difficult'
# Backstop
# Backstop

Varadkar says some of May's Brexit suggestions 'make sense', while others are 'difficult'

Dec 13th 2018, 10:12 PM 16,939 Views 42 Comments

EU leaders offered Theresa May sympathy today, but no promises.

# britain - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Who are the North Sentinelese? The story behind the remote island at the centre of an American's death
# Unexplored Island
# Unexplored Island

Who are the North Sentinelese? The story behind the remote island at the centre of an American's death

Nov 24th 2018, 6:30 PM 35,938 Views 45 Comments

The remote Indian island has a fascinating history.

# britain - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Explainer: What's going on with Gibraltar and why is Spain threatening to derail the Brexit deal?
# Brexit Tensions
# Brexit Tensions

Explainer: What's going on with Gibraltar and why is Spain threatening to derail the Brexit deal?

Nov 20th 2018, 5:36 PM 36,111 Views 55 Comments

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory, located near the southernmost tip of Spain.