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# 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 27,283 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 54,222 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 27,322 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 23,123 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 53,403 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 31,612 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 29,921 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 26,946 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 18,723 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 30,200 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 21,315 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 65,823 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 15,262 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 57,418 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 29,256 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 38,267 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 17,007 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 61,277 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 16,940 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 35,987 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 36,135 Views 55 Comments

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

# britain - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Theresa May's Cabinet: Who's gone, who's backing her - and what's likely to happen now
# Explainer
# Explainer

Theresa May's Cabinet: Who's gone, who's backing her - and what's likely to happen now

Nov 15th 2018, 11:53 AM 17,039 Views 16 Comments

There have been five resignations so far today – including two members of her Cabinet.

# britain - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Calls for Taoiseach to brief party leaders on Brexit state-of-play as talks enter the 'endgame'
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

Calls for Taoiseach to brief party leaders on Brexit state-of-play as talks enter the 'endgame'

Updated Nov 13th 2018, 12:50 PM 17,806 Views 55 Comments

The British Prime Minister said negotiators are “working extremely hard, through the night, to make progress”.

# britain - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Report of deal to keep UK in customs union post-Brexit is 'speculation', Flanagan says
# Britain
# Britain

Report of deal to keep UK in customs union post-Brexit is 'speculation', Flanagan says

Nov 4th 2018, 3:14 PM 9,135 Views 39 Comments

Sources told the Sunday Times that Theresa May has secured concessions from Brussels.

# britain - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Varadkar says Brexit is 'fraying the relationship' between Ireland and Britain
# Tense Relations
# Tense Relations

Varadkar says Brexit is 'fraying the relationship' between Ireland and Britain

Nov 3rd 2018, 2:32 PM 16,457 Views 70 Comments

Varadkar was speaking to RTÉ Radio One’s Marian Finucan Show this morning.

# britain - Thursday 1 November, 2018

UK's Sports Minister steps down in row over slot machines
# Tracey Crouch
# Tracey Crouch

UK's Sports Minister steps down in row over slot machines

Nov 1st 2018, 6:45 PM 29,733 Views 60 Comments

“It is with great sadness I have resigned from one of the best jobs in Government,” Crouch tweeted.

# britain - Monday 22 October, 2018

May to tell parliament Brexit negotiations are '95%' settled ... but she can't accept Irish border proposals
# Brexit
# Brexit

May to tell parliament Brexit negotiations are '95%' settled ... but she can't accept Irish border proposals

Oct 22nd 2018, 8:05 AM 33,796 Views 112 Comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing down an increasingly mutinous faction within her own party.

# britain - Friday 19 October, 2018

Number of British descendents of WWII refugees applying for German passports has soared
# Brexit
# Brexit

Number of British descendents of WWII refugees applying for German passports has soared

Oct 19th 2018, 12:51 PM 33,666 Views 50 Comments

The number has grown 40-fold since 2016.

'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal
# Border Issue
# Border Issue

'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal

Oct 19th 2018, 9:55 AM 32,736 Views 118 Comments

EU leaders have warned Britain they would offer no more concessions to break the deadlock in negotiations.

# britain - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Leaders play down hope of Brexit breakthrough as Arlene Foster meets Michel Barnier
# Border
# Border

Leaders play down hope of Brexit breakthrough as Arlene Foster meets Michel Barnier

Oct 9th 2018, 9:48 PM 15,515 Views 24 Comments

British and Irish leaders have said negotiations will continue until at least November.

# britain - Monday 8 October, 2018

DUP and UUP leaders to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels in effort to prevent Irish Sea border
# Brexit Backstop
# Brexit Backstop

DUP and UUP leaders to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels in effort to prevent Irish Sea border

Updated Oct 8th 2018, 11:05 PM 21,875 Views 64 Comments

Technical discussions will resume in Brussels over Brexit this week.

# britain - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Suspect in British Novichok poisoning is actually a Russian colonel and former spy
# Ruslan Boshirov/anatoly Chepiga
# Ruslan Boshirov/anatoly Chepiga

Suspect in British Novichok poisoning is actually a Russian colonel and former spy

Sep 26th 2018, 10:50 PM 30,838 Views 99 Comments

British investigative team Bellingcat claims to have discovered that ‘Ruslan Boshirov’ is in fact FRU colonel Anatoly Chepiga.

# britain - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Crunch time: Britain and EU clash over who should make next Brexit move
# The Clock Is Ticking
# The Clock Is Ticking

Crunch time: Britain and EU clash over who should make next Brexit move

Sep 19th 2018, 8:24 PM 11,408 Views 24 Comments

EU Council President Donald Tusk opened a crucial summit in the Austrian city earlier today.

# britain - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'I want to be part of the Ireland team because they’re more like a family than the British team'
# Choice
From The42
# Choice

'I want to be part of the Ireland team because they’re more like a family than the British team'

Sep 16th 2018, 10:00 AM 36,330 Views 24 Comments

Athlete Leon Reid on switching allegiances, growing up in foster homes and why he wasn’t at his best during the Europeans.

# britain - Friday 7 September, 2018

Coveney says Brexit withdrawal deal is '85% agreed'
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Coveney says Brexit withdrawal deal is '85% agreed'

Sep 7th 2018, 11:57 AM 19,516 Views 39 Comments

Simon Coveney says the October deadline can be pushed out, but not by much.

# britain - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

EU is ready for unprecedented deal with post-Brexit Britain, says Barnier
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

EU is ready for unprecedented deal with post-Brexit Britain, says Barnier

Aug 29th 2018, 7:06 PM 25,966 Views 70 Comments

Such a deal could include “an ambitious free trade agreement”.

# britain - Thursday 23 August, 2018

UK Brexit negotiator says deal is '80% agreed'
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

UK Brexit negotiator says deal is '80% agreed'

Updated Aug 23rd 2018, 2:45 PM 26,064 Views 81 Comments

Dominic Raab held talks with his EU counterpart Michel Barnier earlier this week.

# britain - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

The Rubberbandits' Blindboy to highlight Britain's housing crisis in new BBC series
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

The Rubberbandits' Blindboy to highlight Britain's housing crisis in new BBC series

Aug 22nd 2018, 4:06 PM 23,480 Views 51 Comments

The series has been described as a “satirical undercover programme”.

# britain - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed

Aug 11th 2018, 7:10 AM 81,964 Views 146 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said the Irish government must start to put plans in place for a united Ireland.

# britain - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Britain asks world's chemical warfare watchdog to extend Novichok probe
# Chemical Warfare
# Chemical Warfare

Britain asks world's chemical warfare watchdog to extend Novichok probe

Aug 7th 2018, 2:19 PM 6,875 Views 47 Comments

Dawn Sturgess died after she handled what she thought was a bottle of perfume, given to her by her partner Charlie Rowley.