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# Britain

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# Royals
What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?
The ceremony has existed in its current form since 1852, and kickstarts the British government’s legislative agenda.
# Brexit
Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson
The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.
# Prorogued
'Who runs Britain?': UK papers divided over Supreme Court ruling as parliament returns
A Guardian writer calls Johnson a “liar” while the Express asks what’s lawful about denying the result of the Brexit vote.
# European Leaders
UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks
In a joint statement, the countries called on Tehran to choose dialogue over further “provocation”.
Michel Barnier: 'No reason to be optimistic' that Brexit deal will be reached
Barnier’s stark assessment came as MEPs said there can be no Brexit deal without the Irish backstop.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings?
In this week’s episode of The Explainer,
Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament
Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.
# Brexit
MPs to propose law to stop no-deal Brexit - Gove won't rule out ignoring it if it passes
Opposition MP Sir Keir Starmer said Gove’s comments were “breathtaking”.
# High Court
A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears
A legal bid to reverse a suspension of parliament has been launched in the North.
# feat
Ireland overcome Britain in thriller to secure historic bronze medal
The result also means they earn promotion to Division A for their age group for 2020.
# Brexit
US to seek free-trade agreement with UK 'at the earliest possible time' after it leaves EU
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday met with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
# Border
'Panic' and 'security gaps': Internal British document warns about impact of no-deal Brexit
Britain leaving the EU without a deal seems increasingly likely.
# Boris Johnson
Quiz: Did Boris Johnson say this?
The new British Prime Minister is known for making controversial comments.
# uk cabinet
Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses proroguing parliament in his first speech as Leader of the Commons
Rees-Mogg has just given his first statement in the House of Commons as a member of the British government.
# Brexit
May to hand in resignation as Johnson forms new Cabinet
There is much speculation as to who is in and who is out of the front bench.
# Tories
Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader
The Conservative Party’s 1922 committee made the announcement this morning at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II conference centre.
# Oil tanker
Britain wants protection force for shipping in Gulf after Iran seizes oil tanker
Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged oil tanker on Friday in a dramatic escalation of tensions in the region.
# crisis
Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board?
In video footage released by an Iranian news agency, masked soldiers are seen travelling down a rope and into the tanker.
# rising tensions
Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure
Iran has remained defiant in the face of UK’s claims of “illegal and destabilising behaviour”.
# persian gulf
Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences'
The seizure has been labelled a “dangerous further aggravation of an already tense situation”.
# leaked memo
Donald Trump is 'inept' and 'dysfunctional,' says UK ambassador to the US
A British spokesperson said ambassadors abroad are expected to provide ‘honest, unvarnished’ assessments.
# Contempt of Court
Far-right activist Tommy Robinson found guilty over Facebook broadcast
Robinson has built a large online following with links to international white nationalist groups.
# umbrella movement
Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters amid clashes over extradition plans
Black-clad demonstrators, most of them young people and students, have surrounded government offices.
# Brexit
UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock
Sajid Javid said Britain has a moral duty to pay for a new border arrangement.
# Tory leadership
Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago
Gove said he was working as a journalist at the time and he wishes he hadn’t taken drugs.
# Brexit
High Court throws out misconduct in public office case against Boris Johnson
The lawsuit had accused him of knowingly lying during the Brexit referendum campaign.
# ep2019
The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland
Great Britain and Northern Ireland will send 73 MEPs back to Brussels.
Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader
She will leave the role of Conservative Party leader.
# Your Say
Poll: Who do you think will replace Theresa May as Prime Minister?
The Times newspaper in the UK has put Tory MP Boris Johnson as the front-runner.
# Sweden
Prosecutors issue formal request to hold Julian Assange on suspicion of rape
It’s the first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden.
# once more
Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal
MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.
# Neo-Nazi
White supremacist handed a life sentence in England over plot to kill a serving MP
He had been serving a prison sentence for stirring up hatred and was previously sentenced for committing child sex offence.
Irish exports to the UK have grown a lot in spite of ongoing Brexit uncertainty
Total goods exports to the UK increased by €166 million and amounted to a total €1.2 billion.
# Brexit
Jacob Rees-Mogg defends sharing video of German far-right leader's speech
The Tory MP said it was not an endorsement, he was simply “pointing out something interesting which is worth watching”.
# national question
Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like?
The idea has been bandied about as a possibility in the context of a united Ireland.
# pro brexit
Brexiteers take to the streets of London in protest over leaving date delays
Britain was originally due to leave the European Union today.
# Brexit
'Never has Europe been in such danger': Macron calls for EU reform in light of Brexit
In an opinion piece published in 28 newspapers around Europe, Macron outlined his vision for the EU’s future.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Did Donald Tusk say there was a special place in hell for Brexiteers?
All hell broke loose after his speech in Brussels today – here’s what he actually said.
# Tension
'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony'
Gibraltar, home to 33,000 people, was ceded to Britain by Spain in 1713, in perpetuity.
# article 50
Foreign Secretary says UK may seek to delay Brexit in bid to secure deal
Getting MPs to support a withdrawal agreement has proved rather difficult.