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# 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 17,035 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 17,804 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 9,133 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 16,454 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 29,731 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 33,793 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 33,647 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 32,719 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 15,504 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 21,873 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 30,809 Views 102 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 11,396 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 36,305 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 19,505 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 25,962 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 26,041 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 23,459 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 81,697 Views 142 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.

# britain - Sunday 22 July, 2018

New Brexit secretary: UK will refuse to pay €40bn Brexit bill without trade deal
# No Way We Wont Pay
# No Way We Wont Pay

New Brexit secretary: UK will refuse to pay €40bn Brexit bill without trade deal

Jul 22nd 2018, 8:27 AM 17,843 Views 103 Comments

Dominic Raab said that the Brexit bill, or the fee the UK must pay to leave the EU, is on condition of there being a trade deal.

# britain - Friday 20 July, 2018

'We need choices and decisions': Barnier calls for greater clarity on May's Brexit white paper
# Brexit
# Brexit

'We need choices and decisions': Barnier calls for greater clarity on May's Brexit white paper

Jul 20th 2018, 9:36 PM 10,790 Views 77 Comments

Michel Barnier said the priority should be on clinching a Brexit divorce deal over the next weeks.

# britain - Monday 9 July, 2018

With her Brexit secretary gone, are Theresa May's days numbered?
# May Day Call
# May Day Call

With her Brexit secretary gone, are Theresa May's days numbered?

Jul 9th 2018, 1:56 PM 11,880 Views 25 Comments

May has been Prime Minister for almost two years.

Dominic Raab appointed as new UK Brexit secretary
# Brexit
# Brexit

Dominic Raab appointed as new UK Brexit secretary

Jul 9th 2018, 10:37 AM 13,717 Views 39 Comments

Raab was appointed to the role after former secretary David Davis resigned suddenly late last night.

# britain - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Spitfire that crashed into Monaghan field and Nazi invasion plans to be put on show
# Monaghan Museum
# Monaghan Museum

Spitfire that crashed into Monaghan field and Nazi invasion plans to be put on show

Jun 24th 2018, 6:30 AM 14,904 Views 6 Comments

The year-long exhibition will take place in Monaghan.

# britain - Friday 15 June, 2018

Tory MP's 'call Ireland's bluff' comment is just 'scraping the bottom of the barrel'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Tory MP's 'call Ireland's bluff' comment is just 'scraping the bottom of the barrel'

Jun 15th 2018, 5:55 PM 47,525 Views 78 Comments

TDs said today that Jacon Rees-Mogg’s comments were unhelpful and showed a lack of understanding of the issues at hand.

Bill to make upskirting an offence blocked after Tory MP shouts 'object'
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Bill to make upskirting an offence blocked after Tory MP shouts 'object'

Jun 15th 2018, 5:46 PM 44,785 Views 48 Comments

Other MPs were heard shouting “shame” after Christopher Chope’s interjection.

# britain - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

A lot of people are talking about The Sun's front page
# Loch Ness Monster
# Loch Ness Monster

A lot of people are talking about The Sun's front page

Jun 12th 2018, 12:50 PM 68,623 Views 81 Comments

‘Great Britain or Great Betrayal.’

# britain - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Boris Johnson calls UK's post-Brexit trade plan 'crazy'
# Customs Union
# Customs Union

Boris Johnson calls UK's post-Brexit trade plan 'crazy'

May 8th 2018, 8:30 AM 16,622 Views 32 Comments

Britain’s Foreign Secretary said “a whole new web of bureaucracy” could be created.

# britain - Friday 4 May, 2018

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport

May 4th 2018, 8:29 PM 38,302 Views 15 Comments

Each box only had room for four crocodiles but 10 had been packed into each one.

# britain - Friday 20 April, 2018

UK's Irish border plans subject to 'systematic and forensic annihilation' by EU, report says
# Eu Says No
# Eu Says No

UK's Irish border plans subject to 'systematic and forensic annihilation' by EU, report says

Apr 20th 2018, 3:30 PM 39,036 Views 125 Comments

Two proposals put forward by Theresa May’s government were roundly rejected, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

# britain - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Nerve agent used in Salisbury attack delivered in 'liquid form', UK government says
# Sergei Skripal
# Sergei Skripal

Nerve agent used in Salisbury attack delivered in 'liquid form', UK government says

Apr 17th 2018, 4:06 PM 11,037 Views 68 Comments

Work to decontaminate sites in Salisbury affected by the nerve agent begin today.

# britain - Monday 16 April, 2018

Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment
# Liverpool
# Liverpool

Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment

Apr 16th 2018, 6:02 PM 21,294 Views 39 Comments

Alfie is in a “semi-vegetative state” as the result of a degenerative neurological condition.

# britain - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria
# Attack
# Attack

Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria

Apr 14th 2018, 1:31 PM 59,156 Views 270 Comments

In address to the American nation, President Trump announced that the US and its allies had launched precision attacks against the Syrian regime led by Bashar al-Assad.

# britain - Friday 13 April, 2018

Russia says it has proof Britain was behind alleged Syria chemical attack
# Russia
# Russia

Russia says it has proof Britain was behind alleged Syria chemical attack

Apr 13th 2018, 4:53 PM 61,042 Views 187 Comments

The Russian Military says it has proof that the attack was staged on orders from London.

# britain - Thursday 12 April, 2018

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...
# Oh Great
# Oh Great

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...

Apr 12th 2018, 8:54 AM 27,415 Views 28 Comments

New research suggests that a person’s internal clock may be at odds with their external environment – and that they should be allowed start work later.

# britain - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Ex-Russian spy's daughter Yulia Skripal released from the hospital after nerve agent attack
# Nerve Gas
# Nerve Gas

Ex-Russian spy's daughter Yulia Skripal released from the hospital after nerve agent attack

Apr 10th 2018, 12:45 PM 18,588 Views 83 Comments

“This is not the end of her treatment but marks a significant milestone.”

# britain - Friday 6 April, 2018

Niece of Russian nerve gas victim refused entry to UK
# Refused
# Refused

Niece of Russian nerve gas victim refused entry to UK

Apr 6th 2018, 5:58 PM 25,103 Views 121 Comments

Viktoria Skripal was denied “on the grounds that her application did not comply with the immigration rules”.

Russia to UK over spy poisoning: 'You are playing with fire and you will be sorry'
# Diplomatic Tensions
# Diplomatic Tensions

Russia to UK over spy poisoning: 'You are playing with fire and you will be sorry'

Apr 6th 2018, 7:23 AM 12,934 Views 92 Comments

Britain has blamed Russia for the 4 March poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

# britain - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Russian ambassador on expulsion of Irish diplomat: 'Every action finds its counteraction'
# Poisoning
# Poisoning

Russian ambassador on expulsion of Irish diplomat: 'Every action finds its counteraction'

Apr 3rd 2018, 1:25 PM 29,266 Views 126 Comments

Yury Filatov said he is still optimistic about Ireland’s future relationship with Russia.

UK Labour anti-Semitism row: Jeremy Corbyn in spotlight after attending radical Jewish event
# Labour
# Labour

UK Labour anti-Semitism row: Jeremy Corbyn in spotlight after attending radical Jewish event

Apr 3rd 2018, 11:57 AM 13,191 Views 119 Comments

Allegations of anti-Semitism within the Labour party have grown since Corbyn was elected leader in 2015.