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# 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 65,822 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 15,261 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 29,254 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 38,266 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 61,274 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 35,955 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 36,126 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 17,036 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 16,455 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 33,795 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 33,656 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 21,874 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 30,817 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 11,405 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 36,313 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 19,509 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 25,963 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 26,045 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 23,473 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 81,832 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 17,846 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 13,722 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 14,917 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 47,526 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 44,787 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 68,684 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 38,304 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 39,041 Views 125 Comments

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