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# British Politics

Last year
# The economy stupid
First full day on the job: Rishi Sunak to face Prime Minister's Questions - and his own Cabinet
The economy, Ukraine and his own party’s internal politics are big ticket items on his agenda.
# hustings
Sunak branded a 'doomster' and Truss a 'booster' as Tory leadership race ploughs on
Hustings will take place in Exeter today.
Opinion: Boris has left his party with a tough choice - a leader to the right or hard right
Peter Flanagan says the new leader of Britain will be decided by a small number of people and the choice isn’t great.
# rishi sunak
British Chancellor's wife to pay UK taxes on all worldwide earnings
Rishi Sunak has faced intense scrutiny following the disclosure that his wife held non-domiciled status.
All time
# Brexit
British government's approach to Northern Ireland protocol condemned by MPs
The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee said businesses had been left in the dark.
# Flooding
'So sorry to hear it': Boris Johnson explains decision not to visit flood-hit communities sooner
The British Prime Minister has been criticised over his failure to visit areas when waters were at their peak.
# Reshuffle
Johnson's new Cabinet agrees to bring in points-based immigration system
The system is designed to reduce the number of low-skilled migrants entering Britain from next year.
# Qassem Soleimani
Boris Johnson says killed Iranian general was 'a threat to all our interests'
This was Johnson’s first statement since the US’s fatal drone strike last Friday.
Opinion: There will be no Singapore-upon-Thames. The UK cannot strike the same trade deal with the EU
A scenario of a highly deregulated UK has been dubbed as a Singapore-upon-Thames.
# Building Bridges
Building NI-Scotland bridge is a 'very interesting idea', says Johnson
The prime minister spoke to MPs in the House of Commons earlier today.
# Scottish National Party
Scottish independence referendum has 'never been more urgent', says Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon wants Boris Johnson to transfer the power to hold this referendum to the Scottish parliament.
# House Of Commons
Lindsay Hoyle to replace Bercow as new Speaker of the House of Commons
Bercow announced his resignation from the role in September.
# last ditch effort
Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum in Plan B speech
May said she will hold further talks on the backstop.
Opinion: There are some striking similarities between Irish independence and Brexit
Irish negotiators had to agree that Ireland would remain within the British empire while May’s deal could keep the UK trapped in the EU indefinitely, writes Caoimhín De Barra.
# Christine Keeler
'Blamed, victimised for the urges of men': Son of former model Christine Keeler on her life of scandal
Former model Christine Keeler passed away aged 75 on Tuesday.
# British Politics
Profumo affair's Christine Keeler has passed away aged 75
Keeler was the model at the heart of one of the UK’s biggest political scandals.
# Your Say
Poll: Which British PM would be better for Ireland?
May or Corbyn? Corbyn or May?
# at it again
13 of the quickest Irish responses to Theresa May's big election announcement
She’s wrecking the gaff.
# Don't have a bercow
Politician defends spending €240 on a car to go just over a kilometre
John Bercow says he is “always mindful” of the cost of travel.
# Pants Down
Sex scandal MP to stand down from British Parliament
Brooks Newmark sent an explicit photo of himself online to a male freelance reporter posing as a young female party activist.
# cheerio
Cameron 'culls middle-aged men' from cabinet, as William Hague says goodbye
The Tory Prime Minister is trying to solve his “women problem.”
# British Politics
Griffin denied entry to Buckingham Palace garden party
The BNP leader was turned away after officials said he was using his invitation for party ‘political means’.