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#UK Government

# uk-government - Today's News

Varadkar to prioritise Northern Ireland power sharing when he becomes Taoiseach
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Varadkar to prioritise Northern Ireland power sharing when he becomes Taoiseach

4 hours ago 3,944 Views 5 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the Government had “not for a second” given up on the matter despite the failed attempt to restore the institutions.

# uk-government - Last month November 2022

Irish MEPs 'positive' about resolving Northern Ireland Protocol issues
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Irish MEPs 'positive' about resolving Northern Ireland Protocol issues

Nov 9th 2022, 10:15 PM 8,643 Views 7 Comments

The UK had previously signalled it would act unilaterally on the Protocol.

Gavin Williamson resigns from UK government after bullying allegations
# UK
# UK

Gavin Williamson resigns from UK government after bullying allegations

Nov 8th 2022, 9:08 PM 18,837 Views 12 Comments

The former cabinet minister is facing a series of inquiries into his conduct.

# uk-government - This year 2022

UK Government intervenes to commission abortion services in Northern Ireland
# Abortion Services
# Abortion Services

UK Government intervenes to commission abortion services in Northern Ireland

Oct 24th 2022, 4:07 PM 9,382 Views 8 Comments

The move comes amid an ongoing impasse between Stormont politicians on the issue.

New UK Chancellor: Tax rises and spending cuts on cards with ‘difficult’ decisions ahead
# Trussonomics
# Trussonomics

New UK Chancellor: Tax rises and spending cuts on cards with ‘difficult’ decisions ahead

Oct 15th 2022, 9:48 AM 18,447 Views 19 Comments

Jeremy Hunt criticised the ‘mistakes’ of Britain’s prime minister Liz Truss administration in his first interview since taking the job.

Bank of England takes steps to ensure ‘orderly end’ to emergency bond-buying scheme
# UK
# UK

Bank of England takes steps to ensure ‘orderly end’ to emergency bond-buying scheme

Oct 10th 2022, 9:15 AM 9,250 Views 4 Comments

The Bank is doubling the daily limit on its gilt-buying programme to £10 billion as the scheme draws to a close ahead of Friday’s cut-off.

UK Ministers urge Tory MPs to back Truss or risk electoral defeat
# Liz Truss
# Liz Truss

UK Ministers urge Tory MPs to back Truss or risk electoral defeat

Oct 9th 2022, 9:18 AM 16,387 Views 12 Comments

The appeal for unity comes as fresh polling puts the UK PM’s personal approval rating at minus 47.

Liz Truss's government just axed the top income tax rate for highest earners
# Axed
# Axed

Liz Truss's government just axed the top income tax rate for highest earners

Updated Sep 23rd 2022, 5:45 PM 91,158 Views 60 Comments

There has been an extremely negative reaction from Labour, SNP and the SDLP on the cuts.

UK Government announces energy price cap for homes in Northern Ireland
# Price Cap
# Price Cap

UK Government announces energy price cap for homes in Northern Ireland

Sep 21st 2022, 10:35 AM 11,449 Views 18 Comments

UK Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg said the scheme would begin in November but would be backdated to October.

UK risks angering EU further with response to post-Brexit legal threats over NI Protocol
# Protocol
# Protocol

UK risks angering EU further with response to post-Brexit legal threats over NI Protocol

Sep 15th 2022, 2:07 PM 11,404 Views 5 Comments

The UK Government is understood to have told Brussels it will continue with the grace periods relating to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Ireland cannot be 'bargaining chip' in UK negotiations with EU, says McDonald
# Australia Trip
# Australia Trip

Ireland cannot be 'bargaining chip' in UK negotiations with EU, says McDonald

Jul 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 20,696 Views 36 Comments

McDonald said that Boris Johnson’s interactions with Ireland were “wholly negative”.

Johnson Government tables confidence motion in itself after blocking Labour bid
# Motion
# Motion

Johnson Government tables confidence motion in itself after blocking Labour bid

Jul 13th 2022, 3:13 PM 11,224 Views 5 Comments

Johnson is expected to open the debate due to take place on Monday.

Tories call for end of Boris Johnson’s premiership as new Chancellor denies threatening to quit
# Showing The Door
# Showing The Door

Tories call for end of Boris Johnson’s premiership as new Chancellor denies threatening to quit

Updated Jul 6th 2022, 7:40 AM 42,526 Views 26 Comments

Cabinet ministers, MPs and former Tory politicians have issued a slew of criticisms against the British prime minister.

First UK migrant flight to Rwanda grounded after European Court of Human Rights intervenes
# Migrant Policy
# Migrant Policy

First UK migrant flight to Rwanda grounded after European Court of Human Rights intervenes

Jun 15th 2022, 6:44 AM 24,356 Views 23 Comments

All migrants weren removed from the plane, Government sources have said.

European Court of Human Rights issues order to prevent asylum seeker from being sent to Rwanda
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

European Court of Human Rights issues order to prevent asylum seeker from being sent to Rwanda

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 8:12 PM 38,398 Views 58 Comments

The first flight of asylum seekers is due to depart from the UK to Rwanda this evening.

Taoiseach says UK government 'don't fully get' the Good Friday Agreement
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Taoiseach says UK government 'don't fully get' the Good Friday Agreement

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 3:22 PM 22,378 Views 37 Comments
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland will not be made collateral damage by the plan.
  • Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O'Neill said that the Good Friday Agreement and Brexit were incompatible.
  • DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has not given a timeline for his party to return to power-sharing in the north.
Johnson says plan to unilaterally redraw NI protocol is 'insurance' while 'ironing out problems'
# Across The Irish Sea
# Across The Irish Sea

Johnson says plan to unilaterally redraw NI protocol is 'insurance' while 'ironing out problems'

May 16th 2022, 9:40 PM 53,695 Views 40 Comments
  • Johnson made clear that he did not favour scrapping the Protocol, and instead wanted to secure changes to it.
  • DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said the Prime Minister will be judged on his actions and not his words over the Protocol.
  • Sinn Féin Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill said the Protocol "is here to stay" following a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
UK Government drops plans for more post-Brexit import checks on EU goods
# Border Checks
# Border Checks

UK Government drops plans for more post-Brexit import checks on EU goods

Apr 28th 2022, 1:24 PM 10,598 Views 5 Comments

Jacob Rees-Mogg said the decision would avoid potential disruption at the border.

UK teachers call for ban on conversion therapy for trans pupils
# UK Government
# UK Government

UK teachers call for ban on conversion therapy for trans pupils

Apr 14th 2022, 11:42 AM 11,859 Views 0 Comments

UK teachers at a conference raised concerns over the government’s “repeated U-turns” on banning conversion therapy.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe calls for release of other detainees in Iran
# Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe calls for release of other detainees in Iran

Mar 21st 2022, 2:01 PM 9,822 Views 2 Comments

The British-Iranian dual national also said: ‘What happened now should have happened six years ago.’

Businesses in Northern Ireland ‘hopeful’ of UK-EU deal after meeting UK Foreign Secretary
# Liz Truss
# Liz Truss

Businesses in Northern Ireland ‘hopeful’ of UK-EU deal after meeting UK Foreign Secretary

Jan 27th 2022, 7:50 PM 10,115 Views 6 Comments

Liz Truss visited Northern Ireland today.

UK Government to discuss Northern Ireland first ministers’ roles after elections
# House Of Lords
# House Of Lords

UK Government to discuss Northern Ireland first ministers’ roles after elections

Jan 19th 2022, 10:32 PM 17,495 Views 18 Comments

Stormont elections take place this year on 5 May.

# uk-government - Last year 2021

Opinion: Make no mistake - this UK government will not rest until the Protocol is gone
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: Make no mistake - this UK government will not rest until the Protocol is gone

Oct 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 29,671 Views 40 Comments

Former negotiator Sydney Nash says it’s sovereignty, not sausages, that the UK government cares about.

UK report: 'Gradual approach' to Covid-19 lockdowns at start of pandemic led to more deaths
# Report
# Report

UK report: 'Gradual approach' to Covid-19 lockdowns at start of pandemic led to more deaths

Oct 12th 2021, 7:39 AM 10,171 Views 19 Comments

Experts and ministers sought to ‘only moderate the speed of infection’ through the population, MPs said.

British military tanker drivers take to roads of the UK to ease fuel crisis
# British Army
# British Army

British military tanker drivers take to roads of the UK to ease fuel crisis

Oct 4th 2021, 7:44 AM 14,241 Views 13 Comments

200 British military personnel are being deployed to assist in the supply of petrol filling stations

UK health secretary Sajid Javid self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19
# Summer Reopening
# Summer Reopening

UK health secretary Sajid Javid self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19

Jul 17th 2021, 2:49 PM 22,709 Views 30 Comments

It comes two days before the government goes ahead with the final lifting of lockdown restrictions in England.

UK health minister apologises for breaching Covid guidance after being accused of affair with aide
# Matt Hancock
# Matt Hancock

UK health minister apologises for breaching Covid guidance after being accused of affair with aide

Jun 25th 2021, 12:56 PM 47,354 Views 32 Comments

The Sun newspaper in the UK today published pictures of Matt Hancock with adviser Gina Coladangelo.

UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated
# Back To Normality
# Back To Normality

UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated

Jun 21st 2021, 3:33 PM 13,742 Views 9 Comments

Under the plan, the ten day quarantine period could be axed in favour of daily lateral flow tests.

Brian Rowan: The question now re any amnesty in the North is whether Johnson can be trusted
# Opinion
# Opinion

Brian Rowan: The question now re any amnesty in the North is whether Johnson can be trusted

May 7th 2021, 11:16 AM 14,087 Views 24 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author looks at a week where the UK prime minister set the cat among the pigeons in the North.

UK plans accelerated vaccine rollout as end of lockdown in sight
# UK Government
# UK Government

UK plans accelerated vaccine rollout as end of lockdown in sight

Feb 21st 2021, 11:44 AM 29,045 Views 59 Comments

Previous targets were to inoculate over-50s by May, with all adults to be vaccinated by the end of September.

UK government pressed over victims of IRA attacks linked to Libyan explosives
# Report
# Report

UK government pressed over victims of IRA attacks linked to Libyan explosives

Jan 11th 2021, 7:17 AM 16,170 Views 39 Comments

A report on compensation to UK victims of Gaddafi-sponsored IRA terrorism was delivered to government last year.

# uk-government - All time

UK medical journals tell British government relaxing restrictions for Christmas could 'cost many lives'
# The Tiers
# The Tiers

UK medical journals tell British government relaxing restrictions for Christmas could 'cost many lives'

Dec 15th 2020, 12:56 PM 44,658 Views 8 Comments

London mayor Sadiq Khan has also expressed concerns over the five-day “Christmas window”.

UK began a landmark review into its gambling laws this week - Ireland doesn't even have a regulator yet
# Betting
# Betting

UK began a landmark review into its gambling laws this week - Ireland doesn't even have a regulator yet

Dec 12th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,437 Views 13 Comments

Legislation that would create a regulator in Ireland was first proposed by the government seven years ago.

Johnson outlines new tougher tiers of restrictions for England and warns of risk of 'New Year surge'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson outlines new tougher tiers of restrictions for England and warns of risk of 'New Year surge'

Nov 23rd 2020, 4:22 PM 22,150 Views 6 Comments

The British Prime Minister said today that the previous regime of restrictions did not do enough to tackle the virus.

MPs to vote on Johnson's three-level Covid plan amid fallout over 'ignored' circuit breaker advice
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

MPs to vote on Johnson's three-level Covid plan amid fallout over 'ignored' circuit breaker advice

Updated Oct 13th 2020, 10:22 AM 27,413 Views 23 Comments

The idea of a “short, hard lockdown” has also been mooted here.

Why is the UK threatening to roll back on the 'Northern Ireland Protocol' and what does it mean for Brexit trade talks?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Why is the UK threatening to roll back on the 'Northern Ireland Protocol' and what does it mean for Brexit trade talks?

Sep 7th 2020, 1:48 PM 27,886 Views 49 Comments

EU-UK trade talks are set to start up again tomorrow.

UK misses test target as minister admits lives would have been saved if testing capacity increased sooner
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK misses test target as minister admits lives would have been saved if testing capacity increased sooner

May 3rd 2020, 9:25 PM 30,988 Views 40 Comments

Grant Schapps said “many things” could have been different if the UK’s testing capacity was above 100,000 before Covid-19 spread in the country.

UK announces large-scale study to track the spread of Covid-19
# Sample
# Sample

UK announces large-scale study to track the spread of Covid-19

Apr 23rd 2020, 8:01 AM 11,959 Views 29 Comments

At first, 25,000 people will be tested using self-administered nose and throat swabs to see if they have Covid-19.

Johnson invites opposition leaders to 'work together' as death toll rises by 708 in just one day in UK
# NATIONAL EMERGENCY
# NATIONAL EMERGENCY

Johnson invites opposition leaders to 'work together' as death toll rises by 708 in just one day in UK

Updated Apr 4th 2020, 2:22 PM 67,609 Views 97 Comments

A leading pandemic modeller in the UK has said Britain had “painted itself into a corner” with no clear exit strategy from the coronavirus crisis.

Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate'
# Conor Murphy
# Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate'

Jan 15th 2020, 10:45 PM 40,633 Views 41 Comments

This evening, Conor Murphy said he “cannot and will not” accept the British government’s package.

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