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#UK Politics

# uk-politics - October October 2022

Sunak under pressure over decision not to go to COP27
# Rishi Sunak
# Rishi Sunak

Sunak under pressure over decision not to go to COP27

Oct 31st 2022, 10:06 AM 15,449 Views 7 Comments

US President Joe Biden is expected to attend, and there are reports suggesting Sunak’s arch-rival Boris Johnson could go too.

Thousands of protesters rally in London to call for the UK to rejoin the EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

Thousands of protesters rally in London to call for the UK to rejoin the EU

Oct 22nd 2022, 7:37 PM 31,834 Views 52 Comments

The National Rejoin March saw large crowds of people walk from through the city.

Brian Rowan: Truss' resignation and Conservative chaos spell disaster for Northern Ireland
# Westminster Woes
# Westminster Woes

Brian Rowan: Truss' resignation and Conservative chaos spell disaster for Northern Ireland

Updated Oct 21st 2022, 2:00 PM 38,339 Views 16 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says the ongoing chaos in London means Stormont is again forgotten.

From economic turmoil to chaos in the Commons: The events that led to Liz Truss's resignation
# Is That All There Liz
# Is That All There Liz

From economic turmoil to chaos in the Commons: The events that led to Liz Truss's resignation

Oct 21st 2022, 12:05 AM 9,515 Views 7 Comments

Truss announced her resignation yesterday afternoon after just 44 days in office.

Keep Calm and Carry On or quit: Is Truss certain to be ousted and how might it happen?
# Truss Issues
# Truss Issues

Keep Calm and Carry On or quit: Is Truss certain to be ousted and how might it happen?

Oct 18th 2022, 3:33 PM 13,289 Views 7 Comments

The British Prime Minister is battling to save her position despite several Tory MPs publicly calling for her to resign.

Truss sacks Kwarteng and makes another mini-budget u-turn in bid to save her premiership
# UK Politics
# UK Politics

Truss sacks Kwarteng and makes another mini-budget u-turn in bid to save her premiership

Updated Oct 14th 2022, 5:36 PM 94,399 Views 80 Comments

Truss has appointed Jeremy Hunt as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Liz Truss holds seven-minute press conference after sacking her Chancellor
Live Oct 14th 2022, 3:07 PM

Liz Truss holds seven-minute press conference after sacking her Chancellor

Brian Rowan: Can the parties of Northern Ireland truly make it work this time?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Brian Rowan: Can the parties of Northern Ireland truly make it work this time?

Updated Oct 7th 2022, 11:59 AM 12,310 Views 14 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says the signs of compromise are not good as another deadline looms for Stormont.

# uk-politics - This year 2022

Liz Truss branded ‘an imbecile’ by sacked UK minister’s wife
# JOHNNY MERCER
# JOHNNY MERCER

Liz Truss branded ‘an imbecile’ by sacked UK minister’s wife

Sep 6th 2022, 10:48 PM 74,479 Views 19 Comments

Felicity Cornelius-Mercer tweeted a picture mocking Truss as a character from The Muppets television show.

Sunak and Truss tear each other apart on economy in latest leadership hustings
# Tory Leadership Race
# Tory Leadership Race

Sunak and Truss tear each other apart on economy in latest leadership hustings

Aug 5th 2022, 10:46 PM 19,322 Views 7 Comments

Rishi Sunak warned that unless inflation gets under control, there is ‘no hope’ the Tories will win the next election.

Sunak says Truss will make UK economy worse in latest Tory leadership debate
# UK Politics
# UK Politics

Sunak says Truss will make UK economy worse in latest Tory leadership debate

Aug 4th 2022, 10:39 PM 21,652 Views 25 Comments

Sunak is fighting to make up ground on Truss, after polls put her around 32 percentage points ahead among Conservative members.

DUP can't give timetable for return to powersharing at Stormont, Donaldson says
# NI Politics
# NI Politics

DUP can't give timetable for return to powersharing at Stormont, Donaldson says

Aug 3rd 2022, 10:44 AM 13,728 Views 34 Comments

His comments came ahead of the latest attempt to restore Stormont by way of a recalled sitting of the Assembly.

Sunak allies insist ‘all to play for’ in UK Tory leadership bid even as Truss pulls ahead
# The Race Is On
# The Race Is On

Sunak allies insist ‘all to play for’ in UK Tory leadership bid even as Truss pulls ahead

Jul 31st 2022, 2:44 PM 17,298 Views 16 Comments

Supporters of the former UK chancellor seized on a poll of Tory councillors showing him as neck-and-neck with Truss.

Poll: Who would you prefer to see as the next UK Prime Minister?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who would you prefer to see as the next UK Prime Minister?

Jul 21st 2022, 8:36 AM 41,307 Views 47 Comments

Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak?

Eight go forward into first round of voting in the Tory leadership race
# UK Politics
# UK Politics

Eight go forward into first round of voting in the Tory leadership race

Updated Jul 12th 2022, 6:35 PM 47,193 Views 23 Comments

Prominent Boris Johnson loyalists backed Liz Truss in move to prevent Rishi Sunak entering No 10.

Coveney: NI Protocol legislation may be 'put off' following Johnson's resignation
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney: NI Protocol legislation may be 'put off' following Johnson's resignation

Jul 8th 2022, 1:30 PM 13,223 Views 2 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs said the issue may not be debated until after parliament’s recess.

Brian Rowan: Boris Johnson's damage to Northern Ireland cannot be easily repaired
# The Brexit Boy
# The Brexit Boy

Brian Rowan: Boris Johnson's damage to Northern Ireland cannot be easily repaired

Updated Jul 8th 2022, 7:14 AM 23,721 Views 10 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says the soon-to-be ex-PM has left in Northern Irish politics in chaos.

As it happened: Boris Johnson steps down as PM but questions turn to when he'll be replaced
Live Jul 7th 2022, 6:00 PM

As it happened: Boris Johnson steps down as PM but questions turn to when he'll be replaced

  • 'Them's the breaks': Johnson announces resignation
  • Johnson appoints new ministers for caretaker Cabinet
  • Labour leader Keir Starmer says his party will call a vote of confidence if Johnson stays on "for months and months"
Boris Johnson: Four recent polls indicate where the UK crisis is heading
# Opinion
# Opinion

Boris Johnson: Four recent polls indicate where the UK crisis is heading

Jul 7th 2022, 8:25 AM 16,838 Views 4 Comments

Hannah Bunting and Daniel Devine look at the embattled UK prime minister and why his mandate no longer exists.

'Utterly tragic' if Scottish independence led to 'division' in UK armed forces, Johnson says
# Scotland
# Scotland

'Utterly tragic' if Scottish independence led to 'division' in UK armed forces, Johnson says

Jul 4th 2022, 10:26 PM 27,750 Views 33 Comments

Boris Johnson said a second independence poll is not a priority for the UK government.

Boris Johnson says he plans on being Prime Minister until the 2030s
# Optimist
# Optimist

Boris Johnson says he plans on being Prime Minister until the 2030s

Jun 26th 2022, 10:52 AM 27,314 Views 57 Comments

It comes as pressure has been mounting on the PM from across the political divide following the Tories’ stinging double by-election defeat.

Boris Johnson drops plans to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson drops plans to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy

Mar 31st 2022, 8:07 PM 25,810 Views 46 Comments

The move was condemned by opposition parties.

Sister of murdered Jo Cox MP says Johnson 'saving his own skin' over Jimmy Savile slur on Starmer
# Pressure Mounts
# Pressure Mounts

Sister of murdered Jo Cox MP says Johnson 'saving his own skin' over Jimmy Savile slur on Starmer

Updated Feb 8th 2022, 12:47 PM 34,420 Views 19 Comments

The UK Labour party leader had to be rescued from a mob yelling baseless allegations at him near Parliament.

Not a ‘chance in hell’ Boris Johnson will step aside voluntarily, Tory peer says
# UK Politics
# UK Politics

Not a ‘chance in hell’ Boris Johnson will step aside voluntarily, Tory peer says

Feb 6th 2022, 12:26 PM 21,692 Views 21 Comments

Gavin Barwell, who served as chief of staff to Theresa May and now sits in the House of Lords, said there was a “strong case for change”.

# uk-politics - Last year 2021

Boris Johnson's party loses historically-Tory seat to Liberal Democrats in by-election
# UK Politics
# UK Politics

Boris Johnson's party loses historically-Tory seat to Liberal Democrats in by-election

Dec 17th 2021, 7:07 AM 30,464 Views 29 Comments

North Shropshire had returned a Tory MP in every vote since 1983, which was the constituency’s first election in its current form.

Boris Johnson to face MPs following massive revolt against Covid-19 plans
# UK Politics
# UK Politics

Boris Johnson to face MPs following massive revolt against Covid-19 plans

Dec 15th 2021, 9:58 AM 16,302 Views 22 Comments

The UK prime minister goes to the Commons today after dozens of Tory MPs delivered a blow to his authority.

Boris Johnson under pressure from Christmas party claims as Covid Plan B comes into effect
# London
# London

Boris Johnson under pressure from Christmas party claims as Covid Plan B comes into effect

Dec 10th 2021, 9:03 AM 15,385 Views 11 Comments

A senior Tory MP urged Boris Johnson to “get a grip” on matters.

Boris Johnson's father accused of inappropriately touching Tory MP and journalist
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson's father accused of inappropriately touching Tory MP and journalist

Nov 16th 2021, 7:56 AM 40,085 Views 0 Comments

Mr Johnson declined to comment about Caroline Nokes’ allegation.

‘The sea was closed’: UK Foreign Secretary Raab denies paddleboarding while Kabul fell
# Closed Today
# Closed Today

‘The sea was closed’: UK Foreign Secretary Raab denies paddleboarding while Kabul fell

Aug 25th 2021, 3:07 PM 20,434 Views 11 Comments

Dominic Raab insisted he was working when the situation in Afghanistan began to deteriorate while he was on holiday in Crete.

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'
# Hartlepool
# Hartlepool

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'

May 6th 2021, 6:15 AM 19,421 Views 22 Comments

Voters will have their say on councils, mayors and regional parliaments across the UK.

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-politics - All time

Boris Johnson's communications chief resigns in Downing Street power struggle
# Lee Cain
# Lee Cain

Boris Johnson's communications chief resigns in Downing Street power struggle

Nov 11th 2020, 10:44 PM 40,266 Views 20 Comments

Lee Cain has announced his resignation despite being offered the position as the prime minister’s chief of staff.

Jeremy Corbyn suspended from the Labour Party over reaction to anti-Semitism report
# Former Leader
# Former Leader

Jeremy Corbyn suspended from the Labour Party over reaction to anti-Semitism report

Oct 29th 2020, 1:21 PM 46,163 Views 63 Comments

Corbyn has said he will “strongly contest the political intervention to suspend” him from the party.

UK intelligence report finds 'credible' evidence Russia sought to influence Scottish independence vote
# National Security
# National Security

UK intelligence report finds 'credible' evidence Russia sought to influence Scottish independence vote

Jul 21st 2020, 11:29 AM 13,591 Views 30 Comments

The Intelligence and Security Committee published its long-awaited report on Russia this morning.

UK transport secretary becomes first senior politician to book foreign holiday
# Grant Shapps
# Grant Shapps

UK transport secretary becomes first senior politician to book foreign holiday

Jul 18th 2020, 2:51 PM 50,605 Views 47 Comments

Grant Shapps previously warned that those booking a holiday in August would be taking a chance.

Will Brexit be a blessing or a curse for Ireland? Some lessons from history...
# Leopold Kerney
# Leopold Kerney

Will Brexit be a blessing or a curse for Ireland? Some lessons from history...

Jul 4th 2020, 4:00 PM 29,180 Views 19 Comments

Leopold Kerney was an Irish diplomat in the first half of the last century and we can learn much from his handling of Britain, writes historian Barry Whelan.

Building NI-Scotland bridge is a 'very interesting idea', says Johnson
# Building Bridges
# Building Bridges

Building NI-Scotland bridge is a 'very interesting idea', says Johnson

Dec 19th 2019, 5:33 PM 24,740 Views 49 Comments

The prime minister spoke to MPs in the House of Commons earlier today.

Boris Johnson to legislate to prevent any further Brexit delays
# Westminster
# Westminster

Boris Johnson to legislate to prevent any further Brexit delays

Dec 17th 2019, 8:23 AM 11,193 Views 33 Comments

The re-worked Withdrawal Agreement Bill is due to come before the Commons this week.

Creed says Brexit trade deal by end of 2020 is 'wildly beyond credibility' but Gove 'confident' it can be done
# Brexit
# Brexit

Creed says Brexit trade deal by end of 2020 is 'wildly beyond credibility' but Gove 'confident' it can be done

Updated Dec 15th 2019, 5:54 PM 19,327 Views 60 Comments

Michael Gove said Simon Coveney “takes a different view” to those who dismiss the possibility of getting a trade deal sorted next year.

'I take my responsibility for it': Jeremy Corbyn apologises for Labour's election result
# Uk Election 19
# Uk Election 19

'I take my responsibility for it': Jeremy Corbyn apologises for Labour's election result

Dec 15th 2019, 7:50 AM 14,341 Views 68 Comments

Corbyn has written an open letter to Labour supporters.

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