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#UK Politics

# uk-politics - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

‘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 20,378 Views 11 Comments

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

# uk-politics - Thursday 6 May, 2021

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 19,380 Views 22 Comments

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

# uk-politics - Monday 11 January, 2021

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 16,131 Views 39 Comments

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

# uk-politics - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

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 40,214 Views 20 Comments

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

# uk-politics - Thursday 29 October, 2020

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 46,091 Views 63 Comments

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

# uk-politics - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

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 13,552 Views 30 Comments

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

# uk-politics - Saturday 18 July, 2020

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 50,555 Views 45 Comments

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

# uk-politics - Saturday 4 July, 2020

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 29,098 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.

# uk-politics - Thursday 19 December, 2019

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 24,707 Views 49 Comments

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

# uk-politics - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

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 11,176 Views 33 Comments

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

# uk-politics - Sunday 15 December, 2019

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 19,299 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 14,309 Views 68 Comments

Corbyn has written an open letter to Labour supporters.

# uk-politics - Friday 13 December, 2019

'Let's get Brexit done, but first let's get breakfast done': Johnson says he's humbled by resounding win
# UK Politics
# UK Politics

'Let's get Brexit done, but first let's get breakfast done': Johnson says he's humbled by resounding win

Dec 13th 2019, 8:23 AM 14,115 Views 16 Comments

Johnson said he was “humbled” by the support of former Labour voters.

# uk-politics - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Voters reportedly leaving queues, as long lines form at polling stations
# UK Election 2019
# UK Election 2019

Voters reportedly leaving queues, as long lines form at polling stations

Dec 12th 2019, 2:52 PM 23,221 Views 33 Comments

“It’s about 20 times busier than it was in 2017.”

UK election: What are the possible outcomes for parliament?
# Uk Election 19
# Uk Election 19

UK election: What are the possible outcomes for parliament?

Dec 12th 2019, 11:29 AM 12,816 Views 13 Comments

The polls will stay open in the UK until 10pm tonight.

# uk-politics - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Boris Johnson appears on ITV's This Morning despite ongoing row over BBC interview
# Not So Camera Shy
# Not So Camera Shy

Boris Johnson appears on ITV's This Morning despite ongoing row over BBC interview

Dec 5th 2019, 2:14 PM 24,279 Views 10 Comments

Johnson appeared on the daytime programme with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

# uk-politics - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Boris Johnson blasts 'unrelenting parliamentary obstructionism' as UK moves towards December election
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson blasts 'unrelenting parliamentary obstructionism' as UK moves towards December election

Updated Oct 29th 2019, 3:36 PM 26,363 Views 50 Comments

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party will support a parliamentary vote on the holding of an election.

# uk-politics - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Boris Johnson stands firm and ignores appeals to apologise over Jo Cox comments
# Westminster
# Westminster

Boris Johnson stands firm and ignores appeals to apologise over Jo Cox comments

Updated Sep 26th 2019, 4:48 PM 28,611 Views 42 Comments

There have been calls from UK parliamentarians on all sides to tackle a “toxic” political culture.

# uk-politics - Friday 24 May, 2019

Theresa May is expected to reveal when she will resign this morning
# Departure Day
# Departure Day

Theresa May is expected to reveal when she will resign this morning

Updated May 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,020 Views 31 Comments

The battle to succede May will ramp up following the announcement.

# uk-politics - Monday 20 May, 2019

Opinion: 'The Farage approach would strip the heart from democracy'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'The Farage approach would strip the heart from democracy'

May 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,160 Views 35 Comments

The Brexit Party is leading the polls but has refused to publish a manifesto – that approach poses a threat to democracy, writes Matthew Murphy.

# uk-politics - Thursday 13 December, 2018

'Time to call it a May': How British media reacted to Theresa May's survival
# In The Papers
# In The Papers

'Time to call it a May': How British media reacted to Theresa May's survival

Dec 13th 2018, 8:16 AM 23,013 Views 34 Comments

The Prime Minister was backed by 200 MPs in last night’s House of Commons vote.

# uk-politics - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Burqa row: Steve Bannon comes out to bat for Boris Johnson
# Friends In Right Places
# Friends In Right Places

Burqa row: Steve Bannon comes out to bat for Boris Johnson

Aug 12th 2018, 1:24 PM 22,003 Views 58 Comments

Bannon has said that Johnson has “nothing to apologise for”.

# uk-politics - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Vote Leave fined and referred to police for 'breaking laws over electoral spending'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Vote Leave fined and referred to police for 'breaking laws over electoral spending'

Jul 17th 2018, 8:07 AM 12,693 Views 38 Comments

The results of a much-awaited UK Electoral Commission investigation have been released.

# uk-politics - Sunday 29 April, 2018

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has resigned over the Windrush scandal
# Immigration
# Immigration

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has resigned over the Windrush scandal

Apr 29th 2018, 10:40 PM 22,218 Views 42 Comments

Theresa May said she accepted her resignation this evening.

# uk-politics - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn hits back at The Sun's 'commie spy' claims, calling them 'a little bit James Bond'
# From Jezza With Love
# From Jezza With Love

Jeremy Corbyn hits back at The Sun's 'commie spy' claims, calling them 'a little bit James Bond'

Feb 20th 2018, 10:45 PM 10,583 Views 31 Comments

The British Labour leader says UK ‘media barons’ are running scared.

# uk-politics - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

RTÉ's Tony Connelly on Brexit leaks: 'If you suppress a paper you've been given, you're crossing a line'
# Brexit
# Brexit

RTÉ's Tony Connelly on Brexit leaks: 'If you suppress a paper you've been given, you're crossing a line'

Dec 26th 2017, 4:00 PM 25,214 Views 47 Comments

We talked to Ireland’s Brexit expert, who recently wrote a book on the topic.

# uk-politics - Saturday 2 December, 2017

UK deputy PM under pressure over claim that he had porn on work computer
# Damian Green
# Damian Green

UK deputy PM under pressure over claim that he had porn on work computer

Dec 2nd 2017, 5:30 PM 18,687 Views 36 Comments

Damian Green has dismissed the claims, made by two former police officers, as a smear campaign.

# uk-politics - Monday 17 July, 2017

Theresa May seeks to root out leakers as Tony Blair says Jeremy Corbyn could be PM
# UK Politics
# UK Politics

Theresa May seeks to root out leakers as Tony Blair says Jeremy Corbyn could be PM

Jul 17th 2017, 6:15 PM 14,078 Views 44 Comments

May is trying to focus her party’s attention on Brexit.

# uk-politics - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Poll: Will you stay up to watch UK election coverage?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you stay up to watch UK election coverage?

Jun 8th 2017, 8:45 AM 17,836 Views 78 Comments

Britain goes to the polls today.

# uk-politics - Sunday 21 May, 2017

The Tories' lead over Labour has been slashed in half in a week
# Squeaky Bum Time
# Squeaky Bum Time

The Tories' lead over Labour has been slashed in half in a week

May 21st 2017, 4:35 PM 25,426 Views 29 Comments

The Conservatives still hold a comfortable lead ahead of the 8 June election.

# uk-politics - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons'
# Sparking Outrage
# Sparking Outrage

Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons'

Apr 30th 2017, 12:11 PM 29,182 Views 89 Comments

The British Prime Minister was asked about the Conservative party’s record on poverty.

# uk-politics - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Poll: Which British PM would be better for Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Which British PM would be better for Ireland?

Apr 19th 2017, 9:10 AM 25,124 Views 98 Comments

May or Corbyn? Corbyn or May?

# uk-politics - Saturday 18 March, 2017

A Tory finance minister has been named as the editor of one the UK's biggest newspapers
# Gorgeous George
# Gorgeous George

A Tory finance minister has been named as the editor of one the UK's biggest newspapers

Mar 18th 2017, 1:22 PM 15,433 Views 41 Comments

George Osborne is still an MP and also has a €750,000-a-year job with a wealth management company.

# uk-politics - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Ukip turmoil as new leader quits just 18 days into the job
# Nope
# Nope

Ukip turmoil as new leader quits just 18 days into the job

Oct 5th 2016, 7:17 AM 18,284 Views 40 Comments

Nigel Farage has ruled out a return.

# uk-politics - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Theresa May says the UK will trigger Article 50 to start EU withdrawal before March 2017
# Brexit Means Brexit
# Brexit Means Brexit

Theresa May says the UK will trigger Article 50 to start EU withdrawal before March 2017

Oct 2nd 2016, 8:00 AM 19,414 Views 103 Comments

Some Conservatives are getting impatient ahead of the party conference.

# uk-politics - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Theresa May is looking to make Brexit happen without a Commons vote
# Article 50
# Article 50

Theresa May is looking to make Brexit happen without a Commons vote

Aug 28th 2016, 10:14 AM 17,328 Views 92 Comments

UK reports say the British PM is committed to getting the UK out of the EU.

# uk-politics - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Billionaire Richard Branson has just called out Jeremy Corbyn with a CCTV video
# Virgin On The Ridiculous
# Virgin On The Ridiculous

Billionaire Richard Branson has just called out Jeremy Corbyn with a CCTV video

Aug 23rd 2016, 3:12 PM 44,125 Views 109 Comments

Last week Corbyn sat on the floor of a Virgin train, but the company says there were plenty of seats.

# uk-politics - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Hitler's name just won't go away as Labour's 'anti-semitism' row rumbles on
# Jewish State
# Jewish State

Hitler's name just won't go away as Labour's 'anti-semitism' row rumbles on

Apr 30th 2016, 2:58 PM 17,386 Views 233 Comments

Ken Livingstone apologised for loads of things but not for involving the Nazi leader.

# uk-politics - Monday 21 September, 2015

A new book says David Cameron put "a private part" in a dead pig's mouth
# College Ritual
# College Ritual

A new book says David Cameron put "a private part" in a dead pig's mouth

Sep 21st 2015, 8:40 AM 21,625 Views 67 Comments

He also smoked marijuana, according to the book.

# uk-politics - Thursday 17 September, 2015

'I'm Irish, I live in London and I've joined Labour because of Jeremy Corbyn'
# Democratic Revolution
# Democratic Revolution

'I'm Irish, I live in London and I've joined Labour because of Jeremy Corbyn'

Sep 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 146 Views 111 Comments

An apathetic and marginalised electorate have been woken up by the new Labour leader, this shouldn’t be ignored writes Ruairí O’Grady.

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