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# uk - Yesterday’s News

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate
# Brexit
# Brexit

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate

Updated 12 hours ago 39,169 Views 33 Comments

MPs voted 295 to 221 to give the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill a second reading, clearing the way for more detailed scrutiny in the coming weeks.

# uk - Friday 24 June, 2022

Boris Johnson told to quit by Tory grandee after double by-election defeat
# By By
# By By

Boris Johnson told to quit by Tory grandee after double by-election defeat

Updated Fri 8:13 AM 58,820 Views 34 Comments

The Liberal Democrats won Tiverton and Honiton, while Labour won Wakefield.

# uk - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Future Scottish independence referendum ‘should be put to all four UK nations’
# Not So United
# Not So United

Future Scottish independence referendum ‘should be put to all four UK nations’

Thu 7:26 PM 23,636 Views 30 Comments

The debate comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon began laying out the case for a second Scottish independence referendum.

Assange ‘strip searched and moved cell’ on day of extradition announcement
# Julian Assange
# Julian Assange

Assange ‘strip searched and moved cell’ on day of extradition announcement

Thu 10:44 AM 14,159 Views 24 Comments

The wife of the Wikileaks founder has said his treatment was ‘especially cruel’.

# uk - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Polio outbreak confirmed in UK
# POLIO
# POLIO

Polio outbreak confirmed in UK

Wed 3:15 PM 26,625 Views 16 Comments

The UK Health Security Agency is working on the theory that a person vaccinated abroad with the polio vaccine entered the UK and was shedding the virus.

# uk - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

UK to offer vaccine to gay and bisexual men at higher risk of exposure to monkeypox
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

UK to offer vaccine to gay and bisexual men at higher risk of exposure to monkeypox

Jun 21st 2022, 10:37 PM 17,694 Views 21 Comments

Eligibility would depend on a number of factors.

Ireland could be ‘semi-detached’ from single market over Protocol Bill, warns Bertie Ahern
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Ireland could be ‘semi-detached’ from single market over Protocol Bill, warns Bertie Ahern

Jun 21st 2022, 7:54 PM 31,151 Views 58 Comments

The scenario is a “step or two nearer” following the publication of UK legislation, the former Taoiseach said.

Ryanair boss warns flight woes to continue 'right throughout the summer'
# Summer Of Discontent
# Summer Of Discontent

Ryanair boss warns flight woes to continue 'right throughout the summer'

Jun 21st 2022, 12:02 PM 23,400 Views 19 Comments

Michael O’Leary said passengers should brace for a “less than satisfactory experience” this summer.

80% of Britain’s train services expected to be cancelled by biggest rail strike in a generation
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

80% of Britain’s train services expected to be cancelled by biggest rail strike in a generation

Jun 21st 2022, 7:43 AM 13,173 Views 14 Comments

Passengers will face commuter chaos from today due to the biggest strike by rail workers in 30 years.

# uk - Saturday 18 June, 2022

More than 50,000 UK rail workers to strike next week
# Trains
# Trains

More than 50,000 UK rail workers to strike next week

Jun 18th 2022, 1:32 PM 12,037 Views 7 Comments

The union said there had been no breakthrough in the negotiations on pay, jobs and conditions.

# uk - Friday 17 June, 2022

Kate Bush classic Running Up That Hill tops UK chart after 37 years
# Kate Bush
# Kate Bush

Kate Bush classic Running Up That Hill tops UK chart after 37 years

Jun 17th 2022, 8:48 PM 36,378 Views 38 Comments

The song has also climbed to the top spot of the Irish singles chart today.

Ukraine to challenge decision to stop it hosting Eurovision 2023
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Ukraine to challenge decision to stop it hosting Eurovision 2023

Updated Jun 17th 2022, 8:26 PM 27,499 Views 22 Comments

The EBU earlier deemed the country Ukraine unable to fulfil requirements due to the ongoing war.

Today could be the hottest day of the year with highs of 22 degrees
# Hot Ish
# Hot Ish

Today could be the hottest day of the year with highs of 22 degrees

Jun 17th 2022, 1:30 PM 16,201 Views 29 Comments

Europe is experiencing a hot spell, with a health warning issued in south England.

UK government upholds Julian Assange extradition request
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

UK government upholds Julian Assange extradition request

Jun 17th 2022, 10:47 AM 13,222 Views 16 Comments

WikiLeaks criticised the decision and vowed to appeal it.

# uk - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

How has the European Court of Human Rights grounded the UK’s Rwanda plan?
# UK
# UK

How has the European Court of Human Rights grounded the UK’s Rwanda plan?

Jun 15th 2022, 12:39 PM 14,412 Views 9 Comments

The first flight due to send asylum seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda did not take off following an interim ruling by the Strasbourg court.

# uk - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Russia sanctions dozens of UK journalists and media figures
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia sanctions dozens of UK journalists and media figures

Jun 14th 2022, 6:29 PM 15,790 Views 18 Comments

The list names BBC director-general Tim Davie and The Times’ editor John Witherow.

# uk - Monday 13 June, 2022

Death of man found on fire in London park being treated as suspicious by police
# London
# London

Death of man found on fire in London park being treated as suspicious by police

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 9:59 PM 29,451 Views 0 Comments

Firefighters alerted the police after being called to the park just before 4.20am this morning.

NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?

Jun 13th 2022, 7:10 PM 27,568 Views 43 Comments

The Bill was published this evening.

Last-ditch bid to block deportation flight from UK to Rwanda rejected
# Rwanda Policy
# Rwanda Policy

Last-ditch bid to block deportation flight from UK to Rwanda rejected

Jun 13th 2022, 6:00 PM 9,238 Views 16 Comments

The UK’s Court of Appeal judges rejected a legal bid to block the first flight due to relocate asylum seekers under a controversial new policy.

Kevin Spacey to appear before London court charged with sexual offences against three men
# UK
# UK

Kevin Spacey to appear before London court charged with sexual offences against three men

Jun 13th 2022, 4:52 PM 8,881 Views 0 Comments

The actor will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court at 10am on Thursday.

# uk - Sunday 12 June, 2022

‘No Rwanda’ protest staged at immigration removal centre
# UK
# UK

‘No Rwanda’ protest staged at immigration removal centre

Updated Jun 12th 2022, 6:44 PM 20,281 Views 32 Comments

The immigration policy has come in for criticism from various groups.

# uk - Friday 10 June, 2022

UK judge allows government to send asylum seekers to Rwanda
# Refugees
# Refugees

UK judge allows government to send asylum seekers to Rwanda

Jun 10th 2022, 9:05 PM 24,337 Views 57 Comments

Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government will now continue to deliver “on progressing our world-leading Migration Partnership”.

# uk - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Increase minimum age for cigarettes each year until no-one can buy them, UK govt advised
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Increase minimum age for cigarettes each year until no-one can buy them, UK govt advised

Jun 9th 2022, 6:17 PM 19,934 Views 42 Comments

Dr Javed Khan issued four critical ‘must-dos’ for the UK Government to act upon immediately.

Two British soldiers and Moroccan national ‘sentenced to death' by pro-Moscow rebels in Donetsk
# Russia
# Russia

Two British soldiers and Moroccan national ‘sentenced to death' by pro-Moscow rebels in Donetsk

Jun 9th 2022, 4:26 PM 32,796 Views 50 Comments

The men were accused of being “mercenaries” after fighting with Ukrainian troops.

New law to override NI Protocol will represent a new low in British-Irish relations - Coveney
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

New law to override NI Protocol will represent a new low in British-Irish relations - Coveney

Jun 9th 2022, 11:16 AM 10,212 Views 9 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney has urged the UK Government to step back from its plan to publish domestic legislation.

# uk - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Harvey Weinstein to be charged with indecent assault against woman in London in 1996
# UK
# UK

Harvey Weinstein to be charged with indecent assault against woman in London in 1996

Jun 8th 2022, 3:56 PM 15,623 Views 0 Comments

The 70-year-old was convicted of rape and sexual assault and jailed for 23 years in the United States in February 2020.

# uk - Monday 6 June, 2022

'Not interested in snap elections': Boris Johnson welcomes support of MPs after confidence vote
# Uk Prime Minister
# Uk Prime Minister

'Not interested in snap elections': Boris Johnson welcomes support of MPs after confidence vote

Updated Jun 6th 2022, 8:00 PM 139,784 Views 68 Comments

Boris Johnson had warned Tory MPs against a “pointless fratricidal debate” about the party’s future.

# uk - Saturday 4 June, 2022

Poll: Will you pay any attention to the UK queen’s jubilee celebrations?
# Platy Jubes
# Platy Jubes

Poll: Will you pay any attention to the UK queen’s jubilee celebrations?

Jun 4th 2022, 10:08 AM 51,779 Views 68 Comments

Will you watch it on TV or read about it?

# uk - Friday 3 June, 2022

Boris Johnson booed outside British queen's jubilee event in London
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson booed outside British queen's jubilee event in London

Jun 3rd 2022, 2:48 PM 38,101 Views 12 Comments

The PM was also heckled and booed as he left the service.

Senior British Conservative under fire for arguing UK should rejoin EU single market
# Tobias Ellwood
# Tobias Ellwood

Senior British Conservative under fire for arguing UK should rejoin EU single market

Jun 3rd 2022, 8:05 AM 32,068 Views 37 Comments

Tobias Ellwood claims there is an ‘appetite’ in Britain to make ‘course corrections’ to the current Brexit model.

# uk - Thursday 2 June, 2022

Thousands gather at Buckingham Palace for day one of jubilee celebrations
# UK
# UK

Thousands gather at Buckingham Palace for day one of jubilee celebrations

Jun 2nd 2022, 9:00 PM 35,683 Views 54 Comments

Thousands gathered at Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as royal family greeted them from the palace balcony.

BBC's jubilee coverage sparks Irish backlash after British Army officer refers to 'The Micks'
# Trooping The Colour
# Trooping The Colour

BBC's jubilee coverage sparks Irish backlash after British Army officer refers to 'The Micks'

Jun 2nd 2022, 3:29 PM 59,877 Views 92 Comments

Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton said it was a reference to the Irish Guards regiment.

# uk - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Johnson dismisses claims he is a ‘habitual liar’, insists he will not quit over partygate
# Partygate
# Partygate

Johnson dismisses claims he is a ‘habitual liar’, insists he will not quit over partygate

Jun 1st 2022, 10:00 PM 22,547 Views 19 Comments

He cited ‘huge pressures’ on the economy, the war in Ukraine and his ‘massive agenda which I was elected to deliver’.

UK airlines under fire for jubilee and summer getaway chaos
# Flight Chaos
# Flight Chaos

UK airlines under fire for jubilee and summer getaway chaos

Jun 1st 2022, 6:15 PM 19,304 Views 13 Comments

Airlines for Europe, which represents EU airlines, predicted the problem would continue ‘for a good chunk of the summer season’.

Four prosecuted for ‘breaking Covid laws’ at vigil for murdered Sarah Everard
# Sarah Everard
# Sarah Everard

Four prosecuted for ‘breaking Covid laws’ at vigil for murdered Sarah Everard

Jun 1st 2022, 4:11 PM 17,346 Views 5 Comments

Policing of the vigil was heavily criticised after women were handcuffed on the ground and led away by officers.

# uk - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

UK sets mid-June date for first flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda despite legal threats
# Refugees
# Refugees

UK sets mid-June date for first flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda despite legal threats

May 31st 2022, 7:31 PM 16,563 Views 20 Comments

Home Secretary Priti Patel acknowledged the new policy is set to face challenges in the courts.

# uk - Monday 30 May, 2022

FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?

May 30th 2022, 4:40 PM 28,537 Views 0 Comments

The Mail on Sunday made the claim yesterday.

Britain not confident right people will be held accountable for partygate, poll finds
# Sue Gray Report
# Sue Gray Report

Britain not confident right people will be held accountable for partygate, poll finds

May 30th 2022, 12:40 PM 13,179 Views 16 Comments

To date, there have been no resignations as a result of the inquiry into the parties.

# uk - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Boris Johnson ‘paving the way for increased use of imperial measurements’
# Weighty Subject
# Weighty Subject

Boris Johnson ‘paving the way for increased use of imperial measurements’

Updated May 29th 2022, 1:41 PM 42,709 Views 70 Comments

The Prime Minister reportedly wants to make an announcement on Friday to coincide with Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee celebrations.

Johnson's office denies details of Downing Street flat party were edited out of Gray report
# Abba Party
# Abba Party

Johnson's office denies details of Downing Street flat party were edited out of Gray report

May 29th 2022, 7:52 AM 13,950 Views 8 Comments

Reports have suggested earlier drafts of the senior civil servant’s investigation contained additional details of the so-called ‘Abba party’.

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