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# uk - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Pornography in Commons ‘unacceptable’, Johnson says as Tory faces investigation
# Conservatives
# Conservatives

Pornography in Commons ‘unacceptable’, Johnson says as Tory faces investigation

Updated Apr 28th 2022, 7:29 PM 31,099 Views 16 Comments

Boris Johnson said the claims against the unnamed MP, if proven, would be ‘clearly totally unacceptable’.

# uk - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Probe into claims Tory MP watched pornography in Commons chamber
# The Tories
# The Tories

Probe into claims Tory MP watched pornography in Commons chamber

Apr 27th 2022, 1:43 PM 17,355 Views 15 Comments

The Conservative chief whip is looking into the ‘wholly unacceptable’ allegations.

UK Government policies discharging Covid patients to care homes 'unlawful', High Court rules
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

UK Government policies discharging Covid patients to care homes 'unlawful', High Court rules

Apr 27th 2022, 11:21 AM 8,692 Views 6 Comments

The case was brought by two women whose fathers died from Covid-19.

# uk - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Transgender MP advises young people not to 'wait as long as I’ve waited'
# Jamie Wallis
# Jamie Wallis

Transgender MP advises young people not to 'wait as long as I’ve waited'

Apr 24th 2022, 10:57 AM 30,947 Views 0 Comments

MP Jamie Wallis has opened up about his transgender experience in a tell-all interview.

# uk - Friday 22 April, 2022

Rwanda president says UK asylum seeker deal 'not trading in humans'
# Immigration
# Immigration

Rwanda president says UK asylum seeker deal 'not trading in humans'

Apr 22nd 2022, 6:07 PM 14,628 Views 19 Comments

The agreement has attracted criticism from rights groups, opposition figures in Britain and Rwanda, and the United Nations.

Man jailed for at least 25 years for murder of Dutch writer
# UK
# UK

Man jailed for at least 25 years for murder of Dutch writer

Apr 22nd 2022, 1:15 PM 22,176 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Hughes was sentenced at the High Court in Stirling.

# uk - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Boris Johnson will face parliamentary investigation as senior Tory says 'the gig's up' for the PM
# Partygate
# Partygate

Boris Johnson will face parliamentary investigation as senior Tory says 'the gig's up' for the PM

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 5:19 PM 35,631 Views 30 Comments

Last week, Boris Johnson became the first UK leader to be fined for breaking the law for a June 2020 birthday party.

# uk - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

Tories whipped to delay vote on probe into whether Boris Johnson misled Parliament
# Partygate
# Partygate

Tories whipped to delay vote on probe into whether Boris Johnson misled Parliament

Apr 20th 2022, 10:30 PM 14,222 Views 7 Comments

The UK Government says the deferral will allow MPs ‘to have all the facts at their disposal’ when they make a decision.

Man who filmed ‘disgusting’ Grenfell video handed suspended jail term
# London
# London

Man who filmed ‘disgusting’ Grenfell video handed suspended jail term

Apr 20th 2022, 6:09 PM 44,492 Views 0 Comments

Paul Bussetti, 49, admitted making the “grossly offensive” film at a friend’s party.

UK court formally issues order to extradite Julian Assange to US
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

UK court formally issues order to extradite Julian Assange to US

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 11:50 AM 11,661 Views 0 Comments

The decision now rests with Home Secretary Priti Patel.

# uk - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

DUP's Sammy Wilson voices support for UK plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda
# Migrant Crossings
# Migrant Crossings

DUP's Sammy Wilson voices support for UK plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda

Updated Apr 19th 2022, 6:28 PM 27,525 Views 49 Comments

Potential asylum seekers arriving across the English Channel on small boats could be sent to Rwanda for processing.

# uk - Monday 18 April, 2022

Tory minister denies UK is ‘outsourcing’ migrant responsibilities to Rwanda
# Patel Policy
# Patel Policy

Tory minister denies UK is ‘outsourcing’ migrant responsibilities to Rwanda

Apr 18th 2022, 12:00 PM 16,780 Views 23 Comments

The Archbishop of Canterbury has accused the UK of “subcontracting out [its] responsibilities” in a manner “opposite the nature of God”.

# uk - Saturday 16 April, 2022

UK's Rwanda immigration policy ‘about saving this Government’s skin’, says charity
# Immigration
# Immigration

UK's Rwanda immigration policy ‘about saving this Government’s skin’, says charity

Apr 16th 2022, 6:30 PM 20,768 Views 37 Comments

Priti Patel unveiled the Government’s new direction over immigration this week.

# uk - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Conservative MP resigns after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage boy
# Imran Ahmad Khan
# Imran Ahmad Khan

Conservative MP resigns after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage boy

Apr 14th 2022, 5:50 PM 22,509 Views 10 Comments

Imran Ahmad Khan had been resisting calls to quit before backing down today.

# uk - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

New blow for Boris Johnson as justice minister quits over Downing Street partygate breaches
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

New blow for Boris Johnson as justice minister quits over Downing Street partygate breaches

Apr 13th 2022, 10:40 PM 30,678 Views 11 Comments

David Wolfson said there had been a “breach of the criminal law” at No 10.

Jury trial for Wayne Couzens over ‘indecent exposure’ charges
# UK
# UK

Jury trial for Wayne Couzens over ‘indecent exposure’ charges

Apr 13th 2022, 4:38 PM 18,520 Views 0 Comments

Couzens is serving a whole-life sentence for the kidnap, rape and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard in March 2021.

Islamic State fanatic handed whole-life sentence for murder of Sir David Amess
# Court
# Court

Islamic State fanatic handed whole-life sentence for murder of Sir David Amess

Apr 13th 2022, 12:41 PM 8,096 Views 4 Comments

Jurors took just 18 minutes to convict the 26-year-old London-born extremist, Ali Harbi Ali.

UK inflation soared to 30-year high of 7% last month
# Rising Prices
# Rising Prices

UK inflation soared to 30-year high of 7% last month

Apr 13th 2022, 8:14 AM 7,885 Views 17 Comments

Costs have been surging worldwide in recent months.

# uk - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

HSE investigating small number of 'serious' hepatitis cases in children
# Hepatitis
# Hepatitis

HSE investigating small number of 'serious' hepatitis cases in children

Apr 12th 2022, 9:04 PM 57,374 Views 10 Comments

It comes after British health officials identified 74 cases of hepatitis among children under the age of 10 across the UK.

Victims of Rochdale grooming gangs win apology and damages from UK police
# Greater Manchester Police
# Greater Manchester Police

Victims of Rochdale grooming gangs win apology and damages from UK police

Apr 12th 2022, 7:28 PM 20,494 Views 5 Comments

Their lawyers claimed Greater Manchester Police breached their human rights by not doing more to protect them.

EU adopts laws to ensure continued supply of medicines from Britain to Northern Ireland
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU adopts laws to ensure continued supply of medicines from Britain to Northern Ireland

Apr 12th 2022, 2:47 PM 5,538 Views 2 Comments

The issue stems from the outworkings of the NI Protocol, which means NI remains covered by the EU’s pharmaceutical regulations.

# uk - Friday 8 April, 2022

Sabina Nessa killer jailed for at least 36 years for sexually motivated attack
# Court
# Court

Sabina Nessa killer jailed for at least 36 years for sexually motivated attack

Apr 8th 2022, 11:27 AM 29,837 Views 8 Comments

Koci Selamaj, 36, travelled to London to carry out the premeditated attack on a random woman on September 17 last year.

British Chancellor defends wife over non-domiciled tax status as allies ‘blame No 10’ for leaks
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

British Chancellor defends wife over non-domiciled tax status as allies ‘blame No 10’ for leaks

Apr 8th 2022, 7:39 AM 20,307 Views 26 Comments

Rishi Sunak said his spouse Akshata Murty, who is estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of pounds, had done nothing wrong.

# uk - Thursday 7 April, 2022

British Chancellor facing ‘very serious questions’ over wife’s non-dom tax status
# Rishi Sunak
# Rishi Sunak

British Chancellor facing ‘very serious questions’ over wife’s non-dom tax status

Apr 7th 2022, 1:31 PM 28,403 Views 10 Comments

The tax-reducing status emerged on the day Rishi Sunak’s national insurance increase came into effect.

MP murder accused tells jury: ‘I killed him to stop him harming Muslims’
# Old Bailey
# Old Bailey

MP murder accused tells jury: ‘I killed him to stop him harming Muslims’

Apr 7th 2022, 12:35 PM 9,759 Views 0 Comments

Ali Harbi Ali, 26, denies the murder of David Amess during a constituency surgery in October last year.

# uk - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

British Tory MPs divided over Channel 4 privatisation as plans could face revolt
# Britain
# Britain

British Tory MPs divided over Channel 4 privatisation as plans could face revolt

Apr 6th 2022, 4:17 PM 6,863 Views 4 Comments

Father of the House Peter Bottomley told the PA news agency the House of Lords will take out any clause that privatises the network.

# uk - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

'Cultural vandalism': UK Government criticised over decision to privatise Channel 4
# Backlash
# Backlash

'Cultural vandalism': UK Government criticised over decision to privatise Channel 4

Apr 5th 2022, 12:23 PM 13,369 Views 17 Comments

The broadcaster is state-owned but receives its funding from advertising, not from public money.

# uk - Saturday 2 April, 2022

More than 80 arrested in Essex as climate change protests continue
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

More than 80 arrested in Essex as climate change protests continue

Apr 2nd 2022, 8:15 PM 10,630 Views 6 Comments

Police said arrests were made for a variety of offences.

# uk - Friday 1 April, 2022

UK's Covid infections hit record high as free tests end
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK's Covid infections hit record high as free tests end

Apr 1st 2022, 5:50 PM 24,788 Views 4 Comments

Some 4.9 million people in the UK are estimated to have had Covid-19 in the week ending 26 March.

# uk - Thursday 31 March, 2022

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 25,748 Views 46 Comments

The move was condemned by opposition parties.

Corrupt port and airport workers 'central' to operations of organised crime gangs in Ireland
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Corrupt port and airport workers 'central' to operations of organised crime gangs in Ireland

Mar 31st 2022, 12:05 AM 39,494 Views 0 Comments
  • Ports and airports have been infiltrated by gangs to facilitate the smuggling of drugs and other illegal commodities, Niall O'Connor writes.
  • A new report warns that the Common Travel Area is being exploited by crime groups.
  • It also recommends greater sharing and monitoring of information about criminal activity between Irish and UK police forces.

# uk - Monday 28 March, 2022

Senior Kinahan Group member Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh jailed in UK for 21 years
# British Court
# British Court

Senior Kinahan Group member Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh jailed in UK for 21 years

Mar 28th 2022, 1:54 PM 23,313 Views 0 Comments

Thomas ‘Bomber’ Kavanagh, 54, was described as the head of the operation.

# uk - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Boris Becker ‘offered up wedding ring to pay off debts’, court told
# Court
# Court

Boris Becker ‘offered up wedding ring to pay off debts’, court told

Mar 23rd 2022, 5:34 PM 38,801 Views 0 Comments

The tennis star is accused of hiding or failing to hand over assets at Southwark Crown Court.

People treated for breathing difficulties after ‘gas release’ at London park
# Chlorine Leak
# Chlorine Leak

People treated for breathing difficulties after ‘gas release’ at London park

Mar 23rd 2022, 3:00 PM 19,374 Views 4 Comments

Fire and ambulance crews have been called to the incident at the Aquatics Centre.

# uk - Monday 21 March, 2022

UK and Ireland expected to be confirmed as Euros hosts with no rival bids on the table
# Pole Position
From The42
# Pole Position

UK and Ireland expected to be confirmed as Euros hosts with no rival bids on the table

Mar 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 38,399 Views 23 Comments

The deadline is this Wednesday.

# uk - Saturday 19 March, 2022

Revoke licences of P&O Ferries, maritime union urges UK transport secretary
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

Revoke licences of P&O Ferries, maritime union urges UK transport secretary

Updated Mar 19th 2022, 8:10 PM 48,412 Views 28 Comments

Nautilus International’s general secretary Mark Dickinson said the action taken by the firm was “deplorable”.

Demonstrators protest over 'barbaric' strip-search of black schoolgirl in London
# UK
# UK

Demonstrators protest over 'barbaric' strip-search of black schoolgirl in London

Mar 19th 2022, 7:40 PM 33,277 Views 0 Comments

A review found that Met Police officers searched the girl without another adult present and in the knowledge that she was menstruating.

Boris Johnson under fire for comparing Ukraine fighting Russian invasion to UK's Brexit vote
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson under fire for comparing Ukraine fighting Russian invasion to UK's Brexit vote

Mar 19th 2022, 5:13 PM 37,277 Views 38 Comments

Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey said the UK Prime Minister “is a national embarrassment”.

# uk - Thursday 17 March, 2022

Teenager admits racially abusing Marcus Rashford after Euro 2020 final
# UK
# UK

Teenager admits racially abusing Marcus Rashford after Euro 2020 final

Mar 17th 2022, 8:15 PM 21,843 Views 0 Comments

Justin Lee Price, 19, directed a slur at the 24-year-old striker after England’s defeat in a penalty shoot-out against Italy last summer.

UK defence minister blames 'dirty tricks' after 10-minute call with impostor posing as Ukraine's PM
# Hoaxed
# Hoaxed

UK defence minister blames 'dirty tricks' after 10-minute call with impostor posing as Ukraine's PM

Mar 17th 2022, 6:46 PM 35,017 Views 17 Comments

Ben Wallace has ordered an immediate inquiry into the call.