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# uk - Saturday 11 December, 2021

'It won't resolve anything': How likely is a post-Brexit trade war between the UK and the EU?
# Brexit
# Brexit

'It won't resolve anything': How likely is a post-Brexit trade war between the UK and the EU?

Dec 11th 2021, 1:00 PM 17,577 Views 11 Comments

There has been talk of a trade war over Article 16 – but could it actually happen?

# uk - Friday 10 December, 2021

Protocol talks to be stepped up before Christmas as agreement still not found
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Protocol talks to be stepped up before Christmas as agreement still not found

Dec 10th 2021, 10:15 PM 10,393 Views 12 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost said ‘intensive talks’ would continue next week.

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 15,358 Views 11 Comments

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

# uk - Thursday 9 December, 2021

France to ask EU to start ‘litigation proceedings’ if fishing row not resolved
# Brexit
# Brexit

France to ask EU to start ‘litigation proceedings’ if fishing row not resolved

Dec 9th 2021, 10:05 PM 9,482 Views 2 Comments

Tensions are likely to run high as Downing Street says it does not recognise an EU deadline of 10 December.

Ireland to raise concerns over UK plans for non-Irish EU citizens to need visa to cross NI border
# Brexit
# Brexit

Ireland to raise concerns over UK plans for non-Irish EU citizens to need visa to cross NI border

Dec 9th 2021, 3:42 PM 24,479 Views 71 Comments

The Nationality and Borders Bill is currently going through the House of Commons.

# uk - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

New restrictions announced in England in bid to tackle Omicron variant
# Plan B
# Plan B

New restrictions announced in England in bid to tackle Omicron variant

Dec 8th 2021, 6:36 PM 38,255 Views 30 Comments

Boris Johnson said it’s clear the new strain is ‘growing much faster’ than Delta.

# uk - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Boris Johnson urged to ‘come clean’ after aides were filmed joking about No 10 Christmas party
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson urged to ‘come clean’ after aides were filmed joking about No 10 Christmas party

Dec 7th 2021, 11:00 PM 39,828 Views 35 Comments

Downing Street has repeatedly denied reports staff had a Christmas party during 2020’s coronavirus lockdown.

# uk - Monday 6 December, 2021

Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images
# UK
# UK

Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 5:19 PM 49,261 Views 0 Comments

Deniz Jaffer and Jamie Lewis took photos of the scene they were assigned to guard after sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found dead.

# uk - Sunday 5 December, 2021

New travel test rules take effect for inbound passengers to Ireland
# Travel
# Travel

New travel test rules take effect for inbound passengers to Ireland

Updated Dec 5th 2021, 7:25 PM 57,074 Views 61 Comments

Ireland is exempt from further rules on testing announced yesterday for people travelling to the UK.

# uk - Friday 3 December, 2021

Police-recorded LGBT hate crimes in the UK rose sharply after lockdown eased

Police-recorded LGBT hate crimes in the UK rose sharply after lockdown eased

Dec 3rd 2021, 7:45 AM 8,482 Views 16 Comments

At least 14,670 sexual orientation hate crime offences were recorded from January to August 2021 in the UK.

# uk - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Christmas party numbers should not be limited, says Johnson
# UK
# UK

Christmas party numbers should not be limited, says Johnson

Dec 2nd 2021, 3:59 PM 19,260 Views 31 Comments

Business minister George Freeman had suggested festive gatherings could depend on how many are attending

# uk - Monday 29 November, 2021

Barbados to become republic and cut ties with British monarchy
# Commonwealth
# Commonwealth

Barbados to become republic and cut ties with British monarchy

Nov 29th 2021, 9:54 AM 53,071 Views 51 Comments

The country is removing Queen Elizabeth as its head of state.

# uk - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Ireland exempt from new UK travel rules requiring Covid-19 test for arrivals
# Covid Tests
# Covid Tests

Ireland exempt from new UK travel rules requiring Covid-19 test for arrivals

Nov 28th 2021, 9:30 AM 80,931 Views 37 Comments

The new rules do not apply for those within the Common Travel Area – including Ireland.

# uk - Saturday 27 November, 2021

Omicron vaccine 'could be ready' in 100 days – expert
# Omicron
# Omicron

Omicron vaccine 'could be ready' in 100 days – expert

Nov 27th 2021, 6:27 PM 48,999 Views 95 Comments

The UK reported its first two cases of the new variant today.

Three dead across UK, NI as Storm Arwen brings 100-mile-an-hour winds
# Storm Arwen
# Storm Arwen

Three dead across UK, NI as Storm Arwen brings 100-mile-an-hour winds

Updated Nov 27th 2021, 4:50 PM 32,392 Views 21 Comments

The UK’s meteorological service has issued a rare “red weather” warning, with wind gusts of almost 100 miles (160 kilometres) per hour.

# uk - Friday 26 November, 2021

French fishermen block ports in spat with UK
# Protests
# Protests

French fishermen block ports in spat with UK

Nov 26th 2021, 6:03 PM 15,355 Views 7 Comments

Fishing crews blocked ports and ferry traffic across the Channel in the continuing row over post-Brexit fishing licences.

Johnson has 'no regrets' after French fury over migrant plan letter published on Twitter
# Channel Tragedy
# Channel Tragedy

Johnson has 'no regrets' after French fury over migrant plan letter published on Twitter

Updated Nov 26th 2021, 5:32 PM 66,412 Views 66 Comments

Johnson last night asked France to take back all migrants who cross the Channel.

Bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland ‘would cost £335bn’
# Bridge Too Far
# Bridge Too Far

Bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland ‘would cost £335bn’

Nov 26th 2021, 2:09 PM 30,843 Views 49 Comments

Peter Hendy said the price of either project “would be impossible to justify” as “the benefits could not possibly outweigh the costs”.

# uk - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Boris Johnson asks France to take back all migrants who crossed Channel
# English Channel
# English Channel

Boris Johnson asks France to take back all migrants who crossed Channel

Updated Nov 25th 2021, 10:40 PM 49,640 Views 53 Comments

Seven women, 17 men, and three minors died when the inflatable boat lost air and took on water off the northern port of Calais.

# uk - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Macron and Johnson pledge action against 'lethal' sea crossings after Channel tragedy
# Channel Crossing
# Channel Crossing

Macron and Johnson pledge action against 'lethal' sea crossings after Channel tragedy

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 11:00 PM 36,072 Views 62 Comments

The death toll from the Channel crossing tragedy has been revised downward to 27 this evening, a French minister said.

# uk - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Requiem mass to be held at Westminster Cathedral for MP stabbed to death last month
# David Amess
# David Amess

Requiem mass to be held at Westminster Cathedral for MP stabbed to death last month

Nov 23rd 2021, 7:09 AM 6,674 Views 0 Comments

A message from the Pope will be read as the requiem mass is held in London.

# uk - Monday 22 November, 2021

Boris Johnson defends 'Peppa Pig' speech in which he quoted Lenin and compared himself to Moses
# British Industry
# British Industry

Boris Johnson defends 'Peppa Pig' speech in which he quoted Lenin and compared himself to Moses

Nov 22nd 2021, 4:17 PM 37,183 Views 25 Comments

Britain’s Prime Minister lost his place in his notes and made car noises as he delivered a keynote speech to business leaders.

Shamima Begum says she did not hate Britain when she fled to Syria to join Isis
# UK
# UK

Shamima Begum says she did not hate Britain when she fled to Syria to join Isis

Nov 22nd 2021, 8:33 AM 20,618 Views 42 Comments

Begum left her east London home for Syria as a 15-year-old schoolgirl in 2015.

# uk - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Experts say UK government's plans for 'official' Troubles history would be 'almost impossible'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Experts say UK government's plans for 'official' Troubles history would be 'almost impossible'

Nov 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 30,294 Views 25 Comments

The proposal was first reported last weekend.

# uk - Friday 19 November, 2021

Mick Rock, 'the man who shot the 70s', has died aged 72
# Mick Rock
# Mick Rock

Mick Rock, 'the man who shot the 70s', has died aged 72

Nov 19th 2021, 3:59 PM 25,412 Views 10 Comments

Rock developed an interest in photography while at university, shooting local gigs.

# uk - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Amazon to stop accepting UK Visa credit cards due to post-Brexit 'high fees'
# Card Declined
# Card Declined

Amazon to stop accepting UK Visa credit cards due to post-Brexit 'high fees'

Nov 17th 2021, 10:02 AM 66,698 Views 59 Comments

The online retail giant said it has made the decision due to ‘the high fees Visa charges for processing credit card transactions’.

# uk - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

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 40,059 Views 0 Comments

Mr Johnson declined to comment about Caroline Nokes’ allegation.

# uk - Monday 15 November, 2021

Gang members jailed over Britain’s biggest burglary spree targeting celebrities
# UK
# UK

Gang members jailed over Britain’s biggest burglary spree targeting celebrities

Nov 15th 2021, 9:59 PM 46,660 Views 17 Comments

Italian nationals Jugoslav Jovanovic, Alessandro Maltese, and Alessandro Donati were behind three raids in west London over just 13 days.

# uk - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Britain's Queen Elizabeth to miss Remembrance event due to sprained back
# UK
# UK

Britain's Queen Elizabeth to miss Remembrance event due to sprained back

Nov 14th 2021, 11:15 AM 27,420 Views 17 Comments

The queen missed an event in Northern Ireland last month due to health concerns.

# uk - Friday 12 November, 2021

Man who organised flight which killed Emiliano Sala jailed for 18 months
# David Henderson
# David Henderson

Man who organised flight which killed Emiliano Sala jailed for 18 months

Nov 12th 2021, 1:11 PM 16,879 Views 3 Comments

The 28-year-old striker died in the crash in 2019.

Around 1,000 people risk death to reach UK in new Channel crossings record
# UK
# UK

Around 1,000 people risk death to reach UK in new Channel crossings record

Nov 12th 2021, 8:22 AM 12,204 Views 22 Comments

Lifeboat crews and Border Force boats were kept busy overnight after spending hours intercepting boats in the Dover Straight throughout the day.

Richard Ratcliffe on day 20 of hunger strike over wife’s detention in Iran
# London
# London

Richard Ratcliffe on day 20 of hunger strike over wife’s detention in Iran

Nov 12th 2021, 8:18 AM 18,294 Views 1 Comment

A vigil is planned for this evening outside the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London where Ratcliffe is camping.

Latest EU-UK negotiations on Northern Ireland Protocol due to take place
# Brexit
# Brexit

Latest EU-UK negotiations on Northern Ireland Protocol due to take place

Nov 12th 2021, 6:43 AM 9,787 Views 15 Comments

The UK government’s chief negotiator to the EU, David Frost, is due to meet European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic.

# uk - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Sleaze, dairy lobbying, and Tory MPs: What is the Owen Paterson controversy about?
# Full Fat U-turn
# Full Fat U-turn

Sleaze, dairy lobbying, and Tory MPs: What is the Owen Paterson controversy about?

Nov 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 24,262 Views 15 Comments

The former NI Secretary resigned this week, in what has become a huge controversy for Boris Johnson.

# uk - Thursday 4 November, 2021

UK Brexit minister due in Paris for talks on fishing row as France releases impounded trawler
# Tensions
# Tensions

UK Brexit minister due in Paris for talks on fishing row as France releases impounded trawler

Nov 4th 2021, 8:05 AM 5,773 Views 4 Comments

The meeting comes a day after a French court released a British trawler impounded for a week.

# uk - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Trawler impounded amid post-Brexit fishing row released by French authorities
# Homeward Bound
# Homeward Bound

Trawler impounded amid post-Brexit fishing row released by French authorities

Nov 3rd 2021, 7:11 PM 6,487 Views 1 Comment

French maritime police detained the trawler last week for not being on a European register when it was fishing off the Normandy coast

# uk - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

UK supermarket chain apologises over ‘non-EU salt and pepper’ chicken label
# Food Fight
# Food Fight

UK supermarket chain apologises over ‘non-EU salt and pepper’ chicken label

Nov 2nd 2021, 2:03 PM 30,116 Views 12 Comments

Morrisons said it would change the packaging for its chicken crown after facing criticism on social media.

Met Police officers plead guilty to sharing photos of murdered sisters
# UK
# UK

Met Police officers plead guilty to sharing photos of murdered sisters

Nov 2nd 2021, 11:02 AM 24,158 Views 0 Comments

Deniz Jaffer and Jamie Lewis had been assigned to protect the scene after Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found dead in a park in Wembley.

# uk - Saturday 30 October, 2021

British Government ‘actively considering’ legal proceedings to challenge French fishing threats
# Brexit
# Brexit

British Government ‘actively considering’ legal proceedings to challenge French fishing threats

Oct 30th 2021, 8:30 PM 18,865 Views 23 Comments

David Frost claimed French proposals block British trawler access to French ports would put the EU in breach of the post-Brexit trade deal.

# uk - Friday 29 October, 2021

Another fish fight: Why is the UK at loggerheads with France over fishing?
# Allies At War
# Allies At War

Another fish fight: Why is the UK at loggerheads with France over fishing?

Oct 29th 2021, 7:45 PM 10,894 Views 17 Comments

There is a disagreement about French vessels’ access to UK waters, and whose fault it is.