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# westminster - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU

Wed 9:11 AM 19,916 Views 24 Comments

The Fine Gael TD says the latest Tory moves in Westminster show a blatant disregard for the will of the people.

# westminster - Monday 27 June, 2022

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

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate

Updated Mon 10:21 PM 42,564 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.

# westminster - Sunday 26 June, 2022

Brandon Lewis plans to cut MLA pay ‘soon’ if Stormont does not return
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brandon Lewis plans to cut MLA pay ‘soon’ if Stormont does not return

Jun 26th 2022, 5:59 PM 28,049 Views 25 Comments

Westminster moved to cut MLA pay in 2017 after the executive collapsed over an energy scheme row.

# westminster - 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 22,551 Views 19 Comments

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

# westminster - Thursday 19 May, 2022

British MPs under investigation could be barred from Parliament as Tory accused of rape
# Westminster
# Westminster

British MPs under investigation could be barred from Parliament as Tory accused of rape

May 19th 2022, 10:56 AM 7,992 Views 0 Comments

Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said discussions are ongoing to decide on the matter.

# westminster - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Johnson refuses to withdraw accusation that Labour leader failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile
# Westminster
# Westminster

Johnson refuses to withdraw accusation that Labour leader failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile

Feb 2nd 2022, 1:29 PM 22,394 Views 13 Comments

Keir Starmer said the UK Prime Minister is “parroting the conspiracy theories of violent fascists to try to score cheap political points”.

# westminster - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Boris Johnson endures day of questions over Westminster sleaze rows
# Sleaze Scandal
# Sleaze Scandal

Boris Johnson endures day of questions over Westminster sleaze rows

Nov 17th 2021, 7:24 PM 16,599 Views 24 Comments

The issue dominated politics today in Britain.

# westminster - 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 24,269 Views 15 Comments

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

# westminster - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Campaigners returning to Westminster to demand end to Troubles ‘amnesty’ plan
# Troubles
# Troubles

Campaigners returning to Westminster to demand end to Troubles ‘amnesty’ plan

Oct 17th 2021, 11:36 AM 8,903 Views 4 Comments

The UK Government is proposing a statute of limitations that would protect veterans from future prosecutions.

# westminster - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’

Aug 18th 2021, 1:54 PM 13,210 Views 20 Comments

The UK Prime Minister denied the government was unprepared for the Taliban takeover.

# westminster - Monday 21 June, 2021

UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated
# Back To Normality
# Back To Normality

UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated

Jun 21st 2021, 3:33 PM 13,717 Views 9 Comments

Under the plan, the ten day quarantine period could be axed in favour of daily lateral flow tests.

# westminster - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Westminster MPs back extension of England's Covid-19 restrictions until 19 July
# Lifting
# Lifting

Westminster MPs back extension of England's Covid-19 restrictions until 19 July

Jun 16th 2021, 8:04 PM 5,819 Views 6 Comments

MPs voted 461 to 60 to approve regulations delaying the easing of the measures.

# westminster - Monday 22 February, 2021

Neale Richmond: Unionist push against NI Protocol is the wrong move at the wrong time
# Brexit
# Brexit

Neale Richmond: Unionist push against NI Protocol is the wrong move at the wrong time

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:59 PM 25,351 Views 22 Comments

Neale Richmond says the legal action by unionists is ill-judged and will further entrench political views.

# westminster - Monday 19 October, 2020

Manchester restrictions row rumbles on as local leaders continue to resist calls for toughest measures
# Impasse
# Impasse

Manchester restrictions row rumbles on as local leaders continue to resist calls for toughest measures

Oct 19th 2020, 10:58 AM 14,914 Views 25 Comments

The mayor of Greater Manchester has called on the House of Commons to vote to break the impasse.

# westminster - Saturday 3 October, 2020

New Covid-19 restrictions in place for more than a third of the UK from today
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

New Covid-19 restrictions in place for more than a third of the UK from today

Oct 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 19,465 Views 15 Comments

Liverpool, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough are all now under local lockdowns.

# westminster - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds
# London
# London

British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds

Aug 5th 2020, 7:42 AM 22,568 Views 7 Comments

The Government was also criticised for treating children ‘as an afterthought’ during the pandemic.

# westminster - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Conservative MP arrested over rape and sexual assault allegations
# Westminster
# Westminster

Conservative MP arrested over rape and sexual assault allegations

Aug 2nd 2020, 2:18 PM 41,994 Views 0 Comments

The ex-minister, who has not been named, is alleged to have assaulted a woman and forced her to have sex, the Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday reported.

# westminster - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

British government's approach to Northern Ireland protocol condemned by MPs
# Brexit
# Brexit

British government's approach to Northern Ireland protocol condemned by MPs

Jul 14th 2020, 8:37 AM 15,449 Views 12 Comments

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee said businesses had been left in the dark.

# westminster - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Boris Johnson's car involved in collision after protester runs onto road
# Westminster
# Westminster

Boris Johnson's car involved in collision after protester runs onto road

Updated Jun 17th 2020, 8:33 PM 53,588 Views 34 Comments

The demonstrator ran into the road outside the gates to Parliament at around 2.30pm.

# westminster - Monday 15 June, 2020

Man (28) jailed for 14 days after admitting urinating next to memorial in Westminster
# London
# London

Man (28) jailed for 14 days after admitting urinating next to memorial in Westminster

Jun 15th 2020, 2:43 PM 17,193 Views 42 Comments

The judge said the incident had caused “public revulsion”.

# westminster - Friday 12 June, 2020

Winston Churchill statue boarded up for protection as Boris Johnson hits out at statue toppling movement
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Winston Churchill statue boarded up for protection as Boris Johnson hits out at statue toppling movement

Jun 12th 2020, 3:31 PM 26,143 Views 159 Comments

The British Prime Minister said on Twitter: ‘We cannot now try to edit or censor our past.’

# westminster - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons
# House Of Chaos
# House Of Chaos

'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons

Jun 2nd 2020, 10:25 PM 24,458 Views 13 Comments

The government said it expected some ‘teething problems’ to the new voting system.

# westminster - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

SNP Westminster leader calls for 'legitimate and legal route' to Scottish independence
# Scotland
# Scotland

SNP Westminster leader calls for 'legitimate and legal route' to Scottish independence

Mar 10th 2020, 10:52 PM 17,523 Views 29 Comments

It is the latest in a series of calls for a second referendum on independence.

# westminster - Monday 9 March, 2020

Man ‘brandishing knives’ shot dead by police in London's Westminster
# UK
# UK

Man ‘brandishing knives’ shot dead by police in London's Westminster

Mar 9th 2020, 7:13 AM 28,923 Views 21 Comments

The incident is not being treated as terror-related.

# westminster - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Lise Hand in London: 'Empires end, not with a bang, but with a last burst of delusion'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Lise Hand in London: 'Empires end, not with a bang, but with a last burst of delusion'

Feb 2nd 2020, 10:22 AM 38,879 Views 125 Comments

The party was a bit flat and the Prime Minister was not often spotted. Lise Hand reports from London.

# westminster - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Jeffrey Donaldson replaces Nigel Dodds as DUP's Westminster leader
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

Jeffrey Donaldson replaces Nigel Dodds as DUP's Westminster leader

Dec 17th 2019, 8:22 PM 19,567 Views 41 Comments

Meanwhile, Sammy Wilson MP has been elected as the DUP’s chief whip.

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 11,181 Views 33 Comments

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

# westminster - Monday 9 December, 2019

Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time
# Uk Election 19
# Uk Election 19

Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time

Dec 9th 2019, 6:40 AM 12,080 Views 7 Comments

A December election does not come around often, writes Cormac Moore.

# westminster - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Shameful': Hillary Clinton slams UK government for not publishing report into Russian interference
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

'Shameful': Hillary Clinton slams UK government for not publishing report into Russian interference

Nov 12th 2019, 9:36 AM 25,203 Views 69 Comments

A report was sent to PM Boris Johnson a month ago but has not been published

# westminster - Friday 25 October, 2019

When will we know if we're getting a Brexit extension?
# Extension In The Offing
# Extension In The Offing

When will we know if we're getting a Brexit extension?

Oct 25th 2019, 6:00 AM 10,565 Views 15 Comments

A UK election could fast-track the EU’s decision on whether to grant an extension – but for how long will it be?

# westminster - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

What was tonight's crucial Brexit vote all about, and what happens now?
# Brexplainer
# Brexplainer

What was tonight's crucial Brexit vote all about, and what happens now?

Oct 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 27,045 Views 31 Comments

Let’s untangle the confusing jumble of Brexit legislation, amendments and Commons votes.

Boris Johnson loses crucial Commons vote on his Brexit deal, as EU to consider a third extension
# Brexit Crisis
# Brexit Crisis

Boris Johnson loses crucial Commons vote on his Brexit deal, as EU to consider a third extension

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:15 PM 62,846 Views 49 Comments

Donald Tusk said that he would recommend that the EU’s 27 leaders accept the UK request for an extension until 31 January 2020.

Crunch time for Johnson as he tries to push through Brexit bill in three days
# Brexit
# Brexit

Crunch time for Johnson as he tries to push through Brexit bill in three days

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:28 AM 12,248 Views 16 Comments

He faces the first hurdle this evening when MPs vote on the timetable for the bill’s passage through the parliament.

# westminster - Monday 21 October, 2019

'I can't think properly': Julian Assange appears in London court for extradition hearing
# Westminster
# Westminster

'I can't think properly': Julian Assange appears in London court for extradition hearing

Oct 21st 2019, 12:48 PM 15,090 Views 0 Comments

Assange is accused of leaking US government secrets.

# westminster - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster
# Stormont
# Stormont

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster

Oct 15th 2019, 8:59 PM 33,316 Views 51 Comments

The move to decriminalise abortion will only be halted if the Stormont executive is restored by 21 October.

# westminster - Monday 14 October, 2019

Man who drove into crowd in Westminster jailed for life
# Attempted Murder
# Attempted Murder

Man who drove into crowd in Westminster jailed for life

Oct 14th 2019, 10:54 PM 20,262 Views 27 Comments

Salih Khater drove his car at pedestrians, cyclists and two police officers in August 2018.

What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?
# Royals
# Royals

What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?

Oct 14th 2019, 11:06 AM 11,019 Views 26 Comments

The ceremony has existed in its current form since 1852, and kickstarts the British government’s legislative agenda.

# westminster - Friday 4 October, 2019

‘Poor judgment’ caused police failures in Westminster sex abuse claims case, report says
# Carl Beech
# Carl Beech

‘Poor judgment’ caused police failures in Westminster sex abuse claims case, report says

Oct 4th 2019, 1:28 PM 14,543 Views 0 Comments

Carl Beech was jailed for fabricating a series of claims of rape, torture and murder by high-profile figures.

# westminster - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Four climate protestors arrested after spraying fake blood on UK Treasury building
# Extinction Rebellion
# Extinction Rebellion

Four climate protestors arrested after spraying fake blood on UK Treasury building

Oct 3rd 2019, 12:02 PM 17,377 Views 58 Comments

The environmental campaign group said 1,800 litres of fake blood was used.

# westminster - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Man detained after dousing himself with suspected flammable liquid by Parliament gates in London
# Westminster
# Westminster

Man detained after dousing himself with suspected flammable liquid by Parliament gates in London

Oct 1st 2019, 12:07 PM 8,339 Views 14 Comments

The scene was made safe by units from the London Fire Brigade.

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