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# boris-johnson - Friday 11 September, 2020

'Terrible mess': UK and EU at odds as trade talks hang in the balance
# No Deal
# No Deal

'Terrible mess': UK and EU at odds as trade talks hang in the balance

Sep 11th 2020, 7:41 AM 26,037 Views 28 Comments

The UK has said that it won’t drop measures that would undermine the Withdrawal Agreement.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Operation Moonshot: Mass testing could create ‘freedom pass’ to go about life as normal, Johnson says
# Operation Moonshot
# Operation Moonshot

Operation Moonshot: Mass testing could create ‘freedom pass’ to go about life as normal, Johnson says

Sep 9th 2020, 9:43 PM 23,363 Views 28 Comments

The current testing programme in the UK has faced considerable criticism for struggling to meet demand.

Taoiseach tells Johnson of the 'serious implications' if British government breaches Brexit deal
# A Quick Chat
# A Quick Chat

Taoiseach tells Johnson of the 'serious implications' if British government breaches Brexit deal

Updated Sep 9th 2020, 8:48 PM 31,642 Views 65 Comments

The pair spoke over the phone this evening.

Sport pilot events in England limited to 1,000 people with return of fans under review
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Sport pilot events in England limited to 1,000 people with return of fans under review

Updated Sep 9th 2020, 8:26 PM 7,912 Views 0 Comments

Plans for horse racing, football, basketball, and speedway events have changed after a rise in Covid-19 cases.

As the clock ticks down (yes, again), sign up to get Brexit news and analysis in your inbox
# Backstop
# Backstop

As the clock ticks down (yes, again), sign up to get Brexit news and analysis in your inbox

Sep 9th 2020, 6:05 PM 28,715 Views 27 Comments

There are 113 days to go…

'Alarm bells': Tánaiste expresses concern ahead of publication of law-breaking Brexit bill
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

'Alarm bells': Tánaiste expresses concern ahead of publication of law-breaking Brexit bill

Updated Sep 9th 2020, 8:55 AM 30,877 Views 32 Comments

The government says the bill is intended to ensure Northern Ireland can trade freely with Britain.

England to ban social gatherings of more than six people following spike in Covid-19 cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

England to ban social gatherings of more than six people following spike in Covid-19 cases

Sep 9th 2020, 7:50 AM 21,635 Views 16 Comments

Boris Johnson will announce the measures today following a sharp rise in cases.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations
# Trade
# Trade

UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations

Sep 8th 2020, 7:02 AM 12,522 Views 12 Comments

Trade talks will resume in London today.

Coveney bringing 'significant' Brexit memo to Cabinet on trade preparations
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney bringing 'significant' Brexit memo to Cabinet on trade preparations

Sep 8th 2020, 6:10 AM 14,358 Views 11 Comments

Today’s Cabinet meeting is set to be dominated about Brexit.

# boris-johnson - Monday 7 September, 2020

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'
# Brexit
# Brexit

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'

Updated Sep 7th 2020, 10:30 PM 95,034 Views 122 Comments

Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.

Why is the UK threatening to roll back on the 'Northern Ireland Protocol' and what does it mean for Brexit trade talks?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Why is the UK threatening to roll back on the 'Northern Ireland Protocol' and what does it mean for Brexit trade talks?

Sep 7th 2020, 1:48 PM 27,807 Views 49 Comments

EU-UK trade talks are set to start up again tomorrow.

Boris Johnson: Trade talks shouldn't go on after 15 October if there's still no EU-UK agreement
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson: Trade talks shouldn't go on after 15 October if there's still no EU-UK agreement

Sep 7th 2020, 1:24 PM 10,130 Views 16 Comments

The UK is reportedly planning legislation to overwrite key elements of the Withdrawal Agreement.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 6 September, 2020

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU

Sep 6th 2020, 7:24 AM 19,816 Views 35 Comments

David Frost was speaking in an interview with the Mail on Sunday.

# boris-johnson - Friday 28 August, 2020

UK government says there's a 'limit' on home working as fresh campaign urges people to return to the office
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

UK government says there's a 'limit' on home working as fresh campaign urges people to return to the office

Aug 28th 2020, 11:47 AM 28,755 Views 61 Comments

Currently in Ireland, the government is advising people who can work from home to do so.

# boris-johnson - Monday 17 August, 2020

'A victory for young people': UK government forced into u-turn over A-level grades
# Testing Times
# Testing Times

'A victory for young people': UK government forced into u-turn over A-level grades

Updated Aug 17th 2020, 8:12 PM 62,450 Views 40 Comments

Boris Johnson, who is on holiday in Scotland, held crisis talks with the minister and senior officials this morning.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Boris Johnson unveils first steps towards marking centenary of Northern Ireland next year
# Belfast Visit
# Belfast Visit

Boris Johnson unveils first steps towards marking centenary of Northern Ireland next year

Aug 13th 2020, 8:06 PM 24,785 Views 39 Comments

A centenary forum and a centenary historical advisory panel are set to be established.

Taoiseach has first face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Taoiseach has first face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Updated Aug 13th 2020, 6:00 PM 30,679 Views 55 Comments

The two leaders are discussing management of Covid-19 and Brexit negotiations.

Boris Johnson to announce Northern Ireland centenary plans today
# 100 Years
# 100 Years

Boris Johnson to announce Northern Ireland centenary plans today

Aug 13th 2020, 8:52 AM 21,806 Views 65 Comments

A Centenary Forum and Centenary Historical Advisory Panel will be created.

Explainer: Why is the UK suffering the worst recession of any G7 country?
# UK Recession
# UK Recession

Explainer: Why is the UK suffering the worst recession of any G7 country?

Aug 13th 2020, 6:10 AM 29,388 Views 16 Comments

The ailing British services sector has something to do with it.

Micheál Martin set to meet Boris Johnson in the North this morning
# Meeting
# Meeting

Micheál Martin set to meet Boris Johnson in the North this morning

Aug 13th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,256 Views 15 Comments

Covid-19 will top the agenda.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Covid 'trade off': Pubs in England may have to close again so schools can reopen
# On The Limit
# On The Limit

Covid 'trade off': Pubs in England may have to close again so schools can reopen

Aug 1st 2020, 1:12 PM 39,402 Views 50 Comments

More than 4,000 new cases were occurring daily last week in England.

# boris-johnson - Friday 31 July, 2020

Setback for UK sports as Johnson confirms pilots of crowds won't take place
# Fans
From The42
# Fans

Setback for UK sports as Johnson confirms pilots of crowds won't take place

Jul 31st 2020, 1:47 PM 4,325 Views 1 Comment

Some 5,000 racegoers had been due to attend the Glorious Goodwood Festival on Saturday.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain

Jul 28th 2020, 2:25 PM 16,328 Views 19 Comments

The British prime minister defended his government’s decision to impose restrictions on those returning from Spain.

# boris-johnson - Monday 27 July, 2020

Irish Heart Foundation urges government to follow UK's lead and tackle obesity
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish Heart Foundation urges government to follow UK's lead and tackle obesity

Jul 27th 2020, 5:04 PM 14,641 Views 56 Comments

The UK government today asked overweight people to lose five pounds to save the NHS money.

Lose 5lbs to help save the NHS money, says UK Health Secretary
# Obesity
# Obesity

Lose 5lbs to help save the NHS money, says UK Health Secretary

Jul 27th 2020, 7:54 AM 23,491 Views 31 Comments

Cabinet minister Matthew Hancock has set the target as the Government prepares to unveil its obesity crackdown.

# boris-johnson - Friday 24 July, 2020

Johnson admits UK government could have handled pandemic ‘differently’
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Johnson admits UK government could have handled pandemic ‘differently’

Jul 24th 2020, 10:51 PM 25,426 Views 38 Comments

More than 50,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the UK.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Boris Johnson plays down possibility of second coronavirus lockdown in UK
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Boris Johnson plays down possibility of second coronavirus lockdown in UK

Jul 19th 2020, 11:37 AM 26,367 Views 69 Comments

Johnson said he did not want to use a lockdown any more than Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent.

# boris-johnson - Friday 17 July, 2020

Planning underway for fans in Britain to return to sports stadiums in October
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

Planning underway for fans in Britain to return to sports stadiums in October

Jul 17th 2020, 1:08 PM 2,481 Views 0 Comments

The World Snooker Championship, the Glorious Goodwood horse racing festival and two county cricket friendly matches will be among pilot events.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England

Jul 14th 2020, 7:24 AM 12,737 Views 18 Comments

The order comes into force on 24 July and people who don’t comply could face a fine of up to £100 (€110).

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Michel Barnier travels to London for face-to-face Brexit talks
# London Calling
# London Calling

Michel Barnier travels to London for face-to-face Brexit talks

Jul 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,931 Views 22 Comments

Significant differences remain between the EU and the UK.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Phil Hogan hopeful of Brexit deal but says the ball is in the UK's court
# Both Sides Now
# Both Sides Now

Phil Hogan hopeful of Brexit deal but says the ball is in the UK's court

Jul 4th 2020, 4:03 PM 14,520 Views 34 Comments

The fourth round of Brexit trade talks ended a day early this week.

# boris-johnson - Friday 3 July, 2020

People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’, says Boris Johnson
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’, says Boris Johnson

Jul 3rd 2020, 11:15 AM 26,980 Views 63 Comments

Johnson said he believed in practical action to tackle prejudice and discrimination.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change
# Phone Diplomacy
# Phone Diplomacy

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change

Jul 1st 2020, 7:13 AM 8,575 Views 18 Comments

The UK prime minister congratulated the new taoiseach.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Theresa May criticises Boris Johnson for appointing key security advisor with 'no proven expertise'
# Conservatives
# Conservatives

Theresa May criticises Boris Johnson for appointing key security advisor with 'no proven expertise'

Jun 30th 2020, 4:43 PM 16,118 Views 5 Comments

Sir Mark Sedwill had stepped down from his role in the UK government amid reports of clashes with Johnson’s chief advisor Dominic Cummings.

Johnson announces plan to deal with 'aftershock' of Covid-19 pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson announces plan to deal with 'aftershock' of Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 30th 2020, 1:19 PM 13,311 Views 13 Comments

The British Prime Minister promised his response would not be a return to the austerity that followed the financial crisis.

# boris-johnson - Monday 29 June, 2020

Johnson says Covid-19 pandemic has been an ‘absolute nightmare’ for the UK
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson says Covid-19 pandemic has been an ‘absolute nightmare’ for the UK

Jun 29th 2020, 10:51 AM 29,003 Views 33 Comments

Leicester recorded 866 new cases of the coronavirus in the last two weeks – leading to speculation the city will be locked down again.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Debunked: No, all UK residents won't have to get microchipped starting from January 2021
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, all UK residents won't have to get microchipped starting from January 2021

Jun 24th 2020, 4:57 PM 12,404 Views 8 Comments

The letter was confirmed as a fake by the UK Cabinet Office.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

England replaces two-metre social distancing rule with 'one-metre plus'
# Two Becomes One
# Two Becomes One

England replaces two-metre social distancing rule with 'one-metre plus'

Jun 23rd 2020, 5:37 PM 18,043 Views 16 Comments

Pubs will also re-open in England from the start of July.

Britain is a nation that can no longer agree on what ‘Britishness’ means
# Opinion
# Opinion

Britain is a nation that can no longer agree on what ‘Britishness’ means

Jun 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 24,283 Views 71 Comments

Peter Flanagan says the UK is having an identity crisis, fuelled by a government that doesn’t listen to science and an education system that ignores its history.

# boris-johnson - Monday 22 June, 2020

Boris Johnson to discuss easing lockdown and two-metre rule with scientists
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Boris Johnson to discuss easing lockdown and two-metre rule with scientists

Jun 22nd 2020, 7:10 AM 9,839 Views 8 Comments

Johnson will tomorrow outline the plans to parliament for pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers to reopen in England.