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#Britain

# britain - Friday 6 December, 2019

Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal

The Labour leader said a confidential report paints a ‘damning picture’ of Boris Johnson’s deal, especially when it came to Northern Ireland.

# britain - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Italian could overtake Irish in list of most common non-British nationalities in UK

An estimated 322,000 Irish people were living in the UK in the year to June 2019, new figures suggest.

# britain - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Wife of White Helmets founder ‘barred from leaving Turkey’ amid death probe

James Le Mesurier was found dead outside his Istanbul home on November 11.

Brexit will make Britain a 'second-rate player', Donald Tusk says

Tusk, who leaves office at the end of the month, has made no secret of his opposition to Brexit.

# britain - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'

Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.

# britain - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline

“It looks like they may well give us an extension.”

# britain - Monday 14 October, 2019

What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?

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

# britain - Friday 11 October, 2019

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

# britain - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

'Who runs Britain?': UK papers divided over Supreme Court ruling as parliament returns

A Guardian writer calls Johnson a “liar” while the Express asks what’s lawful about denying the result of the Brexit vote.

# britain - Monday 23 September, 2019

UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

In a joint statement, the countries called on Tehran to choose dialogue over further “provocation”.

# britain - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Michel Barnier: 'No reason to be optimistic' that Brexit deal will be reached

Barnier’s stark assessment came as MEPs said there can be no Brexit deal without the Irish backstop.

# britain - Friday 6 September, 2019

The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings?

In this week’s episode of The Explainer,

# britain - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament

Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.

# britain - Sunday 1 September, 2019

MPs to propose law to stop no-deal Brexit - Gove won't rule out ignoring it if it passes

Opposition MP Sir Keir Starmer said Gove’s comments were “breathtaking”.

# britain - Friday 30 August, 2019

A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears

A legal bid to reverse a suspension of parliament has been launched in the North.

# britain - Sunday 11 August, 2019

From The42 Ireland overcome Britain in thriller to secure historic bronze medal Feat

Ireland overcome Britain in thriller to secure historic bronze medal

The result also means they earn promotion to Division A for their age group for 2020.

# britain - Thursday 8 August, 2019

US to seek free-trade agreement with UK 'at the earliest possible time' after it leaves EU

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday met with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

# britain - Friday 2 August, 2019

'Panic' and 'security gaps': Internal British document warns about impact of no-deal Brexit

Britain leaving the EU without a deal seems increasingly likely.

# britain - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Quiz: Did Boris Johnson say this?

The new British Prime Minister is known for making controversial comments.

# britain - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses proroguing parliament in his first speech as Leader of the Commons

Rees-Mogg has just given his first statement in the House of Commons as a member of the British government.

# britain - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

May to hand in resignation as Johnson forms new Cabinet

There is much speculation as to who is in and who is out of the front bench.

# britain - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader

The Conservative Party’s 1922 committee made the announcement this morning at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II conference centre.

Britain wants protection force for shipping in Gulf after Iran seizes oil tanker

Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged oil tanker on Friday in a dramatic escalation of tensions in the region.

# britain - Monday 22 July, 2019

Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board?

In video footage released by an Iranian news agency, masked soldiers are seen travelling down a rope and into the tanker.

Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure

Iran has remained defiant in the face of UK’s claims of “illegal and destabilising behaviour”.

# britain - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences'

The seizure has been labelled a “dangerous further aggravation of an already tense situation”.

# britain - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Donald Trump is 'inept' and 'dysfunctional,' says UK ambassador to the US

A British spokesperson said ambassadors abroad are expected to provide ‘honest, unvarnished’ assessments.

# britain - Friday 5 July, 2019

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson found guilty over Facebook broadcast

Robinson has built a large online following with links to international white nationalist groups.

# britain - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters amid clashes over extradition plans Umbrella Movement This post contains videos

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters amid clashes over extradition plans

Black-clad demonstrators, most of them young people and students, have surrounded government offices.

# britain - Sunday 9 June, 2019

UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock

Sajid Javid said Britain has a moral duty to pay for a new border arrangement.

# britain - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago

Gove said he was working as a journalist at the time and he wishes he hadn’t taken drugs.

# britain - Friday 7 June, 2019

High Court throws out misconduct in public office case against Boris Johnson

The lawsuit had accused him of knowingly lying during the Brexit referendum campaign.

# britain - Monday 27 May, 2019

The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland

Great Britain and Northern Ireland will send 73 MEPs back to Brussels.

# britain - Friday 24 May, 2019

As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader

She will leave the role of Conservative Party leader.

# britain - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Poll: Who do you think will replace Theresa May as Prime Minister? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will replace Theresa May as Prime Minister?

The Times newspaper in the UK has put Tory MP Boris Johnson as the front-runner.

# britain - Monday 20 May, 2019

Prosecutors issue formal request to hold Julian Assange on suspicion of rape

It’s the first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden.

# britain - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal

MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.

# britain - Friday 17 May, 2019

White supremacist handed a life sentence in England over plot to kill a serving MP

He had been serving a prison sentence for stirring up hatred and was previously sentenced for committing child sex offence.

# britain - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Irish exports to the UK have grown a lot in spite of ongoing Brexit uncertainty CSO

Irish exports to the UK have grown a lot in spite of ongoing Brexit uncertainty

Total goods exports to the UK increased by €166 million and amounted to a total €1.2 billion.

# britain - Monday 1 April, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg defends sharing video of German far-right leader's speech

The Tory MP said it was not an endorsement, he was simply “pointing out something interesting which is worth watching”.

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