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# rishi sunak

Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
UK Prime Minister defends new Rwanda asylum seeker plan as he battles to maintain authority
Sunak said the proposed new immigration law would “restore people’s trust that the system is fair”.
UK salary threshold for overseas workers to raise to €45,100 under plans to cut migration
There are also plans to stop health and care workers from bringing family dependants.
Last month
November 2023
Sunak will seek to revive his asylum seeker Rwanda plan after Supreme Court defeat
The British Prime Minister pledged that he would ‘not allow a foreign court to block these flights’ to Rwanda.
UK Supreme Court rules government plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda is unlawful
The ruling is another blow to Rishi Sunak’s promise to “stop the boats”.
Rishi Sunak stresses ‘united team’ at first Cabinet meeting following dramatic reshuffle
David Cameron was attending his first Cabinet since his resignation as Prime Minister in 2016.
Calls for Rishi Sunak to sack Suella Braverman mount as she is accused of spawning ‘hatred’
Labour leader Keir Starmer said few public figures “have done more recently to whip up division” than the British Home Secretary.
Mary Lou McDonald says Suella Braverman must 'cop on' after comments on Northern Ireland
The UK Home Secretary has also been accused of emboldening far-right protesters after some clashed with police in London today.
Rishi Sunak under pressure to sack Suella Braverman over article criticising police
The article, which used Northern Ireland as an example in criticising pro-Palestine “hate marchers”, was not signed off by Downing Street.
Sunak issues warning over ‘disrespectful’ Armistice Day pro-Palestinian march
Sunak said those who wanted to “divide society” could try exploit the event as he voted to hold the Met Police Chief accountable.
October 2023
Insufficient evidence to rule out threat to humanity from AI, UK government paper says
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will today set out how he will address the dangers presented by AI while harnessing the benefits.
Sunak says double Tory by-election defeats ‘disappointing’ but blames ‘local factors’
Labour took both Tamworth and Mid Bedfordshire from the Conservatives in results announced today.
Saudi leader tells Rishi Sunak attacks on Gaza 'heinous', risk of 'dangerous repercussions'
Yesterday, Sunak said he wanted Israel to win the war with Hamas.
Rishi Sunak tells Benjamin Netanyahu 'we want you to win' during visit to Israel
The UK Prime Minister also welcomed the decision to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza.
Taoiseach says Rishi Sunak is 'hopeful' talks with DUP can lead to restoration of Stormont
Sunak briefed Varadkar on the talks in Armagh during a bilateral meeting between the leaders yesterday.
UK Labour leader Keir Starmer says a border poll is 'not even on the horizon'
Starmer said: ‘I don’t think we’re anywhere near that kind of question. It’s absolutely hypothetical.’
Taoiseach: Ireland may pay EU countries rather than accept more refugees under migration pact
Leo Varadkar was speaking at the European Political Community Summit, where he also held a meeting with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Rishi Sunak criticised by former Tory PMs for scrapping major rail route plans
A high-speed railway line will now only connect London to Birmingham instead of travelling further northwards as intended.
Poll: Should Ireland gradually increase the age at which cigarettes can be purchased?
British PM Rishi Sunak proposed a vote to gradually increase the legal smoking age to ban the sale for 14 year olds.
Trolleys of champagne and guide dog apologies: What is going on at the 2023 Tory Conference?
Suella Braverman had to apologise this morning for standing on a guide dog’s tail.
Rishi Sunak plans to progressively ban cigarettes by increasing the legal age every year
The plans would mean that 14 year olds will never legally be sold a cigarette but existing smokers would not be affected.
September 2023
Laurence Fox apologises for ‘demeaning’ comments made about female journalist on GB News
The UK’s media regulator received around 7,300 complaints about the broadcast.
'I always knew Sunak was smart': Donald Trump praises British PM for rollback on climate targets
Sunak announced plans to water down environmental commitments this week.
Poll: Should American Bully XL dogs be banned in Ireland?
The UK is bringing in a ban – but should Ireland follow suit?
Taoiseach says Rishi Sunak rolling back on climate measures is 'bad economic policy' for UK
Varadkar says car industry can’t have uncertain targets and moving goalposts.
Rishi Sunak's U-turn on climate slammed as 'chucking the environment into a political fire'
The UK Prime Minister announced a reversal on several climate pledges but has attracted criticism on all sides.
Meat tax 'scrapped' by Sunak 'was never policy', Labour MP says
The UK Prime Minister has been criticised for putting up ‘a lot of straw men’.
'I would worry for the British people': Ryan on Sunak pushing out date on ban on new petrol car sales
The ban has been pushed back to 2035.
This year
Nadine Dorries resigns as Tory MP with scathing attack on Rishi Sunak
Dorries said Sunak’s attacks led to the police having to visit her home due to threats against her.
UK media and politicians call for law change after Lucy Letby refuses to attend sentencing
The judge ordered that Letby be sent copies of the statements read out by the families of her victims after her refusal to attend.
Greenpeace activists arrested after draping Rishi Sunak's mansion in oil-black fabric
Police have arrived at the British Prime Minister’s home.
Tories lose two by-elections in previously safe areas - but hold Boris Johnson's former seat
Sunak was spared of being the first prime minister since 1968 to lose three by-elections in one day.
MPs approve report that found Boris Johnson lied to the UK Parliament over partygate
The report was approved by MPs by 354 votes to seven.
Boris Johnson accused of ‘clear breach’ of rules by taking up Daily Mail columnist job
The right-leaning newspaper said it is ‘delighted’ to welcome ‘one of the wittiest and most original writers in the business’.
Boris Johnson urges Privileges Committee to publish ‘nonsense’ report on Partygate
The panel earlier said the former prime minister had made last-minute representations ahead of the release of its report.
UK's pandemic inquiry begins today and is set to run until 2026
The UK suffered one of the worst Covid-19 death tolls in Europe.
Boris Johnson accuses Rishi Sunak of ‘talking rubbish’ in row over UK honours list
The British Prime Minister had accused his predecessor of asking him to overrule a vetting panel over his House of Lords nominations.
Sunak and Biden announce 'Atlantic Declaration' to strengthen US-UK economic ties
The world leaders hope the partnership will boost industry ties on defense and renewable energy.
British PM Rishi Sunak announces UK will host first global AI summit ahead of talks with Biden
Sunak will raise the issue of artificial intelligence regulation with Joe Biden when they meet in the White House tomorrow.
Boris Johnson ‘more than happy’ to hand material to UK Covid inquiry amid legal battle
Johnson was forced to change his mobile in 2021 after it emerged his number had been publicly available online for 15 years.
Suella Braverman will not face investigation over handling of speeding offence
Braverman was accused of breaching ministerial code by asking civil servants to help with a private matter.