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# uk-government - Sunday 21 February, 2021

UK plans accelerated vaccine rollout as end of lockdown in sight
# UK Government
# UK Government

UK plans accelerated vaccine rollout as end of lockdown in sight

Feb 21st 2021, 11:44 AM 28,998 Views 59 Comments

Previous targets were to inoculate over-50s by May, with all adults to be vaccinated by the end of September.

# uk-government - Monday 11 January, 2021

UK government pressed over victims of IRA attacks linked to Libyan explosives
# Report
# Report

UK government pressed over victims of IRA attacks linked to Libyan explosives

Jan 11th 2021, 7:17 AM 16,105 Views 39 Comments

A report on compensation to UK victims of Gaddafi-sponsored IRA terrorism was delivered to government last year.

# uk-government - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

UK medical journals tell British government relaxing restrictions for Christmas could 'cost many lives'
# The Tiers
# The Tiers

UK medical journals tell British government relaxing restrictions for Christmas could 'cost many lives'

Dec 15th 2020, 12:56 PM 44,614 Views 8 Comments

London mayor Sadiq Khan has also expressed concerns over the five-day “Christmas window”.

# uk-government - Saturday 12 December, 2020

UK began a landmark review into its gambling laws this week - Ireland doesn't even have a regulator yet
# Betting
# Betting

UK began a landmark review into its gambling laws this week - Ireland doesn't even have a regulator yet

Dec 12th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,235 Views 13 Comments

Legislation that would create a regulator in Ireland was first proposed by the government seven years ago.

# uk-government - Monday 23 November, 2020

Johnson outlines new tougher tiers of restrictions for England and warns of risk of 'New Year surge'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson outlines new tougher tiers of restrictions for England and warns of risk of 'New Year surge'

Nov 23rd 2020, 4:22 PM 22,131 Views 6 Comments

The British Prime Minister said today that the previous regime of restrictions did not do enough to tackle the virus.

# uk-government - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

MPs to vote on Johnson's three-level Covid plan amid fallout over 'ignored' circuit breaker advice
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

MPs to vote on Johnson's three-level Covid plan amid fallout over 'ignored' circuit breaker advice

Updated Oct 13th 2020, 10:22 AM 27,388 Views 23 Comments

The idea of a “short, hard lockdown” has also been mooted here.

# uk-government - Monday 7 September, 2020

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 27,824 Views 49 Comments

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

# uk-government - Sunday 3 May, 2020

UK misses test target as minister admits lives would have been saved if testing capacity increased sooner
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK misses test target as minister admits lives would have been saved if testing capacity increased sooner

May 3rd 2020, 9:25 PM 30,951 Views 40 Comments

Grant Schapps said “many things” could have been different if the UK’s testing capacity was above 100,000 before Covid-19 spread in the country.

# uk-government - Thursday 23 April, 2020

UK announces large-scale study to track the spread of Covid-19
# Sample
# Sample

UK announces large-scale study to track the spread of Covid-19

Apr 23rd 2020, 8:01 AM 11,948 Views 29 Comments

At first, 25,000 people will be tested using self-administered nose and throat swabs to see if they have Covid-19.

# uk-government - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Johnson invites opposition leaders to 'work together' as death toll rises by 708 in just one day in UK
# NATIONAL EMERGENCY
# NATIONAL EMERGENCY

Johnson invites opposition leaders to 'work together' as death toll rises by 708 in just one day in UK

Updated Apr 4th 2020, 2:22 PM 67,580 Views 96 Comments

A leading pandemic modeller in the UK has said Britain had “painted itself into a corner” with no clear exit strategy from the coronavirus crisis.

# uk-government - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate'
# Conor Murphy
# Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate'

Jan 15th 2020, 10:45 PM 40,468 Views 41 Comments

This evening, Conor Murphy said he “cannot and will not” accept the British government’s package.

# uk-government - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Abortion guidance for Northern Ireland published by UK government
# Ni
# Ni

Abortion guidance for Northern Ireland published by UK government

Oct 8th 2019, 7:16 AM 6,262 Views 7 Comments

The abortion law won’t change later this month if the NI Executive is restored by 21 October.

# uk-government - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Court case begins on whether the North's citizens can self-identify as Irish
# Emma DeSouza
# Emma DeSouza

Court case begins on whether the North's citizens can self-identify as Irish

Sep 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 54,499 Views 45 Comments

Emma DeSouza has won three court cases against the UK’s Home Office, which has argued that she is a British citizen.

# uk-government - Monday 19 August, 2019

'A few bumps in the road’: Number 10 attempts to downplay Operation Yellowhammer revelations
# Hard Border
# Hard Border

'A few bumps in the road’: Number 10 attempts to downplay Operation Yellowhammer revelations

Aug 19th 2019, 11:14 AM 37,747 Views 47 Comments

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to declare later that the UK is facing a Brexit ‘crisis’.

# uk-government - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'Irritated' May blasts Boris as London mayor calls for second Brexit referendum
# Yes We Khan
# Yes We Khan

'Irritated' May blasts Boris as London mayor calls for second Brexit referendum

Sep 16th 2018, 4:55 PM 40,148 Views 87 Comments

There’s only six months to go until the UK is due to leave the EU.

# uk-government - Sunday 15 July, 2018

British minister resigns over lewd messages to women
# Scandal
# Scandal

British minister resigns over lewd messages to women

Jul 15th 2018, 3:54 PM 26,396 Views 18 Comments

Andrew Griffiths said he was “deeply ashamed” and would seek professional help.

# uk-government - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Theresa May's Brexit plan criticised as a 'real blow' for London's finance sector
# White Paper
# White Paper

Theresa May's Brexit plan criticised as a 'real blow' for London's finance sector

Jul 12th 2018, 1:22 PM 36,941 Views 93 Comments

The controversial plan prompted the resignation of chief negotiator David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

# uk-government - Monday 2 April, 2018

Husband of woman jailed in Iran says Boris Johnson has not done enough to secure her release
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

Husband of woman jailed in Iran says Boris Johnson has not done enough to secure her release

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:59 PM 17,773 Views 7 Comments

The case sparked a political firestorm when Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee she was in Iran “training journalists”.

# uk-government - Thursday 1 February, 2018

'It was unnecessary': Theresa May rejects resignation of minister who stood down for being late

'It was unnecessary': Theresa May rejects resignation of minister who stood down for being late

Feb 1st 2018, 8:03 AM 19,415 Views 28 Comments

Lord Michael Bates declared his intention to resign over the “discourtesy” of arriving late to a half-hour questions session.

# uk-government - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Theresa May insists she is 'not a quitter' as she defends leadership role
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Theresa May insists she is 'not a quitter' as she defends leadership role

Jan 31st 2018, 9:57 AM 6,688 Views 23 Comments

May is under pressure from across her Conservative party over her Brexit strategy.

# uk-government - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel
# Priti Patel
# Priti Patel

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel

Nov 8th 2017, 12:30 PM 14,346 Views 56 Comments

Another diplomatic incident has cropped up for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s scandal-prone government.

# uk-government - Monday 23 October, 2017

UK government says Northern Irish women can get abortions free on NHS in England
# Travel Paid For
# Travel Paid For

UK government says Northern Irish women can get abortions free on NHS in England

Oct 23rd 2017, 3:46 PM 10,073 Views 73 Comments

The travel and accommodation costs will be covered for women on low incomes, under a new government scheme.

# uk-government - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

'I couldn't believe my eyes': EU citizens in UK given deportation letters by mistake
# Whoops
# Whoops

'I couldn't believe my eyes': EU citizens in UK given deportation letters by mistake

Aug 23rd 2017, 6:26 PM 25,078 Views 59 Comments

The Home Office said letters had been mistakenly sent out to around 100 people.

# uk-government - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Irish and UK governments reassert their claims over Lough Foyle
# Diplomatic Differences
# Diplomatic Differences

Irish and UK governments reassert their claims over Lough Foyle

Nov 17th 2016, 3:00 PM 29,156 Views 80 Comments

Yesterday, the Northern Irish Secretary of State said “the whole of Lough Foyle is within the UK”.

# uk-government - Monday 2 February, 2015

David Cameron is scared to answer basic maths questions
# Nine Eights
# Nine Eights

David Cameron is scared to answer basic maths questions

Feb 2nd 2015, 10:45 PM 14,133 Views 20 Comments

The answer was 72, David.

# uk-government - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Poll: Should the British Government cancel deals made with IRA 'on-the-runs' ?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the British Government cancel deals made with IRA 'on-the-runs' ?

Feb 27th 2014, 9:29 AM 9,494 Views 112 Comments

The deals were made by former UK Prime Minster Tony Blair but should they be taken back?

# uk-government - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Guardian editor: The British government forced us to destroy hard drives
# NSA Leaks
# NSA Leaks

Guardian editor: The British government forced us to destroy hard drives

Aug 20th 2013, 11:27 AM 8,227 Views 51 Comments

The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has said that senior government officials pressured his paper to destroy files related to its recent stories about the National Security Agency in the US.

# uk-government - Monday 3 October, 2011

Gaddafi wanted to be 'like the Queen of England'
# Gaddafi
# Gaddafi

Gaddafi wanted to be 'like the Queen of England'

Oct 3rd 2011, 3:33 PM 782 Views 7 Comments

An investigation into the six-month campaign to overthrow the now fugitive Colonel has revealed his desperate attempts to retain some semblance of control.

# uk-government - Thursday 22 September, 2011

UK agrees to pay compensation to Bloody Sunday victims' families
# Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday

UK agrees to pay compensation to Bloody Sunday victims' families

Sep 22nd 2011, 9:21 AM 547 Views 19 Comments

The country’s Ministry of Defence has confirmed it will make payments over the killing of 13 unarmed protesters in 1972.

# uk-government - Friday 1 July, 2011

British government planned to play down Fukushima disaster
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

British government planned to play down Fukushima disaster

Jul 1st 2011, 10:41 AM 271 Views 5 Comments

New emails reveal attempts by government departments to instigate a PR campaign just two days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

# uk-government - Monday 7 March, 2011

Prince Andrew's UK trade role could be scaled back over association with convicted paedophile
# UK
# UK

Prince Andrew's UK trade role could be scaled back over association with convicted paedophile

Mar 7th 2011, 10:18 AM 1,190 Views 0 Comments

The Royal family member has come under pressure for his links to Jeffrey Epstein with a number of UK government ministers refusing to back him in his role.

# uk-government - Sunday 6 March, 2011

Heavy gunfire heard in Tripoli as pro-Gaddafi forces claim gains in Libya
# Libya
# Libya

Heavy gunfire heard in Tripoli as pro-Gaddafi forces claim gains in Libya

Mar 6th 2011, 9:33 AM 307 Views 0 Comments

The UK government has refused to comment on claims that SAS forces in Libya have been captured by rebels as the violence continues across the country.

# uk-government - Friday 4 March, 2011

Release of government files unveil reports of UFO sightings and phenomena
# UFO
From The Daily Edge
# UFO

Release of government files unveil reports of UFO sightings and phenomena

Mar 4th 2011, 11:19 AM 826 Views 2 Comments

The UK government has released thousands of pages of documents relating to UFO sightings and reports.

# uk-government - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Takeover of BSkyB moves closer after UK government approves Sky News 'spin-off'
# Media
# Media

Takeover of BSkyB moves closer after UK government approves Sky News 'spin-off'

Mar 3rd 2011, 11:07 AM 329 Views 0 Comments

The controversial takeover of the satellite giant by Rupert Murdoch’s company is now set to go ahead.

# uk-government - Tuesday 3 August, 2010

Give us your suggestions - we just won't listen to them
# Crowdsourcing
# Crowdsourcing

Give us your suggestions - we just won't listen to them

Aug 3rd 2010, 12:40 PM 206 Views 0 Comments

The British coalition’s attempt to ‘crowdsource’ its programme for government doesn’t change its priorities.