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# uk-government - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

First UK migrant flight to Rwanda grounded after European Court of Human Rights intervenes
# Migrant Policy
# Migrant Policy

First UK migrant flight to Rwanda grounded after European Court of Human Rights intervenes

Jun 15th 2022, 6:44 AM 24,317 Views 22 Comments

All migrants weren removed from the plane, Government sources have said.

# uk-government - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

European Court of Human Rights issues order to prevent asylum seeker from being sent to Rwanda
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

European Court of Human Rights issues order to prevent asylum seeker from being sent to Rwanda

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 8:12 PM 38,294 Views 58 Comments

The first flight of asylum seekers is due to depart from the UK to Rwanda this evening.

Taoiseach says UK government 'don't fully get' the Good Friday Agreement
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Taoiseach says UK government 'don't fully get' the Good Friday Agreement

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 3:22 PM 22,092 Views 37 Comments
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland will not be made collateral damage by the plan.
  • Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O'Neill said that the Good Friday Agreement and Brexit were incompatible.
  • DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has not given a timeline for his party to return to power-sharing in the north.

# uk-government - Monday 16 May, 2022

Johnson says plan to unilaterally redraw NI protocol is 'insurance' while 'ironing out problems'
# Across The Irish Sea
# Across The Irish Sea

Johnson says plan to unilaterally redraw NI protocol is 'insurance' while 'ironing out problems'

May 16th 2022, 9:40 PM 53,595 Views 40 Comments
  • Johnson made clear that he did not favour scrapping the Protocol, and instead wanted to secure changes to it.
  • DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said the Prime Minister will be judged on his actions and not his words over the Protocol.
  • Sinn Féin Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill said the Protocol "is here to stay" following a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

# uk-government - Thursday 28 April, 2022

UK Government drops plans for more post-Brexit import checks on EU goods
# Border Checks
# Border Checks

UK Government drops plans for more post-Brexit import checks on EU goods

Apr 28th 2022, 1:24 PM 10,585 Views 5 Comments

Jacob Rees-Mogg said the decision would avoid potential disruption at the border.

# uk-government - Thursday 14 April, 2022

UK teachers call for ban on conversion therapy for trans pupils
# UK Government
# UK Government

UK teachers call for ban on conversion therapy for trans pupils

Apr 14th 2022, 11:42 AM 11,835 Views 0 Comments

UK teachers at a conference raised concerns over the government’s “repeated U-turns” on banning conversion therapy.

# uk-government - Monday 21 March, 2022

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe calls for release of other detainees in Iran
# Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe calls for release of other detainees in Iran

Mar 21st 2022, 2:01 PM 9,794 Views 2 Comments

The British-Iranian dual national also said: ‘What happened now should have happened six years ago.’

# uk-government - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Businesses in Northern Ireland ‘hopeful’ of UK-EU deal after meeting UK Foreign Secretary
# Liz Truss
# Liz Truss

Businesses in Northern Ireland ‘hopeful’ of UK-EU deal after meeting UK Foreign Secretary

Jan 27th 2022, 7:50 PM 10,087 Views 6 Comments

Liz Truss visited Northern Ireland today.

# uk-government - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

UK Government to discuss Northern Ireland first ministers’ roles after elections
# House Of Lords
# House Of Lords

UK Government to discuss Northern Ireland first ministers’ roles after elections

Jan 19th 2022, 10:32 PM 17,458 Views 18 Comments

Stormont elections take place this year on 5 May.

# uk-government - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Opinion: Make no mistake - this UK government will not rest until the Protocol is gone
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: Make no mistake - this UK government will not rest until the Protocol is gone

Oct 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 29,630 Views 40 Comments

Former negotiator Sydney Nash says it’s sovereignty, not sausages, that the UK government cares about.

# uk-government - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

UK report: 'Gradual approach' to Covid-19 lockdowns at start of pandemic led to more deaths
# Report
# Report

UK report: 'Gradual approach' to Covid-19 lockdowns at start of pandemic led to more deaths

Oct 12th 2021, 7:39 AM 10,161 Views 19 Comments

Experts and ministers sought to ‘only moderate the speed of infection’ through the population, MPs said.

# uk-government - Monday 4 October, 2021

British military tanker drivers take to roads of the UK to ease fuel crisis
# British Army
# British Army

British military tanker drivers take to roads of the UK to ease fuel crisis

Oct 4th 2021, 7:44 AM 14,235 Views 13 Comments

200 British military personnel are being deployed to assist in the supply of petrol filling stations

# uk-government - Saturday 17 July, 2021

UK health secretary Sajid Javid self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19
# Summer Reopening
# Summer Reopening

UK health secretary Sajid Javid self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19

Jul 17th 2021, 2:49 PM 22,693 Views 30 Comments

It comes two days before the government goes ahead with the final lifting of lockdown restrictions in England.

# uk-government - Friday 25 June, 2021

UK health minister apologises for breaching Covid guidance after being accused of affair with aide
# Matt Hancock
# Matt Hancock

UK health minister apologises for breaching Covid guidance after being accused of affair with aide

Jun 25th 2021, 12:56 PM 47,324 Views 32 Comments

The Sun newspaper in the UK today published pictures of Matt Hancock with adviser Gina Coladangelo.

# uk-government - 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.

# uk-government - Friday 7 May, 2021

Brian Rowan: The question now re any amnesty in the North is whether Johnson can be trusted
# Opinion
# Opinion

Brian Rowan: The question now re any amnesty in the North is whether Johnson can be trusted

May 7th 2021, 11:16 AM 14,050 Views 24 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author looks at a week where the UK prime minister set the cat among the pigeons in the North.

# 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 29,033 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 16,156 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 44,649 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 11,423 Views 14 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 22,138 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 27,399 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 27,858 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 30,977 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 11,955 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 67,595 Views 97 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 40,620 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 6,276 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 54,532 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 37,771 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 40,174 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 26,410 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 36,953 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 17,788 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 19,437 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 6,695 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 14,381 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 10,080 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 25,102 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 29,273 Views 80 Comments

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

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