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Children in care and modern slavery victims 'could lose right to live in UK after Brexit'

Experts from the University of Oxford have issued the warning today.

# uk - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Johnson issues plea for 'spirit of togetherness' but warns of 'difficult' winter ahead in televised address

The British Prime Minister said tonight that “freedom loving” Britons had helped to create a new surge of Covid-19.

Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments

Coveney has said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has Ireland’s full support.

Boris Johnson to address Commons as UK braces for 'tough six months'

Johnson will set out steps to tackle a second wave of coronavirus when he appears before MPs today.

# uk - Monday 21 September, 2020

UK at coronavirus ‘tipping point’ with risk of 50,000 daily cases by mid-October

Boris Johnson is expected to announce new measures to curb the spread of the virus tomorrow.

# uk - Saturday 19 September, 2020

UK protection officer travelling with Dominic Raab suspended after leaving gun on plane

The officer had been travelling with Dominic Raab on a visit to the US.

Neale Richmond: Brexit was no one hit wonder - the Tory party fostered this toxic sentiment over many years

Neale Richmond says the UK has become a slave to insular thinking and it has led them to Brexit and the current mess it has caused.

# uk - Thursday 17 September, 2020

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

It marks the third time in six days the Typhoons have been scrambled in response to Russian planes.

# uk - Monday 14 September, 2020

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons

Former British prime ministers have all warned against the Internal Markets Bill proposed by Johnson.

# uk - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'

“Britain is behaving in an extraordinary way and the British people need to know that,” Coveney said on the BBC.

# uk - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Five arrests and 21 kilos of cocaine seized by UK police investigating 'NI crime group'

Four men based in Northern Ireland are suspected of being involved in the importation of drugs from the continent.

EU is threatening 'blockade' on British food to Northern Ireland and to 'carve up' the UK, Boris Johnson says

Writing in the Telegraph, Johnson has argued in favour of the Bill as rebel Tories mount a plan to amend the legislation.

Opinion: Is Britain on the path to becoming a rogue state?

The UK government this week told the Commons that it would be breaking international law in relation to Brexit in ‘a limited and specific way’. Rights campaigner Emma DeSouza says she’s seen this before.

# uk - Friday 11 September, 2020

Teenager charged with vandalism of Winston Churchill statue in the UK

He was one of at least 680 people arrested in connection with 10 days of Extinction Rebellion protests.

The UK has announced it has agreed a 'historic' trade deal... with Japan

The news comes as the EU is threatening legal action over the UK reneging on its commitments made in the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

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

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

# uk - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Michelle O'Neill admits public health message has been undermined by Bobby Storey funeral attendance

DUP leader Arlene Foster welcomed the admission, which she said caused “deep hurt and anger”.

Poll: Do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal?

“Trust has been eroded”, the Taoiseach says, – but is this all just a British negotiation tactic?

Emergency Brexit talks due in London today after UK reveals bill to override Withdrawal Agreement

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove will meet senior EU official Maroš Šefčovič to discuss the situation.

# uk - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

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

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

# uk - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

UK government’s legal head resigns ‘over plans to override Brexit withdrawal deal’

The Financial Times claims Sir Jonathan has resigned due to a dispute with Downing Street.

Brexit: The adults are no longer in charge in Downing Street

Former ambassador Bobby McDonagh says the Cummings-driven cabal of ‘weirdos and misfits’ are now steering the UK onto a dangerous path in the Brexit negotiations.

Suspected Covid-19 cases three times higher than official statistics, says new UK study

Unlike other studies, this research found women were most at risk than men from developing the disease.

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

Trade talks will resume in London today.

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

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

# uk - Monday 7 September, 2020

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

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

Boy (15) in critical condition after being shot on way to school in England

The suspect, also a 15-year-old boy, is being questioned in police custody.

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

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

# uk - Sunday 6 September, 2020

One man dead and seven people injured following stabbings in Birmingham UK

One man dead and seven people injured following stabbings in Birmingham

Police in the city have launched a murder investigation.

'Green List': Travel guidance remains unchanged despite Ireland's high 14-day incidence rate

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said there will be no changes to the list until a new roadmap is published.

# uk - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Michel Barnier says he will miss Phil Hogan, who he met with weekly as Trade Commissioner

The EU’s Chief negotiator said that the UK side “continues to disappoint” on three main issues in Brexit trade talks.

'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics

The song features the lyrics: “Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.”

# uk - Monday 31 August, 2020

Sharp spike in travel to and from Ireland in last month

CSO data shows that travel in July was still significantly lower than in 2019.

Two men detained over Ryanair terror alert released without charge

A suspicious object left in the toilet was found to be a mobile phone.

# uk - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Ed Davey elected as Liberal Democrat leader

The former cabinet minister defeated Layla Moran to lead the party.

# uk - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Boris Johnson blames A-level debacle on 'mutant algorithm', as Department official stands down

Permanent secretary Jonathan Slater will stand down because Johnson decided “there is a need for fresh official leadership”.

# uk - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

U-turn in England as secondary pupils advised to wear face coverings in lockdown areas

Face coverings will not be recommended in schools more widely in England, but will be at the schools’ discretion.

# uk - Monday 17 August, 2020

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

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

Opinion: The UK's moral panic over migrants isn’t being treated as a crisis, but as a political opportunity

By conjuring the spectre of a national crisis, the right have created the ideal conditions for a reactionary power grab, writes Ash Sarkar.

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