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#UK

# uk - Sunday 10 July, 2022

Call for investigation into claims Johnson lobbied for job for young woman in abuse of power
# Westminster
# Westminster

Call for investigation into claims Johnson lobbied for job for young woman in abuse of power

Jul 10th 2022, 7:35 AM 32,832 Views 10 Comments

Eight Tories have so far put themselves forward to replace Johnson as prime minister.

# uk - Friday 8 July, 2022

Starmer and Rayner will not be fined over ‘beergate’, say police
# Beergate
# Beergate

Starmer and Rayner will not be fined over ‘beergate’, say police

Jul 8th 2022, 12:47 PM 12,439 Views 15 Comments

The British Labour leadership duo had vowed to quit if police had taken action against them.

British papers tell Boris Johnson that 'leave means leave'
# Front Pages
# Front Pages

British papers tell Boris Johnson that 'leave means leave'

Jul 8th 2022, 8:37 AM 26,430 Views 9 Comments

The story dominates the front pages of the UK papers this morning.

# uk - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Boris Johnson resignation is 'opportunity' to restore partnership on NI, says Taoiseach
# BYe Bye Boris
# BYe Bye Boris

Boris Johnson resignation is 'opportunity' to restore partnership on NI, says Taoiseach

Updated Jul 7th 2022, 2:24 PM 11,103 Views 17 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said that Johnson “will not be missed”.

Northern Ireland Secretary resigns as calls continue for Boris Johnson to step down
# Round Two
# Round Two

Northern Ireland Secretary resigns as calls continue for Boris Johnson to step down

Updated Jul 7th 2022, 8:00 AM 40,586 Views 41 Comments
  • Dozens of UK government members have already resigned with demands for the prime minister to do the same.
  • Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis resigned from his post this morning.
  • Six other government members also resigned by 8.30am, signalling discontent that Johnson has not already left office.

# uk - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

From resignations to Russian revelations - the timeline of a sorry 24 hours for Boris Johnson
# Timeline
# Timeline

From resignations to Russian revelations - the timeline of a sorry 24 hours for Boris Johnson

Jul 6th 2022, 5:53 PM 26,964 Views 15 Comments

The UK Prime Minister has been dealt the biggest blow of his premiership in the last 24 hours.

Britain must 'step back from brink': EU condemns UK's Protocol Bill
# Brexit
# Brexit

Britain must 'step back from brink': EU condemns UK's Protocol Bill

Jul 6th 2022, 1:29 PM 10,534 Views 3 Comments

The Westminster legislation would allow customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain to be scrapped.

Tories call for end of Boris Johnson’s premiership as new Chancellor denies threatening to quit
# Showing The Door
# Showing The Door

Tories call for end of Boris Johnson’s premiership as new Chancellor denies threatening to quit

Updated Jul 6th 2022, 7:40 AM 42,509 Views 26 Comments

Cabinet ministers, MPs and former Tory politicians have issued a slew of criticisms against the British prime minister.

# uk - Tuesday 5 July, 2022

Boris Johnson's leadership in peril as two senior UK ministers resign amid rumbling controversy
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson's leadership in peril as two senior UK ministers resign amid rumbling controversy

Updated Jul 5th 2022, 9:45 PM 73,625 Views 66 Comments
  • Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid have resigned as senior ministers in the UK government.
  • Boris Johnson's leadership now faces a fresh crisis after an apology over his handling of the Chris Pincher row.
  • Pincher resigned last week as deputy chief whip following claims he groped two men at a private members’ club.
'Utterly shameful' Troubles legacy legislation clears the House of Commons
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Utterly shameful' Troubles legacy legislation clears the House of Commons

Jul 5th 2022, 8:17 AM 15,378 Views 10 Comments

MPs voted 282 to 217 to give the Northern Ireland Troubles Bill a third reading.

Priti Patel ‘to create league table of nations’ for deportation deals
# UK
# UK

Priti Patel ‘to create league table of nations’ for deportation deals

Jul 5th 2022, 8:10 AM 21,954 Views 68 Comments

The table will repotedly be used to pressure countries to agree to individual return deals.

# uk - Friday 1 July, 2022

Tory MP loses party whip as formal complaint lodged with Westminster's harassment watchdog
# Conservative Party
# Conservative Party

Tory MP loses party whip as formal complaint lodged with Westminster's harassment watchdog

Jul 1st 2022, 8:56 PM 13,217 Views 14 Comments

Chris Pincher quit as Tory deputy chief whip yesterday after a drunken incident in which he allegedly groped two other men.

# uk - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Varadkar says relations have never been as bad with UK government ministers
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Varadkar says relations have never been as bad with UK government ministers

Jun 30th 2022, 9:44 PM 35,361 Views 53 Comments

The Tánaiste said he believes the UK is not being “even handed” over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Boris Johnson pledges further £55 billion in UK defence spending amid Russia threat
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson pledges further £55 billion in UK defence spending amid Russia threat

Jun 30th 2022, 3:13 PM 8,593 Views 11 Comments

The British Prime Minister committed to increase defence spending to 2.5% of GDP by the end of the decade.

# uk - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Man charged with murder of law graduate Zara Aleena who was killed as she walked home at night
# London
# London

Man charged with murder of law graduate Zara Aleena who was killed as she walked home at night

Jun 29th 2022, 8:28 AM 25,934 Views 0 Comments

Jordan McSweeney, of no fixed address, has also been charged with attempted rape and robbery.

# uk - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

'I cannot support it': Theresa May leads Tory backlash against Johnson's bid to override NI Protocol
# There May Be Trouble Ahead
# There May Be Trouble Ahead

'I cannot support it': Theresa May leads Tory backlash against Johnson's bid to override NI Protocol

Jun 28th 2022, 1:32 PM 36,186 Views 12 Comments

The former prime minister said the legislation to scrap parts of the Protocol is illegal and will diminish the UK’s global reputation.

UK, Germany and Spain have more than half of global monkeypox cases
# WHO
# WHO

UK, Germany and Spain have more than half of global monkeypox cases

Jun 28th 2022, 10:53 AM 7,519 Views 3 Comments

The WHO also believes that the amount of cases could be underestimated.

# uk - Monday 27 June, 2022

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate
# Brexit
# Brexit

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate

Updated Jun 27th 2022, 10:21 PM 42,849 Views 33 Comments

MPs voted 295 to 221 to give the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill a second reading, clearing the way for more detailed scrutiny in the coming weeks.

# uk - Friday 24 June, 2022

Boris Johnson told to quit by Tory grandee after double by-election defeat
# By By
# By By

Boris Johnson told to quit by Tory grandee after double by-election defeat

Updated Jun 24th 2022, 8:13 AM 59,475 Views 34 Comments

The Liberal Democrats won Tiverton and Honiton, while Labour won Wakefield.

# uk - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Future Scottish independence referendum ‘should be put to all four UK nations’
# Not So United
# Not So United

Future Scottish independence referendum ‘should be put to all four UK nations’

Jun 23rd 2022, 7:26 PM 24,037 Views 30 Comments

The debate comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon began laying out the case for a second Scottish independence referendum.

Assange ‘strip searched and moved cell’ on day of extradition announcement
# Julian Assange
# Julian Assange

Assange ‘strip searched and moved cell’ on day of extradition announcement

Jun 23rd 2022, 10:44 AM 14,191 Views 24 Comments

The wife of the Wikileaks founder has said his treatment was ‘especially cruel’.

# uk - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Polio outbreak confirmed in UK
# POLIO
# POLIO

Polio outbreak confirmed in UK

Jun 22nd 2022, 3:15 PM 26,701 Views 16 Comments

The UK Health Security Agency is working on the theory that a person vaccinated abroad with the polio vaccine entered the UK and was shedding the virus.

# uk - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

UK to offer vaccine to gay and bisexual men at higher risk of exposure to monkeypox
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

UK to offer vaccine to gay and bisexual men at higher risk of exposure to monkeypox

Jun 21st 2022, 10:37 PM 17,821 Views 21 Comments

Eligibility would depend on a number of factors.

Ireland could be ‘semi-detached’ from single market over Protocol Bill, warns Bertie Ahern
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Ireland could be ‘semi-detached’ from single market over Protocol Bill, warns Bertie Ahern

Jun 21st 2022, 7:54 PM 31,254 Views 58 Comments

The scenario is a “step or two nearer” following the publication of UK legislation, the former Taoiseach said.

Ryanair boss warns flight woes to continue 'right throughout the summer'
# Summer Of Discontent
# Summer Of Discontent

Ryanair boss warns flight woes to continue 'right throughout the summer'

Jun 21st 2022, 12:02 PM 23,515 Views 19 Comments

Michael O’Leary said passengers should brace for a “less than satisfactory experience” this summer.

80% of Britain’s train services expected to be cancelled by biggest rail strike in a generation
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

80% of Britain’s train services expected to be cancelled by biggest rail strike in a generation

Jun 21st 2022, 7:43 AM 13,213 Views 14 Comments

Passengers will face commuter chaos from today due to the biggest strike by rail workers in 30 years.

# uk - Saturday 18 June, 2022

More than 50,000 UK rail workers to strike next week
# Trains
# Trains

More than 50,000 UK rail workers to strike next week

Jun 18th 2022, 1:32 PM 12,074 Views 7 Comments

The union said there had been no breakthrough in the negotiations on pay, jobs and conditions.

# uk - Friday 17 June, 2022

Kate Bush classic Running Up That Hill tops UK chart after 37 years
# Kate Bush
# Kate Bush

Kate Bush classic Running Up That Hill tops UK chart after 37 years

Jun 17th 2022, 8:48 PM 36,431 Views 38 Comments

The song has also climbed to the top spot of the Irish singles chart today.

Ukraine to challenge decision to stop it hosting Eurovision 2023
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Ukraine to challenge decision to stop it hosting Eurovision 2023

Updated Jun 17th 2022, 8:26 PM 27,568 Views 22 Comments

The EBU earlier deemed the country Ukraine unable to fulfil requirements due to the ongoing war.

Today could be the hottest day of the year with highs of 22 degrees
# Hot Ish
# Hot Ish

Today could be the hottest day of the year with highs of 22 degrees

Jun 17th 2022, 1:30 PM 16,229 Views 29 Comments

Europe is experiencing a hot spell, with a health warning issued in south England.

UK government upholds Julian Assange extradition request
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

UK government upholds Julian Assange extradition request

Jun 17th 2022, 10:47 AM 13,295 Views 16 Comments

WikiLeaks criticised the decision and vowed to appeal it.

# uk - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

How has the European Court of Human Rights grounded the UK’s Rwanda plan?
# UK
# UK

How has the European Court of Human Rights grounded the UK’s Rwanda plan?

Jun 15th 2022, 12:39 PM 14,468 Views 9 Comments

The first flight due to send asylum seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda did not take off following an interim ruling by the Strasbourg court.

# uk - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Russia sanctions dozens of UK journalists and media figures
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia sanctions dozens of UK journalists and media figures

Jun 14th 2022, 6:29 PM 15,846 Views 18 Comments

The list names BBC director-general Tim Davie and The Times’ editor John Witherow.

# uk - Monday 13 June, 2022

Death of man found on fire in London park being treated as suspicious by police
# London
# London

Death of man found on fire in London park being treated as suspicious by police

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 9:59 PM 29,489 Views 0 Comments

Firefighters alerted the police after being called to the park just before 4.20am this morning.

NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?

Jun 13th 2022, 7:10 PM 27,850 Views 43 Comments

The Bill was published this evening.

Last-ditch bid to block deportation flight from UK to Rwanda rejected
# Rwanda Policy
# Rwanda Policy

Last-ditch bid to block deportation flight from UK to Rwanda rejected

Jun 13th 2022, 6:00 PM 9,264 Views 16 Comments

The UK’s Court of Appeal judges rejected a legal bid to block the first flight due to relocate asylum seekers under a controversial new policy.

Kevin Spacey to appear before London court charged with sexual offences against three men
# UK
# UK

Kevin Spacey to appear before London court charged with sexual offences against three men

Jun 13th 2022, 4:52 PM 8,908 Views 0 Comments

The actor will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court at 10am on Thursday.

# uk - Sunday 12 June, 2022

‘No Rwanda’ protest staged at immigration removal centre
# UK
# UK

‘No Rwanda’ protest staged at immigration removal centre

Updated Jun 12th 2022, 6:44 PM 20,312 Views 32 Comments

The immigration policy has come in for criticism from various groups.

# uk - Friday 10 June, 2022

UK judge allows government to send asylum seekers to Rwanda
# Refugees
# Refugees

UK judge allows government to send asylum seekers to Rwanda

Jun 10th 2022, 9:05 PM 24,425 Views 57 Comments

Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government will now continue to deliver “on progressing our world-leading Migration Partnership”.

# uk - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Increase minimum age for cigarettes each year until no-one can buy them, UK govt advised
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Increase minimum age for cigarettes each year until no-one can buy them, UK govt advised

Jun 9th 2022, 6:17 PM 19,959 Views 42 Comments

Dr Javed Khan issued four critical ‘must-dos’ for the UK Government to act upon immediately.