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# 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 8,911 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 24,428 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.

Two British soldiers and Moroccan national ‘sentenced to death' by pro-Moscow rebels in Donetsk
# Russia
# Russia

Two British soldiers and Moroccan national ‘sentenced to death' by pro-Moscow rebels in Donetsk

Jun 9th 2022, 4:26 PM 32,849 Views 50 Comments

The men were accused of being “mercenaries” after fighting with Ukrainian troops.

New law to override NI Protocol will represent a new low in British-Irish relations - Coveney
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

New law to override NI Protocol will represent a new low in British-Irish relations - Coveney

Jun 9th 2022, 11:16 AM 10,262 Views 9 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney has urged the UK Government to step back from its plan to publish domestic legislation.

# uk - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Harvey Weinstein to be charged with indecent assault against woman in London in 1996
# UK
# UK

Harvey Weinstein to be charged with indecent assault against woman in London in 1996

Jun 8th 2022, 3:56 PM 15,665 Views 0 Comments

The 70-year-old was convicted of rape and sexual assault and jailed for 23 years in the United States in February 2020.

# uk - Monday 6 June, 2022

'Not interested in snap elections': Boris Johnson welcomes support of MPs after confidence vote
# Uk Prime Minister
# Uk Prime Minister

'Not interested in snap elections': Boris Johnson welcomes support of MPs after confidence vote

Updated Jun 6th 2022, 8:00 PM 140,132 Views 68 Comments

Boris Johnson had warned Tory MPs against a “pointless fratricidal debate” about the party’s future.

# uk - Saturday 4 June, 2022

Poll: Will you pay any attention to the UK queen’s jubilee celebrations?
# Platy Jubes
# Platy Jubes

Poll: Will you pay any attention to the UK queen’s jubilee celebrations?

Jun 4th 2022, 10:08 AM 51,840 Views 68 Comments

Will you watch it on TV or read about it?

# uk - Friday 3 June, 2022

Boris Johnson booed outside British queen's jubilee event in London
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson booed outside British queen's jubilee event in London

Jun 3rd 2022, 2:48 PM 38,138 Views 12 Comments

The PM was also heckled and booed as he left the service.

Senior British Conservative under fire for arguing UK should rejoin EU single market
# Tobias Ellwood
# Tobias Ellwood

Senior British Conservative under fire for arguing UK should rejoin EU single market

Jun 3rd 2022, 8:05 AM 32,111 Views 37 Comments

Tobias Ellwood claims there is an ‘appetite’ in Britain to make ‘course corrections’ to the current Brexit model.

# uk - Thursday 2 June, 2022

Thousands gather at Buckingham Palace for day one of jubilee celebrations
# UK
# UK

Thousands gather at Buckingham Palace for day one of jubilee celebrations

Jun 2nd 2022, 9:00 PM 35,738 Views 54 Comments

Thousands gathered at Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as royal family greeted them from the palace balcony.

BBC's jubilee coverage sparks Irish backlash after British Army officer refers to 'The Micks'
# Trooping The Colour
# Trooping The Colour

BBC's jubilee coverage sparks Irish backlash after British Army officer refers to 'The Micks'

Jun 2nd 2022, 3:29 PM 60,019 Views 92 Comments

Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton said it was a reference to the Irish Guards regiment.

# uk - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Johnson dismisses claims he is a ‘habitual liar’, insists he will not quit over partygate
# Partygate
# Partygate

Johnson dismisses claims he is a ‘habitual liar’, insists he will not quit over partygate

Jun 1st 2022, 10:00 PM 22,575 Views 19 Comments

He cited ‘huge pressures’ on the economy, the war in Ukraine and his ‘massive agenda which I was elected to deliver’.

UK airlines under fire for jubilee and summer getaway chaos
# Flight Chaos
# Flight Chaos

UK airlines under fire for jubilee and summer getaway chaos

Jun 1st 2022, 6:15 PM 19,331 Views 13 Comments

Airlines for Europe, which represents EU airlines, predicted the problem would continue ‘for a good chunk of the summer season’.

Four prosecuted for ‘breaking Covid laws’ at vigil for murdered Sarah Everard
# Sarah Everard
# Sarah Everard

Four prosecuted for ‘breaking Covid laws’ at vigil for murdered Sarah Everard

Jun 1st 2022, 4:11 PM 17,401 Views 5 Comments

Policing of the vigil was heavily criticised after women were handcuffed on the ground and led away by officers.

# uk - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

UK sets mid-June date for first flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda despite legal threats
# Refugees
# Refugees

UK sets mid-June date for first flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda despite legal threats

May 31st 2022, 7:31 PM 16,612 Views 20 Comments

Home Secretary Priti Patel acknowledged the new policy is set to face challenges in the courts.

# uk - Monday 30 May, 2022

FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?

May 30th 2022, 4:40 PM 28,816 Views 0 Comments

The Mail on Sunday made the claim yesterday.

Britain not confident right people will be held accountable for partygate, poll finds
# Sue Gray Report
# Sue Gray Report

Britain not confident right people will be held accountable for partygate, poll finds

May 30th 2022, 12:40 PM 13,197 Views 16 Comments

To date, there have been no resignations as a result of the inquiry into the parties.

# uk - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Boris Johnson ‘paving the way for increased use of imperial measurements’
# Weighty Subject
# Weighty Subject

Boris Johnson ‘paving the way for increased use of imperial measurements’

Updated May 29th 2022, 1:41 PM 42,743 Views 70 Comments

The Prime Minister reportedly wants to make an announcement on Friday to coincide with Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee celebrations.

Johnson's office denies details of Downing Street flat party were edited out of Gray report
# Abba Party
# Abba Party

Johnson's office denies details of Downing Street flat party were edited out of Gray report

May 29th 2022, 7:52 AM 13,958 Views 8 Comments

Reports have suggested earlier drafts of the senior civil servant’s investigation contained additional details of the so-called ‘Abba party’.

# uk - Saturday 28 May, 2022

Poll: Do you think Boris Johnson will survive Partygate?
# Lockdown Parties
# Lockdown Parties

Poll: Do you think Boris Johnson will survive Partygate?

May 28th 2022, 2:28 PM 29,892 Views 27 Comments

Pressure is ratcheting up on the UK prime minister.

Tory rebellion against Boris Johnson grows as senior figure warns of electoral losses
# Partygate
# Partygate

Tory rebellion against Boris Johnson grows as senior figure warns of electoral losses

May 28th 2022, 11:31 AM 16,778 Views 9 Comments

The number of Conservative MPs stating they have no confidence in the UK Prime Minister has mounted since the publication of Sue Gray’s partygate report.

# uk - Friday 27 May, 2022

Boris Johnson faces new calls to resign as Tory MPs say partygate explanations not credible
# Lockdown Parties
# Lockdown Parties

Boris Johnson faces new calls to resign as Tory MPs say partygate explanations not credible

Updated May 27th 2022, 10:20 PM 29,569 Views 13 Comments

The UK Prime Minister refused to directly answer queries about partygate, saying he had already given ‘vintage and exhaustive answers’.

# uk - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Johnson believes he should remain as Prime Minister following damning Sue Gray report
# Partygate
# Partygate

Johnson believes he should remain as Prime Minister following damning Sue Gray report

Updated May 25th 2022, 4:30 PM 41,778 Views 40 Comments

Sue Gray’s official report into the partygate scandal said the ‘senior leadership’ in No 10 must take responsibility.

# uk - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

UAE becomes first Gulf country to announce monkeypox case, further cases in Europe and UK
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

UAE becomes first Gulf country to announce monkeypox case, further cases in Europe and UK

May 24th 2022, 9:40 PM 14,753 Views 0 Comments

Transmission of monkeypox occurs through close, sustained skin-to-skin contact with someone who has an active rash.

Downing Street denies Boris Johnson sought to block release of Sue Gray report
# Partygate
# Partygate

Downing Street denies Boris Johnson sought to block release of Sue Gray report

Updated May 24th 2022, 2:34 PM 21,644 Views 11 Comments

Earlier, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps insisted that Johnson did not believe he was at a lockdown-breaking party.

# uk - Monday 23 May, 2022

Johnson accused of lying to MPs over images showing him drinking at leaving do
# Partygate
# Partygate

Johnson accused of lying to MPs over images showing him drinking at leaving do

Updated May 23rd 2022, 10:28 PM 82,954 Views 31 Comments

The UK PM is seen raising a glass while surrounded by at least nine people and six bottles of wine during the second lockdown.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had to sign ‘false confession’ before being freed
# Detained
# Detained

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had to sign ‘false confession’ before being freed

May 23rd 2022, 2:03 PM 15,442 Views 7 Comments

The former Iranian detainee said she expects Tehran will use it against her in the future.

# uk - Friday 20 May, 2022

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP
# Brexit
# Brexit

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP

Updated May 20th 2022, 9:20 PM 79,170 Views 66 Comments

In a strongly-worded intervention, Pelosi urged the UK and the EU to continue negotiations to uphold peace in Northern Ireland.

Boris Johnson insists No 10 will not block names from Sue Gray report
# Partygate
# Partygate

Boris Johnson insists No 10 will not block names from Sue Gray report

Updated May 20th 2022, 3:20 PM 16,476 Views 8 Comments

Johnson said he was ‘very grateful’ for the Met Police’s investigation, which resulted in him being fined once for a lockdown breach.

# uk - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Boris Johnson faces no further action in 126-fine partygate investigation
# Partygate
# Partygate

Boris Johnson faces no further action in 126-fine partygate investigation

Updated May 19th 2022, 3:12 PM 8,176 Views 7 Comments

Downing Street said the Met Police told the UK Prime Minister he will not get another fine as they closed the investigation.

Up to Truss to confirm if she made Irish 'turnip' remarks around a no-deal Brexit - Varadkar
# Brexit
# Brexit

Up to Truss to confirm if she made Irish 'turnip' remarks around a no-deal Brexit - Varadkar

Updated May 19th 2022, 1:17 PM 68,299 Views 26 Comments

A no-deal Brexit would only affect a few Irish ‘farmers with turnips in the back of their trucks’, Truss allegedly said.

‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle is ‘extraordinary’, court told during closing arguments
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle is ‘extraordinary’, court told during closing arguments

Updated May 19th 2022, 1:04 PM 28,873 Views 0 Comments

Barrister David Sherborne, representing Coleen Rooney, makes his closing remarks on the final day of the trial.

Russian airlines hit with new sanctions as UK targets Putin’s economy
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Russian airlines hit with new sanctions as UK targets Putin’s economy

May 19th 2022, 12:27 PM 21,885 Views 7 Comments

The move will prevent three Russian airlines from selling off landing slots at UK airports.

British MPs under investigation could be barred from Parliament as Tory accused of rape
# Westminster
# Westminster

British MPs under investigation could be barred from Parliament as Tory accused of rape

May 19th 2022, 10:56 AM 8,016 Views 0 Comments

Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said discussions are ongoing to decide on the matter.