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# uk - Friday 31 May, 2019

Liberal Democrats top new UK poll, surging ahead of Conservatives and Labour

The Brexit Party and the Greens have also both seen gains.

# uk - Monday 27 May, 2019

Sajid Javid throws his hat in leadership race as Gove 'saddened' over election result

Secretary Michael Gove is pledging to leave the EU before the next general election.

Game changer for Farage or a win of sorts for Remain? The main talking points from across the water Explainer This post contains videos

Game changer for Farage or a win of sorts for Remain? The main talking points from across the water

Farage’s Brexit Party won the most seats but things are more complicated than that.

# uk - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Michael Gove enters the race to become Tory party leader

Gove joins an already crowded race to become Tory leader.

# uk - Friday 24 May, 2019

'She's banjaxed': The slow-motion fall of Theresa May

May officially resigned today.

# uk - Thursday 23 May, 2019

A Eurovision scoring screw up means rock bottom UK actually did worse than initially announced

In related news, it means Ireland are no longer bottom of the Eurovision table.

Poll: Who do you think will replace Theresa May as Prime Minister? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will replace Theresa May as Prime Minister?

The Times newspaper in the UK has put Tory MP Boris Johnson as the front-runner.

# uk - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

New Brexit plan: May loses support as she gives MPs a shot at second referendum

“The biggest problem with Britain today is its politics,” May said today.

# uk - Saturday 18 May, 2019

UK police ask McDonald's restaurant to suspend milkshake sales ahead of Nigel Farage rally

A number of public figures in the UK have had milkshakes thrown at them in public recently.

# uk - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Farage claims 'will of the people' is for UK to crash out with no deal as his Brexit party soars in polls

The Conservatives, meanwhile, look set for a battering at the polls this month.

# uk - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

How is the Tories' crushing local election result impacting on Brexit?

What happens next massively depends on how much longer can Theresa May last in 10 Downing Street.

# uk - Friday 3 May, 2019

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections

More than 200 of the 248 English councils have now announced their results.

# uk - Thursday 2 May, 2019

'It will be a question of life and death': Julian Assange to face hearing on US extradition in London

The Wikileaks founder was jailed for 50 weeks yesterday.

# uk - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Man with 'Irish accent' wanted in connection with abduction and rape of two women in London

The incidents happened in north London on Thursday 25 April.

# uk - Monday 29 April, 2019

UK police forces to ask rape victims to hand in mobile phones for investigation

Concerns have been raised by victims groups about new consent forms.

# uk - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Children's BBC star Mya-Lecia Naylor dies suddenly, aged 16 RIP

Children's BBC star Mya-Lecia Naylor dies suddenly, aged 16

The CBBC star died suddenly on Sunday 7 April.

# uk - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

UK to officially ban use of porn websites among under-18s from July

The new laws will come into effect from 15 July.

'Despotic' Assange insulted staff and smeared faeces on embassy walls, Ecuadorian president claims

The 47-year-old Wikileaks founder was arrested in London last week.

# uk - Friday 12 April, 2019

Daily Telegraph ordered to correct Boris Johnson claim that no-deal Brexit was public's favoured option

The ruling was made by the UK-based Independent Press Standards Organisation.

Ireland's UK ambassador writes to magazine editor over article telling 'Little Leo' to join Commonwealth

Adrian O’Neill claimed the magazine had “lapsed into an anti-Irish sentiment”.

# uk - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU before Halloween? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU before Halloween?

The UK and the EU have agreed a flexible Brexit extension until 31 October.

Here's how the UK front pages reacted to the new Brexit Halloween deadline

Four of the tabloids didn’t choose the Brexit extension as their front page story at all.

# uk - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Theresa May tells MPs: 'We could have actually been outside the EU by now'

Theresa May has asked to extend Article 50 to 30 June, and EU leaders will decide today on whether to grant that.

# uk - Saturday 6 April, 2019

What does it mean for Ireland's European elections if the UK is compelled to hold its own?

Ireland will be holding its European elections on 24 May.

# uk - Friday 5 April, 2019

One week out from the latest Brexit 'cliff edge', what's going on?

Ireland has been ramping up no-deal preparations, while the UK government has gone searching for Commons support.

# uk - Thursday 4 April, 2019

In a 'moving' meeting with North community members, Merkel compared border issue to Iron Curtain

Ahead of the formal meeting, Merkal and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar participated in a roundtable discussion with people from Northern Ireland and the border area.

Poll: What do you think will eventually happen with Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What do you think will eventually happen with Brexit?

Even if there is a delay, how will it end?

# uk - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

UK police probe into two 'malicious' devices left on train lines in suspected Brexit plot

The devices were found in Cambridgeshire and Nottinghamshire.

MPs could vote on May's deal for FOURTH time as it's warned hard Brexit is 'nearly inevitable' 10 Days To Go This post contains videos

MPs could vote on May's deal for FOURTH time as it's warned hard Brexit is 'nearly inevitable'

Meanwhile, Leo Varadkar said: “No one should underestimate the difficulties that a no deal will present.”

# uk - Monday 1 April, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg defends sharing video of German far-right leader's speech

The Tory MP said it was not an endorsement, he was simply “pointing out something interesting which is worth watching”.

# uk - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Amid the chaos of Brexit, community groups are trying to improve Irish-UK cooperation

The Good Friday Agreement called for North-South and West-East cooperation, but some people may have forgotten this.

# uk - Friday 29 March, 2019

Nigel Dodds 'would stay in the EU rather than risk Northern Ireland's place in UK'

The DUP deputy leader said that he wanted Brexit to be delivered, but not if it would risk Northern Ireland’s status within the UK.

A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?

The best answer to that question is: “F**k knows. I’m past caring. It’s like the living dead in here.”

Brexiteers take to the streets of London in protest over leaving date delays

Britain was originally due to leave the European Union today.

Varadkar to meet Merkel and Macron as Brexit uncertainty ticks on

The Taoiseach will travel to Paris on Tuesday to meet Macron, while on Thursday, Merkel will travel to Dublin.

# uk - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

MPs to debate reversing Brexit next Monday, after 5.7m people sign petition

The British government responded to the petition by saying that revoking Article 50 would “undermine our democracy”.

# uk - Friday 22 March, 2019

Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days

The absurdity of the Brexit process continues, as patience from all sides is put under strain.

# uk - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'Dr Evil' tattooist jailed for 40 months for carrying out tongue splitting and ear removal

Brendan McCarthy (50) carried out the body modifications at his Dr Evil studio between 2012 and 2015.

RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now'

In the event of a no-deal Brexit the driving licence of a UK licence holder living in Ireland will no longer be recognised.

# uk - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

'A lot of concern' among EU states over prospect of Article 50 long extension, Coveney warns

EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier earlier said that EU member states should prepare for a no-deal Brexit.