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Boris Johnson makes call for ‘humanity to grow up’ and address climate problems in UN speech
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Boris Johnson makes call for ‘humanity to grow up’ and address climate problems in UN speech

Thu 7:19 AM 10,397 Views 29 Comments

As part of his speech he also said that beloved muppet Kermit the Frog was wrong to say ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’.

Taoiseach: 'Anybody that suggests Joe Biden doesn't understand Northern Ireland is wrong'
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Taoiseach: 'Anybody that suggests Joe Biden doesn't understand Northern Ireland is wrong'

Wed 6:12 PM 15,140 Views 24 Comments

President Joe Biden yesterday warned that the peace process should not be jeopardised.

China to stop funding coal projects overseas as US to double climate finance contribution
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China to stop funding coal projects overseas as US to double climate finance contribution

Updated Tue 9:42 PM 11,645 Views 8 Comments

The US president told the UN that the world was approaching a point of no return.

Blackouts and power shortages 'not expected' this winter, says Eamon Ryan
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Blackouts and power shortages 'not expected' this winter, says Eamon Ryan

Mon 2:56 PM 16,219 Views 27 Comments

The minister’s remarks come after the UK government held emergency talks with energy companies over spiralling price increases.

36 US congress members call on UK prime minister to ‘reverse’ Troubles amnesty plan
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36 US congress members call on UK prime minister to ‘reverse’ Troubles amnesty plan

Sat 5:47 PM 23,264 Views 13 Comments

The legislators expressed concern that it will damage the British-Irish relationship and deprive people of justice.

Boris Johnson ‘dead set’ on avoiding future lockdowns in new Covid plan
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Boris Johnson ‘dead set’ on avoiding future lockdowns in new Covid plan

Sep 13th 2021, 7:16 AM 26,778 Views 33 Comments

He is to due to set out his plan to get England through coronavirus over the autumn and winter.

No 10 trying to cut Nicola Sturgeon out of COP26 summit, leaked messages say
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No 10 trying to cut Nicola Sturgeon out of COP26 summit, leaked messages say

Sep 5th 2021, 9:37 AM 33,035 Views 34 Comments

The Scottish First Minister responded by saying anyone who allows politics to get in the way of tackling climate change would be abdicating responsibility.

Taliban and UK officials open talks over allowing people to leave Afghanistan
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Taliban and UK officials open talks over allowing people to leave Afghanistan

Sep 1st 2021, 7:18 AM 7,960 Views 2 Comments

The UK has already evacuated more than 15,000 people since 13 August.

Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’
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Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’

Aug 18th 2021, 1:54 PM 13,188 Views 20 Comments

The UK Prime Minister denied the government was unprepared for the Taliban takeover.

Afghanistan's president vows to prevent more bloodshed as Taliban nears Kabul
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Afghanistan's president vows to prevent more bloodshed as Taliban nears Kabul

Updated Aug 14th 2021, 6:29 PM 44,398 Views 68 Comments

It comes as the Taliban close in on Kabul after seizing a series of provincial capitals in its advance across the country.

Backlash after Boris Johnson says Thatcher helped climate by closing UK coal mines
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Backlash after Boris Johnson says Thatcher helped climate by closing UK coal mines

Aug 6th 2021, 8:58 AM 31,976 Views 55 Comments

Johnson made the comments towards the end of a two-day trip to Scotland.

Johnson wants ‘fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs’ to punish anti-social behaviour
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Johnson wants ‘fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs’ to punish anti-social behaviour

Jul 28th 2021, 11:52 AM 33,525 Views 54 Comments

The UK Prime Minister set out elements of his Government’s Beating Crime Plan, including the wider use of Stop and Search powers.

What is the 'pingdemic' happening in the UK - and could it happen here?
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What is the 'pingdemic' happening in the UK - and could it happen here?

Jul 22nd 2021, 4:10 PM 37,455 Views 32 Comments

Worker shortages and empty supermarket shelves are all being blamed on the phenomenon.

Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland
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Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland

Jul 22nd 2021, 1:46 PM 21,873 Views 31 Comments

The European Commission President said the EU and UK must jointly work to ensure stability in the North.

Johnson faces backlash over plans to make vaccine passports compulsory for nightclubs
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Johnson faces backlash over plans to make vaccine passports compulsory for nightclubs

Jul 20th 2021, 7:08 AM 23,159 Views 32 Comments

The announcement came on the day such venues in England were allowed to reopen.

Boris Johnson u-turns on decision not to self-isolate after UK health secretary tests positive
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Boris Johnson u-turns on decision not to self-isolate after UK health secretary tests positive

Updated Jul 18th 2021, 4:46 PM 53,966 Views 52 Comments

The prime minister and chancellor quickly came under fire for opting not to self isolate.

Johnson's claim that halting prosecutions will 'draw a line under the Troubles' provokes outcry
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Johnson's claim that halting prosecutions will 'draw a line under the Troubles' provokes outcry

Jul 15th 2021, 12:00 PM 12,913 Views 27 Comments

The proposed Troubles amnesty has been labelled the “mother and father of all cover-ups”.

UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers
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UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers

Jul 14th 2021, 1:52 PM 38,275 Views 49 Comments

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the proposals are “measured” and “balanced”.

Doctors’ leaders slam Johnson’s ‘irresponsible’ easing of England's Covid restrictions
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Doctors’ leaders slam Johnson’s ‘irresponsible’ easing of England's Covid restrictions

Updated Jul 13th 2021, 8:49 AM 31,002 Views 33 Comments

The British Medical Association said the move could have ‘potentially devastating consequences’.

Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland doesn’t trust Boris Johnson as an ‘honest broker’.
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Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland doesn’t trust Boris Johnson as an ‘honest broker’.

Jul 8th 2021, 9:29 PM 15,530 Views 28 Comments

The Labour leader was speaking during two days of official engagements in the region.

Johnson denies England is 'heading for a summer of chaos and confusion' amid rising Delta wave
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Johnson denies England is 'heading for a summer of chaos and confusion' amid rising Delta wave

Jul 7th 2021, 1:20 PM 23,827 Views 16 Comments

The UK Health Secretary has said that cases may reach 100,000 per day.

England set to lift mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing rules
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England set to lift mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing rules

Jul 5th 2021, 5:32 PM 25,977 Views 85 Comments

Boris Johnson said today that Step 4 will proceed, but it is yet to be confirmed whether it will still happen on 19 July.

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

Jun 25th 2021, 12:56 PM 47,290 Views 32 Comments

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

Dominic Cummings steps up criticism of Boris Johnson’s suitability for office
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Dominic Cummings steps up criticism of Boris Johnson’s suitability for office

Jun 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 36,483 Views 29 Comments

Boris Johnson’s former aide Dominic Cummings criticised the UK Prime Minister for a lack of focus.

UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated
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UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated

Jun 21st 2021, 3:33 PM 13,689 Views 9 Comments

Under the plan, the ten day quarantine period could be axed in favour of daily lateral flow tests.

Hailed by Brexiteers, loathed by farmers — Just how big a deal is the UK's new Australian free trade agreement?
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Hailed by Brexiteers, loathed by farmers — Just how big a deal is the UK's new Australian free trade agreement?

Jun 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 32,736 Views 23 Comments

In principle, the deal commits to the “full liberalisation” of Australian goods entering Britain.

Matt Hancock says he doesn't think he's 'hopeless', in response to Cummings WhatsApp screenshot
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Matt Hancock says he doesn't think he's 'hopeless', in response to Cummings WhatsApp screenshot

Jun 16th 2021, 6:33 PM 16,062 Views 7 Comments

The former Downing Street aide is claiming that Boris Johnson called his health minister ‘totally f*cking hopeless’ last March.

Lorna Bogue: Why swim against the G7 tide? Ireland needs vision for a post-12.5% world
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Lorna Bogue: Why swim against the G7 tide? Ireland needs vision for a post-12.5% world

Jun 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 10,481 Views 28 Comments

Lorna Bogue says the writing is on the wall for the ‘charade’ that is Ireland as a tax haven.

Boris Johnson confirms England will not lift last of restrictions until 19 July due to variant fears
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Boris Johnson confirms England will not lift last of restrictions until 19 July due to variant fears

Jun 14th 2021, 6:09 PM 46,159 Views 46 Comments

Cases have significantly increased across Great Britain in the last three weeks.

England's 21 June lockdown lifting to be delayed until 19 July as scientists seek to 'buy time'
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England's 21 June lockdown lifting to be delayed until 19 July as scientists seek to 'buy time'

Jun 14th 2021, 9:05 AM 25,839 Views 64 Comments

UK PM Boris Johnson will make the announcement at 6pm this evening.

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row
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Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 8:41 AM 38,321 Views 24 Comments
  • The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a further grace period for the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “very problematic”
  • The DUP's new leader Edwin Poots sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement to French President Emmanuel Macron
Johnson poised to delay UK Covid lockdown lifting to July as experts urge caution
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Johnson poised to delay UK Covid lockdown lifting to July as experts urge caution

Updated Jun 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 43,045 Views 45 Comments

Ministers are considering putting back the final easing of controls in England for four weeks as cases of the Delta variant surge.

G7 leaders to agree new declaration to tackle future pandemics
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G7 leaders to agree new declaration to tackle future pandemics

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 10:37 PM 34,778 Views 37 Comments

The leaders gathered in Cornwall will agree the ‘Carbis Bay Declaration’ tomorrow.

Comedian David Baddiel urges football fans to take the knee, criticises Johnson for 'culture war game'
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Comedian David Baddiel urges football fans to take the knee, criticises Johnson for 'culture war game'

Jun 11th 2021, 9:45 AM 25,943 Views 51 Comments

Downing Street has not backed the players’ decision to take the knee.

The G7 summit kicks off today - here's everything you need to know
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The G7 summit kicks off today - here's everything you need to know

Jun 11th 2021, 12:08 AM 6,684 Views 3 Comments

This will be the first time the leaders have met in almost two years due to Covid-19.

Johnson insists there's 'absolutely common ground' over NI after first meeting with Biden
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Johnson insists there's 'absolutely common ground' over NI after first meeting with Biden

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 10:12 PM 30,832 Views 31 Comments
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met US President Joe Biden on the eve of the G7 summit in Cornwall.
  • Johnson has insisted there was “absolutely common ground” over Northern Ireland.
  • Following the talks, Johnson said he was “optimistic” the peace process would be kept going.
Dominic Cummings to launch paid newsletter to reveal No 10 secrets
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Dominic Cummings to launch paid newsletter to reveal No 10 secrets

Jun 10th 2021, 7:56 PM 17,162 Views 11 Comments

Boris Johnson’s former top aide has launched a profile on newsletter platform Substack.

Biden challenge to Johnson over Northern Ireland Brexit dispute welcomed by Taoiseach
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Biden challenge to Johnson over Northern Ireland Brexit dispute welcomed by Taoiseach

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 12:50 PM 28,098 Views 48 Comments
  • Biden's aides say he will stress the need to "stand behind" the Northern Ireland Protocol.
  • Micheál Martin said this morning that Biden's and US involvement is significant and makes sense from an American perspective.
  • European Council President Charles Michel said it's "paramount" that the terms of the Brexit deal are respected.
Weather forces cancellation of Joe Biden and Boris Johnson’s island trip
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Weather forces cancellation of Joe Biden and Boris Johnson’s island trip

Jun 10th 2021, 12:16 PM 24,068 Views 10 Comments

The two leaders are attending the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Biden declares ‘United States is back’ as he urges democracies to stand together
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Biden declares ‘United States is back’ as he urges democracies to stand together

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 10:52 PM 46,085 Views 63 Comments

Biden and wife Jill are kicking off an eight-day trip to Europe.

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