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#British Politics

From TheJournal.ie 'So sorry to hear it': Boris Johnson explains decision not to visit flood-hit communities sooner Flooding

'So sorry to hear it': Boris Johnson explains decision not to visit flood-hit communities sooner

The British Prime Minister has been criticised over his failure to visit areas when waters were at their peak.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson's new Cabinet agrees to bring in points-based immigration system Reshuffle

Johnson's new Cabinet agrees to bring in points-based immigration system

The system is designed to reduce the number of low-skilled migrants entering Britain from next year.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson says killed Iranian general was 'a threat to all our interests' Qassem Soleimani

Boris Johnson says killed Iranian general was 'a threat to all our interests'

This was Johnson’s first statement since the US’s fatal drone strike last Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There will be no Singapore-upon-Thames. The UK cannot strike the same trade deal with the EU Brexit

Opinion: There will be no Singapore-upon-Thames. The UK cannot strike the same trade deal with the EU

A scenario of a highly deregulated UK has been dubbed as a Singapore-upon-Thames.

From TheJournal.ie Building NI-Scotland bridge is a 'very interesting idea', says Johnson Building Bridges

Building NI-Scotland bridge is a 'very interesting idea', says Johnson

The prime minister spoke to MPs in the House of Commons earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Scottish independence referendum has 'never been more urgent', says Sturgeon Scottish National Party

Scottish independence referendum has 'never been more urgent', says Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon wants Boris Johnson to transfer the power to hold this referendum to the Scottish parliament.

From TheJournal.ie Lindsay Hoyle to replace Bercow as new Speaker of the House of Commons House Of Commons

Lindsay Hoyle to replace Bercow as new Speaker of the House of Commons

Bercow announced his resignation from the role in September.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum in Plan B speech Last Ditch Effort

Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum in Plan B speech

May said she will hold further talks on the backstop.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There are some striking similarities between Irish independence and Brexit Opinion

Opinion: There are some striking similarities between Irish independence and Brexit

Irish negotiators had to agree that Ireland would remain within the British empire while May’s deal could keep the UK trapped in the EU indefinitely, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

From TheJournal.ie 'Blamed, victimised for the urges of men': Son of former model Christine Keeler on her life of scandal Christine Keeler

'Blamed, victimised for the urges of men': Son of former model Christine Keeler on her life of scandal

Former model Christine Keeler passed away aged 75 on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Profumo affair's Christine Keeler has passed away aged 75 British Politics

Profumo affair's Christine Keeler has passed away aged 75

Keeler was the model at the heart of one of the UK’s biggest political scandals.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Which British PM would be better for Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Which British PM would be better for Ireland?

May or Corbyn? Corbyn or May?

From TheJournal.ie Politician defends spending €240 on a car to go just over a kilometre Don't Have A Bercow

Politician defends spending €240 on a car to go just over a kilometre

John Bercow says he is “always mindful” of the cost of travel.

From TheJournal.ie Sex scandal MP to stand down from British Parliament Pants Down

Sex scandal MP to stand down from British Parliament

Brooks Newmark sent an explicit photo of himself online to a male freelance reporter posing as a young female party activist.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron 'culls middle-aged men' from cabinet, as William Hague says goodbye Cheerio

Cameron 'culls middle-aged men' from cabinet, as William Hague says goodbye

The Tory Prime Minister is trying to solve his “women problem.”

NICK GRIFFIN, the leader of the far right BNP Party in the UK was turned away from the Buckingham Palace garden party.

Griffin, was one of 8,000 guests invited to attend by the Queen. A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace told The Daily Telegraph: “Nick Griffin MEP will be denied entry to today’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace due to the fact he has overtly used his personal invitation for Party political purposes through the media

“This in turn has increased the security threat and the potential discomfort to the many other guests also attending.

In a statement on the BNP site Griffin said “The reason is invented nonsense,” Mr Griffin said. “Nowhere in the book of rules given to all attendees does it say anything about not giving media interviews and of course countless people have done precisely that in the past.”

Griffin previously posted a blog asking for suggestions on what he should say to the queen “if we met by the cucumber sandwiches”

He also said it was unfair that BNP MEP Andrew Brons was still going when he had been banned.

The invitation was extended to Griffin as he is a Member of the European Parliament and officials pointed out they did not wish this to be a mark of disrespect against his democratic office. “However, we would apply the same rules to anyone who tried to blatantly politicise their attendance in this way,” the spokesperson said.

Griffin described the decision as “an outrage” and “thoroughly anti-British”

Griffin said he did not “blame the Queen” and claimed Buckingham Palace was under “enormous pressure from the Lib Con coalition” to withdraw his invite.