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From TheJournal.ie Nigel Farage says EU's tone is 'emollient' as Martina Anderson dons Irish jersey in EU parliament Brexit Debate

Nigel Farage says EU's tone is 'emollient' as Martina Anderson dons Irish jersey in EU parliament

“It is certainly not a question of pretending to negotiate”, Barnier warned, as Juncker told MEPs the risk of no deal remains “very real”.

From TheJournal.ie A look back at John Bercow - a divisive figure who embodies the Brexit-era politician House Speaker

A look back at John Bercow - a divisive figure who embodies the Brexit-era politician

From “Order! Order” to “Division! Clear the Lobby!” here’s a look back at the colourful House Speaker.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 4 possible Brexit outcomes that we could get by 31 October Speculation Nation

Here are 4 possible Brexit outcomes that we could get by 31 October

Let’s spin the wheel of Brexit speculation.

From TheJournal.ie British government warns of Channel delays and electricity price hikes in no-deal planning document Operation Yellowhammer

British government warns of Channel delays and electricity price hikes in no-deal planning document

The six-page document lays out no-deal Brexit preparations from the British government.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-English cricketer says knighthood nomination 'soured' by calls for removal over domestic abuse charge Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-English cricketer says knighthood nomination 'soured' by calls for removal over domestic abuse charge

Geoffrey Boycott was nominated for a knighthood for services to sport this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shame on you': Chaos in House of Commons as MPs attempt to block suspension of parliament House Of Commons

'Shame on you': Chaos in House of Commons as MPs attempt to block suspension of parliament

The five-week suspension of parliament began in the early hours of this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Court case begins on whether the North's citizens can self-identify as Irish Emma DeSouza

Court case begins on whether the North's citizens can self-identify as Irish

Emma DeSouza has won three court cases against the UK’s Home Office, which has argued that she is a British citizen.

From TheJournal.ie Several Irish flights affected after British Airways cancels UK services over pilot pay dispute Grounded

Several Irish flights affected after British Airways cancels UK services over pilot pay dispute

The carrier is currently locked in a pay dispute with its 4,300 pilots.

From TheJournal.ie How the Tory party lost its parliamentary majority to Brexit (and other rifts) How Bojo Lost His Mojo

How the Tory party lost its parliamentary majority to Brexit (and other rifts)

From Nick Boles’ speech after the indicative votes, to Dr Phillip Lee crossing the chamber this week, power has been ebbing away from Boris Johnson and the Tory party.

From TheJournal.ie House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension Snap Election

House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension

The legislation would ensure Britain does not crash out of the European Union if an agreement cannot be reached by 19 October.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson says he would 'rather be dead in a ditch' than seek another Brexit extension Not For Turning

Johnson says he would 'rather be dead in a ditch' than seek another Brexit extension

The UK Prime Minister said a general election is the ‘only way to get things moving’ on Brexit in a speech today.

From The42 Seán Cox will make an emotional return to Anfield after moving to the UK for treatment Update

Seán Cox will make an emotional return to Anfield after moving to the UK for treatment

The 54-year-old father-of-three will attend a Liverpool game at Anfield in October.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson's brother just announced he's quitting as an MP and minister Jo Johnson

Boris Johnson's brother just announced he's quitting as an MP and minister

“In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest,” he said.

From TheJournal.ie UK Ryanair pilots have planned to strike for a week in September Strike

UK Ryanair pilots have planned to strike for a week in September

The pilots are striking over improved work and pay conditions.

From TheJournal.ie MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October Brexit

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October

Members of Parliament earlier voted to delay Brexit in a bid to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: No early election as MPs vote to delay Brexit Brexit Live

As it happened: No early election as MPs vote to delay Brexit

It’s been a really odd day in Westminster – even by usual recent standards.

From TheJournal.ie British prison officer jailed for smuggling €100k of contraband into Wandsworth Patrick Dadey

British prison officer jailed for smuggling €100k of contraband into Wandsworth

A significant amount of contraband including cannabis, steroids, mobile phones, tobacco and other illicit items were found in cereal boxes in the laundry room by another prison officer in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Another Brexistential crisis: So what happens now? Benn Bill

Another Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?

Boris Johnson’s first Commons defeat as Prime Minister raises more questions on the long and winding Brexit road.

From TheJournal.ie Call for mourners to attend Dublin funeral of elderly Irish man who died alone in UK Joseph Tuohy

Call for mourners to attend Dublin funeral of elderly Irish man who died alone in UK

Joseph Tuohy passed away this summer after spending most of his life in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson to seek 14 October general election if MPs vote to block no-deal Brexit today Snap Election

Boris Johnson to seek 14 October general election if MPs vote to block no-deal Brexit today

Johnson met with ministers and ruled out another Brexit extension last night.

From TheJournal.ie The cunning Mr Cummings: Who is the 'Vote Leave' chief in No 10? Brexit Mastermind

The cunning Mr Cummings: Who is the 'Vote Leave' chief in No 10?

After Cummings fired Sajid Javid’s aide on Thursday without his knowledge, questions are being raised again of Johnson’s main man.

From TheJournal.ie The House of Commons returns today - what's Boris got planned? Playing House

The House of Commons returns today - what's Boris got planned?

Rumours of a general election to be held on 17 October engulfed the British political sphere yesterday – so what’s the PM up to?

From TheJournal.ie 'Volatile and dynamic': Varadkar says Ireland will be keeping a close eye on the House of Commons this week Brexit

'Volatile and dynamic': Varadkar says Ireland will be keeping a close eye on the House of Commons this week

Two dates for a potential meeting with Boris Johnson next week are being considered.

From TheJournal.ie What will happen to EU citizens living in the UK after 31 October? Brexit

What will happen to EU citizens living in the UK after 31 October?

Concerns have been raised about the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on the status of European citizens living in Britain.

From TheJournal.ie A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears High Court

A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears

A legal bid to reverse a suspension of parliament has been launched in the North.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste urges British government to propose alternatives to backstop 'as quickly as possible' Brexit

Tánaiste urges British government to propose alternatives to backstop 'as quickly as possible'

Boris Johnson has vowed to ‘up the tempo’ on talks to remove the backstop ahead of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Irish-based Brits to hold protest against Brexit at Dublin embassy Brits Not Out

Irish-based Brits to hold protest against Brexit at Dublin embassy

Brits Not Out are holding the demonstration on Merrion Road at 6pm on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Scottish Tory leader expected to step down amid Brexit chaos Brexit

Scottish Tory leader expected to step down amid Brexit chaos

Ruth Davidson has been leader of the Scottish Tories since 2011.

From TheJournal.ie The Queen has approved the suspension of parliament ahead of the Brexit deadline Prorogued

The Queen has approved the suspension of parliament ahead of the Brexit deadline

Boris Johnson’s move has been met with outrage by opposition parties, and a court challenge is being brought forward.

From TheJournal.ie Sterling value plummets following decision by Boris Johnson to seek suspension of UK parliament Brexit

Sterling value plummets following decision by Boris Johnson to seek suspension of UK parliament

The currency’s value fell by almost 1% this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'No deal is the best deal': Nigel Farage unveils 635 Brexit Party election candidates Brexit

'No deal is the best deal': Nigel Farage unveils 635 Brexit Party election candidates

The Brexit Party announced that it has vetted over 600 candidates for a rumoured autumn general election.

From TheJournal.ie Face off at the Élysée Palace as Johnson meets 'hardest in the gang' Macron Brexit This post contains videos

Face off at the Élysée Palace as Johnson meets 'hardest in the gang' Macron

Macron said he hopes for a ‘useful’ month of talks on Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed' Talks

Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'

Johnson will seek to convince the German Chancellor to renegotiate elements of the Brexit deal.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit Brexit

Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit

Donald Tusk has re-iterated the EU’s commitment to the backstop.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson's phone call diplomacy: What does it say about what's next? London Calling

Boris Johnson's phone call diplomacy: What does it say about what's next?

“PM Johnson is positioning the United Kingdom as the British equivalent of ‘America First’,” Professor Federico Fabbrini said.

From TheJournal.ie 'A worst-case scenario': UK expects a hard border and protests in no-deal Brexit Operation Yellowhammer

'A worst-case scenario': UK expects a hard border and protests in no-deal Brexit

The Labour party in Ireland has said that Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal is the most realistic to avoid a no-deal.

From TheJournal.ie Jeremy Corbyn urges parties to make him caretaker PM to defeat no-deal Brexit Caretaker Government

Jeremy Corbyn urges parties to make him caretaker PM to defeat no-deal Brexit

Corbyn has called on opposition leaders to support a Labour caretaker government.

From TheJournal.ie US to seek free-trade agreement with UK 'at the earliest possible time' after it leaves EU Brexit

US to seek free-trade agreement with UK 'at the earliest possible time' after it leaves EU

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday met with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: Mary Lou rules out special SF conference on party taking seats in Westminster Interview

Brexit: Mary Lou rules out special SF conference on party taking seats in Westminster

‘There is no appetite for us to enter Westminster,’ said the Sinn Fáin party leader.

From TheJournal.ie Whaley Bridge residents to return home as dam collapse fears recede UK

Whaley Bridge residents to return home as dam collapse fears recede

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to the residents “spirit and patience”.

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