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The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position
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The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position

Fri 11:20 AM 30,339 Views 48 Comments

This is Brexit: so expect to see more rows between the UK and EU, particularly over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Brexit: EU says UK's unilateral move to extend NI Protocol grace period 'breaks international law'
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Brexit: EU says UK's unilateral move to extend NI Protocol grace period 'breaks international law'

Updated Wed 7:16 PM 40,620 Views 56 Comments
  • The UK announced that it would extend a grace period on health certs required for agrifoods going from GB to NI.
  • This caused a stir as the decision should be made jointly by the EU and UK; and the EU had been considering it anyway.
  • Maroš Šefčovič is to speak with David Frost tonight to raise the EU's "strong concerns" about the decision.
UK holiday park operator used blacklist of common Irish surnames to stop bookings from Traveller families
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UK holiday park operator used blacklist of common Irish surnames to stop bookings from Traveller families

Tue 10:46 AM 97,625 Views 0 Comments

The list was uploaded to the Pontins intranet under the heading ‘Undesirable Guests’.

Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'
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Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'

Feb 28th 2021, 10:30 AM 48,540 Views 57 Comments

Representatives of Irish hauliers have said they are being held up for longer than they should because of French officials.

Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules
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Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules

Feb 26th 2021, 10:40 AM 37,004 Views 88 Comments

Shamima Begum had her British citizenship revoked and now cannot return to fight her case.

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues
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EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues

Feb 25th 2021, 3:47 PM 15,116 Views 7 Comments

The EU and UK are locked in talks to make post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland work more smoothly.

DUP urges British government to act 'unilaterally', after EU and UK meet over NI Protocol
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DUP urges British government to act 'unilaterally', after EU and UK meet over NI Protocol

Feb 24th 2021, 10:10 PM 19,245 Views 34 Comments

The UK Government recently made a request to the European Commission for an extension of grace periods until 2023.

'The end is in sight': UK papers rejoice after Boris Johnson outlines roadmap out of lockdown
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'The end is in sight': UK papers rejoice after Boris Johnson outlines roadmap out of lockdown

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:51 AM 28,704 Views 85 Comments

While there was a general welcome, there was some criticism of how long it will take.

Ireland is getting a new Covid roadmap, but what’s happening in other countries right now?
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Ireland is getting a new Covid roadmap, but what’s happening in other countries right now?

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 50,777 Views 70 Comments

Let’s take a look.

Covid-19: UK researchers launch world-first study that will deliberately infect people with virus
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Covid-19: UK researchers launch world-first study that will deliberately infect people with virus

Feb 17th 2021, 1:30 PM 16,640 Views 12 Comments

The trial will start in the coming weeks.

Cases of 'long Covid' in UK could be as high as 20%, immunologist warns
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Cases of 'long Covid' in UK could be as high as 20%, immunologist warns

Feb 13th 2021, 12:55 PM 28,408 Views 23 Comments

Some people are still reporting significant symptoms several months after infection.

'Refreshed' Living With Covid plan being worked on as Varadkar details Ireland-UK talks on travel
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'Refreshed' Living With Covid plan being worked on as Varadkar details Ireland-UK talks on travel

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 6:08 PM 50,737 Views 48 Comments

He said there seems to be an “openness” to talking about the two islands working together.

Johnson warned that ICUs in the UK 'still in the thick of it' as pressure grows over easing restrictions
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Johnson warned that ICUs in the UK 'still in the thick of it' as pressure grows over easing restrictions

Feb 6th 2021, 2:40 PM 16,673 Views 9 Comments

Reports in the UK are suggesting pubs could re-open in April but not be permitted to sell alcohol.

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?
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Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:14 PM 33,994 Views 39 Comments
  • UK minister Michael Gove has asked the EU for a Northern Ireland transition period until 2023.
  • Simon Coveney conceded that some of the ways the Protocol is being implemented is causing problems.
  • SDLP MLA Colin McGrath said that there is a danger of any problem in Northern Ireland becoming a "green or orange" issue.
Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case
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Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 24,676 Views 11 Comments

Mobile testing units and home testing kits will be deployed across eight communities in England.

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines
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Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines

Feb 1st 2021, 6:05 PM 22,758 Views 30 Comments

The proposal caused outcry on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc
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Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc

Jan 31st 2021, 3:57 PM 33,040 Views 94 Comments

Negotiations between the UK and the bloc are expected to start this year.

Harry Dunn suspect ‘willing to discuss resolution’ despite extradition refusal
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Harry Dunn suspect ‘willing to discuss resolution’ despite extradition refusal

Jan 31st 2021, 3:16 PM 30,530 Views 0 Comments

Anne Sacoolas’ lawyers said she would like “nothing more than to find a path forward”.

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'
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Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 2:03 PM 33,569 Views 89 Comments

Politicians across Ireland and the UK were left blindsided by the move by the EU over concerns about the supply of Covid vaccines.

Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move
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Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move

Jan 31st 2021, 9:34 AM 38,051 Views 60 Comments

The bloc backtracked on the move, imposed unilaterally as it faces shortfalls on vaccine supplies.

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’
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# Bad Timing

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’

Jan 28th 2021, 8:58 AM 46,245 Views 34 Comments

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether the visit is necessary during the pandemic.

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
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Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism

Jan 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 63,310 Views 103 Comments

The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.

Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for pandemic response as expert warns UK could see 50,000 more deaths
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Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for pandemic response as expert warns UK could see 50,000 more deaths

Jan 27th 2021, 7:08 AM 27,854 Views 26 Comments

The UK Prime Minister offered his “deepest condolences” to those whose relatives have died from Covid-19.

Quarantine hotels set to be introduced in UK to limit spread of Covid variants
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Quarantine hotels set to be introduced in UK to limit spread of Covid variants

Jan 26th 2021, 10:00 AM 16,791 Views 25 Comments

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said an announcement on the plans will be made later today.

Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court
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Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 2:12 PM 14,944 Views 0 Comments

The bronze memorial was dumped into Bristol Harbour before being retrieved by the council.

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?
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Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?

Jan 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,561 Views 40 Comments

UL’s Dr Owen Worth says the Brexit question may have been answered, but the greater concept at stake is the Union itself.

'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson
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'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson

Jan 24th 2021, 11:54 AM 32,200 Views 43 Comments

Boris Johnson is believed to be the first European leader to have spoken to the new president.

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
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More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

Jan 24th 2021, 10:48 AM 48,327 Views 154 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

UK officials resist calls by doctors to cut the delay between vaccine doses
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UK officials resist calls by doctors to cut the delay between vaccine doses

Jan 23rd 2021, 3:53 PM 19,149 Views 27 Comments

The British Medical Association said extending the gap between the first and second Pfizer vaccine doses is not justified by the science.

Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough
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Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:41 PM 15,991 Views 11 Comments

B117 emerged in the the south east of the country last September.

UK considering a £500 grant per positive Covid test 'to incentivise quarantine'
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UK considering a £500 grant per positive Covid test 'to incentivise quarantine'

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:51 AM 26,853 Views 43 Comments

The plan has been prompted by polling that indicates only 17% of people with symptoms are coming forward for testing.

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms
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UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms

Jan 20th 2021, 8:48 AM 11,131 Views 21 Comments

Incoming US President Joe Biden focused on healing at a memorial for victims on the eve of his inauguration.

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll
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UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll

Jan 20th 2021, 7:43 AM 15,711 Views 24 Comments

The UK recorded a further 1,610 coronavirus deaths yesterday – the highest number reported on a single day.

'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins
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'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins

Jan 19th 2021, 10:44 PM 43,671 Views 0 Comments

The duchess is suing the publisher of The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline.

Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system
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Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system

Jan 19th 2021, 6:37 PM 15,166 Views 34 Comments

Irish government favours asking people to restrict their movements.

Major incident declared as Storm Christoph heads to the UK
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Major incident declared as Storm Christoph heads to the UK

Jan 19th 2021, 9:48 AM 117,538 Views 24 Comments

More than 100 flood warnings and alerts have been issued in England.

UK minister says controversial statues should be put in context
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UK minister says controversial statues should be put in context

Jan 17th 2021, 11:47 AM 16,906 Views 30 Comments

His comments follow the dumping of a statue into Bristol Harbour by protestors last year.

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge
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Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge

Jan 15th 2021, 5:46 PM 26,344 Views 25 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘we must take additional steps now to stop those strains from entering the country’.

Covid-19: UK bans passengers from South America amid concerns over new Brazilian variant
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Covid-19: UK bans passengers from South America amid concerns over new Brazilian variant

Jan 15th 2021, 7:20 AM 21,175 Views 25 Comments

The ban also covers Panama, Portugal and Cape Verde.

UK discloses record number of deaths as NHS risks being 'overwhelmed'
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# Grim Record

UK discloses record number of deaths as NHS risks being 'overwhelmed'

Jan 13th 2021, 5:19 PM 41,441 Views 14 Comments

Boris Johnson said NHS staff were being placed under colossal strain by the pandemic.

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