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From TheJournal.ie British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds London

British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds

The Government was also criticised for treating children ‘as an afterthought’ during the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Conservative MP arrested over rape and sexual assault allegations Westminster

Conservative MP arrested over rape and sexual assault allegations

The ex-minister, who has not been named, is alleged to have assaulted a woman and forced her to have sex, the Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday reported.

From TheJournal.ie British government's approach to Northern Ireland protocol condemned by MPs Brexit

British government's approach to Northern Ireland protocol condemned by MPs

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee said businesses had been left in the dark.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson's car involved in collision after protester runs onto road Westminster This post contains videos

Boris Johnson's car involved in collision after protester runs onto road

The demonstrator ran into the road outside the gates to Parliament at around 2.30pm.

From TheJournal.ie Man (28) jailed for 14 days after admitting urinating next to memorial in Westminster London

Man (28) jailed for 14 days after admitting urinating next to memorial in Westminster

The judge said the incident had caused “public revulsion”.

From TheJournal.ie Winston Churchill statue boarded up for protection as Boris Johnson hits out at statue toppling movement Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

Winston Churchill statue boarded up for protection as Boris Johnson hits out at statue toppling movement

The British Prime Minister said on Twitter: ‘We cannot now try to edit or censor our past.’

From TheJournal.ie 'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons House Of Chaos

'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons

The government said it expected some ‘teething problems’ to the new voting system.

From TheJournal.ie SNP Westminster leader calls for 'legitimate and legal route' to Scottish independence Scotland

SNP Westminster leader calls for 'legitimate and legal route' to Scottish independence

It is the latest in a series of calls for a second referendum on independence.

From TheJournal.ie Man ‘brandishing knives’ shot dead by police in London's Westminster UK

Man ‘brandishing knives’ shot dead by police in London's Westminster

The incident is not being treated as terror-related.

From TheJournal.ie Lise Hand in London: 'Empires end, not with a bang, but with a last burst of delusion' Brexit

Lise Hand in London: 'Empires end, not with a bang, but with a last burst of delusion'

The party was a bit flat and the Prime Minister was not often spotted. Lise Hand reports from London.

From TheJournal.ie Jeffrey Donaldson replaces Nigel Dodds as DUP's Westminster leader Shake Up

Jeffrey Donaldson replaces Nigel Dodds as DUP's Westminster leader

Meanwhile, Sammy Wilson MP has been elected as the DUP’s chief whip.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson to legislate to prevent any further Brexit delays Westminster

Boris Johnson to legislate to prevent any further Brexit delays

The re-worked Withdrawal Agreement Bill is due to come before the Commons this week.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time Uk Election 19

Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time

A December election does not come around often, writes Cormac Moore.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shameful': Hillary Clinton slams UK government for not publishing report into Russian interference Boris Johnson

'Shameful': Hillary Clinton slams UK government for not publishing report into Russian interference

A report was sent to PM Boris Johnson a month ago but has not been published

From TheJournal.ie When will we know if we're getting a Brexit extension? Extension In The Offing

When will we know if we're getting a Brexit extension?

A UK election could fast-track the EU’s decision on whether to grant an extension – but for how long will it be?

From TheJournal.ie What was tonight's crucial Brexit vote all about, and what happens now? Brexplainer

What was tonight's crucial Brexit vote all about, and what happens now?

Let’s untangle the confusing jumble of Brexit legislation, amendments and Commons votes.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson loses crucial Commons vote on his Brexit deal, as EU to consider a third extension Brexit Crisis

Boris Johnson loses crucial Commons vote on his Brexit deal, as EU to consider a third extension

Donald Tusk said that he would recommend that the EU’s 27 leaders accept the UK request for an extension until 31 January 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Crunch time for Johnson as he tries to push through Brexit bill in three days Brexit

Crunch time for Johnson as he tries to push through Brexit bill in three days

He faces the first hurdle this evening when MPs vote on the timetable for the bill’s passage through the parliament.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can't think properly': Julian Assange appears in London court for extradition hearing Westminster

'I can't think properly': Julian Assange appears in London court for extradition hearing

Assange is accused of leaking US government secrets.

From TheJournal.ie Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster Stormont

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster

The move to decriminalise abortion will only be halted if the Stormont executive is restored by 21 October.

From TheJournal.ie Man who drove into crowd in Westminster jailed for life Attempted Murder

Man who drove into crowd in Westminster jailed for life

Salih Khater drove his car at pedestrians, cyclists and two police officers in August 2018.

From TheJournal.ie What can we expect from the Queen's Speech? Royals

What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?

The ceremony has existed in its current form since 1852, and kickstarts the British government’s legislative agenda.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Poor judgment’ caused police failures in Westminster sex abuse claims case, report says Carl Beech

‘Poor judgment’ caused police failures in Westminster sex abuse claims case, report says

Carl Beech was jailed for fabricating a series of claims of rape, torture and murder by high-profile figures.

From TheJournal.ie Four climate protestors arrested after spraying fake blood on UK Treasury building Extinction Rebellion

Four climate protestors arrested after spraying fake blood on UK Treasury building

The environmental campaign group said 1,800 litres of fake blood was used.

From TheJournal.ie Man detained after dousing himself with suspected flammable liquid by Parliament gates in London Westminster

Man detained after dousing himself with suspected flammable liquid by Parliament gates in London

The scene was made safe by units from the London Fire Brigade.

From TheJournal.ie Labour MP Jess Phillips says a man was arrested after trying to 'smash the windows' of her constituency office Birmingham

Labour MP Jess Phillips says a man was arrested after trying to 'smash the windows' of her constituency office

Phillips says her staff had to be locked in the office.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson stands firm and ignores appeals to apologise over Jo Cox comments Westminster

Boris Johnson stands firm and ignores appeals to apologise over Jo Cox comments

There have been calls from UK parliamentarians on all sides to tackle a “toxic” political culture.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Angry exchanges in Commons as Attorney General declares 'parliament is dead' Liveblog

As it happened: Angry exchanges in Commons as Attorney General declares 'parliament is dead'

“The time is coming when even these turkeys won’t be able to prevent Christmas,” Attorney General geoffrey Cox told MPs.

From TheJournal.ie Hilary Benn on granting a Brexit extension: Will the EU push the UK over a cliff edge? Dublin Visit

Hilary Benn on granting a Brexit extension: Will the EU push the UK over a cliff edge?

Labour MP Benn is in Dublin today to meet with Simon Coveney, Drew Harris and others about Brexit progress.

From TheJournal.ie Bill to delay Brexit will pass through House of Lords tomorrow. What then? GE19

Bill to delay Brexit will pass through House of Lords tomorrow. What then?

There are 56 days until the current Brexit deadline.

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 Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses proroguing parliament in his first speech as Leader of the Commons Uk Cabinet

Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses proroguing parliament in his first speech as Leader of the Commons

Rees-Mogg has just given his first statement in the House of Commons as a member of the British government.

From TheJournal.ie Senior Tories say they're stepping down after Boris Johnson confirmed as new party leader Brexit Mayhem

Senior Tories say they're stepping down after Boris Johnson confirmed as new party leader

Boris Johnson was announced as the new Conservative Party leader this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader Tories

Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader

The Conservative Party’s 1922 committee made the announcement this morning at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II conference centre.

From TheJournal.ie MPs in London back move to prevent the next prime minister from suspending parliament Westminster

MPs in London back move to prevent the next prime minister from suspending parliament

Boris Johnson had not ruled out suspending parliament if he become prime minister.

From TheJournal.ie 'This was not an accident': Westminster attacker found guilty of attempted murder London

'This was not an accident': Westminster attacker found guilty of attempted murder

Salih Khater circled Parliament Square four times before accelerating into cyclists stopped at traffic lights and then crashing into a police barrier.

From TheJournal.ie Same-sex marriage and abortion to be legalised in North if no power-sharing by 21 October Westminster

Same-sex marriage and abortion to be legalised in North if no power-sharing by 21 October

Amendments relating to same-sex marriage and abortion were passed in the House of Commons today.

From TheJournal.ie Speaker John Bercow called upon to break Commons deadlock after 310-310 tie on more indicative votes Curiouser And Curiouser

Speaker John Bercow called upon to break Commons deadlock after 310-310 tie on more indicative votes

The House Speaker John Bercow had the deciding vote, and voted against the amendment, quoting precedent from 26 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin taking Westminster seats 'would only heighten political temperature' Mary Lou

Sinn Féin taking Westminster seats 'would only heighten political temperature'

Minister for Health Simon Harris last night criticised the party for its abstention from Westminster.

From TheJournal.ie 'Take back control': MPs vote to hold series of Brexit votes on Wednesday At It Again

'Take back control': MPs vote to hold series of Brexit votes on Wednesday

A minister resigned in order to vote to hold indicative votes on Wednesday, a proposal which Theresa May opposes.

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