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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 13,672 Views 9 Comments

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

Westminster MPs back extension of England's Covid-19 restrictions until 19 July
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Westminster MPs back extension of England's Covid-19 restrictions until 19 July

Jun 16th 2021, 8:04 PM 5,814 Views 6 Comments

MPs voted 461 to 60 to approve regulations delaying the easing of the measures.

Neale Richmond: Unionist push against NI Protocol is the wrong move at the wrong time
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Neale Richmond: Unionist push against NI Protocol is the wrong move at the wrong time

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:59 PM 25,278 Views 22 Comments

Neale Richmond says the legal action by unionists is ill-judged and will further entrench political views.

Manchester restrictions row rumbles on as local leaders continue to resist calls for toughest measures
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Manchester restrictions row rumbles on as local leaders continue to resist calls for toughest measures

Oct 19th 2020, 10:58 AM 14,904 Views 25 Comments

The mayor of Greater Manchester has called on the House of Commons to vote to break the impasse.

New Covid-19 restrictions in place for more than a third of the UK from today
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New Covid-19 restrictions in place for more than a third of the UK from today

Oct 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 19,460 Views 15 Comments

Liverpool, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough are all now under local lockdowns.

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

Aug 5th 2020, 7:42 AM 22,557 Views 7 Comments

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

Conservative MP arrested over rape and sexual assault allegations
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Conservative MP arrested over rape and sexual assault allegations

Aug 2nd 2020, 2:18 PM 41,953 Views 0 Comments

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.

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

Jul 14th 2020, 8:37 AM 15,444 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 17th 2020, 8:33 PM 53,559 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Jun 15th 2020, 2:43 PM 17,182 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Jun 12th 2020, 3:31 PM 26,110 Views 159 Comments

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

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

Jun 2nd 2020, 10:25 PM 24,440 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Mar 10th 2020, 10:52 PM 17,404 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Mar 9th 2020, 7:13 AM 28,912 Views 21 Comments

The incident is not being treated as terror-related.

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

Feb 2nd 2020, 10:22 AM 38,873 Views 125 Comments

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

Jeffrey Donaldson replaces Nigel Dodds as DUP's Westminster leader
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Jeffrey Donaldson replaces Nigel Dodds as DUP's Westminster leader

Dec 17th 2019, 8:22 PM 19,548 Views 41 Comments

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

Boris Johnson to legislate to prevent any further Brexit delays
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Boris Johnson to legislate to prevent any further Brexit delays

Dec 17th 2019, 8:23 AM 11,176 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Dec 9th 2019, 6:40 AM 12,068 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Nov 12th 2019, 9:36 AM 25,189 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Oct 25th 2019, 6:00 AM 10,557 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Oct 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 27,027 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:15 PM 62,835 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:28 AM 12,242 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Oct 21st 2019, 12:48 PM 15,084 Views 0 Comments

Assange is accused of leaking US government secrets.

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

Oct 15th 2019, 8:59 PM 33,303 Views 51 Comments

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

Man who drove into crowd in Westminster jailed for life
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Man who drove into crowd in Westminster jailed for life

Oct 14th 2019, 10:54 PM 20,251 Views 27 Comments

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

What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?
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What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?

Oct 14th 2019, 11:06 AM 11,013 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Oct 4th 2019, 1:28 PM 14,539 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Oct 3rd 2019, 12:02 PM 17,365 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Oct 1st 2019, 12:07 PM 8,338 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Sep 26th 2019, 5:26 PM 12,578 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Updated Sep 26th 2019, 4:48 PM 28,605 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 19th 2019, 5:13 PM 17,199 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Sep 5th 2019, 8:42 AM 26,080 Views 62 Comments

There are 56 days until the current Brexit deadline.

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

Aug 8th 2019, 6:15 AM 16,531 Views 103 Comments

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

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

Jul 25th 2019, 11:09 AM 67,692 Views 53 Comments

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

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

Updated Jul 23rd 2019, 12:35 PM 43,259 Views 37 Comments

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

Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader
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Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader

Jul 23rd 2019, 12:05 PM 36,089 Views 119 Comments

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

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

Jul 18th 2019, 3:14 PM 16,588 Views 31 Comments

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

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