(Bloomberg) -- Democratic Unionist Party leader Edwin Poots is stepping down as leader of Northern Ireland’s biggest political grouping after just three weeks amid a revolt that throws into question the future of Belfast’s power-sharing executive. Thursday’s announcement came hours after the U.K. government said it would push laws through Parliament in London giving more weight to the Irish language -- a policy resisted by the DUP, but a condition of Sinn Fein’s for it to continue power sharing.
BRITAIN is bouncing back from the Covid crisis with a double boost to the economy. Liz Truss has secured a suspension to punishing US tariffs in a Brexit bonus worth hundreds of millions pounds. And experts today predict the UK economy is set to return to pre-Covid levels by the end of 2021, a year earlier than expected.
LABOUR'S leadership has come under stinging attack from pro-EU campaigner Lord Adonis, for failing to "confront Brexit" and conceding to Boris Johnson. Lord Adonis leads the European Movement UK, which campaigns to keep Britain closely tied to the bloc. Earlier this month he suggested Britain should re-apply for EU membership.
Brexit minister Lord Frost and European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic concluded talks last week with no breakthrough. The UK has asked the European Union to extend the grace period on chilled meats being sent from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. The grace period allowing items such as sausages to be sent between the two is due to expire at the end of June.
The European Union has warned "there is no alternative" to the Brexit arrangements put in place for Northern Ireland, as the UK sought an extension to temporary measures allowing sausages to cross the Irish Sea. Restrictions on shipments of chilled meats are due to come into force when a grace period expires at the end of the month.
The European Union warned “there is no alternative” to the Brexit arrangements put in place for Northern Ireland, as the UK sought an extension to temporary measures allowing sausages to cross the Irish Sea. Restrictions on shipments of chilled meats are due to come into force when a grace period expires at the end of the month.
As the Prime Minister argues against the deal he negotiated, and inflames tempers further, it's time the Tory party exerted pressure on their leader, says Paul Routledge BORIS Johnson is an inveterate, compulsive liar. We all know that. Mostly his deceit matters little, but some of his lies are dangerous.
The UK has formally requested a further three months to resolve the bitter Brexit row with Brussels over the sale of sausages in Northern Ireland. It comes as the UK announces moves to guarantee voting rights for EU citizens in local elections. The Brexit minister, Lord Frost, has written to the EU with an official request to extend the grace period to 30 September for the sale of sausages produced in Great Britain in Northern Ireland supermarkets.
SCOTLAND'S independence has been a hot topic in 2021 as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she'd be holding another referendum if the SNP won with a majority in the Holyrood elections in May - which the party missed by one seat. But who can vote in a Scotland independence referendum?
Boris Johnson’s Brexit minister David Frost has formally requested a three-month extension to the “grace period” before a ban on chilled meat exports to Northern Ireland, from 30 June to 30 September. The move is designed to provide time to resolve the so-called “sausage war” with Brussels, after talks ran into the sand with little time to spare before the end-of-month deadline.
The Ashfield MP was videoed calling the campaigner a 'parasite, a malingerer and a scrounger' after a row at a London pub A Nottinghamshire MP has spoken out after a video emerged of him calling the 'Stop Brexit man' a "parasite" in London. Lee Anderson, Ashfield's Conservative MP, was caught on camera in a spat with anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray.
SELDOM CAN a mere treaty protocol have caused so much fuss so soon after it was signed. Under Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, Great Britain has left the European Union’s single market and customs union. But to avoid a hard north-south border in Ireland, Northern Ireland has, in effect, remained in both.
Granted, the heatwave appears to be somewhat over in most parts of the country, but summer is still just around the corner. It’s perhaps due to the hot snap that there’s a garden furniture shortage across the UK. Factors from the Suez Canal crisis to Brexit have also apparently affected supply of these items, so if you’re wondering why you can’t get your hands on garden bits, that’s why.
Liz Truss has said hormone-injected beef will remain banned as she defended the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal with Australia. The international trade secretary also rejected fears British farmers will be undercut by foreign exports, insisting she is ‘fully confident’ UK farmers will still be able to compete and they should ‘stop being defensive’.
Racist letter sent to Italian and Romanian residents in York saying 'we won't be happy until you leave'
An Italian woman in York has spoken of her disgust after receiving vile racist hate mail telling her and her neighbours 'we won't be happy until you leave'. Nicoletta Peddis was sent the anonymous note reading, "we have won Brexit". The letter, which was also reportedly sent to Ms Peddis' Romanian neighbours, continued: "Its time for you to go back to werever you come from.
New evidence of labour shortages emerging in the early stages of post-viral growth suggests trouble ahead, writes John Rentoul Thursday 17 June 2021 15:03 As when blood returns to frozen limbs there is bound to be some stiffness, pain and difficulty; so there is when the economy returns to normal after a shock.
York police investigating racist letter telling Italian and Romanian residents 'we won't be happy until you leave'
A woman in York has spoken of her disgust after receiving vile racist hate mail telling her and her neighbours 'we won't be happy until you leave'. Nicoletta Peddis, who is Italian, was sent the anonymous note reading, "we have won Brexit".
MICHEL Barnier is launching a "political organisation" to mount a serious challenge in next year's French presidential election. The EU’s former Brexit negotiator said he has a “duty” to put up a fight against frontrunners President Emmanuel Macron and eurosceptic leader Marine Le Pen.