# United Kingdom

Last month
October 2023
Conservative MP Peter Bone suspended over bullying and sexual misconduct
Another by-election looms for the Conservative Party.
Nicholas Rossi, who claims to be Irish orphan, arrested in connection with alleged rape in UK
Rossi was arrested this morning in connection with an alleged rape took place in 2017.
This year
'I would worry for the British people': Ryan on Sunak pushing out date on ban on new petrol car sales
The ban has been pushed back to 2035.
Prince Harry's case against The Sun to go to trial, but phone hacking claims dismissed
The trial is scheduled to start in January 2024.
Jeremy Clarkson's Sun column about Meghan Markle was sexist, says UK watchdog
The newspaper has to publish a summary of the findings against it on the same page as the column usually appears.
Peter Flanagan: 'We were class at Eurovision back then' - remembering when Ireland was edgy & cool
The comedian looks at the quirks of Irish Eurovision entries over the years and says we’ve (probably) come a long way.
Met Police say they 'police proportionately' following outcry over coronation arrests
Among those arrested was Graham Smith, chief executive of the anti-monarchy group Republic.
Opinion: Charles' coronation comes at a tricky time - is the jig up for the British monarchy?
Peter Flanagan looks at the history and current state of the British monarchy ahead of the crowning of King Charles this weekend.
UK Labour's Diane Abbot loses party whip after suggesting Jewish, Irish and Traveller people do not face racism
Abbott made the remarks in a letter published in the Observer.
A third of British residents 'wouldn't mind' Northern Ireland leaving the UK
The findings come as the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement approaches.
Last year
Boris Johnson drops out of race to become UK Prime Minister, leaving Sunak as clear favourite
“You can’t govern effectively unless you have a united party in Parliament,” Johnson said tonight.
Boris Johnson jets back to UK as Tories split on his expected leadership bid
Johnson cut short a luxury stay in the Dominican Republic to join the seemingly three-person race to replace Liz Truss.
Crowds gather in London as queen's coffin to go on display
Members of the public have been paying their respects to the late monarch since 5pm this evening.
Man targeted by gunman who killed nine-year-old girl in Liverpool arrested
Olivia Pratt-Korbel died in Kingsheath Avenue in the Dovecot area of Liverpool on Monday night.
Future Scottish independence referendum ‘should be put to all four UK nations’
The debate comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon began laying out the case for a second Scottish independence referendum.
Tory MP Neil Parish suspended pending investigation into House of Commons pornography claim
Senior Conservative colleagues had decried reports of the incident as “shameful”.
Not a ‘chance in hell’ Boris Johnson will step aside voluntarily, Tory peer says
Gavin Barwell, who served as chief of staff to Theresa May and now sits in the House of Lords, said there was a “strong case for change”.
All time
New moves to cancel UK Christmas celebrations unlikely despite Omicron surge
Boris Johnson did not impose new restrictions yesterday, but he said the government will “reserve the possibility” of taking further action.
Singer Rihanna made national hero as Barbados becomes a republic
Barbados won independence from Britain in 1966.
EU warns of 'serious consequences' if UK decides to trigger Article 16
London has said it could move to suspend the NI protocol.
Counterterrorism units to lead investigation into fatal stabbing of UK MP David Amess
David Amess was attacked today at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.
David Amess died after he was stabbed several times during a constituency clinic.
A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene and remains in custody.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Taoiseach Micheál Martin are among those who have shared sympathies.
UK police to 'review security for MPs' as Boris Johnson pays tribute to David Amess
Boris Johnson’s holiday ‘important for whole country’, minister suggests
Home Office minister Damian Hinds defended the Prime Minister’s decision to go on holiday to Spain.
Priti Patel backs emergency phone service to protect women as they walk home
The Mail reported the new “walk me home” service could be in operation by Christmas.
Bullish Boris Johnson does not mention Northern Ireland Protocol during 45 minute Tory speech
Johnson shrugged off petrol queues and said that British businesses will have to invest in their workers and technology.
UK military drivers mobilised to deliver fuel to petrol stations
It came as opposition parties raised the prospect of a parliamentary recall to address the wider situation of labour shortages.
Johnson says 'fix it or ditch it' on Northern Ireland protocol
Boris Johnson did not rule out triggering Article 16.
Ireland has overtaken the UK in fully vaccinating its population against Covid
Ireland has now fully vaccinated 72.5% of its adult population compared to the UK’s 71.8%.
Boris Johnson to restore freedoms as he tells public to ‘learn to live’ with Covid-19
Boris Johnson will lead a Downing Street press conference updating his plans for ‘freedom day’ on 19 July.
DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK
Emmanuel Macron reportedly implied that Northern Ireland was a separate country.
Boris Johnson says he doesn't 'think there's anything to see here' amid flat refurbishment probe
The Electoral Commission will investigate Johnson’s flat renovations.
Boris Johnson denies making ‘bodies pile high’ comment over third UK lockdown
The claim was first reported in the Times, but Downing Street dismissed it as a “gross distortion” of Johnson’s position at the time.
Prince Philip funeral procession ends with Duke's coffin taken from chapel to royal vault
Prince Philip will be laid to rest at the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel following the funeral mass.
Scotland and its elections are key to the union and to a united Ireland
Northern Ireland’s place in the Union could be decided for it, if Scotland decides its future is better in the EU, rather than the UK.
Boris Johnson acted with ‘honesty and integrity’ amid Jennifer Arcuri claims, Downing Street says
Arcuri has made fresh allegations that she and Johnson had a four-year romantic relationship when he was mayor.
Ireland yet to receive Covid vaccine offer from UK, says Coveney but government interested in discussing it
The United Kingdom reportedly plans to supply Ireland with 3.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines.
Poll: Should Ireland accept surplus UK vaccines?
Or should we stick to what we are already due to receive?
Prince Philip admitted to hospital after feeling unwell
He was taken to hospital on the advice of his doctor and a palace statement said it was a “precautionary measure”.
UK ‘past the peak’ of coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths
But Boris Johnson warned that the level of infection is still ‘forbiddingly high’.
More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.
‘Huge disappointment’ as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange refused bail
Assange’s partner Stella Moris said she had hoped to be reunited with him after it was ruled he should not be extradited.