UK presses on with Brexit rules rewrite; EU calls it illegal

LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signaled Monday that a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal he signed with the European Union could become law by the end of the year. Lawmakers began debating legislation that rewrites trade rules for Northern Ireland on Monday, the first step on what … Read more

EU ‘will restart legal action’ against UK over Northern Ireland Protocol

Hardline Conservative MPs welcomed the Government’s move amid fears the current arrangements for Northern Ireland could ultimately lead to the UK being broken up. In the face of a potential trade war, Boris Johnson warned EU leaders that it would be “preposterous” to launch such a draconian attack in response to the legislation. The Prime … Read more

Politics latest news: ‘Utterly reckless’ Protocol plan will have ‘colossal impact’ on Northern Irish economy, warns Sinn Féin

MLAs from Sinn Fein, the Alliance Party and the SDLP have all signed a letter sent to Boris Johnson (see the post below at 15.00) setting out opposition to the Government’s Northern Ireland Protocol Bill. The letter stated that the parties “collectively represent a majority inside the Northern Ireland Assembly”. It said: “We reject in … Read more

European judges to be stripped of Northern Ireland Protocol powers under new Brexit law

There is, however, thought to be a large section of Tory MPs who voted to stay with the EU but will back the Bill provided it is shown to be lawful. On Sunday, Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland Secretary, sought to reassure them as he pledged the legislation would not breach international law and that … Read more

Another 18 British children are struck down with mysterious hepatitis ‘of unknown origin’

Another 18 British children are struck down with mysterious hepatitis ‘of unknown origin’ It brings the cumulative UK total to 240 since the first was spotted in January 170 cases were in England, 32 in Scotland, 21 in Northern Ireland and 17 in Wales Leading theory is that a strain of the common cold has … Read more

Liz Truss dubbed ‘Brexit Queen’ after Cabinet clash over Northern Ireland

Sources said there was some surprise when Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, who is said to have used colorful language during the meeting, initially sided with Mr Gove and Mr Sunak. Tensions were raised when the Prime Minister told the meeting “very clearly that our objective is not to be sovereignty purists but to find … Read more

Boris Johnson’s new Brexit gamble – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON – Wounded by his party and with his leadership in peril, Boris Johnson is reaching – once again – for the Brexit button. The British prime minister this week put the finishing touches to controversial legislation which would unilaterally rewrite parts of the Brexit divorce deal he … Read more

UK logs another SEVENTY-SEVEN monkeypox cases

Another 77 people in the UK have been diagnosed with monkeypox, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 302. Seventy-three of the new patients were in England, with two each in Scotland and Wales, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). No further details were given but gay and bisexual men ‘remain disproportionately affected’, … Read more

Prince Charles thanks the Queen – ‘Mummy’ – on behalf of ‘the whole world’ – Sky News

Prince Charles thanks the Queen – ‘Mummy’ – on behalf of ‘the whole world’Sky News Prince Charles pays tribute to ‘mummy’ at Jubilee concertABC News Charles’ Deeply Personal Tribute to ‘Mummy’ the QueenThe Royal Family Channel Prince Charles Calls the Queen “Mummy” in Heartfelt Tribute During the Platinum Jubilee ConcertTown & Country Platinum Jubilee: ‘You … Read more

Tories told to stop using Protocol row as ‘distraction from partygate scandal’ or risk trade war with EU

The event was an unprecedented diplomatic effort from Sinn Fein, the former political wing of the IRA and a party that has always refused to take up its seats in Westminster. The Bill would also stop future inquests and civil actions related to the Troubles, although it does not fully close the door to criminal … Read more