Beyond England

Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill “climbdown” with MPs over his contentious internal markets bill is not enough for Europe or senior members of his party. EU trade commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said the UK government must “correct” its position before talks on economic and political relations can continue, while the European Commission (EC) said their ultimatum for the PM to remove the...
Barbados government

Barbados government set to leave colonial past behind

The Barbados government has announced its plans to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state in November 2021. From then on Barbados will be a republic thus cutting the ties to its colonial past. Despite becoming an independent...

Govt to override Brexit Withdrawal Agreement – a risk to Northern Ireland’s ‘peace and...

The UK government is preparing to override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement that is designed to avoid a hard border in Ireland, putting at risk the “peace and...

Sturgeon v Johnson – no ‘intimidating’ people back to work in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon has rebuked the UK government’s plan to get people back to working in offices saying she will not “countenance” any intimidation to persuade them to do so. Boris...

France on quarantine list is ‘devastating blow’ to travel industry ‘already reeling’

British holidaymakers are facing a frantic rush to try and return from France before the deadline imposed by the government comes into effect requiring 14 days quarantine. Boris Johnson’s late...

France and UK working ‘at pace’ to make Channel crossing ‘unviable’

France and the UK are working “at pace” to make the Channel crossing “unviable” for people a group of Tory MPs call “invading migrants”. Prime minister Boris Johnson was accused yesterday (Monday) of using “inaccurate...
John Hume

John Hume, architect of the NI peace process laid to rest in Derry

Only for John Hume's commitment, determination, and hard work, the Northern Irish peace process may never have come about. Earlier this week, he passed away, and today, his funeral is taking place in St....

‘PM’s trip to Scotland highlights reasons for independence,’ says Sturgeon

The prime minister of the United Kingdom has declared the “sheer might” of the union has been underlined by the coronavirus pandemic. Boris Johnson – ahead of his first trip north of the border since...

Lyra McKee murder investigation – PSNI arrests 27-year old man

This morning, detectives from the PSNI's Major Investigation Team arrested a man and searched a house in Derry. Lyra McKee was shot dead in April 2019 during riots in Derry. Her death sparked renewed...

Support for Scottish independence surges to record level; Sturgeon told to condemn ‘disgraceful’ protests...

Nicola Sturgeon’s handling of the coronavirus crisis is being credited as the key factor behind the surge in support for Scottish independence. Three times as many people believe Scotland’s first minister has done a good...