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Police used water cannon on rioters, and charged them with dogs, in Belfast last night (Thursday) after Joe Biden intervened to call for calm following a week of violence in Northern Ireland. The US president joined prime minister Boris Johnson and taoiseach Micheál Martin in trying to still the violence that saw “as many as 600 people” involved in disturbances...

‘Criminal cartel’ behind riots; NI policing is ‘politicised and toxic’

The worst violence in almost a decade has flared across Northern Ireland with petrol bombs, car hijackings and vehicle burnouts reported over several nights in Derry, Belfast, Newtonabbey and other loyalist communities. While politicians engage in a blame game and...

UK and EU seek ‘win-win’ solution to escalating vaccine row

The UK government and European commission have moved to avert a trade war over vaccines by pledging to “create a win-win situation and expand vaccine supply for all”. A joint...

UK delays Brexit border checks again – Gove blames Covid, business says UK still...

The UK government has pushed back border checks on EU goods entering Britain by a further six months, after being warned by businesses the country is still not ready...

Farage ‘quits politics’ while ‘anti-woke’ actor Lawrence Fox bids to be London mayor

Nigel Farage has resigned as leader of the Reform UK party and announced that he is quitting politics again – but vowed that this time he won’t be coming...

DUP launch legal challenge against Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

The DUP has launched a legal challenge to the Northern Ireland protocol, part of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with the EU. Arlene Foster said the protocol has driven “a coach and horses” through the Act...

UK exports to EU down 68% – Gove repeatedly ignored hauliers warning

British ports have recorded a massive 68% drop in the volume of exports to the EU this January, compared to same month last year. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) have called on Michael Gove to...

DUP ‘absolutely astounded’ to be accused of stoking tensions over Brexit border crisis

Arlene Foster claims she is “absolutely astounded” at suggestions her Democratic Unionist Party is stoking tensions to undermine the Northern Ireland protocol that has rocked post Brexit relations and put at risk the Good...

Vaccine row explodes as EU triggers article 16 and is condemned in Belfast, Dublin...

The EU’s decision to trigger a Brexit clause to block the export of Covid vaccines to Northern Ireland has been roundly condemned in Belfast, Dublin and London. The governments of the UK and Ireland have...

Sturgeon accused of jeopardising UK’s vaccine supply in row with EU; PM calls Scottish...

Nicola Sturgeon is being accused of undermining the UK in its escalating battle with the EU over vaccine doses. The Scottish first minister is “threatening to publish details of confidential supplies” that the “UK government...