Category: UK Politics

EU Angered – Ms Truss states the new measure are not “about scrapping the Protocol.” 

“Significant concerns” have been expressed by European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic over Foreign Secretary Liz Truss’ approach to dealing with the Northern Ireland Protocol. Brussels would retaliate, Mr Sefcovic said, since “unilateral actions are not acceptable.” He said: “Should the UK decide to move ahead with a bill disapplying constitutive elements of

Continue reading

Liz Truss is set to outline intentions to overrule portions of the Northern Ireland protocol tomorrow.  

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is set to deliver a speech to the House of Commons on Tuesday on the government’s plans to act on the Northern Ireland protocol, with officials apparently readying legislation that may overrule aspects of the Brexit agreement.  A government source said ahead of the announcement that

Continue reading

Channel crisis – Over 8,000 migrants have arrived in the UK this year by crossing the English Channel in tiny boats. 

Following the latest landings this weekend, over 8,000 migrants have arrived in the UK this year by crossing the English Channel in tiny boats. According to the Ministry of Defence, Border Force vessels and RNLI lifeboats picked up at least 300 individuals in the Channel today, while 167 people crossed

Continue reading

Scottish Greens co-leader states an Independent Scotland should not join NATO as nuclear weapons “don’t keep us safe.” 

One of Nicola Sturgeon’s political colleagues has said that an independent Scotland should not join NATO because nuclear weapons “don’t keep us safe.”  Patrick Harvie, the Scottish Greens’ co-leader, joined the Scottish Government last year as part of a power-sharing deal with Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP. Mr Harvie proposes that the alternative is

Continue reading

Priti Patel enables police in high crime areas to enact stop and search powers without needing “reasonable grounds” to do so.

Under new powers approved by Priti Patel to curb knife violence, police will be able to stop and search anyone without suspicion of a crime. On Monday, the Home Secretary will make it easier for police to stop and search people in places where crime rates are high. The decision,

Continue reading