Beyond England

The DUP has been accused of holding Northern Ireland to ransom over its demands for major reform of the Northern Ireland protocol. Boris Johnson’s attempt to get the power-sharing executive at Stormont up and running ended in failure after talks in Belfast today (Monday) with the DUP demanding “action” instead of “words”. Sinn Féin  has accused Johnson of complicity with the...
Northern Ireland election

Northern Ireland election triumph for Sinn Fein redraws political landscape

Sinn Fein has scored a historic result in the Northern Ireland election. For the first time in Northern Ireland, a nationalist party has won the biggest number of seats, as it comfortably overtook the DUP to become the biggest...

Sinn Féin set for historic triumph in Northern Ireland elections

Sinn Féin are on course for a historic triumph in Thursday’s election for the Northern Ireland assembly at Stormont. Victory for Sinn Féin  would make the party’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill...

Sending migrants to Rwanda – “barbaric” and “cowardly”

To deal with an ever-worsening channel migrant crisis, the UK government has unveiled its plan of sending arriving migrants 4000 miles across the globe to Rwanda. While there, the...

Brexit batters UK exports which fall 14% while world sees 8.2% rise

Brexit is being blamed for a massive hit to UK goods exports with the country failing to rebound from the pandemic as compared to other advanced economies. While the global...

Boris Johnson compares Ukraine invasion to Brexit – ‘despicable’ analogy denounced

Boris Johnson has provoked fury and outrage across Britain and Europe for comparing the Ukraine war with Brexit. Johnson’s analogy during his speech to the Conservative party spring conference was denounced as “truly disgraceful” and...
fuel price cuts

Ireland’s fuel duty cuts send Northern Irish drivers south to fill their tanks

Since midnight, motorists in the Republic of Ireland can buy petrol at a reduced price after the Irish government introduced fuel duty cuts that are set to last until the end of August. The...

France accuses UK of ‘lacking humanity’ in response to Ukrainian refugees

France has accused the UK of “lacking humanity” in its response to helping Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war. In a strongly worded letter to Priti Patel the home secretary, French interior minister Gerald Darmanin called...
An energy supply pipe stretches across a snowscape, tinted by a pink sun, illustrating the impact of the conflict on gas and oil prices.

FTSE falls while gas and oil prices soar after Russia invades Ukraine

London’s FTSE 100 fell 4% while the price of gas, oil and other commodities soared as spooked financial markets reacted to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. UK households will be facing even higher costs for energy,...
The UK's prime minister announcing sanctions on Russia from the Common's dispatch box

MPs call for tougher UK sanctions on Russia

MPs are calling for Boris Johnson to impose tougher sanctions on Russia after the prime minister announced the UK’s “first barrage” of strikes in response to the Ukraine crisis. Johnson told the Commons today (February...