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Elizabeth Truss

EU Has ‘Absolutely No Reason’ To Be Annoyed By Our Protocol Plans, Liz Truss Says

The EU has said it will not renegotiate the protocol that the UK signed up to as part of the Brexit deal.Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has insisted there is “absolutely no reason” why the EU should be angered by the government’s decision to rip up part of the Brexit deal with the EU.The government yesterday published its long-awaited plan to override the Northern Ireland protocol — the part of the […]

today14 June 2022


Ireland Warns UK Controversial Legislation Will ‘Deeply Damage’ Relationships

Coveney and TrussIreland has warned the UK that controversial legislation unveiled today will breach international law and “deeply damage” relationships.Foreign secretary Liz Truss will outline a bill on Monday that allows ministers to rip up parts of the Brexit deal.The legislation will allow the government to override key elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Truss is expected to argue the measures are vital to protect the Good Friday Agreement and restore […]

today13 June 2022

bbc question time

Labour MP Shares Bleak Assessment Of What Has Happened To UK In Boris Johnson’s Hands

Labour MP Peter Kyle didn't hold back when critiquing the government on BBC Question TimeLabour’s Peter Kyle offered a stark take on what’s happened to the UK under Boris Johnson’s leadership on Thursday night, while appearing on BBC Question Time.As the shadow Northern Ireland secretary, Kyle attacked the prime minister over his handling of partygate, the economy and the Northern Ireland protocol in a one and a half minute speech.Kyle […]

today27 May 2022

boris johnson

Why Derry Girls Fans Really Want Boris Johnson To Watch The Finale

The Derry Girls finale delivered everything it needed to and them some, pairing  the usual shenanigans with some top tier cameos, quintessential Aunt Sarah, and a bewitching futuristic gadget: the microwave.  But writer Lisa McGee wasn’t afraid to get political, either, doing what she does best: telling the story of Northern Ireland’s history with relatable people at the heart. The hour-long special was set around the time of the Good Friday Agreement […]

today19 May 2022


Northern Ireland: New Political Crisis As Stormont Fails To Elect Speaker

DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson speaking in the Great Hall of Parliament Buildings at Stormont. (Photo by Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images)Northern Ireland is facing a fresh political crisis as the Stormont Assembly failed to elect a new speaker amid the fall-out from the post-Brexit trading arrangement.The DUP has blocked the election of a speaker in protest at the Northern Ireland Protocol, the agreement trashed put between the UK […]

today13 May 2022

European Union

Liz Truss Issues Warning To EU During ‘Tetchy’ Call Over Northern Ireland Protocol

Liz Truss MP, The Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.Liz Truss today fired a warning shot to the EU that she is poised to tear up the Northern Ireland Protocol unless they budge in talks. The Foreign Secretary held what sources described as a “tetchy” phone call with her European Commission counterpart Maros Šefčovič this morning. Truss called for the EU to show “more flexibility and pragmatism” following long-running […]

today12 May 2022


Northern Ireland Protocol: Why Is Everyone Talking About This Again?

Foreign secretary Liz Truss, the DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson and the EU's Maros ŠefčovičThe Northern Ireland protocol has returned, and yet again, it is threatening the relationship between the UK and the EU.Both sides are locking horns over how to resolve this crisis which could see the whole Brexit agreement torn up and trade war potentially erupting.Here’s what you need to know.What is the Northern Ireland protocol?The protocol was proposed as the […]

today11 May 2022

boris johnson

UK Will Take ‘Necessary Measures’ To Resolve Northern Ireland Row, Says Dominic Raab

Dominic RaabThe UK will focus on efforts to reform the Northern Ireland Protocol in an effort to preserve stability, Dominic Raab said as the Government grappled with the implications of Sinn Fein’s Stormont success.The victory in the Stormont contests was the first for a republican party and “ushers in a new era” of politics, Sinn Fein vice president Michelle O’Neill said.Her party is committed to a border poll on unification […]

today8 May 2022


Political Earthquake In Northern Ireland As Sinn Fein Emerges As Largest Party

Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and Irish republican Sinn Fein party member Michelle O'Neill.Sinn Fein has made political history after emerging as the largest party in Northern Ireland.After years of lagging behind its rival the Democratic Unionist Party, with whom it shares power, the nationalist party has now emerged on top with the potential to change the political landscape in the Northern Ireland.Its position as the largest party means […]

today7 May 2022