Saturday, 14 Dec 2019

Europe

Man jailed for trying to smuggle 450,000 fake £1 coins into UK

A man has been jailed for trying to smuggle 450,000 fake £1 coins into the UK. Edward Magill conspired with lorry driver William Turnbull to transport the counterfeit money from the Netherlands. The plot was foiled when the driver’s flat-bed trailer was stopped by border control at North Shields ferry terminal in December 2012. Officers […]

'Not my prime minister', protesters march in London against Boris Johnson

LONDON (REUTERS) – Several hundred noisy protesters marched through central London on Friday to protest against Britain’s election result, chanting “Boris Johnson: Not My Prime Minister” and “Boris, Boris, Boris: Out, Out, Out”. The protesters, brandishing signs that read “Defy Tory (Conservative) Rule” and “Refugees Welcome”, walked at speed from outside Johnson’s Downing Street residence […]

British Muslims 'fear for their future' under Boris Johnson government

British Muslims say they fear for their future under a Boris Johnson government after his landslide win in the general election. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has called on the Prime Minister – who has been personally accused of Islamophobia – to reassure British Muslims of their place in Britain. Harun Khan, Secretary General […]

Boris Johnson refuses demands for Scottish Referendum despite SNP gains

Boris Johnson is refusing to cave into demands to allow another Scottish Referendum despite huge gains made by the SNP in the general election. A Downing Street spokesperson said the PM has called Nicola Sturgeon and has made clear that he remains opposed to a second vote on breaking away from the UK. Nicola Sturgeon […]

UK election 2019: Varadkar and Johnson to stay in 'close contact' during Brexit talks

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has congratulated newly re-elected UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his election victory and both leaders committed to staying in “close contact” as Brexit negotiations move into the next stage. They also discussed strengthening the bilateral relationship between Ireland and the UK in the aftermath of Mr Johnson’s landslide general election victory. […]

Clashes outside parliament as hundreds protest Boris Johnson victory

Hundreds of protesters have descended onto Whitehall in despair over Boris Johnson’s landslide election win. The demonstrators, brandishing signs that read ‘Defy Tory Rule’ and ‘Refugees Welcome’, walked at speed from outside Johnson’s Downing Street residence to Trafalgar Square. The Mirror reports police had to separate some demonstrators who clashed with pro-brexiteers. Videos on social […]