UK regional elections: Boris Johnson under scrutiny, historic vote in N. Ireland predicted
07 May 2022 | 10:13 am
The British prime minister has faced calls to step down after breaking COVID lockdown rules. In Northern Ireland, polls suggest the Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein could win the largest number of seats.
23 Jul 2022
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Six candidates, including former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, are now in the running to replace Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader. Voting will continue next week until only two are left.
21 Jul 2022
One of three Conservative candidates will have to leave the race to become Boris Johnson's successor. The vote will come after Johnson makes his final appearance in Parliament as prime minister.
24 Jul 2022
The European Union has said the UK failed to comply with significant parts of the protocol governing post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland.
23 Jul 2022
Ireland's foreign minister has told France 24 that Dublin sees the United Kingdom's search for a new prime minister as "an opportunity for a fresh start" in the two countries' relations. This Friday, the European Commission launched new legal action against the government of Boris Johnson — this, as it pushes on with moves to unilaterally breach part of the Brexit treaty relating to Northern Ireland.
5 Sep 2022
Boris Johnson is soon to leave Downing Street for the last time. According to a recent Ipsos survey, the British public rank him as the country's worst performing postwar leader. Johnson will be forever remembered as one of the men behind Brexit and as a PM who attended illegal parties at Downing Street during lockdown. But some Conservatives are already nostalgic for the leader they affectionately call "Boris". FRANCE 24's Julien Sauvaget and Clovis Casali report from across the UK on Johnson's divisive legacy.
6 Sep 2022
A new Conservative prime minister has been picked in the UK, with Liz Truss gearing up to sift through the dispatch boxes and state papers. But her arrival at 10 Downing Street following Boris Johnson's resignation comes at a time of major strife in Britain, with a cost of living crisis having already sparked a summer of strikes.
25 Sep 2022
The first-time demographic shift could have repercussions for British unity. When Northern Ireland was founded in 1921 as part of the United Kingdom, two-thirds of the population were Protestant
27 Sep 2022
Those who work for platforms like Uber Eats and Deliveroo were hailed as heroes during the Covid-19 pandemic, risking their own health to make deliveries to those of us under lockdown. Today, delivery people still work for little pay and under harsh conditions.
29 Sep 2022
Kenneth Branagh plays UK leader Boris Johnson in Michael Winterbottom's six-part TV series. But despite all the backroom political drama, the result is 'oddly superficial' says Scott Roxborough.
The ex-UK prime minister told parliament that he did not deliberately lie about lockdown-defying parties at Downing Street during the pandemic. If found guilty of wrongdoing, Johnson could lose his parliamentary seat.
Pakistan's exclusion from the EU's list of "high-risk third countries" is likely to boost exports to the bloc and reduce the legal and financial costs of business with the EU.
The Good Friday peace accord anniversary comes amid heightened tensions in Northern Ireland in the aftermath of Brexit. The US president also plans to reconnect with his Irish ancestry during the visit.
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