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Britain’s Labour party will force an emergency vote in the UK parliament on Monday over the sacking of 800 P&O Ferries workers.  Photograph: Sam Boal / RollingNews.ie.

Britain’s Labour party will force an emergency vote in the UK parliament on Monday over the sacking of 800 P&O Ferries workers. The party will dem(...)

Labour leader Keir Starmer and deputy leader Angela Rayner hold their first shadow cabinet meeting after a reshuffle. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Keir Starmer’s allies have defended a reshuffle of the Labour front bench that blindsided his deputy, Angela Rayner, and angered figures on the left o(...)

Peter Kyle is replacing Louise Haigh as Labour’s shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA

British MP Peter Kyle has been appointed the new shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland for the British Labour party, after Sir Keir Starmer c(...)

UK Brexit minister David Frost: ‘Without an agreed solution soon, we will need to act, using the Article 16 safeguard mechanism, to address the impact the protocol is having on Northern Ireland.’ Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Brexit minister David Frost has repeated his threat to unilaterally suspend parts of the Northern Ireland protocol by triggering Article 16 unless the(...)

Rachel Reeves, Labour’s  shadow chancellor of the exchequer, and leader  Kier Starmer at  the annual Labour Party conference in Brighton. Photograph:  Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

Labour’s shadow Northern Ireland secretary has accused Boris Johnson of undermining the peace process and putting his self-interest ahead of the welfa(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson with US house speaker Nancy Pelosi  in Washington DC. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg

The British government has sought to row back from a senior minister’s suggestion that US president Joe Biden does not understand the issues surroundi(...)

Wave Trauma Centre has accused British prime minister Boris Johnson of ditching the Stormont House Agreement – a cross-party deal on how the legacy of the Troubles should be dealt with – in favour of plans for ‘perverting the criminal justice system’. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA/Bloomberg

An amnesty for all Troubles killings will deepen the anguish and bitterness suffered by families and bleed into future generations, survivors have war(...)

Labour leader Keir Starmer: he  shares Louise   Haigh’s concern that the North   is suffering collateral damage from Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland is seldom the subject of partisan disagreement at Westminster, and the current Labour leadership has sought to avoid talking about Br(...)

Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis said his government’s unilateral extension of grace periods for checks required by the Northern Ireland protocol was lawful, although he was unable to say which part of the protocol the government rested on to authorise its action. File photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images.

The British Labour party has accused Boris Johnson’s government of putting political stability in Northern Ireland at risk with its unilateral postpon(...)

Anti-Northern Ireland protocol and sea border poster in Cookstown, Co Tyrone: The European Parliament ditched plans to set a date for the ratification of the post-Brexit trade deal with Britain.  Photograph: Jonathan Porter

Downing Street has defended Britain’s unilateral extension of Northern Ireland protocol grace period for goods moving from Great Britain to the North,(...)

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