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Don’t throw a spotlight on Northern Ireland stalemate, Sunak urged

DUBLIN – Rishi Sunak should postpone plans for an international investment conference in Northern Ireland because it will cast a counterproductive spotlight on its political paralysis, the U.K. prime...

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Northern Ireland’s police publish data of entire force by mistake

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has opened an investigation after it published a spreadsheet containing the professional data of its officers and civilian workforce by mistake, a senior...

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Fear stalks Northern Irish police after catastrophic leak of personal data

DUBLIN — In normal societies, being publicly identified as a police officer is just part of the job. In Northern Ireland, despite a quarter century of relative peace, the disclosure could be a death...

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Brexit Wars part II: Tories plot British exit from Europe’s human rights treaty

LONDON — For years, U.K. Conservatives seeking right-wing support have floated idle threats to pull Britain out of Europe’s top human rights treaty. This time, they might actually mean it. As a steady...

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Back to school briefing: A whirlwind guide to UK politics this autumn

Listen on Spotify Apple Music Google Play EN_Google_Podcasts_Badge Created with Sketch. Acast As MPs return to parliament after the summer break, host Ailbhe Rea and an array of expert guests provide...

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Rishi Sunak is attempting a leadership reset. He may be too late

LONDON — Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sees himself as a problem-solver. But the task of fixing his own leadership style may prove too much, even for him. With the Tories lagging far behind in the polls...

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UK Labour reshuffle: The winners and losers in Keir Starmer’s shake-up

LONDON — Keir Starmer revamped his Labour frontbench Monday — and not everyone’s thrilled. As the U.K. opposition leader prepares for a general election next year, Starmer chose to promote key figures...

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Voters no longer see Sunak as asset to UK Tories

LONDON — So much for the “President Rishi” strategy. Brits no longer think Rishi Sunak is a plus for his governing Conservative Party, according to a new poll shared with POLITICO. The fresh survey by...

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EU split over post-Brexit electric car tariffs gives Britain hope

LONDON — A major split has opened up in Brussels over a looming post-Brexit cliff-edge on electric vehicle trade with the U.K., raising hopes in London that new tariffs could be scrapped. Carmakers...

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Britain to unveil deal on rejoining EU’s Horizon scheme within days

LONDON — Britain and the EU are set to announce a post-Brexit agreement on rejoining the bloc’s flagship Horizon science funding project within days. U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been...

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Britain rejoins EU’s Horizon science scheme

LONDON — Britain will rejoin two of the EU’s science funding projects in a major post-Brexit shift. The U.K. government announced Thursday that it will associate to both Horizon Europe, the bloc’s...

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PMQs scorecard: Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer fight about spies as Black...

Prime minister’s questions: a shouty, jeery, very occasionally useful advert for British politics. Here’s what you need to know from today’s session in POLITICO’s weekly run-through. What they sparred...

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Theresa May says her Brexit deal was better than Boris Johnson’s

LONDON — Brexit: the Conservative Party drama that will never, ever end. Years after being ousted from office, former British PM Theresa May took a fresh potshot at her longstanding Tory nemesis and...

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Biden rep Joe Kennedy says Northern Ireland ‘ripe’ for US investment despite...

BELFAST — The U.S. economic envoy to Northern Ireland, Joe Kennedy III, told an audience of visiting investors Wednesday that the feud-prone British territory is “ripe for investment” – even though,...

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Make-or-break moment looms for Northern Ireland’s failed government

BELFAST — Jeffrey Donaldson is a man under pressure. The choice the Democratic Unionist Party’s leader makes in the coming weeks will determine whether Northern Ireland regains the cross-community...

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Macron rolls out the red carpet for King Charles III

PARIS — Royalty fans in France and beyond are in for a treat as British King Charles III kicks off his long-awaited state visit to Paris on Wednesday to celebrate historic ties and bolster post-Brexit...

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After Brexit, Britain and Europe embrace ever-closer union

LONDON — It was the gleaming smiles and mutual backslapping of two 40-something banker bros which signalled a new era of U.K.-EU relations.  British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and French President...

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DUP leader preps party for move back into Belfast power-sharing

BELFAST — Jeffrey Donaldson can give the impression of being one of those statues of the Virgin Mary that, back in the 1980s, kneeling crowds of devout Irish Catholics convinced themselves were...

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Happy Rishiversary! Highs and lows of Rishi Sunak’s first year in power

LONDON — Happy anniversary to one of the U.K.’s most talked-about couples: No. 10 Downing Street and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. It’s been a tumultuous love affair, with a will-they-won’t-they start —...

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UK’s Suella Braverman slams policing of pro-Palestinian rallies

LONDON — Britain’s top interior minister, Suella Braverman, laid into the Metropolitan Police after it green-lit a controversial pro-Palestinian protest in London this weekend. In an article that has...

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