The UK is starting to get real about Europe – POLITICO

Paul Taylor is a contributing editor at POLITICO. After six years of chaos and recrimination since Britons voted to leave the European Union, there are signs that the country is showing an unexpected outbreak of common sense in its approach to the bloc. In his first weeks in office, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak – a … Read more

Bad Friday for Northern Ireland as UK confirms unwanted election — but when? – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article BELFAST – The Northern Ireland Assembly will face an overwhelmingly unwanted election soon following the collapse of power-sharing, Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris announced following a day of mounting confusion and uncertainty. Heaton-Harris confounded expectations by declining to confirm the widely briefed date of Thursday, December 15, for … Read more

Bad Friday for Northern Ireland as UK confirms unwanted election — but when? – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article BELFAST – The Northern Ireland Assembly will face an overwhelmingly unwanted election soon following the collapse of power-sharing, Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris announced following a day of mounting confusion and uncertainty. Heaton-Harris confounded expectations by declining to confirm the widely briefed date of Thursday, December 15, for … Read more

Quips, smiles (and concern) in the halls of Europe as Liz Truss resigns – POLITICO

They couldn’t resist the briefest of smiles. The leaders from Britain’s 27 former EU partners were arriving in Brussels on Thursday for what is essentially an EU team meeting when Liz Truss bombed out as prime minister. The potential for schadenfreude was rife. Truss would have been at this meeting only a few years earlier, … Read more

Russian military escalation and ‘bogus threats’ show Putin has been ‘outsmarted’ by the Ukrainians, says UK PM

CNN – Vladimir Putin’s announcement of increased military conscription to bolster Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine shows that the Russian President “has been outsmarted” by Kyiv, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss told CNN in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview. The new British leader, who takes power at a time of historic upheaval, told CNN’s Jake Tapper … Read more

King Charles appears to bring his own fountain pen to sign visitors’ book in Wales

King Charles III appeared to bring his own pen to a Welsh cathedral today just days after being left furious by a string of ink mishaps during his visit to Northern Ireland earlier this week. The Monarch and the Queen Consort arrived in Wales today in their first visit since the death of Queen Elizabeth … Read more

The Cut launches attack on King Charles for being a ‘big, fussy baby and a jerk to his staff’

The Cut, the liberal magazine that published an in-depth interview with the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, in August, has targeted King Charles in a new piece that was published online on Wednesday. The latest piece from the New York Magazine offshoot is titled: ‘King Charles’s Reign of Fussiness Has Begun,’ which comes days before … Read more

In Northern Ireland, praise for the monarchy is met with disdain

By ADAM GELLER September 13, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/queen-elizabeth-ii-king-charles-iii-religion-northern-ireland-13d23b5425552ce6a2ebe6e47b7a87af BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) – It’s less than ten minutes walk from the Falls Road to the Shankill Road in Northern Ireland’s capital, where Catholics and Protestants still live in segregated enclaves. But to hear people in these adjoining neighborhoods explain their almost diametrically opposite views of … Read more

King Charles III has an awkward moment when he is confronted with a leaking pen

This is the moment the King blasts a leaking pen that threatens to ruin his mood just hours after the new monarch was warmly embraced by the people of Belfast. King Charles, sitting inside the royal residence of Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland, appeared flustered by dripping ink as he tried to sign a book towards … Read more

King cheered in Belfast, queen’s coffin to return to London

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Cheering crowds greeted King Charles III on Tuesday in Northern Ireland on his tour of the four parts of the United Kingdom, where the visit drew a rare moment of unity from politicians in a region with a contested British and Irish identity that is deeply divided over the monarchy. … Read more