• The Huffington Post UK

    Jacob Rees-Mogg And Andrea Leadsom Had To Be Escorted By Police As They Left Westminster

    Cabinet ministers had to be escorted by police as they left parliament on Saturday, as anti-Brexit protestors heckled them with boos and shouts of “shame on you”. Andrea Leadsom alleged she received “frightening” abuse shortly after MPs voted to delay a vote on Boris Johnson's deal, and demonstrators could be heard shouting “shame” as Jacob Rees-Mogg and his young son passed the protesters on London's Millbank. Similarly, police could be heard urging people to leave Michael Gove alone as he negotiated the crowds. After the encounter, Leadsom tweeted: “Thank goodness for our superb police. Just walked home safely from HoC with their protection - why do the so called 'People's Vote' protesters

  • 'They've lost every battle': The rise and fall of the DUP's Brexit strategy

    This week has not been good for Arlene Foster. This week has not been good for Arlene Foster. THE DUP TODAY is expected to firmly reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. The party, which has proved a pivotal player in the ongoing Brexit drama, announced early on Thursday that the details on customs arrangements and the role of Stormont in determining those arrangements in Johnson's deal were unacceptable.  Writing in the Belfast Telegraph on Friday, Foster set out the reasons for her opposition. “We were not seeking a perfect deal. It doesn't exist. We were seeking a deal which delivered Brexit without erecting barriers to trade,” she wrote. One thing Foster didn't focus on was the huge compromise

  • www.longfordleader.ie

    Man held and woman hospitalised after violent Longford town row

    The man, who is in his late 20s, was arrested following an incident at the Aldi Car Park shortly before 6pm. A woman was knocked to the ground during the melee which took place in front of startled shoppers. She was treated at the scene by paramedics and brought to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar. The Leader understands the man arrested is well known to gardai and is being held pending possible public order charges. For more on this story, see next week's Longford Leader. 

  • Big News Network.com

    Wall St tumbles as investors lose confidence in U.S.

    NEW YORK, New York - With the Trump administration in disarray and a growing concern globally that the country's chief executive is becoming increasingly unhinged, investors began to bail out of U.S. stocks on Friday. The U.S. dollar was also sliding, being hammered by the British pound and the euro, both of which hit multi-month highs on Friday. The dollar was also down across the board. U.S. manufacturing data which disappointed together with the news out of China that its GDP had fallen to a near-30 year low, as a result of the Trump-led trade war, weighed on markets. A slow-down in the world's second largest economy is bad news for the world as well as China, and the world includes the United

  • The Huffington Post UK

    Strictly's Kelvin Fletcher And Oti Mabuse Come Clean About Behind-The-Scenes Rows

    Strictly Come Dancing pair Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse have admitted things between them haven't always been harmonious behind the scenes. Kelvin and Oti have provided some of this series' most memorable moments, bagging the first 10s of the series for their Charleston during Movies Week and getting the judges extremely flustered after their Rumba last week. But while their performances have led to them being frontrunners in the competition, they've revealed that their training sessions this week haven't always been smooth sailing.  In a video shared on Oti's Instagram Story on Friday, Kelvin revealed: “It's been a hard week. A hard week. We came to blows a few times…” Oti agreed it had been

  • The Huffington Post UK

    Northern Ireland Unionists Round On Johnson Over Brexit Deal

    Arrangements for the region will be regularly voted on in the Northern Ireland assembly.  But this is achieved via a simple majority rather than with joint consent from both nationalist and unionist MLAs, which the Good Friday Agreement stipulates must happen for legislation in the region.  “It drives a coach and horses through the Belfast Agreement by altering the cross-community consent mechanism,” said Dodds, before reminding the PM that he previously said he could “never” agree to an Irish Sea border.  “Will he now abide by that and please reconsider the fact that we must leave as one nation together?,” asked Dodds.  Johnson said it was “a pity” that the DUP were insisting on cross-community

  • Limerick Leader

    Purchasers of Limerick and Tipperary convents are buying 'pieces of local history'

    AUCTIONEER James Lee has already sold one Sisters of Mercy convent and says there has been a good interest in a second. Mr Lee went sale agreed on Newport convent during the summer and hopes to have the sold sign outside Cappamore by the end of 2019. The seven bedroom detached period building, a former convent, was built in 1898. It was put up for sale after the three remaining Sisters of Mercy left in June. It occupies a large site extending to 1.20 acres in the centre of Cappamore. Mr Lee says you are not just purchasing a building. “You are buying a piece of history. It is very rare that properties like these come on the market. It is a coincidence that we had Newport convent earlier this