Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it would be “absurd and completely outrageous” if the UK Government went to court to block a second independence referendum.She stated: “For this to end up in court, which is not something I ever want to see, it would mean a Conservative government had refused to respect the democratic wishes of the Scottish people and the outcome of a democratic election and tried to go to the Supreme Court to overturn Scottish democracy.”
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Northern Ireland will only move forward when the region’s differing identities are respected by all, resigning First Minister Arlene Foster has said.Making her resignation speech to the Assembly chamber, the ousted DUP leader said her time as First Minister may have ended “abruptly” but she vowed to pursue “unfinished business” in championing Northern Ireland in other ways.Mrs Foster, who acknowledged she had not always made the right calls, became emotional as she closed her speech with an appeal for MLAs to act as “good neighbours”.
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Growing tensions between Britain and the European Union threatened to overshadow the Group of Seven summit's conclusion on Sunday, with London accusing France of "offensive" remarks that Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove visited Northern Ireland as part of the UK Covid Recovery Programme.Mr Gove visited the headquarters of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service near Belfast where he met workers who had been on the frontline during the Covid pandemic.He spoke with members of five ambulance crew and staff from the dispatch unit and was also shown around the interior of an emergency ambulance.
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Northern Ireland’s First Minister has urged the public to enjoy their new freedoms, but to be sensible.Arlene Foster was speaking as she visited the Strand Arts Centre in east Belfast along with deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill.
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International Trade Secretary Liz Truss says that "fundamentally, we do need to ensure that care home staff are vaccinated" as reports suggest that the jabs could become mandatory. Report by Taylorjo. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
International Trade Minister Liz Truss says that the UK is not going to “lower import standards”, such as removing a ban on hormone-injected beef, in the wake of the country's new post-Brexit trade deal with Australia. She adds that the government is also negotiating the trans-Pacific partnership and are in talks with the United States. Report by Taylorjo. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn