Parliament was prorogued again this week, finally bringing an end to the longest session of parliament since the Civil War. The prorogation will allow Boris Johnson to bring forward a Queen’s Speech that will set out his government’s priorities for the next parliamentary session.
Whilst a Brexit deal remains unlikely, there were some positive noises from the Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Leo Varadkar, this week after he met Boris Johnson in Liverpool to discuss a way forward in the Brexit negotiations.
Extinction Rebellion were in the news again after they brought traffic to a halt in Central London. How effective is direct action as a method used by pressure groups?
Finally, Donald Trump made a decision this week to pull US troops out of northern Syria, which led to a Turkish attack on Kurdish forces in the region.
Cartoon of the week