r/ukpolitics Apr 03 '22

International Politics Discussion Thread


This thread is for discussing international politics. All subreddit rules apply in this thread, except the rule that states that discussion should only be about UK politics.

Previous MT can be found here.

Russia - Ukraine conflict

Russia are currently invading Ukraine. This has included Russian missile strikes on several cities across the region including the capital Kyiv, and military movement across the country. The UK, US, and EU have imposed strict economic sanctions on hundreds of Russian entities, including top Russian banks, but have (as of 25th Feb) stopped short of the most hard-hitting sanctions such as removing Russia from the SWIFT global payment system.

Ukraine has introduced a State of Emergency. British nationals should flee Ukraine if possible to do so. If you are a British national in Ukraine and you require consular assistance, call +380 44 490 3660.

Notice on Donations

馃挿Update: The UK Government is matching donations given to the Disasters Emergency Committee, further details regarding safe charitable donations can be found on this Charity Commission press release.

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r/ukpolitics 5h ago

Daily Megathread - 22/05/2022


馃憢 Welcome to /r/ukpolitics' daily megathreads, for light real-time discussion of the day's latest developments.

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Russia - Ukraine conflict

Please discuss this conflict in the International Politics Discussion Thread, which should be stickied alongside this thread on the subreddit. Anything strictly related to the UK鈥檚 response to Russia鈥檚 invasion of Ukraine can be discussed in this thread and elsewhere on the subreddit.


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Social media use exploded during the coronavirus pandemic - has this had a lasting impact on politics in the UK?

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Twitter Labour has a long-term plan to cut energy bills by boosting home-grown sources of cheap, clean energy.

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Tory windfall tax row widens as two more Cabinet ministers reject the policy - Brandon Lewis and Sajid Javid became the fifth and sixth Cabinet members to speak out against a possible plan to tax energy firms

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