The Political Week in 5 Points

Another Johnson resigns

Trouble in para(DUP)ise

Still counting: the US midterms

There was a number of firsts in these midterms elections, including the first muslim woman in Congress, the first black congresswoman from Massachusetts, the first Native American woman in Congress, the youngest woman elected to Congress, the first openly gay governor — and a record number of women (over 100!) will serve in Congress next year.

Trump’s post-midterm

The White House was also criticized for releasing doctored footage of a CNN reporter in order to make it look like he had struck a White House intern.

First World War remembered, a century on

In London, Prince Charles led the annual remembrance ceremony at the Cenotaph. He was joined for the first time by the President of Germany, who laid a wreath. In Dublin, President Michael D Higgins led Ireland’s commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery: “Let us … on this day rededicate ourselves to the cause of peace and the support of those institutions that promotes and preserves the peace.” At Belfast City Hall, Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, joined Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State, Karen Bradley, to pay tribute to the Irish lives lost in the First World War, from the North and South.

Originally published at Northern Slant.

PhD’ing in Politics and International Studies at Cambridge via Queen's University Belfast via Stanford.