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Boris Johnson: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, author, and former journalist who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson was Member of Parliament (MP) for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, he identifies as a one-nation conservative.

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Battle of Britain:  Flypast at Westminster Abbey [Video]

Battle of Britain: Flypast at Westminster Abbey

A Hurricane and three Spitfires carry out a flypast to mark the 80thanniversary of the Battle of Britain after a memorial service at WestminsterAbbey. This year’s service, which is the venue’s..

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PM gives reading at Battle of Britain service [Video]

PM gives reading at Battle of Britain service

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given a reading at a memorial service marking 80 years since the Battle of Britain. The service, held at Westminster Abbey, was the venue's first major event since..

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Starmer: PM must apologise for Covid testing mess [Video]

Starmer: PM must apologise for Covid testing mess

Labour leader Keir Starmer has called on the Boris Johnson to apologise for the Covid-19 "testing mess", adding he was "frustrated" at the government's approach to the track and trace system. Report by..

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Johnson and Starmer arrive at Battle of Britain service [Video]

Johnson and Starmer arrive at Battle of Britain service

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Keir Starmer arrive at a Service of Thanksgiving for the victory gained in the Battle of Britain at Westminster Abbey. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on..

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Johnson says second wave of coronavirus ‘inevitable’ in the UK [Video]

Johnson says second wave of coronavirus ‘inevitable’ in the UK

Boris Johnson is warning that a second wave of coronavirus has arrived in theUK, as scientists reported the “widespread growth” of the virus across thecountry.

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Boris Johnson visits vaccine research lab [Video]

Boris Johnson visits vaccine research lab

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has visited a laboratory at the Jenner Institute in Oxford which is leading the research into a vaccine for Covid-19. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Biden warning for a US-UK post-Brexit trade deal [Video]

Biden warning for a US-UK post-Brexit trade deal

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned the United Kingdom that it must honour the Northern Irish peace deal as it extracts itself from the European Union or there would be no U.S...

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Liaison: No prospective date for Covid-19 enquiry [Video]

Liaison: No prospective date for Covid-19 enquiry

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says an enquiry into the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic will occur in the future, though not at the present moment as it would not be "a good use of official time"...

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Liaison: PM refuses to answer Scotland indyref2 question [Video]

Liaison: PM refuses to answer Scotland indyref2 question

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to give a clear indication of if he will respond to the Scottish government's request for a second independence referendum. Mr Johnson claimed the return of..

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Liaison: Bill changes are "belt and braces" to NI protocol [Video]

Liaison: Bill changes are "belt and braces" to NI protocol

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended the UK government's decision to pursue changes to the Internal Markets Bill, even though they may breach international law, after Chair of the European Union..

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Johnson warns increase in coronavirus among elderly could lead to rising death toll [Video]

Johnson warns increase in coronavirus among elderly could lead to rising death toll

Coronavirus cases among the elderly and in care homes are rising as BorisJohnson admitted there was insufficient capacity in the testing system. ThePrime Minister faced MPs as the Government was..

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Liaison: PM seems confused over Covid testing in schools [Video]

Liaison: PM seems confused over Covid testing in schools

Prime Minister Boris Johnson seemed confused about how schools should handle symptomatic pupils and isolation when grilled on procedures before the Liaison Committee today. Report by Blairm. Like us on..

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Liaison: Prime Minister defends testing infrastructure [Video]

Liaison: Prime Minister defends testing infrastructure

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended the UK's Covid-19 testing infrastructure before Liaison Committee today, as criticism was levelled at the government for access and availability issues. Report..

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Boris Johnson: Coronavirus is gaining ground [Video]

Boris Johnson: Coronavirus is gaining ground

Prime Minister Boris Johnson insists that the Government's 'rule of six'policy for group sizes in England is necessary as "the disease is gainingground and we have a very clear means to suppress it".

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Boris Johnson admits there's 'not enough coronavirus testing capacity' [Video]

Boris Johnson admits there's 'not enough coronavirus testing capacity'

Boris Johnson admitted there was not enough coronavirus testing capacity ThePrime Minister told the Commons Liaison Committee: “We don’t have enoughtesting capacity now because, in an ideal world,..

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Frustration at lack of testing capacity Covid-19 walk-in centre [Video]

Frustration at lack of testing capacity Covid-19 walk-in centre

Visitors to a walk-in Covid-19 testing centre in Birmingham voice theirfrustrations after being turned away. It comes as Boris Johnson defended thesystem during Prime Minister's Questions.

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PMQs: Boris Johnson criticised over Covid-19 test shortage [Video]

PMQs: Boris Johnson criticised over Covid-19 test shortage

Labour's deputy leader Angela Rayner has attacked government failings in the coronavirus testing system at today's PMQs, opening her statement with a "note from someone called Keir" - referring to..

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Boris Johnson leaves Number 10 for PMQs [Video]

Boris Johnson leaves Number 10 for PMQs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left 10 Downing Street to attend Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons today. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Angela Rayner claims PM 'cannot deliver' on Covid-19 testing promises [Video]

Angela Rayner claims PM 'cannot deliver' on Covid-19 testing promises

Labour’s Angela Rayner says the Prime Minister “can’t deliver on his promises”on testing. Boris Johnson responds by claiming the government has deliveredthe ”most thorough going testing..

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PM promises stiffer sentences for dangerous criminals [Video]

PM promises stiffer sentences for dangerous criminals

Boris Johnson has announced plans to allow judges to impose tougher sentenceson dangerous criminals, ending what he described as a “ridiculous” systemwhere offenders are let out of prison early to..

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Starmer: The PM has 'failed on every count' with Covid [Video]

Starmer: The PM has 'failed on every count' with Covid

Sir Keir Starmer slammed Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying he's 'failed on every count' when preparing and protecting the nation from Covid. The Labour leader added that the PM should have used the..

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Boris: People want to see ‘proper sentencing’ [Video]

Boris: People want to see ‘proper sentencing’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson opens today's cabinet meeting with a statement on the need for longer sentencing for serious offenders. The PM listed a number of efforts the government are undertaking to..

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Ed Miliband slams Johnson over Northern Ireland Protocol [Video]

Ed Miliband slams Johnson over Northern Ireland Protocol

Shadow Business Secretary Ed Miliband slammed Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the Northern Ireland Protocol. The former Labour leader added; “this is not an argument about Remain vs Leave, it is an..

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Boris Johnson: Brexit divorce Bill will act as an insurance policy for the UK [Video]

Boris Johnson: Brexit divorce Bill will act as an insurance policy for the UK

The Prime Minister has had to face down his critics as he tries to quell agrowing rebellion over his plans to override the Brexit divorce deal. BorisJohnson opened the debate on the Internal Market..

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UK sets £10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches

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UK 'now seeing a second wave' of Covid-19

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Brexit: Boris Johnson says powers will ensure UK cannot be 'broken up'

But Labour accuses PM of "trashing" the UK's international reputation as MPs debate post-Brexit bill.
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Brexit: Tony Blair and John Major urge MPs to reject bill

Boris Johnson's contentious proposals will be debated for the first time in the Commons on Monday.
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Brexit: Back me over the bill, Johnson tells Tory MPs

Boris Johnson calls for no return to "squabbling", but the EU ramps up opposition to UK plans.
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Brexit: UK and EU set for emergency talks as tensions rise

The EU calls for clarity over Boris Johnson's proposed changes to the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
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Coronavirus: Concerns over Boris Johnson's 'moonshot' testing plans

Medical experts raise doubts about plans to have "millions" of coronavirus tests processed every day.
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Plans to get fans back at sport in England to be reviewed - PM

Plans for spectators to attend sporting events in England from 1 October will be reviewed, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms.
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Fans attending sporting events in England from October to be reviewed, says Prime Minister

Plans for spectators to attend sporting events in England from 1 October will be reviewed, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms.
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Coronavirus: New virus measures 'not a second lockdown'

"We must act," PM Boris Johnson says as he details new restrictions and a "moonshot" testing plan.
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Hillingdon Hospital Trust 'must improve' infection control

Hillingdon Hospital's NHS Trust runs services in Boris Johnson's west London constituency.
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UK PM sets 15 October deadline for EU trade deal

Boris Johnson will say both sides should "move on" if there is no agreement by 15 October.
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Leicestershire librarian 'feels sorry' for PM over book backdrop

The carefully selected books were seen behind Boris Johnson during his visit to a school this week.
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Boris Johnson and Tory party see popularity slump after exams chaos and local lockdowns

Keir Starmer and Labour now leading in favourability stakes, Ipsos Mori survey finds
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Germany scraps Brexit talks due to lack of progress in 'wasted summer'

Boris Johnson under 'wrong impression that he can pull off negotiating at the 11th hour,' says EU official
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From The Twits to The Resistance: Was librarian trying to send Boris Johnson a message?

'Are the books behind Boris artfully arranged with a secret political agenda and commentary on the current government?'
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Top education mandarin ousted as Boris Johnson calls for 'fresh' leadership following exams chaos

Prime minister accused of dodging responsibility by blaming 'mutant algorithm' for problems
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Boris Johnson's coronavirus U-turns: A timeline of government indecision during the pandemic

Reversal on face coverings in English schools is just latest example of government forced into major policy volte face
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Boris Johnson calls face masks in classrooms 'nonsensical' hours after latest U-turn

Boris Johnson has described the idea of face masks in classrooms as "nonsensical" hours after his government said they would be required in some school corridors.
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Bereaved families calling on Boris Johnson to commit to a public inquiry into the handling of coronavirus say the PM has refused to meet them

Group want lessons to be learned before a second wave.
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Boris Johnson calls for 'transparent investigation' into suspected poisoning of Russian opposition leader

'The perpetrators must be held accountable,' says prime minister – as UK joins international calls for probe
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Boris Johnson blames exams chaos on 'mutant algorithm'

Prime minister addresses children to assure them it is safe to go back to school
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Boris Johnson under pressure to explain science behind school face masks U-turn

Senior Tory calls for chief medical officer to provide clear guidance for parents, pupils and teachers
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Boris Johnson facing furious Tory backlash over U-turn on face masks in schools

Senior backbencher calls on ministers to 'get a grip' and stop 'making it up as we go along'.
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Boris Johnson says time to stop 'cringing embarrassment' about British history after BBC Proms drops Rule Britannia lyrics

Prime minister says he 'cannot believe' BBC has dropped lyrics to Rule Britannia
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson says schools face mask advice might change

Pressure on PM after Scotland says pupils must cover faces in corridors and school transport
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Downing Street denies claims Boris Johnson could quit as prime minister due to ongoing health problems from coronavirus

Father-in-law of top aide Dominic Cummings told visitor PM was struggling and could be gone in six months
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Boris Johnson 'sorry for any distress' caused by exam results confusion, Downing Street says

Prime minister initially insisted that A-level outcomes produced by algorithm were 'robust'
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Boris Johnson does not want Rule Britannia banned from Last Night of the Proms, No10 signals

Prime minister calls for focus on 'substance' not 'symbols' when dealing with emotive issues
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Boris Johnson's Scotland holiday shown in pictures released by partner Carrie Symonds

Trip was cut short last week.
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Mass unemployment is the next problem that Boris Johnson should have seen coming

Callous and cynical Conservatives could say that high unemployment never did them any harm electorally, but that is not a risk they should take
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Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak at odds over changes to pensions triple lock, report says

Changes to earnings during pandemic mean cost of state pensions could soar in coming years
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Boris Johnson forced to cut Scottish holiday short after newspaper images reveal location, reports suggest

Sheep farmer alleges prime minister abandoned tent pitched on his land without permission
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Coronavirus tracked: How trust in Boris Johnson compares to Trump and other leaders during pandemic

New poll shows UK leader scores below Trump and other leaders when it comes to empathy
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Boris Johnson's 'oven-ready' Brexit deal has gone off, and it's the oven's fault

One again, there's been no headway in the EU trade talks. Who'd have it any other way?
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Boris Johnson photographed on camping holiday in Scotland during exam results crisis

Prime minister had kept location of time away a secret, but tracked down by newspaper
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If the BTec farce proves anything, it's that nothing will stop Boris Johnson from enjoying his holiday break

The prime minister didn't stop his Chequers retreat in February to concern himself with some trifling little thing called Covid-19, so he's hardly going to bother for the sake of sacking Williamson
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'Head in the sand': Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of ignoring 'looming crisis' for renters as eviction ban set to expire

Exclusive: Labour leader says thousands are at risk of losing homes unless PM extends eviction moratorium
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Boris Johnson's proposal to relocate House of Lords to York rejected

Review of parliament renovations will not consider the idea
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Boris Johnson news – live: Gavin Williamson facing calls to resign after A-level U-turn 'mega mess'

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A-level and GCSE results to be based on teachers' predictions after exams chaos in latest government U-turn

A-level and GCSE students in England will receive grades decided by their teachers following a dramatic u-turn just days after Boris Johnson insisted this year's results were 'robust'.
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Coronavirus: All the U-turns Boris Johnson has been forced to make during pandemic

Reversal on A-level testing is just latest example of government forced into major policy volte face during last few months
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A level and GCSE students could see results U-turn as Boris Johnson breaks off holiday to intervene

The controversial algorithm that has led to misery for thousands of A-level pupils could be ditched, No 10 has hinted. Boris Johnson has broken off from his holiday in a bid to try to stem the growing..
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Boris Johnson faces backlash from MPs as pressure mounts over A-level crisis

GSCE results due to be published later this week
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Boris Johnson news – live: PM must tackle A-level results crisis within 24 hours, says Keir Starmer as top Tories call for GCSE delay

Follow all the latest developments
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Keir Starmer calls on 'invisible' Boris Johnson to take responsibility for A-level chaos


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Kier Starmer tells Boris Johnson he has 'moral duty' to reopen schools in September

Labour leader says he expects children back at school next month: 'No ifs, no buts, no equivocation'
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VJ Day: Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and other leaders hail wartime generation in video messages

75th anniversary commemorated.
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Keir Starmer is doing 'opposition by numbers' and it's working

Labour's strategy is to say 'yeah but no but yeah but' to all Boris Johnson's policies, and to portray him as incompetent and slow
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Boris Johnson accused of 'cynical broken promise' as some foreign NHS and care staff still pay surcharge

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