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Boris Johnson: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, writer, and former journalist who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party since July 2019. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015 and was MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008. He also served as mayor of London from 2008 to 2016 and foreign secretary from 2016 to 2018. Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.

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On the campaign trail: Get Branding Done: British PM's odd campaign merchandise

Britain holds an election on Dec. 12, a political gamble by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who sees it as his best chance to break the deadlock in parliament over Brexit.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson pulls out of another BBC interview on day before election

'No reason was given,' says Jeremy Vine
Independent - Published

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Johnson and Corbyn in late push for votes ahead of pivotal election [Video]Johnson and Corbyn in late push for votes ahead of pivotal election

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leaders Jeremy Corbyn were making a late push on the campaign trail, ahead of general election.View on euronews

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UK PM Johnson heads for victory but poll race tightens [Video]UK PM Johnson heads for victory but poll race tightens

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on course to win Thursday's election, but a leading poll shows the race has tightened. Lucy Fielder reports.

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PM hides in fridge as aide swears at reporter [Video]PM hides in fridge as aide swears at reporter

Boris Johnson appeared to retreat into a fridge to avoid questions from reporters as he helped load milk and orange juice onto a delivery vehicle in his latest campaign stunt. This was after one of his..

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Nicola Sturgeon says Boris Johnson is a threat to the UK [Video]Nicola Sturgeon says Boris Johnson is a threat to the UK

Nicola Sturgeon has accused Boris Johnson of posing a "bigger threat" to the UK "than any prime minister in recent memory". Scotland's first minister added that the Conservative leader has "no respect..

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Corbyn: I've not come to deliver milk or to hide in a fridge [Video]Corbyn: I've not come to deliver milk or to hide in a fridge

Jeremy Corbyn poked fun at Boris Johnson for entering a fridge while being pursued by an inquisitive reporter. "I've not come here to deliver milk, or to hide in a fridge," he told hundreds of..

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Boris Johnson pulls 'Get Brexit Done' pie out of the oven [Video]Boris Johnson pulls 'Get Brexit Done' pie out of the oven

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits a catering firm in Derby and helps make a pie on his final day of campaigning. However, after placing the pie into an oven, he pulled out a previously made dish to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

Swinson optimistic Lib Dems can 'cause some upsets' [Video]Swinson optimistic Lib Dems can 'cause some upsets'

Jo Swinson has said she is "very optimistic" that her party will be "able to cause some upsets" in Thursday's general election. The Liberal Democrats leader added that she's "excited" about the final..

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PM makes his 'oven ready' Brexit pie [Video]PM makes his 'oven ready' Brexit pie

Boris Johnson helped make a beef and ale pie during a campaign visit to a Derby catering firm. The prime minister then pulled out a separate pie that had already cooked and said: "This is the..

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Hugh Grant slams Boris Johnson for 'Love Actually' election stunt [Video]Hugh Grant slams Boris Johnson for 'Love Actually' election stunt

Hugh Grant has slammed British Prime minister Boris Johnson for poking fun at his movie 'Love Actually'.

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Farage criticises PM for not doing a deal with Brexit Party [Video]Farage criticises PM for not doing a deal with Brexit Party

Nigel Farage has criticised the Conservatives for putting party before country and "the cause of leave" after they refused to do a deal with him. Speaking ahead of Thursday's vote, the Brexit Party..

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2019 General Election: The campaign trail highlights [Video]2019 General Election: The campaign trail highlights

A look back at some of the more light-hearted moments from the 2019 General Election campaign trail across the United Kingdom in which party leaders visited local businesses, schools, and areas across..

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General Election battleground: Uxbridge and South Ruislip [Video]General Election battleground: Uxbridge and South Ruislip

A look at the facts and figures behind one of the UK's key battlegrounds ahead of the General Election on December 12, with Boris Johnson's seat being targeted by Labour.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:23Published

Boris delivers milk on final day of General Election campaign [Video]Boris delivers milk on final day of General Election campaign

Boris Johnson started his day by helping load milk and orange juice bottles on to a delivery vehicle in West Yorkshire. Asked about the narrowing polls, the Prime Minister told broadcasters: "This..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

PM helps deliver milk in West Yorkshire [Video]PM helps deliver milk in West Yorkshire

Boris Johnson played the role of milkman as his campaign tour entered its final hours. The Prime Minister started his day by helping load milk and orange juice bottles onto a delivery vehicle at..

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Johnson: 'Are you pumped up? Are you full of beans?' [Video]Johnson: 'Are you pumped up? Are you full of beans?'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned of "ecstasy of defeatism" if his party lose the election. Mr Johnson asked the audience if they are "ready" and "full of beans" for the last 36 hours before the..

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Climate protesters glue themselves to British PM's bus [Video]Climate protesters glue themselves to British PM's bus

Eight environmental activists, some dressed as bees, blocked UK Prime MinIster Boris Johnson's election campaign bus - with some gluing their hands to the front.

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Extinction Rebellion target Conservative election bus [Video]Extinction Rebellion target Conservative election bus

Climate change activists have glued themselves to the Conservative campaign bus, warning the party's green targets amount to a "death sentence" for everyone. Extinction Rebellion protesters, some..

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Protesters glue themselves to Conservative party bus [Video]Protesters glue themselves to Conservative party bus

Extinction Rebellion protesters, some dressed as bees, gathered around the Conservative campaign bus as it tried to leave JCB in Uttoxeter. They appear to have stuck themselves to the vehicle. Prime..

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Johnson blasts Corbyn during a campaign speech [Video]Johnson blasts Corbyn during a campaign speech

Boris Johnson said the leaked comments made by shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth were proof Labour was losing votes over its Brexit stance. The prime minister said Britain could be led by..

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Boris Johnson drives digger through Brexit 'gridlock' wall [Video]Boris Johnson drives digger through Brexit 'gridlock' wall

Prime Minister Boris Johnson drives a digger through a false wall emblazoned 'gridlock' as he visits JCB HQ near Uttoxeter. The stunt came as electioneering enters its last few days before the General..

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Boris Johnson drives JCB through 'wall' [Video]Boris Johnson drives JCB through 'wall'

Boris Johnson hammers home the Conservative 'Get Brexit Done' message in the final days of the 2019 election campaign. He drives a JCB tractor through a styrofoam wall emblazoned with 'GRIDLOCK' across..

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Nigel Farage not impressed by Boris Johnson's 'oven-ready' Brexit deal [Video]Nigel Farage not impressed by Boris Johnson's 'oven-ready' Brexit deal

Nigel Farage attacks Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, mocking the fact that he called it "oven-ready" by claiming it will lead to many years of indigestion for the UK. He adds that he believes the PM has..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

Brexit: Is Boris Johnson telling the truth about Northern Ireland border checks? [Video]Brexit: Is Boris Johnson telling the truth about Northern Ireland border checks?

The UK prime minister has been called out as wrong for saying there will be no checks on goods between Britain and Northern Ireland after Brexit.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 06:51Published

Hugh Grant points out missing card in Boris Johnson's Love Actually sketch [Video]Hugh Grant points out missing card in Boris Johnson's Love Actually sketch

Actor Hugh Grant gives his view of Boris Johnson's version of the famous Love Actually cards scene. The Conservative Party released the spoof video on Monday evening as they look to drum up support..

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Boris Johnson releases spoof Love Actually campaign video [Video]Boris Johnson releases spoof Love Actually campaign video

In a video posted by Boris Johnson on Monday evening, the Prime Minister emulates a scene from Love Actually as he approaches an apathetic voter with a series of placards on her doorstep.

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Brexit will not get done by 2021, EU chief negotiator admits in leaked recording that blows hole in Boris Johnson promise

Exclusive: Michel Barnier's bombshell private admission directly contradicts PM's 'get Brexit done' slogan
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson heads for Brexit election win in tightening race

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on course to win Thursday's election though the race has tightened markedly and he can no longer be sure of a majority, according to opinion polls published..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson urged to apologise for 'scapegoating migrants' after saying EU citizens should not 'treat UK as their own'

Campaigners write to PM after he said migrants have been able to 'treat the UK as if it's part of their own country' for too long
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson's lead over Labour narrows to 12 points: Opinium

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's lead over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed to 12 percentage points from 15 percentage points just ahead of Thursday's national election, a poll by Opinium..
Reuters - Published

Brexit Party founder forced to resign over Islamophobic comments endorses Boris Johnson's Tories

'Catherine joins a long list of unsavoury characters,' say Lib Dems.
Independent - Published

Conservatives take Β£1m in election 'dirty money' from fossil fuel investors responsible for climate emergency, research finds

Exclusive: Greenpeace raises fears that Boris Johnson's government will be 'beholden' to firms 'making the climate crisis worse'
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson's waning lead casts doubt on election victory chances

A major polling forecaster slashed its prediction for Boris Johnson's majority in Thursday's British general election, saying the race has tightened and the prime minister can no longer be sure of..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson hides in fridge on live TV while dodging interview on eve of election

Tory aide seen mouthing 'oh for f***'s sake' after seeing 'Good Morning Britain' reporter
Independent - Published

General election news - live: Boris Johnson escapes into fridge to avoid interview, as major poll showing 'fast and late' Labour surge leaves Tories alarmed

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

British PM Johnson says election could not be tighter

Britain's electoral contest could not be tighter, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday, a day before the vote.
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson now less certain of election victory: YouGov

Britain's election race has tightened markedly over the past two weeks and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now likely to win only a modest majority in Thursday's vote, according to a closely watched..
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson on track to win modest majority: YouGov

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on course to win a majority of 28 in parliament at Thursday's election, according to a closely watched model from pollsters YouGov, down sharply from a forecast..
Reuters - Published

Election: Tory majority halved, but Boris Johnson still on course for victory, according to poll that correctly predicted 2017 result

The Conservatives remain on course to win a parliamentary majority at Thursday's general election, according to a major new poll – but their predicted margin of victory has been halved in the past..
Independent - Published

Father of London Bridge attack victim insists Boris Johnson has not 'expressed condolences' over son's death, despite Tory spokesman claims

The father of a London Bridge terror attack victim has insisted Boris Johnson has not offered condolences to his family despite a spokesman for the prime minister claiming otherwise.
Independent - Published

Election: Push for third-placed candidates to endorse rivals to stop hard Brexit

Campaigners urge voters to press no-hope candidates to switch support to rivals best-placed to deny Boris Johnson a majority
Independent - Published

Environment protesters glue themselves to UK PM's campaign bus

Three environmental campaigners glued themselves to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's campaign bus on Tuesday after he held an election event at a factory in central England, two days before voters go to..
Reuters - Published

On the campaign trail: It's an election, actually

Britain holds an election on Dec. 12, a political gamble by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who sees it as his best chance to break the deadlock in parliament over Brexit.
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson saw London attack as election opportunity: victim's father

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saw an attack by a convicted terrorist earlier this month near London Bridge as an opportunity to score political points ahead of a Dec. 12 election, the father of..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson smashes union flag branded JCB 'Brexit' digger through piles of boxes in bizarre campaign event

Prime minister takes controls of JCB as election campaign reaches final straight
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson 'didn't see tragedy, he saw opportunity' in London Bridge terror attack, Jack Merritt's father says

Father of stabbed prison rehabilitation worker says prime minister made no effort to contact him before speaking out
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson misleading public over impact of his 'unlawful' Brexit deal, trade experts warn

Tariffs would be charged on 75 per cent of Northern Irish imports, says study - which also finds that would break the law
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson accused of stealing Labour candidate's Love Actually parody in new campaign video

Rosena Allin-Khan tweeted her own clip inspired by romantic comedy weeks ago
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson gave an 'unforced and natural' apology over refusal to look at photo of child on NHS hospital floor, minister says

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland claimed that protesters who heckled Matt Hancock were engaged in 'public disorder'
Independent - Published

General election news – live: Boris Johnson faces new questions over sick children left waiting for hospital beds, as PM warns tactical voting could deny him victory

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Jeremy Corbyn will appoint new team of Brexit negotiators backing 'both Leave and Remain' if Labour wins general election

Move follows Boris Johnson's criticism of who would carry out the role - and casts doubt on future influence of Remain-backing Keir Starmer
Independent - Published

We can rip up the EU rule book, PM Johnson tells UK voters

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will bolster his argument on Tuesday for leaving the European Union early next year, urging voters to return him to power so Britain can "rip up the EU rule book and write..
Reuters - Published

NHS crisis: 12-year-old girl waits more than 50 hours in hospital emergency department

Exclusive: Another child had to wait 17 hours at Birmingham Children's Hospital over the weekend as pressure mounts on Boris Johnson
Independent - Published

Election: Boris Johnson's Tories accused of lying about Labour supporter 'punching' Conservative aide

John McDonnell says allegation made to distract attention away from NHS scandal
Independent - Published

General election 2019: Boris Johnson criticised over reaction to sick boy image

The PM initially refused to look at the picture of Jack Williment-Barr and took a reporter's phone away.
BBC News - Published

Voter accuses Boris Johnson of lying after he denies knowing about fake website set up by Tories to trick public

A young mother has accused Boris Johnson of lying after he told her he knew nothing about a fake 'Labour' website set up by the Conservatives to trick voters.
Independent - Published

British model Lily Cole backs climate change hunger strikers

British model and actress Lily Cole on Monday visited two elderly climate change activists from the Extinction Rebellion group who have been on hunger strike outside Prime Minister Boris Johnson's..
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson criticized for response to photo of sick child

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under fire on Monday for his response to being shown a photo of a sick child lying on a hospital floor ahead of the Dec. 12 election.
Reuters - Published

Dan Snow endorses Lib Dems over 'profoundly incompetent' Boris Johnson and 'economically illiterate' Jeremy Corbyn

Television presenter laments 'parlous state' of two main parties but praises Jo Swinson and insists Brexit can still be stopped
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson book depicts Jews as controlling the media

The 2004 novel Seventy Two Virgins, written by the Tory leader, is full of questionable portrayals of ethnic minorities
Independent - Published

The photo of an NHS in crisis that Boris Johnson refused to look at… but millions of voters now will

Image of sick young boy sleeping on clinic floor could become election's pivotal moment, health correspondent Shaun Lintern writes
Independent - Published

'There will be checks': Ireland intervenes after Boris Johnson accused of lying to voters about Brexit deal

Irish government says there will clearly be checks as part of deal
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson questions BBC's license fee funding

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday questioned why the BBC should continue to be supported by an annual fee paid by all viewing households, one of the biggest hints to date that the funding..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson faces backlash and claims of racism after saying migrants should not 'treat UK as their own'

PM accused of adopting 'anti-immigration dog whistle' tone and 'blaming migrants for homegrown problems'
Independent - Published

Gary Lineker accuses Boris Johnson of 'nauseating xenophobia'

Former England and Leicester player criticises Prime Minister over stance on immigration
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson 'hates' working class people and Labour will deliver him a bigger shock at general election than 2017, McDonnell says

Shadow chancellor dismisses fears that Labour heartland voters are deserting to Conservatives, insisting 'They have had enough. I think they want real change'
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson refuses to look at photo of four-year-old boy on hospital floor, takes reporter's phone and puts it in his pocket

During a TV interview, prime minister Boris Johnson refused to look at a picture of a four-year-old boy forced to lie on the floor in an NHS hospital, eventually taking the phone of a reporter..
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson takes private jet to fly 25 minutes from Doncaster to Darlington, despite train taking just 53 minutes

Climate groups condemn 'absurd and unacceptable' journey, as Labour accuses PM of hypocrisy
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson scrambled to Tory marginals after poll suggests Iain Duncan Smith at risk of losing seat

Prime minister's tour schedule suggests concern over Tory prospects in previously true-blue seats
Independent - Published

Brexit: Leaked government memo warns of 'major challenges' in implementing Boris Johnson's deal

Document casts doubt over PM's promise to ensure that UK fully leaves EU at end of 2020 and admits 'legal and political impact' of missing deadline
Independent - Published

General election 2019: Boris Johnson's Brexit plan 'presents major challenge'

A leaked government document says customs plans for Northern Ireland may not be ready in time.
BBC News - Published

General election news - live: Boris Johnson under pressure to apologise over boy on hospital floor, as Labour unveils nationalisation push and Swinson flaunts cannabis use

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson unable to explain Tories' claim that there would be 52 more murders a year under Labour

Boris Johnson has appeared unable to explain his party's claim that there would be 52 more murders a year under a Labour government.
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson on Heathrow: might be difficult to lie before bulldozers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he would try to find a way to honor his promise to oppose Heathrow airport expansion by lying down in front of bulldozers but that it might be..
Reuters - Published

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