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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 serving 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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Brexit in the balance: Johnson warns parliament ahead of crunch votes

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told parliament on Tuesday that if it delayed his Brexit legislation he would abandon his attempt to ratify the deal to leave the European Union and push for an election..
Reuters - Published

Britain's Labour Party will not support Brexit deal or timetable: Corbyn

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday his opposition party would not support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal or his timetable to pass the legislation for it through parliament.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: I will pull Brexit deal if MPs don't back my plans [Video]Boris Johnson: I will pull Brexit deal if MPs don't back my plans

Boris Johnson has threatened to pull his Brexit deal and call for an early general election if MPs do not vote for his plans as he kicked off a Commons showdown. Two crucial votes on Tuesday evening..

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PM Johnson tells lawmakers: pass Brexit deal and Britain can unite again [Video]PM Johnson tells lawmakers: pass Brexit deal and Britain can unite again

Britain can begin to heal and unite if lawmakers pass legislation to ratify the government's Brexit deal with the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday. Rough cut (no reporter..

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EU's Tusk 'to decide on Brexit extension in coming days' [Video]EU's Tusk 'to decide on Brexit extension in coming days'

European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday told EU lawmakers that he was discussing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's request for an extension of the October 31 Brexit deadline with the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

UK speaker rejects Johnson's bid for Brexit deal vote [Video]UK speaker rejects Johnson's bid for Brexit deal vote

Johnson wanted a straight 'up-and-down' vote to see if he had the numbers to get his Brexit deal passed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

Commons speaker rejects Government bid for Brexit 'meaningful vote' [Video]Commons speaker rejects Government bid for Brexit 'meaningful vote'

Commons Speaker John Bercow has rejected a Government bid to hold a meaningful vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, saying it would be "repetitive and disorderly" to do so.

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UK Brexit Minister Barclay disappointed by no vote on deal [Video]UK Brexit Minister Barclay disappointed by no vote on deal

British Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay expressed disappointment at a parliamentary committee on Monday following the lack of a parliament vote on a Brexit deal on Saturday. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Pound rises above $1.30 with possible Brexit vote in sight [Video]Pound rises above $1.30 with possible Brexit vote in sight

Sterling reached its highest in more than five months on Monday, as more investors rushed to cover short positions on signs that either Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal would pass or the Oct...

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Brussels passes UK's Brexit delay letter to EU parliament [Video]Brussels passes UK's Brexit delay letter to EU parliament

The 27 Brexit weary EU states met on Sunday and agreed they would forward a controversial letter from the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the European Parliament this week for approval.

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UK parliament snubs Boris Johnson's Brexit deal [Video]UK parliament snubs Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

Prime Minister sends EU request to delay Brexit after losing vote in the House of Commons.

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Brexit: What could happen next? [Video]Brexit: What could happen next?

A look at possible Brexit outcomes after the Prime Minister reluctantly writes to Brussels asking for an extension to the Brexit deadline. Boris Johnson lost a historic House of Commons vote - which..

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UK is going to leave the EU by Oct. 31: Gove [Video]UK is going to leave the EU by Oct. 31: Gove

Brexit will happen by October 31, British government minister Michael Gove said on Sunday (October 20), despite lawmakers forcing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to send a letter on Saturday to the EU..

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Labour to push for Commons vote on new Brexit referendum [Video]Labour to push for Commons vote on new Brexit referendum

Labour will push for a new EU referendum when the Government brings its latest Brexit plans to the Commons in the coming days. And shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer left open the possibility the..

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PM sends unsigned letter of parliaments request for Brexit extension to EU [Video]PM sends unsigned letter of parliaments request for Brexit extension to EU

Boris Johnson has tried to distance himself from a legally required request for a Brexit extension by stressing to the EU it was sent to Brussels at Parliament's bidding.

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'Shame on you' - pro-EU protesters shout at British ministers leaving parliament [Video]'Shame on you' - pro-EU protesters shout at British ministers leaving parliament

The ministers were leaving after an extraordinary sitting of parliament in which lawmakers were supposed to frame the approval of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU divorce deal. But lawmakers passed an..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

UK PM 'undaunted' by MPs' backing for Brexit extension [Video]UK PM 'undaunted' by MPs' backing for Brexit extension

Boris Johnson said he still believed he can command 'overwhelming' support for his new Brexit divorce plan and will introduce required legislation to make that happen.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Johnson defiant after lawmakers vote to force Brexit delay [Video]Johnson defiant after lawmakers vote to force Brexit delay

A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would not negotiate a further delay to Britain's departure from the European Union after losing a vote in parliament on Saturday that means he is obliged..

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Brexit: How did MPs vote to delay Boris Johnson’s deal? [Video]Brexit: How did MPs vote to delay Boris Johnson’s deal?

A breakdown of how MPs voted on a special Saturday sitting of the House of Commons. MPs voted by 322 to 306 in favour of an amendment withholding approval of the PM's Brexit deal until legislation to..

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PM says he will not request Brexit extension [Video]PM says he will not request Brexit extension

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will not negotiate a delay with the EU and "neither does the law" compel him to do so. His comments came after MPs approved Sir Oliver Letwin’s amendment which..

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British lawmakers back Brexit deal delay [Video]British lawmakers back Brexit deal delay

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he would not negotiate a delay to Brexit, after lawmakers backed a proposal to withhold approval for his agreement until formal ratification..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Trump downplays flare-up in Syria amid ceasefire [Video]Trump downplays flare-up in Syria amid ceasefire

Trump’s comments came one day after he praised a deal announced by Vice President Mike Pence that would pause fighting in Northeast Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

Thousands of anti-Brexit protesters march on Westminster while MPs debate deal [Video]Thousands of anti-Brexit protesters march on Westminster while MPs debate deal

Various aerials of anti-Brexit protesters in the streets of London on the day legislators will vote in the House of Commons on Boris Johnson's Brexit withdrawal agreement.

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Theresa May urges MPs to back new Brexit deal [Video]Theresa May urges MPs to back new Brexit deal

Former prime minister Theresa May says he has "a distinct sense of deja vu" as she urged MPs to back Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. Prime Minister Boris Johnson could be heard saying: "I know how you..

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Anti-Brexit march: Giant puppets of PM and Dominic Cummings paraded through London [Video]Anti-Brexit march: Giant puppets of PM and Dominic Cummings paraded through London

Giant puppet caricatures of Boris Johnson and key aide Dominic Cummings are paraded down Whitehall as anti-Brexit campaigners gather in Westminster for the Let Us Be Heard march. It comes as Parliament..

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Brexit heartland: Hull wants to take back control [Video]Brexit heartland: Hull wants to take back control

As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to put a new Brexit deal to Parliament, Al Jazeera visited the port city where people are desperate for progress.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published

 

UK PM Johnson says EU will not change deal again

The European Union will not reopen the Brexit deal it has reached with Britain if lawmakers seek to change it by amending legislation to ratify the agreement, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson threatens to axe Brexit deal and demand election if MPs refuse to ram it through Commons in three days

Boris Johnson has threatened to pull his Brexit deal and force a general election if MPs delay the departure date for leaving the EU until January.
Independent - Published

PM Johnson says will push for election if lawmakers reject Brexit timetable

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he would end an attempt to win parliamentary approval for his Brexit legislation and instead press for an election if lawmakers reject his..
Reuters - Published

PM Johnson tells lawmakers: pass Brexit deal and Britain can unite again

Britain can begin to heal and unite if lawmakers pass legislation to ratify the government's Brexit deal with the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

No-deal more likely if lawmakers reject Brexit timetable vote: Johnson's spokesman

A failure to pass a timetable for getting legislation in place for Britain's departure from the European Union on Oct. 31 increases the risk of the country leaving without an agreement, Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

UK lawmaker sets out plan to stop no-deal Brexit in December 2020

A British lawmaker proposed an amendment to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plan which would prevent a no-deal exit from the European Union at the end of 2020, when a planned transition period is..
Reuters - Published

Everything you need to know about the Withdrawal Agreement Bill

What are the crucial clauses of the legislation to implement Boris Johnson's Brexit deal – and why do they divide opinion?
Independent - Published

Brexit latest: Petition calls for music industry protection as Boris Johnson tries to rush deal

Music industry figures have expressed growing alarm at the lack of transparency for artists who want to tour Europe after Brexit
Independent - Published

UK government may struggle to pass Brexit legislative timetable: BBC

Prime Minister Boris Johnson may struggle to pass his legislative timetable on Tuesday to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in nine days time, the BBC's political editor reported.
Reuters - Published

'Don't be conned': Boris Johnson's Brexit deal is 'meaningless' on workers' rights, union chief warns

'We still have no legally binding guarantee that UK rights will keep pace with EU minimum standards'
Independent - Published

Brexit hangs in the balance as PM Johnson faces crunch votes in parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two pivotal Brexit votes in the British parliament on Tuesday that will decide if he can deliver on his pledge to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: MPs could block PM's attempt to ram through Brexit deal in three days, as No 10 threatens to scrap it and force election

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Brexit: Lib Dems urge Boris Johnson to disclose whether No 10 sanctioned any 'intelligence gathering' on MPs

'I have written to the prime minister demanding he clarify whether any such investigation is under way,' says Lib Dem MP
Independent - Published

Brexit: Johnson in last push to get deal through

MPs are to vote on whether to back the prime minister's Withdrawal Agreement Bill.
BBC News - Published

No more delays, UK PM Johnson appeals to parliament to back Brexit bill

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed to lawmakers on Monday to approve his Brexit bill this week, saying neither he, the European Union or the public wanted any more delays to Britain's departure from..
Reuters - Published

Brexit deal: Boris Johnson's Halloween deadline in peril as MPs revolt against breakneck timetable to ratify

Plan for Commons to complete scrutiny of 110 page document in just three days denounced as 'abomination'
Independent - Published

Explainer: As PM Johnson pushes ahead with Brexit, what happens now in parliament?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to drive the legislation needed to take Britain out of the European Union through parliament in the next 10 days, or else break his "do or die" pledge to leave on..
Reuters - Published

Johnson faces perilous Brexit ratification after deal vote blocked

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a potentially perilous ratification of his Brexit divorce deal in the British parliament after the speaker refused to allow a vote on it on Monday.
Reuters - Published

UK's Corbyn mocks PM Johnson for sending Brexit delay letter

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party mocked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for sending a letter to ask for a Brexit delay after saying "over and over again" that he would never do it.
Reuters - Published

Britain says EU is considering PM Johnson's delay letter

Britain said on Monday that the European Union had accepted the letter sent by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that requested a Brexit delay and was considering it.
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson is disappointed Brexit vote will not go ahead on Monday: spokesman

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is disappointed the parliament will not allow a vote on his Brexit deal on Monday, his spokesman said, describing the speaker's move as one that denied the chance to..
Reuters - Published

UK speaker rules against government trying to get another vote on Brexit deal

Britain's parliamentary speaker John Bercow told the government on Monday it could not again try to get a vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal because it was posing the same question to..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson Brexit deal derailed again as Bercow blocks second attempt at 'meaningful vote'

Speaker of the House of Commons says there is no justification for the government to force another vote just two days afer MPs voted to withhold their approval
Independent - Published

Agreeing Brexit deal 'self-evidently' in UK's economic interest: finance minister

Agreeing the Brexit deal negotiated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "self-evidently" in the interest of Britain's economy, finance minister Sajid Javid said in a letter published on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Sir John Curtice: Do voters support Boris Johnson's Brexit deal?

How voters want MPs to approach Boris Johnson's deal on the UK's departure from the EU.
BBC News - Published

'If anyone can do it, it's him': how Boris won a Brexit deal

By Anthony Deutsch, Gabriela Baczynska, Padraic Halpin and Elizabeth Piper
Reuters - Published

Timeline: Key moments leading up to Johnson's Brexit deal

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sealed a new Brexit deal with the European Union on Oct. 17, paving the way for Britain to leave the bloc at the end of the month, if Britain's parliament approves it.
Reuters - Published

Scottish court delays decision on whether UK PM Johnson obeyed law

Scotland's top court has delayed a ruling on whether British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has fully obeyed a law which demanded he request a delay to Brexit.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: EU says Boris Johnson's refusal to sign extension request 'changes nothing' and it is now being considered

Downing Street's attempt to dodge Benn Act falls flat
Independent - Published

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