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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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Greater Manchester eyes millions in extra lockdown funding as talks continue [Video]

Greater Manchester eyes millions in extra lockdown funding as talks continue

Greater Manchester may be offered millions in extra funding to accept thestrictest coronavirus restrictions as Boris Johnson seeks to prevent alockdown revolt and mayor Andy Burnham presses for a..

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Diane Abbott brands Donald Trump and Boris Johnson 'racist' in Stand Up To Racism address [Video]

Diane Abbott brands Donald Trump and Boris Johnson 'racist' in Stand Up To Racism address

Diane Abbott addresses a Stand Up To Racism plenary, in which she discussesracism in British and American politics, and the plight of refugees. MsAbbott, who is the long-serving MP for Hackney North..

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UK must prepare for ‘no deal’ Brexit, says PM Boris Johnson [Video]

UK must prepare for ‘no deal’ Brexit, says PM Boris Johnson

The UK wants an EU trade deal like the bloc’s pact with Canada, but talks have stalled before the UK’s final divorce.

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Brexit: What would an Australia-style trade deal look like? [Video]

Brexit: What would an Australia-style trade deal look like?

Boris Johnson has told the country it is time to “get ready” for an “Australiasolution” to the post-Brexit trade talks with the European Union. But whatdoes the Prime Minister mean by an..

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Boris Johnson appears to get his coronavirus rules wrong again [Video]

Boris Johnson appears to get his coronavirus rules wrong again

Boris Johnson appears to get his coronavirus rules wrong again aftersuggesting parents and children who live apart may face restrictions if one oftheir areas goes into heightened controls. The Prime..

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Coronavirus briefing: All you need to know [Video]

Coronavirus briefing: All you need to know

Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a coronavirus briefing at 10 DowningStreet. Here's all you need to know.

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PM appears to get his coronavirus rules wrong at presser [Video]

PM appears to get his coronavirus rules wrong at presser

Boris Johnson appeared to get his coronavirus rules wrong after he advised single parents that they may not be able to see their children if their area goes into heightened restrictions. The prime..

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EU leaders pledge to continue Brexit negotiations despite Johnson's comments [Video]

EU leaders pledge to continue Brexit negotiations despite Johnson's comments

EU leaders have committed to continuing negotiations on a post-Brexit dealwith the UK despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling a halt to talks withBrussels on a free trade agreement.

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PM urges Manchester mayor to reconsider lockdown rules [Video]

PM urges Manchester mayor to reconsider lockdown rules

Boris Johnson has urged Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to "reconsider and engage constructively" over the imposition of Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions. The prime minister warned he would..

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PM hopes to resist national lockdown 'if at all possible' [Video]

PM hopes to resist national lockdown 'if at all possible'

Boris Johnson has said he would resist another national lockdown “if at allpossible” as he comes under pressure to impose a short “circuit-breaker”across the country. The Prime Minister told a..

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PM: I will intervene if agreement with Manchester leaders not reached [Video]

PM: I will intervene if agreement with Manchester leaders not reached

Boris Johnson has warned he will intervene and impose Tier 3 restrictions onGreater Manchester if an agreement cannot be struck, as he heaped pressure onmetro mayor Andy Burnham.

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PM calls for action over rising virus cases in Manchester [Video]

PM calls for action over rising virus cases in Manchester

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he was concerned about the rise in Covid-19 cases in Greater Manchester and called for local leaders to act. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at..

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PM: We should go for an 'Australia solution' [Video]

PM: We should go for an 'Australia solution'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accused the EU of abandoning a free-trade deal, and said the UK should now "go for the Australia solution" with "high-hearts confidence". Report by Blairm. Like us on..

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PM: Time to prepare for no-deal Brexit [Video]

PM: Time to prepare for no-deal Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned it was time to "get ready" for an Australian style Brexit deal unless there was a "fundamental change in approach" from the EU. Report by Blairm. Like us on..

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Johnson says Britain should prepare for final no-deal break with Brussels [Video]

Johnson says Britain should prepare for final no-deal break with Brussels

Boris Johnson has said that, unless there is a “fundamental change ofapproach” from the EU, Britain is prepared to move to trading on World TradeOrganisation rules when the Brexit transition period..

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says both sides need to compromise on Brexit [Video]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says both sides need to compromise on Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says both sides need to compromise on Brexit.Her comments come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to set out whethertrade talks with the European Union should..

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Mayor Andy Burnham accuses Government of treating North as 'canaries' [Video]

Mayor Andy Burnham accuses Government of treating North as 'canaries'

Boris Johnson’s Tory Government was accused of treating the North “as thecanaries in the coalmine” for an experimental regional lockdown strategy.Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said the..

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'More anti-English than anti-Covid' [Video]

'More anti-English than anti-Covid'

Welsh Conservative MP Alun Cairns has said that the threat to close the border between England and Wales is "more anti-English than anti-Covid". This comes after the First Minister of Wales, Mark..

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Welsh First Minister threatens to close UK-Wales border [Video]

Welsh First Minister threatens to close UK-Wales border

The First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has threatened to close the border to the English coming from coronavirus hot spots if Boris Johnson refuses to impose UK-wide travel restrictions. He said:..

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Welsh Government to introduce Covid-19 travel ban from high risk UK areas [Video]

Welsh Government to introduce Covid-19 travel ban from high risk UK areas

The Welsh Government is preparing to prevent people who live in areas of theUK with high levels of coronavirus from travelling to Wales, First MinisterMark Drakeford has announced. Mr Drakeford said..

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Boris Johnson refuses to rule out UK circuit-breaker in the future [Video]

Boris Johnson refuses to rule out UK circuit-breaker in the future

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was not ruling out a circuit-breakerlockdown if local lockdown measures fail to reduce coronavirus cases. MrJohnson was criticised by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer..

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Sir Keir Starmer accuses the Prime Minister of abandoning the science [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer accuses the Prime Minister of abandoning the science

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer accused the Prime Minister of rejecting theadvice of his scientific advisers to introduce a so-called circuit-breaker tocurb Covid infections. During PMQs, he asked Boris..

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Starmer and Johnson clash over coronavirus 'circuit-breaker' [Video]

Starmer and Johnson clash over coronavirus 'circuit-breaker'

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of rejecting the advice of his scientific advisers to introduce a so-called circuit-breaker to curb Covid infections. But the Prime Minister..

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Boris Johnson departs for PMQs [Video]

Boris Johnson departs for PMQs

Boris Johnson has departed Number 10 ahead of Prime Minister's Questions. The Prime Minister will face Keir Starmer who is calling for an urgent 'circuit-break' to halt the continuing rise in..

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PM suffers Tory rebellion over 10pm curfew [Video]

PM suffers Tory rebellion over 10pm curfew

Boris Johnson has suffered a Tory backbench rebellion over the 10pm hospitality curfew, amid a growing backlash against Government coronavirus restrictions. MPs approved the Government's new three tier..

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Covid: Manchester leaders 'ready to meet' PM over restrictions

Boris Johnson says he may impose extra restrictions if an agreement cannot be reached with local officials.
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Covid: PM warns he may 'need to intervene' on Manchester

Boris Johnson urges local leaders to "engage constructively" with the government over tougher rules.
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Brexit: UK must 'get ready' for no EU trade deal, says PM

Boris Johnson has not walked away from trade talks - but says the EU must change direction to save them.
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Brexit: EU leaders call for UK trade talks to continue

The EU wants to keep pushing for a deal beyond the end-of-week deadline set by Boris Johnson.
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Covid-19: Boris Johnson defends regional curbs but 'rules nothing out'

England's new three-tier system can both control the virus and prevent economic harm, Boris Johnson says.
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Boris Johnson rules out a full lockdown 'right now'

Boris Johnson rules out a full lockdown "right now" as he launches new tiers of restrictions in England.
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Covid: Things 'bumpy through to Christmas' - Johnson

Boris Johnson says there is "hope" in fighting the virus, but it could be "a very tough winter".
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UK PM: Act fearlessly but with common sense

Boris Johnson says there has to be a "balance" between saving lives and protecting the economy.
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Coronavirus: 'I really worried we might lose PM', Dominic Raab says

The foreign secretary tells the Tory Party conference Covid nearly "took the life" of Boris Johnson.
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Covid-19: Boris Johnson says everyone got 'complacent' over virus

The PM says there was a "fraying of people's discipline and attention to" Covid rules over the summer.
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Brexit: PM and EU president to 'take stock' of trade talks

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen will speak on Saturday as formal post-Brexit negotiations end.
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Spitting Image: The voice of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump

Comedian Matt Forde shows us his impressions of the British prime minister and the US president.
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Covid: UK at 'critical moment' with coronavirus - PM

Boris Johnson says new measures to tackle a rise in virus cases will "take time to feed through".
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Boris Johnson promises to protect 30% of UK's land by 2030

Countries must act now to reverse biodiversity loss, Boris Johnson will tell a UN event later.
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Climate change: GB athletes call for government to prioritise environment after Covid

Hundreds of British athletes and Para-athletes ask Prime Minister Boris Johnson to prioritise the environment in the wake of coronavirus.
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Johnson warns of tougher curbs if UK rules flouted

Boris Johnson says "we must reserve the right to go further" with measures if virus cases keep rising.
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Covid: Boris Johnson calls for 'resolve' to fight coronavirus over winter

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'We've reached a perilous turning point' - UK PM

Boris Johnson says new restrictions being introduced in England could prevent tougher rules later.
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UK sets £10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches

Boris Johnson says the change means people with coronavirus are legally obliged to stay at home.
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UK 'now seeing a second wave' of Covid-19

Boris Johnson says he doesn't want another lockdown - but national measures may need to be tightened.
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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

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