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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, Minister for the Union 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 for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.

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Small towns in Midlands and North will suffer most from Boris Johnson's Brexit trade deal, IFS says

Impact of lost trade on earnings and well-being could be long-lasting
Independent - Published

Sajid Javid warns Boris Johnson against spending splurge after shock resignation and takes swipe at Dominic Cummings

'It would not be right to pass the bill for our day-to-day consumption to our children and grandchildren', former chancellor says
Independent - Published

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Jeremy Corbyn calls Boris Johnson a 'part-time prime minister' during PMQs [Video]Jeremy Corbyn calls Boris Johnson a 'part-time prime minister' during PMQs

Jeremy Corbyn called Boris Johnson a “part-time prime minister”, telling MPs: “The Prime Minister was keen to pose for cameras when there’s a crisis on during the election but he often goes..

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Eustice: PM flood visit would not have made 'any difference' [Video]Eustice: PM flood visit would not have made 'any difference'

George Eustice has defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision not to visit flood-hit areas of the UK, saying it would not have made "any difference at all." The environment secretary added:..

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Sajid Javid takes aim at Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings in resignation statement [Video]Sajid Javid takes aim at Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings in resignation statement

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid giving a personal statement to MPs in the House of Commons, London, following his resignation from the Cabinet. Speaking from the backbenches for the..

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Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street for PMQs [Video]Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street for PMQs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street on Wednesday for PMQs in the House of Commons. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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Boris Johnson holds bilateral talks with Croatian PM [Video]Boris Johnson holds bilateral talks with Croatian PM

Boris Johnson welcomed Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković to 10 Downing Street on Monday for talks aimed at strengthening economic and security ties between the UK and Croatia. Report by..

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Boris Johnson welcomes Croatian PM to 10 Downing Street [Video]Boris Johnson welcomes Croatian PM to 10 Downing Street

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has welcomed his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenković to 10 Downing Street. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter..

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Starmer 'astonished' that PM hasn't visited flood-hit areas [Video]Starmer 'astonished' that PM hasn't visited flood-hit areas

Sir Keir Starmer says he is "astonished" that the prime minister has not visited the flood-hit regions of the UK. The Labour leadership candidate said that Boris Johnson's decision not to hold Cobra..

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Jeremy Corbyn condemns Boris Johnson for failing to visit flood-hit homes [Video]Jeremy Corbyn condemns Boris Johnson for failing to visit flood-hit homes

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised the Prime Minister for failing to visit flood-hit communities, adding an emergency Cobra meeting should also have been called. The Opposition leader spoke to..

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Priti Patel defends PM after being branded 'racist' at Brits [Video]Priti Patel defends PM after being branded 'racist' at Brits

Home Secretary Priti Patel has defended Boris Johnson after rapper Dave called him out as a 'racist Prime Minister' during the Brit Awards last night. Ms Patel said the comments were 'wholly..

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Boris Johnson reaches financial settlement with estranged wife Marina Wheeler [Video]Boris Johnson reaches financial settlement with estranged wife Marina Wheeler

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and estranged wife Marina Wheeler have reached an agreement relating to money following their separation two years ago, a family court judge in London has been told.

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Sabisky's views not shared by Number 10, says Mims Davies [Video]Sabisky's views not shared by Number 10, says Mims Davies

Employment Minister Mims Davies insists Andrew Sabisky's views are not shared by Prime Minister Boris Johnson or the government. She says Mr Sabisky's appointment saw "the wrong person in the wrong..

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Kwarteng: PM 'cares deeply' about areas hit by Storm Dennis [Video]Kwarteng: PM 'cares deeply' about areas hit by Storm Dennis

Business Minister Kwasi Kwarteng says Prime Minister Boris Johnson "cares deeply" about and is "100 per cent engaged" with the areas struggling with flooding after Storm Dennis. Report by Alibhaiz...

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Boris Johnson Canceled Trip To The White House After Trump Hangs Up On Him [Video]Boris Johnson Canceled Trip To The White House After Trump Hangs Up On Him

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson cancelled his trip in March to the U.S. According to Business Insider, the cancellation came after a furious phone call from President Donald Trump. Officials said the..

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Robert Jenrick discusses PM's Cabinet reshuffle [Video]Robert Jenrick discusses PM's Cabinet reshuffle

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government, Robert Jenrick, has reiterated that Boris Johnson is in charge of choosing his team in government. It comes after the prime minister's..

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Boris Johnson's reshuffle: How does his Cabinet look? [Video]Boris Johnson's reshuffle: How does his Cabinet look?

A guide to Boris Johnson's new-look Cabinet after his post-Brexit reshuffle, with Rishi Sunak replacing Sajid Javid as Chancellor.

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Cabinet ministers depart Downing Street after first meeting [Video]Cabinet ministers depart Downing Street after first meeting

Cabinet ministers depart 10 Downing Street after Prime Minister Boris Johnson chaired the first meeting of his new Cabinet, following a reshuffle. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Prime Minister holds first meeting with new-look Cabinet [Video]Prime Minister holds first meeting with new-look Cabinet

Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds his first Cabinet meeting following yesterday's reshuffle. Mr Johnson's reshuffle was dominated by Sajid Javid’s decision to quit Mr Johnson’s top team after he..

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Cabinet meets at Downing Street after Johnson reshuffle [Video]Cabinet meets at Downing Street after Johnson reshuffle

The new-look Cabinet has met at Downing Street for the first time since Boris Johnson's dramatic reshuffle. Rishi Sunak is the biggest promotion now as Chancellor after Sajid Javid quit in a row over..

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Julian Smith ‘not surprised’ by Cabinet reshuffle [Video]Julian Smith ‘not surprised’ by Cabinet reshuffle

Julian Smith, who was sacked yesterday as Northern Ireland secretary, says he is "not surprised" by Boris Johnson's Cabinet reshuffle. The MP for Skipton & Ripon has been replaced by Brandon..

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Prime minister chairs first meeting of his new Cabinet [Video]Prime minister chairs first meeting of his new Cabinet

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chaired the first meeting of his new Cabinet, following a reshuffle which saw Sajid Javid resign as chancellor. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Boris Johnson chairs first meeting of his new Cabinet [Video]Boris Johnson chairs first meeting of his new Cabinet

The Prime Minister chairs the first meeting of his new Cabinet, following a reshuffle which saw Sajid Javid resign as chancellor. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Cabinet ministers arrive at Downing Street for first meeting [Video]Cabinet ministers arrive at Downing Street for first meeting

Cabinet ministers arrive at 10 Downing Street as prime minister Boris Johnson chairs the first meeting of his new Cabinet, following a reshuffle. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Sajid Javid wishes Boris Johnson a happy Valentine's Day [Video]Sajid Javid wishes Boris Johnson a happy Valentine's Day

Sajid Javid has wished Prime Minister Boris Johnson a “happy Valentine’s Day” following his resignation as chancellor. The Prime Minister ordered Mr Javid to fire his closest aides and replace..

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UK's Johnson tightens grip with reshuffle [Video]UK's Johnson tightens grip with reshuffle

Britain's finance minister, Sajid Javid, resigned after Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanded he sack his advisers to replace them with Johnson loyalists. It made waves amid what was meant to be a..

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Boris Johnson news - live: Tories rally to defend MP who exposed himself to woman, as DWP benefits suicides 'cover-up' emerges

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Independent - Published

Boris Johnson warned failure to fulfill Irish border commitments will 'significantly damage' Brexit trade deal chances

Delivering on promises of controls on goods is 'test of good faith' for prime minister, Ireland warns
Independent - Published

Brexit: Michel Barnier warns Boris Johnson that Brussels will not accept trade deal 'at any price'

EU negotiator warns London against 'backtracking' on commitments in withdrawal agreement
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson faces angry backlash from farmers after dismissing post-Brexit food fears as 'mumbo jumbo'

Prime minister told that allowing in 'food which would be illegal to produce here would not only be morally bankrupt, it would be the work of the insane'
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: PM faces outrage over fall in life expectancy linked to austerity, as Tory MP admits to exposing himself in pub

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Independent - Published

Boris Johnson told to take personal charge to reverse shocking fall in life expectancy for UK's poorest since Tory austerity

Professor Michael Marmot tells prime minister to act on 'lost decade' and widening North-South divide – following a century of progress
Independent - Published

Heathrow expansion will wreck Boris Johnson's promises to 'level up' UK, economists warn

Third runway estimated to trigger £43bn GDP shift to London and southeast from poorer regions – ahead of crucial court ruling
Independent - Published

No-deal Brexit threat ramped up as No 10 says Boris Johnson will prioritise a clean break from EU

France warns the EU will not be 'blackmailed' by prime minister's self-imposed deadline for talks
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson has full confidence in his interior minister: spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has full confidence in his interior minister, Priti Patel, and she has a "strong" working relationship with the main domestic intelligence agency MI5, a spokesman..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: 'Livid' Priti Patel demands Home Office leak inquiry amid bullying allegations, as voting opens in Labour leadership contest

Follow all the latest updates from Westminster
Independent - Published

Budget: Boris Johnson's government set to spend more than Labour under Blair, says think tank

Splurge 'will fail to tackle decade of decline caused by Tories,' warns John McDonnell
Independent - Published

Brexit: Business leaders urge Boris Johnson to avoid red tape as UK draws trade battle lines

Senior ministers expected to sign off on the UK's negotiating blueprint on Tuesday
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson 'privately agreed to sell off Channel 4', Tory MPs claim

Prime minister continues to boycott publicly-owned broadcaster over election coverage
Independent - Published

House of Lords bid to derail Boris Johnson plan to extend terror sentences

Peers will also call for more funding for deradicalisation programmes and supervision after release
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson's Brexit team seeks to evade Irish Sea checks on goods: Sunday Times

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit team has been ordered to come up with plans to "get around" the Northern Ireland protocol in the Brexit withdrawal agreement to evade checks on goods..
Reuters - Published

BBC's David Dimbleby attacks 'liar' Boris Johnson and says PM is 'apeing Trump'

'If you're in the glorious moment of supreme power the one thing you don't want is to be held to account', veteran broadcaster says in unaired interview
Independent - Published

Kemi Badenoch: Boris Johnson's new equalities minister abstained from key LGBT+ votes

MP for Saffron Walden missed ballots on marriage equality in Northern Ireland in July 2019
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: Priti Patel hit by new bullying 'pattern' allegations, as music industry attacks Tory immigration plan

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Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson says looking forward to meeting Trump in June

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is looking forward to meeting U.S. President Donald Trump in June, Johnson's office said after reports that an expected meeting between the two leaders in early..
Reuters - Published

Betting odds give 25% probability of Britain's Cummings exiting by April

Betting odds indicate a 25% implied probability of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings leaving Downing Street by the end of March.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: Priti Patel hit by bullying allegations, as Cummings' 'ludicrous' designer babies views emerge amid eugenics storm

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Independent - Published

'Racist' is not a word that should be used lightly, but it is absolutely correct when applied to Boris Johnson

Dave was right to call the prime minister a racist. It's not merely that he's said many racist things, it's that he's declined two decades worth of chances to apologise for them
Independent - Published

Priti Patel says there is 'no such thing' as dabbling in drugs, despite Boris Johnson and other cabinet members having admitted dabbling in drugs

'Why is it one rule for cabinet members and another for my constituents?' asks Labour MP David Lammy
Independent - Published

EU wages 'slide wars' against UK to convince Boris Johnson it will not back down in trade deal row

Brussels hits back after misleading No 10 claim about the 'Canada-style' agreement on offer - as relations deteriorate
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news - live: Tory immigration plan branded 'xenophobic and toxic' as home secretary insists PM not racist after Dave's Brits performance

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Independent - Published

Tory peer Baroness Warsi backs Dave after grime star called Boris Johnson 'racist' during Brits performance

Ex-chairwoman welcomes 'necessary wake-up call' after 'shameful' appointment of No 10 aide Andrew Sabisky
Independent - Published

Andrew Sabisky: Former Boris Johnson aide made offensive comments about sex and women online, reports say

Unearthered posts allege controversial advisor claimed wives should 'submit' to their husband
Independent - Published

Brexit: Michel Barnier rebuffs Boris Johnson's top negotiator over EU trade deal

EU Brexit supremo dismisses idea it would be 'undemocratic' to ask UK to follow Brussels rules
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson offers China president Xi Jinping 'sympathy and support' over coronavirus outbreak

Call comes fortnight after ambassador complained to PM's father about lack of personal message
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson reaches court settlement with estranged wife Marina Wheeler

Judge gives permission for divorce decree application
Independent - Published

British leader's adviser chides critics after aide's resignation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser on Tuesday hit back at "political pundits" who had questioned the appointment of an aide forced to resign over racist remarks.
Reuters - Published

Britons should be able to keep EU citizenship despite Brexit, says Sadiq Khan

Idea would help the 'heartbroken', London mayor says - but Boris Johnson appears to have rejected it
Independent - Published

British PM Johnson's adviser Cummings says: Ignore the ignorant pundits

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, said on Tuesday that people should read more about 'superforecasting' rather than paying attention to ignorant pundits after a..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: Londoners should keep EU citizenship, says Sadiq Khan as no-deal threat dangled by No 10's Brexit negotiator

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

UK PM's adviser quits after backlash over contraception, IQ comments

An adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who had discussed the benefits of forced contraception quit on Monday, saying "media hysteria" about his old online posts meant he had become a..
Reuters - Published

Britain won't heed EU rules to win free trade: PM aide

Britain will not be threatened into following EU rules in the future by talk of economic rifts and is ready to trade with the bloc on basic international terms if needs be, Prime Minister Boris..
Reuters - Published

Britain OK with basic Australia-type trade with EU if free-trade deal impossible: PM aide

Britain is ready to trade with the European Union on basic international terms that the bloc currently follows with Australia if a more ambitious free trade agreement cannot be reached, Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Andrew Sabisky: Controversial Boris Johnson aide resigns

A controversial Downing Street aide who suggested black people were mentally inferior has resigned from his post.
Independent - Published

Britain won't accept EU oversight on fair competition after Brexit, PM's aide to say

Britain will not accept EU supervision of so-called level playing field guarantees of fair competition in any new relationship between the two after Brexit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU advisor,..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson's chief Brexit negotiator fires off warning to EU as trade battle begins in earnest

David Frost's intervention comes as France warns both sides would 'rip each other apart' in trade talks
Independent - Published

Transcript shows Boris Johnson's spokesperson refusing to answer whether PM believes black people are mentally inferior

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Independent - Published

Boris Johnson aide condemned over 'morally repugnant' views on eugenics and racial intelligence

Geneticist Adam Rutherford suggests Andrew Sabisky and Dominic Cummings are 'bewitched' by science they do not understand
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson's office silent as rivals call for adviser to be sacked

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman refused to comment on Monday when asked about the hiring of an adviser who has discussed the benefits of forced contraception and said data showed the..
Reuters - Published

Storm Dennis: Boris Johnson accused of going 'missing in action' over failure to visit flood-hit areas

Prime minister remains at country residence in Kent as operations to deal with flooding under way
Independent - Published

Brexit: Ministers brace for no-deal disruption with £60m plans for motorway barrier

'Kent deserves better than being turned into a car park because of Boris Johnson's reckless unwillingness to take a no-deal off the table,' say Lib Dems
Independent - Published

Indian press delighted at number of British-Indians in UK government after Boris Johnson's reshuffle

Rishi Sunak's appointment as chancellor makes headlines across country
Independent - Published

Pressure piles on Boris Johnson as comments emerge from aide suggesting immigration be tied to 'racial differences in intelligence'

Post under Andrew Sabisky's name suggested 'genetic' basis to differences in IQ
Independent - Published

Downing St refuses to say if Boris Johnson agrees with adviser who suggested black people are mentally inferior and backed compulsory contraception

Number 10 declines opportunity to distance PM from controversial views of Andrew Sabisky, recruited by Dominic Cummings
Independent - Published

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