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Boris Johnson: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, 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 previously 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 and has been associated with both economically and socially liberal policies.

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Brexit: EU 'willing to listen' to Boris Johnson's ideas, says Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk says he "will not cooperate on no deal" ahead of Brexit talks with Boris Johnson on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

G7 news - live: Boris Johnson to meet Trump for first time as PM following president's dramatic outbursts over China trade war

Follow the latest updates as world leaders meet in Biarritz, France
Independent - Published

Videos for Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: Amazon rainforest fires are an 'international crisis' [Video]Boris Johnson: Amazon rainforest fires are an 'international crisis'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed with the French President Emmanuel Macron's assessment that huge wildfires in the Amazon rainforest amount to an 'international crisis'. Mr Johnson said he would..

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Boris Johnson: We want to deliver hot, buttered toast for the patients of this country [Video]Boris Johnson: We want to deliver hot, buttered toast for the patients of this country

Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes a tour of Torbay Hospital near Torquay in South Devon. He serves food to a patient and meets members of staff. It comes as Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith is..

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Watch: Macron says he is 'confident' backstop solution can be found in 30 days [Video]Watch: Macron says he is 'confident' backstop solution can be found in 30 days

French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson talk during Johnson's first official visit to France.

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Boris Johnson poses with foot on table at Elysee Palace [Video]Boris Johnson poses with foot on table at Elysee Palace

Boris Johnson has posed with his foot on a table at Elysee Palace during a meeting with the French President. In the meeting, Emmanuel Macron told the Prime Minister the EU will not tear up Theresa..

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Macron meets Johnson, while Pound recovers slightly on backstop hopes [Video]Macron meets Johnson, while Pound recovers slightly on backstop hopes

French President Emmanuel Macron warns Prime Minister Boris Johnson there isn't enough time to negotiate a whole new Brexit deal, while Angela Merkel's comments that she has not given Britain 30 days..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Macron warns Johnson not to expect major changes to Brexit deal [Video]Macron warns Johnson not to expect major changes to Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has met Emmanuel Macron in Paris to discuss the Brexit deadlock between the UK and the EU. Mr Macron has refused to budge on the Irish backstop agreement, but Mr Johnson..

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Brexit: UK's Boris Johnson in Europe to lobby leaders [Video]Brexit: UK's Boris Johnson in Europe to lobby leaders

Mixed messages from Germany and France as UK Prime Minister Johnson lobbies leaders on no-deal exit from the EU.

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Johnson struggles with Merkel's name [Video]Johnson struggles with Merkel's name

During a joint news conference in Berlin, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday seemed to have a hard time pronouncing the first name of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Rough Cut (no..

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Watch: Merkel sees 'possibilities' for Brexit compromise with Johnson [Video]Watch: Merkel sees 'possibilities' for Brexit compromise with Johnson

The German Chancellor wants to her Britain's proposals for an alternative to the backstop in a possible sign of compromise with Boris Johnson.

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Boris Johnson: We must lose the backstop to make a Brexit deal [Video]Boris Johnson: We must lose the backstop to make a Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells his German counterpart Angela Merkel and assembled members of the press that the Irish backstop arrangements must be dropped from any proposed Brexit deal with the..

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson [Video]German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Boris Johnson is heading to Berlin and Paris to "see if there's movement" on the European side in an effort to break the..

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Alastair Campbell: I don't know if Dominic Cummings believed in Brexit [Video]Alastair Campbell: I don't know if Dominic Cummings believed in Brexit

Former Downing Street Director of Communications Alastair Campbell talks to writer James Graham at the 2019 Edinburgh TV Festival. Campbell discussed Graham's drama Brexit: The Uncivil War and his take..

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G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit [Video]G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit

Brexit Britain's overtures to U.S. President Donald Trump risk complicating the search for common ground this weekend at a G7 summit overshadowed by a trans-Atlantic rift over trade, Iran and climate..

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Johnson told EU is united over Brexit stance [Video]Johnson told EU is united over Brexit stance

The European Union has restated its "single united position" over Brexit as Boris Johnson prepares for talks with the leaders of its most influential nations. The Prime Minister is set to meet German..

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Who is Carrie Symonds? [Video]Who is Carrie Symonds?

Boris Johnson’s girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, has been barred from visiting the US. She had applied for permission to go to the US as part of her job with environmental group Oceana but the request was..

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Does ditching the Irish backstop threaten the Good Friday Agreement? #TheCube [Video]Does ditching the Irish backstop threaten the Good Friday Agreement? #TheCube

In light of Boris Johnson's proposal to ditch the Irish backstop, we’re taking a look at the Good Friday Agreement and how it could be affected.

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Boris Johnson vows to enter EU talks 'with a lot of oomph' despite backstop differences [Video]Boris Johnson vows to enter EU talks 'with a lot of oomph' despite backstop differences

The Prime Minister has said he will enter talks with EU leaders "with a lot of oomph" as differences between the UK and EU's position over the Withdrawal Agreement remain. Boris Johnson is due to meet..

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Jeremy Corbyn tells PM to 'wise up' on Brexit [Video]Jeremy Corbyn tells PM to 'wise up' on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn has called for Boris Johnson to get an extension to stay in the European Union, saying Labour will argue for Remain if it comes to a choice between a no-deal Brexit and staying in the..

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Ireland officials reject British calls to renegotiate Brexit [Video]Ireland officials reject British calls to renegotiate Brexit

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted a new way must be found to keep the Irish border open, but still can not say what that plan may be.

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Johnson to EU: Let's replace Irish backstop with alternative Brexit pledge [Video]Johnson to EU: Let's replace Irish backstop with alternative Brexit pledge

Boris Johnson launched his attempt to reopen Brexit negotiations, writing to Donald Tusk seeking the removal of the Irish backstop.

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Johnson, Corbyn sing different tunes on Brexit [Video]Johnson, Corbyn sing different tunes on Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday (August 19) called on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit, cautioning that the United Kingdom would be ready to leave the European Union without a..

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Jeremy Corbyn urges general election to solve Brexit 'crisis' [Video]Jeremy Corbyn urges general election to solve Brexit 'crisis'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn makes a speech to party members and media at Pen Green Children's Centre in Corby, Northamptonshire. In the speech he talks about the Brexit 'crisis', the country being on a..

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Boris Johnson still confident of agreeing a deal with EU [Video]Boris Johnson still confident of agreeing a deal with EU

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is still confident of agreeing a deal with the European Union despite increased preparations for a no-deal exit. Mr Johnson spoke during a visit to the Royal..

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Leaked Brexit documents show 'worst case scenario' [Video]Leaked Brexit documents show 'worst case scenario'

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times. But ministers say..

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Carrie Symonds attends environmental event [Video]Carrie Symonds attends environmental event

Boris Johnson's partner Carrie Symonds has arrived at an environmental event known as the "birdwatchers' Glastonbury", where she is expected to speak publicly for the first time since moving into..

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Boris Johnson and Donald Trump speak ahead of G7 meeting

The leaders will meet one-on-one on Sunday morning with a post-Brexit trade deal set to be discussed.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson lobbying Trump to help land top IMF job for George Osborne

The former chancellor is a long-shot for the job, after the EU selected a Bulgarian economist as its choice
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson gives cash boost for research into flying taxis and delivery drones

Innovators offered the chance to bid for £300 million of government and industry cash
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson warned not to push Britain into 'Trump first' Brexit

The prime minister meets the US president at the G7 meeting of world leaders in Biarritz this weekend
Independent - Published

'Brutal' border policies in Calais condemned after surge in attempted Channel crossings

Boris Johnson warns migrants attempting to cross to UK will be 'sent back'
Independent - Published

Dutch PM Rutte: no easy alternative for Irish backstop

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday said he would be willing to listen to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's alternative plans for the Irish backstop, but said there is no easy solution.
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson says Britain will send back migrants who cross channel illegally

Britain will send back migrants who illegally try to cross the channel from France, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

UK PM deeply concerned about Amazon rainforest fires

Britain is deeply concerned about fires in the Amazon rainforest and Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the G7 summit to call for a renewed focus on protecting nature, his office said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Labour accuses UK of 'cosying up' to right-wing Brazilian government as Amazon fires continue to rage

Jeremy Corbyn urges Boris Johnson to tell president Jair Bolsonaro that the 'reckless destruction' of rainforests must stop
Independent - Published

Britain unlikely to change Iran stance at G7 despite Trump meeting

Britain is unlikely to alter its approach on Iran despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson meeting U.S. President Donald Trump, as the 2015 deal remains the best way to ensure Tehran does not get nuclear..
Reuters - Published

Le Brexit breakthrough? Europe says 'Nein', 'non', 'no'

After sterling soared and some British newspapers roared at a supposed Brexit victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Europe's power brokers had a more sobering message: the basic divorce deal is not..
Reuters - Published

EU position on Brexit remains unified: Commission

The European Union remains unified on Brexit, a spokeswoman for the bloc's executive said on Friday, after reports in some UK newspapers suggested British Prime Minister Boris Johnson might have..
Reuters - Published

Senior Tory says Dominic Cummings should have been prevented from becoming Boris Johnson's top adviser

Damian Collins calls for 'real-world sanctions' for those who defy MPs.
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news - live: Tory rebels 'trying to plot Brexit delay with EU' as Conservative MP turns fire on Dominic Cummings

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Did Boris Johnson put his foot in it in talks with Macron?

The prime minister has been criticised for putting his foot on a table in front of Emmanuel Macron.
BBC News - Published

UK's Boris Johnson puts his feet up in Macron's palace

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may have taken a month to embark on his first trip abroad, but he was quick to make himself at home in President Emmanuel Macron's gilded palace, putting his feet..
Reuters - Published

Brexit news - LIVE: Macron tells Boris Johnson backstop is 'indispensable' and says new Withdrawal Agreement 'cannot be found within 30 days'

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Explainer: What is the Brexit backstop alternative paper British PM praised?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson referred for the second successive day on Thursday to "an excellent paper" endorsed by pro-Brexit members of parliament proposing alternatives to replace the..
Reuters - Published

Britain-EU talks must respect single market integrity, Irish stability: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Boris Johnson held constructive talks on Thursday and agreed that exchanges between Britain and the European Union in search of a Brexit deal should..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson could 'declare no confidence in himself' to force no-deal Brexit, ex-Tory warns

Nick Boles fears ruse is way to suspend parliament for general election – to be held after UK has crashed out of EU
Independent - Published

Too late for new Brexit deal, France's Macron tells Johnson

French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain's Brexit divorce deal before an Oct. 31 deadline.
Reuters - Published

Emmanuel Macron is refusing to take the blame for Boris Johnson's lies – but that doesn't mean they'll stop

The prime minister is using his trip to Europe to be blatantly dishonest about the Northern Irish border. No one believes what he's saying, but he knows it doesn't matter
Independent - Published

Brexit: Labour must 'seriously consider' backing alternative caretaker PM to prevent no-deal if Corbyn fails, says frontbencher

Labour leader wants other opposition parties to install him in No10 after no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson
Independent - Published

France's Macron tells Johnson: not enough time for a new Brexit deal

French President Emmanuel Macron firmly told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to negotiate a wholly new Brexit divorce deal.
Reuters - Published

Emmanuel Macron dismisses Boris Johnson's hopes of new Brexit deal in 30 days

Emmanuel Macron has dashed Boris Johnson's hopes of negotiating a new Brexit deal, warning that any possible agreement would look similar to the existing one struck by his predecessor.
Independent - Published

Highlights: British PM Johnson on Brexit at meeting with Macron

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday. Following are key Johnson quotes when he spoke alongside Macron just after his arrival:
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson in Paris: we will not set up border checks in Ireland

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that under no circumstances would the United Kingdom set up border checks on the boundary between EU member Ireland and the British region of..
Reuters - Published

France's Macron to Johnson: Britain's destiny is your choice alone

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday told Prime Minister Boris Johnson that it was for him to choose Britain's destiny and that while a no-deal scenario was not the European Union's wish, the..
Reuters - Published

Setting stern tone, France's Macron to spar with Britain's Johnson on Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Thursday try to convince France to reopen Brexit negotiations less than a day after President Emmanuel Macron bluntly ruled out any further talks on the..
Reuters - Published

'We want detail,' senior EU official tells Brexit Britain

The European Union is awaiting detailed proposals from London on Brexit, a senior official in Brussels said, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pursued efforts to persuade the bloc's leaders to..
Reuters - Published

British PM Johnson faces tough Brexit lunch with Macron

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Thursday try to convince France to reopen Brexit negotiations less than a day after President Emmanuel Macron bluntly ruled out any further talks on the..
Reuters - Published

'Up to the last second': Macron says UK can still revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit

French president says 'not an option' to reopen withdrawal agreement ahead of first meeting with Boris Johnson
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news - live: Macron says UK faces 'historic vassalisation' in withering assessment of country's Brexit future ahead of PM's Paris trip

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Brexit: Boris Johnson warned US trade deal 'highly unlikely' if Ireland has hard border

'We strongly oppose any unravelling of the historic treaty or a return of a physical border on the island of Ireland under any circumstances,' group in US Congress says
Independent - Published

It took Boris Johnson thirty seconds to try to get Angela Merkel to take the blame for his own failings. It didn't work.

Johnson came to Berlin to demand the impossible and state the palpably untrue. No one swallowed a word of it
Independent - Published

Merkel: With imagination, Irish 'backstop' issue can be solved in 30 days

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Wednesday that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the sticking point of the Irish backstop in the next 30 days, a possible signal she is willing to..
Reuters - Published

Germany's Merkel gives Britain 30 days to find last-minute Brexit solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday gave Britain 30 days to come up with an alternative solution to the contested Irish border backstop, opening up the possibility of what Prime Minister Boris..
Reuters - Published

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