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#Boris Johnson

# boris-johnson - Sunday 26 June, 2022

Boris Johnson says he plans on being Prime Minister until the 2030s
# Optimist
# Optimist

Boris Johnson says he plans on being Prime Minister until the 2030s

Sun 10:52 AM 26,531 Views 57 Comments

It comes as pressure has been mounting on the PM from across the political divide following the Tories’ stinging double by-election defeat.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 25 June, 2022

Boris Johnson tells Tory plotters: Stop focusing on things I’m meant to have stuffed up
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson tells Tory plotters: Stop focusing on things I’m meant to have stuffed up

Sat 5:07 PM 28,001 Views 27 Comments

The British Prime Minister insisted questions over his leadership were now settled.

# boris-johnson - Friday 24 June, 2022

Do these latest defeats leave Boris Johnson hanging on by a thread?
# Bojo's Mojo
# Bojo's Mojo

Do these latest defeats leave Boris Johnson hanging on by a thread?

Fri 12:37 PM 18,042 Views 19 Comments

The Tories lost two more by-elections last night but what will it mean for the PM?

# boris-johnson - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Johnson ‘full of optimism’ as voting closes in two crucial UK by-elections
# UK By-election
# UK By-election

Johnson ‘full of optimism’ as voting closes in two crucial UK by-elections

Updated Thu 10:06 PM 25,513 Views 25 Comments

The two by-elections, both triggered after the previous Tory MPs resigned due to scandals, are seen as key tests for Boris Johnson’s leadership.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Boris Johnson considered deliberately breaking ministerial code, resigning ethics adviser says
# Lord Geidt
# Lord Geidt

Boris Johnson considered deliberately breaking ministerial code, resigning ethics adviser says

Updated Jun 16th 2022, 12:22 PM 24,883 Views 10 Comments

Christopher Geidt’s letter of resignation has been published.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence
# Opinion
# Opinion

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence

Jun 14th 2022, 11:50 AM 17,748 Views 22 Comments

Expect Johnson to do what he’s always done – pick fights with the EU in a bid to keep power, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.

# boris-johnson - Monday 13 June, 2022

NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?

Jun 13th 2022, 7:10 PM 27,554 Views 43 Comments

The Bill was published this evening.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 9 June, 2022

NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns

Jun 9th 2022, 10:53 PM 19,574 Views 15 Comments

The Sinn Féin vice president said Boris Johnson was motivated solely by holding on to power.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Boris Johnson promises to cut taxes after suffering bruising confidence vote
# Confidence Vote
# Confidence Vote

Boris Johnson promises to cut taxes after suffering bruising confidence vote

Updated Jun 7th 2022, 1:45 PM 35,229 Views 15 Comments

More than 40% of Conservative MPs said they did not have confidence in Boris Johnson’s leadership.

Opinion: Boris Johnson wins confidence vote - but the margin will make him nervous
# Uk Prime Minister
# Uk Prime Minister

Opinion: Boris Johnson wins confidence vote - but the margin will make him nervous

Jun 7th 2022, 8:04 AM 10,828 Views 11 Comments

Johnson won the vote last night, but is now considered weakened as 40% of his own MPs failed to support him.

# boris-johnson - Monday 6 June, 2022

'Not interested in snap elections': Boris Johnson welcomes support of MPs after confidence vote
# Uk Prime Minister
# Uk Prime Minister

'Not interested in snap elections': Boris Johnson welcomes support of MPs after confidence vote

Updated Jun 6th 2022, 8:00 PM 139,783 Views 68 Comments

Boris Johnson had warned Tory MPs against a “pointless fratricidal debate” about the party’s future.

# boris-johnson - Friday 3 June, 2022

Boris Johnson booed outside British queen's jubilee event in London
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson booed outside British queen's jubilee event in London

Jun 3rd 2022, 2:48 PM 38,101 Views 12 Comments

The PM was also heckled and booed as he left the service.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Johnson dismisses claims he is a ‘habitual liar’, insists he will not quit over partygate
# Partygate
# Partygate

Johnson dismisses claims he is a ‘habitual liar’, insists he will not quit over partygate

Jun 1st 2022, 10:00 PM 22,547 Views 19 Comments

He cited ‘huge pressures’ on the economy, the war in Ukraine and his ‘massive agenda which I was elected to deliver’.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Ethics adviser raises questions over Boris Johnson’s Ministerial Code compliance
# Partygate
# Partygate

Ethics adviser raises questions over Boris Johnson’s Ministerial Code compliance

May 31st 2022, 10:35 PM 13,882 Views 11 Comments

Johnson was issued with an FPN over a birthday party in the Cabinet Room in June 2020 at a time when indoor socialising was banned.

# boris-johnson - Monday 30 May, 2022

FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?

May 30th 2022, 4:40 PM 28,537 Views 0 Comments

The Mail on Sunday made the claim yesterday.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Boris Johnson ‘paving the way for increased use of imperial measurements’
# Weighty Subject
# Weighty Subject

Boris Johnson ‘paving the way for increased use of imperial measurements’

Updated May 29th 2022, 1:41 PM 42,709 Views 70 Comments

The Prime Minister reportedly wants to make an announcement on Friday to coincide with Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee celebrations.

# boris-johnson - Friday 27 May, 2022

Boris Johnson faces new calls to resign as Tory MPs say partygate explanations not credible
# Lockdown Parties
# Lockdown Parties

Boris Johnson faces new calls to resign as Tory MPs say partygate explanations not credible

Updated May 27th 2022, 10:20 PM 29,548 Views 13 Comments

The UK Prime Minister refused to directly answer queries about partygate, saying he had already given ‘vintage and exhaustive answers’.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 26 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

May 26th 2022, 9:00 PM 6,225 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Three more Tory MPs call for Boris Johnson to step down after Partygate and Gray report
# Partygate
# Partygate

Three more Tory MPs call for Boris Johnson to step down after Partygate and Gray report

Updated May 26th 2022, 5:30 PM 19,697 Views 13 Comments

The UK Prime Minister has also ‘apologised in person’ to cleaning and security staff who were treated poorly.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Downing Street denies Boris Johnson sought to block release of Sue Gray report
# Partygate
# Partygate

Downing Street denies Boris Johnson sought to block release of Sue Gray report

Updated May 24th 2022, 2:34 PM 21,620 Views 11 Comments

Earlier, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps insisted that Johnson did not believe he was at a lockdown-breaking party.

Troubles legacy bill: Johnson and Tories accused of treating families like 'daft Paddies'
# Legacy Bill
# Legacy Bill

Troubles legacy bill: Johnson and Tories accused of treating families like 'daft Paddies'

May 24th 2022, 12:51 PM 7,495 Views 0 Comments

The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill has been widely criticised.

# boris-johnson - Monday 23 May, 2022

Johnson accused of lying to MPs over images showing him drinking at leaving do
# Partygate
# Partygate

Johnson accused of lying to MPs over images showing him drinking at leaving do

Updated May 23rd 2022, 10:28 PM 82,788 Views 31 Comments

The UK PM is seen raising a glass while surrounded by at least nine people and six bottles of wine during the second lockdown.

# boris-johnson - Friday 20 May, 2022

Boris Johnson insists No 10 will not block names from Sue Gray report
# Partygate
# Partygate

Boris Johnson insists No 10 will not block names from Sue Gray report

Updated May 20th 2022, 3:20 PM 16,437 Views 8 Comments

Johnson said he was ‘very grateful’ for the Met Police’s investigation, which resulted in him being fined once for a lockdown breach.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Boris Johnson faces no further action in 126-fine partygate investigation
# Partygate
# Partygate

Boris Johnson faces no further action in 126-fine partygate investigation

Updated May 19th 2022, 3:12 PM 8,160 Views 7 Comments

Downing Street said the Met Police told the UK Prime Minister he will not get another fine as they closed the investigation.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol

Updated May 17th 2022, 10:25 AM 29,354 Views 35 Comments

Liz Truss is expected to declare her intention to bring forward legislation which rips up parts of the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal.

# boris-johnson - Monday 16 May, 2022

Johnson says plan to unilaterally redraw NI protocol is 'insurance' while 'ironing out problems'
# Across The Irish Sea
# Across The Irish Sea

Johnson says plan to unilaterally redraw NI protocol is 'insurance' while 'ironing out problems'

May 16th 2022, 9:40 PM 53,591 Views 40 Comments
  • Johnson made clear that he did not favour scrapping the Protocol, and instead wanted to secure changes to it.
  • DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said the Prime Minister will be judged on his actions and not his words over the Protocol.
  • Sinn Féin Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill said the Protocol "is here to stay" following a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'
# Russia
# Russia

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'

May 16th 2022, 6:56 PM 63,444 Views 29 Comments

The station had broadcast a simulation of Ireland and the UK being destroyed by a nuclear strike.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 15 May, 2022

DUP wants actions, not words, on protocol, says Donaldson
# Stormont
# Stormont

DUP wants actions, not words, on protocol, says Donaldson

May 15th 2022, 7:48 PM 21,726 Views 30 Comments

Boris Johnson will meet the main Stormont parties tomorrow in a bid to break the deadlock on returning to power-sharing arrangements.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 14 May, 2022

DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says

May 14th 2022, 7:11 PM 15,105 Views 28 Comments

Nobody should be “spooked by the actions of the British government”, McDonald said.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’

Updated May 12th 2022, 6:23 PM 39,773 Views 49 Comments
  • European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic earlier said the UK plans to scrap swathes of the Protocol are "unacceptable".
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed suggestions of any possible escalatory response from the EU as "crazy".
  • DUP MP Sammy Wilson said his party has adopted a wait-and-see approach over what the UK Government will do about the Protocol.
Finland’s leaders say their country must apply for Nato membership 'without delay'
# Sauli Niinisto
# Sauli Niinisto

Finland’s leaders say their country must apply for Nato membership 'without delay'

May 12th 2022, 1:33 PM 16,796 Views 42 Comments

The announcement paves the way for the alliance to expand amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.

London police issue more than 50 additional fines over Partygate scandal
# Partygate
# Partygate

London police issue more than 50 additional fines over Partygate scandal

May 12th 2022, 12:29 PM 8,117 Views 12 Comments

More than 100 referrals in total for fixed penalty notices have now been issued as part of this investigation.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Coveney unsure if UK government interested in working to overcome Northern Ireland problems
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Coveney unsure if UK government interested in working to overcome Northern Ireland problems

Updated May 11th 2022, 8:48 PM 22,926 Views 35 Comments

The foreign affairs minister said the working relationship Ireland and the UK have enjoyed in the past is currently “absent”.

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol

May 11th 2022, 7:35 AM 13,193 Views 14 Comments

It is understood the British Cabinet minister is poised to take further action in the coming weeks if negotiations with the EU continue to stall.

# boris-johnson - Monday 9 May, 2022

Keir Starmer says he'll resign if he is fined for alleged lockdown breaches
# UK
# UK

Keir Starmer says he'll resign if he is fined for alleged lockdown breaches

May 9th 2022, 5:46 PM 19,096 Views 14 Comments

UK police have reopened an investigation into an event Starmer attended in Durham which was dubbed ‘Beer-gate’ by critics.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Tories step up pressure on Keir Starmer over ‘beergate’ row
# Ah Keir
# Ah Keir

Tories step up pressure on Keir Starmer over ‘beergate’ row

May 8th 2022, 8:32 AM 10,936 Views 12 Comments

A leaked memo suggested the beer and curry Starmer had with colleagues during UK coronavirus restrictions was planned in advance.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 7 May, 2022

Boris Johnson accused of putting off voters as Tories down hundreds of council seats
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Boris Johnson accused of putting off voters as Tories down hundreds of council seats

May 7th 2022, 9:28 AM 16,232 Views 7 Comments

Labour celebrated gains but their joy was overshadowed by the announcement of a police probe into whether Keir Starmer broke lockdown rules.

# boris-johnson - Friday 6 May, 2022

Boris Johnson faces backlash from Tories as Conservatives lose key council seats
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Boris Johnson faces backlash from Tories as Conservatives lose key council seats

Updated May 6th 2022, 7:00 PM 33,359 Views 7 Comments

Labour’s Keir Starmer has hailed a ‘turning point’ as the party takes key London authorities from the Conservatives.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Boris Johnson under fire over ‘attacks’ on lawyers contesting Rwanda migrant plan
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson under fire over ‘attacks’ on lawyers contesting Rwanda migrant plan

May 5th 2022, 8:47 PM 16,168 Views 16 Comments

The UK Prime Minister claimed that the proposal could be scuppered by ‘liberal lawyers’.

# boris-johnson - Monday 25 April, 2022

Boris Johnson writes to Angela Rayner to insist ‘Basic Instinct’ claim was not in his name
# Deputy Labour Leader
# Deputy Labour Leader

Boris Johnson writes to Angela Rayner to insist ‘Basic Instinct’ claim was not in his name

Updated Apr 25th 2022, 12:40 PM 57,628 Views 34 Comments

The claims, which were reportedly made by an unnamed Tory MP to the Mail on Sunday, have been widely condemned as sexist.

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