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# Boris Johnson

This week
29th January 2023 - 3rd February 2023
# missile threats
Johnson says Putin threatened him with missile strike during phonecall before Ukraine invasion
The Kremlin has disputed the claim, saying there was “no threats with missiles” during the conversation.
Last year
2022
# State Papers
Young Boris Johnson argued for 'hard egg' approach to dealing with the IRA after Canary Wharf
Documents released to the National Archives show a conversation between Johnson and an Irish Government press officer.
# no 10
Boris Johnson ally Nadine Dorries claims ex-PM ‘will be back’ one day
The former UK culture minister said Boris Johnson threw a ‘successful’ party to thank his supporters after he bowed out of the race to replace Liz Truss.
# BBC
BBC News presenter Martine Croxall taken off air amid bias claims
It’s due to claims Croxall showed bias after Boris Johnson pulled out of the Tory leadership contest.
# Tory leadership
Rishi Sunak could be named UK PM as soon as this afternoon in wake of Johnson withdrawal
Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt face off in the race for No 10 after ex-PM said it is ‘not the right time’ for him to stand.
Boris Johnson pulled out of the leadership race dramatically last night.
Sunak has over 140 public declarations while leadership rival Penny Mordaunt has fewer than 30.
Nominations for the leadership will close at 2pm today.
Truss has quit - so what happens now and who might take over?
Labour leader Keir Starmer calls for a general election 'now' after Liz Truss resigns as PM
# uk's next pm
Boris Johnson drops out of race to become UK Prime Minister, leaving Sunak as clear favourite
“You can’t govern effectively unless you have a united party in Parliament,” Johnson said tonight.
# leadership contest
Boris Johnson jets back to UK as Tories split on his expected leadership bid
Johnson cut short a luxury stay in the Dominican Republic to join the seemingly three-person race to replace Liz Truss.
# no 10
Sunak collects 100 Tory nominations as Mordaunt announces bid and three ministers back Johnson
Who will emerge as the top candidate to be the UK’s next prime minister?
Voices
Brian Rowan: Truss' resignation and Conservative chaos spell disaster for Northern Ireland
The former BBC correspondent says the ongoing chaos in London means Stormont is again forgotten.
# 10 downing street
And they’re off: Who will win the race to be the next British prime minister?
Boris Johnson is said to be flying back to the UK amid rumours of a comeback.
# now what
Truss has quit - so what happens now and who might take over?
Rishi Sunak? Penny Mordaunt? … Boris Johnson?
# Downing Street
Liz Truss officially Prime Minister after meeting with Britain's Queen Elizabeth
The handover of power from Boris Johnson to Liz Truss is taking place at the queen’s Balmoral estate.
# Downing Street
Minister and No 10 aide face accusations of sexual misconduct
Sky News has reported the allegations of two women.
# NEW LEADER
Sunak and Truss make final leadership pitches amid cost-of-living support hints
Voting in the Tory leadership contest closes at 5pm on Friday and the winner will be announced on Monday.
# Raid
Video appears to capture Boris Johnson taking part and speaking to man during police raid
Johnson appears to ask the man in the property how he is doing.
# Comeback Kid
Boris Johnson evades questions when asked about potential return to politics
A Tory former leadership rival and critic of the Prime Minister has warned Boris Johnson could try and make a comeback.
# dominic cummings
Emily Maitlis says BBC ‘sought to pacify’ Number 10 over Newsnight monologue
Maitlis left the BBC earlier this year and said the media was often guilty of “normalising” populist views in the name of balance.
# Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Boris Johnson only PM I’ve worked with who has disgraced the office – Sturgeon
Appearing at a panel event at the Edinburgh Fringe on Saturday, Ms Sturgeon tackled a number of issues.
Voices
Neale Richmond: We owe it to our friends in the UK to call out their bad behaviour
The Fine Gael TD says the government here owe it to the people to hold firm as UK politics continues to face upheaval.
Voices
Opinion: Boris has left his party with a tough choice - a leader to the right or hard right
Peter Flanagan says the new leader of Britain will be decided by a small number of people and the choice isn’t great.
# Tories
Tory petition resisting Johnson's resignation as 'Boris bus' may protest leader debates
There may be a “Boris bus” to bring supporters to protest at hustings for the leadership race to choose Johnson’s successor.
# Tory leadership
Sunak labels himself the underdog as ‘forces that be’ back Liz Truss
The ex-chancellor used a speech in Grantham, the birthplace of Margaret Thatcher, to kick-start his campaign for the Tory leadership.
# terminated
Boris Johnson signs off his final PMQs with ‘Hasta la vista, baby’
The Prime Minister claimed it was ‘mission largely accomplished’ during his three years in office.
# Confidence Vote
Boris Johnson wins late night confidence vote after bruising Commons debate
The UK Prime Minister is now expected to continue in his role for the next seven weeks.
# chequered out
Boris Johnson accused of ‘checking out’ from No 10 amid heatwave emergency
The Prime Minister took a ‘joyride’ in a Typhoon fighter jet and held a party at Chequers while colleagues held emergency meetings.
# Downing Street
Candidates clash in first UK Tory leadership TV debate
The candidates had varying answers when asked if Boris Johnson was honest.
# motion
Johnson Government tables confidence motion in itself after blocking Labour bid
Johnson is expected to open the debate due to take place on Monday.
# UK Politics
Eight go forward into first round of voting in the Tory leadership race
Prominent Boris Johnson loyalists backed Liz Truss in move to prevent Rishi Sunak entering No 10.
Voices
Opinion: As Boris departs, the British public should ask the Conservatives 'what took you so long?'
Cabinet members and Conservative backbenchers stuck with Johnson while the public cried for him to leave, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.
# Leadership Race
Nine Tories vie for leadership in contest for Johnson’s successor
Former health secretaries Jeremy Hunt and Sajid Javid have both pledged to slash corporation tax in their bids.
# westminster
Call for investigation into claims Johnson lobbied for job for young woman in abuse of power
Eight Tories have so far put themselves forward to replace Johnson as prime minister.
# Tory leadership race
Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi announces ambition to be next British prime minister
The former education secretary becomes the third serving Government minister to kick off their campaign for the Tory leadership.
# Leadership Race
Ben Wallace rules himself out of Tory leadership race as contest heats up
Former equalities minister Kemi Badenoch is the latest to throw her hat into the ring.
# Brexit
Coveney: NI Protocol legislation may be 'put off' following Johnson's resignation
The Minister for Foreign Affairs said the issue may not be debated until after parliament’s recess.
# British-Irish Council
Taoiseach regrets 'lacking' UK-EU partnership on Protocol as he attends summit in Guernsey
Developments in Westminster will be on the agenda as they discuss the political situation in each nation.
# Front Pages
British papers tell Boris Johnson that 'leave means leave'
The story dominates the front pages of the UK papers this morning.
Voices
Brian Rowan: Boris Johnson's damage to Northern Ireland cannot be easily repaired
The former BBC correspondent says the soon-to-be ex-PM has left in Northern Irish politics in chaos.
# Runners and Riders
Who is in the running to replace Boris Johnson as British prime minister?
Some potential contenders have already made their ambitions clear, while others are yet to announce their candidacy.
AS IT HAPPENED
Boris Johnson steps down as PM but questions turn to when he'll be replaced
Johnson appointed a new Cabinet to serve during the handover today.
'Them's the breaks': Johnson announces resignation
Johnson appoints new ministers for caretaker Cabinet
Labour leader Keir Starmer says his party will call a vote of confidence if Johnson stays on "for months and months"
# Leadership Race
Johnson resignation: How will the next Tory leader be selected?
There is set to be a crowded field of Tory MPs in the upcoming leadership contest.