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#Boris Johnson

# boris-johnson - July July 2022

Northern Ireland Secretary resigns as calls continue for Boris Johnson to step down
# Round Two
# Round Two

Northern Ireland Secretary resigns as calls continue for Boris Johnson to step down

Updated Jul 7th 2022, 8:00 AM 40,616 Views 41 Comments
  • Dozens of UK government members have already resigned with demands for the prime minister to do the same.
  • Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis resigned from his post this morning.
  • Six other government members also resigned by 8.30am, signalling discontent that Johnson has not already left office.
As it happened: Embattled Johnson sacks Gove and holds on as PM despite raft of calls to quit
Live Jul 6th 2022, 10:58 PM

As it happened: Embattled Johnson sacks Gove and holds on as PM despite raft of calls to quit

  • A group of senior Cabinet ministers visited Number 10 to call on Johnson to step down.
  • Nearly 40 Conservatives resigned from government posts in less than 24 hours.
  • The prime minister sacked prominent Cabinet member Michael Gove.
From resignations to Russian revelations - the timeline of a sorry 24 hours for Boris Johnson
# Timeline
# Timeline

From resignations to Russian revelations - the timeline of a sorry 24 hours for Boris Johnson

Jul 6th 2022, 5:53 PM 26,977 Views 15 Comments

The UK Prime Minister has been dealt the biggest blow of his premiership in the last 24 hours.

Poll: Do you think Boris Johnson will resign?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Boris Johnson will resign?

Jul 6th 2022, 8:46 AM 47,996 Views 45 Comments

It’s been a tumultuous night for Johnson as Cabinet ministers and other Conservative MPs quit.

Tories call for end of Boris Johnson’s premiership as new Chancellor denies threatening to quit
# Showing The Door
# Showing The Door

Tories call for end of Boris Johnson’s premiership as new Chancellor denies threatening to quit

Updated Jul 6th 2022, 7:40 AM 42,525 Views 26 Comments

Cabinet ministers, MPs and former Tory politicians have issued a slew of criticisms against the British prime minister.

Boris Johnson's leadership in peril as two senior UK ministers resign amid rumbling controversy
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson's leadership in peril as two senior UK ministers resign amid rumbling controversy

Updated Jul 5th 2022, 9:45 PM 73,642 Views 66 Comments
  • Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid have resigned as senior ministers in the UK government.
  • Boris Johnson's leadership now faces a fresh crisis after an apology over his handling of the Chris Pincher row.
  • Pincher resigned last week as deputy chief whip following claims he groped two men at a private members’ club.
'Utterly tragic' if Scottish independence led to 'division' in UK armed forces, Johnson says
# Scotland
# Scotland

'Utterly tragic' if Scottish independence led to 'division' in UK armed forces, Johnson says

Jul 4th 2022, 10:26 PM 27,750 Views 33 Comments

Boris Johnson said a second independence poll is not a priority for the UK government.

Theresa May urges Boris Johnson to ban transgender conversion therapy
# Conversion Therapy
# Conversion Therapy

Theresa May urges Boris Johnson to ban transgender conversion therapy

Jul 1st 2022, 7:16 AM 21,695 Views 0 Comments

The Government has said transgender conversion therapy will not be banned under proposed legislation.

# boris-johnson - June June 2022

Russia summons British ambassador over 'offensive' Putin comments by Boris Johnson
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Russia summons British ambassador over 'offensive' Putin comments by Boris Johnson

Jun 30th 2022, 6:15 PM 30,403 Views 26 Comments

The UK Prime Minister said that Vladimir Putin would not have started the war in Ukraine if he was a woman.

Boris Johnson pledges further £55 billion in UK defence spending amid Russia threat
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson pledges further £55 billion in UK defence spending amid Russia threat

Jun 30th 2022, 3:13 PM 8,598 Views 11 Comments

The British Prime Minister committed to increase defence spending to 2.5% of GDP by the end of the decade.

Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU

Jun 29th 2022, 9:11 AM 20,925 Views 24 Comments

The Fine Gael TD says the latest Tory moves in Westminster show a blatant disregard for the will of the people.

'I cannot support it': Theresa May leads Tory backlash against Johnson's bid to override NI Protocol
# There May Be Trouble Ahead
# There May Be Trouble Ahead

'I cannot support it': Theresa May leads Tory backlash against Johnson's bid to override NI Protocol

Jun 28th 2022, 1:32 PM 36,192 Views 12 Comments

The former prime minister said the legislation to scrap parts of the Protocol is illegal and will diminish the UK’s global reputation.

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

Jun 26th 2022, 10:52 AM 27,307 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 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

Jun 25th 2022, 5:07 PM 28,151 Views 27 Comments

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

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?

Jun 24th 2022, 12:37 PM 18,128 Views 19 Comments

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

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 Jun 23rd 2022, 10:06 PM 25,572 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 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 24,914 Views 10 Comments

Christopher Geidt’s letter of resignation has been published.

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 18,227 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.

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 27,864 Views 43 Comments

The Bill was published this evening.

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 19,699 Views 15 Comments

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

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 35,460 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 11,030 Views 11 Comments

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

'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 140,189 Views 68 Comments

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

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 38,148 Views 12 Comments

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

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 22,577 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 - May 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 13,894 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.

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 29,016 Views 0 Comments

The Mail on Sunday made the claim yesterday.

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 42,746 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 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 29,574 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

May 26th 2022, 9:00 PM 6,250 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 19,717 Views 13 Comments

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

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 21,653 Views 10 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 7,532 Views 0 Comments

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

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 82,987 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 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 16,478 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 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 8,181 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.

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 29,412 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.

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 53,694 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 63,550 Views 30 Comments

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

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 21,772 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.