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# Boris Johnson

Last year
# 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.
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 negotiator 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.
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.
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.
# BYe Bye Boris
Boris Johnson resignation is 'opportunity' to restore partnership on NI, says Taoiseach
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said that Johnson “will not be missed”.
# stepping down
Boris Johnson to resign, but will remain as UK Prime Minister until new Tory leader is in place
It comes after over 50 Government members resigned and called for Johnson to step down.
# Round Two
Northern Ireland Secretary resigns as calls continue for Boris Johnson to step down
Dozens of UK government members have already resigned with demands for the prime minister to do the same.
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.
Embattled Johnson sacks Gove and holds on as PM despite raft of calls to quit
A defiant Johnson is refusing to step down.
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.
# timeline
From resignations to Russian revelations - the timeline of a sorry 24 hours for Boris Johnson
The UK Prime Minister has been dealt the biggest blow of his premiership in the last 24 hours.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Boris Johnson will resign?
It’s been a tumultuous night for Johnson as Cabinet ministers and other Conservative MPs quit.
# Showing the door
Tories call for end of Boris Johnson’s premiership as new Chancellor denies threatening to quit
Cabinet ministers, MPs and former Tory politicians have issued a slew of criticisms against the British prime minister.
# UK
Boris Johnson's leadership in peril as two senior UK ministers resign amid rumbling controversy
Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid have stepped down from their ministerial posts while several Tory MPs resigned from other roles.
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.
# Scotland
'Utterly tragic' if Scottish independence led to 'division' in UK armed forces, Johnson says
Boris Johnson said a second independence poll is not a priority for the UK government.
# Conversion Therapy
Theresa May urges Boris Johnson to ban transgender conversion therapy
The Government has said transgender conversion therapy will not be banned under proposed legislation.
# russian invasion
Russia summons British ambassador over 'offensive' Putin comments by Boris Johnson
The UK Prime Minister said that Vladimir Putin would not have started the war in Ukraine if he was a woman.
# UK
Boris Johnson pledges further £55 billion in UK defence spending amid Russia threat
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
The Fine Gael TD says the latest Tory moves in Westminster show a blatant disregard for the will of the people.
# there may be trouble ahead
'I cannot support it': Theresa May leads Tory backlash against Johnson's bid to override NI Protocol
The former prime minister said the legislation to scrap parts of the Protocol is illegal and will diminish the UK’s global reputation.
# optimist
Boris Johnson says he plans on being Prime Minister until the 2030s
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
Boris Johnson tells Tory plotters: Stop focusing on things I’m meant to have stuffed up
The British Prime Minister insisted questions over his leadership were now settled.
# bojo's mojo
Do these latest defeats leave Boris Johnson hanging on by a thread?
The Tories lost two more by-elections last night but what will it mean for the PM?
# UK by-election
Johnson ‘full of optimism’ as voting closes in two crucial UK by-elections
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.
# lord geidt
Boris Johnson considered deliberately breaking ministerial code, resigning ethics adviser says
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
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.
# The protocol
NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?
The Bill was published this evening.
# Northern Ireland
NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns
The Sinn Féin vice president said Boris Johnson was motivated solely by holding on to power.
# Confidence Vote
Boris Johnson promises to cut taxes after suffering bruising confidence vote
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
Johnson won the vote last night, but is now considered weakened as 40% of his own MPs failed to support him.
# uk prime minister
'Not interested in snap elections': Boris Johnson welcomes support of MPs after confidence vote
Boris Johnson had warned Tory MPs against a “pointless fratricidal debate” about the party’s future.
# UK
Boris Johnson booed outside British queen's jubilee event in London
The PM was also heckled and booed as he left the service.
# Partygate
Johnson dismisses claims he is a ‘habitual liar’, insists he will not quit over partygate

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