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# Boris Johnson

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# Russia
Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'
The station had broadcast a simulation of Ireland and the UK being destroyed by a nuclear strike.
# Stormont
DUP wants actions, not words, on protocol, says Donaldson
Boris Johnson will meet the main Stormont parties tomorrow in a bid to break the deadlock on returning to power-sharing arrangements.
# Sinn Féin
DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says
Nobody should be “spooked by the actions of the British government”, McDonald said.
# Northern Ireland
Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’
Boris Johnson said the DUP would not join a powersharing agreement until changes have been made to the Brexit treaty.
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.
Coveney unsure if UK government interested in working to overcome Northern Ireland problems
Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Sauli Niinisto
Finland’s leaders say their country must apply for Nato membership 'without delay'
The announcement paves the way for the alliance to expand amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.
# Partygate
London police issue more than 50 additional fines over Partygate scandal
More than 100 referrals in total for fixed penalty notices have now been issued as part of this investigation.
# The protocol
Coveney unsure if UK government interested in working to overcome Northern Ireland problems
The foreign affairs minister said the working relationship Ireland and the UK have enjoyed in the past is currently “absent”.
# Brexit
Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
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.
# UK
Keir Starmer says he'll resign if he is fined for alleged lockdown breaches
UK police have reopened an investigation into an event Starmer attended in Durham which was dubbed ‘Beer-gate’ by critics.
# Ah Keir
Tories step up pressure on Keir Starmer over ‘beergate’ row
A leaked memo suggested the beer and curry Starmer had with colleagues during UK coronavirus restrictions was planned in advance.
# Local Elections
Boris Johnson accused of putting off voters as Tories down hundreds of council seats
Labour celebrated gains but their joy was overshadowed by the announcement of a police probe into whether Keir Starmer broke lockdown rules.
# Local Elections
Boris Johnson faces backlash from Tories as Conservatives lose key council seats
Labour’s Keir Starmer has hailed a ‘turning point’ as the party takes key London authorities from the Conservatives.
# UK
Boris Johnson under fire over ‘attacks’ on lawyers contesting Rwanda migrant plan
The UK Prime Minister claimed that the proposal could be scuppered by ‘liberal lawyers’.
# deputy labour leader
Boris Johnson writes to Angela Rayner to insist ‘Basic Instinct’ claim was not in his name
The claims, which were reportedly made by an unnamed Tory MP to the Mail on Sunday, have been widely condemned as sexist.
# Immigration
Rwanda president says UK asylum seeker deal 'not trading in humans'
The agreement has attracted criticism from rights groups, opposition figures in Britain and Rwanda, and the United Nations.
# Partygate
Boris Johnson will face parliamentary investigation as senior Tory says 'the gig's up' for the PM
Last week, Boris Johnson became the first UK leader to be fined for breaking the law for a June 2020 birthday party.
# Partygate
Tories whipped to delay vote on probe into whether Boris Johnson misled Parliament
The UK Government says the deferral will allow MPs ‘to have all the facts at their disposal’ when they make a decision.
# Under Pressure
Johnson makes another 'humble' apology as ex-Tory chief whip calls on him to quit
Johnson says that previous comments he made in the House of Commons were “a mistake”.
# Ukraine
Russia bans Boris Johnson from the country
Moscow said the move is in response to the UK’s “unbridled information and political campaign aimed at isolating Russia internationally”.
# Priti Patel
UK's asylum seeker deal with Rwanda not comparable with Australia’s policy, Home Secretary says
Boris Johnson’s government has announced a new policy that will see asylum seekers sent to Rwanda for processing.
# Downing Street
New blow for Boris Johnson as justice minister quits over Downing Street partygate breaches
David Wolfson said there had been a “breach of the criminal law” at No 10.
# Partygate
Snap poll indicates 57% believe Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak should resign
Boris Johnson was fined over attending a gathering to mark his 56th birthday at No 10, at which he was ‘ambushed’ with a cake.
# Partygate
Partygate: Boris Johnson pays fine and admits wrongful birthday gathering but defies calls to resign
Opposition parties have called for both Johnson and Rishi to resign.
# Debate
Boris Johnson says transgender women should not compete in women’s sport
The UCI prevented transgender cyclist Emily Bridges from competing in a women’s category last weekend.
# UK
Boris Johnson drops plans to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy
The move was condemned by opposition parties.
# Brussels Summit
Boris Johnson targets Putin’s ‘private army’ with new sanctions amid plea to allies
The UK Prime Minister is using a NATO emergency summit in Brussels today to commit to a new package to shore up Ukrainian defences.
# UK
Boris Johnson under fire for comparing Ukraine fighting Russian invasion to UK's Brexit vote
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey said the UK Prime Minister “is a national embarrassment”.
# Saudi Arabia
Boris Johnson meets with Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman
Johnson is one of the few Western leaders to visit Riyadh since the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
# Homeward Bound
British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has left Iran and will return to UK today
Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained since 2016.
# Boris
Boris Johnson faces new scrutiny over Russian lord
Longstanding speculation about Johnson’s friendship with newspaper baron Evgeny Lebedev has revived since Russia invaded Ukraine.
# France
Emmanuel Macron lashes UK for not doing enough for Ukraine’s refugees
The French president criticised Boris Johnson’s Government over a policy which requires visa applications to be made in person in Brussels or Paris.
# No-Fly Zone
Ukrainian issues emotional plea to Boris Johnson for no-fly zone to prevent Russian bombing
Journalist Daria Kaleniuk told Boris Johnson in Warsaw that he must do more to protect civilians in Ukraine.
# russian sanctions
Details of Boris Johnson’s ‘largest and most severe’ sanctions against Russia unveiled
The package includes an intention to impose an asset freeze on all major Russian banks.
# Partygate
Boris Johnson refuses to commit to resigning if found to have broken the law
Johnson handed a legal questionnaire to police on Friday regarding claims that lockdown-busting parties were held in Downing Street.
# false flag
Johnson fears Russian ‘false flag’ action to discredit Ukraine ahead of invasion
Boris Johnson said he feared more violence following the shelling of a nursery school in clashes between Ukraine and Moscow-backed separatists.
# Downing Street
UK police send Boris Johnson legal questionnaire in No 10 'partygate' probe
Downing Street said the Prime Minister will ‘respond as required’.
# Downing Street parties
Boris Johnson refutes former PM's assertion that he has damaged the UK's reputation
John Major said ministers being sent to “defend the indefensible” made the Government look “distinctly shifty”.
# savile slur
Labour's Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of inciting mob with violent fascist conspiracy theory
Starmer said the UK Prime Minister had used a ‘deliberate slur without any basis in fact’.
# champagne problems
Detectives investigating No 10 parties to start contacting people believed to have taken part
The Mirror earlier published a photo showing the Prime Minister near a prosecco bottle during a Christmas quiz.
# Living With Covid
Boris Johnson signals end to self-isolation rules in England as part of ‘living with Covid’
He said the legal requirement to self-isolate for positive cases of Covid-19 is expected to end later this month.