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# Prime Minister

This year
Sunak refuses to say if he has private healthcare amid NHS queue crisis
The UK Prime Minister said his own health provisions was a ‘distraction from what the real issue is’.
Last year
# The economy stupid
First full day on the job: Rishi Sunak to face Prime Minister's Questions - and his own Cabinet
The economy, Ukraine and his own party’s internal politics are big ticket items on his agenda.
# Number 10
Sunak to become UK Prime Minister tomorrow morning
The UK’s monarch will invite the newly elected prime minister to form a government tomorrow
# Number 10
Who is the UK's new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak?
Sunak will now have to unite a divided party that has seen huge blows in opinion polls
# Tories
Could Boris Johnson make a comeback to Downing Street?
How quickly can 356 MPS forget Party-gate, Pincher-gate and the rest?
# UK Economy
Stability of UK economy in Ireland’s interest, says finance minister
Paschal Donohoe said he hopes close cooperation between the two countries can resume with a new UK prime minister.
# 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.
# uk general election
Labour leader Keir Starmer calls for a general election 'now' after Liz Truss resigns as PM
‘The Conservative Party has shown it no longer has a mandate to govern,’ said Keir Starmer.
# Cost of Living
Liz Truss to cap household energy bills at £2,500 and lift fracking ban
Reports suggest the plan could cost up to £150 billion, surpassing Britain’s Covid-era furlough jobs support scheme.
# 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.
Liz Truss beats Rishi Sunak to win Conservative leadership race
The new leader of the UK’s Conservative party has been confirmed.
# Leadership Race
Liz Truss pledges to cut taxes 'immediately' if she wins Tory leadership race
Rishi Sunak said the cuts would not help the most vulnerable amid the worsening cost-of-living crisis.
# Italy
Italy's president refuses prime minister Mario Draghi's resignation amid coalition chaos
The political crisis could trigger snap elections.
# Kabul
Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’
Boris Johnson has been accused of lying after leaked emails contradicted his stance of denying his involvement.
# Coronavirus
No 10 apologises to Buckingham Palace for parties on eve of Prince Philip’s funeral
Reports suggest senior official Sue Gray could censure PM following inquiry.
All time
# hugging is back
Boris Johnson calls for ‘heavy dose of caution’ as England's lockdown eases, but variant spreads
Hugs and other physical contact between households are permitted for the first time since restrictions began more than a year ago.
# West Belfast
Police blast rioters with water cannon as violence flares again in Northern Ireland
Stones and fireworks were thrown at police by gangs of youths in west Belfast this evening.
# Allegations
Boris Johnson acted with ‘honesty and integrity’ amid Jennifer Arcuri claims, Downing Street says
Arcuri has made fresh allegations that she and Johnson had a four-year romantic relationship when he was mayor.
# Prime Minister
Giuseppe Conte resigns as Italy's Prime Minister - so what's next?
Conte will remain as a caretaker Prime Minister and will try to form a new government.
# Viktor Orban
Hungarian parliament votes to redefine meaning of 'family' - which bars same-sex couples from adopting
Bans on changing your gender, or teaching third-level gender-studies courses are place in Hungary.
# Icon
Prime Minister urged not to deny Lewis Hamilton a knighthood over tax status
Motorsport UK chairman David Richards points to the seven-time world champion’s charitable work and push for equality and diversity.
# lee cain
Boris Johnson's communications chief resigns in Downing Street power struggle
Lee Cain has announced his resignation despite being offered the position as the prime minister’s chief of staff.
# At The Helm
Japan appoints new prime minister to replace the long-serving Shinzo Abe
Yoshihide Suga said he is a reformer who will help revive Japan’s Covid-ravaged economy.
# New Roles
New prime minister named in France as Emmanuel Macron launches government reshuffle
Macron said he is seeking a “new path” to rebuild the country for the two remaining years of his term.
# House Of Commons
Boris Johnson returns to PMQ dispatch box, warning MPs against comparing UK death toll internationally
It was revealed that the UK has the highest death toll in Europe, surpassing Spain and Italy.
Some Serie A players use loophole and prepare to resume training
The Italian government has been feuding for weeks with individual regions about which activities will be allowed in the coming weeks.
# Prime Minister
'We will defeat this coronavirus': Boris Johnson hails 'unconquerable' NHS as he's discharged from hospital
The British Prime Minister was moved to intensive care earlier in the week after his condition worsened.
Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit as Covid-19 symptoms worsen
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will “deputise where necessary” while the prime minister is in intensive care.
# Covid-19
Betting shops to close as part of shutdown in Britain
Restrictions will be reviewed on monthly basis.
# In hot water
Real Madrid striker Jovic could face criminal charges after allegedly breaking quarantine to party
The 22-year-old has apologised after he was blasted by the Serbian prime minster.
# Flooding
'So sorry to hear it': Boris Johnson explains decision not to visit flood-hit communities sooner
The British Prime Minister has been criticised over his failure to visit areas when waters were at their peak.
# sanna marin
Finnish minister set to become country's youngest prime minister at age of 34
Sanna Marin will also become the world’s youngest sitting PM, according to Finland’s biggest newspaper.
# antti rinne
Finnish prime minister resigns after being accused of lying by head of postal service
The Social Democrats will now appoint a successor to try and form a new government.
# brexit crisis
Boris Johnson loses crucial Commons vote on his Brexit deal, as EU to consider a third extension
Donald Tusk said that he would recommend that the EU’s 27 leaders accept the UK request for an extension until 31 January 2020.
# Brexit
House of Commons speaker under pressure to allow 'meaningful vote' on Brexit deal today
John Bercow could block the attempt to allow MPs to debate on Monday because of parliamentary rules.
# Peter O'Neill
Arrest warrant issued for Papua New Guinea's ex-prime minister
Peter O’Neill described the charges as a “political move”.
# Edinburgh
Scottish judge dismisses Brexit extension legal action
Judge Lord Pentland said he was satisfied with assurances from the Prime Minister that he would comply with legislation.
# no favouritism
Jennifer Arcuri says any private life she had with Boris Johnson is 'no one's business'
The US businesswoman was reportedly given over €141,000 in public money by Johnson when he was in City Hall.
# the irish question
What are the possible sticking points in Boris Johnson's backstop alternative?
Leo Varadkar, who spoke with Boris Johnson this evening, said the plans do not fully meet “the agreed objectives of the backstop”.
# listen here
Amidst crisis at home, Johnson talks 'limbless chickens' and 'pink-eyed terminators' in UN speech
The prime minister’s speech to the UN General Assembly warned of technology’s capacity to control citizens.