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# uk prime minister

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2022
# Scotland
Sturgeon: Independence is ‘essential’ as UK faces 'shift to the right' under new PM
The First Minister spoke out at the launch of a new paper promoting Scottish independence.
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.
Voices
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.
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# Omicron Variant
Boris Johnson accused of ‘ducking difficult decisions’ over pulling back from Christmas lockdown
Johnson said ministers are monitoring the data ‘hour by hour’ but indicated new measures are not expected before Christmas.
# backstop
Boris Johnson publishes his alternative to the backstop
In a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Johnson said the backstop was “a bridge to nowhere”.
# uk prime minister
Boris Johnson tells Tories: 'We will under no circumstances have checks at or near the Irish border'
Johnson’s assertion to the Tory crowd that “We are European, we love Europe!” was met by silence.
# hold on to your hats
Boris Johnson in Downing Street 'quite rightly raises enormous fears', says Micheál Martin
Martin said the last time Johnson was in Ireland, he didn’t show the ‘slightest level of understanding’ about the the Good Friday Agreement.
# Mr President
Taoiseach on Juncker hair ruffle: 'It's probably ill advised to fluff other people’s hair'
A video emerged this week of Juncker walking up to EU’s deputy head of protocol and ruffling her hair.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Irish government invite Theresa May to address the Dáil?
Prime Minister May is due to visit Ireland before the end of the month.