Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

Johnson To Lay Out Slow Reopening Plan For Britain

The Associated Press reports: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday was setting out a road map for lifting one of Europe’s strictest national lockdowns — but the millions of Britons eager for a haircut or an evening out still face a long wait. Johnson is expected to announce a plan to ease coronavirus restrictions in increments, starting by reopening …

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PM Boris Johnson: America Is Back As The Leader Of The Free World And That Is A Fantastic Thing [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday lauded the work of President Biden in his first few weeks in the White House, remarking that America is back “as leader of the free world,” in helping to unite the West. “As you’ve seen and heard earlier, America is unreservedly back as the leader of the free world and …

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Johnson Scurries To Stop Scottish Independence Move

Reuters reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Scotland on Thursday to try to stem growing support for a new independence referendum by arguing that the COVID-19 pandemic had shown the benefits of staying together. The bonds that tie England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland together in a $3 trillion economy have been severely strained by both Brexit and Johnson’s …

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UK Border Officials Demanding Status Of EU Citizens

Politico Europe reports: U.K. border officials have begun asking some EU citizens who live in the country to show evidence they are legal residents, in apparent breach of the law, according to EU diplomats. Following the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31, border officials are entitled to ask questions to check whether a non-British national is entering …

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Johnson “Unreservedly Condemns” Trump Over Riots

The BBC reports: Asked by the BBC’s political correspondent Alex Forsyth if President Trump was directly responsible, he said: “All my life America has stood for some very important things. An idea of freedom, an idea of democracy” “As you say, in so far as he encouraged people to storm the Capitol, and in so far as the president has …

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Johnson Orders Six-Week Strict Lockdown For England

The Associated Press reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation to start using the shot developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca. Johnson said people must stay …

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Johnson’s Father Seeks French Passport Because Brexit

Reuters reports: The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he was in the process of applying for a French passport to maintain his ties with the European Union after Brexit. Stanley Johnson, a former member of the European Parliament who voted Remain in Britain’s 2016 referendum, told RTL radio he wanted to become a French citizen …

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Boris Johnson Declares Brexit “Deal Is Done” [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Boris Johnson has confirmed that UK and EU negotiators have finally agreed a Brexit trade deal, just eight days before the transition period was due to end – in a historic move for Britain. It follows a press conference given by EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and former chief negotiator Michel Barnier just moments ago …

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UK Close To Striking Brexit Deal With European Union

The Associated Press reports: Negotiators from the European Union and Britain worked through the night and into Christmas Eve to put the finishing touches on a trade deal that should avert a chaotic economic break between the two sides next week. Trade will change regardless come Jan. 1, when the U.K. leaves the bloc’s single market and customs union. But …

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Johnson Imposes Emergency Lockdown On London

Bloomberg News reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a full lockdown on London and large parts of southeast England and told the public across the country to avoid travel, in a desperate attempt to stop a new strain of coronavirus that is spreading rapidly in the U.K. After emergency talks with his most senior officials, Johnson canceled plans to ease …

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Johnson: “Have Yourselves A Merry *Little* Christmas”

The Associated Press reports: Following a sharp spike in new infections — another 25,161 were recorded Wednesday, the highest since Nov. 14 — families are being urged to consider the rules as the outer limits of what they can do. “Have yourselves a merry little Christmas and, I’m afraid, this year I do mean little,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson …

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UK Grocers Told To Stockpile Over No-Deal Brexit

The Sunday Times reports: Supermarkets are this weekend stockpiling food and other goods after being told by ministers that a no-deal Brexit is on the cards. Food producers have warned there will be shortages of vegetables for three months and emergency planners predict that no-deal would spark panic-buying on a scale that could dwarf the coronavirus crisis. In a sign …

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UK Nations Allow Households To Form “Xmas Bubbles”

Reuters reports: The four nations of the United Kingdom have agreed to relax COVID-19 restrictions for Christmas to allow up to three households to meet at home for five days. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have taken differing approaches to handling the pandemic so far but the leaders of the devolved nations reached agreement with London on Tuesday on …

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Boris Johnson Refers To Trump As “Previous President”

Sky News reports: Boris Johnson has branded Donald Trump the “previous president” and hailed his “refreshing” conversation with successor Joe Biden. Mr Trump is continuing to claim he won last week’s US presidential election and has made multiple unsubstantiated claims of fraud. But the prime minister consigned Mr Trump’s presidency to the history books on Wednesday, as he told MPs …

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British PM Boris Johnson’s Tweet Congratulating Joe Biden Also Had Hidden Message Congratulating Trump

The Guardian reports: Downing Street’s congratulatory message to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on winning the US presidential election contains a hidden message congratulating Donald Trump for winning a second term in office. The message, posted on Twitter as an image a few hours after the US TV networks called the election for Biden, congratulates the president-elect on his election, …

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England To Enter Four Week National Lockdown

The BBC reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a second national lockdown for England as the UK passed one million Covid-19 cases. Non-essential shops and hospitality will have to close for four weeks on Thursday, he said. But unlike the restrictions in spring, schools, colleges and universities will be allowed to stay open. It comes as documents suggested the …

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On What A Trump Loss Could Mean For World Leaders

The Associated Press today published a lengthy review of what a Trump loss could mean for world leaders: Perhaps none has so much riding on a Trump victory as Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli leader, who had a rocky relationship with President Barack Obama, has praised Trump as “the greatest friend” Israel ever had in the White House. …

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Britain Imposes New Three-Tier Lockdown System

The Associated Press reports: The British government carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on Monday in a bid to slow a resurgent outbreak, putting the northern city of Liverpool into the highest risk category and shutting its pubs, gyms and betting shops. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the three-tier national system was designed to “simplify and standardize” a …

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Britain’s COVID Rate Lessens Amid Latest Lockdown

The Washington Post report: England’s rate of new coronavirus infections appears to be slowing, but cases remain high particularly among people between 18 and 24 years old, said a team of researchers behind a new study of more than 80,000 participants that was published Thursday by Imperial College London. The study, the country’s largest to date, notes that the reproduction …

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UK Grocers Ration Staples Amid New Lockdown Order

Business Insider reports: British grocery chains Tesco and Morrisons have started rationing essential items over fears that stricter lockdown measures will send shoppers into a panic. Supermarkets limited sales of certain goods earlier in the pandemic, and Morrisons became the first major grocer to reintroduce these measures when it said on Thursday that customers could only buy three of certain …

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