Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

Johnson To Begin Trump-Style Televised Press Briefings

Politico Europe reports: Boris Johnson’s government plans to shake up the U.K.’s system for briefing the press and introduce White House-style televised briefings from Downing Street. Before the coronavirus lockdown, journalists would attend two briefings from the No. 10 spokesman behind closed doors each day, but the afternoon meeting is set to be beamed to the nation with an experienced …

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Johnson Says “Don’t Blow It” As England’s Pubs Reopen

The Guardian reports: Boris Johnson has implored people to behave responsibly and safely as England’s chief medical officer admitted Saturday’s easing of the lockdown left the country treading a narrow path with serious risks “on either side”. In a press conference on the eve of changes that will allow restaurants, pubs and bars to reopen for the first time since …

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Johnson Formalizes Citizenship Offer To Hongkongers

The Insider reports: Boris Johnson has offered three million Hong Kong citizens the chance to live and work in the UK after China defied global opposition to impose a new national security law on the region. The UK prime minister on Wednesday told the House of Commons that he will go ahead with the move after China imposed new security …

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Johnson Condemns Protests: “Stay Away From Them”

The New York Times reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain on Friday made a series of critical comments about large anti-discrimination protests that were prompted by the death of George Floyd, and said people “should not support” the demonstrations. With more rallies planned in London and across the country this weekend, Mr. Johnson risked drawing outrage, as he urged …

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Johnson Backs Path To Citizenship For 3M Hongkongers

The Telegraph reports: Boris Johnson is ready to open the door to nearly three million Hong Kong citizens if China imposes a new security law that critics say would rob the territory of its autonomy. The Prime Minister, writing in The Times, has offered to make what he says would be one of the “biggest changes” in the history of …

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Johnson Faces Fury After Chief Aide Defies Lockdown

The BBC reports: The PM’s decision to back his chief aide’s lockdown trip to Durham has sparked fears that the government’s coronavirus message will be undermined. Criticism of Boris Johnson’s decision to take no action over Mr Cummings’ 260-mile trip to his parents’ home has come from all quarters. At least 19 Tory MPs are calling for Mr Cummings to …

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Euro Leaders: Don’t Wait To Be Saved By A Vaccine

The Associated Press reports: In separate, stark warnings, two major European leaders have bluntly told their citizens that the world needs to adapt to living with the coronavirus and cannot wait to be saved by the development of a vaccine. The comments by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came as nations around the world …

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Johnson Blasted For Confusing Lockdown Directives

CBS News reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced a phased reopening plan for England, although strict lockdown measures will continue in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland during the coronavirus pandemic. In a nationally televised address, Johnson said people should continue to work from home if they can and only return to work “if you must” and urged …

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Boris Johnson: Doctors Prepped To Announce My Death

Axios reports: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview with The Sun on Sunday that the rapid deterioration of his condition while suffering from the coronavirus had doctors preparing how to announce his death. “It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it. They had a strategy to deal with a ‘death of Stalin’-type scenario. “I was …

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Boris Johnson Credits NZ Nurse With Saving His Life

The BBC reports: Boris Johnson was just “another patient we were trying to do our best for,” the New Zealand nurse credited with helping to save his life has said. Jenny McGee was praised by the PM for standing by his bedside “when things could have gone either way” while he was in intensive care with coronavirus. She said she …

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UK Paper: Johnson Ignored Warnings, Skipped Meetings

Axios reports: A 5,000-word exposé by the Sunday Times of London — “38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster” — finds that Prime Minister Boris Johnson, distracted by personal turmoil and his Brexit victory lap, skipped five early crisis briefings (Cobra meetings) on the coronavirus. Why it matters: Warnings issued in January and repeated in February fell on “deaf ears,” …

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British PM Boris Johnson Discharged From Hospital

The Guardian reports: Boris Johnson has left hospital after spending a week in hospital with Covid-19 and will go to Chequers to continue his recovery. The prime minister was being treated at St Thomas’ hospital in south London and had spent time in the hospital’s intensive care unit after his situation deteriorated. A No10 spokesman said: “The PM has been …

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Boris Johnson Taking “Short Walks” In Hospital Ward

Sky News reports: Boris Johnson is able to walk again after he was moved back from intensive care to a hospital ward, Downing Street says. A statement from Number 10 said: “The prime minister has been able to do short walks, between periods of rest, as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery. “He has spoken …

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British PM Boris Johnson Transferred Out Of ICU

The Associated Press reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been removed from an intensive care unit in a London hospital after three nights receiving oxygen treatment for persistent coronavirus symptoms. “The Prime Minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery,” a …

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British PM Boris Johnson “Improving, Sitting Up” In ICU

CNBC reports: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a third night in intensive care in a London hospital having been admitted for persistent coronavirus symptoms, although his condition is said to be improving. Culture Minister Oliver Dowden is the latest U.K. lawmaker to comment on Johnson’s condition, telling the BBC Thursday morning that the prime minister is “stable, improving, sat …

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British PM Boris Johnson “Clinically Stable” In ICU

The BBC reports: Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” for coronavirus as he spends his third day in hospital. The prime minister was being kept in St Thomas’ Hospital in London “for close monitoring” and remained “clinically stable,” Downing Street said. Downing Street said he was not working but could contact those he needed to. Downing Street said Mr Johnson …

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British Foreign Minister Is “Deputizing” For Ailing PM, Says Johnson Is Breathing On His Own, In Good Spirits

The BBC reports: Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said he is “confident” Boris Johnson will recover from coronavirus, describing the prime minister as a “fighter”. Speaking at the daily coronavirus briefing, Mr Raab said Mr Johnson remained in “good spirits” and was breathing without assistance. Mr Raab said Mr Johnson was receiving standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any assistance, …

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UK Rejects Trump’s Offer Of Medical Help For Johnson

The Insider reports: Johnson was admitted to an intensive care unit on Monday evening after his “persistent coronavirus symptoms,” worsened. Following the news, Trump told a press briefing that his administration had contacted “all of Johnson’s doctors” and told them that he had asked two unnamed pharmaceutical companies to offer the prime minister support. The president did not name the …

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British PM Boris Johnson Transferred To Intensive Care

Britain’s ITV News reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted to intensive care with coronavirus symptoms. “Since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus. A spokesperson for No.10 said: “Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister …

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Johnson Remains In Hospital After “Comfortable” Night

Sky News reports: Boris Johnson is in “good spirits” after spending a “comfortable” night in hospital and remains there under observation, Downing Street has said. The prime minister’s official spokesman said he continues to lead the government and has been working on official papers from his hospital bed. Mr Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday night for tests after …

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