Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

Johnson’s Farewell To Commons: “Hasta La Vista, Baby”

Reuters reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a round of applause from members of his Conservative Party after he finished addressing parliament at his last appearance during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday. “We’ve helped, I’ve helped, get this country through a pandemic and help save another country from barbarism. And frankly, that’s enough to be going on. Mission largely …

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Tory PM Candidates Pander To Right Wing [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: The candidates to become the next British prime minister burnished their right-wing credentials Sunday, as they looked to remain in the race to succeed Boris Johnson. The five remaining hopefuls highlighted issues linked to Brexit and immigration as they attempted to woo fellow Conservative lawmakers ahead of a third round of voting on Monday, when another contender …

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Eight Tories Battle To Succeed Boris Johnson As PM

NBC News reports: The candidates all had to win the initial backing of at least 20 of their fellow Conservative lawmakers in order to proceed to the first round of voting which takes place Wednesday. In order to whittle the number of candidates down to just two, more votes will now take place – beginning Wednesday – with the 358 …

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Boris Johnson Scheduled To Step Down September 6th

Politico Europe reports: Boris Johnson’s premiership will end on September 6 under a timetable agreed Monday evening by Conservative Party bosses. The U.K prime minister is set to step down from his role in eight weeks’ time, after a new Tory leader is elected in a ballot of party members ending September 5. Johnson’s anointed successor is likely to take …

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Boris Johnson Resigns: “Thems The Breaks” [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was sad to be leaving the best job in the world in a resignation statement on Thursday, and added: “Thems the breaks.” “I know that there will be many people who are relieved and perhaps quite a few who will also be disappointed. And I want you to know how sad …

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BREAKING: British PM Boris Johnson To Resign [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain will resign as Conservative Party leader on Thursday after a wholesale rebellion of his cabinet, a wave of government resignations and a devastating loss of party support, prompted by his handling of the party’s latest sex-and-bullying scandal. Mr. Johnson plans to stay on in the role of prime minister …

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Embattled Johnson Sacks Insider In “Attempted Coup”

Politico Europe reports: The party’s over but Boris Johnson refuses to leave. Despite more than 40 resignations from his government, an attempted coup by his top team and numerous calls to quit from his own Tory backbenchers, the British prime minister was locked in No.10 Downing Street with his closest aides on Wednesday night, trying to map out a way …

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Sinking Ship: New Wave Of Ministers Bail On Johnson

The BBC reports: Boris Johnson is battling to stay in office, amid a growing wave of resignations from his government in protest at his leadership. New chancellor Nadhim Zahawi has urged unity after his predecessor, the health secretary, and several junior ministers walked out. But the prime minister has been hit by six further resignations, taking the total to 16 …

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Spiraling Pinchergate Scandal May Bring Down Johnson

ABC News reports: Two of Britain’s most senior Cabinet ministers have quit, a move that could spell the end of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership after months of scandals. Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned within minutes of each other. Javid said “I can no longer continue in good conscience.” Johnson has been hit by allegations …

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Tory MP Admits Drunkenly Groping Two Men [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Tory deputy chief whip Chris Pincher has resigned from the government, after allegations that he groped two men at a private members’ club. In his resignation letter, he told the PM he “drank far too much” and “embarrassed myself and other people”. Witnesses told the BBC he was seen “extremely drunk” at the Carlton Club, the Conservative …

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Putin Mocks G7 Leaders As Out Of Shape: “Disgusting”

The Associated Press reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin shot back at Western leaders who mocked his athletic exploits, saying they would look “disgusting” if they tried to emulate his bare-torso appearances. Putin made the comment during a visit to Turkmenistan early Thursday when asked about Western leaders joking about him at the G7 summit. Speaking to reporters, Putin retorted that, …

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Boris Johnson Survives No Confidence Vote: 211-148

The New York Times reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a dramatic no-confidence vote on Monday, a too-close-for-comfort result that leaves him badly wounded and sets off a volatile period in British politics as he fights to stay in power and fend off potential challengers in his Conservative Party. The vote, 211 to 148, fell short of the simple majority …

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LIVE VIDEO: Boris Johnson Faces No Confidence Vote

NPR reports: The Tory rebels need the backing of at least 180 Conservative lawmakers out of 359 to vote Johnson out. But if they fail to oust Johnson, the rebels can’t challenge him again for another 12 months, under the current rules. Johnson’s team is telling his fellow Conservatives to slow down, warning that an internal clash will only help …

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Boris Johnson To Face No Confidence Vote Today

The BBC reports: Conservative MPs will decide whether to remove Boris Johnson from office later, amid a backlash to the Partygate scandal. The secret ballot has been triggered by scores of Tory MPs writing to party bosses calling on the PM to quit. Anger among backbenchers has been rising since Sue Gray published her official report into lockdown parties in …

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Boris Johnson To Be Fined For Parties During Lockdown

The BBC reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak will be fined by the police for attending parties during lockdown. No. 10 confirmed the pair had received notification from the Metropolitan Police that they would be given fixed penalty notices. But a spokesman said they had not been told which event the fine was for. The force is …

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Johnson Makes “Surprise” Visit With Zelensky In Kyiv

Politico Europe reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv. The visit was first made public by the Embassy of Ukraine to the U.K., which tweeted a photo of the two. A No. 10 spokesperson later confirmed the trip. “The Prime Minister has travelled to Ukraine to meet President Zelenskyy in person, in …

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Britain Breaks Its Record For New COVID Infections

The BBC reports: About one in every 13 people in the UK has coronavirus, according to latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). That is some 4.9 million people, up from 4.3 million people the week before. ONS officials say that is the highest number seen since its survey began at the end of April 2020. The surge …

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UK To Ban Ex-Gay Torture But Not Ex-Trans Torture

The BBC reports: The government insists it will ban so-called conversion therapy for gay or bisexual people in England and Wales – but not for transgender people. It comes hours after it had said it would drop plans for the ban entirely. The announcement on Thursday evening that ministers would explore non-legislative routes to stop the practice was criticised by …

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Boris Johnson Compares Ukraine Invasion To Brexit

Politico Europe reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson compared the invasion of Ukraine by Russia to the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union in 2016. He argued both examples showed countries’ willingness to fight for their freedom. “I know that it’s the instinct of the people of this country, like the people of Ukraine, to choose freedom every time,” …

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Johnson Criticized For UK Stance On Ukrainian Refugees

The Independent reports: At the Ukrainian Cathedral of the Holy Family, in Mayfair, Mr Johnson said the UK has a system that grants people permission to enter for the longer-term when they are in fear of persecution, to reunite with family or “other purposes”. But this means that, under current rules, Ukrainian refugees fleeing the invasion who do not have …

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