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Tories Scrap Plan To Cut Taxes For Britain’s Wealthy

The Associated Press reports: The British government on Monday dropped plans to cut income tax for top earners, part of a package of unfunded cuts unveiled only days ago that sparked turmoil on financial markets and sent the pound to record lows. In a dramatic about-face, Treasury chief Kwasi Kwarteng abandoned plans to scrap the top 45% rate of income …

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Boris Johnson Formally Steps Down As British PM

Reuters reports: Boris Johnson bowed out as British prime minister on Tuesday, ending a tumultuous three years in office and bequeathing his successor Liz Truss a daunting list of problems to tackle. Johnson, who was forced out of office by his own Conservative Party over a series of scandals, urged the country to come together and back his successor. After …

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Tories Select Liz Truss As New British Prime Minister

The Associated Press reports: Britain will get its third prime minister in just over three years this week as the ruling Conservative Party announced Monday it had chosen Liz Truss to be its new leader after an internal party contest. Truss replaces Boris Johnson, a controversial maverick who defied many of Britain’s political traditions. Johnson resigned in July after senior …

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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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Five Tory PM Candidates To Battle In Televised Debates

Reuters reports: An initial field of 11 challengers has been whittled down following two days of votes by lawmakers from the ruling Conservative Party, but no individual has yet emerged as the obvious successor to Boris Johnson who announced he was stepping down following a series of scandals. While ex-finance minister Rishi Sunak has topped those two votes, he faces …

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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 Suspended After Drunkenly Groping Two Men

The BBC reports: A former deputy chief whip alleged to have groped two men in a private members’ club has been suspended as a Conservative MP. Chris Pincher will sit as an independent after he was reported to Parliament’s behaviour watchdog. He quit his government job in a resignation letter on Thursday, saying he had “drunk far too much” and …

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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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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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Tories Turn On Johnson Over New COVID Restrictions

The New York Times reports: The British government estimates that 200,000 people a day are being infected with the latest coronavirus variant, Omicron. Yet in Parliament on Tuesday, a record number of Conservative lawmakers voted against one of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s key measures to quell the outbreak, a policy of vaccine certification to enter nightclubs and places with large …

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Tory MP Blames Crime On Doctor Who Being Female

Britain’s The National reports: A Conservative MP opened an International Men’s Day debate by appearing to suggest that replacing traditionally male characters with women drives men to commit crimes. The debate, held on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, saw Don Valley Tory MP Nick Fletcher argue the need for positive role models for men and …

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