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Boris Johnson: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson was Member of Parliament for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.

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Boris Johnson news – live: 'Livid' Priti Patel demands Home Office leak inquiry amid bullying allegations, as voting opens in Labour leadership contest

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Budget: Boris Johnson's government set to spend more than Labour under Blair, says think tank

Splurge 'will fail to tackle decade of decline caused by Tories,' warns John McDonnell
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Jeremy Corbyn condemns Boris Johnson for failing to visit flood-hit homes [Video]Jeremy Corbyn condemns Boris Johnson for failing to visit flood-hit homes

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised the Prime Minister for failing to visit flood-hit communities, adding an emergency Cobra meeting should also have been called. The Opposition leader spoke to..

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Priti Patel defends PM after being branded 'racist' at Brits [Video]Priti Patel defends PM after being branded 'racist' at Brits

Home Secretary Priti Patel has defended Boris Johnson after rapper Dave called him out as a 'racist Prime Minister' during the Brit Awards last night. Ms Patel said the comments were 'wholly..

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Boris Johnson reaches financial settlement with estranged wife Marina Wheeler [Video]Boris Johnson reaches financial settlement with estranged wife Marina Wheeler

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and estranged wife Marina Wheeler have reached an agreement relating to money following their separation two years ago, a family court judge in London has been told.

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Sabisky's views not shared by Number 10, says Mims Davies [Video]Sabisky's views not shared by Number 10, says Mims Davies

Employment Minister Mims Davies insists Andrew Sabisky's views are not shared by Prime Minister Boris Johnson or the government. She says Mr Sabisky's appointment saw "the wrong person in the wrong..

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Kwarteng: PM 'cares deeply' about areas hit by Storm Dennis [Video]Kwarteng: PM 'cares deeply' about areas hit by Storm Dennis

Business Minister Kwasi Kwarteng says Prime Minister Boris Johnson "cares deeply" about and is "100 per cent engaged" with the areas struggling with flooding after Storm Dennis. Report by Alibhaiz...

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Boris Johnson Canceled Trip To The White House After Trump Hangs Up On Him [Video]Boris Johnson Canceled Trip To The White House After Trump Hangs Up On Him

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson cancelled his trip in March to the U.S. According to Business Insider, the cancellation came after a furious phone call from President Donald Trump. Officials said the..

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Robert Jenrick discusses PM's Cabinet reshuffle [Video]Robert Jenrick discusses PM's Cabinet reshuffle

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government, Robert Jenrick, has reiterated that Boris Johnson is in charge of choosing his team in government. It comes after the prime minister's..

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Boris Johnson's reshuffle: How does his Cabinet look? [Video]Boris Johnson's reshuffle: How does his Cabinet look?

A guide to Boris Johnson's new-look Cabinet after his post-Brexit reshuffle, with Rishi Sunak replacing Sajid Javid as Chancellor.

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Cabinet ministers depart Downing Street after first meeting [Video]Cabinet ministers depart Downing Street after first meeting

Cabinet ministers depart 10 Downing Street after Prime Minister Boris Johnson chaired the first meeting of his new Cabinet, following a reshuffle. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Prime Minister holds first meeting with new-look Cabinet [Video]Prime Minister holds first meeting with new-look Cabinet

Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds his first Cabinet meeting following yesterday's reshuffle. Mr Johnson's reshuffle was dominated by Sajid Javid’s decision to quit Mr Johnson’s top team after he..

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Cabinet meets at Downing Street after Johnson reshuffle [Video]Cabinet meets at Downing Street after Johnson reshuffle

The new-look Cabinet has met at Downing Street for the first time since Boris Johnson's dramatic reshuffle. Rishi Sunak is the biggest promotion now as Chancellor after Sajid Javid quit in a row over..

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Julian Smith ‘not surprised’ by Cabinet reshuffle [Video]Julian Smith ‘not surprised’ by Cabinet reshuffle

Julian Smith, who was sacked yesterday as Northern Ireland secretary, says he is "not surprised" by Boris Johnson's Cabinet reshuffle. The MP for Skipton & Ripon has been replaced by Brandon..

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Prime minister chairs first meeting of his new Cabinet [Video]Prime minister chairs first meeting of his new Cabinet

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chaired the first meeting of his new Cabinet, following a reshuffle which saw Sajid Javid resign as chancellor. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Boris Johnson chairs first meeting of his new Cabinet [Video]Boris Johnson chairs first meeting of his new Cabinet

The Prime Minister chairs the first meeting of his new Cabinet, following a reshuffle which saw Sajid Javid resign as chancellor. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Cabinet ministers arrive at Downing Street for first meeting [Video]Cabinet ministers arrive at Downing Street for first meeting

Cabinet ministers arrive at 10 Downing Street as prime minister Boris Johnson chairs the first meeting of his new Cabinet, following a reshuffle. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Sajid Javid wishes Boris Johnson a happy Valentine's Day [Video]Sajid Javid wishes Boris Johnson a happy Valentine's Day

Sajid Javid has wished Prime Minister Boris Johnson a “happy Valentine’s Day” following his resignation as chancellor. The Prime Minister ordered Mr Javid to fire his closest aides and replace..

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UK's Johnson tightens grip with reshuffle [Video]UK's Johnson tightens grip with reshuffle

Britain's finance minister, Sajid Javid, resigned after Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanded he sack his advisers to replace them with Johnson loyalists. It made waves amid what was meant to be a..

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Prime minister appoints new ministers to cabinet [Video]Prime minister appoints new ministers to cabinet

Suella Braverman, George Eustice, Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Stephen Barclay have all become cabinet ministers in Boris Johnson’s latest reshuffle. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at..

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Rishi Sunak ‘delighted’ to be appointed Chancellor [Video]Rishi Sunak ‘delighted’ to be appointed Chancellor

Rishi Sunak has told reporters he was “delighted” to be appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer after Sajid Javid dramatically quit in a row with Boris Johnson over his closest aides. Report by..

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Cabinet reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor [Video]Cabinet reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor

Sajid Javid has dramatically quit as Chancellor in a row with Boris Johnson over his closest aides.

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PM arrives back at Downing Street after Parliament meetings [Video]PM arrives back at Downing Street after Parliament meetings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived back at 10 Downing Street after meeting with ministers at his office in the Palace of Westminster as a full cabinet reshuffle takes place. Report by Blairm...

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Julian Smith sacked as Johnson's Cabinet reshuffle begins [Video]Julian Smith sacked as Johnson's Cabinet reshuffle begins

Julian Smith has been sacked as Northern Ireland Secretary as Boris Johnson's Cabinet reshuffle begins. He was the first casualty, with Esther McVey and Andrea Leadsom then also losing their positions.

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Leadsom remains tight-lipped over cabinet future [Video]Leadsom remains tight-lipped over cabinet future

Andrea Leadsom refused to be drawn over her future as a government minister when questioned outside her home in central London as she left for work. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to..

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Brexit: Business leaders urge Boris Johnson to avoid red tape as UK draws trade battle lines

Senior ministers expected to sign off on the UK's negotiating blueprint on Tuesday
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Boris Johnson 'privately agreed to sell off Channel 4', Tory MPs claim

Prime minister continues to boycott publicly-owned broadcaster over election coverage
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House of Lords bid to derail Boris Johnson plan to extend terror sentences

Peers will also call for more funding for deradicalisation programmes and supervision after release
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UK PM Johnson's Brexit team seeks to evade Irish Sea checks on goods: Sunday Times

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit team has been ordered to come up with plans to "get around" the Northern Ireland protocol in the Brexit withdrawal agreement to evade checks on goods..
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BBC's David Dimbleby attacks 'liar' Boris Johnson and says PM is 'apeing Trump'

'If you're in the glorious moment of supreme power the one thing you don't want is to be held to account', veteran broadcaster says in unaired interview
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Kemi Badenoch: Boris Johnson's new equalities minister abstained from key LGBT+ votes

MP for Saffron Walden missed ballots on marriage equality in Northern Ireland in July 2019
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Boris Johnson news – live: Priti Patel hit by new bullying 'pattern' allegations, as music industry attacks Tory immigration plan

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UK PM Johnson says looking forward to meeting Trump in June

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is looking forward to meeting U.S. President Donald Trump in June, Johnson's office said after reports that an expected meeting between the two leaders in early..
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Betting odds give 25% probability of Britain's Cummings exiting by April

Betting odds indicate a 25% implied probability of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings leaving Downing Street by the end of March.
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Boris Johnson news – live: Priti Patel hit by bullying allegations, as Cummings' 'ludicrous' designer babies views emerge amid eugenics storm

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'Racist' is not a word that should be used lightly, but it is absolutely correct when applied to Boris Johnson

Dave was right to call the prime minister a racist. It's not merely that he's said many racist things, it's that he's declined two decades worth of chances to apologise for them
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Priti Patel says there is 'no such thing' as dabbling in drugs, despite Boris Johnson and other cabinet members having admitted dabbling in drugs

'Why is it one rule for cabinet members and another for my constituents?' asks Labour MP David Lammy
Independent - Published

EU wages 'slide wars' against UK to convince Boris Johnson it will not back down in trade deal row

Brussels hits back after misleading No 10 claim about the 'Canada-style' agreement on offer - as relations deteriorate
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Boris Johnson news - live: Tory immigration plan branded 'xenophobic and toxic' as home secretary insists PM not racist after Dave's Brits performance

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Tory peer Baroness Warsi backs Dave after grime star called Boris Johnson 'racist' during Brits performance

Ex-chairwoman welcomes 'necessary wake-up call' after 'shameful' appointment of No 10 aide Andrew Sabisky
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Andrew Sabisky: Former Boris Johnson aide made offensive comments about sex and women online, reports say

Unearthered posts allege controversial advisor claimed wives should 'submit' to their husband
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Brexit: Michel Barnier rebuffs Boris Johnson's top negotiator over EU trade deal

EU Brexit supremo dismisses idea it would be 'undemocratic' to ask UK to follow Brussels rules
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Boris Johnson offers China president Xi Jinping 'sympathy and support' over coronavirus outbreak

Call comes fortnight after ambassador complained to PM's father about lack of personal message
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Boris Johnson reaches court settlement with estranged wife Marina Wheeler

Judge gives permission for divorce decree application
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British leader's adviser chides critics after aide's resignation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser on Tuesday hit back at "political pundits" who had questioned the appointment of an aide forced to resign over racist remarks.
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Britons should be able to keep EU citizenship despite Brexit, says Sadiq Khan

Idea would help the 'heartbroken', London mayor says - but Boris Johnson appears to have rejected it
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British PM Johnson's adviser Cummings says: Ignore the ignorant pundits

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, said on Tuesday that people should read more about 'superforecasting' rather than paying attention to ignorant pundits after a..
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Boris Johnson news – live: Londoners should keep EU citizenship, says Sadiq Khan as no-deal threat dangled by No 10's Brexit negotiator

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UK PM's adviser quits after backlash over contraception, IQ comments

An adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who had discussed the benefits of forced contraception quit on Monday, saying "media hysteria" about his old online posts meant he had become a..
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Britain won't heed EU rules to win free trade: PM aide

Britain will not be threatened into following EU rules in the future by talk of economic rifts and is ready to trade with the bloc on basic international terms if needs be, Prime Minister Boris..
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Britain OK with basic Australia-type trade with EU if free-trade deal impossible: PM aide

Britain is ready to trade with the European Union on basic international terms that the bloc currently follows with Australia if a more ambitious free trade agreement cannot be reached, Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Andrew Sabisky: Controversial Boris Johnson aide resigns

A controversial Downing Street aide who suggested black people were mentally inferior has resigned from his post.
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Britain won't accept EU oversight on fair competition after Brexit, PM's aide to say

Britain will not accept EU supervision of so-called level playing field guarantees of fair competition in any new relationship between the two after Brexit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU advisor,..
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Boris Johnson's chief Brexit negotiator fires off warning to EU as trade battle begins in earnest

David Frost's intervention comes as France warns both sides would 'rip each other apart' in trade talks
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Transcript shows Boris Johnson's spokesperson refusing to answer whether PM believes black people are mentally inferior

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Boris Johnson aide condemned over 'morally repugnant' views on eugenics and racial intelligence

Geneticist Adam Rutherford suggests Andrew Sabisky and Dominic Cummings are 'bewitched' by science they do not understand
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UK PM Johnson's office silent as rivals call for adviser to be sacked

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman refused to comment on Monday when asked about the hiring of an adviser who has discussed the benefits of forced contraception and said data showed the..
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Storm Dennis: Boris Johnson accused of going 'missing in action' over failure to visit flood-hit areas

Prime minister remains at country residence in Kent as operations to deal with flooding under way
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Brexit: Ministers brace for no-deal disruption with £60m plans for motorway barrier

'Kent deserves better than being turned into a car park because of Boris Johnson's reckless unwillingness to take a no-deal off the table,' say Lib Dems
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Indian press delighted at number of British-Indians in UK government after Boris Johnson's reshuffle

Rishi Sunak's appointment as chancellor makes headlines across country
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Pressure piles on Boris Johnson as comments emerge from aide suggesting immigration be tied to 'racial differences in intelligence'

Post under Andrew Sabisky's name suggested 'genetic' basis to differences in IQ
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Downing St refuses to say if Boris Johnson agrees with adviser who suggested black people are mentally inferior and backed compulsory contraception

Number 10 declines opportunity to distance PM from controversial views of Andrew Sabisky, recruited by Dominic Cummings
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Donald Trump official issues veiled threat to Boris Johnson over Huawei 5G decision

'Any nation who chooses to use an untrustworthy 5G vendor will jeopardise our ability to share intelligence and information at the highest level,' says US ambassador to Germany
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Boris Johnson news - live: Tory MPs turn on PM over BBC and flooding, amid growing pressure to fire adviser who said 'a dead kid once a year' was acceptable

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Tory MPs turn on Boris Johnson over plot to 'destroy the BBC'

'This would smash the BBC and turn it from being a universal broadcaster to one that would just work for its subscribers,' warns Tory MP
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'No time to lose': Food importers tell Boris Johnson to act to prevent price hikes and shortages from hard Brexit

Retailers reveal 'mountain of paperwork' they face – and tell prime minister to strike agreement with EU to minimise damage
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Boris Johnson told to sack adviser who backed compulsory contraception to prevent 'a permanent underclass'

Labour says Andrew Sabisky 'must be removed from this position immediately' - amid signs of a revolt by other advisers
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Boris Johnson could still strike Brexit deal with close EU alignment, says former minister

Prime minister's 80-seat majority 'doesn't mean he will get his own way on Brexit'
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Sacked aide launches unfair dismissal claim after Dominic Cummings had her frogmarched out of Downing Street

No 10 fears Sonia Khan's legal action will trigger huge payout - with Boris Johnson himself potentially forced to testify
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Boris Johnson accused of betrayal after downgrading 'northern powerhouse' job just months after election win

Junior minister outside cabinet gets role, with top-level responsibility handed to Grant Shapps - who represents a seat in Home Counties
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Tory minister interrogated by child a day after being sacked: 'When did you last meet Boris Johnson?'

Julian Smith describes skewering at hands of young interrogator
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Boris Johnson delays plans for US visit after angry phone call with Trump

PM had been expected to travel to Washington in the spring
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Preparations for UK budget continue at pace: PM Johnson's spokesman

Preparations for Britain's next budget continue at pace and the government will have a clear fiscal framework, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday when asked whether the budget..
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