Boris Johnson

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Justice Secretary will ‘respect independence’ of Supreme Court

Justice Secretary will ‘respect independence’ of Supreme Court

Robert Buckland promised to abide by a Supreme Court ruling over whether Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was lawful.

Tory MPs slam Luxembourg PM for ‘grandstanding’ press conference

Tory MPs slam Luxembourg PM for ‘grandstanding’ press conference

Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel held the press conference alongside an empty podium to represent Boris Johnson.

Supreme Court prepares to make final call on Parliament suspension

Supreme Court prepares to make final call on Parliament suspension

The UK’s highest court will today hear appeals from two separate challenges to Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Luxembourg PM delivers press briefing alone after Boris pulls out

Luxembourg PM delivers press briefing alone after Boris pulls out

Boris Johnson said pro-remain protesters were making too much noise for the briefing to go ahead.

Boris Johnson holds first face-to-face Brexit talks with EU

Boris Johnson holds first face-to-face Brexit talks with EU

He said he believed “passionately” he can strike a new Brexit deal with the European Union ahead of talks with Jean-Claude Juncker.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Boris Johnson heckled during 'Northern Powerhouse' speech

Boris Johnson heckled during 'Northern Powerhouse' speech

The heckler demanded the Prime Minister “get back to Parliament”.

Bercow: 'Procedural creativity' will stop no-deal Brexit

Bercow: 'Procedural creativity' will stop no-deal Brexit

Speaker John Bercow has vowed to use “procedural creativity” against the Prime Minister if he attempts to break the law over Brexit.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Green entrepreneur launches legal action against Boris Johnson

Green entrepreneur launches legal action against Boris Johnson

Dale Vince has threatened to take Boris Johnson to court to force him to confirm he will not allow a no-deal Brexit.

'Forget Yellowhammer - staying in EU is the best contingency plan'

'Forget Yellowhammer - staying in EU is the best contingency plan'

The government should consider staying in the EU rather than making no deal contingency plans, according to Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine.

Prime Minister denies lying to Queen to prorogue Parliament

Prime Minister denies lying to Queen to prorogue Parliament

Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen over the suspension of Parliament, insisting such claims were “absolutely not” true.

Operation Yellowhammer: PM urged to recall Parliament

Operation Yellowhammer: PM urged to recall Parliament

Pressure is mounting on Boris Johnson to return MPs to Parliament after the release of government dossier Operation Yellowhammer.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Boris Johnson knocks back Nigel Farage’s election pact

Boris Johnson knocks back Nigel Farage’s election pact

Downing Street has dismissed Nigel Farage’s offer to form a non-aggression pact with the Brexit Party at the next election.

International students to be given two years in UK to find a job

International students to be given two years in UK to find a job

Boris Johnson has revealed plans allowing foreign students to stay in the UK for two years after graduation.

Parliament suspension 'unlawful', court rules

Parliament suspension 'unlawful', court rules

A legal bid to challenge the prorogation of Parliament has succeeded at Scotland's highest civil court.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn warns Boris Johnson a general election ‘is coming’

Jeremy Corbyn warns Boris Johnson a general election ‘is coming’

He said a general election “is coming” but refused to accept the Prime Minister’s terms for a snap poll.

PM will not delay Brexit ‘under any circumstances’

PM will not delay Brexit ‘under any circumstances’

The Treasury minister has said Boris Johnson will not ask for a Brexit extension, despite a law being passed that may require him to do so.

Prime Minister defeated in longest Commons session since Civil War

Prime Minister defeated in longest Commons session since Civil War

In the longest parliamentary session in recent history, Boris Johnson saw another defeat of his plan for an early general election.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019

Brexit: Government loses another Commons vote

Brexit: Government loses another Commons vote

The government will now have to publish its plans for a no-deal Brexit.

MPs offered ‘last chance’ vote on general election

MPs offered ‘last chance’ vote on general election

The Prime Minister is expected to face another defeat in Parliament today, as he asks MPs to back a general election for the second time.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

PM is ‘a hostage in Downing Street’, says family friend

PM is ‘a hostage in Downing Street’, says family friend

A friend of the Johnson family has said the Prime Minister does not have the "courage of his conviction" for the Brexit he is promoting.

Boris Johnson’s ex-boss: 'He’s less fit to be PM than my Labrador'

Boris Johnson’s ex-boss: 'He’s less fit to be PM than my Labrador'

Sir Max Hastings accused the Prime Minister of being a “fantasist” and “completely self-obsessed”.

PM criticised for using police as 'backdrop' to Brexit speech

PM criticised for using police as 'backdrop' to Brexit speech

Police chiefs and MPs have criticised Boris Johnson for having 35 new police recruits stand behind him in a speech about Brexit.

Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on election trail

Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on election trail

He will visit a farm in Aberdeenshire and announce an extra £51.4 million for Scottish farmers over the next two years.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Boris Johnson: ‘I hate banging on about Brexit’

Boris Johnson: ‘I hate banging on about Brexit’

The Prime Minister urged for a general election today while speaking at the launch of his government's police recruitment drive.

Jeremy Corbyn handed ‘big girl’s blouse’ after PM jibe

Jeremy Corbyn handed ‘big girl’s blouse’ after PM jibe

The Labour leader was handed a woman's blouse after the Prime Minister called him a "big girl's blouse" in the Commons yesterday.

Lords pledge to pass Bill opposing no-deal Brexit by Friday

Lords pledge to pass Bill opposing no-deal Brexit by Friday

It promised to complete all stages of an opposition proposal to block a no-deal Brexit by Friday despite fears of a lengthy filibuster.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Emily Thornberry: Boris gets away with things 'because he's posh'

Emily Thornberry: Boris gets away with things 'because he's posh'

The Labour MP accused the Prime Minister of not being able to grasp "how serious" Brexit was.

PMQs: Time to 'get rid' of Sadiq Khan, says Boris Johnson

PMQs: Time to 'get rid' of Sadiq Khan, says Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister attacked the Mayor of London, accusing him of "squandering" money.

Rory Stewart: Boris Johnson causing ‘the end of Parliament’

Rory Stewart: Boris Johnson causing ‘the end of Parliament’

He accused Boris Johnson of treating his MPs like “robots” who must “to do what the Prime Minister says or be fired”.

Rebel MPs barred from Conservative Party

Rebel MPs barred from Conservative Party

Two former Chancellors were among the 21 Conservative MPs who have been barred from standing for the party at the next election.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson goading people into rebellion

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson goading people into rebellion

He accused Boris Johnson of failing to unify the country and “making no effort” to spell out the consequences of a no-deal Brexit.

Gavin Williamson to Tory MPs: Stop ‘parliamentary shenanigans’

Gavin Williamson to Tory MPs: Stop ‘parliamentary shenanigans’

He urged Conservative MPs to rally behind the Prime Minister ahead of an expected parliamentary battle over Brexit.

Anti-Muslim incidents drop by 11 per cent

Anti-Muslim incidents drop by 11 per cent

A British anti-hate organisation said there was an 11 per cent reduction in anti-Muslim incidents last year, compared to figures from 2017.

Tory rebels risk being kicked out for defying Boris Johnson

Tory rebels risk being kicked out for defying Boris Johnson

He warned rebellious MPs they risk losing the whip and being barred from standing for the party if they vote against the government when Parliament returns.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

Boris Johnson tells students: ‘I wanted to be a rock star’

Boris Johnson tells students: ‘I wanted to be a rock star’

He revealed he wanted to be a rock star or a supermarket tycoon during a Q&A with young journalists.

Nigel Evans: 'If all of Westminster backed Boris we'd have a deal'

Nigel Evans: 'If all of Westminster backed Boris we'd have a deal'

The Tory MP claimed that division in Westminster was making the prospect of a deal with the EU less likely.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Brexit: Donald Trump tweets support for Boris Johnson

Brexit: Donald Trump tweets support for Boris Johnson

The US president reaffirmed his backing for Mr Johnson on Twitter just days after the pair met in person at the G7 summit in Biarritz.

Neil Coyle: Parliament suspension shows Boris Johnson ‘scared’

Neil Coyle: Parliament suspension shows Boris Johnson ‘scared’

He said the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend Parliament ahead of the Brexit deadline has showed he “does not care for our Constitution”.

Boris Johnson asks Queen to suspend Parliament

Boris Johnson asks Queen to suspend Parliament

Downing Street confirmed that Boris Johnson has spoken to the Queen to request that Parliament is suspended until October 14.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Angela Merkel’s backstop deadline 'changes nothing’

Angela Merkel’s backstop deadline 'changes nothing’

Labour MEP Claude Moraes claims Ms Merkel’s backstop deadline is not a significant breakthrough in negotiations.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Angela Merkel gives PM 30 days for backstop alternative

Angela Merkel gives PM 30 days for backstop alternative

The German chancellor has said the Prime Minister has 30 days to come with an alternative solution to the Irish backstop that he wants to scrap.

Kate Hoey: Jury still out on Boris Johnson

Kate Hoey: Jury still out on Boris Johnson

The Labour MP advised Boris Johnson to be 'absolutely clear and strong and tough' during Brexit talks with European leaders this week.

Boris Johnson vows to enter Brexit talks with ‘a lot of oomph’

Boris Johnson vows to enter Brexit talks with ‘a lot of oomph’

He accused his European neighbours of being 'a bit negative' ahead of Brexit talks with Germany and France.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson discuss free trade deal

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson discuss free trade deal

The US president has said he had a "great discussion" with the Prime Minister about securing a free trade deal between the two countries.

Tom Brake: Boris Johnson plans to ‘crash’ out of EU

Tom Brake: Boris Johnson plans to ‘crash’ out of EU

The Lib Dem MP has called Boris Johnson’s backstop proposals 'so vague as to be embarrassing'.

Donald Tusk rejects Boris Johnson’s backstop demands

Donald Tusk rejects Boris Johnson’s backstop demands

Boris Johnson had called for the Irish backstop to be scrapped, calling it "anti-democratic".

Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

PM: Anti-vaccine 'mumbo jumbo' to blame for measles rise

PM: Anti-vaccine 'mumbo jumbo' to blame for measles rise

The number of cases of measles has risen in the UK and the Prime Minister is seeking urgent action to boost vaccinations.

Sir Roger Gale: Dismissing leaked Brexit report ‘sheer folly’

Sir Roger Gale: Dismissing leaked Brexit report ‘sheer folly’

He said a leaked government document that predicted the worst case scenarios of a no-deal Brexit is 'not helpful', but its findings should not be dismissed.

Boris Johnson heads to Europe for debut summit

Boris Johnson heads to Europe for debut summit

He heads to France and Germany to call for a new Brexit agreement, as his government faces pressure for spending millions on an ad campaign.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Campaigner stumbles in legal battle against Johnson over bus claim

Campaigner stumbles in legal battle against Johnson over bus claim

The case related to Boris Johnson’s 2016 claim the UK sends £350 million a week to the European Union.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

Prison reform activists ridicule Johnson’s tough stance on crime

Prison reform activists ridicule Johnson’s tough stance on crime

Prison reform campaigners have slammed Boris Johnson’s proposal to ‘come down hard’ on violent and sexual offenders as a bid to win votes.

Still time to avoid no deal Brexit ‘chaos’

Still time to avoid no deal Brexit ‘chaos’

Justice secretary Robert Buckland says there is still time to avoid the 'chaos' of a no-deal Brexit.

Diane Abbott: Labour will call no-confidence vote 'when we can win'

Diane Abbott: Labour will call no-confidence vote 'when we can win'

Labour will put forward a no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson only once it knows it can win, according to Dianne Abbott.

Boris Johnson: More jail time for violent criminals

Boris Johnson: More jail time for violent criminals

The Prime Minister has ordered an urgent review of sentencing which could see violent criminals serving more of their sentence in prison.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'Brexit Party exists to keep politics honest'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'Brexit Party exists to keep politics honest'

The Brexit Party MEP said her party existed to hold politicians to account, and "return faith in the democratic system".

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