Boris Johnson

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

PM: We are taking every reasonable step to prepare for second wave

PM: We are taking every reasonable step to prepare for second wave

Sir Keir Starmer has challenged Boris Johnson over whether he has read the report that warns of 120,000 deaths in a second coronavirus wave.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Boris Johnson bans Huawei from Britain’s 5G network

Boris Johnson bans Huawei from Britain’s 5G network

The Prime Minister has banned the Chinese tech firm from involvement in the UK’s 5G network in the latest government U-turn.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020

Announcement on mandatory face masks due in coming days

Announcement on mandatory face masks due in coming days

Boris Johnson has urged the public to wear face masks in shops with an announcement due soon over whether it will be made compulsory.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020

Boris Johnson thanks school leavers for celebration sacrifice

Boris Johnson thanks school leavers for celebration sacrifice

The PM said that by missing out on parties, festivals and presentations, young Brits had helped save hundreds of thousands of lives.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

PMQs: Boris Johnson resists care home comment apology

PMQs: Boris Johnson resists care home comment apology

The Prime Minister did not apologise but said he takes full responsibility for decisions made in care homes in response to coronavirus.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

PMQs: ‘The PM can’t just bat away challenge’, says Keir Starmer

PMQs: ‘The PM can’t just bat away challenge’, says Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of failing to address criticism of coronavirus policy when lives and livelihoods are at stake.

Labour’s Jim McMahon: Boris Johnson’s plan ‘absolutely pathetic’

Labour’s Jim McMahon: Boris Johnson’s plan ‘absolutely pathetic’

The shadow transport secretary strongly criticised the PM’s new infrastructure plan and called for more support for the travel industry.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Boris Johnson vows to ‘build, build, build’ with £5 billion plan

Boris Johnson vows to ‘build, build, build’ with £5 billion plan

The Prime Minister said the Covi-19 crisis has provided the moment to address problems that governments have “failed to tackle for decades”.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

PMQs: Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over contact tracing app

PMQs: Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over contact tracing app

The Prime Minister has claimed that no other country in the world has managed to develop a properly functioning coronavirus tracing app.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Pubs, weddings and the two-metre rule: PM sets out lockdown changes

Pubs, weddings and the two-metre rule: PM sets out lockdown changes

Boris Johnson has announced a series of changes to England's lockdown restrictions, coming into force from July 4. Read the full list here.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Tributes pour in for Dame Vera Lynn who has died aged 103

Tributes pour in for Dame Vera Lynn who has died aged 103

The Queen is to send a private message of condolence to the family of the iconic World War Two entertainer, who has died aged 103.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

PM pressed on promise to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

PM pressed on promise to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

Keir Starmer said "nothing has been done" to remove the NHS fee for foreign health workers since the PM promised to drop the charge in May.

PMQs: Keir Starmer offers to ‘swap places’ with Boris Johnson

PMQs: Keir Starmer offers to ‘swap places’ with Boris Johnson

The Labour leader sparked cheers and jeers during PMQs as he offered to switch places with the PM during a heated debate over schools.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Munira Mirza’s role in race commission sparks criticism

Munira Mirza’s role in race commission sparks criticism

Critics say Ms Mirza's doubt in the existence of institutional racism undermines the credibility of the new racial disparities commission.

Keir Starmer brands DFID announcement ‘pure distraction’

Keir Starmer brands DFID announcement ‘pure distraction’

Keir Starmer has criticised Boris Johnson’s move to scrap the Department for International Development in a merger with the Foreign Office.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

Brexit: ‘Very good’ chance of reaching UK-EU trade deal, says PM

Brexit: ‘Very good’ chance of reaching UK-EU trade deal, says PM

The PM said he believes the UK and the EU can strike a trade deal by the end of 2020, "provided we really focus now and get on and do it".

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

PMQs: Two-metre social distance rule to be kept ‘under review’

PMQs: Two-metre social distance rule to be kept ‘under review’

Boris Johnson was challenged over the science behind reducing the two-metre social distancing rule by the SNP's Ian Blackford.

Keir Starmer ‘needs to make up his mind’ on schools, says PM

Keir Starmer ‘needs to make up his mind’ on schools, says PM

The Labour leader said Boris Johnson must take responsibility "for his own failings" in a row over reopening the UK’s schools amid lockdown.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Boris Johnson: Government cannot ignore feelings of injustice

Boris Johnson: Government cannot ignore feelings of injustice

The Prime Minister has addressed the Black Lives Matter protests as activists plan to commemorate George Floyd’s funeral in London.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

PM urged to confront Donald Trump over George Floyd death

PM urged to confront Donald Trump over George Floyd death

Keir Starmer has urged Boris Johnson to address Donald Trump's response to the death of George Floyd when he next speaks to him.

Boris Johnson: People of this country want MPs back at work

Boris Johnson: People of this country want MPs back at work

The PM defended the controversial move to bring MPs back to the Commons after Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer branded it “shameful”.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Durham Police: Dominic Cummings may have committed ‘minor breach’

Durham Police: Dominic Cummings may have committed ‘minor breach’

Dominic Cummings may have committed a “minor breach” of lockdown regulations but will face no further action, according to Durham police.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Boris Johnson dismisses call for Dominic Cummings inquiry

Boris Johnson dismisses call for Dominic Cummings inquiry

The Prime Minister said he did not think an inquiry into his aide's alleged lockdown breach was a "very good use of official time".

Monday, May 25, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

Dominic Cummings did not speak to the PM before driving to Durham

Dominic Cummings did not speak to the PM before driving to Durham

Dominic Cummings said he did not tell Boris Johnson before driving to County Durham as he answered allegations that he breached lockdown.

Alastair Campbell: ‘We are governed by a bunch of liars’

Alastair Campbell: ‘We are governed by a bunch of liars’

The former political aide has accused the government of a "pack of lies" for defending Dominic Cummings’ alleged breach of lockdown rules.

talkRADIO poll: Majority want Dominic Cummings out

talkRADIO poll: Majority want Dominic Cummings out

talkRADIO's social media polls have shown that most people think the PM's top aide should resign after he was accused of flouting lockdown.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Boris Johnson cancels NHS fee for foreign health workers

Boris Johnson cancels NHS fee for foreign health workers

The U-turn follows a Tory revolt over the scheme and opposition calls for the government to reconsider in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Keir Starmer urges PM to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

Keir Starmer urges PM to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

The opposition leader implored the government to review the Immigration Health Surcharge for NHS staff in light of the coronavirus crisis.

PMQs: Boris Johnson ‘confident’ virus tracking effective by June

PMQs: Boris Johnson ‘confident’ virus tracking effective by June

The PM said he is confident the UK will have a coronavirus test, track and trace system in place by June 1 after criticism from Keir Starmer.

Captain Tom Moore to receive knighthood

Captain Tom Moore to receive knighthood

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland told talkRADIO that the war veteran and NHS fundraiser “epitomises the best of what it is to be British”.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Keir Starmer ‘baffled’ by PM’s coronavirus comparison reluctance

Keir Starmer ‘baffled’ by PM’s coronavirus comparison reluctance

The Labour leader said is was "obvious" the UK stopped comparing Covid-19 death tolls once the UK's number became the highest in Europe.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Mike Graham rips up Guardian over Boris Johnson criticism

Mike Graham rips up Guardian over Boris Johnson criticism

talkRADIO's Mike Graham tore up the newspaper and hurled it across the studio, asking: “Exactly which part of all this do they not get?”

Monday, May 11, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer: Clarity and reassurance in ‘short supply’

Sir Keir Starmer: Clarity and reassurance in ‘short supply’

The Labour leader criticised Boris Johnson for announcing lockdown changes on television before presenting the full document to Parliament.

Miriam Margolyes ‘wanting’ PM to die remark sparks 240 complaints

Miriam Margolyes ‘wanting’ PM to die remark sparks 240 complaints

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has said it is “yet to decide” whether or not to investigate Channel 4 for airing the remarks.

Mike Graham: ‘We have become a nation of nincompoops’

Mike Graham: ‘We have become a nation of nincompoops’

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham poked fun at those calling for clarity over Boris Johnson’s plans to ease the UK out of coronavirus lockdown.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Alastair Campbell attacks media for ‘cheerleading’ Boris Johnson

Alastair Campbell attacks media for ‘cheerleading’ Boris Johnson

The ex-Labour adviser accused journalists of failing to reflect the UK's coronavirus crisis with the "sense of urgency" as other countries.

Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over coronavirus comparisons

Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over coronavirus comparisons

As Britain's death toll became the highest in Europe, the Labour leader asked at PMQs: “How on Earth did it come to this?”

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Birthday wishes pour in as Captain Tom Moore turns 100

Birthday wishes pour in as Captain Tom Moore turns 100

Boris Johnson has led well wishes for Captain Tom Moore, as the NHS fundraiser and World War Two veteran celebrates his 100th birthday.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Dan Wootton lambasts ‘nasty’ critics of Boris Johnson baby news

Dan Wootton lambasts ‘nasty’ critics of Boris Johnson baby news

talkRADIO's Dan Wootton said critics were “out of step with the country” after some claimed Mr Johnson missed PMQs to avoid scrutiny.

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds 'thrilled' by arrival of baby boy

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds 'thrilled' by arrival of baby boy

A spokeswoman said both mother and baby are “doing very well” after the birth in a London hospital this morning.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

Boris Johnson: I refuse to throw away sacrifice of British people

Boris Johnson: I refuse to throw away sacrifice of British people

The PM urged Brits to continue to show “unity and determination” by observing the social distancing laws, as he returned to Number 10 today.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

‘It was a pleasure’, says nurse who cared for Boris Johnson

‘It was a pleasure’, says nurse who cared for Boris Johnson

Luis Pitarma and Jenny McGee were personally thanked by the PM for remaining at his side as he fought coronavirus in intensive care.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Monday, April 13, 2020

Downing Street: Boris Johnson focusing on health over work

Downing Street: Boris Johnson focusing on health over work

The PM's official spokesman said Mr Johnson will not be immediately returning to work as he recuperates at his country residence, Chequers.

Mike Graham praises Labour MP's support of Boris Johnson message

Mike Graham praises Labour MP's support of Boris Johnson message

talkRADIO's Mike Graham has accused Boris Johnson's critics of spreading "hate and bile" after the PM was discharged from hospital.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Law firm sacks Labour councillor who said PM ‘deserves’ Covid-19

Law firm sacks Labour councillor who said PM ‘deserves’ Covid-19

In reaction to Boris Johnson's coronavirus illness, Sheila Oakes said: “Sorry, he completely deserves this”

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Health minister: Boris Johnson ‘set a very clear strategy’

Health minister: Boris Johnson ‘set a very clear strategy’

Edward Argar denied that Boris Johnson’s Covid-19 hospitalisation has left a “power vacuum” in government, saying the Cabinet is “united”.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Labour councillor: Boris Johnson ‘deserves’ coronavirus

Labour councillor: Boris Johnson ‘deserves’ coronavirus

The Amber Valley Labour group said it "utterly condemns" the remarks and has withdrawn the whip from Ms Oakes while is investigates.

‘No lightweight’: Dominic Raab carries out deputy PM duties

‘No lightweight’: Dominic Raab carries out deputy PM duties

The Foreign Secretary has been put in charge of running the government “where necessary” while Boris Johnson receives critical care.

Well wishes pour in for Boris Johnson

Well wishes pour in for Boris Johnson

Politicians and public figures at home and abroad have joined in wishing the PM well as he fights coronavirus in intensive care.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: If anyone is a fighter, it’s Boris Johnson

Julia Hartley-Brewer: If anyone is a fighter, it’s Boris Johnson

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer sends her best wishes to Boris Johnson, who is in intensive care as part of his treatment for Covid-19.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

Boris Johnson ‘remains in charge’ despite hospital stay

Boris Johnson ‘remains in charge’ despite hospital stay

The PM said he was in "good spirits" after being admitted to hospital last night as a "precautionary step" as his Covid-19 symptoms persist.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020

Boris Johnson ‘battling valiantly on’, says Health Secretary

Boris Johnson ‘battling valiantly on’, says Health Secretary

Matt Hancock said the Prime Minister is "on the mend" after contracting Covid-19 and remains "heavily involved" in the government response.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock test positive for coronavirus

Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock test positive for coronavirus

The Prime Minister has said he developed mild symptoms of a temperature and persistent cough over the last 24 hours.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn attends final PMQs as Labour leader

Jeremy Corbyn attends final PMQs as Labour leader

Boris Johnson has paid tribute to Jeremy Corbyn as he took to the despatch box for the last time as leader of the opposition this afternoon.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Boris Johnson’s lockdown statement - READ AND WATCH IN FULL

Boris Johnson’s lockdown statement - READ AND WATCH IN FULL

This is the Prime Minister's full statement announcing the most drastic peacetime measures to tackle coronavirus.

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