Boris Johnson

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Ian Blackford: ‘Devolution under attack from Tory government’

Ian Blackford: ‘Devolution under attack from Tory government’

The SNP’s Commons leader claimed that "powers are being grabbed back to Westminster" as he took on Boris Johnson in PMQs.

MPs to reconsider Brexit deal amendments after Lords defeats

MPs to reconsider Brexit deal amendments after Lords defeats

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal will return to the Commons for further scrutiny today after he suffered five defeats in the House of Lords.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Brexit day Cabinet meeting to be held in north of England

Brexit day Cabinet meeting to be held in north of England

Boris Johnson has planned to take his Cabinet on tour to the North of England as part of his promise to “work for the whole country”.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Justice system handles highest number of knife crimes in decade

Justice system handles highest number of knife crimes in decade

The Ministry of Justice said more than 22,000 crimes involving knives or offensive weapons were dealt with in the year up to September 2019.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

PMQs: Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson a ‘democracy denier’

PMQs: Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson a ‘democracy denier’

The SNP's Westminster leader said the PM's rejection of a second poll on Scottish independence was "unacceptable and unsustainable".

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mark Francois: I offered to ‘whack’ Big Ben for Brexit myself

Mark Francois: I offered to ‘whack’ Big Ben for Brexit myself

The Conservative MP said it was "brilliant" that the PM has suggested a crowdfunder to meet the costs of "bonging" Big Ben on Brexit day.

PM ‘absolutely confident’ that Royals will resolve Sussex crisis

PM ‘absolutely confident’ that Royals will resolve Sussex crisis

Boris Johnson said he is “absolutely confident” that the Royal Family will "sort out" the future roles of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

‘Highly likely’ that Iran shot down Ukrainian aircraft, say leaders

‘Highly likely’ that Iran shot down Ukrainian aircraft, say leaders

Western leaders have said there is evidence that the crash was caused by an Iranian missile but added that it could have been unintentional.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

EU official: ‘Impossible’ to agree full trade deal by end of 2020

EU official: ‘Impossible’ to agree full trade deal by end of 2020

Ursula Von der Leyen has said negotiators "cannot expect to agree on every single aspect" of an EU-UK trade deal without an extension.

Jeremy Corbyn: PM 'unable to stand up to Trump’ amid Iran tension

Jeremy Corbyn: PM 'unable to stand up to Trump’ amid Iran tension

Mr Corbyn attacked Boris Johnson's response to escalating tension in Iran during Prime Minister's Questions.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Boris Johnson and Iraqi PM to ‘work together’ amid Iran tension

Boris Johnson and Iraqi PM to ‘work together’ amid Iran tension

The PM and Adel Abdul-Mahdi have agreed to “find a diplomatic way forward” in the wake of the death of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

PM’s aide calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to apply for Number 10

PM’s aide calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to apply for Number 10

Dominic Cummings has appealed to "super-talented weirdos" to apply for jobs in Downing Street to improve government decision making.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

Brexit withdrawal bill passes House of Commons

Brexit withdrawal bill passes House of Commons

Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Bill to leave the European Union has passed through the House of Commons.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn: Queen’s Speech ‘woefully inadequate’

Jeremy Corbyn: Queen’s Speech ‘woefully inadequate’

The Labour leader took to the despatch box to criticise the government’s new legislative programme as one of “gimmicks and false promises”.

Queen’s Speech: Boris Johnson unveils ‘radical’ programme

Queen’s Speech: Boris Johnson unveils ‘radical’ programme

The PM has presented the “most radical Queen's Speech in a generation” with measures to deliver Brexit and the “people's priorities”.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

MPs return to Parliament for first sitting since general election

MPs return to Parliament for first sitting since general election

Boris Johnson said the new Parliament was a "vast improvement" on the last as he urged members to "heal the divisions of our country".

Lib Dem MP: Bill to block Brexit delay ‘utterly reckless’

Lib Dem MP: Bill to block Brexit delay ‘utterly reckless’

Daisy Cooper has said there is "absolutely no way" the UK could negotiate a trade deal by December 2020, as Boris Johnson has promised.

Boris Johnson and Theresa May pictured celebrating Tory win

Boris Johnson and Theresa May pictured celebrating Tory win

The pair appeared to put their past differences behind them as they were photographed celebrating the party's election win.

Boris Johnson to block further Brexit delay

Boris Johnson to block further Brexit delay

Ministers have re-worked the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to "legally prohibit" any further extensions to the Brexit deadline.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Nicky Morgan keeps cabinet role despite standing down as MP

Nicky Morgan keeps cabinet role despite standing down as MP

Nicky Morgan will keep her role as Culture Secretary and be given a life peerage as part of the Prime Minister's mini cabinet reshuffle.

Tom Brake: ‘Massive opportunity’ for Lib Dems to take centre ground

Tom Brake: ‘Massive opportunity’ for Lib Dems to take centre ground

The former MP has said that Boris Johnson's next move could open an opportunity in the political centre ground for the Liberal Democrats.

MPs to vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal this week

MPs to vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal this week

The Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) will be brought before the Commons on Friday.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Boris Johnson: 'We have to stand up to the United States sometimes'

Boris Johnson: 'We have to stand up to the United States sometimes'

The PM said he does not agree with the White House on climate change and will make the case for becoming carbon neutral "very forcefully".

Boris Johnson in conversation with Julia Hartley-Brewer - IN FULL

Boris Johnson in conversation with Julia Hartley-Brewer - IN FULL

The Prime Minister spoke to talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer as the 2019 general election campaign draws to a close.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson to go head-to-head for second time

Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson to go head-to-head for second time

The pair will take part in their second televised head-to-head debate of the election campaign tonight.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Boris Johnson accused of ‘politicising’ London Bridge deaths

Row over Boris Johnson ‘politicising’ London Bridge terror deaths

The father of one victim has asked that his son's death not be used to further an "agenda of hate" and justify "draconian sentences".

Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Boris Johnson: 74 convicted terrorists on early release

Boris Johnson: 74 convicted terrorists on early release

The government has launched an urgent review into licence conditions of convicted terrorists after two people were killed by an ex-prisoner.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

Michael Gove turned away from leaders’ climate change debate

Michael Gove turned away from leaders’ climate change debate

Michael Gove has accused opposition party leaders of a “denial of democracy” after he was refused entry to a leaders’ debate on the climate.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Boris Johnson sorry for ‘hurt and offence’ from Tory Islamophobia

Boris Johnson sorry for ‘hurt and offence’ from Tory Islamophobia

He apologised for the “hurt and offence” caused by Islamophobia coming from within the Conservative Party.

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson trying to ‘cover up’ NHS sale

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson trying to ‘cover up’ NHS sale

He said he has obtained official documents that show the NHS would be “up for sale” under a post-Brexit trade deal.

Robert Jenrick: Antisemitism falls if Jeremy Corbyn steps down

Robert Jenrick: Antisemitism falls if Jeremy Corbyn steps down

The Housing Secretary said “antisemitism will abate in the Labour Party when Jeremy Corbyn is no longer its leader”

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to apologise to Jewish community

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to apologise to Jewish community

He declined multiple opportunities to apologise to the Jewish community after the Chief Rabbi said he was unfit to be Prime Minister.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Boris Johnson dismisses criticism of Tory handling of Islamophobia

Boris Johnson dismisses criticism of Tory handling of Islamophobia

The Prime Minster has said Conservative members guilty of discrimination are dismissed from the party "first bounce".

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Chuka Umunna: Only Boris Johnson knows whether he is a racist

Chuka Umunna: Only Boris Johnson knows whether he is a racist

He accused Boris Johnson of saying and doing “racist” things, but did not go so far as to call him a racist.

Fact checkers criticise Tory manifesto

Fact checkers criticise Tory manifesto

Fact-checking organisations have questioned the Conservative Party’s financial figures after it released its manifesto on Sunday.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Ken Livingstone: Boris Johnson ‘just wants to be a celebrity’

Ken Livingstone: Boris Johnson ‘just wants to be a celebrity’

The former Labour London Mayor said the Prime Minister is "happy to keep talking about Brexit" because he has no "great political agenda".

Dominic Raab defends CCHQ changing Twitter name to 'factcheckuk'

Dominic Raab defends CCHQ changing Twitter name to 'factcheckuk'

Mr Raab said the Tory Party were "rebutting scaremongering" when its press office rebranded its Twitter account as a fact-checking service.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn clash over Brexit in TV debate

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn clash over Brexit in TV debate

The Prime Minister and leader of the opposition went head to head over Brexit and the NHS in the first TV debate of the general election.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to go head-to-head in TV debate

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to go head-to-head in TV debate

The Prime Minister has written a letter to the leader of the opposition ahead of the hour-long showdown, asking him about his Brexit stance.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Michael Gove: PM ‘hit the nail on the head’ with Jeremy Corbyn jibe

Michael Gove: PM ‘hit the nail on the head’ with Jeremy Corbyn jibe

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has defended "onanism" comments that Boris Johnson is set to make about Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Dominic Grieve: PM is ‘a liar’ and Corbyn would be ‘disastrous’

Dominic Grieve: PM is ‘a liar’ and Corbyn would be ‘disastrous’

Dominic Grieve has labelled Boris Johnson a "liar" but said he will do "everything possible" to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson to chair emergency meeting over flooding

Boris Johnson to chair emergency meeting over flooding

The Prime Minister will chair the Cobra meeting this afernoon after the north of England was hit by severe flooding last week.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Boris Johnson breaks self-imposed booze ban for second time

Boris Johnson breaks self-imposed booze ban for second time

The Prime Minister had claimed on the campaign trail he would not drink until Brexit is sorted.

Armistice Day: Tories and Labour make promises to Armed Forces

Armistice Day: Tories and Labour make promises to Armed Forces

Both the Prime Minister and the Labour leader have pledged to improve support for the Armed Forces if their parties win the election.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Conservatives and Greens launch general election campaigns

Conservatives and Greens launch general election campaigns

The PM promised to deliver Brexit and invest in the NHS, while the Green Party pledged to get the UK net zero carbon by 2030.

General election: Five-week campaign period begins

General election: Five-week campaign period begins

Today is the first day of the five-week general election campaign period, after Parliament was dissolved in the early hours of this morning.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Downing Street: PM will not form election pact with Brexit Party

Downing Street: PM will not form election pact with Brexit Party

Number 10 has confirmed that the Conservatives will not form an alliance with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party ahead of the general election.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Legislation to trigger December 12 election becomes law

Legislation to trigger December 12 election becomes law

Legislation triggering an early general election on December 12 has become law after receiving Royal Assent.

Jeremy Corbyn launches 2019 general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn launches 2019 general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn criticised “the elite” as he launched Labour's election campaign in his first major speech ahead of the December 12 poll.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Boris Johnson prepares for ‘tough’ election campaign

Boris Johnson prepares for ‘tough’ election campaign

He warned Conservative MPs against acting complacent, despite the government emerging victorious from a battle over an early election date.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Boris Johnson: Labour want Brexit on 'twelfth of never'

Boris Johnson: Labour want Brexit on 'twelfth of never'

The Prime Minister accused opposition MPs of trying to delay Brexit "forever".

Boris Johnson pushes ahead with early election plans

Boris Johnson pushes ahead with early election plans

Boris Johnson is expected to once again ask MPs to support a December 12 election despite the measure being defeated on Monday night.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s bid for December 12 general election

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s bid for December 12 general election

The Prime Minister has said he will put forward a "short Bill" to try again to get MPs to back having an election on December 12 after they rejected it this evening.

Lib Dems and SNP may overrule Boris Johnson’s election date

Lib Dems and SNP may overrule Boris Johnson’s election date

Boris Johnson may be successful in his bid for an early election if the European Union grants a Brexit extension until January 31.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

EU to reveal Brexit delay decision as MPs consider early election

EU to reveal Brexit delay decision as MPs consider early election

An EU decision is expected today outlining if, and crucially for how long, a Brexit delay may be granted, which could influence an election.

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