Boris Johnson

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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

PMQs: Boris Johsnon thanks opposition for ‘cooperation’

PMQs: Boris Johsnon thanks opposition for ‘cooperation’

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn adopted a more subdued tone in the Commons today, which saw far fewer MPs than usual due to coronavirus.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Coronavirus: UK death toll surpasses 2,000

Coronavirus: UK death toll surpasses 2,000

Find out the latest information on how coronavirus affects you with daily updates on the steps being taken in the UK to tackle Covid-19.

Grant Shapps: PM ‘following science not knee-jerk reactions’

Grant Shapps: PM ‘following science not knee-jerk reactions’

It follows Boris Johnson's announcement that daily televised briefings will now take place to update the public on the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: ‘Trust the government’, says Lord Falconer

Coronavirus: ‘Trust the government’, says Lord Falconer

The Labour peer has said he has "faith" in the government's action on Covid-19, as opinion among politicians and experts continues to vary.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn row over whose party is more sexist

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn row over whose party is more sexist

The PM refused to apologise for “repeated offensive remarks” against women and instead slated the Labour leader for his own party's record.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

PM to chair Cobra meeting after UK’s third coronavirus death

PM to chair Cobra meeting after UK’s third coronavirus death

Boris Johnson is expected to say that he is “confident the British people are ready to play their part in that” in tackling the outbreak.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Boris Johnson: I take no lessons on bullying from Jeremy Corbyn

Boris Johnson: I take no lessons on bullying from Jeremy Corbyn

The PM and labour leader clashed over bullying during PMQs as Mr Corbyn called for an independent inquiry into the conduct of Priti Patel.

Lord Falconer ‘impressed’ by government coronavirus response

Lord Falconer ‘impressed’ by government coronavirus response

The Labour peer said Boris Johnson’s administration had struck the right balance between “being open with the country and at the same time not causing the country to panic”.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020

Liz Truss: UK seeking ‘rapid progress’ in US trade deal

Liz Truss: UK seeking ‘rapid progress’ in US trade deal

The International Trade Secretary has said "both sides are very committed" to reaching an agreement as the UK revealed its negotiation aims.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020

UK could abandon trade talks with EU if no progress by June

UK could abandon trade talks with EU if no progress by June

The UK has set out its Brexit trade stance but said if no progress is made by June, it may have to focus on no deal preparations instead.

Councillor of flood-hit town wants ‘leadership’ from government

Councillor of flood-hit town wants ‘leadership’ from government

Caroline Healy called for more leadership from the government over floods, but admitted that does not necessarily mean a visit from the PM.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Sajid Javid: PM’s adviser shakeup ‘not in the national interest’

Sajid Javid: PM’s adviser shakeup ‘not in the national interest’

The ex-Chancellor explains why he felt forced to quit Cabinet, making an apparent jibe at senior Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings.

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson is a ‘part-time Prime Minister’

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson is a ‘part-time Prime Minister’

The Labour leader has slated the PM for having his "head in the sand in a mansion in Kent" rather than visiting flood-hit communities.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn: PM’s flood response ‘wholly inadequate’

Jeremy Corbyn: PM’s flood response ‘wholly inadequate’

The Labour leader said Boris Johnson had shown his “true colours” not having visited communities as over 100 flood warnings remain in place.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Home Secretary: Boris Johnson 'absolutely is not a racist'

Home Secretary: Boris Johnson 'absolutely is not a racist'

Priti Patel defended Boris Johnson after rap artist Dave labelled him a “real racist” in his politically charged Brit Awards performance.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

Iain Duncan Smith: People underestimate Boris Johnson

Iain Duncan Smith: People underestimate Boris Johnson

The former Conservative has warned people not to confuse the PM’s “public persona” with his “inner core” after a shock Cabinet shakeup.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Boris Johnson: Lords' pay rise 'a decision for them'

Boris Johnson: Lords' pay rise 'a decision for them'

As of April, peers will receive a rise from £313 per day to £323, totalling an annual tax-free income of more than £48,000.

Jeremy Corbyn: Would PM expel foreign criminals if they were white?

Jeremy Corbyn: Would PM expel foreign criminals if they were white?

Boris Johnson and the Labour leader came to blows in a row over race, deportation and Windrush during PMQs this afternoon.

Grant Shapps: HS2 project will be run ‘like the Olympics’

Grant Shapps: HS2 project will be run ‘like the Olympics’

The Transport Secretary acknowledged that the project had been so far been “terribly managed” but vowed to deliver it on time and on budget.

Australia ‘optimistic’ for ‘ambitious’ free trade deal with UK

Australia ‘optimistic’ for ‘ambitious’ free trade deal with UK

The Australian High Commissioner to the UK has told talkRADIO that his government is “full of optimism” for post-Brexit trade negotiations.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn: North will be ‘sorely disappointed’ by HS2 plans

Jeremy Corbyn: North will be ‘sorely disappointed’ by HS2 plans

The PM has confirmed the railway will go ahead along with a string of other transport measures, but the Labour leader said it was enough.

Boris Johnson gives HS2 green light

Boris Johnson gives HS2 green light

The PM has given the go ahead to the controversial high speed railway today despite concerns over costs and the environment.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

Government looking into potential for Scotland-NI bridge

Government looking into potential for Scotland-NI bridge

Number 10 has said a “range of officials” are looking at Boris Johnson's ambition to build a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

Sadiq Khan: Government has ‘questions to answer’ after Streatham attack

Sadiq Khan: Government has ‘questions to answer’ after Streatham attack

Sadiq Khan has questioned the government’s handling of terrorists released from prison after Sudesh Amman stabbed two people in Streatham, writes Bethany Papworth

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

‘Fanciful and deranged’: PM rejects SNP Scottish visa plans

‘Fanciful and deranged’: PM rejects SNP Scottish visa plans

Ian Blackford has said the PM "doesn't have a clue", accusing him of rejecting plans for a separate Scottish visa "without consideration".

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Boris Johnson: We’ve crossed the Brexit finish line

Boris Johnson: We’ve crossed the Brexit finish line

Boris Johnson has hailed crossing the “Brexit finish line” after the Parliament approved his Withdrawal Agreement Bill for the final time.

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".

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