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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's plan to increase prison sentences will not reduce crime or make public safer, says report

Study commissioned by Prison Reform Trust finds that punitive reforms in government bill would only add to pressures on overstretched jails
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson accused of using immigration system 'as a marketing gimmick' over high skill visa

'Changing the name of a visa and removing a cap that's never been hit is not a serious plan'
Independent - Published

Videos for Boris Johnson


Boris Johnson signs Brexit Withdrawal Agreement [Video]Boris Johnson signs Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has formally signed the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in Downing Street, in the presence of EU and Foreign Office officials. It comes after the Queen gave her royal assent to..

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Boris Johnson celebrates Chinese New Year at Number 10 [Video]Boris Johnson celebrates Chinese New Year at Number 10

Boris Johnson participated in a lion-awakening ritual by "painting" the eyes of Chinese lion performers outside Number 10 as part of Chinese New Year celebrations. Report by Czubalam. Like us on..

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U.S. denies Britain's extradition request for diplomat's wife [Video]U.S. denies Britain's extradition request for diplomat's wife

The United States has declined Britain's request for the extradition of a U.S. diplomat's wife who was involved in a car crash last year that killed a British teenager, the State Department said on..

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No breakthrough, says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband after meeting with PM [Video]No breakthrough, says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband after meeting with PM

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband has said there was "no breakthrough" with Boris Johnson when they discussed efforts to free the British-Iranian mother from imprisonment in Tehran. Richard Ratcliffe..

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Boris Johnson: The Labour Party needs to change their tune [Video]Boris Johnson: The Labour Party needs to change their tune

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Boris Johnson of not answering questions on Universal Credit during PMQs. The Labour Party leader brought up concerns over the two-child limit, saying it had brought about..

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Boris Johnson departs Downing Street for PMQs [Video]Boris Johnson departs Downing Street for PMQs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street for the Houses of Parliament for this week's Prime Minister's Questions. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Facebook targets UK growth with 1,000 hires this year [Video]Facebook targets UK growth with 1,000 hires this year

Facebook is to increase its UK workforce by 1,000 by creating a host of new technology roles. As Adam Reed reports, vice-president for Europe, Nicola Mendelsohn, sees a bright future for Facebook in..

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Brexit: Government suffers fourth defeat in the Lords [Video]Brexit: Government suffers fourth defeat in the Lords

The Government has suffered a fourth defeat in the Lords over Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal as peers backed a move to ensure the rights of child refugees to be reunited with their families in the UK...

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Davos 2020: Greta vs. Trump, businesses scored on climate action [Video]Davos 2020: Greta vs. Trump, businesses scored on climate action

Climate change and environmental destruction top the risks highlighted by world decision-makers in a survey ahead of the 2020 gathering of the global elite in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Conway..

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Johnson welcomes Kenyatta to Downing Street [Video]Johnson welcomes Kenyatta to Downing Street

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Downing Street for talks with the Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

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Johnson holds talks with Egyptian president [Video]Johnson holds talks with Egyptian president

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi for talks in Downing Street this morning. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow..

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Ministers arriving in Downing Street for Cabinet [Video]Ministers arriving in Downing Street for Cabinet

Senior government ministers have arrived in Downing Street this morning for today’s Cabinet meeting with the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at..

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Prince Harry And Boris Johnson Meet African Leaders In London [Video]Prince Harry And Boris Johnson Meet African Leaders In London

Britain’s Prince Harry attended a summit for leaders of 21 African countries in London. Reuters reports that the summit was hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday. Harry met the presidents..

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Boris Johnson bounces around at UK-Africa summit [Video]Boris Johnson bounces around at UK-Africa summit

The Prime Minister visited the Pavegen stall at the UK-Africa summit, where he jumped on a mat that converts footsteps into energy. The aim of the summit is to build trade partnerships with African..

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UK courts deeper trade ties with Africa ahead of Brexit [Video]UK courts deeper trade ties with Africa ahead of Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for deeper trade ties with Africa on Monday, at a summit in the UK capital attended by the leaders of 21 African countries. David Doyle reports.

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Boris Johnson: Post-Brexit Britain will put people before passports [Video]Boris Johnson: Post-Brexit Britain will put people before passports

Boris Johnson has set out his post-Brexit trade pitch to African leaders with his vision to put "people before passports" in an immigration system overhaul. The Prime Minister was tempting premiers..

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PM calls for UK to be Africa's investment partner of choice [Video]PM calls for UK to be Africa's investment partner of choice

Boris Johnson calls for the UK to be the "investment partner of choice" for Africa as he opened an investment summit in London. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Prince Harry arrives at Africa Investment Summit in London [Video]Prince Harry arrives at Africa Investment Summit in London

Britain's Prince Harry attended a summit for leaders of 21 African countries in London hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday after speaking of his unhappiness at giving up his royal duties.

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Boris Johnson calls for UK to be 'partner of choice' for Africa [Video]Boris Johnson calls for UK to be 'partner of choice' for Africa

Boris Johnson calls for the UK to be the "investment partner of choice" for Africa at a conference in London on Monday. The Prime Minister has said that he hopes the gathering will "generate new..

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Boris Johnson wishes Harry and Meghan the very best for their future [Video]Boris Johnson wishes Harry and Meghan the very best for their future

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wishes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "the very best for the future" after they said they would cease to be working members of the royal family. Mr Johnson was speaking in..

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EU warns Boris Johnson that trying to use threat of US trade deal in 'bidding war' after Brexit will fail

Michel Barnier also suggests UK will never earn the same 'respect' from US and China outside EU
Independent - Published

After Brexit-settling election, UK firms see business bounce

At Bruderer UK, a small firm selling metal-stamping machines from an industrial estate just north of London, business kicked into high gear right after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's big election win..
Reuters - Published

Confidence rises in UK economy after election, but will it last?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's emphatic December election win has triggered a burst of optimism among British businesses and consumers, weakening the case for a Bank of England interest rate cut this..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson tells US Harry Dunn suspect 'needs to return' as diplomatic row escalates

PM raised 'tragic case' of teenager in phone call to Donald Trump, Downing Street spokesperson says
Independent - Published

Brexit: Boris Johnson's hopes of US trade deal rest on progress in EU talks, warns Mnuchin

There are 'certain issues' the UK 'needs to resolve with the EU' first, US trade secretary says - as prime minister seeks to launch parallel talks
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson rows back on proposal to introduce amnesty for undocumented migrants

Government quietly scraps idea months after Prime Minister said it would be considered to improve 'anomalous' policy of deporting anyone without correct papers
Independent - Published

Poorer areas that backed Tories face fresh cuts to local services as funding switched to wealthy southern regions

New Conservative MPs representing seats losing out challenged to stand up to Boris Johnson - before cash is diverted to Surrey and Hampshire
Independent - Published

UK to use high tariff threat to raise pressure in trade negotiations: The Times

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is mulling to use the threat of high tariffs to raise pressure on the European Union, the United States and other nations to strike trade deals with Britain, The..
Reuters - Published

Trump speaks with British PM Johnson about telecoms security: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday discussed the security of telecommunications networks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the White House said, as Britain nears a decision on Huawei's role..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Boris Johnson signs Withdrawal Agreement to take UK out of EU

Boris Johnson has signed the Withdrawal Agreement to take the UK out of the European Union on 31 January.
Independent - Published

Climate crisis: Boris Johnson's 'no aid for coal' promise branded a sham

PM accused of trying to fool voters, after minister reveals UK has given no bilateral assistance for the fossil fuel since 2012
Independent - Published

Britain convenes emergency response meeting on new coronavirus

Britain will convene an emergency response meeting on Friday to discuss measures to contain a virus that has killed 26 people and infected more than 800 in China, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's..
Reuters - Published

EU draws map for Boris Johnson of where customs checks he says don't exist will go

Prime minister has repeatedly denied that there will be extra checks or paperwork to bring goods between different parts of the UK
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: Tory MPs demand HS2 scrapped after damning new report, as EU officials sign Brexit withdrawal deal

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal clears first hurdle in European Parliament

MEPs on committee overwhelmingly back deal
Independent - Published

UK says no positive coronavirus tests, keeping situation under review

There have been no positive tests for a new coronavirus in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Thursday responding to reports that four patients were being tested in Scottish..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson forced to retreat on false claim life expectancy gap between rich and poor is narrowing under the Tories

Prime minister 'making things up' - after official statistics showed gap is widening because of 'greater gains' by wealthiest
Independent - Published

United States cautions Britain over Huawei

The United States cautioned Britain ahead of a decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on what role Huawei will have in 5G telecommunications networks that Washington still had significant concerns..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: EU threatens UK with 'sanctions' over post-Brexit border checks, as Bercow hit by fresh bullying claims

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Brexit: UK has 'crossed Brexit finish line', says Boris Johnson

The prime minister urges the UK to "move forwards as one" as legislation securing the EU exit passes.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: EU threatens Boris Johnson with 'sanctions' if he fails to implement controversial Irish sea goods checks

UK could be fined by the European Court of Justice which - to the likely fury of Tory MPs – will retain the power if there is 'any backsliding'
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson warns Trump both their countries will suffer if US starts trade war over tech tax

Prime minister's remarks come after US treasure secretary's warning that a tax of tech firms could be met with reciprocal measures on car exports
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson's Brexit bill one step away from being finalised after completing passage through parliament

Hard-fought EU withdrawal legislation now needs only Royal Assent to become law, clearing path for Brexit on 31 January
Independent - Published

Brexit: MPs vote against protecting rights of child refugees

Amendment to Boris Johnson's legislation tabled by former refugee from Nazis
Independent - Published

Dominic Cummings: Boris Johnson adviser's think tank called for 'end of BBC it its current form' and creation of Fox News equivalent in UK

New Frontiers Foundation blog described public broadcaster as 'mortal enemy', internet archive reveals
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: Cummings' plot to bring down BBC and create British Fox News revealed, as EU set to offer post-Brexit trade deal 'worse than Japan's'

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Independent - Published

Brexit: SNP makes last-ditch bid to stop Boris Johnson's EU withdrawal bill becoming law

Brexit legislation reaches final day of tortuous passage through parliament
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson's plan to keep violent and sexual offenders in prison for longer 'will increase violence'

MPs to debate moving automatic release for serious crimes from halfway to two thirds through sentence
Independent - Published

Venezuelan intelligence service raids Guaido's offices, says opposition lawmaker

Agents from Venezuela's Sebin intelligence service on Tuesday raided the offices of opposition leader Juan Guaido while he was in London for talks with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, an opposition..
France 24 - Published

New Tory MPs 'not welcome' at Durham Miners' Gala

A Durham miners' official paraphrases Boris Johnson saying he'd rather "die in a ditch" than invite Tories.
BBC News - Published

UK government suffers fourth defeat on Brexit legislation in House of Lords

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government suffered a fourth defeat on its Brexit legislation when members of parliament's upper chamber voted on Tuesday to ensure protections for child refugees after..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Boris Johnson suffers new Lords defeat over bid to to scrap protections for child refugees

Boris Johnson's Brexit bill has gone down to its fourth defeat in less than 24 hours in the House of Lords, as peers voted to approve Lord Dubs' amendment to reinstate a commitment to protect..
Independent - Published

Who is still in the race to replace UK's defeated Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn?

Britain's opposition Labour Party will elect a new leader after veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn said he would step down following his party's general election defeat by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's..
Reuters - Published

Why is Boris Johnson staying away from Davos this year?

Chancellor Sajid Javid is only UK government representative at the global gathering which PM once branded an 'orgy of adulation'
Independent - Published

Trump administration threatens UK with tariffs if Boris Johnson imposes taxes on tech giants

Digital services levy due to be imposed on web-based firms like Facebook and Amazon from April
Independent - Published

London Bridge attack victim's father hits out at Boris Johnson's 'cynical' plan for terrorist lie detector tests

David Merritt says longer jail sentences 'will not keep public safe' as prison officers sound warning
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news - live: Tory government set to force through removal of child refugees protections, as Brexit trade talks plan revealed

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Independent - Published

Boris Johnson suffers second defeat in Lords as peers vote against plans to allow lower courts to overrule EU law

Boris Johnson has suffered a second defeat in the House of Lords in a matter of hours over plans to allow British judges at lower courts overturn European Court of Justice rulings after Brexit.
Independent - Published

Prince Harry meets African leaders in London

Britain's Prince Harry attended a summit for leaders of 21 African countries in London hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday, a day after he spoke of his sadness that he would shortly be..
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson defeated on Brexit legislation for first time since election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government was defeated in parliament on Monday for the first time since a December election, with the upper chamber voting in favor of a move to protect the..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson accused of leaving UK 'staring down barrel of no-deal Brexit' over future trade agreements

Prime minister set to deliver major address on vision for UK's post-Brexit future - without using the word Brexit
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson defeated in House of Lords as peers vote for EU citizens to be given physical proof of right to stay in UK after Brexit

Peers have inflicted a first defeat on Boris Johnson by voting for EU citizens to be given physical proof of their right to stay in the UK after Brexit, to prevent "another Windrush".
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson urged to stop UK aid for fossil fuel projects after announcing ban on coal funding

Prime minister tells Africa summit UK is ending support for coal mines and power plants, but will keep supporting 'green' oil and gas
Independent - Published

Britain's Prince Harry attends Africa conference in London

Britain's Prince Harry attended a summit for leaders of 21 African countries in London hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: PM condemned over plans for post-Brexit immigration crackdown, as Labour membership surges ahead of leadership election deadline today

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Twice as many prisoners developing drug problems as five years ago, figures show

More than one in seven inmates becoming addicted to illicit substances as campaigners say Boris Johnson's plans for tougher sentencing could 'heap further pressure' on system
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson tells Putin there will be no normalisation of UK-Russia relationship until 'destabilising activity' ends

Prime minister warns Russian leader that Salisbury attack 'must not be repeated'
Independent - Published

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