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Boris Johnson: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician and writer serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2019. He was Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015 and was previously MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008. He has been described as adhering to the ideology of one-nation and national conservatism.

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Boris Johnson tries out green gadgets at investment summit [Video]

Boris Johnson tries out green gadgets at investment summit

Boris Johnson has been trying his hand at upcoming green technologies at the Global Investment Summit's 'Innovation Zone'. The prime minister was shown a robot that can build houses, a tiny target for..

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PM jokes of goat sacrifice to Greek god to boost wind power [Video]

PM jokes of goat sacrifice to Greek god to boost wind power

Boris Johnson has joked that the UK may have to sacrifice a goat to a mythical god to boost wind power production in his bid to reach net zero carbon emissions. Speaking with Microsoft co-founder..

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'The market is going green', Boris Johnson tells investors [Video]

'The market is going green', Boris Johnson tells investors

Boris Johnson has urged business executives to invest in the UK's efforts to develop cleaner technology, telling them: "The market is going green". Speaking at the Global Investment Summit in..

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Boris Johnson arrives at Global Investment Summit [Video]

Boris Johnson arrives at Global Investment Summit

Boris Johnson and his Cabinet have arrived at London's Science Museum for the Global Investment Summit, where the prime minister is set to announce £9.7 billion of new overseas investment in the UK...

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PM leads procession for Amess remembrance service [Video]

PM leads procession for Amess remembrance service

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has led a procession of around 800 MPs and peers as they filed into St Margaret's Church in Westminster Abbey to remember their murdered colleague, Sir David Amess. Report..

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Southend residents welcome city status announcement [Video]

Southend residents welcome city status announcement

Residents of Southend welcome the decision to grant city status to their town shortly after the announcement was made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons. It follows the fatal..

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Prime minister confirms Southend will become a city [Video]

Prime minister confirms Southend will become a city

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces that the Queen has agreed Southend will be granted city status following the murder of MP Sir David Amess. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at..

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Prime minister: We've lost a dear friend and colleague [Video]

Prime minister: We've lost a dear friend and colleague

Prime Minister Boris Johnson opens tributes in the House of Commons to Sir David Amess, saying "we've lost a dear friend and colleague, and Julia and her children have lost a loving husband and devoted..

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Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer lay flowers for David Amess [Video]

Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer lay flowers for David Amess

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer visit Leigh-on-Sea, where Sir David Amess was stabbed to death at a constituency surgery. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at..

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PM: ‘All our hearts are full of shock and sadness’ [Video]

PM: ‘All our hearts are full of shock and sadness’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says “all our hearts are full of shock and sadness” following the death of his fellow MP and Conservative Party colleague Sir David Amess. Report by Jonesia. Like us on..

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Sir David Amess asks Boris Johnson to help reduce 'senseless' knife crime murders at PMQs [Video]

Sir David Amess asks Boris Johnson to help reduce 'senseless' knife crime murders at PMQs

The Tory veteran, 69, who has died after being repeatedly stabbed at a constituents' meeting, asked the Prime Minister to commit to reducing knife crime on March 3 this year, after one of his own..

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PM: ‘Do you know what they call bounty in French?’ [Video]

PM: ‘Do you know what they call bounty in French?’

Boris Johnson talks to children about how the smell of coconut birdfeed on a pinecone reminds him of the Bounty chocolate bar. The prime minister and Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi were visiting..

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PM makes climate promise to schoolchildren [Video]

PM makes climate promise to schoolchildren

Boris Johnson joined schoolchildren in writing down promises to better care for the environment. The prime minister and Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi visited Westbury on Trym CofE Academy as part..

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Starmer calls on PM to apologise for pandemic handling [Video]

Starmer calls on PM to apologise for pandemic handling

Labour leader Keir Starmer has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to apologise for the government's handling of the Covid pandemic. He described the cross-party parliamentary report into the..

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Greenpeace protest outside Downing Street to urge UK PM to block huge new oilfield [Video]

Greenpeace protest outside Downing Street to urge UK PM to block huge new oilfield

Greenpeace activists put up an oil-splattered statue of Boris Johnson outside Downing Street on Monday, urging the prime minister to block the proposed development of a huge new oilfield off the..

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Zahawi: PM has the right to not focus on energy bill crisis [Video]

Zahawi: PM has the right to not focus on energy bill crisis

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi defends the lack of reference to the current energy bill crisis facing many homes in the UK in Boris Johnson's Conservative Party Conference. He also claims bringing..

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Labour: More about beavers than bills in Johnson speech [Video]

Labour: More about beavers than bills in Johnson speech

Shadow Child Poverty Secretary Wes Streeting says there was "more about beavers" than people's bills in Boris Johnson's speech to the Conservative Party Conference. He argues the rumoured increase in..

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Boris Johnson promises 'high wage, high skill' and 'low tax economy' [Video]

Boris Johnson promises 'high wage, high skill' and 'low tax economy'

Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, England, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out his vision for “leveling up” the UK economy.

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Johnson announces 'levelling-up premium' for education [Video]

Johnson announces 'levelling-up premium' for education

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a new "levelling-up premium" of up to £3,000 to send best teachers to the areas of the country most in need. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at..

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Johnson: Attacks on Churchill risk 'know-nothing iconoclasm' [Video]

Johnson: Attacks on Churchill risk 'know-nothing iconoclasm'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson lashes out at those seeking to re-examine the memory of Winston Churchill as risking a "know-nothing" iconoclasm. He compares their attempts to a celebrity attempting to..

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Johnson: Brexit was vote for a low-tax economy [Video]

Johnson: Brexit was vote for a low-tax economy

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the answer to "current stresses and strains" is to encourage a high-wage, high-skilled, high-productivity, "low-tax" economy. He claims that this was the change the..

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Conservative mission is to promote opportunity says Johnson [Video]

Conservative mission is to promote opportunity says Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the Conservative party's mission is to "promote opportunity" in their strategy of "levelling-up". He bemoans the waste of "talent, genius, flair, imagination,..

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Johnson describes 'tide of anxiety' facing the NHS [Video]

Johnson describes 'tide of anxiety' facing the NHS

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the NHS is facing a "tide of anxiety" as a result of the backlog of cases created by the pandemic. Highlighting the importance of the health service, he describes..

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Johnson arrives ahead of speech at Tory Party Conference [Video]

Johnson arrives ahead of speech at Tory Party Conference

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester ahead of his speech, accompanied by his wife Carrie Johnson. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at..

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Johnson catches lift back to hotel while on morning jog [Video]

Johnson catches lift back to hotel while on morning jog

Prime Minister Boris Johnson catches a lift back to his hotel before jogging into the foyer having been out for his morning run. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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PM announces £10bn of foreign investment as he rolls out red carpet for business leaders

pm announces £10bn of foreign investment as he rolls out red carpet for business leaders
Boris Johnson will announce £9.7bn of foreign investment - creating at least 30,000 jobs around the UK - as he welcomes almost 200 business leaders to a London summit.
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Southend to become a city, PM announces as he leads tributes to Sir David Amess

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told MPs that Southend will be accorded city status - a long-running campaign of Sir David Amess - as he led tributes to the killed MP.
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Johnson leads tributes in show of unity at scene of MP's fatal stabbing

johnson leads tributes in show of unity at scene of mp's fatal stabbing
Boris Johnson has laid flowers at the scene of the fatal stabbing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess in Essex - an attack which police believe could be linked to Islamist extremism.
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Insulate Britain announces it's suspending its campaign of 'civil resistance' in letter to PM

Insulate Britain has announced it will "suspend its campaign of civil resistance" until 25 October, in an open letter written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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PM rules Truss and Raab to share grace and favour house to settle row

pm rules truss and raab to share grace and favour house to settle row
Liz Truss and Dominic Raab will share a grace and favour mansion, Boris Johnson has ruled after the two were wrangling over its use.
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PM told to 'get a grip' ahead of climate summit instead of 'touring the beaches' on holiday

pm told to 'get a grip' ahead of climate summit instead of 'touring the beaches' on holiday
Boris Johnson needs to "get a grip" ahead of the COP26 climate summit instead of "touring the beaches" on holiday, Labour's Ed Miliband has told Sky News.
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Reaction to highly critical COVID report - Cummings brands prime minister and Labour leader 'jokes'

reaction to highly critical covid report - cummings brands prime minister and labour leader 'jokes'
Reaction to the highly critical report of the UK's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has begun, with ex-adviser to the PM Dominic Cummings branding both Boris Johnson and the Labour leader as "jokes".
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Energy crisis: Boris Johnson reportedly backs multi-million pound plan to support businesses

energy crisis: boris johnson reportedly backs multi-million pound plan to support businesses
Boris Johnson is backing a multi-million pound series of state loans to help industries hit by the rise in global gas prices, according to reports.
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PM Narendra Modi, Boris Johnson welcome UK’s recognition of India vax certificates


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PM Modi, Boris Johnson connect to discuss vaccine certification, trade, climate


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'Important' PM gets 'family time': Minister defends Boris Johnson's holiday

'important' pm gets 'family time': minister defends boris johnson's holiday
A minister has defended Boris Johnson's decision to take a holiday, saying it is "important" he gets "some family time".
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'Reasonable' for PM to take holiday, says cabinet minister - as Johnson 'enjoys Marbella break'

'reasonable' for pm to take holiday, says cabinet minister - as johnson 'enjoys marbella break'
Boris Johnson's decision to take a holiday following the Conservative Party conference has been defended by a senior cabinet minister.
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Boris Johnson's party conference speech 'economically illiterate'

boris johnson's party conference speech 'economically illiterate'
Business leaders and think tanks have described Boris Johnson's party conference speech as "economically illiterate".
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Voters think Keir Starmer's conference speech was better than Boris Johnson's - poll

voters think keir starmer's conference speech was better than boris johnson's - poll
Voters think Sir Keir Starmer came across more competent, in touch and agreeable in his conference speech than Boris Johnson managed today, an exclusive poll for Sky News reveals. 
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Friendly Fires hit out at Tories for using their song at Boris Johnson's conference speech

friendly fires hit out at tories for using their song at boris johnson's conference speech
A British band has hit out at the Conservatives for using one of its songs during Boris Johnson's keynote speech at the party conference.
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Ruthless management of 'brand Boris' left no doubt who was in charge at Conservative party conference

ruthless management of 'brand boris' left no doubt who was in charge at conservative party conference
As the nation's columnist in chief, Boris Johnson's conference speech had one laser focus which could not have been more different from that of his Labour counterpart. 
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'They believe in levelling down': Boris Johnson takes aim at Labour during keynote speech at Tory conference

'they believe in levelling down': boris johnson takes aim at labour during keynote speech at tory conference
Boris Johnson has branded levelling up "the greatest project that any government can embark on" in his closing speech at the Conservative Party's annual conference.
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PM's shift to a higher-wage economy is a gamble politically

pm's shift to a higher-wage economy is a gamble politically
Boris Johnson's speech today will distil the argument he's been making for much of this week, that he will force through a long overdue shift to a higher-wage economy.
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Boris Johnson to launch attack on former Tory PMs in promise to tackle big issues

boris johnson to launch attack on former tory pms in promise to tackle big issues
Boris Johnson will close his party's conference in a rousing finale in which he will accuse his Tory predecessors of "drift and dither" and lacking the guts to tackle big problems.
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Boris Johnson's government set targets for rape prosecutions - the PM knows he will be held to them

boris johnson's government set targets for rape prosecutions - the pm knows he will be held to them
Sarah Everard’s brutal murder at the hands of a serving police officer is abhorrent and anguishing.
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PM cannot guarantee prosecution and conviction targets for rape will be met

pm cannot guarantee prosecution and conviction targets for rape will be met
Boris Johnson has said he cannot guarantee that targets to improve rape prosecution and conviction rates set out in the government's Rape Review will be met.
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Just 127 of 300 visas for tanker drivers to come to UK have been granted, Johnson admits

just 127 of 300 visas for tanker drivers to come to uk have been granted, johnson admits
Just 127 of the 300 visas issued for international tanker drivers to come to the UK have been granted, Boris Johnson has admitted.
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PM calls climate change activists 'irresponsible crusties'

pm calls climate change activists 'irresponsible crusties'
Boris Johnson has branded climate change activists who have blocked motorways and caused disruption in recent weeks "irresponsible crusties".
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Boris Johnson claims wages are on the up - but what does the data say?

boris johnson claims wages are on the up - but what does the data say?
Sky News analysis of the latest ONS data has found that recent wage growth has not kept up with inflation over recent years.
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UK 'cannot wait forever' for EU response amid NI Protocol row, says Brexit minister

uk 'cannot wait forever' for eu response amid ni protocol row, says brexit minister
The UK "cannot wait forever" for a response from the EU to its proposals to change the Northern Ireland Protocol, Boris Johnson's Brexit minister has warned.
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PM does not rule out shortages at Christmas - but says it will be 'considerably better' than last year

Boris Johnson has not ruled out shortages continuing until Christmas, but said the festive period this year will be "considerably better" than last year.
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PM vows to 'stop at nothing to get more rapists behind bars' after Sarah Everard murder

pm vows to 'stop at nothing to get more rapists behind bars' after sarah everard murder
Boris Johnson has said the government will "stop at nothing to make sure that we get more rapists behind bars" in the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard.
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PM won't rule out issuing more visas for lorry drivers - but insists no return to 'low-wage immigration'

Boris Johnson has not ruled out a further relaxation of immigration rules to help ease the UK's supply problems - but the prime minister insisted he does not want to see a return to "a lot of low-wage..
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PM tells Tories to take 'big, bold decisions' - but winter challenges loom

pm tells tories to take 'big, bold decisions' - but winter challenges loom
Boris Johnson has challenged Conservatives to take "big, bold decisions" as they gather for their party conference - but, ahead of the Manchester event, the prime minister is also being challenged over..
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Northern Ireland Protocol will be a case of 'fixing it or ditching it', says Johnson

northern ireland protocol will be a case of 'fixing it or ditching it', says johnson
Boris Johnson has said the Northern Ireland Protocol will be a case of "fixing it or ditching it" as he spoke about problems with the post-Brexit border system.
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Boris Johnson says he backs Met commissioner and urges public to 'trust the police'

boris johnson says he backs met commissioner and urges public to 'trust the police'
Boris Johnson has said he backs Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick, who has faced calls to resign for her handling of the Sarah Everard case, and urged the public to "trust the..
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Boris Johnson says 'infuriating' police aren't taking violence against women seriously enough

Boris Johnson says "infuriating" police forces don't take violence against women seriously enough and are "not doing enough help victims".
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Boris Johnson looking at new green levies on gas as prices reach new high, leaked document reveals

boris johnson looking at new green levies on gas as prices reach new high, leaked document reveals
Boris Johnson is looking at imposing new green levies on gas as prices have reach an all time high, according to a leaked document seen by Sky News.
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Only a quarter of voters think Johnson is best leader to tackle climate change, survey suggests

only a quarter of voters think johnson is best leader to tackle climate change, survey suggests
Just 25% of the public think a Conservative government led by Boris Johnson is the best choice to handle climate change and environment issues, according to a new poll.
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Starmer outperforms Johnson in first in-person conference speech, according to Sky News poll

starmer outperforms johnson in first in-person conference speech, according to sky news poll
Sir Keir Starmer has outperformed Boris Johnson in his first in-person conference speech as Labour leader, according to an exclusive poll for Sky News.
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Fuel crisis: Boris Johnson suggests no plans to prioritise key workers at the pumps

Boris Johnson has suggested key workers such as medics and carers will not get priority to refuel at petrol stations as the situation was now "stabilising".
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PM commits to appointing chair of COVID inquiry by Christmas as he meets bereaved families

Boris Johnson has promised families who lost loved ones to coronavirus that a chair of the public inquiry will be appointed by Christmas, as he was accused of adding "insult to injury" by delaying..
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COVID bereaved families group hopes PM will 'take us seriously' at meeting

covid bereaved families group hopes pm will 'take us seriously' at meeting
The co-founder of a coronavirus bereaved families group has said he hopes Boris Johnson will "at long last... take us seriously" when he meets them at Number 10 today.
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Bereaved COVID families to demand public inquiry start 'immediately' in long-awaited PM meeting

bereaved covid families to demand public inquiry start 'immediately' in long-awaited pm meeting
Families who have lost loved ones to coronavirus are set to meet Boris Johnson in Downing Street, where they will press him to "immediately" begin a public inquiry into his government's handling of the..
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PM begins 'the Game of Thrones' of picking UK's new military chief - here's who's in the running

pm begins 'the game of thrones' of picking uk's new military chief - here's who's in the running
Boris Johnson has started interviewing candidates to become his new military chief, with an announcement expected early next month, Sky News understands.
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Ashes: Boris Johnson asks Scott Morrison to let cricketers' families in

Prime Minister Boris Johnson asks Australian counterpart Scott Morrison to ease coronavirus quarantine rules so that families of England cricketers can travel for this winter's Ashes.
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What would Churchill have done? Boris Johnson's US trip was a bit of a curate's egg

what would churchill have done? boris johnson's us trip was a bit of a curate's egg
The prime minister was all smiles as he padded down the Amtrak train to debrief journalists on his way back to New York from his whirlwind 24 hours in Washington DC on Wednesday.
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PM admits being 'taken aback' by French anger in submarine deal row

pm admits being 'taken aback' by french anger in submarine deal row
Boris Johnson has admitted to being "taken aback" by France's angry reaction to a new security pact between the UK, US and Australia.
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PM urges humankind to 'grow up' - and quotes Kermit the Frog - in call to arms on climate change

pm urges humankind to 'grow up' - and quotes kermit the frog - in call to arms on climate change
Boris Johnson is urging humankind to "grow up" and "come of age" at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow this year.
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PM downbeat on hopes for progress in striking comprehensive trade deal with US

pm downbeat on hopes for progress in striking comprehensive trade deal with us
Boris Johnson has indicated that a comprehensive free trade deal between the UK and US is some way off - having once said London would be "first in line" for an agreement with Washington.
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'Donnez-moi un break': PM says France needs to 'get a grip' amid anger over submarine deal

Boris Johnson has said France should get over its anger at a partnership between the UK, US and Australia that saw the latter pull out of a major contract with Paris for submarines.
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UK considers joining existing US-Mexico-Canada trade deal as hopes of standalone US agreement fade

uk considers joining existing us-mexico-canada trade deal as hopes of standalone us agreement fade
Ministers are considering efforts to join an existing free trade agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada - or to strike a series of mini-deals with America - after Boris Johnson appeared to admit a..
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PM hails 'real progress' in US-UK trade during White House talks - despite failing to commit to deal by 2024

pm hails 'real progress' in us-uk trade during white house talks - despite failing to commit to deal by 2024
Boris Johnson has hailed "real progress" on US-UK trade - despite his earlier refusal to commit to securing a free trade deal between the two countries by the time of the next general election.
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Arcuri says Johnson's office knew of then London mayor's 'crush on me'

arcuri says johnson's office knew of then london mayor's 'crush on me'
Technology entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri has said people in Boris Johnson's office knew "he had somewhat of a crush on me" during the prime minister's time as London mayor.
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