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Boris Johnson: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2019
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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New Covid antiviral task force created [Video]

New Covid antiviral task force created

Boris Johnson has announced the creation of a new antiviral task force to help identify coronavirus cases and deploy new treatments. Speaking during a Downing Street press conference, the Prime..

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PM could seek 'legislative solution' against Super League [Video]

PM could seek 'legislative solution' against Super League

Boris Johnson has said his government could seek a "legislative solution" against the idea of a football European Super League. Speaking during a Downing Street press conference, the Prime Minister..

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India added to red list as concerns mount over coronavirus variants [Video]

India added to red list as concerns mount over coronavirus variants

India has been added to the coronavirus “red list” in response to mounting concern about the number of cases there and the emergence of a variant.The move, announced hours after Boris Johnson was..

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PM drives tram while on West Midlands visit [Video]

PM drives tram while on West Midlands visit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson drove a tram while on a visit to the West Midlands Metro depot. Mr Johnson also spoke to workers and West Midlands mayor Andy Street at the Wednesbury site, before..

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PM on European Super League: Let's think of a better solution [Video]

PM on European Super League: Let's think of a better solution

Speaking on a visit to West Midlands Metro, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the European Super League was not good news for fans and urged those involved to think of a better solution.

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PM appears unable to name Conservative West of England mayor [Video]

PM appears unable to name Conservative West of England mayor

Boris Johnson appeared unable to name the current West of England mayor, despite the regional leader being a Conservative.The Prime Minister was asked during a campaign visit to Gloucestershire if he..

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PM will do 'everything possible' to halt Super League plans [Video]

PM will do 'everything possible' to halt Super League plans

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will look at everything possible to ensure the proposed European Super League does not go ahead as proposed. He adds it is not "good news for fans or good news..

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Johnson hits out at plans for breakaway European football competition [Video]

Johnson hits out at plans for breakaway European football competition

Boris Johnson has said he will work with the football authorities to block plans for a controversial breakaway European Super League involving some of England’s biggest football teams.

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Dodds: European Super League terrible for football [Video]

Dodds: European Super League terrible for football

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds says proposals for the new European Super League seem to take an "elite approach" to football which would be terrible for the sport. She urged Prime Minister Boris..

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Daily politics briefing: April 19 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: April 19

The key facts behind the day's headlines on April 19 as Prime Minister Boris Johnson joins the widespread condemnation of the European Super League proposals.

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UK falls silent to remember Duke of Edinburgh [Video]

UK falls silent to remember Duke of Edinburgh

People across the UK have observed a minute’s silence for the Duke of Edinburgh in unison with mourners at his funeral.As members of the royal family fell silent at 3pm at St George’s Chapel in..

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Boris Johnson joins national minute of silence for the Duke of Edinburgh [Video]

Boris Johnson joins national minute of silence for the Duke of Edinburgh

Boris Johnson observes the national minute of silence for the Duke of Edinburgh at Chequers, his country residence.The Prime Minister was unable to attend the funeral in person due to coronavirus..

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Daily politics briefing: April 17 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: April 17

The key facts behind the day's headlines on April 17 as Professor Danny Altmann, a professor of immunology, said he thought India “ought” to be placed on the Government’s “red list” of hotel..

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Beating NHS backlog is ‘a real priority now’, says PM [Video]

Beating NHS backlog is ‘a real priority now’, says PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that reducing NHS waiting lists and beating the backlog is a "real priority now for our country". It comes after the number of people in England waiting to start..

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PM pays tribute to Duke of Edinburgh's naval career at passing out ceremony [Video]

PM pays tribute to Duke of Edinburgh's naval career at passing out ceremony

Boris Johnson said his thoughts were with the Queen again after he visited Dartmouth where she is said to have first met her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, who died last week.The Prime Minister told..

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Boris Johnson ‘agrees thoroughly’ with Lord Pickles [Video]

Boris Johnson ‘agrees thoroughly’ with Lord Pickles

The Prime Minister has said he agrees "thoroughly" with Lord Pickles that reforms were required when it came to monitoring the relationship between the private sector and the civil service. Boris..

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Daily politics briefing: April 15 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: April 15

The key facts behind the day's headlines on April 15 as Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged concerns about ‘boundaries’ between business and Whitehall.

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Johnson and Starmer clash over Greensill lobbying scandal during PMQs [Video]

Johnson and Starmer clash over Greensill lobbying scandal during PMQs

Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer have clashed over allegations of cronyism at the heart of Government, after recent reports of former Prime Minister's lobbying on behalf of a private finance company,..

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Zahawi: Nigel Boardman has carte blanche in Greensill case [Video]

Zahawi: Nigel Boardman has carte blanche in Greensill case

Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi has insisted chair of the lobbying inquiry, Nigel Boardman, has been given "carte blanche" to look into the scandal. He added Prime Minister Boris Johnson recognised..

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MP queries lack of BSL interpreter at Downing Street press conferences [Video]

MP queries lack of BSL interpreter at Downing Street press conferences

Labour MP Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham Deptford) signed her question to the Prime Minister, asking about sign language interpretation on Government press conferences.Then speaking her question, she asked:..

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Boris Johnson departs Downing St for PMQs [Video]

Boris Johnson departs Downing St for PMQs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street for Parliament for PMQs. Mr Johnson is facing increasing pressure to launch a full independent inquiry into lobbying amidst the Greensill..

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'Greensill inquiry not independent and conflict of interest' [Video]

'Greensill inquiry not independent and conflict of interest'

Shadow Cabinet Officer Minister Rachel Reeves says it's "incredibly disappointing" Boris Johnson is urging his MPs to vote against a full parliamentary inquiry into David Cameron and the Greensill..

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Daily politics briefing: April 14 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: April 14

The key facts behind the day's headlines on April 14 as Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the easing of lockdown restrictions will “inevitably” lead to more infections and deaths.

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Moderna Vaccine Rolled Out Across England [Video]

Moderna Vaccine Rolled Out Across England

A 28-year-old solicitor has become one of the first people in England to receive the Moderna jab as part of the nation’s mass vaccination programme. Along with the Pfizer vaccine, it offers an..

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Easing lockdown restrictions will inevitably lead to more deaths – Johnson [Video]

Easing lockdown restrictions will inevitably lead to more deaths – Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that the easing of lockdown restrictions will “inevitably” lead to more infections and deaths. He added there were no plans at present to change the road map..

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PM likens European Super League to a 'cartel' and says government 'doesn't support it'

Boris Johnson has described the planned European Super League as a "kind of cartel".
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Defence minister Johnny Mercer intends to resign, Sky News understands

One of Boris Johnson's ministers and most prominent leadership backers has informed the government he is intending to resign, Sky News understands.
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Boris Johnson says 'no action is off the table' in blocking Super League

The government is "exploring every possibility, including legislative options", to stop the proposed European Super League, the prime minister has said.
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European Super League: PM to meet football officials over breakaway group

Boris Johnson says the plan is "ludicrous" but Real Madrid's president says it will "save football".
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UK PM Boris Johnson’s India visit stands cancelled due to Covid surge

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson cancelled on Monday his trip to India on April 25 owing to the grim Covid situation in the country and said he would hold a virtual call with Indian PM Narendra Modi..
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COVID-19: UK adds India to travel 'red list', here's what it means

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also cancelled his planned visit to India next week due to the coronavirus situation in the country.
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MPs call for vote on potential inquiry into Boris Johnson's 'lack of truthfulness'

mps call for vote on potential inquiry into boris johnson's 'lack of truthfulness'
Leaders of six minor parties in the House of Commons are calling on the Speaker to allow a vote on a call for an inquiry into Boris Johnson's "lack of truthfulness" in parliament.
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Starmer kicked out of pub and Johnson appears to forget name of Tory incumbent

starmer kicked out of pub and johnson appears to forget name of tory incumbent
An angry landlord told Sir Keir Starmer to leave his pub, while Boris Johnson appeared unable to name the current Conservative West of England metro mayor on a difficult day of campaigning for the two..
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COVID-19: UK PM Boris Johnson defers India visit again amid surge in cases

UK PM Boris Johnson has been keen on an India visit, and his India visit would have been his first major non-European nation visit.
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Boris Johnson cancels visit to India due to Covid-19 situation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled his visit to India next week in view of the current Covid-19 situation in the country, said a joint statement from ministry of external affairs and..
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European super league plans would be 'very damaging' for football, says Boris Johnson

Plans for a European super league would be very damaging for football and "we support football authorities in taking action", says Boris Johnson.
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Johnson told to give up power to decide on investigating ministers after Greensill affair

johnson told to give up power to decide on investigating ministers after greensill affair
Boris Johnson should relinquish his right to decide when possible breaches of the ministerial code warrant investigation, according to the chair of the Committee for Standards in Public Life.
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PM has 'no doubt' record 4.7m NHS treatment list backlog can be tackled

pm has 'no doubt' record 4.7m nhs treatment list backlog can be tackled
Boris Johnson has said he has "no doubt" a backlog of 4.7 million people waiting to start NHS treatment can be tackled.
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson shortens India visit over COVID crisis

Boris Johnson will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the visit.
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British PM Boris Johnson reduces length of India trip over Covid situation


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PM's 'widespread concern' over Greensill row - as Labour claim 'return of Tory sleaze'

pm's 'widespread concern' over greensill row - as labour claim 'return of tory sleaze'
Boris Johnson has told MPs he shares "widespread concern" about the Greensill controversy - and questioned whether "boundaries" between top civil servants and businesses had been "properly understood".
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Top lawyer will have 'carte blanche' with review into firm Cameron lobbied for, says PM

top lawyer will have 'carte blanche' with review into firm cameron lobbied for, says pm
Boris Johnson has promised a top lawyer will be given "carte blanche to ask anybody whatever he needs" as part of a review into the activities of a collapsed finance firm David Cameron lobbied for.
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Lockdown behind drop in COVID cases and deaths - not vaccinations, says PM

Boris Johnson has warned that the reduction in coronavirus infections, hospitalisations and deaths "has not been achieved" by the rollout of COVID vaccines.
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Boris Johnson says Prince Philip 'touched the lives of millions' as MPs pay tribute

boris johnson says prince philip 'touched the lives of millions' as mps pay tribute
Boris Johnson has said Prince Philip "touched the lives of millions" and "made this country a better place" as all the UK's parliaments were recalled early from the Easter recess to pay tribute to the..
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As pub gardens and shops reopen in England, PM urges nation to 'behave responsibly'

as pub gardens and shops reopen in england, pm urges nation to 'behave responsibly'
Boris Johnson has urged the nation to "behave responsibly" when pub gardens reopen and restaurants resume outdoor dining in England on Monday.
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PM will not attend Prince Philip's funeral and will give up seat for a family member

Boris Johnson has said he will not go to Prince Philip's funeral, and instead will give up his seat to allow another family member to attend.
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PM leads politicians' tributes to Prince Philip's lifelong 'ethic of service'

pm leads politicians' tributes to prince philip's lifelong 'ethic of service'
Boris Johnson has praised Prince Philip's lifelong "ethic of service" as he led political tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh.
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'Full speed ahead' for vaccine rollout - but 18 to 29-year-olds to be offered alternative to Oxford jab

'full speed ahead' for vaccine rollout - but 18 to 29-year-olds to be offered alternative to oxford jab
Boris Johnson has said the roadmap out of lockdown will not be affected by the decision to offer 18 to 29-year-olds an alternative to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
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PM could face struggle as Labour and SNP withold support for 'confusing' COVID passports plan

pm could face struggle as labour and snp withold support for 'confusing' covid passports plan
Opposition parties are withholding their support for the government's domestic COVID passports plan in a warning that Boris Johnson could struggle to get his proposals through the House of Commons.
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PM has not 'given up' on foreign holidays from 17 May - and holidaymakers could use lateral flow tests

Boris Johnson has not "given up" on allowing Britons to jet abroad from 17 May as he raised the prospect of holidaymakers being able to use cheaper and faster COVID tests on their return to the UK.
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Later stages of PM's roadmap may cause hospital admissions to surge, scientists warn

later stages of pm's roadmap may cause hospital admissions to surge, scientists warn
The later stages of Boris Johnson's roadmap for ending lockdown restrictions in England could cause coronavirus infection rates to surge, the government's scientific advisers have warned.
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PM's 'irreversible roadmap' will almost certainly come with a number of strings attached

pm's 'irreversible roadmap' will almost certainly come with a number of strings attached
When Boris Johnson unveiled his four-month roadmap out of lockdown in February, he said that day-by-day the vaccination programme was "creating a shield around the entire population, which means we are..
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Roadmap on track: PM approves further easing of lockdown restrictions

roadmap on track: pm approves further easing of lockdown restrictions
Boris Johnson has confirmed England will progress to the next stage of lockdown lifting as he said the roadmap was on track.
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PM to announce plans for COVID passports, overseas travel and next step out of lockdown

pm to announce plans for covid passports, overseas travel and next step out of lockdown
Boris Johnson is set to announce plans for COVID passports, overseas travel and whether the next step out of lockdown will happen next week.
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People are generally relaxed about the idea of vaccine passports - they just want a night out

people are generally relaxed about the idea of vaccine passports - they just want a night out
Boris Johnson is poised to announce pilots of either "vaccine passports" or before-and-after testing at nine entertainment venues from mid-April.
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Johnson and Starmer speak of 'hope' after 'dark days' of pandemic in Easter messages

johnson and starmer speak of 'hope' after 'dark days' of pandemic in easter messages
Boris Johnson has said Britain can look forward to "brighter days ahead" while Sir Keir Starmer has said "it's a time for hope and renewal" as the country celebrates Easter.
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What are 'vaccine passports' and how might they work in the UK?

what are 'vaccine passports' and how might they work in the uk?
Boris Johnson is to set out plans for a domestic "vaccine passport" system to help the country ease itself out of lockdown.
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Dates revealed for UK's first 'vaccine passport' events - and 'traffic light' system for holidays

dates revealed for uk's first 'vaccine passport' events - and 'traffic light' system for holidays
Boris Johnson is poised to announce some Easter Monday good news, with home and away lockdown-easing moves as part of his COVID roadmap to freedom.
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Boris Johnson among top Tories savaged in book by PM's former deputy

boris johnson among top tories savaged in book by pm's former deputy
Boris Johnson and several top Tories have been savaged in a waspish memoir by the prime minister's former deputy.
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More than 70 MPs warn against COVID passports - as govt considers trialling their use at UK events

more than 70 mps warn against covid passports - as govt considers trialling their use at uk events
More than 70 MPs - including more than 40 Conservatives - have sent a warning shot to Boris Johnson by forming a major cross-party campaign against the use of vaccine passports within the UK.
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Surge in COVID cases in France 'very, very sad', says PM - as he warns of impact on UK

surge in covid cases in france 'very, very sad', says pm - as he warns of impact on uk
Boris Johnson has described a surge in coronavirus cases in France - which has plunged the country into a third national lockdown  - as "very, very sad" and suggested the UK could be impacted within..
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Boris Johnson says vaccine passports will 'definitely' become part of international travel

boris johnson says vaccine passports will 'definitely' become part of international travel
There will "definitely" be a role for vaccine passports for international travel, Boris Johnson has said.
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Coroner calls on PM to hold COVID inquiry after saying it is 'unclear' when late nurse got the virus

coroner calls on pm to hold covid inquiry after saying it is 'unclear' when late nurse got the virus
A coroner has called for Boris Johnson to begin a coronavirus inquiry as soon as is practical after concluding it is unclear when and where a 28-year-old nurse who died with COVID-19 contracted it.
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PM joins world leaders to call for global treaty to prepare for next pandemic

pm joins world leaders to call for global treaty to prepare for next pandemic
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for a "new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response".
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Up to 60m doses of COVID vaccine to be manufactured at Barnard Castle, PM says

up to 60m doses of covid vaccine to be manufactured at barnard castle, pm says
Up to 60 million doses of COVID vaccine will be manufactured at Barnard Castle in the North East, Boris Johnson has announced.
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'Unhelpful and redundant': Boris Johnson told to 'scrap use of BAME label'

'unhelpful and redundant': boris johnson told to 'scrap use of bame label'
The term BAME should not be used by public bodies and companies any more, a racial disparities commission set up by the prime minister is reportedly set to recommend.
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PM hopes lockdown easing can kickstart 'Great British summer of sport' - but urges caution

pm hopes lockdown easing can kickstart 'great british summer of sport' - but urges caution
Boris Johnson says he hopes Monday's relaxation of COVID rules in England kickstarts a "Great British summer of sport" - but has urged people to remain cautious and to stick to the rules.
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Have our leaders got too used to their pandemic powers over the public?

have our leaders got too used to their pandemic powers over the public?
The country may be progressing solidly along Boris Johnson's roadmap to freedom, but what society looks like going forward is still far from certain.
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PM tells Biden global vaccine access 'key' to beating COVID as pair also discuss climate change

pm tells biden global vaccine access 'key' to beating covid as pair also discuss climate change
Boris Johnson has told Joe Biden that global vaccine access will be vital for beating COVID-19, as the leaders agreed combatting climate change will be a key part of "building back better from the..
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PM reveals he's booked to go to the pub on 12 April - but a haircut might have to wait

pm reveals he's booked to go to the pub on 12 april - but a haircut might have to wait
Boris Johnson has revealed he's booked to go to the pub as soon as the lifting of lockdown restrictions allow - but suggested he might wait for a haircut, despite "badly" needing one.
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There will be a role for vaccine certificates, says PM - but it might not be until August

there will be a role for vaccine certificates, says pm - but it might not be until august
Boris Johnson has said "there is going to be a role" for COVID vaccine certification but suggested it might only be implemented once every adult in the UK has been offered a vaccine by the end of July.
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Publicans and Tory MPs' fury at PM's 'vaccine passports' for pubs idea

publicans and tory mps' fury at pm's 'vaccine passports' for pubs idea
Boris Johnson is facing a Tory rebellion on lockdown rules in the Commons, 24 hours after telling drinkers they may need a COVID vaccine or negative test to go to the pub.
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Key details of secret meeting between PM and Indian billionaire 'being withheld from parliament'

Key details about a secret meeting between Boris Johnson and an Indian billionaire in the Number 10 garden last summer are being withheld from parliament, a Commons select committee chairman has..
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Pub landlords could bar punters without vaccine certificates, Boris Johnson says

pub landlords could bar punters without vaccine certificates, boris johnson says
For a prime minister who likes to give little away when he appears before the Liaison Committee, Boris Johnson dropped a number of news bombs.
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Boris Johnson 'can't rule out' tougher measure on cross-Channel travel

Boris Johnson has said the government "can't rule out" tougher measures on cross-Channel travel.
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