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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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PM wishes British and Irish Lions team good luck [Video]

PM wishes British and Irish Lions team good luck

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wishes the British and Irish Lions team good luck ahead of their first Test against South Africa.

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In Pictures: Boris Johnson’s two years as PM marked by unprecedented challenges [Video]

In Pictures: Boris Johnson’s two years as PM marked by unprecedented challenges

The Prime Minister took the reins of office in a Brexit-fixated country but coronavirus would soon present a crisis like no other.Here is a look at those challenging two years in pictures.

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British lawmaker thrown out for calling Boris Johnson a liar [Video]

British lawmaker thrown out for calling Boris Johnson a liar

Dawn Butler, an MP for Britain’s Labour Party, was thrown out for breaking the rules in the House of Commons.

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100 days to Cop26: Protesters urge PM to take climate change seriously [Video]

100 days to Cop26: Protesters urge PM to take climate change seriously

Protesters have descended upon London’s Parliament Square calling on Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to make the climate crisis their top priority.The demonstration marks 100 days until the Cop26..

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Labour MP ordered to leave Commons after accusing Johnson of repeatedly lying [Video]

Labour MP ordered to leave Commons after accusing Johnson of repeatedly lying

A Labour MP has been ordered to leave the House of Commons after refusing to withdraw claims that Boris Johnson has “lied to the House and the country over and over again”.Dawn Butler (Brent..

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Butler kicked out of Commons after saying PM lied to MPs [Video]

Butler kicked out of Commons after saying PM lied to MPs

Labour MP Dawn Butler has been asked to leave the House of Commons after refusing to withdraw claims that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has "lied to the House and country over and over again." Report by..

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Eric Clapton Threatens Boycotts Over Vaccine Proof [Video]

Eric Clapton Threatens Boycotts Over Vaccine Proof

“I reserve the right to cancel the show.” Eric Clapton declared he would not perform at venues where COVID-19 vaccines are required, defying Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s vaccination order.

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Keep up ‘second nature’ behaviour like mask-wearing, campaign urges [Video]

Keep up ‘second nature’ behaviour like mask-wearing, campaign urges

People in England are being urged to continue wearing face coverings in crowded places, and use the NHS Covid-19 app to check in to venues, despite legal requirements to do so being lifted.A video..

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'We cannot go on as we are' with NI Protocol, says Lord Frost [Video]

'We cannot go on as we are' with NI Protocol, says Lord Frost

Brexit minister Lord Frost tells peers “we cannot go on as we are” with the current application of the Northern Ireland Protocol.The Protocol, part of the Brexit divorce deal signed by Boris..

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Johnson labelled a ‘super-spreader’ of confusion during chaotic PMQs [Video]

Johnson labelled a ‘super-spreader’ of confusion during chaotic PMQs

Sir Keir Starmer branded Boris Johnson a “super-spreader” of confusion during a chaotic Prime Minister’s Questions.But the Prime Minister, dubbed the “Chequers one” by Sir Keir due to his..

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Daily politics briefing: July 21 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: July 21

The key facts behind the day's headlines on June 21, it comes as ministers are preparing to outline their proposals to Parliament for solving the “serious challenges” caused by the Northern Ireland..

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Nightclub owner questions PM's leadership ability [Video]

Nightclub owner questions PM's leadership ability

Nightclub owner Peter Marks has questioned Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership over plans to enforce Covid vaccine passports on club doors from September.Mr Marks queried Mr Johnson's 'bottle'..

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Scully defends use of vaccine passports in crowded areas [Video]

Scully defends use of vaccine passports in crowded areas

Business Minister Paul Scully has described the vaccine passport plan as a "weapon to keep Covid at bay" after the Prime Minister Boris Johnson said they will be introduced from September. Report by..

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Labour: Last-minute vaccine passports show PM’s panic [Video]

Labour: Last-minute vaccine passports show PM’s panic

Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury Pat McFadden has said that announcing the vaccine passport plan on ‘Freedom Day’ shows there is “chaos and panic” at the heart of Boris Johnson’s..

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Daily politics briefing: July 20 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: July 20

The key facts behind the day's headlines on July 20, as the Prime Minister isfacing a backlash over his plans to make coronavirus vaccination compulsory for nightclubs and other crowded venues in the..

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PM confirms vaccine passports for nightclubs from September [Video]

PM confirms vaccine passports for nightclubs from September

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms Covid vaccine certification will be compulsory at nightclubs and large events from the end of September when everyone over the age of 18 will have been offered the..

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Boris Johnson: From September a vaccine passport system will be in place [Video]

Boris Johnson: From September a vaccine passport system will be in place

On the day England’s nightclubs were allowed to open for the first time since March 2020, Boris Johnson set out plans to make vaccine passports compulsory for entry – with proof of a negative test..

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Boris Johnson: Those self-isolating must continue to do so [Video]

Boris Johnson: Those self-isolating must continue to do so

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms that those self-isolating must continue to do so, calling them 'a large minority'. Hundreds of thousands of people have been told to isolate by the NHS Covid app -..

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Ashworth: It's foolish to say Freedom Day is irreversible [Video]

Ashworth: It's foolish to say Freedom Day is irreversible

Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth says the idea the final lifting of Covid restrictions is irreversible will prove to be "foolish and irresponsible". He adds it was an "insult" Prime..

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We must all stick to the same rules, says Boris Johnson [Video]

We must all stick to the same rules, says Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that 'everyone must stick to the same rules', following a furious political backlash after he abandoned plans to avoid quarantine when he was contacted by NHS Test..

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Johnson to isolate at Chequers following fury over quarantine escape plan [Video]

Johnson to isolate at Chequers following fury over quarantine escape plan

Boris Johnson has abandoned plans to avoid quarantine after being contacted by NHS Test and Trace following a furious political backlash.The Prime Minister and Chancellor Rishi Sunak had originally..

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Boris Johnson escapes need to quarantine after meeting with Sajid Javid [Video]

Boris Johnson escapes need to quarantine after meeting with Sajid Javid

Boris Johnson has been contacted by NHS Test and Trace as a contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, but will not be self-isolating, Downing Street has said.Instead, the Prime Minister..

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Whitty coronavirus warning: ‘We could get into trouble again surprisingly fast’ [Video]

Whitty coronavirus warning: ‘We could get into trouble again surprisingly fast’

The Government’s top medic has warned the number of people in hospital with coronavirus could reach “quite scary” levels within weeks.Professor Chris Whitty said the UK is “not out of the woods..

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Daily politics briefing: July 16 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: July 16

All the latest updates on the UK's political stage, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed it was “highly probable” the worst of the pandemic is over.

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Johnson appears to rule out salt and sugar tax [Video]

Johnson appears to rule out salt and sugar tax

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted he’s “not attracted to the idea of putting extra taxes on hard working people”. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Labour MP right to call PM a liar in Commons - Starmer

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A Labour MP was right to call Boris Johnson a liar in the Commons, party leader Sir Keir Starmer has said.
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Boris Johnson's two years as PM: A casual relationship with the truth and a disdain for the rules

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Throughout his life and political career, Boris Johnson has believed the rules don't apply to him. And as he marks his second anniversary as prime minister this weekend, it seems nothing's changed.
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PM under pressure to allow fully vaccinated close contacts to be exempt from isolation

pm under pressure to allow fully vaccinated close contacts to be exempt from isolation
Boris Johnson is facing growing pressure to allow fully vaccinated people who have been identified as close contacts of coronavirus cases to be exempt from isolation.
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Labour MP asked to leave the Commons after saying PM has 'lied over and over again' during pandemic

A Labour MP has been asked to leave the House of Commons for the remainder of the day after refusing to withdraw claims that Boris Johnson has "lied" to the country "over and over again".
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'We will not renegotiate,' EU chief tells PM after UK demands changes to key part of Brexit deal

'we will not renegotiate,' eu chief tells pm after uk demands changes to key part of brexit deal
The president of the European Commission has told Boris Johnson that the bloc "will not renegotiate" a key component of the Brexit deal the two sides negotiated.
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PM faces backlash over vaccine certification proposal as Labour critique plans

Boris Johnson's plan to mandate proof of vaccination to enter nightclubs and other "crowded venues" from the end of September faces a major backlash as Labour say they do not support part of the..
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PMQs: Johnson apologises to businesses over 'pingdemic' after more than half a million told to isolate

Boris Johnson has apologised to businesses impacted by a rising number of staff members having to self-isolate due to coming into close contact with a positive coronavirus case.
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PM considering raising National Insurance to fund social care reforms

pm considering raising national insurance to fund social care reforms
Boris Johnson is looking at raising National Insurance in order to fund long-promised reforms of social care.
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PM dismissed autumn lockdown as those dying were 'all over 80', Dominic Cummings claims

pm dismissed autumn lockdown as those dying were 'all over 80', dominic cummings claims
Boris Johnson did not want to tighten restrictions last autumn as "the people who are dying are essentially all over 80", Dominic Cummings has claimed.
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No 10 says PM was 'already at Chequers' when told to isolate - as Starmer slams initial bid to 'dodge' quarantine

Downing Street has said the prime minister was already at his country retreat when he was contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told to isolate - as Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer labelled Boris Johnson..
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PM's quickest U-turn yet? From Hancock's downfall to Christmas bubbles, here's how his latest reversal compares

pm's quickest u-turn yet? from hancock's downfall to christmas bubbles, here's how his latest reversal compares
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have performed a dramatic U-turn and announced they will no longer dodge self-isolation after a fellow minister tested positive for COVID.
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PM and Sunak not isolating despite being pinged after Javid's positive COVID test

pm and sunak not isolating despite being pinged after javid's positive covid test
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak will not be isolating despite being pinged after Sajid Javid's positive COVID test, Downing Street has said.
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A quarantine dodge by Johnson after meeting COVID-positive Javid would unleash a massive 'do as I say, not as I do' row

a quarantine dodge by johnson after meeting covid-positive javid would unleash a massive 'do as i say, not as i do' row
The timing could hardly be worse. A little more than 24 hours before what he used to call Freedom Day, Boris Johnson is under pressure to self-isolate.
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PM says it's 'highly probable' worst of pandemic is over - but warns against 'throwing caution to the winds'

pm says it's 'highly probable' worst of pandemic is over - but warns against 'throwing caution to the winds'
Boris Johnson has claimed it is "highly probable" the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is over - on the day the UK recorded its highest number of daily cases for six months.
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'Email me', says PM as he calls for ideas for his 'levelling up' plan - as critics attack 'vapid' slogan

'email me', says pm as he calls for ideas for his 'levelling up' plan - as critics attack 'vapid' slogan
Boris Johnson has urged people to "email me" over his plan to offer England's counties the same powers enjoyed by city mayors as part of his "levelling up" ambition for the country.
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PM to argue his 'levelling-up' project is a 'win-win' as he sets out post-pandemic vision

pm to argue his 'levelling-up' project is a 'win-win' as he sets out post-pandemic vision
Boris Johnson will argue his "levelling-up" project is a "win-win" and will not mean "robbing Peter to pay Paul" as he sets out his post-pandemic vision for the UK.
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Theatre owner criticises PM after football fans inflict 'significant damage' to his buildings

theatre owner criticises pm after football fans inflict 'significant damage' to his buildings
Theatre owner Sir Cameron Mackintosh has criticised Prime Minister Boris Johnson after football fans scaled the walls of one of his theatres before England's game against Italy.
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Online racists to be banned from football matches, vows Boris Johnson

The PM vows to change football banning orders - but Sir Keir Starmer says his promise "rings hollow".
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People guilty of racist abuse of footballers online will be banned from matches, PM says

Football banning orders will be changed to cover online racism, Boris Johnson has told MPs.
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PM sees off Tory rebellion over cut to foreign aid budget

Boris Johnson has seen off a Conservative rebellion over his plan to cut the UK's foreign aid spending.
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PM and Patel accused of 'stoking' actions of 'vocal minority' after racist abuse of England players

pm and patel accused of 'stoking' actions of 'vocal minority' after racist abuse of england players
Boris Johnson and Priti Patel have been accused of "stoking" the actions of a "vocal minority" after England football players were racially abused following their Euro 2020 final defeat.
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Senior doctors condemn PM's easing of England's restrictions as 'irresponsible'

Boris Johnson's decision to press ahead with easing coronavirus restrictions in England is "irresponsible", senior doctors say.
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MPs to vote on foreign aid budget cuts, but tax rises are threatened if government loses

Boris Johnson has called the bluff of rebel Tory MPs demanding a Commons vote on Rishi Sunak's controversial decision to cut spending on overseas aid.
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'It starts at the top': PM's burka comments highlighted amid condemnation of football racism

'it starts at the top': pm's burka comments highlighted amid condemnation of football racism
Boris Johnson and Priti Patel have been branded "total hypocrites" over their condemnation of racist abuse of England players - as critics highlighted ministers' equivocation over whether football fans..
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Boris Johnson says 'caution is absolutely vital' ahead of lockdown lifting address to the nation

boris johnson says 'caution is absolutely vital' ahead of lockdown lifting address to the nation
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said "caution is absolutely vital" as he prepares to address the nation on Monday to announce whether the final stage of releasing coronavirus restrictions can go..
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Boris Johnson's Brexit minister blames Theresa May for problems with Northern Ireland Protocol

boris johnson's brexit minister blames theresa may for problems with northern ireland protocol
Boris Johnson's Brexit minister has blamed Theresa May for problems with the implementation of border arrangements for Northern Ireland.
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Govt to set out N Ireland plans within two weeks - as PM told trust in him at 'all-time low'

govt to set out n ireland plans within two weeks - as pm told trust in him at 'all-time low'
The government will set out its plans for post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland within the next two weeks - as Labour claimed trust in Boris Johnson over the issue had fallen to "an all-time..
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PM signals 'triple lock' on pensions could be broken amid estimates of 8% rise

pm signals 'triple lock' on pensions could be broken amid estimates of 8% rise
Boris Johnson has signalled the government could break the "triple lock" pledge on pensions by saying there had to be "fairness for pensioners and for taxpayers".
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'Perils' remain in Afghanistan, warns Johnson, as UK's 20-year military campaign ends

'perils' remain in afghanistan, warns johnson, as uk's 20-year military campaign ends
Boris Johnson warned of "perils" on the ground as he signalled the end of the UK's 20-year military campaign in Afghanistan and promised not to turn his back on the country.
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Boris Johnson did not break MPs code of conduct over Christmas Caribbean holiday, report finds

Boris Johnson did not break the MPs code of conduct by accepting donations towards a private 10-day holiday to Mustique over Christmas in 2019, an investigation has found.
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Herd immunity 'not the consideration' in setting 16 August for quarantine rule changes - PM

herd immunity 'not the consideration' in setting 16 august for quarantine rule changes - pm
Boris Johnson has told MPs that possible herd immunity is "not the consideration" behind holding back changes to COVID self-isolation rules until 16 August.
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Tory lockdown critic sees off bid by PM's supporters to oust him from top Conservative role

tory lockdown critic sees off bid by pm's supporters to oust him from top conservative role
Tory lockdown critic Sir Graham Brady has seen off a bid by Boris Johnson's supporters to oust him from his powerful post as mouthpiece of Conservative backbenchers.
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PM won't say how many will be self-isolating after 19 July - as Starmer warns of 'summer of chaos'

Boris Johnson has repeatedly declined to say how many people are expected to have to self-isolate following the final relaxation of COVID restrictions in England on 19 July.
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PM heading for showdown with MPs amid predictions two million Britons could get COVID this summer

pm heading for showdown with mps amid predictions two million britons could get covid this summer
Boris Johnson is heading for a COVID showdown with MPs amid a backlash over a six-week wait for the ending of self-isolation rules.
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Battle for top Tory post reaches climax amid claims PM is plotting to install a loyalist

battle for top tory post reaches climax amid claims pm is plotting to install a loyalist
A battle for one of the most powerful posts in the Conservative Party is reaching its climax amid claims that Boris Johnson is plotting to install a loyalist and oust an outspoken critic.
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PM suffers backlash over plans to ditch rules on wearing face masks

pm suffers backlash over plans to ditch rules on wearing face masks
Boris Johnson is suffering a backlash over his plans to ditch rules on wearing face masks.
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German coronavirus restrictions on British travellers eased

Restrictions on people travelling from the UK to Germany have been eased, days after Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel met at Chequers.
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PM: Work from home rule to be scrapped for England from 19 July

pm: work from home rule to be scrapped for england from 19 july
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that people in England will no longer be instructed to work from home from later this month.
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PM confirms face masks to become 'personal choice' - but calls mount to keep legal requirement on public transport

pm confirms face masks to become 'personal choice' - but calls mount to keep legal requirement on public transport
People will no longer be legally required to wear face masks in any setting, Boris Johnson has announced.
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Cummings claims Johnson told him it would be 'ludicrous' for him to become PM

cummings claims johnson told him it would be 'ludicrous' for him to become pm
Boris Johnson once admitted that it would be "ludicrous" if he were to become prime minister, Dominic Cummings has claimed.
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From self-isolation to mass events - every rule that's set to change on 'Freedom Day'

from self-isolation to mass events - every rule that's set to change on 'freedom day'
Boris Johnson has confirmed that England's so-called "Freedom Day" - initially planned for 21 June - is likely to go ahead on Monday 19 July.
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'Courageous' NHS celebrated with thanksgiving ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral

'courageous' nhs celebrated with thanksgiving ceremony at st paul's cathedral
The Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer are among those who have celebrated the 73rd anniversary of the NHS at a special thanksgiving ceremony.
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PM to reveal final step of roadmap plan to 'restore people's freedoms' on Monday

pm to reveal final step of roadmap plan to 'restore people's freedoms' on monday
Boris Johnson will reveal how he plans to "restore people's freedoms" in England at a news conference on Monday, ahead of the final stage of his roadmap out of lockdown.
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'Bring it on!': Nation reacts as England reach first Euros semi-final in 25 years

Boris Johnson has led the plaudits to the England team, as fans react to England's thumping 4-0 quarter-final win over Ukraine.
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Merkel tells PM number of fans at Wembley for Euro 2020 seems 'a bit too much'

merkel tells pm number of fans at wembley for euro 2020 seems 'a bit too much'
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Boris Johnson of her "grave concern" at the number of football fans being allowed to attend Euro 2020 games at Wembley Stadium.
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PM 'confident' UK's India-produced vaccines won't be a problem - as Merkel offers travel hope for double-jabbed

pm 'confident' uk's india-produced vaccines won't be a problem - as merkel offers travel hope for double-jabbed
Boris Johnson is "very confident" that the UK's use of India-produced jabs won't prevent Britons being able to travel abroad - as German chancellor Angela Merkel offered hope of quarantine-free trips..
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PM urges patience over school bubbles as Tory MPs call for policy to be scrapped on 19 July

pm urges patience over school bubbles as tory mps call for policy to be scrapped on 19 july
Boris Johnson has urged parents to be "patient" over the possible scrapping of school bubbles.
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Double jabs will be 'a liberator' in enabling people to travel quarantine-free, says PM

Double jabs will be "a liberator" for people wanting to travel abroad this summer, Boris Johnson has said - as he announced details of the government's plan will be revealed in the "next few days".
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Hancock affair a 'Westminster bubble' issue, PM suggests

Boris Johnson has suggested the controversy over Matt Hancock breaking social distancing rules is a "Westminster bubble" matter.
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Labour steps up call for PM to sack health minister over use of private email address

labour steps up call for pm to sack health minister over use of private email address
Labour have stepped up calls for Boris Johnson to sack one of his health ministers after Downing Street admitted they had used a private email address for government business during the COVID crisis.
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