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Boris Johnson: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, author, and former journalist who has served 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 (MP) for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, he identifies as a one-nation conservative.

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Star Wars actor John Boyega joins protests [Video]

Star Wars actor John Boyega joins protests

Star Wars actor John Boyega joined protesters in London's Hyde Park on Wednesday (June 3), motivating the crowd with a megaphone to raise awareness for world-wide racial injustice.

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UK to host global summit in hope of seeking Covid-19 vaccine [Video]

UK to host global summit in hope of seeking Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the UK will host a global summit to promote the search of a vaccine for Covid-19 and support developing countries by raising $7.4bn. Report by..

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PM urges public not to undermine progress made so far [Video]

PM urges public not to undermine progress made so far

Boris Johnson has urged the public not to undermine the progress made on combating the coronavirus as rainy weather may prompt people to start meeting indoors. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook..

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PM says Government will examine air corridors for travellers [Video]

PM says Government will examine air corridors for travellers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government is examining the possibility of opening air corridors between countries allowing people to move freely without the need for a 14 day isolation which..

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Boris Johnson: I was sickened by the death of George Floyd [Video]

Boris Johnson: I was sickened by the death of George Floyd

Boris Johnson says he was “sickened” by the death of George Floyd. At the Downing Street press conference the PM said: “We mourn George Floyd and I was appalled and sickened to see what happened..

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UK won't turn its back on Hong Kong, says Johnson [Video]

UK won't turn its back on Hong Kong, says Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain won't turn its back on the people of Hong Kong -- a former British colony -- if China imposes a national security law on the territory. Lucy Fielder reports.

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'No justice, no peace, no racist police': Thousands protest in London [Video]

'No justice, no peace, no racist police': Thousands protest in London

Thousands of people chanting "no justice, no peace, no racist police" and "black lives matter" gathered in central London on Wednesday to protest against racism after the death of George Floyd in..

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Boris Johnson appears to break social distancing guidelines in Commons [Video]

Boris Johnson appears to break social distancing guidelines in Commons

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears to break social distancing guidelines in the House of Commons at the conclusion of PMQs. Mr Johnson ended PMQs by heading towards the chamber exit but stopping for..

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Boris Johnson snaps at Sir Keir Starmer in heated PMQs [Video]

Boris Johnson snaps at Sir Keir Starmer in heated PMQs

Boris Johnson says that the UK Covid alert level did allow for further easing of lockdown measures as discussion at PMQs grew heated on Wednesday. Mr Johnson slapped the despatch box as he replied:..

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PMQs: Leaders argue over trust and confidence [Video]

PMQs: Leaders argue over trust and confidence

Prime Minister Boris Johnson responds to Keir Starmer's attacks over trust and confidence in the government's response on the coronavirus. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at..

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Johnson rejects claims test and trace service not fully operational [Video]

Johnson rejects claims test and trace service not fully operational

Boris Johnson rejected the Labour leader’s claim that the Government’s test, track and trace system is not yet fully operational. Sir Keir said: “Two weeks ago today at the despatch box the Prime..

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Keir Starmer: Government use of statistics risks public trust and confidence [Video]

Keir Starmer: Government use of statistics risks public trust and confidence

Sir Keir Starmer addressed questions of public trust and confidence in the official use of statistics regarding coronavirus track and trace measures during Prime Minister's question time in the House..

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Johnson and Starmer pay tribute to George Floyd during PMQs [Video]

Johnson and Starmer pay tribute to George Floyd during PMQs

Labour leader Keir Starmer and Prime Minister Boris Johnson pay tribute to George Floyd in the House of Commons during Prime Minister's Questions.

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PM is proud of his record on tackling the virus [Video]

PM is proud of his record on tackling the virus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson responds to Keir Starmer at Prime Minister's Questions about the government's record on tackling coronavirus. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at..

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PM understands people's right to protest George Floyd death [Video]

PM understands people's right to protest George Floyd death

Prime Minister Boris Johnson responds to questions on the death of George Floyd, saying that he understands people's right to protest, but they should do it in a lawful and legal way. Report by..

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PM departs Downing Street for PMQs [Video]

PM departs Downing Street for PMQs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs Downing Street for the House of Commons where he will face Keir Starmer at Prime Minister's Questions. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at..

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Camden Market reopens following lockdown [Video]

Camden Market reopens following lockdown

Food sellers at Camden street market in London prepare their stalls for reopening after months of closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Boris Johnson announced that some outdoor markets can..

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The student who transforms herself into celebrities [Video]

The student who transforms herself into celebrities

A flick of a make-up brush is all it takes for Manchester student Beth Gallagher to become a dead ringer for anyone from Boris Johnson to Donald Trump or Gordon Ramsay.

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Shadow Home Sec: ‘PM looks like he lacks grip’ [Video]

Shadow Home Sec: ‘PM looks like he lacks grip’

Labour's shadow home secretary, Nick Thomas-Symonds says Boris Johnson's credibility and moral authority has been "extremely damaged". It comes after the PM told the country to "move on" from the..

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All you need to know from the May 28 Covid-19 briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the May 28 Covid-19 briefing

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms the five tests to ease lockdown have been met, announces up to six people can meet and 'draws a line' under the Cummings incident at the daily coronavirus..

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Prime Minister joins final 'Clap for Carers' event [Video]

Prime Minister joins final 'Clap for Carers' event

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has joined a national round of applause in the final 'Clap for Carers' event outside 10 Downing Street. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at..

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PM bars advisers from answering questions [Video]

PM bars advisers from answering questions

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stopped his top scientific and medical advisers, Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance, answering questions about Dominic Cummings at today's daily briefing...

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PM bars advisers from answering questions on Cummings [Video]

PM bars advisers from answering questions on Cummings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stopped his top scientific and medical advisers, Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance, answering questions about Dominic Cummings at today's daily briefing...

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Starmer: PM 'weak' through Cummings saga [Video]

Starmer: PM 'weak' through Cummings saga

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has criticised Prime Minister Boris Johnson's handling of Dominic Cummings row, describing him as 'weak'. He further criticised Mr Johnson for preventing government..

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Johnson stops experts from getting involved in Cummings row [Video]

Johnson stops experts from getting involved in Cummings row

Prime Minister Boris Johnson prevents Prof Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance from answering questions on the Dominic Cummings saga, with the pair later confirming they don't want to get involved in..

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British PM Johnson hosts global vaccine summit, calls for funding

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host a global vaccine summit on Thursday, urging nations to pledge funding for vaccinations against infectious diseases to help the poorest countries tackle..
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UK's Johnson tells EU workers to come back but quarantine

Workers from the European Union who left Britain while the coronavirus lockdown shut much of the economy should come back, but must quarantine like other travellers, British Prime Minister Boris..
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Johnson says China's actions in Hong Kong risk eroding Sino-UK agreement

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said China's actions in Hong Kong risked "badly eroding" the protection of political freedoms enshrined in the Sino-British agreement.
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Scuffles break out during anti-racism protest in London

Brief scuffles broke out between police and protesters close to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street office on Wednesday during a march against racism prompted by the death of George..
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UK PM Johnson has had control from start of coronavirus crisis, says spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has had direct control from the outset of the coronavirus crisis, his spokesman said on Wednesday, unveiling a new structure involving two committees as the country..
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UK PM Johnson says quarantine vital to prevent COVID-19 reinfection

Quarantine measures Britain plans to introduce for almost all international travellers from June 8 are vital to ensure the country's rate of COVID-19 infection does not increase again, Prime Minister..
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UK PM Johnson says he is confident on future data-sharing with EU

British Prime Minster Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he was confident that the European Union would "see sense" and continue to collaborate in the same way on data-sharing after the end of this year.
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British PM Johnson tells China: We'll not walk away from Hong Kong people

Britain will not walk away from the people of Hong Kong if China imposes a national security law that would conflict with its international obligations under a 1984 accord, Prime Minister Boris Johnson..
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Britain will not walk away from Hong Kong, Johnson says

Britain will not walk away from the people of Hong Kong if China imposes a national security law that would conflict with its international obligations under a 1984 accord, Prime Minister Boris Johnson..
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British PM Johnson is in charge of coronavirus response, junior minister says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in charge of the government's coronavirus response and always has been, a junior minister said on Wednesday after a report that Johnson was taking control of the..
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Britain to change immigration rules if China imposes security law on Hong Kong, Johnson says

The United Kingdom is prepared to change its immigration rules if China imposes a national security law on Hong Kong, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday in an op-ed for the South..
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Two centrally run committees to shape UK's COVID-19 approach in shake-up: Telegraph

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is aiming to take "direct control" of the government's handling of the coronavirus outbreak in a Downing Street shake-up, The Telegraph newspaper reported late on..
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UK COVID-19 death toll rises to nearly 50,000, Reuters tally shows

The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll neared 50,000 on Tuesday, confirming its place as one of the worst hit countries in the world just as Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to ease the stringent..
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UK PM plans Brexit talks with EU's von der Leyen, warned to reach deal pre-autumn: FT

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in June, with UK officials warning Johnson that an agreement was needed..
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UK hopes latest EU talks will keep process on track, says PM's spokesman

Britain hopes the latest round of trade talks with the European Union starting on Tuesday will keep the process on track before a high-level meeting later this month, a spokesman for Prime Minister..
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UK quarantine to go ahead but looking at 'air bridges', says PM Johnson's spokesman

Britain still intends to go ahead with a COVID-19 quarantine later this month for those arriving in the United Kingdom but is looking at "air bridges" with certain countries, Prime Minister Boris..
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Petition calling for UK PM's aide to be sacked passes one million signatures

A petition calling for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's closest aide to be sacked after he took a long-distance journey during the country's coronavirus lockdown has been signed by more than one..
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UK PM Johnson and U.S. President Trump criticise China's Hong Kong plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that China's plan to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong would undermine the territory's autonomy.
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Britain urges China to reconsider Hong Kong law: PM's spokesman

Britain has urged China to reconsider imposing a new security law on Hong Kong and hopes Beijing is listening, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.
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UK PM's senior adviser Cummings considers quitting later this year: Daily Mail

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, is considering quitting later this year, the Daily Mail newspaper reported.
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UK's Johnson eases lockdown as furore over aide rumbles on

The coronavirus lockdown will ease next week for most of Britain's population, Boris Johnson announced on Thursday, as a row persisted over the prime minister's closest adviser taking a long-distance..
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Factbox: How England's lockdown is being adjusted from Monday

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday the conditions had been met to slightly relax the coronavirus lockdown in England from June 1. Below are details.
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Socially-distanced barbecues permitted in England, says PM Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said people in England could have barbecues under the slightly relaxed lockdown conditions he announced on Thursday.
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UK's Johnson tries to stop health experts from commenting on aide Cummings

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to stop his top medical and scientific advisors from answering reporters' questions about the behaviour of chief political advisor Dominic Cummings, saying..
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UK PM Johnson says groups of six people can meet outside from Monday

Groups of up to 6 people will be able to meet outside in England from Monday if they maintain social distancing, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday as he confirmed that tests had..
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Britain deeply concerned by China's legislation for Hong Kong: PM's spokesman

Britain's government is deeply concerned about China's legislation on national security for Hong Kong, which risks undermining the principle of one nation, two systems, a spokesman for Prime Minister..
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UK PM Johnson to set out next steps on easing coronavirus lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out the next steps on easing Britain's coronavirus lockdown on Thursday, describing what will be possible from June 1, his spokesman said.
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UK police say PM adviser Cummings might have made 'minor' breach of lockdown

Police said on Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings may have breached coronavirus lockdown rules by driving 26 miles to a castle with his wife and son.
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UK police to take no action against PM's adviser Cummings: Telegraph

British police said Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings did breach the coronavirus lockdown but that it was minor and so they will take no further action, the Telegraph..
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UK PM Johnson to go to Brussels next month for Brexit talks: The Times

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will resume Brexit talks in Brussels next month, the Times newspaper reported on Thursday.
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'Move on' says British PM, as row over adviser Cummings persists

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain on Wednesday to move on from what he described as a "very, very frustrating episode" when his closest adviser provoked outrage for taking a long-distance..
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UK's Johnson: 24-hour COVID test results as soon as possible

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he wanted coronavirus test results to be returned within 24 hours as his government prepares to launch a new tracing system to try to contain the..
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England's test and trace programme to launch on Thursday

A COVID-19 test and trace service will launch in England on Thursday to help the loosening of lockdown measures, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
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'Move on' - British PM tries to draw line under adviser row

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain on Wednesday to move on from what he described as a "very, very frustrating episode" when his closest adviser provoked outrage and scorn for taking a..
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Time to move on, urges British PM Johnson over Cummings row

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday it was time for Britain to move on from what he described as a "very, very frustrating episode" when his closest adviser Dominic Cummings was accused of..
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PM takes Brexit decisions, Cummings does not give instructions: UK negotiator

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes the main decisions on Brexit policy and his senior advisor Dominic Cummings does not give instructions on negotiations with the European Union, the UK's chief..
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Britain in close contact with U.S. in run up to G7: PM's spokesman

Britain is in close contact with the United States in the run-up to the G7 summit and is looking at what is being proposed, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.
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UK government hopeful to get go-ahead for schools reopening: PM's spokesman

Britain's government hopes it will get the go-ahead from scientists to proceed with the return of some pupils to schools on June 1 and be able to work on ways to increase social contact, Prime Minister..
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Putin gets invitation from UK's Johnson on coronavirus vaccine summit: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has received an invitation from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take part in a summit on the coronavirus vaccine, but no decision has been made yet on..
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British minister says 'move on' from rage over PM adviser Cummings' road trip

A British minister said on Wednesday that it was time to "move on" after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser provoked outrage and widespread scorn by making a 400 km (250 mile) road trip..
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'Move on', Britain says to outrage over PM adviser Cummings

The British government said on Wednesday that it was time to move on after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser provoked outrage and widespread scorn by making a 400 km (250 mile) road trip..
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Cummings and his 'Brexit friends' leave when they should stay, quips EU's Tusk

A senior European Union politician couldn't help a Brexit quip as he waded into Britain's row over Dominic Cummings, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top adviser and mastermind of leaving the bloc who is..
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Britons bristle at explanation of Johnson aide's lockdown trip

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says people should make up their own minds about the decision of his senior aide Dominic Cummings to drive 250 miles (400 km) from London during lockdown. The early..
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British junior minister quits over PM aide's lockdown drive

Junior minister Douglas Ross resigned from the British government on Tuesday over the handling of accusations that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser had broken the coronavirus lockdown by..
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UK PM Johnson satisfied with senior aide's explanation: spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is satisfied with the explanation provided by his senior adviser Dominic Cummings for a trip he made during the coronavirus lockdown, his spokesman said on Tuesday.
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UK COVID-19 death toll tops 47,000 as pressure heaps on PM Johnson

The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll surpassed 47,000 on Tuesday, a dire human cost that could define the premiership of Boris Johnson.
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