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British Conservative Party politician and former Foreign Secretary

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Boris Johnson: British Conservative Party politician and former Foreign Secretary
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, journalist and popular historian who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015, having been the MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008. He was Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016, and from 2016 to 2018 he served as Foreign Secretary. A member of the Conservative Party, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative and has been associated with both economically and socially liberal policies.

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UK PM candidate Johnson says sorry for any offence his words have caused

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, apologised on Tuesday for any offence caused over his earlier comments, including those when he described Muslim women wearing burqas..
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UK PM candidate Johnson: Irish border can be solved during implementation period

Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to be Britain's next prime minister, said on Tuesday the issue of what to do with the Irish border after Brexit could be solved during the implementation period..
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Videos for Boris Johnson

Leave EU by Oct. 31 or pay the price: Boris Johnson [Video]Leave EU by Oct. 31 or pay the price: Boris Johnson

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advanced on the prize of Britain's top political job on Tuesday, winning 126 votes in the second round of a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. Gracie Jerome..

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Tory leadership race: Five key quotes from the BBC debate [Video]Tory leadership race: Five key quotes from the BBC debate

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Sajid Javid and Rory Stewart face off in a leadership debate on the BBC - we look at five key quotes from the programme.

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UK PM Candidate Boris Johnson Apologizes For Offensive Comments [Video]UK PM Candidate Boris Johnson Apologizes For Offensive Comments

Reuters reports Boris Johnson apologized on Tuesday for any offense his earlier comments may have caused, including those when he described Muslim women wearing burqas as looking like letter boxes...

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Rory Stewart 'very, very pleased' with momentum in Tory leadership race [Video]Rory Stewart 'very, very pleased' with momentum in Tory leadership race

Rory Stewart speaks to the press ahead of a live BBC debate after securing his place in the third round of voting for the Tory leadership. He said he was very, very pleased with the momentum he was..

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Boris Johnson's memorable moments [Video]Boris Johnson's memorable moments

With former foreign secretary Boris Johnson favourite to become the next prime minister, we take a look at some of his most memorable moments.

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Boris Johnson Gains Ground Towards Prime Minister Job [Video]Boris Johnson Gains Ground Towards Prime Minister Job

Reuters reports Brexiteer Boris Johnson gained ground on the position of the UK's Prime Minister on Tuesday. The conservative former London mayor won 126 votes in the second round of a contest to..

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Dominic Raab eliminated from Tory leadership contest [Video]Dominic Raab eliminated from Tory leadership contest

Boris Johnson has topped the ballot in the second round of voting in the Tory leadership contest, with Dominic Raab eliminated from the race to be the next prime minister.

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The EU Dismisses UK Demands Of Brits Abroad In A No-deal Brexit [Video]The EU Dismisses UK Demands Of Brits Abroad In A No-deal Brexit

According to Reuters, the EU has suggested that the rights of UK citizens living in Europe may not be automatically protected under a no-deal Brexit. Several candidates to replace Theresa May as prime..

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Johnson On His Way To Becoming PM [Video]Johnson On His Way To Becoming PM

On Tuesday, Boris Johnson got a leg up in the race to become Britain’s prime minister. A member of Johnson's party, Andrea Leadsom, declared her support for Johnson, the clear favorite. The support..

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Boris Johnson's Political Past [Video]Boris Johnson's Political Past

According to Business Insider, Boris Johnson once called for Scottish people to be blocked from becoming prime minister because "government by a Scot is just not conceivable." Johnson, who is the..

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British PM candidates clash over Brexit strategy [Video]British PM candidates clash over Brexit strategy

Taking aim at frontrunner Boris Johnson, British prime minister hopefuls debate how to deliver Brexit.

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What The One Thing Nearly All The UK PM Candidates Agree On Is This [Video]What The One Thing Nearly All The UK PM Candidates Agree On Is This

Britain’s next prime minister has to take the country out of the European Union to defeat the challenge of Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party. That was the opinion of five of the six candidates for the..

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Tom Walker on Boris Johnson and Brexit [Video]Tom Walker on Boris Johnson and Brexit

Singer Tom Walker has labelled Conservative party leadership front-runner Boris Johnson a "yellow-haired idiot" and has said that people voted Brexit because they were "lied to". WARNING: Contains..

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Taking Aim At Johnson, British PM Hopefuls Make Brexit Case [Video]Taking Aim At Johnson, British PM Hopefuls Make Brexit Case

According to Reuters, several hopefuls lookng to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned against Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of..

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Tory rivals say no 'coronation' for leadership frontrunner Johnson [Video]Tory rivals say no 'coronation' for leadership frontrunner Johnson

Contenders for the Tory crown have been lining up to insist there must be no unchallenged "coronation" for leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson.

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Boris Johnson Published Poem About 'Extermination' Scottish People [Video]Boris Johnson Published Poem About 'Extermination' Scottish People

According to Business Insider, "Boris Johnson is running to be prime minister on a platform of being able to "unite" the United Kingdom after Brexit. However, he previously published a poem calling for..

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Boris Johnson odds-on to become UK PM as rivals target run-off [Video]Boris Johnson odds-on to become UK PM as rivals target run-off

Boris Johnson is the clear favourite to enter 10 Downing Street after the first round vote for a new Conservative Party leader.

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Boris Johnson Vows To Take Britain Out Of The U.K. By Oct 31 [Video]Boris Johnson Vows To Take Britain Out Of The U.K. By Oct 31

According to Reuters, Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain’s prime minister, promised he would take the United Kingdom out of the European Union by Oct. 31, saying that only by preparing to..

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Brexit Supporter Johnson Far Ahead In Contest To Replace British PM [Video]Brexit Supporter Johnson Far Ahead In Contest To Replace British PM

Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31, surged closer to power on Thursday, winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers. Johnson won the support of 114 Conservative..

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Boris Johnson Favored By Conservatives In First Round Of Contest To Replace Prime Minister May [Video]Boris Johnson Favored By Conservatives In First Round Of Contest To Replace Prime Minister May

Boris Johnson Favored By Conservatives In First Round Of Contest To Replace Prime Minister May

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Boris Johnson On Prime Minister Path [Video]Boris Johnson On Prime Minister Path

Business Insider is reporting that Boris Johnson has won the first round of the Conservative party leadership contest. Johnson has won the backing of 114 Conservative MPs ahead of his nearest rival..

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Boris Johnson tops ballot in first round of Tory leadership election [Video]Boris Johnson tops ballot in first round of Tory leadership election

Boris Johnson has topped the ballot in the first round of voting in the Tory leadership race, with Mark Harper, Esther McVey and Andrea Leadsom eliminated from the contest.

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Boris Johnson Formally Announces Bid To Succeed May [Video]Boris Johnson Formally Announces Bid To Succeed May

Reuters reports Boris Johnson officially kicked off his campaign for Prime Minister on Wednesday. Johnson, who led the referendum campaign to leave the EU, praised the strength of the British economy..

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Boris Johnson launches UK Tory leadership campaign [Video]Boris Johnson launches UK Tory leadership campaign

Frontrunner in Conservative leadership race offers no details on how he can deliver a different Brexit trade deal.

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Sir Ed Davey: Boris Johnson is a 'disgraceful' politician [Video]Sir Ed Davey: Boris Johnson is a 'disgraceful' politician

Sir Ed Davey MP brands Boris Johnson 'one of the most disgraceful politicians in British politics' and says Britain would enter a very 'dark' period if he were to become Prime Minister.

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UK PM candidate Johnson: Britain must leave EU by Oct. 31 or pay the price

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's prime minister, repeated his pledge on Tuesday that he would take the United Kingdom out of the European Union by Oct. 31, saying otherwise the government..
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Boris Johnson leads in five-cornered race for post of Britain's PM; Conservative Party members to choose between two final contenders

Boris Johnson increased his lead Tuesday in the race to become Britain's next prime minister as one of his rivals was eliminated in a party vote, leaving a five-strong field.
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UK PM candidate Johnson thanks supporters for second ballot win

Boris Johnson, the favorite to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, thanked his supporters for his victory in the second ballot of the contest.
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Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advances on Britain's top job

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advanced on the prize of Britain's top political job on Tuesday, winning 126 votes in the second round of a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.
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Boris Johnson wins most second round votes on path to become UK PM

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, won the most votes cast in the second round of voting for Conservative Party leader on Tuesday, with four other candidates..
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Britain's Fox says Conservative leadership shouldn't be rushed despite Johnson's lead

The contest to choose a leader for Britain's governing Conservative Party should not be rushed even though Boris Johnson holds a clear lead, British trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday.
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Johnson gets new boost in race to become UK prime minister

Boris Johnson got a fresh boost in the race to become Britain's prime minister on Tuesday when a another former rival in the race backed him to lead the country out of its Brexit crisis.
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Boris Johnson gets boost in race to become Britain's new PM

Boris Johnson got a boost in his campaign to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday when one of his former rivals and EU supporter Matt Hancock backed him saying he was almost certain to..
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Johnson must be put to the test in UK PM race: rival Gove

Boris Johnson, the front-runner to replace Theresa May as British prime minister but who has so far kept a low profile in the leadership race, needs to be put to the test, rival contender Michael Gove..
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Johnson gets boost in race for UK PM's job as former rival backs him

Boris Johnson got a boost for his bid to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May when one of his former rivals backed his candidacy on Monday and said he was almost certain to win the contest.
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Brexit impasse: Candidates running for Britain's next PM clash over deal strategy in first debate; Boris Johnson abstains

Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on June 16.
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UK's Matt Hancock backs Boris Johnson in leadership bid: Sunday Times

UK Health Minister Matt Hancock said he is backing Boris Johnson "as the best candidate" to lead the Conservative Party and become the next prime minister.
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Taking aim at Johnson, British PM hopefuls make their Brexit case

Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favorite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no..
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I am the alternative to Boris Johnson, says UK foreign minister Hunt

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday he was the alternative to Boris Johnson, the frontrunner in the race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, saying he would strive to win a Brexit..
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UK PM hopeful Stewart says he will not serve under Boris Johnson

Rory Stewart, a contender to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Sunday he would not serve under Boris Johnson if the former London mayor won the leadership contest, and criticized him..
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UK work and pensions minister Rudd criticizes "do or die" Brexit approach

Britain's work and pensions minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday it was a mistake to say the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 no matter what, a thinly veiled criticism of Boris Johnson,..
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Backing Stewart, junior defense minister Ellwood says Johnson needs to be tested

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, should be tested in the leadership contest and the person to challenge him is international aid minister Rory Stewart, junior..
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We will leave EU by Oct. 31, Johnson vows in pitch to be UK PM

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's prime minister, promised he would take the United Kingdom out of the European Union by Oct. 31, saying that only by preparing to leave without an..
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UK's Johnson says will take part in TV debate on Tuesday: BBC

Boris Johnson, the front-runner in the race to succeed Theresa May as British prime minister, has agreed to take part in a televised debate with other contenders on Tuesday, the BBC said.
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Health minister pulls out of race to be next UK PM as rival taunts Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister, came under pressure on Friday to face the media over his Brexit plans as another of his rivals dropped out of the..
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What would Churchill say? UK PM contest rivals say Boris Johnson needs scrutiny

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister, must face more scrutiny over his Brexit plans, his closest rival said on Friday with a taunt that his hero Winston..
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What would Churchill say? Boris Johnson needs to be braver and face media, says rival

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister, needs to be braver and face the media, one of his main rivals said on Friday following accusations the former foreign..
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Candidates for UK Tory leadership discuss alliance to stop Boris Johnson -The Guardian

Rival candidates for the leadership of the UK's Conservative party are in discussions about the possibility of joining forces to challenge front-runner Boris Johnson to replace Prime Minister Theresa..
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Boris Johnson frontrunner in race to succeed Theresa May as British PM, gets most votes in first round of leadership poll

Boris Johnson secured his position as the frontrunner in the race to succeed Theresa May as British PM as he won the highest number of votes in the first round of the leadership poll.
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Brexit supporter Johnson far ahead in contest to replace British PM

Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31, surged closer to power on Thursday, winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson "delighted" to win first round of race for British PM

Boris Johnson, the favorite to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Thursday he was delighted to win the first ballot but that there was a long way to go.
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Race to replace British PM to narrow as Conservative lawmakers vote in first round

The contest to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to narrow on Thursday when Conservative Party lawmakers vote to knock out at least one of 10 candidates in the first ballot, though..
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Boris Johnson not ruling out parliament suspension to force no-deal Brexit: newspaper

Boris Johnson, the front-runner in the race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, has told pro-Brexit lawmakers he would leave open the possibility of suspending parliament to force through a..
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Boris Johnson is making promises he cannot keep, says UK leadership rival Stewart

Boris Johnson is making promises over Brexit he will not be able to keep if he wins the contest to become Prime Minister, one of his rivals for the top job, Rory Stewart, said on Wednesday.
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With October 31 Brexit pledge, Boris Johnson bids for UK leadership

Boris Johnson kicked off his campaign to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday with a commitment to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, warning his divided Conservative Party..
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UK PM candidate Javid says Boris Johnson is "yesterday's news"

Sajid Javid, one of the candidates vying to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said his rival Boris Johnson was "yesterday's news" and that it was time for a new generation to take control of..
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Boris Johnson launches campaign to be Britain's next PM; MPs move to stop former foreign secretary from delivering 'no deal' Brexit

Boris Johnson launches his campaign Wednesday to replace Theresa May as Britain's next leader, as lawmakers moved to stop him and other hardliners from delivering a 'no deal' Brexit.
Firstpost - Published

Boris Johnson bids for UK leadership with pledge of Oct. 31 Brexit

Boris Johnson kicked off his campaign to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday with a pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 and a warning to his divided Conservative..
Reuters - Published

UK PM candidate Johnson dodges question on past drug use

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May as British Prime Minister, dodged a question about his past use of drugs on Wednesday, saying that people want to focus on what government can do..
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UK PM candidate Johnson: the country can trust me

Former foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday Britain could trust him to be prime minister and he would continue to voice his opinions directly as that is what the public wanted.
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UK PM candidate Johnson says he can deliver Brexit and defeat Labour

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Wednesday he could get Brexit done and win an election as he vowed to keep the opposition Labour party out of..
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UK's Johnson, in pitch to be PM, says not aiming for no-deal Brexit

Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he was not aiming to leave the European Union without a deal but it was only responsible to prepare for no-deal as he launched his bid to replace..
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UK PM candidate Johnson says he would seek to bridge gaps in wealth and opportunity

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Wednesday the government should be seeking to bridge wealth, productivity and opportunity gaps.
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Factbox: Die-hard eurosceptic or opportunist? Boris Johnson's views on the EU

Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain's next prime minister, was the face of the official campaign to leave the European Union. But he has made contradictory statements in the past about the..
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'Delay means defeat' - Johnson commits to October Brexit deadline

Boris Johnson, favorite to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, will commit on Wednesday to taking Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, warning the governing Conservatives "delay means defeat"..
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Where's Johnson? UK PM candidate criticized for avoiding scrutiny

Boris Johnson, the favorite to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, was criticized on Tuesday by rivals who said the former foreign minister was avoiding public scrutiny in the contest.
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UK PM candidate Harper asks Johnson: Why won't you answer questions?

Mark Harper, one of the candidates vying to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said rival Boris Johnson should answer questions in public.
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UK PM candidate Hancock asks: Why should Boris Johnson avoid public scrutiny?

Matt Hancock, one of the candidates vying to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said other candidates such as favorite Boris Johnson should open themselves up to public scrutiny.
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