Latest news, in-depth features and opinion on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Conservative Party politician has been PM since July 2019. He previously held the position of foreign secretary between 2016 and 2018.
Stability and prudent economic policies have never been needed more following the resignation of Liz Truss after only six weeks.
The then London mayor said his open jacket at the Beijing Olympics reflected ‘openness’ and ‘transparency’, the very principles that would be his downfall.
Britain’s prime minister may have been a ‘fervent Sinophile’, but he bows out with ties between the two countries at a low.
Patrick Vallance, Boris Johnson’s chief scientific adviser said that the former UK prime minister struggled to come to grips with much of the science during the coronavirus pandemic.
Currently, the UK imports around 150,000 metric tons, or a quarter of its total rice imports from India, thanks to cost-effective import tariffs.
The protester shouted “true democracy is citizen-led” and “politics needs an update” before scattering glitter over Keir Starmer’s head.
Chris Pincher will leave the House of Commons more than a year after he was suspended from the ruling Conservative Party. PM Rishi Sunak’s party lost 2 of 3 parliamentary seats contested in July, and are trailing in opinion polls with a national election expected next year.
Conservative MP Dorries announced she would resign more than two months ago in the wake of former PM Johnson’s resignation. She accuses PM Rishi Sunak of helping to ‘whip up a public frenzy’ against her.
Win an unexpected boost for embattled Prime Minister Rishi Sunak amid high inflation and rising mortgage rates.
Losses in all of the constituencies would be the first time in 55 years that a government has been defeated in three by-elections on the same day.
The reopened investigation concerns a Christmas party held in December 2020 in the headquarters of the governing Conservative Party which was organised by staff working on a mayoral election campaign.
International environment minister Zac Goldsmith resigned, saying Britain had lost its global leadership role on climate issues, rejecting attempts to frame his resignation as a reaction to a request to apologise regarding comments about the ‘Partygate’ investigation.
British lawmakers approved a damning report that found the ex-prime minister had lied about gatherings that broke UK pandemic rules.
He is the first politician to give evidence at an inquiry that seeks to lay bare mistakes made and lessons to be learned from the UK’s handling of Covid.
The privileges committee – the main disciplinary body for lawmakers – said he should now be stripped of having automatic access to parliament.
The first phase of the inquiry is due to focus on the UK’s resilience and preparedness in the face of the global health emergency.
After three MPs from ruling Conservative Party quit, including Johnson, Labour leader Keir Starmer said Prime Minister Rishi Sunak ‘must finally find a backbone, call an election … this farce must stop’.
The ex-PM accused opponents of trying to drive him out after he received results of a probe over misleading statements he made on Covid rule breaches.
Sustaining both nations’ support for Ukraine in its war against Russia will feature heavily when the leaders meet at the White House on Thursday, according to Sunak’s spokesman.
The probe, set up by Johnson himself when he was still PM, is set to investigate the British government’s pandemic preparedness and response.
Immigration has long been a key political issue in the UK, and was one the main battlegrounds of the Brexit referendum in 2016 that saw the country leave the bloc.
Richard Sharp, a Conservative Party donor, helped arrange a loan for then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson in 2021, weeks before he was appointed to the BBC post on the government’s recommendation.
The issue of Conservative MPs taking second jobs has been provoking fresh controversy as Britons endure the worst cost-of-living crisis in decades.
The House of Commons voted 515-29 to back a key portion of the deal with the EU to rewrite the post-Brexit rules on Northern Ireland trade.
Former British prime minister Boris Johnson mounted a robust defence at a hearing that could damage or even end his tumultuous political career.
The former leader, however, rejected the accusation he had deliberately lied to the House.
Around 2,000 protesters, many carrying signs and bearing trade union logos, marched towards Downing Street, the prime minister’s official residence. Other protests took place in Scotland and Wales.
The Gary Lineker crisis that engulfed the BBC last weekend brought to a head an increasingly acrimonious row about impartiality at the public-funded British broadcaster.
The offer still needs to be put to a vote among union members working for the health service. The offer includes additional pay for 2022/23 and a pay settlement for 2023/24.
Lineker was suspended from Match of the Day over a Twitter post that compared politicians’ language about migrants to that used in Nazi Germany.
Australia’s domestic spy agency said online targeting of people working in Australia’s defense industry has risen since September 2021 when the Aukus alliance was announced.