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Boris Johnson demands Taliban guarantee of safe passage for people fleeing Afghanistan after 31 August pullout of US troops
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Boris Johnson demands Taliban guarantee of safe passage for people fleeing Afghanistan after 31 August pullout of US troops

Boris Johnson demanded a guarantee from the Taliban of safe passage for those wanting to leave Afghanistan, after US president Joe Biden resisted pressure at a virtual G7 summit to extend the deadline for the withdrawal of American troops beyond 31 August. The prime minister was speaking shortly after chairing a virtual summit of the G7 at which he and allies including Emmanuel...

Ministers accused of putting staff at risk by not wearing masks in Commons
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Ministers accused of putting staff at risk by not wearing masks in Commons

Cabinet ministers have been accused of undermining Covid advice and putting MPs’ and parliamentary staff’s safety at risk by declining to wear masks, as they packed the Commons chamber full to debate Afghanistan’s takeover by the Taliban. Just two government frontbenchers chose to wear a face covering when parliament was recalled on Wednesday – the...

Boris Johnson deflects Electoral Commission probe into flat makeover: ‘Matter for the Conservative Party’
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Boris Johnson deflects Electoral Commission probe into flat makeover: ‘Matter for the Conservative Party’

Boris Johnson is insisting he is not personally in the frame for possible “offences” in the funding of his lavish flat makeover, after a watchdog launched an investigation. Downing Street said the prime minister would cooperate with the Electoral Commission’s inquiry, but added: “This is a specific matter for the Conservative Party.” The comment comes despite an expert warning...

Boris Johnson will not apologise for false attack on Labour in Commons
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Boris Johnson will not apologise for false attack on Labour in Commons

Boris Johnson will not apologise after falsely accusing Labour in the House of Commons of voting against his EU trade deal, the prime minister’s press secretary has indicated. The press secretary accepted that it was “a matter of public record” that – contrary to the PM’s claims – Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and his party voted for the Christmas Eve...

Boris Johnson announcement: PM to address nation from No10 with four major Covid changes
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Boris Johnson announcement: PM to address nation from No10 with four major Covid changes

The Prime Minister is expected to update the British public on rules surrounding lockdown, social distancing, holidays and vaccine passports. Speaking on Monday, Mr Johnson will outline whether England can move onto the next phase of the roadmap. The UK Government has already dropped the strict “stay at home” message and allowed groups of six...

Boris Johnson ‘happy’ to take either AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine when his turn comes
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Boris Johnson ‘happy’ to take either AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine when his turn comes

Boris Johnson is confident that both the AstraZeneca and Pfizervaccines against Covid-19 are “safe and effective” and would be willing to take either when he is called to get his jab, Downing Street has said. The expression of faith in the vaccines came as some European nations – including the Republic of Ireland – temporarily suspended use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca product after reports...

Boris Johnson’s decision to stand-by Priti Patel after bullying report triggers legal action
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Boris Johnson’s decision to stand-by Priti Patel after bullying report triggers legal action

A union representing senior civil servants has announced it is launching a judicial review seeking to “overturn” Boris Johnson’s ruling that Priti Patel did not breach the ministerial code. The intervention comes after the decision by the prime minister last year to disregard the conclusions of an internal investigation into the home secretary’s behaviour written by his independent ethics adviser....