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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....

Boris Johnson snubbed by Merkel and Macron after requesting phone call
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Boris Johnson snubbed by Merkel and Macron after requesting phone call

Boris Johnson has been snubbed by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron after he requested a phone call with them to try and unblock Brexit talks. A senior EU official said the request for a three-way call on Monday was rejected because all negotiations should go via the European Commission rather than individual leaders. The claim, which is...

Brexit backlash: Boris Johnson ‘forced to cave to EU’ as Tories fear Joe Biden
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Brexit backlash: Boris Johnson ‘forced to cave to EU’ as Tories fear Joe Biden

Joe Biden piled the pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the lead-up to his eventual US election victory last month. While campaigning, the Democrat criticised the UK for its approach to Brexit as the Government infuriated the EU with the Internal Market Bill. Mr Johnson wanted to make changes to the already agreed Northern Ireland protocol, sparking a legal...

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson’s mistakes have cost jobs, lives and taxpayers’ money, says Keir Starmer
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson’s mistakes have cost jobs, lives and taxpayers’ money, says Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of “spraying money” at private companies for PPE and PR while letting down millions of self-employed people and thousands who have lost their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic. In fiery exchanges at prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons, the Labour leader said the government had spent £130m this year on public relations...