Boris Johnson

British Conservative Party politician and former Foreign Secretary

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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. Johnson is a candidate for leader of the Conservative Party, and thus Prime Minister, in the 2019 leadership contest.

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Was likely next PM telling the truth when he said his bicycle was stolen just after Sadiq Khan became mayor, or when he said it had been written off?
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Change UK leader claims former colleague should be prime minister but has 'history of not stepping up', as she labels Boris Johnson 'clown on a zip wire'
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Warning comes as Tory leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are blamed for slump in value of sterling
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The European Union is bracing for either a no-deal Brexit or another delay if Boris Johnson becomes Britain's prime minister next week with a pledge to..
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If Boris Johnson becomes British prime minister next week, he could send lawmakers home for up to two weeks in October to prevent them stopping a no-deal Brexit..
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The European Union is bracing for either a no-deal Brexit or another delay if Boris Johnson becomes Britain's prime minister next week with a pledge to..
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Next PM will be told in ‘no uncertain terms’ that axing backstop amounts to no deal Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt’s Brexit plan to axe the Irish border..
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Tory leadership hopefuls state they would axe Irish backstop
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Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister next week, has become more radical on the issue of the Irish backstop making..
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Frontrunner for No 10 accused of 'promoting hatred' after claiming a 'Muslim grievance' has fuelled virtually every conflict
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At one point, Johnson claimed the US farming industry would agree to regulate itself to keep Britain happy. The man is a joke.
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All other options – demanding a fresh deal, tweaking Theresa May's failed deal, pursuing a no-deal Brexit, or a general election – branded 'dead ends'
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The frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister, Boris Johnson, said on Monday that the leader of the main opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, was..
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Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain's prime minister this month, declined to say on Monday whether his girlfriend would live with him in the..
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The leading candidate to become Britain's next Prime Minister, lawmaker Boris Johnson, said on Monday he would not currently back the United States if it took..
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Conservative leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have condemned Donald Trump's attack on a group of congresswomen - but neither would go as far..
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Both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt attacked threat of media prosecutions – but the prime minister 'won't comment'
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Trade secretary says there are potential complications and no deal can be agreed pre-Brexit The international trade secretary, Liam Fox, has said a post-Brexit..
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Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister would want to meet U.S. President Donald Trump within the first two months of becoming..
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Speaking at People's Vote rally in Boris Johnson's constituency, the shadow foreign secretary denounces the probable new PM as 'dangerous and lazy'
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Lawyers for the businesswoman and campaigner have written to the probable future PM to warn that prorogation would be unlawful
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US President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Iran nuclear deal in 2018 was to spite his predecessor Barack Obama, according to a leaked memo written by..
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Government insider predicts Conservatives' command of Commons will ebb long before 2022 election
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More voters view Boris Johnson as a buffoon than a statesman, a new poll has found. And the survey found that only one in five believe that he can get a better..
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The Conservative leadership frontrunner sticks to his line on trade after no-deal Brexit, despite a torrid grilling by Andrew Neil
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Prosecution of newspapers for publishing the leaked messages of the UK's ambassador in Washington would amount to an "infringement of press freedom", Boris..
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Johnson, frontrunner in Tory leadership race, admitted he 'did not know' detail of WTO rule he planned to invoke
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The two candidates vying to become Britain's next prime ministeron Friday said that they believe the EU will agree on a Brexit deal this year without the..
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Boris Johnson has demanded the Northern Ireland backstop is removed and deleted before he could accept the withdrawal agreement as a basis for Britain’s..
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Meanwhile, Jeremy Hunt was told off like the school head boy — and he very nearly even said sorry
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Boris Johnson, frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, denied he was responsible for the resignation of the ambassador to Washington but admitted his..
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Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, said on Friday a misrepresented version of his remarks - rather than his actual words - had..
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Boris Johnson has admitted his TV comments on Kim Darroch were "a factor in his resignation" – but insisted the former US ambassador was given a false account.
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But leadership rival Boris Johnson says the UK will leave the EU on 31 October "come what may".
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House of Lords will vote on proposal to ensure MPs have an opportunity to vote in the weeks before the Halloween deadline
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Greg Clark is one of a clutch of senior ministers expected to return to the backbenches if Boris Johnson takes power
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'I think the president's tweets could perhaps be more diplomatic, there's no doubt about that'
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Boris Johnson vowed to stand up for Britain's diplomats around the world and take a robust approach toward U.S. President Donald Trump if he succeeds in becoming..
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The ambassadorial resignation row is now a full-blown proxy war
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'So she will let Boris Johnson drive her home after all - so long as it's in a ministerial limo'
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Liz Truss says appointing next US envoy a job for Theresa May's successor
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One supporter of the likely successor accused the prime minister of being "in denial" about the fact she must soon hand over reins of power
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The frontrunner for PM was accused by a Foreign Office minister of 'throwing the ambassador under a bus'
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Boris Johnson is facing a furious backlash after Britain’s ambassador to the US quit following the leak of diplomatic dispatches critical of Donald Trump’s..
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Boris Johnson has been accused of throwing the UK's top diplomat in the US under the bus after Sir Kim Darroch quit over a row with Donald Trump. The UK's..
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Tory rebel 'hopeful' the Lords will drive through changes to prevent prorogation - and a no-deal Brexit
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Boris Johnson, frontrunner to become next prime minister, would be the "patsy" of U.S. President Donald Trump if his lack of support for British ambassador Kim..
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The UK's Ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch, has resigned his post after being slammed by President Donald Trump over confidential comments leaked..
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Kim Darroch is a superb diplomat and public servants should not be dragged into the political agenda, Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become prime minister,..
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Boris Johnson, the leading contender to be Britain's next prime minister, said on Wednesday it would be "very odd" to give the judiciary a say over Brexit,..
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Boris Johnson threw Britain's ambassador to Washington "under the bus" when he refused to back the envoy in his row with Donald Trump, junior Foreign Office..
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London — Former British prime minister John Major said on Wednesday that he is ready to go to court to block a new leader from suspending parliament and..
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British ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch resigned after seeing likely future prime minister Boris Johnson refuse to back him over leaked criticism of Donald..
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Former British prime minister John Major vowed on Wednesday to go to court to block his party colleague Boris Johnson from suspending parliament and dragging the..
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Extraordinary threat by former Tory prime minister opens up new front in campaign to stop prorogation in run up to 31 October deadline
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Boris Johnson stood accused Tuesday of having nothing to offer Britain but "blind optimism" as he and his rival for the premiership clashed over Brexit..
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