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Boris Johnson faces calls to resign over drinks party during Covid-19 lockdown

Boris Johnson faces calls to resign after he admitted attending a drinks party during lockdown. The prime minister apologised for the way he handled the event in the Downing Street garden in May 2020 and said he understood the public’s “rage” over it. Cabinet members including deputy PM Dominic Raab rallied round Mr Johnson. But […]

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United Kingdom: As many as 100 invited to Downing Street “bring-your-own-booze” drinks event during lockdown

As many as 100 people were invited to a “bring-your-own-booze” drinks event in the Downing Street garden during the first lockdown. Reports suggest the PM and his wife attended the gathering on 20 May 2020. But Boris Johnson has declined to say whether he was among those there. The Metropolitan Police said it was in […]

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UK eases testing rules international arrivals, scraps pre-departure PCR test

The rules on testing are to be eased for people travelling to England, the government announced following calls from the travel industry. From 04:00 GMT on Friday, fully vaccinated travellers coming to England will no longer have to take a test before they travel. And from Sunday, rather than taking a PCR test on day […]

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British Brexit Minister David Frost exits Boris Johnson’s government

British Brexit Minister David Frost resigned over disillusionment with the direction of Boris Johnson’s government, dealing a severe blow to the embattled prime minister as the Omicron variant sweeps the country. The resignation of Frost, a core architect of Johnson’s tumultuous Brexit strategy, raised questions about the future tone of the European Union divorce and […]

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‘A tidal wave of omicron is coming’: Boris Johnson urges Covid-19 booster shots

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new effort to get the country coronavirus booster shots by New Year’s Day, saying the region faces a “tidal wave” of new coronavirus infections. In a national broadcast on Sunday, Johnson said the government will try to get boosters to residents 18 and older by the end of […]

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British PM Boris Johnson took part in Christmas quiz last year when indoor mixing was banned

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took part in a Christmas quiz sitting between two colleagues in No 10 when indoor mixing was banned in London last year. The Sunday Mirror published a picture of Mr Johnson at the event, which it said was on 15 December. Downing Street said the prime minister “briefly took part […]

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British PM Boris Johnson apologises for Christmas party blunder

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised and his adviser resigned on Wednesday after a video surfaced showing his staff laughing and joking about a party in Downing Street during a Christmas COVID-19 lockdown last year when such festivities were banned. For more than a week, Johnson and his team have repeated that no rules were […]

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Boris Johnson calls on Emmanuel Macron to take back people who cross Channel to UK

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on France to agree to “take back” people who cross the Channel to the UK. The PM said he had written to French President Emmanuel Macron setting out five steps to “move further and faster” to avoid a repeat of Wednesday’s tragedy where 27 people died. A returns agreement […]

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UK to issue thousands of temporary truck driver visas to ease supply-chain problems

UK on Saturday said it would issue thousands of emergency visas to foreign truck drivers to help fix supply-chain problems that have caused empty supermarket shelves, long lines at gas stations and shuttered pumps. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government had resisted easing immigration rules, despite warnings from businesses that the driver shortage could […]

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‘I change a lot of nappies’: Boris Johnson clears up mystery surrounding how many children he has

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that he has six children, a question he has previously dodged in numerous interviews and press conferences. Speaking to NBC’s Today show on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Johnson was asked by an interviewer if he had six children, to which he replied “yes.” The number of […]

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Johnson are expecting second baby

Boris Johnson and Carrie Johnson are expecting a second child, months after a miscarriage. The prime minister’s wife, 33, announced the news on Instagram, saying she was hoping for a “rainbow baby” this Christmas. She wrote that, while she felt “blessed to be pregnant again”, she had also “felt like a bag of nerves”. Mrs […]

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Boris Johnson, Carrie Symonds wed in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson married Carrie Symonds in a secret wedding at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, PA Media reported. The wedding was reportedly held in front of close friends and family, according to several British newspaper accounts. “Congratulations Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds on your marriage today,” the UK Work and Pensions Secretary Therese […]