Boris Johnson suffers major setback
02 August 2019 | 1:08 pm
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives are now down to a one seat majority. The results of a Welsh by-election will make life difficult for Johnson.
25 May 2020
Dominic Cummings, who is credited with delivering Boris Johnson's premiership and Brexit policy, flouted lockdown rules while exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, a report revealed. Opposition parties demand his resignation.
27 Jul 2020
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to change the country's treason laws, reported the Mail on Sunday newspaper. Rising tensions with Moscow are thought to be behind the biggest shakeup since 1695.
8 Sep 2020
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has threatened to pull out of trade talks with the European Union if an agreement is not struck by mid-October. He has also hinted that he could back out of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
16 Nov 2020
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms in a Twitter video that he has been asked to self-isolate for 14 days by the UK's test and trace system after coming into contact with someone who had Covid-19.
17 Nov 2020
The British prime minister has taken the precautionary measure after coming in contact with a lawmaker who has since tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes as Britain and the EU hope to clinch a last-minute deal.
8 Dec 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to head to Brussels for further talks after a lengthy phone call with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The pair said significant differences remained.
23 Dec 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resists calls to tighten coronavirus restrictions over Christmas, as London faces stricter measures and concern grows about rising case number, but encourages people across the UK to "think hard and in detail about the days ahead and whether you can do more to protect yourself and others".
2 Jan 2021
Stanley Johnson, the father of the pro-Brexit UK prime minister, says he'll apply for French citizenship in the wake of Britain's exit from the European Union.
10 Jan 2021
As case numbers continue to climb, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has declared a lockdown for England until mid-February. All nonessential shops will be closed, along with schools and universities.
30 Jan 2021
The coronavirus and a row over Brexit have strained internal UK ties. Scotland's leader, Nicola Sturgeon, questioned whether the trip was "really essential" during a lockdown.
21 Mar 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says "it's the best thing for you, the best thing for your family and for everybody else" after receiving a first dose of AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine. de Boris Johnson après avoir reçu une première dose du vaccin Covid d'AstraZeneca
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