December 3, 2020

Boris Johnson is showing western politicians how to win

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By Andrew Sullivan From New York Mag The sea of Tory blue seats that now envelop Labour’s heartlands on the electoral map of Britain is one kind of future for Western democracies. Unleashed by a revolt by ordinary people to take back control of their own laws and rebuild national sovereignty, and by their insistence […]

UK: Election results 2019: Boris Johnson returns to power with big majority

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From BBC Boris Johnson will return to Downing Street with a big majority after the Conservatives swept aside Labour in its traditional heartlands. With just a handful of seats left to declare in the general election, the BBC forecasts a Tory majority of 78. The prime minister said it would give him a mandate to […]

Hugh Grant’s withering response to Boris Johnson’s Love Actually spoof video [& Jeremy Corbyn’s Cayman’s ‘money tree’]

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By Press Association Hugh Grant has given a withering response to the Love Actually spoof campaign video by the British Conservatives. The clip sees Boris Johnson emulating a scene from the 2003 Christmas film by silently holding up Brexit-themed messages to a woman at her front door after pretending to be a carol singer. Grant, […]

UK: Leaders in pre-election clash over NHS, Brexit and economy

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From BBC Political parties are readying themselves for a general election campaign after MPs voted for a 12 December poll Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed over the NHS, Brexit and leadership at the last Prime Minister’s Questions before the general election. The Labour leader said voters had a “once in a generation” chance […]

Boris Johnson says EU has had ‘bellyful’ of Brexit process

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The EU has had “a bellyful” of the Brexit process and wants to get a deal, Boris Johnson has told the BBC. He told Laura Kuenssberg it was “fed up with endless delays” and wanted to move onto the next phase of trade talks. Brexit would happen on 31 October, he insisted, despite a new […]

Dad who died in cruise ship fall mixed with Boris Johnson and Bob Geldof

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By Paul Harper From METRO UK A father-of-two who drowned after falling off a cruise ship on the Virgin Islands has been identified as London businessman Jon Pfahl. Mr Pfahl, 37, was a passenger on the Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of Seas when he fell into the water between St Thomas and St Kitts on Wednesday […]

UK: The Lib Dems are set to punish the Conservatives in Britain’s next election — but it could be a ‘blessing in disguise’ for Boris Johnson

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By Adam Payne From Business Insider The Lib Dems are targeting swathes of seats held by Conservatives at the next general election. The anti-Brexit party led by Jo Swinson believes an election will happen this autumn. Party figures and MPs tell Business Insider they are confident that the Tories’ embrace of Boris Johnson and no-deal […]

UK: Tory rebels threaten Boris Johnson after majority cut to one

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From The Guardian UK Prime minister faces losing control of parliament after Lib Dem byelection win Boris Johnson faced a grave threat to his control of parliament on Friday as he was warned that Conservative rebels could cross the House of Commons to foil Brexit in the aftermath of a byelection that reduced his working majority […]

Cayman: Statement regarding Boris Johnson as next UK Prime Minister By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA

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23-7-2019 I and the people of the Cayman Islands congratulate The Right Honourable Boris Johnson on his election as Leader of the Conservative Party and on becoming the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. I had the pleasure of first meeting Mr. Johnson in October 2017 at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. He […]

Boris Johnson says a no-deal Brexit would be ‘vanishingly inexpensive’

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By Adam Blenkov From Business Insider Boris Johnson claims a no-deal Brexit will be “vanishingly inexpensive.” His rival for prime minister, Jeremy Hunt, accuses him of “peddling optimism.” The two men clashed during a fiery televised leadership debate. Johnson is the current favourite to replace Theresa May as prime minister later this month. A no-deal […]