September 23, 2021

UK Reshuffle: Boris Johnson fires Gavin Williamson as he rings cabinet changes

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From BBC Boris Johnson has fired a string of cabinet ministers – and promoted new faces to replace them – in a major reshuffle. The prime minister sacked under-fire Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and moved Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to the justice department. Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary Priti Patel keep their jobs. But […]

London property prices have stuttered under Sadiq

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From James Lockett Research by the leading mortgage broker for global high-net-worths, Enness Global Mortgages, has revealed how house prices have performed under the last three London Mayors, ahead of Thursday’s mayoral election. Enness analysed house price growth from the start and end of each term running back over the last five terms and three individuals […]

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 […]

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