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#Boris Johnson

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Boris Johnson's communications chief resigns in Downing Street power struggle
# Lee Cain
# Lee Cain

Boris Johnson's communications chief resigns in Downing Street power struggle

Nov 11th 2020, 10:44 PM 40,167 Views 20 Comments

Lee Cain has announced his resignation despite being offered the position as the prime minister’s chief of staff.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Johnson tweet congratulating Joe Biden appears to have hidden reference to Trump
# US Election
# US Election

Johnson tweet congratulating Joe Biden appears to have hidden reference to Trump

Nov 10th 2020, 2:14 PM 60,583 Views 27 Comments

A ‘technical error’ is said to be responsible for the situation.

UK government vows to press on with Brexit bill despite Lords defeat
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK government vows to press on with Brexit bill despite Lords defeat

Nov 10th 2020, 7:42 AM 25,696 Views 24 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney told BBC2’s Newsnight the UK government’s stance had “undermined trust”.

# boris-johnson - Monday 9 November, 2020

Coveney: Biden victory could give Downing Street 'pause for thought' as Brexit talks near end
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney: Biden victory could give Downing Street 'pause for thought' as Brexit talks near end

Nov 9th 2020, 9:37 AM 21,680 Views 31 Comments

Coveney described Biden as a “real friend to Ireland” who has made clear his position on the Good Friday Agreement.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 7 November, 2020

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks
# Brexit Trade Talks
# Brexit Trade Talks

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks

Updated Nov 7th 2020, 3:43 PM 22,896 Views 21 Comments

The briefing is seen as a key moment in the discussions after negotiations derailed in October.

# boris-johnson - Monday 2 November, 2020

Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning
# Centenary
# Centenary

Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning

Nov 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 21,849 Views 27 Comments

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been involved in meetings planning the centenary events.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 31 October, 2020

England faces stringent national lockdown under plans being considered by Boris Johnson
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

England faces stringent national lockdown under plans being considered by Boris Johnson

Oct 31st 2020, 7:34 AM 31,094 Views 25 Comments

Johnson is expected to announce the measures at a press conference on Monday, according to The Times.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Boris Johnson faces Tory demands for ‘road map’ out of lockdown in northern England
# Tier 3
# Tier 3

Boris Johnson faces Tory demands for ‘road map’ out of lockdown in northern England

Oct 27th 2020, 3:53 PM 11,385 Views 5 Comments

The number of deaths involving Covid-19 registered in England and Wales has risen for the sixth week in a row.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

UK government urged to support areas facing restrictions after 'grubby, take-it-or-leave-it' deal for Manchester
# Tier 3
# Tier 3

UK government urged to support areas facing restrictions after 'grubby, take-it-or-leave-it' deal for Manchester

Oct 21st 2020, 1:34 PM 14,329 Views 5 Comments

South Yorkshire will be the latest region to be put under Tier 3 of restrictions.

Michel Barnier says Boris Johnson must be willing to compromise too as deal remains 'within reach'
# Clock Is Ticking
# Clock Is Ticking

Michel Barnier says Boris Johnson must be willing to compromise too as deal remains 'within reach'

Oct 21st 2020, 11:28 AM 11,731 Views 15 Comments

The transition period in which to agree a trade deal between the EU and UK ends on 31 December.

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat
# Opinion
# Opinion

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat

Oct 21st 2020, 8:45 AM 40,582 Views 64 Comments

The trade arrangements in place between Australia and the EU are nothing like a free-trade deal, writes Neale Richmond.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Greater Manchester to face stringent restrictions after talks to reach support deal with Westminster fail
# Time Is Running Out
# Time Is Running Out

Greater Manchester to face stringent restrictions after talks to reach support deal with Westminster fail

Updated Oct 20th 2020, 3:19 PM 35,251 Views 13 Comments

Regional leaders are locked into a battle with the government in Westminster as new restrictions loom.

EU 'remains available' for talks but Johnson to warn businesses to be ready for no trade deal
# Impasse
# Impasse

EU 'remains available' for talks but Johnson to warn businesses to be ready for no trade deal

Oct 20th 2020, 7:14 AM 13,776 Views 13 Comments

The latest impasse over Brexit comes with only 10 weeks left to secure a post-Brexit transition trade deal.

# boris-johnson - Friday 16 October, 2020

Explainer: What's going on in Manchester and why are politicians rejecting government-imposed lockdown?
# Northern Revolt
# Northern Revolt

Explainer: What's going on in Manchester and why are politicians rejecting government-imposed lockdown?

Oct 16th 2020, 9:00 PM 32,641 Views 11 Comments

Regional revolt is threatening Boris Johnson’s pandemic plans.

Brexit: UK negotiator tells EU there is 'no basis' for further trade talks following EU summit
# Brexit Trade Deal
# Brexit Trade Deal

Brexit: UK negotiator tells EU there is 'no basis' for further trade talks following EU summit

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 5:30 PM 71,060 Views 99 Comments

The Taoiseach has emphasised the importance of securing an agreement on fisheries if there was to be an overall trade deal.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

British government awards post-Brexit freight contracts worth £77.6m to four ferry companies
# Supplies
# Supplies

British government awards post-Brexit freight contracts worth £77.6m to four ferry companies

Oct 13th 2020, 11:26 AM 45,160 Views 22 Comments

The government said the arrangement will ensure vital supplies continue to be delivered to the UK whatever the outcome of negotiations.

MPs to vote on Johnson's three-level Covid plan amid fallout over 'ignored' circuit breaker advice
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

MPs to vote on Johnson's three-level Covid plan amid fallout over 'ignored' circuit breaker advice

Updated Oct 13th 2020, 10:22 AM 27,387 Views 23 Comments

The idea of a “short, hard lockdown” has also been mooted here.

# boris-johnson - Monday 12 October, 2020

Explainer: What are England's new Covid-19 restrictions, and how do they compare to Ireland?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: What are England's new Covid-19 restrictions, and how do they compare to Ireland?

Oct 12th 2020, 7:02 PM 40,317 Views 12 Comments

The new restrictions are expected to become law on Wednesday.

Liverpool to face toughest English lockdown as Boris Johnson outlines three-tier Covid-19 plan
# Number 10
# Number 10

Liverpool to face toughest English lockdown as Boris Johnson outlines three-tier Covid-19 plan

Updated Oct 12th 2020, 4:21 PM 52,648 Views 40 Comments

The new system of restrictions in England will designate medium, high and very high risk areas.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Boris Johnson phones Angela Merkel as Brexit deal deadline looms
# Close Call
# Close Call

Boris Johnson phones Angela Merkel as Brexit deal deadline looms

Oct 11th 2020, 7:54 PM 35,505 Views 34 Comments

Johnson spoke to the French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Boris Johnson holds last-minute Brexit talks with Macron
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Boris Johnson holds last-minute Brexit talks with Macron

Oct 10th 2020, 4:30 PM 36,427 Views 50 Comments

Johnson spoke with the French leader by phone today.

North of England leaders call for more cash as further lockdowns loom with three-level system of restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

North of England leaders call for more cash as further lockdowns loom with three-level system of restrictions

Updated Oct 10th 2020, 3:07 PM 32,861 Views 25 Comments

Ireland has a five-level system, with the whole country currently under Level 3.

# boris-johnson - Monday 5 October, 2020

Covid-19 cases soar in dozens of areas in England following spreadsheet error
# Excel
# Excel

Covid-19 cases soar in dozens of areas in England following spreadsheet error

Oct 5th 2020, 2:17 PM 37,407 Views 30 Comments

Nearly 16,000 cases of the virus went unreported because of a technical error with an Excel spreadsheet.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Boris Johnson says EU-UK trade deal 'there to be done'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson says EU-UK trade deal 'there to be done'

Oct 4th 2020, 3:32 PM 21,566 Views 16 Comments

Intense talks are now set to take place in coming days in a bid to reach a deal.

Poll: As the EU and the UK enter last-ditch talks, do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal?
# End Game
# End Game

Poll: As the EU and the UK enter last-ditch talks, do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal?

Oct 4th 2020, 9:15 AM 56,257 Views 47 Comments

Both sides agreed to renew their efforts to reach a compromise yesterday.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 3 October, 2020

UK and EU promise 'intensive' negotiations in bid to reach agreement on key issues
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU promise 'intensive' negotiations in bid to reach agreement on key issues

Updated Oct 3rd 2020, 3:35 PM 34,007 Views 23 Comments

Yesterday, Ursula von der Leyen warned that time was running out.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Boris Johnson to hold press conference as UK records biggest ever rise in new cases
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson to hold press conference as UK records biggest ever rise in new cases

Sep 30th 2020, 7:17 AM 35,574 Views 4 Comments

The UK Prime Minister will take part in the Downing Street press conference today.

# boris-johnson - Monday 28 September, 2020

Boris Johnson faces looming Tory revolt over Covid-19 restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Boris Johnson faces looming Tory revolt over Covid-19 restrictions

Sep 28th 2020, 12:19 PM 28,988 Views 5 Comments

More than 50 Conservatives have signed up to an amendment calling for MPs to be given a greater role in deciding on new coronavirus measures.

Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal
# No Deal
# No Deal

Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal

Sep 28th 2020, 7:29 AM 24,256 Views 28 Comments

It’s set to be a big week in Brussels, as the UK and the EU resume talks.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Johnson issues plea for 'spirit of togetherness' but warns of 'difficult' winter ahead in televised address
# New Restrictions
# New Restrictions

Johnson issues plea for 'spirit of togetherness' but warns of 'difficult' winter ahead in televised address

Sep 22nd 2020, 8:19 PM 26,792 Views 29 Comments

The British Prime Minister said tonight that “freedom loving” Britons had helped to create a new surge of Covid-19.

Boris Johnson announces tough new restrictions that could stay in place 'for six months'
# Second Wave
# Second Wave

Boris Johnson announces tough new restrictions that could stay in place 'for six months'

Updated Sep 22nd 2020, 1:35 PM 95,819 Views 45 Comments

Weddings are to be reduced to 15 people and penalties for not wearing face coverings are to be increased.

Covid-19: UK government urges people to work from home with fresh restrictions set to be announced
# Last Order Please
# Last Order Please

Covid-19: UK government urges people to work from home with fresh restrictions set to be announced

Updated Sep 22nd 2020, 8:51 AM 25,174 Views 22 Comments

Boris Johnson will announce new measures in a TV address later this evening.

Boris Johnson to address Commons as UK braces for 'tough six months'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Boris Johnson to address Commons as UK braces for 'tough six months'

Sep 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 18,003 Views 9 Comments

Johnson will set out steps to tackle a second wave of coronavirus when he appears before MPs today.

# boris-johnson - Monday 21 September, 2020

UK at coronavirus ‘tipping point’ with risk of 50,000 daily cases by mid-October
# Winter
# Winter

UK at coronavirus ‘tipping point’ with risk of 50,000 daily cases by mid-October

Updated Sep 21st 2020, 7:30 PM 53,271 Views 58 Comments

Boris Johnson is expected to announce new measures to curb the spread of the virus tomorrow.

'Completely untrue': Downing Street strongly denies Italian newspaper report that Boris Johnson was in Perugia
# That's Amore
# That's Amore

'Completely untrue': Downing Street strongly denies Italian newspaper report that Boris Johnson was in Perugia

Sep 21st 2020, 10:47 AM 86,163 Views 7 Comments

The claim was contained in an article in Italian newspaper La Republica.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Neale Richmond: Brexit was no one hit wonder - the Tory party fostered this toxic sentiment over many years
# Opinion
# Opinion

Neale Richmond: Brexit was no one hit wonder - the Tory party fostered this toxic sentiment over many years

Sep 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 27,324 Views 32 Comments

Neale Richmond says the UK has become a slave to insular thinking and it has led them to Brexit and the current mess it has caused.

# boris-johnson - Friday 18 September, 2020

Brexit: Ursula von der Leyen remaining positive despite Boris Johnson's 'unpleasant surprise'
# Across The Channel
# Across The Channel

Brexit: Ursula von der Leyen remaining positive despite Boris Johnson's 'unpleasant surprise'

Sep 18th 2020, 11:22 AM 21,137 Views 13 Comments

Von der Leyen said the UK Internal Market Bill had “distracted very strongly” from the upcoming deadline.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Brexit: Senior US politicians write to Boris Johnson over his efforts to 'flout the Northern Ireland protocol'
# Weighing In
# Weighing In

Brexit: Senior US politicians write to Boris Johnson over his efforts to 'flout the Northern Ireland protocol'

Sep 16th 2020, 7:01 AM 43,611 Views 42 Comments

The UK Internal Market Bill cleared its first Commons hurdle on Monday despite deep misgivings among Johnson’s party.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Opinion: Boris and his friends are living in a post-truth 'Alice and Brexitland'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Boris and his friends are living in a post-truth 'Alice and Brexitland'

Sep 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 37,672 Views 49 Comments

Former ambassador Bobby McDonagh says Johnson’s team have used every excuse to cover their breach of international law, short of the PM eating his own homework.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 12 September, 2020

EU is threatening 'blockade' on British food to Northern Ireland and to 'carve up' the UK, Boris Johnson says
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU is threatening 'blockade' on British food to Northern Ireland and to 'carve up' the UK, Boris Johnson says

Sep 12th 2020, 7:33 AM 60,545 Views 113 Comments

Writing in the Telegraph, Johnson has argued in favour of the Bill as rebel Tories mount a plan to amend the legislation.