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#Boris Johnson

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Boris Johnson promises ‘good solution’ to Irish border in formal Brexit plan

Johnson’s comments follow the fall-out from the UK’s proposal to replace the backstop with a series of customs posts.

# boris-johnson - Monday 30 September, 2019

Downing Street denies claim that Johnson squeezed thigh of female journalist at private lunch

A senior Tory minister has said he “entirely trusts” what Charlotte Edwardes has to say.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Boris Johnson says he won't resign to avoid delaying Brexit as Tory conference kicks off

Speaking to the BBC, Johnson also defended his recent parliamentary language.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Labour's priority is to prevent no-deal Brexit before seeking general election, Corbyn says

Corbyn told reporters today he stood ready to lead an interim government if Johnson was forced from No 10.

The UK is in 'uncharted constitutional waters' yet again - so what are the prospects for a written constitution?

Boris Johnson’s attempt to prorogue parliament shows the need for a written constitution, some argue.

Boris Johnson referred to police watchdog over links to American businesswoman

Downing Street denounced the referral as a “nakedly political put-up job”.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 26 September, 2019

John Major accuses Boris Johnson of 'wilfully' destroying prospects of Brexit agreement

The former prime minister said Johnson was whipping up “fear and anger” for electoral purposes.

Boris Johnson stands firm and ignores appeals to apologise over Jo Cox comments

There have been calls from UK parliamentarians on all sides to tackle a “toxic” political culture.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Boris Johnson criticised for using name of murdered MP Jo Cox to sell Brexit Language This post contains videos

Boris Johnson criticised for using name of murdered MP Jo Cox to sell Brexit

Several MPs had said Johnson should moderate his language in memory of Cox.

A bullish Boris Johnson refuses to apologise and again says the Supreme Court 'was wrong' Westminster Showdown This post contains videos

A bullish Boris Johnson refuses to apologise and again says the Supreme Court 'was wrong'

Johnson was speaking after the Supreme Court said he had acted unlawfully.

As it happened: Angry exchanges in Commons as Attorney General declares 'parliament is dead'

“The time is coming when even these turkeys won’t be able to prevent Christmas,” Attorney General geoffrey Cox told MPs.

Amidst crisis at home, Johnson talks 'limbless chickens' and 'pink-eyed terminators' in UN speech Listen Here This post contains videos

Amidst crisis at home, Johnson talks 'limbless chickens' and 'pink-eyed terminators' in UN speech

The prime minister’s speech to the UN General Assembly warned of technology’s capacity to control citizens.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Taoiseach tells Boris Johnson there is still a 'very wide gap' between UK and EU on Brexit deal

Leo Varadkar met Boris Johnson in New York today.

As it happened: Boris Johnson under pressure to resign as Supreme Court rules prorogation was illegal

The ruling was the worst possible outcome for Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Boris Johnson 'strongly disagrees' with Supreme Court ruling but parliament set to return tomorrow

Johnson said his hope to get a Brexit deal isn’t “made much easier by this kind of stuff in parliament or in the courts”.

UK Supreme Court ruling on legality of Boris Johnson suspending parliament due today

The Prime Minister has insisted that proroguing parliament was a routine thing to do.

# boris-johnson - Monday 23 September, 2019

Taoiseach and Tusk: 'We have not seen proposals from the UK that achieve the objectives of the backstop'

Leo Varadkar met European Council President Donald Tusk this afternoon in New York.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes

“The British have to tell us exactly the architectural nature of this border,” the European Commission president told Sky News, “I don’t like it, a hard border.”

# boris-johnson - Thursday 19 September, 2019

John Major says it's 'striking' that Boris Johnson hasn't rebutted Supreme Court arguments

Lord Pannick argued prorogation was triggered because Johnson saw parliament as a threat to his policies.

Taoiseach expected to meet Boris Johnson in New York next week

“It is now time for Boris Johnson to produce his own proposals in writing – if they exist,” Finland’s prime minister Antti Rinne earlier said.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Coveney on Brexit deadlock: 'We simply haven’t seen any written proposals from the UK to date'

It’s being reported this evening that the UK side are refusing to submit a written document in the ongoing talks.

'Lying to the queen?': Brexit drama turns to Supreme Court over Johnson suspending parliament

A Scottish court ruled last week that proroguing parliament was unlawful, and it’s been appealed to the UK Supreme Court.

# boris-johnson - Monday 16 September, 2019

Boris Johnson pulls out of Luxembourg press conference as he's booed and jeered

A Downing Street spokesperson has also confirmed that EU and UK talks will soon take place daily.

Johnson's Incredible Hulk comparison labelled 'infantile' as he heads for lunch with Juncker

Downing Street has expressed confidence that the meeting will help efforts to find a deal.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Cameron condemns Leave 'liars' while Johnson says Britain 'just like Incredible Hulk'

Extracts of Cameron’s book published today reveal a disdain for Johnson and others from the Leave campaign.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Boris Johnson denies misleading the queen and says NI-Scotland bridge would be 'very good' Across The Water This post contains videos

Boris Johnson denies misleading the queen and says NI-Scotland bridge would be 'very good'

Yesterday, a Scottish court found that Johnson’s prorogation was “unlawful”.

'Time to level with people': Coveney says customs checks after no-deal will be temporary and away from the border

He said a timeline for how long the checks would be operational will have to be agreed.

Belfast court says it can't rule on no-deal Brexit case as it 'belongs to the world of politics'

Lord Justice McCloskey said: “Virtually all of the assembled evidence belongs in the world of politics.”

Road blocks, protests and a hard border: UK's Northern Ireland plans 'likely to prove unsustainable'

Businesses in the North are likely to face an immediate adverse effect from a no-deal, according to the Yellowhammer documents.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

A Scottish court declared prorogation unlawful - so what happens next?

All eyes are now on an appeal to the UK Supreme Court.

Mary Lou says Boris Brexit 'fantasy' is 'profoundly stupid and immeasurably dangerous'

She told her party’s away day in Louth that the Irish government cannot blink as too much is at stake.

UK govt to appeal Scottish court ruling that suspension of parliament was 'unlawful'

This case was initially brought by SNP MP Joanna Cherry.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Northern Ireland-only backstop ruled out by Boris Johnson, says DUP

The party met with the UK prime minister today.

'Shame on you': Chaos in House of Commons as MPs attempt to block suspension of parliament

The five-week suspension of parliament began in the early hours of this morning.

MPs reject Boris Johnson's second attempt to call general election

Parliament will be suspended and will resume on 14 October.

# boris-johnson - Monday 9 September, 2019

As it happened: Boris Johnson faces parliament opposition ahead of prorogation

It’s another busy night of Brexit. Follow here for the latest updates.

As it happened: No breakthroughs as Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar met in Dublin

There’s still plenty more Brexit action to come today. Stay with us for updates.

What happens during a prorogation ceremony?

The UK parliament is set to be suspended, but not before a formal ceremony.

Why did Leo Varadkar tell Boris Johnson that Ireland could be the UK's 'Athena'?

We look at what the Taoiseach could have been implying when talking about the Greek goddess.

'Significant gaps remain' after Boris Johnson's meeting with Leo Varadkar

“This problem of Brexit was not, to be perfectly frank, a conundrum that Ireland ever wished for,” Johnson said in Dublin today.